Marie Claire has named, not one, but FIVE cover girls for its May “Young Hollywood” issue. These young ladies are arguably the most talented and talked about in the industry right now, three of them have already worked together in Miu Miu’s spring 2014 campaign. Among the cover girls are Kate Mara of House of Cards, Elle Fanning playing Sleeping Beauty in the upcoming movie Maleficent, Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones, Academy award winner Lupita Nyong’o and Elizabeth Olsen who is starring in the new Godzilla movie. Their spread in the magazine includes a little bit of their own fashion taste and thoughts on fashion trends and tips. In addition, there are personal interviews and an inside scoop on what each of these ladies are hoping for in their futures. The issue is photographed by amazing photographer, Cedric Buchet.
These talented and fashionable ladies are the ones to keep an eye out for sure.
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When you think power, who comes to mind? Beyonce came to mind for Out magazine, which is why she is gracing the cover of their May 2014 POWER issue. Channeling Marilyn Monroe, Bey looks gorgeous as always in a platinum blonde bob, sultry makeup, and nothing but strands of pearls hanging off her neck. This is the queen’s first major cover since the surprise release of her self-titled album in December. Bey is definitely known for playing things her way so it makes sense that she would make us wait all this time for a cover release after the insanely successful self-titled album. In the magazine, Mrs. Carter talks about sexual liberation and equality. When asked about the making of her album, Bey said she was mindful of her wide crowd of listeners (men, women, the LGBT community), but still wanted to make the album personal and a true expression of herself. ”I needed to free myself from the pressures and expectations of what I thought I should say or be, and just speak from the heart. Being that I am a woman in a male-dominated society, the feminist mentality rang true to me and became a way to personalize that struggle.”
Beyonce spoke very openly about her feelings on double standards, women’s sexuality, liberation, and feminism, providing us a better understanding of her blatant sexuality in songs like “Partition” and “Flawless”. Hoping her latest album opened up the conversation to sexual liberation, Bey told Out magazine,”There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality. There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims. Women are so much more than that. You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist—whatever you want to be—and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive.”
She later went on to express her feelings on equality saying, “…But what I’m really referring to, and hoping for, is human rights and equality, not just that between a woman and a man. So I’m very happy if my words can ever inspire or empower someone who considers themselves an oppressed minority…We are all the same and we all want the same things: the right to be happy, to be just who we want to be and to love who we want to love.”
We couldn’t agree more and if we must admit, this just makes us love Bey more. All hail queen B!
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Miley Cyrus has been no stranger to covers of magazines. In this year alone, she has graced the covers of W, Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Love, and now Elle. One could say this is Miley’s year, if she is not being talked about via her millions of followers on social media, then she is on the lips of news anchors, TV hosts, and us regular people. Her erratic behavior and I-dont-give-a-f*ck attitude has sparked interest in society, leaving us interested in every aspect of her life.
Miley graces the cover in a pre-order ensemble by Marc Jacobs priced at $13,400. Probably looking the most covered up we have seen her in a while, Miley flaunts an embroidered tunic and matching flared pants. According to Fashionista, more than 1.1 million copies of the Wrecking Ball star’s March Cosmopolitan issue were sold and we are guessing Elle will have the same success.
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Mama Mia! Amanda Seyfried is looking impossibly sexy this month in her W Magazine spread, as well as on the cover. Shot by Craig McDean and styled by Edward Enninful, Amanda lounges around set set in cowboy boots and not much else…
To go along with the provocative photos, the featured article touches upon everything from filming sex scenes to the star’s real-life love interests.
Seyfried also recaps her journey as an actress and discusses her feelings about the industry.
Check out the full article from W’s April 2014 issue, here.
Lena Dunham has been all over the place lately: award shows, magazines, her show, Girls, and even SNL. The busy actress took some time to shoot a cover, or three, for Glamour magazine, in 60′s retro mod while donning some Twiggy-esque cat eye liner, of course.
In the interview for Glamour magazine, Lena discusses how she feels about acting (which will surprise you), how she met and began dating her boyfriend, Jack Antonoff, and her idea of how make up should be done. She explains her simple make up regime telling, “I feel prettier with a naked face and chapstick. But a good haircut makes a huge difference.” Simple and natural are the way to go. Check out the issue when it hits stands March 18!
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Rihanna on the cover of Vogue = Perfection. The edgy, gorgeous singer was interviewed for the March issue, along with a photo shoot that will make your jaw drop. Rihanna talked makeup and wardrobe, explaining one of her unique fashion rules she lives by: ”If I’m wearing a top, I don’t wear a bra. If I’m wearing a bra, I just wear a bra.” This is evident in the issues cover and even more evident than that is how much she rocks the look.
In addition RiRi discusses her love for menswear and why the juxtaposition of a woman wearing mens clothing is so incredibly sexy. She talks about her childhood explaining, “When I was thirteen or fourteen, I didn’t want to wear what my mom wanted me to wear. I was very much a boy in my style, my demeanor. All my friends were guys. I loved things that boys did. I loved being easy with my clothes. I loved wearing hats and scarves and snapbacks on my head. It was my way of rebelling. I wanted to dress like my brother. After a while, it was just easier for Mom to dress us both the same. We wore the same jeans, the same T-shirts.”
A girl who prefers mens clothes and is even sexier in them than in feminine clothing?
Lorde and Haim grace the cover of W Magazine‘s March issue with edgy black and white photos that we can’t take our eyes off of. Lorde’s hit song “Royals” has been one of our favorites, she’s incredibly unique with her gothic style and that odd Grammy performance that somehow made us like her even more. The songstress explains how she wants to give people a break from her music before she comes back with something she claims is going to be very different.
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Lupita Nyong’o has found fame since starring in 12 Years A Slave, but has also been name quite the fashionista. From Gucci to Ralph Lauren, the girl knows how to dress and carry herself with a confidence that has caught Hollywood’s eye. She now adds to her list of many accomplishments for the year, being named the cover girl of New York Magazine’s Spring Fashion Issue.
Nyong’o has been the talk of the town and is definitely an “it” girl as far as we’re concerned. Her upbringing and conservative style (along with that flawless skin) have made us all fall in love with the sweet, talented starlet she has become. We can only wait with sincere anticipation to see what this beauty decides to wear to this years Oscars.
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27-year-old Lena Dunham, creator of Girls was shot by Annie Leibovitz for her first cover of Vogue! Her hit coming of age comedy has been a knockout success with winning rave reviews, awards and legions. Now scoring the cover of Vogue, there have been a lot of whispering. Last October, rumors of Anna Wintour wanting to feature Dunham on the cover for bringing the next generation of readers to the legendary publication. Sources at the time said the editrix was: “willing to violate a lot of Vogue traditions to do it, including putting her on the cover even though she doesn’t really conform to the body type that Vogue has featured for most of its history.” It’s not the first time Dunham has appeared inside the magazine though. As the interview with Nathan Heller inside the issue reveals, in 1998 she featured in a piece about “a New York pack of fashion-conscious kids.” But now having been shot for the cover is such a huge moment for Dunham! She is a woman whose very normal body shape is a refreshing departure from the skinny magazine standard.
You read it right, W Magazine’s six February covers are taking newsstands by storm. Taking all these home might be some back breaking work, but having a purse filled with Hollywood’s hottest talent is most definitely worth it. This ultimate power issue features Hollywood talent for you to immerse yourself during awards season. This month’s covers showcase Jennifer Lawrence, Oprah Winfrey, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Amy Adams and newcomer Lupita Nyong’o, all photographed by Juergen Teller and interviewed by Lynn Hirschberg.