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Featured Article: Ava DuVernay, Jessica Chastain & Constance Wu for Marie Claire US April 2019


Marie Claire US releases its April 2019 ‘Change Makers’ issue featuring Ava DuVernay, Jessica Chastain, and Constance Wu (out on newsstands March 26th).

The three cover stars are coming together for MC to showcase what power looks like in 2019. As actresses, activists, and filmmakers each are fighting for inclusion, representation, and equality to shape the future of Hollywood. Inside the cover story, DuVernay opens up about her personal and professional rise as a groundbreaking filmmaker and also shares what she considers her biggest career mistake so far. Wu holds nothing back on how she defines diversity and why women have to compete with one another for roles. Chastain shares when she gave up trying please others and the criticism she’s faced on being so outspoken.

Ava DuVernay On honoring her craft before fame: “I didn’t have dreams or designs that a studio would want to make my work, that any awards body or critical community would embrace my work. In many ways, that lack of attention put me in a really good place. No one’s going to watch it anyway, so I may as well make what I want.”

Constance Wu On defining diversity: “Diversity isn’t just ‘Let’s have people of color supporting this white person’s story.’”

On competition among actresses: “People say women are inherently bitchy and competitive. But anybody will be competitive if there’s only one seat at the table.”

Jessica Chastain On criticism for being outspoken: “I’ve had people tell me, ‘You need to be a little more quiet with all this woman talk.’” Image courtesy of Marie Claire. (source)


Featured Article: Lupita Nyong’o for Marie Claire US March 2019


35-year-old Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is gearing up to star in Jordan Peele’s next horror film, Us, in theaters March 22nd.

Inside the pages of Marie Claire US (the March 2019 cover is photographed by Daria Kobayashi Ritch, styled by Joseph Errico in a Balmain dress), Nyong’o opens up about why she considers horror films to be a cathartic experience, what she treated herself to after the opening of Black Panther, her father being a feminist, and why we have to retain vigor within this political climate.

On working with Jordan Peele for their film Us: “He [Peele] asked me, ‘What is your process as an actor? What do you need from a director? And I just started to cry. I was like, ‘I’ve never been asked that before.’ I could just tell in that question was a man who understood what it meant to be an actor…

On what she treated herself to following the success of Black Panther: “I went on a 10-day silent retreat. It was a gift. I did it for my birthday.”

On what she hopes to provide with first her children’s book, Sulwe: “In no way do I imagine a child will read this and never have a problem with the world discriminating against their skin or themselves discriminating again their skin. But at least you have a foundation. You have something that reminds you that you are enough.” *Sulwe is due out later this year.

On the support from her father: “It makes a huge difference to have a father who champions you. My dad was a feminist before it was cool for men to be feminists – his father too in many ways.”

On not becoming passive during within the current political climate: “Right now it’s a very, very polarizing environment. The pendulum has swung to the nth degree. But it’s important that we still find vigor when things are not that extreme because it’s in those moments when the pendulum is just swinging side to side that the most damage can be done. That’s when you get passive when things aren’t that bad. Before you know it, things are terrible again, because we fell asleep at the wheel.” Image courtesy of Marie Claire. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Reese Witherspoon, here to view 2017 cover featuring Scarlett Johansson, here to view 2016 cover featuring Dakota Johnson, here to view 2015 cover featuring Margot Robbie, here to view 2014 cover featuring Kristen Stewart, here to view 2013 cover featuring Keira Knightley, here to view 2012 cover featuring Eva Mendes, here for 2011 cover with Miley Cyrus, and here for 2010 cover with Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel.


Yalitza Aparicio for Vogue Mexico January 2019


UPDATED DECEMBER 25TH 2018: Added the Latin America cover with Irina Shayk by An Le. (source)

Santiago & Mauricio photographed the breakout star of Alfonso Cuarón‘s Roma for the cover. (source)

Click here to view this year cover featuring Lexi Boling, here to view 2017 cover featuring Joan Smalls, here to view 2016 cover featuring Emily DiDonato, here to view 2015 cover featuring Julia Frauche, here to view 2014 cover featuring Irina Shayk, here to view 2013 cover featuring Jacquelyn Jablonski, here to view 2012 cover featuring Bianca Balti, here for 2011 cover with Natalia Vodianova, and here for 2010 cover with Sasha Pivovarova.


Two Covers of W Magazine Volume #6 2018


Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin shot the cover with Bradley Cooper while the second cover with Carey Mulligan is shot by Alasdair McLellan. (source)


Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh & Jon M Chu for The Hollywood Reporter August 01st 2018


Ramona Rosales shot the cover. (source)


Featured Article: Phantom Thread Theatrical Poster


The official theatrical poster for Daniel Day-Lewis latest movie, Phantom Thread is here! The is the eighth movie directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and his second collaboration with the 60-year-old actor.

The movie also marks Daniel‘s final bow before his retirement from acting. Phantom Thread is set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, Daniel Day-Lewis plays renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock while Lesley Manville starring as his sister Cyril. They are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock.

Women come and go through Woodcock‘s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

Phantom Thread opens in select cities on December 25th 2017. (source)


Angelina Jolie for Vanity Fair September 2017


Angelina Jolie (in Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello) is making a comeback on magazine cover with Vanity Fair September 2017 issue photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, styled by Jessica Diehl. Hair and makeup by Adam Campbell and Gregory Arlt, nails by Emi Kudo. Set designer Andrea Stanley. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Alicia Vikander, here to view 2015 cover featuring Taylor Swift, here to view 2014 cover featuring Natalia Vodianova, here to view 2013 cover featuring Princess Diana, here to view 2012 covers featuring Jessica Chastain and Kate Middleton, here to view 2011 cover featuring Jennifer Lopez, here for 2010 cover with Lady Gaga and here for 2009 covers with Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett.


Gentleman Givenchy Fragrance 2017 Ad Campaign


Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson is photographed by his own wife Sam Taylor-Johnson for the ad campaign imagery of Givenchy new fragrance, Gentleman Givenchy. (source)



Sofia Coppola for Dazed Magazine Summer 2017


The cover is shot by Mark Borthwick. Click the links to view Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning covers. (source)


Stella McCartney Menswear Fall Winter 2017 Ad Campaign


Stella McCartney highlights the launch of her sophomore Menswear collection with a hauntingly elliptical short film, “Black Park,” directed by Sean Ellis and starring actor Cillian Murphy (see it here).

Murphy appears trapped between two worlds, flashy disco tech and spooky cabin in the woods wearing the brand’s Fall Winter 2017 ensemble. Oh, and Stella‘s dad Sir Paul McCartney made the soundtrack! (source)


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