Kirsten on Gender–American actress Kirsten Dunst is the May cover star of Harper’s Bazaar UK, looking lovely in a look from Miu Miu’s spring collection. The star of “The Two Faces of January” poses for David Slijper and wears flower looks styled by Leith Clark in the cover shoot.
Dunst is very vocal about her views on gender when speaking to the magazine, saying, “I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued,” the face of L’Oréal Professionnel states. “We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking – it’s a valuable thing my [mom] created. And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor. I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s why relationships work…” Tells us what you think below.
Fresh Talent on Marie Claire–The May issue of Marie Claire US releases not one, not two but five covers–each featuring a “fresh face” in Hollywood. Recent Oscar winner and Lancome face Lupita Nyong’o, Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, Kate Mara, Elizabeth Olsen and Elle Fanning (star of this season’s Miu Miu campaign with Lupita and Elizabeth) cover the magazine photographed by Cedric Buchet.
Lupita talked to the magazine about the success of this year, saying, “It was phenomenal. As brilliant as it was, onward ho. I hope that I will get to work soon. In due time, what I should do next and what I want to do next will reveal themselves. I am not in the business of trying to top this year – that’s virtually impossible. I’d have to be pronounced the queen of England or something.” Check out all the covers below and see more on MarieClaire.com.
Scarlett on Vanity Fair–Actress Scarlett Johansson covers the May issue of Vanity Fair, giving a sultry look in the image photographed by Craig McDean. Scarlett recently covered WSJ Magazine as well, with a more demure look. Shot on location at the New York Palace hotel, the blonde bombshell exudes glamour in the glossy feature.
Here’s what Lily Anolik, the writer of the cover story had to say about Scarlett when she was on set of the Vanity Fair shoot, “She looked ravishing, radiant, sublime, good enough to eat…And as I joined the small throng that had gathered to watch, throwing subtle elbows to secure a better position, I realized that I was acting the opposite of cool, that I was acting totally and completely gaga. I realized, too, that Scarlett wasn’t just a movie star. She was a movie goddess…”
Beyonce on OUT–Pop superstar Beyonce covers the “Power Issue” of OUT Magazine, wearing a short, blonde wig for the black and white photo shoot. The “Drunk in Love” singer poses for Santiago & Mauricio in the spread. In the article, Beyonce opened up about her surprise album which she dropped last December which ended up being a smash hit on the charts.
On the album being one of her most sexually liberated projects:
“I’d like to believe that my music opened up that conversation. 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.”
Miley on ELLE–Singer Miley Cyrus lands her first ELLE cover with the magazine’s May issue. The “Wrecking Ball” star who appears in Marc Jacobs’ spring 2014 advertisements, wears a sequined pants and top look from his fall collection in the image photographed by Michael Thompson. The May issue is devoted to woman in music, and Miley is certainly one of the most talked about names on the pop scene right now.
Lorde on Fashion–New Zealand born, 17-year-old singer slash songwriter Lorde shines in a gold look from Dolce & Gabbana’s spring collection on FASHION’s May cover. Set to launch her own MAC Cosmetics collaboration later this year, the pop star poses for Chris Nicholls in the feature styled by Zeina Esmail. Lorde opens up to the Canadian magazine about teenagers today, her strong sense of self and facing industry pressure.
On her strong sense of self:
“I know who I am,” she notes when she looks at a cherry-red biker jacket by Saint Laurent, “and I’m not this.”
On kids today:
“I think young people have changed the way we view pop culture…we now have this discerning power. We all have Tumblers, we curate imagery every day. We can sniff out bullshit faster.”
Kate on Bazaar–Fresh off the heels of her Vogue UK cover released earlier today, Kate Moss lands another with the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar US. The supermodel stars on “The Beauty Issue” photographed by longtime friend Terry Richardson. This marks Bazaar’s third model cover for the year (see our roundup of models on US magazine covers). Inside the issue, Kate will talk about new Topshop collaboration which is set to hit stores on April 30th.
Emma Talks Negative Side of Fashion–23-year-old star Emma Watson graces the latest issue of the UK’s The Sunday Times Style and included inside is an illuminating interview. The “Noah” actress told the magazine that it has been difficult growing up in the spotlight, but she can “take criticism on the chin a lot more”. As for the pressure to be perfect, Watson admits that the expectations can be hard.
“As a younger woman, that pressure got me down, but I’ve made peace with it. With airbrushing and digital manipulation, fashion can be an unobtainable image that’s dangerously unhealthy. I’m excited about the aging process. I’m more interested in women who aren’t perfect. They’re more compelling,” the red carpet star tells the publication. Ellen von Unwerth captured Emma for the new photo shoot which is out on newsstands now.
Rita Reveals All on Elle–UK talent Rita Ora graces the May cover of Elle UK, wearing a Dior skirt and a Cartier bracelet. Her “Rosetta” tattoo is the true star of the image (photographed by Thomas Whiteside) though. Rita tells the magazine about the pin-up girl featured on her torso. “It’s based on an original piece by Alberto Vargas, who was an incredible illustrator in the 1930s. He was one of the creators of the pin-up image. That’s our build, our power,” the face of Material Girl explains.”That’s why I was obsessed with it; learning what men don’t understand about women and what women don’t understand about men. I was obsessed with the painting a long time ago, and then I got it done six months ago.” The new issue of Elle hits newsstands on April 3rd.
Amanda on Glow–Actress Amanda Seyfried graces the May cover of Canada’s Glow Magazine, looking ethereal in look from Givenchy’s spring-summer 2014 collection. The blonde starlet was recently named the face of the brand’s Very Irrésistible L’eau en rose perfume. Inside the issue, Amanda opens up about what it means to be a face of Givenchy, saying, “It’s not something I would ever have imagined could happen to me…I never saw myself as somebody who could represent something so chic.”