Karlie Kloss, you’re okay by us. The more we hear you talk, the more we like you. More
Topic: W Magazine
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
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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
When reading W‘s art and fashion issue, you might want to pay close attention to the pages and pages of ads you normally skip through to get to the editorial content. This is because, scattered among the ads for actual products, are nine completely fake ads for fake products shot by the wonderful Steven Meisel. They star such familiar faces as Karen Elson, Linda Evangelista, and good old Joan Rivers, and I happen to think they’re a pretty brilliant marriage of fashion and art. More
Anna Wintour’s new favorite partner in blunt-smoking Nicki Minaj is the cover girl of W‘s November “art and fashion” issue, and for the accompanying editorial, the magazine decided to do something unexpected and wonderful with her. With the help of artist Francesco Vezzoli, they styled her to look like several different Renaissance portraits, if Nicki Minaj had been alive back then. (And if black women had been allowed to be noblewomen in 17th century Europe.) In addition to being cool and unique, I think the photos do a great job showcasing Nicki’s natural beauty, which often takes a backseat to her crazy ensembles. More
Oh, dear. People can’t stop leaking unretouched images of Madonna. The latest set–from her March 2009 W cover and editorial featuring then-boyfriend Jesus Luz–is perhaps the most startling. Be warned, Madonna is wearing a transparent, flesh-colored bra and the photos are essentially NSFW. More
Elizabeth Olsen, the littlest Olsen, has caused quite a stir on the festival circuit with her reportedly game changing performance in that movie with the relentlessly alliterative title, Martha Marcy May Marlene. Subsequently, she landed editorials in both W and Nylon (+Nylon‘s cover) in both publications’ October issues. Check out how dramatically different she’s depicted (see that?) across the two. More