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Featured Article: Woody Harrelson for Esquire US September 2019


The Zombieland: Double Tap star is photographed by Marc Hom for the cover with styling by Nick Sullivan. Grooming by Kumi Craig. (source)


Featured Article: Cara Delevingne for Marie Claire US September 2019


Cara Delevingne is the cover star of Marie Claire US September 2019 Issue, on newsstands August 22nd.

September is Marie Claire’s ‘Obsession’ issue and to celebrate, Delevingne poses nude in an homage to Calvin Klein’s iconic 1994 Obsession campaign featuring Kate Moss. Inside her cover story, the 27-year-old actress and model gets candid about her role as an LGBTQ advocate, her history with mental illness, and her fierce attempt to stay true to herself despite living in the media spotlight nearly 24/7. She also opens up about her girlfriend, Ashley Benson.

Later this month, Delevingne stars in the Amazon Prime series Carnival Row which debuts on August 30th.

On her upcoming series Carnival Row: “…the first [thing] I’ve done where I’m really full-blown acting.”

On why doing her own stunts for Carnival Row helped her performance: “If I hadn’t done them, I wouldn’t have been able to get there emotionally. Physicality to me is a very important way of expressing emotions.”

On her first meeting with now girlfriend Ashley Benson: “We weren’t looking for it. It was really just very authentic and natural.”

On gender stereotypes: “The whole idea of gender is so fixed. I just want to, like, explode it. I’m not nonbinary, but I feel as much man as I am woman.”

On sex education: “My mom decided to tell me that Father Christmas wasn’t real. And in the same conversation, she said, By the way, let’s talk about the birds and the bees. I was like, this timing is terrible.”

On finding her work and life balance: “Work to me was such an escape. I don’t like using it that way anymore. I want to use it as a platform, something where I’m not just running from my problems.”

On which musician she’s obsessed with: “I’m so obsessed with Billie Eilish. I just can’t.” (source)

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Featured Article: Angelina Jolie for Elle US September 2019


Angelina Jolie covers the September issue of ELLE, on newsstands 8/27 and pens a moving essay that celebrates strong-minded women. Angelina shares her definition of “wicked women” and why the world needs more of them, reflects on finding her true purpose in life and what she tells her daughters that the most important thing that they can do is

Angelina on the definition of “wicked women” and why the world needs more of them: “But looking across the world, we have to ask, Why is so much energy expended to keep women in a secondary position? Looked at in this light, “wicked women” are just women who are tired of injustice and abuse. Women who refuse to follow rules and codes they don’t believe are best for themselves or their families. Women who won’t give up on their voice and rights, even at the risk of death or imprisonment or rejection by their families and communities. If that is wickedness, then the world needs more wicked women.”

On finding who we are meant to be in life, reflecting on her nearly twenty years of work with refugees and survivors of conflict: “Who we are meant to be in life is something we all have to work out for ourselves. I think we can often go off track as women, because our instinct is to nurture or to adjust ourselves to society’s expectations. It can be hard to take the time to ask ourselves who we truly want to be—not what we think other people will approve of or accept, but who we really are. But when you listen to yourself, you can make the choice to step forward and learn and change. I remember when that moment first came for me. I was in my twenties, meeting refugees in Sierra Leone during the closing stages of a brutal civil war. I understood for the first time the level of violence that exists in the world, and the reality of life for the millions of people affected by conflict and displacement. And I discovered [in my international work] my life’s work and purpose.”

On what she tells her daughters that the most important thing they can do is and the most attractive quality a woman can possess: “I often tell my daughters that the most important thing they can do is to develop their minds. You can always put on a pretty dress, but it doesn’t matter what you wear on the outside if your mind isn’t strong. There is nothing more attractive—you might even say enchanting—than a woman with an independent will and her own opinions.” Image courtesy of ELLE.

Angelia Jolie wears Dior on the latest cover of Elle US shot by Alexi Lubomirski with styling by Elizabeth Stewart. Hair and makeup by Adam Campbell and Toni G, manicurist Emi Kudo. Set designer Jack Flanagan. (source)

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Tom Ford Metallique Fragrance 2019 Ad Campaign


The campaign with Joan Smalls is shot by Steven Klein. (source)


Featured Article: Missy Elliott for Marie Claire US August 2019


Missy Elliot is the cover star of Marie Claire US’s August issue (on newsstands July 23rd).

Elliot is a pioneer of the music industry, having redefined hip-hop vocally and physically, and lifting up other artists along the way adding to her superstar legacy. Here for MC, Elliot opens up about her long-awaited seventh studio album, breaking barriers for women of color, surviving the music industry, and much more.

On how she wants her new music to be received: “There’s no one like Missy. No one.

On breaking barriers for women of color: “I am a champion for my brown, dark women. I want them to be seen. Because we are beautiful. If we knew how special we were, we would be unstoppable.”

On inspiring the next generation of music artists: “I do want to make the generation behind feel like, don’t be afraid, because we are in a time where so many people can be artists. … Now you can just post up, and if it gets to the right person, then it’s just viral. I want to be able to encourage those who don’t go viral… A lot of people that have 452 or 100 followers may be talented. I want them to not feel like they have to do what everybody else is doing to gain that attention. Just be you. It’s going to catch hold somewhere.”

On gender equality in the music industry: “We need more women out there, singing and just for being. Just for balance. Just a great balance.”

On taking success in stride: “I was just going, going, going. It wasn’t resonating what was happening. I was in the car with Michelle Obama [for ‘Carpool Karaoke’ in 2016], and they [my friends] called me like, ‘Girl, we got to celebrate that’s huge!’ And I’m like, ‘I’m watching a movie on Netflix.’

On surviving the music industry: “One thing I always say, you will always get respect, but you won’t be hot forever…You have to mentally be prepared for those ups and downs.”. (source)

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Featured Article: Miley Cyrus for Elle US August 2019


Miley Cyrus covers the August issue of ELLE US, on newsstands July 23rd, and talks about her marriage, still being sexually attracted to women, the inspiration for her new album She is Miley Cyrus, climate change and refusing to hand down “a piece-of-sh*t planet” to her child.

Miley on her marriage, still being sexually attracted to women and not fitting into a stereotypical wife role: “I think it’s very confusing to people that I’m married. But my relationship is unique. And I don’t know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it’s so complex, and modern, and new that I don’t think we’re in a place where people would get it. I mean, do people really think that I’m at home in a f**king apron cooking dinner? I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women. I made a partner decision. This is the person I feel has my back the most. I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don’t even like that word.”

On the Woolsey fire, climate change and refusing to hand down “a piece-of-s**t planet” to her child: “With natural disasters, you don’t get a choice. You surrender. And nature’s female. When she’s angry, don’t f*** with her. That’s the way that I feel women are like right now. The earth is angry. We’ve been doing the same thing to the earth that we do to women. We just take and take and expect it to keep producing. And it’s exhausted. It can’t produce. We’re getting handed a piece-of-sh*t planet, and I refuse to hand that down to my child. Until I feel like my kid would live on an earth with fish in the water, I’m not bringing in another person to deal with that.”

Miley on the inspiration and meaning behind her new album She Is Miley Cyrus: “My record is called She Is Miley Cyrus. ‘She’ does not represent a gender. She is not just a woman. ‘She’ doesn’t refer to a vagina. She is a force of nature. She is power. She can be anything you want to be, therefore, she is everything. She is the super she. She is the she-ro. She is the She-E-O.” (source)

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Irina Shayk for BAZAAR.com Summer 2019 Digital Cover


In her first feature since her split from long-time partner, Bradley Cooper, the notoriously private model Irina Shayk “gets real” for BAZAAR.com‘s Summer 2019 digital cover.

On perfection and natural beauty: “I’m not perfect. I have bad skin days and bad hair days. Sometimes I don’t look like a model. I’m just a real human being… If somebody wants to inject their lips because they feel bad, God bless them. I don’t judge anyone. But I always promote natural beauty because I think we live in this perfect world where everyone wants to be perfect. But I’m not perfect. Sometimes I have a double chin. Perfection doesn’t exist. I’m going to have wrinkles and I have wrinkles. You just have to accept the idea of aging and of bodies at every stage, and just celebrate it. In life we have to let it go and understand it’s a human process not to be perfect.”

On the public’s obsession with her private life: “I think it’s just human beings: if you cannot have it, you want to have it. There’s a curtain there, you want to open the curtain. It’s curiosity I guess.”

On marriage: “Do I believe in marriage? Yes, of course. I’m not the kind of person who is against it.”

On motherhood and remaining authentic to oneself: “You have to be really truly yourself for your kids, otherwise you’re living in a lie. Tell me one reason why, just because you’re a mother, that you need to wear a longer skirt. No! I don’t believe in that. I really don’t… Why should you have to change who you are and how you feel just because you become a mother? I’m like, tell me why. Tell me one reason! I don’t believe in that… I really believe if you love something, you can prioritize your time. [Motherhood] is just an addition to your life.” (source)


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)

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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)


Featured Article: Iman Abdulmajid for Essence August 2019


Iman Abdulmajid graces the August 2019 issue of Essence Magazine photographed by Itaysha Jordan with hair and makeup by Vernon Francois and Renee Garnes, manicurist Ami Vega at See Management. (source)


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