Simple, luxe and feminine were the go-to words cited backstage at the Dior Autumn/Winter 2012 show in Paris on Friday. Lead hairstylist Orlando Pita created deep-parted, sleek (not to be confused with wet-look, which Pita isn't a fan of) ponytails that graced models' backs as they walked. Pat McGrath then teamed that with an elegant makeup palette that was quite pared-back by Dior terms. It featured gold shadow, lots of mascara and an earthy-toned polish.
Kate Winslet covers the new V magazine, which is out on newsstands today. It's the publication's heroes issue, featuring photos shot by Mario Testino and styled by Carine Roitfeld. In the issue, which also features Lara Stone, Kate channelled her own personal style icon, Elizabeth Taylor, and spoke about how they're similar. The Contagion star, who skipped last night's NYC premiere with Matt Damon, also touched on her children growing up in the city, the awkwardness of sex scenes, and her hopes for more challenging roles in the future.
- On her similarities to Elizabeth: "She was very strong in her head and in her heart, not just in the exterior and I suppose I am. To me she hid vulnerability pretty successfully, and I do that too. We all have vulnerable sides. I think for a long time I pretended I didn't have one, and I definitely do. The last couple of years I really had to pay attention to that. The great thing about acting is that you can fling it all into the mix of the part."
True Blood's Anna Paquin takes an unexpected retro turn for V Magazine's July issue. Sporting a series of platinum blonde finger waves and dramatically teased brunette locks, the glamorous shoot showcases Anna's versatility as an actress, and model. We're loving the cross between 60's screen siren and Morticia-esque vixen — mixed with a carefully placed beauty spot and statement pout, both looks scream seduction. Are you liking the retro vibe?
By gosh Gisele Bundchen! Can you put that toned physique, and those rock hard abs away? I'm trying to enjoy a cupcake here. The genetically blessed supe' stripped down to just her jeans and a series of midriff baring outfits for the Spring issue of V Magazine. Gisele posed for photographer Hedi Slimane for the black and white spread, and accessorized her simple denim and tee ensembles with nothing but her killer bod. Want to see more? Click right this way...
It's a bright and colourful cover this month for V Magazine, where Marc Jacobs and Lady Gaga represent New York together for the NYC-dedicated issue. Mario Testino photographed them along with more stars of the city including Debbie Harry, Jake Shears, Chloe Sevigny and Mark Ronson. Lady Gaga poses as the Statue of Liberty in Louis Vuitton next to Marc and a shopping trolley, styled by Gaga's long time stylist Nicola Formichetti. The V is created out of lots of different colours of gum, with limited edition subscriber issues featuring custom-designed artistic versions. Kooky but fun! Catch the rest in our gallery.
Scarlett Johansson struck a few poses for the upcoming issue of V magazine. She opened up in the accompanying interview about her character in the blockbuster Iron Man 2—check out our review for deets! She also touched on maturing in her career and how she transforms from her everyday, gym-going self to being red carpet ready. Scarlett said:
- On her Black Widow character in Iron Man 2: "It’s not that she’s non-feeling, she just gets the job done. She’s part of something bigger and she knows it. She’s this crazy badass and she has no time for f-cking around."
- On what it takes to make her look like a movie star: "It’s all in a day’s work for me. Working with these incredible hair and makeup teams, you go in looking like a schmoe and you come out like a movie star. You go through the works and then you’re like this perfectly prepared sausage . . . no one ever sees what goes in."
- On feeling like a grownup: "I’m 25 and for some time I’ve played these characters who are kind of figuring it out, transforming from young girls to young women . . . I don’t feel like a girl anymore. And I feel like my life and career are on a different path than they had been. There’s a lot of road behind me. I feel at this point I really want to do work that is challenging to me. Not to say that I don’t look at my job and realise that I’m ridiculously fortunate and purely an actor for hire. You never forget that it’s all so vulnerable."
Photos courtesy Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
Daria. Mario. Mexicana. Can you feel the heat? The three team up in the upcoming issue of V Magazine in a spread inspired by Mexican actress Maria Felix — also known as La Doña, a woman who was a fixture in the fashion world as well as in Mexican cinema. Designers like Christian Dior, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, and Chanel dressed Felix once upon a time, and the actress also commissioned serpent and crocodile diamond necklaces from Cartier Paris. See Daria wrapped in slithery stunners, exotic black, smoking various cigars, every bit the ravenous screen siren.
Source: V Magazine