Hopefully, Vogue approved these pictures with Beyonce’s publicist before publishing them. Otherwise, they should be expecting a “polite” email to take them down, similar to the one asking Buzz Feed to remove those unflattering photos from the Super Bowl. If her publicist didn’t like these Patrick Demarchelier-snapped photos, she’s clearly blind, because Beyonce is gorgeous in these photos.
Vogue stylist Camilla Nickerson (love her) does an impeccable job dressing the “Irreplaceable” singer in looks by Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Oscar de la Renta to name a few. The 31-year-old singer is the perfect choice to grace Vogue’s Power Issue cover, especially after that energetic Super Bowl performance. The only thing, I’m not crazy about the shoot is that hairstyle. While Janet Jackson rocked it, in her “Love Will Never Do Without You” music video from the 90s, it’s a bit dated here. Perhaps a mixture of this look and other coiffed masterpieces would’ve served the shoot better.
Inside the issue, Bey opens up about her daughter Blue Ivy, her decision to split with her father as her business manager, reading disparaging comments about her on websites and her upcoming album. In addition, she gets a nice little shout out from her BFF Gwyneth Paltrow. Check it out below.
“When she is working onstage, she has more power than any woman I’ve ever seen. She would never say it and has never said it, but I feel she knows with every fiber of her being that she is the best in the world at her job.” – Gwyneth Paltrow
Hands down Les Miserables is the film I’m most excited to see this holiday season. What can I say, I’m a musical junkie. With stars like Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Hugh Jackman on board, how can I not be stoked. To kick start the Les Miserables promotion onslaught, Anne Hathaway posed for the cover of Vogue’s December issue. Shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, the 30-year-old dazzles for a stunning photo spread. Inside the issue, Hathaway discusses losing weight and cutting her hair for the role of Fantine.
In addition to Anne’s editorial and modern-day photo shoot, the actress along with her Les Mis co-stars donned their period costumes for a gorgeous pictorial. Once again, Leibovitz was enlisted to capture the stunning photos. Whether the film goes on to Oscar glory, one thing is certain, the movie adaption of Victor Hugo’s classic will look gorgeous. It’s definitely a frontrunner for the Best Costume category. Check out the photos below.
They’re not boys, but not yet men either, to quote a Britney Spears classic with a slight gender change. The lads of One Direction are growing up in front of our very eyes, or at the very least, becoming more sophisticated. The British boy band recently released a beautiful black and white music video for their ballad, “Little Things“, showing their sensitive sides. Now, they can add a stylish new photo editorial on their journey to manhood.
Zayn, Liam, Niall, Louis and Harry posed for famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier in the latest issue of British Vogue. No Teen Beat here. The quintet showed off their youthful sides with matching varsity jackets, then flipped the script looking dapper in tailored suits. Each of the guys look totes adorable in their solo shots. British model Edie Campbell joins the boy band for a couple of group shots. Check out all the photos below.
Keira Knightley and Katie Holmes… so much in common. Besides having first names that are five letters long and beginning with the letter “K”, both ladies also grace fashion magazine covers for October 2012. Knightley channels a modern-day Anna Karenina in her Vogue editorial, appropriate given she’s starring in another film adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s 1877 novel. Meanwhile, the former Mrs. Cruise goes sophisticated edgy socialite for the Russian edition of Harper’s Bazaar. Both actresses look absolutely stunning in their respective issues.
27-year-old Keira posed for iconic photographer Mario Testino for her spread, while famed Gilles Bensimone snapped 33-year-old Katie. Check out their photos below along with a few quotes. Keira’s co-stars, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, also make an appearance in her Vogue spread.
Keira On Playing Anna Karenina
“When I reread the book last summer, I went, ‘Oh!’ It’s not a romance at all. I don’t think that Tolstoy is saying this is what you should do for love; quite a lot of the time he is saying the reverse. He hates Anna at certain moments. She is both a villain and a heroine. She can be incredibly vain and manipulative. She is somebody who breaks her own moral code, and yet the shame and disgust she lives with because of that make her fascinating.”
Lana Del Rey and Kristen Stewart don’t have a lot of things in common, which is to be expected since one’s an indie musician and the other a mainstream movie star. With that in mind, they do share a couple of things this month. Both just landed the October 2012 cover of an international edition of Vogue, and both are wearing floral Gucci dresses to boot. Someone over at Gucci’s publicity division is certainly doing their job to make sure their garments get massive exposure.
Del Rey looks ever the ethereal hippie child she’s carved her public persona out to be, while Stewart kinda looks like the cold man-eating siren the media has portrayed her since her very public cheating scandal. That said, both ladies look fabulous on their respective covers and fashion editorials.
In her interview with Australia’s Vogue, Lana discusses her stage fright, fashion sense and lacking material for new songs. Meanwhile, Kristen discloses to British Vogue her struggles to play it cool in the industry and dying her hair blonde for her new movie, On The Road. Check out photos and quotes below from both ladies.
Scoring the cover of Vogue’s September issue is like winning a gold medal in the fashion Olympics. It’s the issue Anna Wintour and her minions work tirelessly on all year long. Just watch the awesome 2009 documentary titled “The September Issue” to see what is entailed to bring the issue together. This year they must’ve worked even harder since the 2012 issue is a total of 946 pages, -the largest ever for the publication. The 26-year-old singer unveiled the cover on her new social network littlemonsters.com, posting:
“SHH DONT TELL TWITTER/ SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE MAGAZINE/ Sorry Anna but the underground kids deserve it. bisous!”
Who better to grace the cover of the extra-large issue than larger-than-life pop icon Lady Gaga? This marks the second time she’s landed the cover. The first time occurred in March 2011. With a new album, “ARTPOP“, to promote, Gaga must’ve been elated to score the essential Fall fashion bible for fashionistas everywhere. In the issue, Gaga talks about having sex on beaches, her world tour, launching her perfume, fashion risks and her music.
“I don’t really make records for people to listen to and go, ‘Wow, she’s a genius’. I’d really like you to order a drink, maybe kiss the person you came with that evening or rediscover something about your past that makes you feel even more brave.” – Lady Gaga
As we move closer and closer to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, the promotion and visibility of the athletes competing has certainly been kicked up a notch.
In anticipation for the games, supermodel Karlie Kloss teams up with America’s top male athletes as they set their sights on the gold. The Vogue Magazine shoot, done by Annie Leibovitz, is called “Country Strong” and features Kloss in a sexy shot alongside each of the athletes doing something related to their sport.
The athletes featured include: Jonathan Horton (24, Gymnastics), Ryan Lochte (27, Swimming), Ashton Eaton (24, Track & Field), Bob & Mike Bryan (Twins, 34, Tennis), and Dwayane Wade (30, Basketball). Check out their stunning sexy photos below.
Last night, Adele proved that her beautiful voice was back in fine form after throat surgery. Today, we see her beauty extends beyond her amazing pipes. The Grammy winner lands on the cover of Vogue Magazine. Last year, the British songbird graced British Vogue, but this is the first time for the US edition.
Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus PIggott, Adele smolders on the cover and in the pictures found inside the March 2012 issue. With her signature long lashes and hair voluminized within an inch of its life, the 23-year-old singer looks glamorous in the fashion magazine. IMHO, this is the best Adele has ever looked. I always thought she was a gorgeous woman, but these pictures made my jaw drop. Simply stunning. Check out a few pics from the photo shoot below, along with a few snippets from her interview with Jonathan Van Meter.
On Voice Troubles
I’ve been singing properly every day since I was about fifteen or sixteen, and I have never had any problems with my voice, ever. I’ve had a sore throat here and there, had a cold and sung through it, but that day it just went while I was onstage in Paris during a radio show. It was literally like someone had pulled a curtain over it.”
On Red Carpet Nerves
I hate the red carpet. I don’t feel insecure, I just feel like, Oh, I don’t want to do this. I literally get a stomach cramp. At the VMA’s last year I felt really out of my comfort zone because there were so many superstars there.