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Posts tagged editorial shoots i love
[MY FAVOURITE THING TODAY] Supermodel and South African homegirl, Candice Swanepoel, shot for Vogue Australia by Victor Demarchelier. Totes fab.
Solange for Complex magazine.
[MAG FAB] My current music crush, Elle Varner, stars in the Spring 2012 cover shoot for AMMO magazine.
When asked what’s next for the songstress, she said:
I see myself being at the very very very very very top of the music game period but especially as a R&B singer. I think it’s time to take it back to the days when R&B was dominating and you had your Whitney Houston’s and your Mariah Carey’s and it was all good. I miss those days and I think it’s time for a change. I strongly feel that I’m a contender for that position.
Read the entire interview HERE.
Carmelita Mendes and others featured in ”Big Size” for Elle Italia April 2012, photographed by Marcelo Kasilcic check out the rest here
Absolute perfection. Naomi Campbell channels uber-diva Miss Tina Turner in a new V Magazine shoot. I can’t with this woman… Wow.
[MAG FAB] Saying Adele’s music is phenomenal isn’t nearly enough. We know she’s a powerhouse performer, she has the Grammy awards to prove it, thankyouverymuch. But there’s something more: this woman is all class. She’s fantastic. Don’t believe me? Her Vogue US interview (which you can read in full HERE) is all kinds of awesome. She seems ridiculously self-aware, funny, genuine and just plain lovely.
I’m in it for the long run. I don’t want to be disposable. You’re only as good as your next record. I’m not scared of losing this. I won’t come out with new music until it’s better than 21. I’m not expecting to sell as many records, but I don’t want to release shit. Also, I have nothing to write about! I’d be lying. And that would go against everything I’ve ended up building for myself. So, yeah, I will need at least three years to write a record.
I want to evolve as an artist. There’s so much music I don’t know about yet. I want to go on the road with my friends who are artists. I want to go and see things as a fan again. I am a fan, but I can’t remember what it feels like to be a fan anymore. Because I’ve become an artist. I’ve become the artist.
An artist, indeed. Adore her!
[MAG FAB] Miss Viola Davis - and her natural hair - working the cover of LA Times Magazine.
“That really is our plight, especially as women of color,” she says. “You can have all the training in the world, come from a respectable background and yet never get that big opportunity that breaks you out—never.”
[MAG FAB] Solange in InStyle magazine. Perfection.
Miss Taylor Swift’s full interview is now up on Vogue’s website. She talks about being uncool, her life right now and her anxieties about the future.
On being uncool at a young age:
So … middle school? Awkward. Having a hobby that’s different from everyone else’s? Awkward. Singing the national anthem on weekends instead of going to sleepovers? More awkward. Braces? Awkward. Gain a lot of weight before you hit the growth spurt? Awkward. Frizzy hair, don’t embrace the curls yet? Awkward. Try to straighten it? Awkward! So many phases!
On her ‘outsider’ status:
I think who you are in school really sticks with you. I don’t ever feel like the cool kid at the party, ever. It’s like, Smile and be nice to everybody, because you were not invited to be here.
On underdogs sticking together:
All of my favorite people—people I really trust—none of them were cool in their younger years. Because if you know how to be cool in middle school, maybe you have skills you shouldn’t. Maybe you know how to be conniving, like, naturally. There’s always that seventh-grade girl who looks like she’s 25. And you’re like, How do you do it? How do you do it, Sarah Jaxheimer? Why is your hair always so shiny?!
On her ‘good girl’ image:
Ever since I was sixteen, the question that I get in every single interview is ‘So, all the pop stars right now who are stumbling out of clubs and going crazy—are you going to do that?’ When I was younger, I had to be more insistent with people because they would say, ‘Yeah, they all say that when they’re sixteen, honey. Just wait till you’re nineteen or 20. That’s when it all goes off the tracks!’
But you know, as time has gone by, I’ve gotten that question less and less. I think, for me, the bigger pitfall is losing your self-awareness. Even though I am at a place where my dresses are really pretty and the red carpets have a lot of bright lights and I get to play to thousands of people … you have to take that with a grain of salt. The stakes are really high if you mess up, if you slack off and don’t make a good record, if you make mistakes based on the idea that you are larger than life and you can just coast. If you start thinking you’ve got it down, that’s when you run into trouble—either by getting complacent or becoming mouthy. And nobody likes that.
On the odd occasions where she’s thrown tantrums:
Yeah, but if I do I usually spend the next four days apologizing. I get post-conversation anxiety. ‘I am so sorry if I said something weird. Did I make that weird? I am sorry if I made that weird!’
On her anxieties about what comes next:
I fret about the future. What my next move should be. What the move after that should be. How I am going to sustain this. How do I evolve. I get so ahead of myself. I’m like, ‘What am I going to be doing at 30?’ But there’s no way to know that! So it’s this endless mind-boggling equation that you’ll never figure out. I overanalyze myself into being a big bag of worries.
Lately I’ve been focusing on trying to be here. Trying to be who I am, where I am, at the moment. But, you know, I am having a big meeting with my team next week, planning 2013. Which makes it hard!
On body image and working out:
I don’t ever want to be that person whose self-image overtakes who they are. I am not a fan of working out that much. There’s no regimen. There’s no personal trainer. I love to go hiking because it’s an experience. If I need to gain stamina for a tour, I will run every single night on the treadmill, but I don’t necessarily like being at the gym.
I think I am smart unless I am really, really in love, and then I am ridiculously stupid. [Right now] I got nothing going on! I just don’t really feel like dating. I really have this great life right now, and I’m not sad and I’m not crying this Christmas, so I am really stoked about that.
On whose career she’d like to emulate:
I look back and I think about Kris Kristofferson. He is so versatile and so appreciated for all of the things that he has done. The fact that he shines in songwriting, shines in his solo career, shines in movies and does it all so tastefully. I got to meet him last year, and he’s just one of those people who has been in this business for years but you can tell it hasn’t chewed him up and spit him out. He just seemed like the human embodiment of gratitude. Sometimes you see these people who are just so—God—so affected by all of it, where ambition has taken precedence over happiness. But when I meet people who really embody this serenity of knowing that they have had an amazing life—James Taylor, Kris Kristofferson, and Ethel Kennedy… . They just seem to be effervescent.
Oh, be still my beating heart.
Charlize, in my opinion the most beautiful woman in Hollywood today, looks sensational on the cover of ELLE France.
Shot by Mark Seliger, she models the hottest Autumn looks by Ferragamo, Dior, Vuitton etc etc etc