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Taylor Swift on fashion, “There’s just something so feminine about a dress”

Taylor Swift graces Harper’s Bazaar’s December/January cover, and in the interview, she opens up about dating, relationships, her career, and more.

The hitmaker is as known for her girlish dresses as for her number-one songs. But, as she has proved, you don’t need to wear trousers to have power.

On wearing dresses: “I’m in a predicament where I can’t wear a dress twice or else it’s pointed out in magazines,” she says. “So unfortunately I have to shop for dresses all the time.” “There’s just something so feminine about a dress,” she says. “Whether it’s a summertime dress that makes me feel carefree, an evening cocktail dress that makes me feel fancy or a vintage dress that makes me feel like a ’50s housewife — which I enjoy feeling like, for some reason — I just really like dresses.”

On dating: “It needs to be equal. If I feel too much like I’m wearing the pants, I start to feel uncomfortable and then we break up.” Relationships are “the ultimate collaboration,” she adds, but sometimes “it’s wonderful to hand over the reins to your boyfriend when you control so much of these big, high-pressure decisions, you know? That is a huge defining factor in who you choose to be with.”

On relationships as a source of inspiration for her music: “Some combinations of people are toxic, you know? You have to find the right one that isn’t just going to explode into fiery ash and destruction.” “Despite all of that and how unpleasant it is, as a writer you get a lot from it. It’s a crazy justification system. You know that guy you really wish you could erase from your memory? But then the answer is track six, eight, 12, and 13.”

On being friends with celebrities including Emma Stone and Selena Gomez: “We never talk about fashion, about career, about our ambitions or our projects,” she says of her pals. “We just talk about relationships, feelings, love, and boys.”

Harper’s Bazaar’s December/January issue hits newsstands November 27.

Jennifer Lawrence: “In Hollywood, I’m obese!”

Jennifer Lawrence covers the December issue of Elle Magazine. The 22-year-old actress opens up about her weight in the interview, saying by Hollywood standards, she’d be considered “a fat actress”.

She says, “In Hollywood, I’m obsese. I’m considered a fat actress. I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.” (Okay, zing!)

She admits, “I eat like a caveman. I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumors.”

She says she will never be convinced to starve herself for a role. “I’m never going to starve myself for a part. I keep waiting for that one role to come along that scares me enough into dieting, and it just can’t happen. I’m invincible.”

She wants to be a good role model for her fans. “I don’t want little girls to be like, “Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner.””

“That’s something that I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong, not thin and underfed.”

Elsewhere during the interview, Lawrence lifts the lid on her relationship with her British actor boyfriend Nicholas Hoult.

She gushed: ‘[My boyfriend] is honestly my best friend, and hopefully I’m his best friend too. He’s my favorite person to be around and makes me laugh harder than anybody.’

Jennifer goes on: ‘We can eat Cheetos and watch beach volleyball and we turn into two perverted Homer Simpsons, like, “Oh, she’s got a nice ass.” I never thought we’d have such different opinions on asses.’

Lawrence also admits to having something of a foot-in-mouth syndrome.

‘I never know what’s going to come out of my mouth, and it’s horrible. I don’t find it positive in any way.

‘When I get older, I’ll be more mature and poised. And I’ll have control over my mouth.

‘One day, I’m going to grow up…When we leave [the interview] I’m going to have a knot in my stomach. I’m going to be like, “Oh, did I say something wrong? I’m going to get in trouble!”‘

Jennifer also appears to reveal how much she is worth – but says she still lives modestly.

‘Ten million dollars and I’m still living in my parents’ condo,’ she tells the fashion magazine.

‘I’ve always lived in a tiny rat-infested apartment in New York, or a little condo in LA, or a normal house in Kentucky. I think it would be very bizarre to live in a big mansion by myself.’

I really love Jennifer. I like her honesty. I think she’s refreshing. She’s great.

Except her hair on the cover. Her hair is quite bad. But that’s cosmetic. :)

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Isla Fisher talks ‘vajacials’ in Women’s Health!

Isla Fisher covers the December issue of Women’s Health magazine. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of Women’s Health (and their covers are always so boring), but I really enjoyed their interview with Isla! I love her…. ever since ‘Wedding Crashers’ I’ve enjoyed most, if not all of her movies. She’s married to Sacha Baron Cohen, and the couple have two daughters together. Here’s more from the interview via Celebitchy:

Isla on converting to Judaism before her 2010 marriage to Sacha Baron Cohen: ‘It takes a couple of years of studying. I’ve always been really into family and food, so culturally it was the right fit for me.’

Her early career: ‘After doing that [Wedding Crashers], I had 12 months where I was auditioning three times a day and I didn’t get a single job. That was a real low point. But with hindsight, those movies turned out to be awful, so I dodged a bullet. If I’d got any of them, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I never had the chutzpah to just come to LA and make it. I didn’t have that confidence. I’m always surprised when I get a job. I never saw this in my horizon.’

On body image, weight and pregnancy: ‘I do watch my food. But I’ve been blessed in that I never had any body issues during pregnancy. I loved being able to eat whatever I wanted and the whole experience of giving life. And I never worried about losing the weight afterwards, because breastfeeding burns all the calories up so fast. Breastfeeding – that’s my big slimming secret! That and Spanx. Anytime anyone compliments me on my figure, I’m wearing my Spanx undies.’

Vajacials!!! ‘I’m not actually very good at the maintenance thing. I don’t buff, exfoliate, pluck, rinse, moisturise, suck, bleach…whatever all those women do. I don’t have vajacials. Have you heard of those? It’s like a spa for your vagina!’

Playing a cokehead in The Bachelorette: ‘I had to ask my friends, ‘What’s cocaine like?’ And they all thought I was on it already because I talk so much and am so hyperactive!’

Being an Aussie in LA: ‘We can all do the accent really easily. And we all look great in a bikini. Including Russell Crowe – no one pulls off a bikini like Russell. I am sort of friends with them all. I just did a movie with Hugh Jackman [Rise Of The Guardians], and I catch up with Naomi [Watts] whenever I’m in New York.’

On Johnny Depp: ‘He’s like a magical creature – incredibly funny, clever and nice. It’s sort of as if he’s come from another planet.’

Okay, ‘vajacials’ had me laughing out loud! Is there this whole world of ‘vajacials’ that I’m not aware of? Sounds slightly painful, but awfully hilarious!


The Kardashian sisters cover the December cover of British Cosmopolitan

Fresh from being awarded the ‘Ultimate Confidence Queens’ at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2012, the Kardashian sisters speak exclusively to British Cosmopolitan about how they remain confident despite living their lives under the microscope.

How do the sisters stay positive when people criticize them? 

Khloé: “It isn’t easy. My weight fluctuates, like any normal girl, and I have times when I feel insecure. So if I come under scrutiny at one of those times, then I might get really down on myself. But the next day, I might be like, ‘Oh, f**k off, I’m so much better than that.’ I have moments of weakness, but mostly I brush the criticism off… Who cares if I’m not a size zero? I don’t want to be. 

I love my body; I’m healthy, I work out. But I also enjoy life… the more scrutiny I am under, the more confident I become. I am who I am. I can’t do anything about it, and I love who I am.”

What does confidence mean to the girls?

Kim: “It’s amazing. I want to teach my future daughters – and Penelope [Kourtney’s four-month-old] – that confidence is everything. I don’t mean cockiness; just being sure of yourself.”

Kourtney: “It is. I always remember high school and think, ‘If only I had the confidence back then that I have now.’”

Who do they turn to for a confidence boost?

Kim: “… My boyfriend [Kanye West]. He’s great at boosting my confidence. He gives me compliments in every way possible.”

Whose confidence do they admire?

Kourtney: “I think our sister Kylie [16] has such confidence; it’s just amazing.”

Kim: “She’s such an old soul. I’ve been going to her for relationship advice for years. She has always steered me in the right direction since she was about 12. She would be like, ‘OK, do not call him.’” 

Kourtney: “I admire Rihanna and Victoria Beckham. They always look so confident.”

What are their style tips for confidence? 

Khloé: “I like a bright lip. Even if you have no other makeup on, it makes you look chic and ‘done’. And my hair down, messy and long.”

Kourtney: “I like putting my hair up into a little bun – that always makes me feel put together. I also spray my face with rose water. It makes me feel clean and fresh, even if I’m sweaty and gross.”

Kim: “Big sunglasses. You can have no makeup on, but a cute outfit that just looks effortless, then put on some big shades and you’re good to go.”

Does being compared affect their sisterly relationship?

Kourtney“I truly want the best for my sisters from the bottom of my heart. When they feel pain, I feel pain. Their struggles are my struggles. And their joy is my joy. Nothing anyone says can change that. Every person is different. That’s what makes the world go round.”

The Kardashian sisters won the Ultimate Confidence Queens Award at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards 2012 with VO5 on 30th October.

The award has been celebrated by featuring the Kardashians on the cover of the December issue of British Cosmopolitan. The December issue is on sale on 8th November and the Kardashians feature as one of two covers.

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