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Featured Article: Salma Hayek for Town & Country April 2019


Salma Hayek is the April 2019 cover star of Town & Country, on newsstands ‪March 12‬.

Hayek is gearing up for this month’s thriller The Hummingbird Project (in theaters ‪March 15th‬) where she plays a trading tycoon who finds herself in competition with a former employee (Alexander Skarsgard) and his cousin (Jesse Eisenberg) as they battle to control a technology that could make its owner a fortune.

Inside her T&C cover story, the 52-year-old Oscar-nominated actress opens up about her marriage to fashion magnate François Henri Pinault, the joys, and struggles of Instagram, Harvey Weinstein, motherhood, and plastic surgery.

On her character in this month’s thriller The Hummingbird Project (in theaters ‪March 15‬): “They’re rare. And if you’re Mexican they’re practically nonexistent.”

On the joys and struggles of Instagram: “Funnily enough, I have 8.6 million followers…doing it on my own! I remember my first Boomerang. I did it, but it was without my head, and I got so frustrated I just posted it. I said, ‘Sorry, guys. I tried but I really can’t get it.’”

On her husband, François-Henri Pinault and what she keeps private: “[Pinault] is the best husband in the world. I get to be who I am with him, and I don’t feel that somebody tries to limit me. I’m not going to tell you [how we met]. It’s such a romantic, amazing story, but it is mine. I don’t want to vulgarize it by making it into a story to make myself interesting.”

On those who were surprised when she married Pinault: “A lot of people are very shocked that I married who I married. And some people are even intimidated now by me. But it’s another way of showing racism. They can’t believe this Mexican ended up in the life that she has, and they’re uncomfortable around me.”

On Harvey Weinstein’s discrediting her story following her 2017 New York Times article: “There is a theory that women of color are easy to discredit.”

On becoming a mother at age 41: “I think I’m a better mother because I had her [Valentina] later. But I do get tired, I’m not going to lie.”

On plastic surgery: “I haven’t done an-y-thing.” Images courtesy of Town & Country. (source)


News: PPR to Change Its Name to Kering (from Bahasa Indonesia)


PPR (previously known as Pinault-Printemps-Redoute until May 18th 2005), The French multinational holding company which develops a worldwide brand portfolio such as Gucci, Saint Laurent Paris, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron, Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney, Brioni and Alexander McQueen, has reportedly requested to register a new name “Kering” (means dry or dried in our native Bahasa Indonesia) to the US Patent & Trademark Office in November 2012, as part of a rebranding.

Vogue UK reports that CEO François-Henri Pinault aims to increase the firm’s sales to €24 billion (£20.9 billion), by 2020 from €9.7 billion (£8.4 billion) in 2012.

Earlier this January, PPR acquired a majority stake in British label Christopher Kane. If the name change really happens, marks another milestone for Indonesian fashion industry. Most recently, the talented Tex Saverio dressed Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence for her upcoming movie, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. We are hoping that the world will take notice of the ever exciting Indonesian fashion industry, very soon!

You can read our about the recently held Indonesia Fashion Week 2013, here.


Featured Article: InStyle US 2012 Covers Recap


Italian photographers Michelangelo di Battista and Giampaolo Sgura shared the spot of the photographer who shot the most covers for InStyle US this year. Both snapped three slots each for the Ariel Foxman monthly edited publication.

Michelangelo di Battista shot the important March and September issue with Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez respectively. He also shot the June cover with the stunning Charlize Theron. Giampaolo Sgura photographed Mrs. Francois-Henri Pinault, Salma Hayek (how come her waist was soo tiny!?) for the July issue, Gwyneth Paltrow for October, and Halle Berry for November issue.

Swedish photographer Andreas Sjödin, and Serbian born Dusan Reljin snapped two covers each this year. Jennifer Garner and Drew Barrymore posed in front of Sjödin‘s lens for the magazine’s January and February issue, while Sofia Vergara and Jessica Biel fronting the April and August covers that was shot by Reljin. The last two slots this year was featuring Cameron Diaz who looks lovely on the May cover, by London-based Liz Collins and the elegant Catherine Zeta-Jones for December issue by German photographer Horst Diekgerdes.

Click here to read our recap from last year, and share to us you favourite InStyle US cover this year in the comment box below.

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Salma Hayek for Harper’s Bazaar UK November 2012


UPDATED OCTOBER 03rd 2012: Added the subscriber cover via TFS.

Paula Kudacki photographed the 46 year old actress and the respectable Mrs.François-Henri Pinault (the CEO of PPR) for the November cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK.

Click here to view last year November cover featuring Kate Winslet, here for 2010 cover with Renee Zellweger, and here for 2009 cover with Claudia Schiffer.

Image via TFS.


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