Andreja Pejic makes history in the May 2015 issue of Vogue. The 23-year-old Serbian model is the first ever transgender model to ever be featured in the fashion bible.
Famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier snapped the beauty for the historic moment. Anna Wintour’s timing couldn’t be more perfect. Diane Sawyer’s highly-anticipated interview with Bruce Jenner airs this Friday. That woman must have a crystal ball in her office ;)
“If at the beginning of my career in the modelling industry or half way through it or even this time last year you told me that I would end up having a 4 page feature in AMERICAN VOGUE I would have probably told you ‘oh I dunno about that! That might be a bit difficult to achieve in the near future.’ In fact I was told by various people many times over that the chances of me ending up on these pages were slim to none. So you can only imagine what I’m feeling right now! Thank you #AnnaWintour,#TonneGoodman, #PatrickDemarchelier and#HelenaSuric for making history and having me be part of it but even more importantly for representing a whole social minority and an often forgotten community of women in such an important publication and opening doors for the rest of the fashion industry to do so!” Pejic wrote on Instagram
Up until 2014, Pejic was billed as an “androgynous” male model, self-described as living “in between genders.” She underwent a gender confirmation process last year to fully transition into a woman. For more, head over to Vogue.com to read her interview.
Scoring a Vogue cover is an achievement in itself, but snagging the all-important September issue is a huge coup. Chalk up another career milestone for Jennifer Lawrence. The 22-year-old actress graces the cover shot by famed photographer Mario Testino. Inside the issue, Lawrence wears designer threads styled by Tonne Goodman, one of my favorite editors for the publication. Check out her editorial below, along with a few quotes from the accompanying interview.
I’m not sure how many of you are Homeland fans, but I’m a huge one. It took me until Netflix to stream Season 1 to get hooked, but I’m fully invested now. As you can imagine, I’m extremely excited for the third season to premiere. Unfortunately, we have to wait until September to see what happens next. Thankfully, a stunning editorial photographed by Annie Leibovitz reunites the Showtime show’s lead stars to tide us over until then.
While Claire Danes nabs the front cover of Vogue’s August 2013 issue, Damian Lewis also poses for the famed photographer. Styled by fashion editor Tonne Goodman (love her), Danes wears Burberry Prorsum (the trench on the cover), Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and Victoria Beckham for the espionage-themed shoot while Lewis wears Prada and Dior among others. Check out their spread below.
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.