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
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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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.”
Read more from Taylor’s interview on Elle.com
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.
Designer Best – Following up a preview of the cover shoot last week, we have a full look at Jessica Biel in the January issue of Elle US. Thomas Whiteside photographed the actress alongside top designers including Jean Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa, Christian Louboutin, Isabel Marant, the artisanal of Maison Martin Margiela, Nicola Formichetti of Mugler, Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Balmain and Giambattista Valli. Elle’s creative director Joe Zee styled the brunette in the designers’ spring collections in the romantic city of Paris.
Fantastic Voyage – Actress Jessica Biel graces the January issue of Elle US wearing a Dior dress and jewelry. Inside the magazine, Jessica poses for the lens of Thomas Whiteside alongside famous design names including Jean Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa, Christian Louboutin and Giambattista Valli. Styled by Joe Zee, the brunette goes from glam to masculine chic in spring 2013 designs in Paris.
View more images from this shoot and read the article on Elle.com
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
Prism Break – In front of Thomas Whiteside’s lens, Naty Chabanenko spends a day of pure relaxation in lush, colorful furs for the November issue of Elle US. Styled by Joe Zee, Naty hits the shore in standout designs from the likes of J. Mendel, Michael Kors, Fendi and Moncle Gamme Rouge with an eccentric edge. Hair stylist Rolando Beauchamp gives the Ukrainian beauty pigtails while makeup artist Kabuki creates a scarlet lip.
The Body Electric – A sexy quartet of top Victoria’s Secret models take to the beach in this homage to ’80s excess lensed by Alexei Hay for the October issue of Elle US. With retro trends in mind, stylist Joe Zee’s selects are uninhibited, youthful and vibrant. Models Miranda Kerr, Chanel Iman, Adriana Lima and Doutzen Kroes pile on the accessories, wearing selects from D&G, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Aiko, Balenciaga by Nicholas Ghesquière, Jen Kao, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, DKNY, Chanel, Alexander Wang, Versace, Victoria’s Secret and more.
See more photos and take a look at behind the scenes on Elle.com
Lust in Translation – Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake stir up some romance for the August cover shoot of Elle US. Photographed by Carter Smith, the co-stars of Friends with Benefits are outfitted by Joe Zee in the latest from Viktor & Rolf, Lanvin, Prada and other labels.