Now this is such a beautiful shot of K-Stew for Florabotanica campaign! (source)
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Kristen Stewart is gracing the inaugural issue from Vanity Fair France. The image itself is a reprint from Vanity Fair US July 2012, shot by Mario Testino with styling by Jessica Diehl.
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From Kristen Stewart’s bordeaux lace jumpsuit by Stella McCartney, to Anne Hathaway’s vintage Valentino gown (and her new platinum blonde hair!). From Jennifer Lawrence’s strapless Christian Dior Couture dress, to Rooney Mara’s white goth Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci dress, click here to check out the complete red carpet coverage from the highly anticipated event in fashion world, The 2013 MET Costume Institute Gala, PUNK: From Chaos to Couture that was held on Monday evening, May 06th 2013 in New York City.
Don’t forget to leave comments and pick your favourite looks from the fabulous event!
Above images: Anne Hathaway in Valentino, Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney, and Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga.
Below images: Coco Rocha in Emanuel Ungaro by Fausto Puglisi, Constance Jablonski in Wes Gordon, Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Couture, Kristen Stewart in Stella McCartney, Joan Smalls in Tom Ford with the designer, Taylor Swift in J. Mendel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Gucci, Rooney Mara in Givenchy Couture by Riccardo Tisci, Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs, and Gisele Bundchen in Anthony Vaccarello.
The young actress was photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin for the minimalist yet stunning cover image of V Magazine‘s latest issue, with the styling by Joe McKenna.
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We must appreciates Elle US editors decision to choose other color than white as the backdrop on their usually boring newsstands covers this year. The only interesting image with white backdrop was Blake Lively‘s March issue, but that’s only because of her strong pose. We are not loving Katherine Heigl‘s January, Reese Witherspoon‘s February, Rihanna‘s May, and Katie Holmes‘ August issue, at all.
Their first attempt was dark grey background, for Jessica Simpson‘s naked April cover, and we are not impressed by it. They used bold red and combined it with Kristen Stewart for June, which kinda worked and interesting. Selena Gomez posed in a black and gold Dolce & Gabbana dress in front of summer-ish ombré blue background for July issue, while shocking pink was used for their September cover to matched Katy Perry‘s pink sequined dress from Bottega Veneta. One of the worst covers of the year nominees is Britney Spears‘ October issue. Oh, how we wished they’ve used different background color other than the dull grey, and less photoshop next time, please!
The November (there are 5 different subs covers and Kristen Wiig‘s is our fave!) and December covers with Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Lawrence are the best images with colored backdrop. We love how Alexi Lubomirski snapped SJP‘s perfectly flowing hair and Carter Smith did a good job capturing Jennifer Lawrence‘s subtle sexiness. Jennifer‘s subscriber cover is also one of the best subscriber covers that Elle US has ever produced.
It seems like Elle UK‘s cover budget is decreasing this year because almost every single cover shot was taken at studio. But who knows, even if it’s taken at studio, perhaps it was located far away from Elle UK‘s HQ. And only God knows the total amount of money they’ve paid to book those major cover stars this year. The budget probably increased instead of decreased.
This year, the Lorraine Candy-edited monthly fashion magazine (Jenny Dickinson helmed the magazine for a brief moment while Mrs.Candy had her pregnancy leave) had two cover shots outdoor, featuring Kristen Stewart and David Beckham respectively. Beckham‘s covers easily triumphed the emotionless front pages of Kristen Stewart. The colors on K-Stew‘s covers were lovely, but she failed to give sparks on the eyes. FYI, David Beckham made history because he was the first solo male cover star for the magazine.
We loved it when Elle UK used colored backdrop, because the results weren’t boring like when they used white. Just look on how boring was the May issue with Emily Blunt (the subs was way better), September with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, October with Gwen Stefani and November issue with Jessie J (her subs also better than the newsstand version). Those gorgeous dresses can’t saved the images from being dull. There’s an exception though. The January covers with Lady Gaga was interesting because of the bright outfits and minimal text.
Young, talented and bright actors Dakota Fanning (our favourite cover star!) and Mila Kunis landed their very first Elle UK cover this year. The 18 year old was photographed by David Slijper, while the 29 year old former face of Miss Dior handbags was snapped by Doug Inglish. The rest of the cover stars are having better subscriber covers than the newsstands, in our opinion. We are loving those simple, minimalist and no-fuss images of Alexa Chung, Ashley Olsen and Cameron Diaz over their newsstands version.
Overall it’s a hit-and-miss year for Elle UK. But, we are looking forward for their next year’s line up already. Especially after they released their first 2013 cover star, Kylie Minogue (her 7th covers for the magazine!), and it looks promising.
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Vanity Fair started this year with good covers such as the January issue featuring Lady Gaga by Annie Leibovitz, and a trio of Matt Damon, Daniel Craig and George Clooney for February, also by Mrs.Leibovitz. And then they produced the always exciting March issue, which featured top rising names in movie industry such as Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lawrence, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain, photographed with a vintage 1920′s feeling by Mario Testino..
..They falls flat with Julia Roberts on the April issue but then redeemed it with pleasant for the eyes covers in the following months with Julianna Margulies, Claire Danes, Sofia Vergara, Michelle Dockery (May), Marilyn Monroe (June), Kristen Stewart (July), and Alec Baldwin (August).
Vanity Fair sinking into the worst-covers-of-the-year hole with their September, October and November edition respectively that’s featured one paparazzi-like shot of Kate Middleton, one OMG-WTF-is-this image of Katie Holmes, and last but not least, one awfully taken snap of a smirking Daniel Craig, in front of a golden girl’s lady part. The subscriber cover from September issue with Jessica Chastain was quite decent, but it’s such a shame they didn’t used it as the main cover.
Thank God for Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott who shot supermodel Kate Moss to perfection for the magazine’s December issue. We’re really hoping that Vanity Fair would never, ever again producing front pages like those three worst covers this year.
Feel free to share to us your favourite covers from the Graydon Carter-edited monthly publication, in the comment box below.
Vogue UK gave eight cover slots this year to eight first timers! Florence Welch opened the year as she’s gracing the January issue with her signature red hair, photographed by Mario Testino. The Peruvian photographer also snapped the candy-colored March issue with Lana Del Rey and Kristen Stewart‘s October cover.
American catwalker Arizona Muse is one of the models who landed their first time cover for Vogue UK, along with fellow American Karlie Kloss. They’re gracing the February and September issue photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and Nick Knight respectively. The last three first-timer cover girls this year are Academy Award-winning actress Charlie Theron (photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for May issue), the lovely Emma Stone (photographed also by Demarchelier for August), and the striking Jennifer Lawrence (photographed by Alasdair McLellan for November).
The returning cover stars this year are Sienna Miller by Ryan McGinley (she has featured eight times on the cover); Kate Moss by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott (31 times!); Rachel Weisz by Alasdair McLellan (3 times); and Natalia Vodianova by Mario Testino (10 times).
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The image is a reprint from Elle US June 2012, photographed by Tom Munro and Joe Zee respectively.
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