Joan on ELLE – Top model Joan Smalls covers the January issue of ELLE US. shining in a look from Givenchy’s spring-summer 2014 collection. Despite being one of the leading faces in fashion and a spokesperson for Estee Lauder, Joan admits that some in the industry don’t embrace diversity when it comes to models. “People hide behind the word aesthetic. They say, ‘Well, it’s just that designer’s aesthetic.’ But when you see 18 seasons in a row and not one single model outside a certain skin color…? There are people in the industry who are advocates, who support diversity. And there are people who do not. I don’t get it. Beauty is universal. These doors have to open,” the model tells ELLE.
Michael Thompson photographed Joan for the new issue which hits newsstands on December 17th. Read more quotes on ELLE.com
Lea on Elle – “Glee” star Lea Michele is the December cover star of Elle US, wearing a white jacket from Ralph Lauren and denim pants from Frame denim. Carter Smith photographed the actress for the new issue which features her on a race track. Earlier this year her boyfriend Cory Monteith tragically passed away and Lea opened up to the magazine about it, saying, “I never thought I would be in this position in my whole life. Now that I am in this position, you can choose to rise, and that’s what I’m going to try to do. I know that Cory would want nothing more than for me to take this situation and use it to help people.”
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Women in Hollywood – Elle US has released its annual “Women in Hollywood” issue covers starring actresses Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Penelope Cruz and Melissa McCartney. The women all look beautiful in portraits photographed by Thomas Whiteside who shot Reese, Shailene and Melissa while Penelope’s cover was shot by Nico. The November issue of Elle hits newsstands on October 22nd, and you can check out all of the stars’ featured below.
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She’s a Rainbow – Colorful fall fashion gets served up in a new spread featured in the October issue of Elle US. Model Zen Sevastyanova poses for Catherine Servel in standout designs from the likes of Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana styled by Lori Goldstein. Zen’s hair and makeup even matches the vibrant fashions thanks to hair stylist Orlando Pita and makeup artist Christian McCulloch.
Starlet Wears Calvin Klein – Face of Calvin Klein’s “Downtown” fragrance Rooney Mara graces the pages of Elle US’ September issue in a feature on the brand. The actress poses with Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa in a set of black and white images shot by Thomas Whiteside. Joe Zee styled the shoot which highlights Costa’s modern and minimal aesthetic.
Hollywood’s New Rebel – Actress Amber Heard graces the pages of Elle US’ September 2013 edition in a fashion feature shot by Cédric Buchet. The blonde beauty will star in the upcoming film, “Machete Kills”. Amber dons looks from the likes of Emilio Pucci, Chloe and Versace for the shoot. “I don’t imagine myself, my work, or my life, fitting into any kind of standardized path. In fact, the idea of there even being a standard freaks me out a lot,” Amber tells the magazine about getting engaged or married.
Read more of Amber’s quotes on Elle.com
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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Corps Strength – Heading to the desert, American beauty Jessica Miller stars in the pages of Elle US’ August issue. Thomas Whiteside lenses the brunette in sultry and skin-tight looks inspired by army style selected by fashion editor Joe Zee. Jessica impresses in the designs of Altuzarra, Dior, Chanel and others in the sunny images. / Hair by Maranda, Makeup by Talia Shobrook
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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