What is it about Beyoncé ‘s magazine covers leaking? Actually, what are we saying? Should we be surprised? Not really. This is one of the hottest, most successful women on the planet, so it’s no wonder people are scrambling to get whatever they can, before anyone else does. Does that make it right? Nope. But we see why. Bey’s ridik awesome GQ cover was leaked a month ago, and that gave some filchers the cojones to try the same stunt with her March Vogue cover. And they succeeded. The gorgeous singer gracing the magazine’s face, in Givenchy, arrived, before schedule, just as the weekend kicked in. Vogue hurriedly then released the cover officially and we were absolutely floored by the spread of pictures. Quite aptly, she’s heading the “power” issue, where the magazine states she’s a, “Chart-topper, glamour wife, style icon, filmmaker, new mom, business mogul—Beyoncé is at the height of her powers and writing her own script.” And yes, famous friends like Timbaland and Gwyneth Paltrow do make appearences in the interview. Gwyneth’s quotes are in there — talking about BeyMamma and her baby Blue Ivy — relating, “Blue was sleeping in her arms, across her body, and B was listening back to what she had been working on. I thought, This is how you do it. You do what you love with who you love included” and later in the piece, “When she is working onstage, she has more power than any woman I’ve ever seen. She would never say it and has never said it, but I feel she knows with every fiber of her being that she is the best in the world at her job.” It’s a nice, long interview, and there’s a lot more insight into the superstar’s life, so settle in with a nice cup of tea with your read.
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Kate Upton‘s up on the cover of Vogue U.K.‘s January 2013, but for once, we’re not focusing on how pretty the model looks. Because the first line of the profile the fashion features editor, Sarah Harris, has written about her steals the shows. “Standing at 5ft 10in, with her outsize bosoms and long slender legs, Kate Upton has a body that belongs to the supermodel era of modelling,” she writes. And honestly, “outsize bosoms” is the best phrase we’ve heard in a really long time! She continues with, “… In the flesh, this all-American beauty resembles a young Anna Nicole Smith or Marilyn Monroe; her face is very pretty and perfectly symmetrical (with the exception of that mole, so exquisitely placed to the right, it looks like it might have been drawn on by the modelling gods). She also has the ability, with the slightest of expressions, to flit with ease between girlishly wholesome and full-on sex. All things considered, it’s a knockout formula.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. But the person who says it best, out of us all, is the magazine’s editor, Alexandra Shulman, who nails it with, “When I decided to shoot Kate for our first cover of 2013, it was to kick off the year with a young women who is not a stereotypical fashion model – although, let’s face it, she’s hardly a heffalump!” And with that, she just handed us our new favourite word: heffalump.
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We were so busy cutting and pasting Rihanna’s Vogue hotness onto our vision boards (under the subject heading: How To Be A Human Being) that we almost failed to notice that Kate Upton also graced the pages of this month’s issue. We would be remiss if we didn’t point out that Kate is somehow still wearing just a bra in one photo (but it’s couture, so you know she’s keeping it classy). We also have to acknowledge that the Sports Illustrated model manages to look like a bustier Grace Kelly in some of her shots. Seriously, check the rest of the photos out here. Girl looks crazy good.
On the other hand, are we wrong in thinking that her Michael Kors chain strap bikini top just looks like a fancy sports bra? A sports bra you couldn’t even wear to play sports because the chains would tear through your flesh? Not that Kate couldn’t make ragged shoulder flesh look fierce too. She made all those goats look sexy a few weeks ago! What’s less sexy than a goat? Two goats? Two goats in a Michael Kors chain strap bikini? Maybe Rihanna can post these photos on her vision board. Haha, just kidding! Rihanna’s entire life is her vision board.
Rihanna may be a singer first and foremost, but she’s become just as famous for flaunting her flawless body on newsstands all over the world! As far as cover-girls go, you don’t get any finer than the sizzling 24-year old, who graces her second U.S. Vogue cover this month. But that got us thinking about all of the other smokin’ hot mag covers she’s posed for over the years. Who could forget her incredible disintegrating booty shorts from her Rolling Stone cover, or her tiny tube-top in Glamour? Hell, she even made sea-weed sexy on the cover of Esquire, where she was crowned the sexiest woman alive last year! From Complex to GQ, Harper’s Bazaar to Maxim, you never find a Rihanna issue left behind on a train. That’s one you always remember to take with you! So in honor of her second Vogue cover, join us as we rank Rihanna’s 20 sexiest cover-girl moments of all time. Enjoy!
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Rihanna is Vogue-ing for the second time in her career, officially landing the cover for the U.S. edition of the iconic fashion magazine. “Mama I made it! Here’s #2″ she tweeted over the weekend as she posted a pic of the sultry cover. Taken by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, the shot features Riri staring down the camera in a smokin’ hot red dress in what appears to be the middle of a wheat field. The same one from the “We Found Love” vid, maybe?
The issue features an in-depth profile of the 24-year-old mega star, where she weighs in on her romantic life. Or, more appropriately, lack thereof. She claims to have not been on a date for over two years! And it’s definitely not by her choice. “I would love to go on a date,” she says. “Seriously, all I want is a guy to take me out and make me laugh for a good hour and take my ass back home. He doesn’t even have to come up. All I want is a conversation for an hour.” She blames her superstar status on the lack of gentleman callers. “No one asks. Trust me on that. I’m waiting for the man who’s ballsy enough to deal with me. I’m going to wait, though.”
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…
Everyone looks forward to the grand retail extravaganza that is Vogue‘s Fashion Night Out. Held in approximately 19 countries across a week, the U.S — due to Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour‘s dictact — has their big night on the first day of Fashion Week. It’s a smart move because everyone’s in New York then, and those celebrities who don’t need to be there on day one, can enjoy FNO in L.A, the other fashion capital of the country. That’s both coasts taken care of! Hundreds of stores and designers providing special gifts with purchase and exclusive FNO merchandise, discounts and deals. NYC was swarming with stars yesterday for FNO special apperances. AnnaSophia Robb was Fekkai Mademoiselle, Nikki Reed and Kate Upton were at Michael Kors. Nikki looks super hot in a golden sequined dress, FYI. She was the best-dressed of the night! Kellan Lutz, Pharrell Williams and Matchbox 20 were at Bloomingdales. Allison Williams was at the DVF store, while Alexa Chung was at Moschino. Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian made the rounds too, of course. Kim’s little sisters, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, and her mother Kris Jenner were at the Beverly Center in L.A. along with Lucy Hale and Kendra Wilkinson, as well. Want to take a look at how glam everyone was? Head on over to our gallery!
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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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After a days of teasing fans that she’d show off her September Vogue cover — her second appearance on the front of the mag — with such endearing tweets as “Don’t worry I’ve been txting Wintour all morning trying to get that cover queens. next im sending bagels to VOGUE (complex carbohydrate war),” Gaga finally posted the image and an inside photo, by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, on her LittleMonsters.com site at midnight. “SHH DONT TELL TWITTER/ SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE MAGAZINE/ Sorry Anna but the underground kids deserve it. bisous!” she wrote on her social networking site, but somehow we think she wasn’t exactly going against the editrix’s wishes by sharing this sneak peek, especially since the time stamp on the same images on Vogue.com read 11:01 p.m. Technicalities. Anyway, while Gaga joked on LittleMonsters and Twitter that she was either channeling “fozzibear” or Ru Paul, with her giant blond cloud of hair and hip-hugging magenta Marc Jacobs gown, we think she looks like a fierce grand dame of fashion. (And OK, we know she’s probably talking about her friend’s dog Fozzibear, but we prefer to imagine a Muppet rivalry going on between her old VMA date Kermit and the piano-playing comic dog.) It somehow gives her the air of an older diva who owns the world. The inside pic, by contrast, in which she’s wearing nothing but a fuzzy magenta Steven Jones hat, shows Gaga looking very young and innocent, like a young maiden in a Renaissance portrait.