Category Archives: Featured Article

Featured Article: Nicole Benisti Fall Winter 2019 Ad Campaign


Elsa Hosk is photographed by Max Abadian for the Fall 2019 ad campaign images of Nicole Benisti, styled by Elizabeth Sulcer. Hair and makeup by Benoit Moeyaert and Vincent Oquendo. (source)


Featured Article: L’Officiel Italia No.30 Digital Covers


L’Officiel Italia launches 9 digital covers for their latest issue, The Statement Issue. The cover stars are:

1. Ayak Veronica Bior by Lorenzo Bringheli, styling direction by Fabrizio Finizza. Hair and makeup by Giuseppe Lorusso and Silvia Dell’Orto, manicurist Roberta Rodi.

2. Ellen De Weer by Marc Hibbert, styling direction by Emil Rebek. Hair and makeup by Philippe Tholimet and Neil Young.

3. Amber Witcomb by Harri Peccinotti, styling direction by Elisa Nalin. Hair and makeup by Yoann Fernandez and Ossiel Ramos Abarca, manicurist Nafissa Djabi.

4. Kim Noorda by Gilad Sasporta, styling direction by Gaultier Desandre Navarre. Hair and makeup by Shay Shaz and Annika Jeck.

5. Agnes Abma by Ronald Dick, styling direction by Raffael Lacampeggi. Hair and makeup by Abra Kennedy and Thorsten Weiss.

6. Amber Witcomb by Harri Peccinotti, styling direction by Elisa Nalin. Hair and makeup by Yoann Fernandez and Ossiel Ramos Abarca, manicurist Nafissa Djabi.

7. Alana Felisberto by Vincent Peters, styling direction by Miki Zanini. Hair and makeup by Andrew Ciao and Anna Marianegri.

8. Kiker Chan by Michel Comte, styling direction by Giulio Martinelli. Hair and makeup by Pier Giuseppe Moroni and Anna Marianegri.

9. Amber Witcomb by Harri Peccinotti, styling direction by Elisa Nalin. Hair and makeup by Yoann Fernandez and Ossiel Ramos Abarca, manicurist Nafissa Djabi. (source)


Featured Article: Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery & Allen Leech for Town & Country October 2019


Downton Abbey stars are on the Town & Country’s October 2019 cover, on newsstands Sept 19th.

Downtown Abbey is in theaters this Friday but first, here for T&C, the three co-stars open up about their camaraderie on and off set, what it was like to film after the series gained popularity, and the difficulty of keeping the film’s ending a secret.

Allen Leech on Downton’s success in the U.S.: “If it had been on one of those major networks, or one you have to pay for, they would have pushed it too hard. Downton had to be discovered. It had to have that slow build.”

Michelle Dockery on filming once Downton had a cult following: “When we came back to filming, it felt the same. It was like just going back to work, seeing your mates.”

Laura Carmichael on keeping the film’s ending a secret: “I wouldn’t know what to tell you.” Images courtesy of Town & Country. (source)


Featured Article: Four Covers of Marie Claire US October 2019


Megan Rapinoe, Kacey Musgraves, Awkwafina, and Lilly Singh are the cover stars of Marie Claire US October issue, on newsstands September 19th.

This October issue also celebrates Marie’s Claire’s 25th Anniversary in the U.S.! Instead of looking back for its anniversary, Marie Claire wanted to look to the future by choosing these four cover stars who each represent the future of their respective industries.

Inside the issue, the outspoken U.S. Women’s National Soccer team co-captain, Megan Rapinoe, 34, opens up about standing up for her beliefs, pay equity, and her advice to women

Kacey Musgraves, 31, who’s redefining country music for a new generation, shares how she found self-confidence and her love for RuPaul’s Drag Race

Awkwafina, 31, gets candid about defying Asian American stereotypes and how her signature voice has been the same since she was a toddler

Lilly Singh, 31, is gearing up for her debut of “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” (premiering Sept 16 on NBC) and reveals how she found her own path in life, what she wants her show to represent, and her fears upon coming out as bisexual. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Nicole Kidman, here to view 2017 cover featuring Taraji P. Henson, here to view 2016 cover featuring Kate Hudson, here to view 2015 cover featuring Sienna Miller, here to view 2014 cover featuring Ariana Grande, here to view last year cover featuring Vanessa Hudgens, here to view 2012 cover featuring Gwen Stefani, here to view 2011 cover featuring Reese Witherspoon, here for 2010 cover with Katie Holmes, and here for 2009 cover with Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page.


Featured Article: Halsey for Cosmopolitan US October 2019


The 24-year-old pop star with 2 Grammy noms and 10 multi-platinum singles to her name, covers the October issue of Cosmopolitan, photographed by Peggy Sirota. Inside, the imperfect pop star gets candid about her bipolar disorder and how music has helped her focus her energy.

On being “pretty regular”: “I’ll sometimes look at other artists who seem so larger-than-life and wonder, Am I not supposed to be here?”

On being an open book about her past: “I shared a lot about myself, assuming the world would be kind. And that hasn’t quite been the case.”

On being questioned -“Are you a crazy, rambunctious bad girl, or are you an activist, political, fund-raising philanthropist?”: “Like, how f*cking immune are you to the human experience? Sometimes I want to have really good sex and sometimes I want to save the world, and sometimes I might try to do both in the same day!”

On being a Libra and wanting everyone to love her: “That’s the problem: I’ll do what I want, knock down everyone in my path who says I shouldn’t, and then when people don’t like it, I’m like, ‘Why?!’”

On not being a picture-perfect pop star: “But I love that, because I wake up every day wild-eyed and spongy, trying to do things better than the last time.”

On how music has helped her manage her energy: “I have bipolar disorder, and I get bored of shit really quickly. Music is this thing that I get to focus all my chaotic energy into, and it’s not a void that doesn’t love me back. It’s been the only place I can direct all that and have something to show for it that tells me, ‘Hey, you’re not that bad.’ If my brain is a bunch of broken glass, I get to make it into a mosaic.”

On her identity as a poet: “It’s ironic having to explain to people that I’m a poet. It’d be like talking to Michael Jordan about baseball and saying, ‘Oh you’re gonna try basketball?’” (source)


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)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Zendaya, here to view 2017 cover featuring Emma Stone, here to view 2016 cover featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, here to view 2015 cover featuring Miley Cyrus, here to view 2014 cover featuring Blake Lively, here to view 2013 cover featuring Zooey Deschanel, here to view 2012 cover featuring Miley Cyrus, here to view 2011 cover featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, here for 2010 cover with Mary-Kate Olsen, and here for 2009 cover with Ashley Olsen.


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)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Emma Stone, here to view 2017 cover featuring Alicia Vikander, here to view 2016 cover featuring Cara Delevingne, here to view 2015 cover featuring Keira Knightley, here to view 2014 cover featuring Kristen Stewart, click here to view 2013 cover featuring Kate Upton, here to view 2012 cover featuring Katy Perry, here to view 2011 cover featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, here and here for 2010 covers with Julia Roberts, and here for 2009 cover with Jennifer Aniston.


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)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Halsey, here to view 2017 cover featuring Jessica Biel, here to view 2016 cover featuring Amy Schumer, here to view 2015 cover featuring Kristen Stewart, here to view 2014 cover featuring Zoe Saldana, here to view 2013 cover featuring Nicki Minaj, here to view 2012 cover featuring Kristen Wiig, here to view 2011 cover with Olivia Wilde, here for 2010 cover with Dakota Fanning.


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