Katie Holmes is on this month’s cover of Spanish Vogue, looking all sorts of sexy and serious in a lacy, dominatrix style catsuit and a leather cap. We want to go on record and officially say that THIS is the Katie Holmes we adore. Where is she hiding 98% of the time? At the Scientology Center? Inside Tom Cruise’s shoe lift? Come out and play, vamp-y Katie!
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How we adore these two! Dakota and Elle Fanning feature in Vogue’s Age Issue portfolio and the photograph is everything you’d expect from them. Muted, hip(ster) and beautifully styled. Elle’s already turned into a fashionista in our eyes. Hello, Rodarte? At her age? And all those incredible frocks (photos) event after event? It’s easy to forget that she’s only 13 years old. Dakota, on the other hand, has Marc Jacobs in her pocket. The fragrance, that is, because Elle has the campaign.
They’re neck-in-neck as far as we’re concerned, in terms of style. We can’t decide whose wardrobe we’d want to raid between the two of them. Both, perhaps? Which Fanning’s style quotient do you prefer?
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While Emma Watson’s Vogue cover might make the Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part II star seems like just your regular ol’ beautiful billionaire, inside that gorgeous wealthy shell is a human being just like your or us straining to break free. Well, like you or us if we were either good-looking or rich. “I have had no control over my life. I have lived in a complete bubble,” the actress says about her Harry Potter days in the interview. “They found me and picked me for the part. And now I’m desperately trying to find my way through it.” Oh Emma. If only she could know the real freedom that comes from using public transportation, or buying clothes than are worth less than most people’s monthly income. Having an old man fall asleep on you on the bus is the stuff real life is made of!
“I have felt for the last ten years I have had this battle; I’ve been fighting so hard to have an education. It’s been this uphill struggle,” Emma says, with regards to her decision to study briefly at Brown University. “I was Warner Bros.’ pain in the butt. I was their scheduling conflict. I was the one who made life difficult.” As Watson explains, “I have to really enjoy the good things because it makes the bad things OK.” It’s a good thing she has literally tens of millions of good things to enjoy.
Michael Lohan. Billy Ray Cyrus. And now Rihanna‘s dad: the latest in the grand tradition of attention-starved Hollywood papas. In her new Vogue interview, Rihanna talks about her father and his odd behavior toward the press, including dishing to tabloids and handing out Rihanna’s childhood photos. “It really makes me question what I have become to my father. Like, what do I mean to him?” the Vogue cover model wonders. “It’s really strange. That’s the only word I can think of to describe it, because you grow up with your father, you know him, you are part of him, for goodness sake! And then he does something so bizarre that I can’t begin to wrap my mind about it. You hear the horror stories about people going behind people’s backs and doing strange things, but you always think, not my family. My father would never do that to me.” We’re sure Thora Birch thought the same thing; now she’d be lucky to book an Arby’s commercial.
One particularly upsetting example of Dad FAIL occurred when Rihanna’s dad spoke to the press about Chris Brown on multiple occasions, and without his daughter’s permission. “That was the first time,” she says. “My dad went to the press and just told them a bunch of lies. Because he hadn’t talked to me after.. that whole thing… He never called to find out how I was doing, if I was alive, nothing. He just never called. He went straight to the press and got a check. And now he does it again. Now I’m like. Whatever. I tried.” If it’s any consolation, at least Mr. Rihanna hasn’t booked his daughter any fake gigs on Letterman. Oh yikes, sorry. Didn’t mean to give him any more awful parenting tips.
If Rihanna’s Vogue cover make the singer look like a beautiful merperson, Rihanna’s Vogue photos taken all together make her look like Ariel’s bad-ass older sister. Arista, maybe? Possibly Attina? That fish woman does not mess around. Shot by Annie Leibovitz, Rihanna alternates between frolicking on the beach and glowering at the camera. We don’t know if you can smoke or drink if you live underwater and have the internal organs of a fish, but if so, Rihanna would be doing it. Either way, you can tell she’d sooner slap a sea witch across the face than give up her voice for a dude.
As the cover girl for Vogue‘s Shape issue, Rihanna discusses her workout routine in the April issue. “I hate going to the gym and doing it the old-fashioned way,” the singer admits. Well, ellipticals aren’t built for aquatic animals; it’s an issue of skeletal structure. Oh, you know what…we’re going put down this issue for a little bit and walk away. We’ve been looking thinking about this analogy for way too long.
Kristen Stewart (photos) may try to be unassuming and unglamorous in real life, but this new Vogue cover proves she sure can step up her game when she wants to. KStew graces the February cover of the fashion magazine and inside, there’s an eight page fashion spread shot by Mario Testino (check out the photos here). Sure, she looks amazing, but it’s the interview that’s worth checking out too. Stewart discusses her favorite hobbies (cooking, golf), her thoughts about Bella Swan (she’s “a character who is embedded in so many people’s psyches at this point”), and exactly how she plans to spend her $25 million Twilight paycheck. Sadly/understandably, all talk of Robert Pattinson is off-limits, but to make up for that, we do have a behind-the-scenes look at the shooting of the Vogue cover and mini-interview with Stewart after the jump.
How stunning does Blake Lively look in Marie Claire UK? Lively’s lookin’ lovely in their October issue, in which she discusses everything from her new BFF to her BF, Penn Badgley.
Now you’d assume the BFF was Leighton Meester. Nuh-uh… we’re taking about a new BFF, who just so happens to be Anna Wintour, aka Nuclear Wintour, the editrix of Vogue. She happens to have taken quite a shine to the Gossip Girl star. And together, they get our vote for “Most Unlikely Besties.”
Blake revealed, “I was speaking with Anna Wintour and we were just talking about different fashion houses and I said, ‘I love Chanel,’ and she said, ‘You should come with me to the show. I also said I loved Dior. She said, “Okay, well I’ll take you to the Chanel and Dior shows and we’ll meet with Karl [Lagerfeld] and John [Galliano] afterwards.’ Insane!”
And they did, because life really is that perfect for some people. (No, not us.)
[Photo: Marie Claire UK]
You knew this conversation was coming, right? Apparently Vogue skeleditor Anna Wintour has deemed actress Gabby Sidibe too large for her precious magazine. Never mind that Gabby was nominated for an Oscar for her first ever acting role, she’s super-plus size, and that just won’t do for fashionistas who like their lattes, stilettos and humans twig-skinny. The actress is no stranger to cover controversy; earlier this year Gabby was excluded from a cover of Vanity Fair that featured numerous young starlets, and took the snub in stride.
According to Popeater, one Vogue insider scoffed and the suggestion. “She’s a joke in the fashion community. What she wore on the red carpet at the Academy Awards wasn’t a dress, it was a tent,” said the source. Added another, “Vogue is a venue where designers debut their best new pieces. All are of which are one of a kind and sample size. It would be impossible to get a regular-sized girl in those clothes, let alone Gabby.”
Anna Wintour’s Conde Nast crew is notorious for pressuring its peeps to stay slim. Anna led an intervention that confronted Editor at Large Andre Leon Talley about his weight (he went on to lose some of the poundage), and the magazine very infamously put Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavey on a diet that was documented in the pages of their magazine. Anna even suggested to Oprah Winfrey that she lose 20 pounds before appearing on the cover of Vogue, and Oprah – the Queen of the World! – obliged. If she has that much control over the most powerful woman in the world, than who can stop her?
Tonight the rich, famous and obnoxious all descend upon the steps of the Metropolitan Museum to attend the Costume Institute Ball – the most fabulous society event of the year thrown by Vogue magazine. We weren’t invited – our Old Navy maxi dress just didn’t cut it for the black tie affair – but we’ll be watching from afar to bring you the best and worst fashion moves of the night.
In honor of the always glamorous affair, we’ve rounded up some of the worst outfits from the last two Balls for your viewing pleasure. Our fingers our crossed that the stars bust out some bad fashion tonight – all in the name of charity, natch. [Photos: GettyImages]
First Lady Michelle Obama is March’s Vogue cover girl, which solidifies her role as the newly elected President of the fashion world. The piece, written by Obama fan and Vogue Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Tally, praises Mrs. Obama’s mothering skills as well as her style. “With her long, lean, athletic frame, she moves as if she could have danced with Alvin Ailey in another life,” he writes. “Curled up in the corner of a huge taupe velvet sofa, wearing knee-high boots as she nestles into the cushions, she almost seems like any other mom recently relocated to a city because of her husband’s new job.”
It’s a glorious and glowing piece, but simply writing “Michelle Obama kicks ass” would have done the job. She’s somehow managed to become the popular girl that everyone loves – which is almost a harder feat than getting elected to the highest political seat in the country. [Vogue]