Enchanted Forest – Shu Pei is back once again for the fall 2013 advertisements from Vera Wang. The Chinese beauty stars in a series of dark and romantic images shot by Carter Smith made with creative direction by MODCo Creative. Shu models the designer’s bridal, ready-to-wear, Simply Vera and Black by Vera Wang collections in an enchanted forest.
The Upton Factor – Kate Upton sizzles on the September cover of Elle US, wearing a red dress from Lanvin’s fall 2013 collection. Inside the magazine, the American model poses for Carter Smith in bombshell looks from the likes of Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton styled by Joe Zee. Kate also talks to Elle about being stereotyped as a dumb blonde saying, “People deal with models like they are children. They think they can pull one over on you. It’s actually funny. I’m always like, I’m about to pull something on you, and you’re so focused on thinking I’m dumb you’re not even going to know.” Check out for the new issue of Elle on August 20th in the US.
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Lovely Amanda – Star of the upcoming “Lovelace” film Amanda Seyfried graces the August cover of Elle US, wearing a red look from Dolce & Gabbana’s fall collection. Carter Smith photographs the actress for the new issue which hits shelves on July 23rd. In an interview with Elle, Amanda shares the risk in taking on the role of porn star Linda Lovelace. ““I read the script and I was like, ‘Wow, this is the riskiest thing that’s happening [in Hollywood] right now.’ The first thing you think about is that it could have ruined my career. At the same time, I was like, ‘This is my chance to show them, to show the industry, to be recognized.’”
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Shakira on Elle – Colombian songstress and “The Voice” judge Shakira covers the July 2013 edition of Elle US, which hits newsstands on June 25th. Photographed by Carter Smith, Shakira looks rocker chic on the new issue wearing a Versace top and Diane von Furstenberg shorts. Inside the magazine, the blonde beauty opens up about motherhood, “I’m still trying to figure it out…Some people put it like it’s very idyllic, some people put it like it’s a torturing experience, but it’s not quite one thing or the other. It’s like life – it comes with everything.”
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LV Beauty – Taylor Swift graces the March issue of Elle US, wearing a yellow checkered dress from Louis Vuitton’s spring-summer 2013 collection. Inside the magazine, the blonde beauty poses for Carter Smith with styling by Joe Zee showcasing looks from the new season. Taylor also opens up about her song-writing process to Elle, “To me it’s just writing songs the way I always have. It’s me sitting on my bed feeling pain I didn’t understand, writing a song, and understanding it better. If people want to dissect the lyrics, that’s their right, but it’s all coming from the exact same place as where I started. It’s just something I do to feel better.”
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Fashion Star – Victoria Beckham looks seductive in a look from Burberry Prorsum on the March 2013 cover of Elle UK. The designer and style icon poses for Carter Smith for the new issue which hits stores on January 30th.
Crazy for Claire – “Homeland” star Claire Danes covers the February issue of Elle US, glowing in an embellished Just Cavalli top. Photographed by Carter Smith with styling by Joe Zee, the blonde wows 8 months into her pregnancy. “I’ve always wanted to have kids, but I’m glad I didn’t until now. When I was thinking about [working and being a mother] originally, I was really nervous about it…I think I would make a lousy stay-at-home mom. It just wouldn’t suit me,” Danes tells the magazine. The February issue of Elle hits newsstands on January 15th.
Game Changer – Actress Jennifer Lawrence graces the December issue of Elle US, looking divine in a white-hot number from Balenciaga’s resort 2013 collection. Photographed by Carter Smith with styling by Joe Zee, the accompanying images (preview below) features Jennifer in sizzling looks. The new issue of Elle hits newsstands on November 13th.
Elle.com – Jennifer Lawrence: Game Changer
Candy Queen – In the wake of her film release, pop megastar Katy Perry covers the September issue of Elle Magazine in high gloss images lensed by Carter Smith. The candy queen dishes on relationships, living with integrity, and the future of her career.
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A Romantic Spring – Shu Pei returns as the face of Vera Wang for the third consecutive season with the label’s spring 2012 campaign. Captured by Carter Smith, Shu Pei sports a wardrobe of floral prints, dramatic gowns and sheer dresses in the romantic images.