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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)


Featured Article: Anne Hathaway for Town & Country February 2019


Anne Hathaway is the cover star of Town & Country magazine’s February issue (on newsstands Jan 15th).

Hathaway gets candid with T&C (cover images shot by Francesco Carrozzini) where she opens up about Hollywood’s school of hard knocks, why she’s grateful for Instagram, and how she sets her anxiety on fire (literally).

On how Instagram has helped her: “Having the ability to do something on my own terms has been good for me. It has allowed me to calm down and communicate in a way that’s more clear.”

On her gratitude for acting roles: “A part of me just has to be aware that whatever it’s asking me of me, I’m incredibly lucky to be the one who’s being asked.”

On drawing strength from female friends and fellow actresses: “You just believe that more is possible. You’re a little bit braver and you want to dig a little bit deeper, you know?”

On fighting for causes such as intersectionality and anti-racism efforts: “A huge part of doing the work, particularly as a white woman, is listening and hearing and valuing the voices of people whose voices are not allowed to be raised up as much as yours.”

On how she manages stress: “Set a timer on your phone, have a candle nearby, and write it all down. You spew it out. You do not read it. The timer goes off, you tear it out of the book, and you light it on fire. All of this energy, this angst, this rage – everything is smoke.” Images courtesy of Town & Country. (source)


Featured Article: Ralph Lauren & Ricky Lauren for Town & Country November 2018


Celebrating 50 Years of Legendary Style, Ralph Lauren and his wife Ricky Lauren are the cover star of the November 2018 issue of Town & Country (on newsstands October 16th), captured by Pamela Hanson.

The magazine received exclusive access to photograph three generations of the Lauren family at their Bedford, NY home and this is the third time the Ralph & Ricky Lauren grace the cover (their first two T&C covers were in March 1992 and December 1996 together). On the heels of Lauren’s 50th Anniversary show during NYFW this September, Ralph opens up to the magazine about his fashion philosophy, how philanthropy pays a part in his life, his take on American fashion, and why he considers everything in his life to be personal.

On his fashion philosophy: “My philosophy has always been that I can sell chinos and T-shirts and $5,000 gowns – they just have to be the best of what they are.”

On how Ralph Lauren the man and the brand represent the U.S.: When I started, I felt that America was too much about mass production…Why should people go to Europe, to European brands, for good clothes? I wanted to show that we could do something American that was just as good. When I went to Russia to open a store in Moscow, I remember thinking, This is where my parents came from, and now I’m back here not just to open a store but to represent America, that Ralph Lauren is a big part of how they see America.”

On family: “I am very emotional about life and family – I’ve been married for 54 years. I’ve appreciated my life and my family, and I’ve been very lucky.

On his legacy: For me everything is personal. I realize that over the course of 50 years you could blow it or you could stand for something. I’ve worked hard, and I feel that I’ve made beauty, and I’ve made things that make people feel better. I don’t want to be remembered only for selling thousands of shirts.” (source)


Featured Article: Julianne Moore for Town & Country October 2018


Academy Award winner Julianne Moore (in Chanel Couture and Chanel Fine Jewellery) stars in this month’s release of Bel Canto (in theaters September 14), based on Ann Patchett’s best-selling 2001 novel of the same name. Moore plays Roxane, a world class opera singer taken hostage while performing at a politician’s party in South America. In the film, Roxane’s singing voice is provided by the opera star Renée Fleming, whose own soprano is the voice Patchett had in mind when she wrote the character.

The October cover of Town & Country is photographed by Tom Munro with styling by Nicoletta Santoro.

On how she related to Roxane in Bel Canto: “A character who had been in Paris by herself, that was something I could relate to, because before I had a family I would find myself in a location all by myself and think, ‘This isn’t the kind of life I want to have. She lives without any kind of community.’”

On opera in the modern day: “I think that’s the tragedy of opera in the modern day, that most people’s access to it comes through TV, and it sounds, unfortunately, the same. But being so close to these musical masters, you hear the different qualities of their voices unamplified.”

On what her daughter thinks of the roles she chooses: “…Oddly, a lot of my roles get lumped together. There was a series of 1950s housewives that were all thrown at me at the same time. Or you do a bunch of funny things all at once. MY daughter recently asked me about a project, ‘Do you die again, Mom? I feel you like you always die.’

On the most important element to her acting method: “For me the most important thing is research. If I’m playing an opera singer, I better learn what it is to be an opera singer or be able to approximate it. I’m going to know my lines. I’m going to know the music. I’m going to know all of that stuff. But then that preparation allows you to drop it on camera.” (source)


Featured Article: Carys Zeta Douglas & Catherine Zeta Jones for Town & Country September 2018


Catherine Zeta Jones and her daughter Carys Zeta Douglas wears Michael Kors dresses and Tiffany & Co. earrings on the September cover of Town & Country magazine photographed by Victor Demarchelier, styled by Nicoletta Santoro.

On adjusting to the paparazzi and defining who she is in the public eye:
“I used to get really upset. They [paparazzi] would jump on the subway and sit right in front of me. I was like, six. I was confused. That’s when I knew, ‘If this is going to be what it’s like, I need to focus on who I really am, and this is going to be something that’s just going to happen, and I can’t do anything about it.”

On having to prove herself being a part of the Douglas Dynasty:
“When I was younger I didn’t like the idea of having his name attached, this kind of ‘Douglas Dynasty’ stuff. I think what bothers me the most is that people think I don’t work hard for it, that I don’t need to work hard for it. That anything I do gets handed to me. When, honestly, I feel like it’s the opposite. I feel I need to constantly prove myself to people – that I am not just my parents’ daughter.”

On how she and mother bond over fashion:
“Fashion has been so important in my life, because my mom is like a fashion icon to me. I’m always looking through her closet.”

What Catherine Zeta-Jones is most proud of in her children:
“What I instilled in my kids, and I’m very, very proud of it, is manners. There’s nothing worse than a privileged kid without manners. I drilled it into them like boot camp. The teenage years…She [Carys] knows she cannot roll her eyes at me, or huff and puff around me. I never did it to my mother; and she’s not doing it to me.” (source)


Featured Article: Three Covers of Town & Country Magazine June/July 2018


Town & Country magazine revealed its June/July 2018 ‘Philanthropy’ issue featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karlie Kloss, and the students from March For Our Lives (Emma González, Lenor Muñoz, Alex King, D’Angelo McDade, and Delaney Tarr) on three separate covers photographed by Max Vadukul. (source)


Featured Article: Penélope Cruz & Édgar Ramirez for Town & Country March 2018


Penélope Cruz and Édgar Ramirez stars on Town & Country’s March 2018 cover, on newsstands nationwide February 06th.

Cruz (in Michael Kors) and Ramirez (in Dior Homme) are pictured together by photographer Tom Munro for their first cover (not in costume) who currently portray siblings Donatella Versace and Gianni Versace on the FX Series: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the cover is styled by Nicoletta Santoro and Alex Weiderin both of whom were a part of iconic Versace fashion campaigns in the early 90s and 2000s.

Cruz on Donatella Versace: “To me she [Donatella Versace] is like a heroine. She has demonstrated in so many ways in her life how to be an incredible woman.”

Ramírez on his admiration for Gianni Versace: “He [Gianni Versace] was a visionary and a disrupter, and we’re experiencing an era that he helped create aesthetically. There were no designers expressing that rock ‘n’ roll approach to couture before Gianni – this mix of sexuality and celebrity. The current obsession with fame started with Gianni.” (source)


Featured Article: Sarah Paulson for Town & Country February 2018


Sarah Paulson is currently starring in The Post, and inside the February 2018 issue of Town & Country magazine (on newsstands today!) she opens up on life as a working actress in her 40s, her feelings on the recent rise of her career, her relationship with Holland Taylor, and the fear behind starting a family of her down.

On her cast mates in her latest film, The Post: “These are arguably the most respected filmmakers and actors of their generation. That made it a very extraordinary place to be. It was a pinch me moment.”

On being a working actress in her 40s: “I’ve got a window as a woman of 43. …I’m trying to keep it open with both hands, as wide as possible, for as long as possible.”

On the rise of her career: “Going to the next level means that you’re at the bottom of the next rung. Look, many of them [top-tier actresses] have won Academy Awards. I don’t expect to get offered those roles before them, but I still want them. All it means is that I have to keep working the way I always have, leaving my ego at home and trying to just think about what is true.”

On her relationship with Holland Taylor: “I do not want to be defined by who I share my bed, my home, my soul with. My choices in life have been unconventional, and that’s my business. …Our relationship represents a certain amount of hope and risk. Maybe there’s something brave in it. Maybe it encourages others to make brave choices. What else can I say? We love each other.”

On fear of having children: “I don’t want to be torn. I don’t want to look at my child and say, ‘You’re the most extraordinary thing that ever happened to me, but also the death knell.’ It was hard for my mother to be everywhere, to come to the school play and make a living, I’ve always known what I wanted out of professional life, and I didn’t want to turn around and go, ‘If I had only made the choice to just dedicate this time in my life to me.’ It’s selfish, but I think the word selfish gets a bad rap.”

Sarah wears Carolina Herrera dress and Belperron earrings on the cover photographed by Victor Demarchelier. (source)


Featured Article: Jessica Chastain for Town & Country December 2017


Jessica Chastain wears Ralph Lauren Collection dress and Tiffany & Co. bracelet and rings on the December 2017/Januari 2018 cover of Town & Country magazine photographed by Matthew Brookes with styling by Nicoletta Santoro. Hair and makeup by Didier Malige and Fulvia Farolfi, nails by Gina Viviano.

On why she does not choose traditional female acting roles: “I am not one to go for traditional female roles, because I don’t think traditionally female characters are very interesting, and I don’t think they represent real life. I’m working hard to break free of stereotypes that the film industry has created and nurtured around women.”

On equal pay and what she will no longer accept: “If I’m in a situation where I have equal experience to the actor and my role is just as significant, there is no reason why I should be paid less. It’s not really part of my world anymore, because I just won’t accept it.”

On her mission to inspire young girls: “I believe that the energy you put into the world is what you get back, so I’m trying to put something positive out there, something to inspire girls and go into science, to run for office, to try to join the space program.”

On how she approaches political resistance: “I am happy to stand alongside and march for any minority to have equal rights. But I’m not into anything that incites violence, that magnifies hate, because it becomes contagious. …I try to approach my political resistance and my life with hope and love.”

On becoming the face of the new Ralph Lauren fragrance, Woman: “I’m interested in celebrating women in all of their complexities—truly authentic, self-realized women. Ralph and I both believe in the importance of empowering women, and this campaign embraces the blurred lines of gender and crushing stereotypes.” (source)


Featured Article: Claire Foy for Town & Country October 2017


The Crown star Claire Foy wears Bottega Veneta dress and Van Cleef & Arpels ear clips on the October cover of Town & Country photographed by Matthew Brookes with styling by Nicoletta Santoro.

On playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown and the idea of Her Majesty watching the show: “I would hate the idea of her watching it. When you’re playing a real person, you never want to be ghoulish. I don’t want to pick apart a person. I want to invent someone. So I would hate for her to watch it and think I overdramatized anything.”

On her rise to fame: “I’ve never been a particularly ambitious actor. I was eager to do great things, but I never was like, ‘What I have to do is become massive.’ I just thought, maybe I’ll do a job here and there, and that I’ll be nice and I’ll move on to a different stage of my life.”

On her experience at the Golden Globes: “The Golden Globes were really weird—absolutely amazing, but strange, because suddenly, without me knowing, while I’ve been busy working, people felt like I belonged in that room. And I’d be like, ‘No, you don’t understand. I haven’t changed, it’s still just me.’ There was definitely a moment after the awards where I needed to be alone in a dark room to try to understand what’s happening. I never got that moment. I got a martini and cracked on.”

On her upcoming departure from The Crown (the show plans to change its cast every two seasons to depict the royal family at different points in time): “I’m in massive denial. I don’t feel like it’s over. I’m waiting for it to hit me at some point that this stage of my life is finished, but it hasn’t happened yet.” (source)


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