How excited are you for Christmas? Not as excited as this lady, I bet. The December issue of W Magazine contains a delightfully weird editorial in which rising French actress (and magazine cover girl) Marion Cotillard acts out a seasonally appropriate fetish involving vinyl clothing and life sized, animated nutcracker men. I’d say this is some art director’s secret shame, but the original always did have a hint of objectum sexualis, now that I think of it. Fortunately, Marion Cotillard can make anything look sexy, even a romance between a woman and a kitchen utensil. The accompanying interview is worth a read, too. More
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I’ll give you a hint: she doesn’t usually make this face. More
It can’t be just me that finds Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender to be the sexiest couple of all time. I don’t care if they aren’t actually dating.
In fact, it’s even better. I don’t want to see them getting coffee and holding hands in a farmers market. I want to see them like this, like they are on the cover of this month’s W. More
Karlie Kloss, you’re okay by us. The more we hear you talk, the more we like you. More
Tom Cruise was once a very desirable sex symbol to a lot of people–before his eyes got that crazy look and we realized he’d been standing on a phonebook the entire time. Now he’s shirtless with belly tattoos on the cover of W. More
In the May issue of W Magazine, Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen star in a retro-styled editorial meant to drum up excitement for their upcoming HBO film, Hemingway and Gelhorn. Unlike the film’s gritty Spanish Civil War setting, the editorial is pure Hollywood glamor, but the two actors’ chemistry is definitely still there. Let’s try to decode its narrative. More
That Crystal Renn sure is one heck of a chameleon. Just a few weeks ago, she was a brown haired bikini babe in Sports Illustrated‘s
cheesecake swimsuit issue, and now she can be seen looking all otherworldly and pixie-ish on one of W Korea’s March covers. She looks great here, but some people aren’t happy with how thin she’s become. More
This is why they call her Kate the Great. More
We make fun of American fashion glossies a lot because their covers are boring. For one recent example, Harper’s Bazaar shed its own tedious cover format and then did a bunch of press congratulating itself for the new French Vogue-y direction. The March 2012 issue of W, however, gets both a supermodel (as opposed to an actress) and quite an arresting portrait to boot.
The January issue of W Magazine features actress we irrationally hate Carey Mulligan looking quite a bit sexier than we’re used to seeing her. Why, there she is, right on the cover of the magazine, in only her underwear! I could do without the tired virgin/whore dichotomy in the copy, but the pictures inside are lovely. They get even lovelier when you remember that she has a smart brain to go along with her beauty. I can’t wait to get my hands on a full copy of the article. More
For its December issue, W Magazine went full Fanning with a huge spread featuring the creepily precocious blonde sisters, as well as an interview with them by the world’s most notorious hit piece writer, Lynn Hirschberg. Mercifully, she spares them the truffle fry treatment, but she does ask a question that unintentionally reveals herself to be a horrible, horrible sister.
Unrelated: doesn’t Elle Fanning’s version of “Blue Steel” look like it should be re-named “The Bad Seed“? I think this every time I see a picture of her in which she’s not smiling. Which is most of them. More