Is Kristen Stewart guest starring on Mad Men? Because her new Elle UK June cover — seen on the left — made us think of a 60’s diva immediately. The shoot went down on March 13 in L.A. and aims to promote her forthcoming film Snow White And The Huntsman. They even documented Kristen’s time at the session sending out messages like, “On outfit 4. It’s still sunny but there’s a chill in the garden, so Kristen’s covering up in a zip-up hoodie between shots.” So we know she tried on multiple ensembles. The one they eventually picked for the cover was this gorgeous, textured Jil Sander dress. Pair that with sexy minimal makeup and retro-chic hair, and we got ourselves a hot cover. We don’t really get the association of this image with what her role in Snow White is about — other than the dress being white, of course — but we’ll take what we can get because she looks beautiful.
This is the second Elle cover for Kristen, FYI, which you can see with the photograph on the right. This was also released in June but back in 2010. That shoot was pretty spectacular too, even though she was still growing out her The Runaways hair. Even though the styling in that photograph is pretty modern, the hair takes us straight back to the ’70’s, thanks to her amazing portrayal of Joan Jett in the movie.
So here we have it. Two covers. Both for June but shot two years apart. One is fabulously retro and the other is the ’70’s-meets-modern. You have to tell us which one you prefer.
[Photos via Elle]
Bristling with all-girl attitude and spandex, The Runaways were one of the great glam rock groups of the 1970s. Whether the “Cherry Bomb” hit-makers have one of the great stories to tell is another stack of vinyl. This biopic follows a familiar path, albeit one dressed up in plastic fashion and simpering with sunken-cheek cool. Guitarist Joan Jett (Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning) are brought together in an unholy marriage by unhinged Svengali Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon). From there it’s initial success, drug problems and disintegration–with a few same-sex smooches on the way. Aspiring riot grrl rockers will dig the big time’s adrenaline rush; everyone else will shake their heads knowingly when it all goes up in angel dust.
Extras: KStew, DFann and the real Joan Jett all contribute to the commentary track ‘n’ there’s a “making of” segment.
– By C. Bottomley
Check out our exclusive DVD bonus clip above!
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The FABlife sat down with Runaways stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, as well as director Floria Sigismondi, and executive producer Joan Jett to chat about the new film, which left us energized and giddy after going into it with mediocre expectations. The round table interviews were a rare opportunity to pick the brains of two of Hollywood’s most promising actresses, a debut director, and a rock goddess. Needless to say, our hearts were racing faster than post-kiss Bella’s to be in their presence.
The petite duo entered the interview dressed casually chic, in flannel, v-neck tees, leggings, and sneakers. We can’t go on without gushing about how gorgeous KStew – or shall we say KStunning – is in person, even with a grown-out rocker ‘do in dire need of a dye job. With milky skin, striking blue-green eyes, and little freckles adorning her nose; the girl truly has both talent and knockout beauty. Swooning aside, they sat close to each other as they answered questions and finished each others’ sentences, showing how tight they’ve become while filming both The Runaways and The Twilight Saga.
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning have good news for the citizens of America: The days of no talent attention whores running the entertainment world with their DUIs and vag flashes are over. The stunning actresses – who possess both talent and brains! – walked the red carpet together at the Runaways premiere, exhibiting the kind of hotness normally only found in movies where the nerd girl gets made over into beauty queen as part of some sort of dare.
But their shield of PG-13 sexiness could do nothing to prevent cloud of crazy Kirstie Alley from raining on their parade. The soon-to-be reality star and all around crazy lady showed up in clothes borrowed from a high school English Lit teacher. For the love of Xenu, why the hell was she there?
While both Kristen and Dakota looked drop-dead, each young starlet certainly has their own style. KStew went for a leggy glam rock look, while Dakota was shimmery n’ sweet. Whose look do you prefer?
For more of the Runaways red carpet, check out the gallery below. [Photos: GettyImages]
Finally, we’ve figured out what makes Kristen Stewart smile! The somber starlet, who spends most of her time scowling at photographers, was all smiles as she was mobbed at New York’s JFK airport last night as she watched paparazzi fall while trying to snag a shot. According to Splash News Online, she even cheered “Yes!” and jumped up and down as her enemies toppled before her.
We can’t help but feel Kristen deserves the laugh; after all, the paparazzi is ruthless in stalking her every move, and she’s just a teenager who wants to chain smoke and sulk in private. And surely her fans enjoying seeing her grin once every six months. It’s a win-win for all!
[Photo: Splash News Online]
Twilight co-stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning are definitely invading each other’s personal space in the just-released stills from The Runaways. As Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, respectively, the talented actresses sizzle in their jumpsuits, platforms, and mullets. Take a closer look below. [Photo: Apparition]
The Runaways trailer after the jump.