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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There’s Something About Kerry – “Scandal” star Kerry Washington graces the June cover of Elle US, wearing a cardigan and shorts look from Marc Jacobs. Inside the magazine, the American actress poses for Horst Diekgerdes in the stylish designs of Giambattista Valli, Giorgio Armani and Tom Ford amongst others. As for her red carpet style, Kerry reveals that likes to get dressed for events, “I found out I enjoy the process. All these people show up at my house, they all have kits, someone has dresses. And it’s like, Let’s have fun. It’s not all about me. We’re able to create stories on the red carpet.” The June issue of Elle hits newsstands on May 21st.
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Women In Music – For the May 2013 issue of Elle US, the fashion magazine pays homage to women in music. Cover girl and British singer Rita Ora poses for photographer Thomas Whiteside in these magnetic portraits donning glamorous looks from designer labels such as Chanel, Dior and Valentino Haute Couture. Inside the issue, Rita opens up about scoring the Marchesa dress she wore to the MTV Europe Music Awards, “I went up to [Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman] and said, ‘Hi, I’m Rita. Nice to meet you. I need to wear your dress…This red dress needs to be on my body.’” The May issue of Elle hits newsstands of April 23rd.
Songbird – Every year, Elle US has its annual Women in Music issue, and who better than superstar Adele to grace the cover for 2013? Shot by Thomas Whiteside, the British songstress wears her signature updo with a lacy Alberta Ferretti top for the May 2013 edition which hits stores on April 23rd.
Top of the Pops – Carola Remer dons a wardrobe of mod-inspired silhouettes and graphic prints for the April issue of Elle US. With production by GlamPR, the brunette poses on the streets for Horst Diekgerdes’ lens in the designs of Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Fendi and others selected by Brian Molloy. / Hair by Marki Shkreli, Make up by Lisa Storey @ The Wall Group
Retro Fitted – Melodie Monrose and Kone Sindou don a wardrobe of ’60′s-inspired looks for the April 2013 edition of Elle US. Photographed by Mariano Vivanco with styling by Beth Fenton, these two beauties sport bold color-blocking, antic patterns, polka dots and checks from the likes of Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren Collection, Versace and more. / Hair by Fernando Torrent, Make-up by Hung Vanngo, Manicure by Mar Y Soul, Props by Luke Abbey
Understated Nicki – Rap superstar and “American Idol” judge Nicki Minaj graces the April cover of Elle US, looking understated with minimal makeup and a simple blonde ‘do. Nicki poses for Thomas Whiteside with styling by Joe Zee for the studio shoot. Inside the issue, the Pink Friday star opens up about her transformation, “When I saw myself with barely any makeup [on], it was such a… like, I’m so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it’s hard. I feel that it’s become a part of me…It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.”
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Paris Review – Heidi Mount channels French actress Catherine Deneuve in the March issue of Elle US, photographed by Catherine Servel. The blonde beauty wears the sixties-tinged collections of spring styled by Lori Goldstein. Designs from the likes of Balmain, Giorgio Armani, Versace and Carolina Herrera stand out in the chic studio images. / Hair by Ward Stegerhoek, Makeup by Alice Lane
Modern Love – Decked out in a wardrobe of clean lines and sophisticated basics, Ros Georgiou graces the pages of Elle US’ March issue. In front of Thomas Whiteside’s lens, the blonde sports the designs of Michael Kors, Moschino and Emporio Armani amongst others styled by Grace Cobb in the laid-back images. / Hair by Daniel Martin, Makeup by Maxine Leonard
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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