Daily Archives: July 10, 2019

Featured Article: Serena Williams for Harper’s Bazaar US August 2019


Serena Williams appears on the cover—and inside the pages—fully unretouched. To celebrate the strength and beauty of women in their most authentic states, Harper’s BAZAAR produced all of the stories in their feature well without any airbrushing at all.

On Naomi’s victory: “In the end, my opponent simply played better than me that day and ended up winning her first Grand Slam title… I thought back to my first Grand Slam. It’s the one you remember best; it’s supposed to be the most special. This debacle ruined something that should have been amazing and historic. Not only was a game taken from me but a defining, triumphant moment was taken from another player, something she should remember as one of the happiest memories in her long and successful career. My heart broke.”

On Serena’s apology to Naomi: “Days passed, and I still couldn’t find peace. I started seeing a therapist. I was searching for answers, and although I felt like I was making progress, I still wasn’t ready to pick up a racket. Finally I realised that there was only one way for me to move forward. It was time for me to apologise to the person who deserved it the most. I started to type, slowly at first, then faster as if the words were flowing out of me.
“Hey, Naomi! It’s Serena Williams. As I said on the court, I am so proud of you and I am truly sorry. I thought I was doing the right thing in sticking up for myself. But I had no idea the media would pit us against each other. I would love the chance to live that moment over again. I am, was, and will always be happy for you and supportive of you. I would never, ever want the light to shine away from another female, specifically another black female athlete. I can’t wait for your future, and believe me I will always be watching as a big fan! I wish you only success today and in the future. Once again, I am so proud of you. All my love and your fan, Serena.”

The August cover star of Harper’s Bazaar US photographed by Alexi Lubomirski with styling by Miguel Enamorado. Hair and makeup by Vernon Francois and Tyron Machhausen. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Taylor Swift, here to view 2017 cover featuring Miley Cyrus, here to view 2016 cover featuring Gwen Stefani, here to view 2015 cover featuring Natalie Portman, here to view 2014 cover featuring Cameron Diaz, here to view 2013 covers featuring Sofia Vergara, here to view 2012 cover featuring Rihanna, here to view 2011 cover featuring Anne Hathaway, here for 2010 cover with Cameron Diaz and here for 2009 cover with Kate Winslet.


Rihanna for Harper’s Bazaar China August 2019


The covers are shot by Chen Man. (source)


Featured Article: Mariah Carey for Cosmopolitan US August 2019


The legendary diva covers the August 2019 issue of Cosmopolitan US, on stands July 16th. Inside, the music icon talks about making it before the YouTube era, her apparent preference for younger men, and shares advice for how to take a good selfie.

On the difference between her and the new breed of superstars:
“They have no idea what I went through as a child to even get to be an 18-year-old girl with a record deal. This was before you could just go on YouTube and sing.”

On growing up on Long Island as a mixed African-American, Venezuelan, and Irish girl with divorced parents and financial challenges:
“People didn’t understand who I was, what I was, my ethnicity, the fact that we didn’t have money.”

On how her rocky childhood shaped her love of Christmas:
“As a kid, I always hoped for great Christmases, and we didn’t have them. My brother and sister would come back to wherever I was with my mom, and they’d be fighting and ruining the holiday. I would still be like You know what? I just want to have the best time.”

On industry artists writing their own music:
“A lot of artists say they write, but they don’t really write. No offense to anybody, that’s just what I’ve seen.”

On her apparent preference for younger men:
“I haven’t had that many, but there has been a variety pack. I’ve only been with five people in my life, so I’m kind of a prude, honestly, compared to most others in the field.”

On the best birthday present she’s ever gotten:
“I don’t have birthdays.”

On her advice for taking a good selfie:
“Let someone else take the picture. Unpurse your lips!!! Ugh.” (source)


Two Covers of Vogue Czechoslovakia August 2019


Bryan Adams shot the covers. (source)


Ariana Grande for Vogue US August 2019


The cover is shot by Annie Leibovitz. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Saoirse Ronan, here to view 2017 cover featuring Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, here to view 2016 cover featuring Gigi Hadid and Ashton Eaton, here to view 2015 cover featuring Nicole Kidman, here to view 2014 cover featuring Blake Lively, here to view 2013 cover featuring Claire Danes, here to view 2012 cover featuring Marion Cotillard, here to view 2011 cover featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, here for 2010 cover with Gwyneth Paltrow and here for 2009 cover with Christy Turlington.


Janelle Monáe for InStyle US August 2019


Pamela Hanson shot the covers. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Serena Williams, here to view 2017 cover featuring Bella Hadid, here to view 2016 cover featuring Priyanka Chopra, here to view 2015 cover featuring Eva Longoria, here to view 2014 cover featuring Zooey Deschanel, here to view 2013 cover featuring Olivia Wilde, here to view 2012 cover featuring Jessica Biel, here to view 2011 cover featuring Katie Holmes, here for 2010 cover with Courtney Cox and here for 2009 cover with Katherine Heigl.


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