There’s a section in this article about Keira Knightley in the October issue of Vogue — she’s on the cover, natch — where the author prompts the actress to scrounge around her handbag. The reason why she’s being the bag lady is because Keira has to prove that she doesn’t use any special makeup or has special tricks to make her look that gorgeous. We were hoping that she did have some tips and tricks so that we could steal them and use them. But no, all she had to say was, “Just use a thin mascara brush. I find with a big mascara brush, you can get a very clumpy finish.” If only using a thin mascara brush would make us look like Keira. But we don’t, and the shoot inside of the actress dressed as a modern day Anna Karenina took our breath away. It’s not like Knightley is any stranger to period films (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, The Duchess, A Dangerous Method) but this Joe Wright directed film looks like it’s taking epic to the next level. The role of the title character was a challenge for sure, but one she relished, saying, “When I reread the book last summer, I went, ‘Oh!’ It’s not a romance at all. I don’t think that Tolstoy is saying this is what you should do for love; quite a lot of the time he is saying the reverse. He hates Anna at certain moments. She is both a villain and a heroine. She can be incredibly vain and manipulative. She is somebody who breaks her own moral code, and yet the shame and disgust she lives with because of that make her fascinating.” We haven’t read the book in a while, but we’re guessing that Keira, dressed in those gorgeous silks and duchesse satins, is what’s going to be fascinating about the film. Those cheekbones are pretty unreal.
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It’s that time of the year again. The leaves are going to start turning soon. Wardrobes are too, to accommodate the changing seasonal trends. It’s a tricky path though, because there’s so much information out there. What we’ve done is gleaned the top 10 trends out of all the tomes of “what to wear” out there and put them on the list. More than anything, these are the 10 trends that our fashion-forward celebrities have been wearing out and about, on magazine covers, in campaigns and for various events and premieres.
1. Burgundy: The plum shade for fall. Anna Wintour put Lady Gaga on the cover of Vogue‘s September issue, so you know it’s a big one for the season.
2. Oversized Coats: Another massive trend this season, be certain that your coat is big enough so it looks voluminous and chic, but not big enough so that you look lost in. Make sure you’re wearing it, and it’s not wearing you. Ashley Olsen got it right on the subscriber cover of Elle UK!
3. Monochrome: This fall trend can be worn in many avatars. Celebrities like Rihanna, Chloe Sevigny and Victoria Beckham have channeled monochrome into different looks — funky, mod and classic. So can you.
4. Modern Country/ Americana: Taylor Swift‘s Vogue cover got this trend spot on. Oversized hats, chunky knits, tweeds have been revived into modern silhouettes. It’s the new nostalgia. Think lots of Rodarte!
5. Capes: When Gwyneth Paltrow wore that white Tom Ford cape and gown to the Academy Awards, there was a collective gasp of … something. Then Lana del Rey wore one to the Met Ball to approval because people started getting used to the idea of capes. Kim Kardashian even wore one in Paris. Yup, it’s big. Read more…
I’ve always been a huge Kate Hudson fan, and am pleased to report that I’m thoroughly satisfied with the styling of her October cover for Harper’s Bazaar. The vintage edge suits her perfectly and if you flip through the slideshow, you’ll see how most of the photographs have that retro touch which works so well. She talks about what a ride it was getting to her 30′s and puts it all into perspective by summarizing, “I shot Almost Famous at 20, and I got married [to musician Chris Robinson, Ryder's father] at 21. I had Ryder at 24 so, you know, a lot happened in my 20s. I was working a lot, and there were times that were extremely tumultuous. So 30 kind of felt like ‘Oh, okay.’ I had a different kind of confidence.” I feel kind of like an underachiever now because I’m a smidgen away from 30 and well … my life isn’t exactly Hudson-esque. Kate also talks about who her go-to gal pal in London is, where she shares a home with fiance and Muse rocker, Matt Bellamy. We’re talking about her Royal Goopness, Gwyneth Paltrow herself, who Kate gushes about, saying, ”She’s been my go-to about where to get things done—grocery shopping, a good mani-pedi, you know, all that. I look up to Gwyneth and how she has been in her life. She’s the real deal.” Right. We’ll be by the Cheetos.
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In the latest issue of Life & Style, Bill and Giuliana Rancic aren’t exactly saying anything earth-shattering about their first couple weeks of being brand new parents to baby Edward Duke — “I had always heard that when you have a baby it completes your life — and it’s true,” she said; and he added, “Every day he’s changing — it’s just remarkable to see.” But in the few quotes we’ve seen from the magazine debut of their son, you can also tell that their happiness is heightened by how long and desperately they’ve worked and waited for this moment. Fertility treatments, breast cancer, getting gestational carrier, reality TV — it’s taken a whole lot to get them to this point, so it’s sort of like they have a right to appreciate this more than your typical celebrity parents. No offense to typical celebrity parents.
“I couldn’t believe that all those years of struggling and the tears actually paid off,” Giuliana told the mag. “Every shot, every doctor’s visit — in the end, when you’re holding your baby in your arms, you forget it all, and it’s worth it.”
Apparently, Giuliana even enjoys changing diapers. “I’d never changed more than a diaper or two in my life,” she said. “Now it’s like the littlest things that make me happy — happier than I’ve ever been.”
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As far as timing goes, this Allure October cover of Blake Lively has it nailed. It comes right on the heels of her wedding to Ryan Reynolds. The lady is looking absolutely glorious too, and the cover shoot is all soft and glowing and everything a new bride would want to look like. The interview was done a month and a half ago but her nesting instincts really came out when she was questioned. ”I’m a very shy person. I can be outgoing, but I’m also very private, ” Lively says, adding, ” I’ve always wanted a big family.” Kids? Hells yes, she replied, saying, “Oh, I’d love 30 if I could.” The dress she’s wearing in the shot is by Marchesa, FYI. Also fortuitous, because guess who designed her wedding gown — Marchesa! Then there’s the part we’re jealous about. She’s talking about her food habits which totally belie her slender frame. Does she exercise? Diet? Not really. She explains, ”I wish I could lie and say that I do something, but …I obviously have plenty of imperfections on my body, but I’d rather have a little bit of cellulite and go do a food trip and try every ice cream place in the South.” South … like South Carolina? We’re making a not-so subtle reference to Charleston, which is where she got married. Nicely done, Allure. Quite a coup!
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Bradley Cooper can’t look anything but hot, and this cover of The Hollywood Reporter — out September 14 — proves that statement. But the photograph also looks quite pensive, probably because it needed to reflect the tone of the piece on the actor inside the magazine. His Hangover director, Todd Phillips, has this to say about him, “He is ridiculously different in real life. People think he is just playing a version of himself, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. He is very vulnerable — insecure is not the right word — and that character is just straight-up confident. And there’s a warmth to him you would never know.” And then comes the revelation that surprises us. Cooper himself reveals, “I don’t drink or do drugs at all anymore. Being sober helps a great deal.” He apparently gave them both up when he was 29 years old, when he realized they were too much for him to handle.
Case in point, this experience, Cooper relates, “I was at a party and deliberately bashed my head on the concrete floor — like, ‘Hey, look how tough I am!’ And I came up, and blood dripped down. And then I did it again. I spent the night at St. Vincent’s Hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up.” Woah. Did you know this about him? We didn’t? We’ve only seen Bradley’s “Sexiest Man Alive ” avatar! The confessional tone of the article continues as he adds, “I was so concerned what you thought of me, how I was coming across, how I would survive the day. I always felt like an outsider. I just lived in my head. I realized I wasn’t going to live up to my potential, and that scared the hell out of me. I thought, ‘Wow, I’m actually gonna ruin my life; I’m really gonna ruin it.’ ” Luckily, he got his act together and proceeded to have a really kick-ass career. Which is what brings him, looking all casually sexy in jeans and a white T-shirt, to this cover. Things worked out for everyone!
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Wearing Italian flag booties and a onesie with a chain printed on it, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle and his mama, Snooki, grace the cover of this week’s People. Not that you’re really paying attention to his outfit at first, ’cause that mug of his is distractingly cute. Which makes up for the fact that most of the quotes Snooki gives about motherhood sound exactly like every other magazine interview with a first-time mother.
“It’s a different kind of love that I never felt before,” she told the magazine. But she also made a promise that pretty much explains why the Jersey Shore is ending at just the right time, following the upcoming season: “When I got pregnant, everything changed. The partying is long gone. I’m a new person.”
Fiance Jionni LaValle and Snooki also explained the origins of their son’s name: Jionni knew a kid in his hometown named Lorenzo, and Dominic is the name of Snooki’s late uncle. “I did it for my dad,” she said.
Another adorable photo of the happy family is available on MTV News.
Related: Snooki Sounds Like The Happiest Mom Ever, And We Get A Peek At Baby Lorenzo!
How supremely chic does Emma Watson look on the cover of the October issue of Glamour? Which one, you ask? Good question — because the actress is on the cover of both Glamour U.K and Glamour U.S‘ October editions. The cover on the left, of Emma looking remarkably elegant in the purple off-shoulder dress is the U.K edition. And she’s talking about her love life, probably because romance is in the air for her, due to her relationship with student, Will Adamovicz. “I wish someone had told me at 15: ‘You accept the love that you think you deserve.’ [a quote from Perks Of Being A Wallflower] I would have approached my relationships completely differently if they had. I like this idea of quality control: that we don’t have to accept just anyone into our lives. People talk about love as though it just happens to you – as though you’re a victim in it all, when actually you can make good choices and bad. But women have a natural tendency to want to nurture and take care of men,” the actress says, adding, “You always think that the guy is going to end up coming around and that you’re going to be the one that saves him – like the Oasis song. Actually I don’t think that you can change other people, but women always hope for the best.” Preach!
She’s singing some of the same tune on her other Glamour cover — the U.S version you see on the right — that’s far edgier than its U.K counterpart, but no less gorgeous. While she discusses her obsession with Lena Dunham, working with a stylist and university life, she also talks about getting caught making out with a “mystery man” at Coachella. It turned out to be boyfriend Will, and Emma says, “… My friend got me tickets for my birthday, and what am I going to say? No, I’m not going to go, because I don’t want to be photographed? But it was a huge crowd, and I thought there was no way anyone could get pictures of me, but somehow they found me. It’s difficult on my dating life, because anyone I get photographed with is automatically my boyfriend. So it just makes it look as if I’ve had, like, 6,000 boyfriends!” Okay, not 6,000 — just one very cute boyfriend. And two awesome covers! Good one, Emma!
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If you thought that Kristen Stewart‘s new Balenciaga campaign was the only couture treat we were going to get currently, you were so fabulously wrong. ‘Cause look who’s eyeing us off the cover of Vogue U.K.‘s new October issue — La K.Stew. This one — shot by Mario Testino — has an air of decadence about it that we love. And trust us, we’ve loved plenty of Kristen’s covers. Her Vanity Fair, for one. Or that Interview special with Charlize Theron. Jalouse with Garrett Hedlund was a whole different kind of sexy too. But this one’s going to be right up there with the rest of our favorites, for sure. This Vogue cover seems a lot more poignant due to the recent developments in her life. We mean of the Rupert Sanders kind and the subsequent backlash from their affair.
This quote for instance, seems quite spookily apt. ”I know that if you haven’t thought about how you want to present a very packaged idea of yourself then it can seem like you lack ambition. But, dude, honestly? I can’t,” says the actress. “People expect it to be easy because there you are, out there, doing the thing that you want and making lots of money out of it. But, you know, I’m not that smooth. I can get clumsy around certain people. Like if I were to sit down and think, ‘OK, I’m really famous, how am I going to conduct myself in public? I wouldn’t know who that person would be! It would be a lot easier if I could, but I can’t.” Another quote given in the snippet is vintage Kristen, and while she is talking about her role in On The Road, it’s strangely applicable to her personal life too. “There is always going to be that seam of people who want things differently to the standardised version,” she said. “It’s not necessarily a rebellious thing, it’s just who they are. That world back then, it just seems freer to me than anything I could ever touch and I’m fully nostalgic for it, even though I wasn’t even alive then, ” states Stewart. “It’s the loyalty aspect of it all. I love being on the periphery with a group of people who have the same values that I do. People who don’t get off on fame, who just like the process of making movies and thrive.” We bet she wishes it was that simple, especially with what’s surrounding her these days.
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Look, we’ll readily admit this — put Daniel Craig on any cover and we will buy it without blinking an eyelid. Put him a suit and we’ll put the hurt on anyone who gets between us and a magazine copy. So, thank you, Esquire UK, for putting the actor on your October cover … in a suit, because it’s given us a case of crazy eye. How is this man for real? We didn’t know it was physically possible to be this chiseled. He’s also, in our opinion, the best James Bond so far, and we can’t wait to watch the next installment of the series — Skyfall. Esquire’s come up with their “Bond Special” in homage of the film’s imminent release in October and Craig’s breaking down the essence of the stock character for us. “I think what’s always fantastic about the Bond stories is that there’s always a darkness involved,” he says, “but it’s a darkness with a sense of humour. A black humour. It’s about danger, but a good danger, because you’re in the hands of somebody who’s saying ‘F— you’ to risk, ‘F— you’ to dying, ” he describes, adding, “Bond movies live or die on their popularity. They force you to care about what people think. And I’m involved [in the films] on a very deep level. I have it in my mind all the time…So there’s that kind of pressure, and that’s an enemy in any art form, acting especially.” BTW, the writer states right in the beginning that the interview took place over a beer at a pub in London. This is the first time we’ve ever wished we were a glass of lager. Sigh.
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