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Natalie Portman looks beautiful on the cover of February’s InStyle!

Natalie Portman posed for the February cover of InStyle before the exciting news of her engagement and pregnancy. The shoot was obviously done before her engagement, because her gorgeous ring is missing in the photos! The No Strings Attached actress sat down with the magazine to chat about romance, Black Swan, and what she looks for in a man.

What she looks for in a partner: “I look for all the same things I would in a friend. Obviously, you need the sexual attraction too, so it’s like your best friend who you are also really attracted to.”

If she could go unrecognized for a day, what would she do? “I would make out in the park! [Laughs.] That’s the thing I would most enjoy doing in New York, and it’s something I’ll never do. I’d also have loud, public conversations with my friends about personal things. Even if no one is paying attention—and most of the time, no one cares—you never know who is at the next table.”

Natalie on the concept of “friends with benefits:” “I certainly have friends who could deal with that and others who could not. . . It’s something I’ve seen in high-achieving women—they compartmentalize. You’ve got your work, your friends, your exercise, and your sex. [Grins.] You can tick off those boxes.”

On her recent pregnancy and engagement: “This is the most private of private experiences. But I am completely awed by the whole process we are living through. I cannot express how lucky I feel.”

Katie Holmes graces the cover of Elle Magazine, looks stunning!

Katie Holmes looks gorgeous in February’s Elle Magazine. In the magazine she opens up about her upcoming role as Jackie Kennedy.

On preparing for her role by reviewing old footage of the Kennedys, with the help of her husband, Tom Cruise: “[Tom] watched everything with me; he found it fascinating.”

On working hard to perfect her role as the former first lady: “I worked as hard as I could, because I loved her. On set there was this feeling that we had to create something very special, because these people were very special.”

On playing such a complex role: “[The Kennedys] were like movie stars. There was such a professionalism to their public image.”

On admiring Jackie Kennedy’s strength: “I didn’t realize that she had lost a child in August and then [Jack] was assassinated in November. I couldn’t believe it. She had so much strength….I loved her love of family, how important it was for her to be a good mother.”

On the design process: “I have such an appreciation for the fine details and the amount of work it takes. I really appreciate clothing and designers so much more. It’s made shopping even better.”

On Suri’s shopping style: “The other day we came out of a store, and she said, ‘I want to go there,’ pointing at another store quite a distance away. In that store was the dress that she wanted. I said, ‘Wow, Suri. You’re something. You picked that out from a football field away.’”

On getting fashion advice from Suri: “She’ll really tell me [what she thinks]. Like today I’m wearing brown suede pants, and she said, ‘I don’t like your pants.’ But then she’ll say, ‘You’ve got to wear these shoes.’ Or ‘That’s so pretty, Mom. Wear that.’ She’s got a great eye.”

On decorating: “I like to create a nice table. I love roses and orchids and French tulips and berries, and then a lot of things that are just pretty and I have no idea what their names are.”

On not letting the attention from the paparazzi get to her: “I don’t worry so much. It is what it is, and it’s fine. I’ll go somewhere because I need to get something done.”

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Amy Adams talks motherhood in InStyle: ‘I never felt more beautiful than when I was pregnant’

She previously insisted she is in no rush to lose her baby weight – but Amy Adams how now confessed that she felt at her most beautiful when she was pregnant.

The Oscar-nominated actress, who gave birth to her daughter Aviana eight months ago, told InStyle magazine that motherhood had changed her.

And she added that having a child had brought out her softer side, and made her more vulnerable.

‘I can’t say, ‘I don’t care,” she said of being a mother. ‘I can’t be tough. There’s no truth to it. I love her. I need her in my life. I can’t pretend otherwise.’

As well as the interview, the 36-year-old showed just how much weight she had lost in a series of stunning photographs, styled by the magazine’s senior fashion editor Natalie Hartley.

In the pictures, Amy poses in a series of fitted dresses and high heels, showing off an enviably slim figure.

But despite this, she confessed in the interview that she has yet to lose all of her baby weight – and also revealed how much she enjoyed the pregnancy.

‘I never felt more beautiful than when I was pregnant,’ Amy said. ‘Because it wasn’t about me.

‘The whole purpose of my body was no longer to fit into a sample size. It was to nurture another being. So I always felt great, no matter what I was wearing.’

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Harper’s Bazaar and Estee Lauder are looking for fabulous women!

Are you a twenty-something trendsetter, playing up your flirty thirties, fashionable forties and fifties, or perhaps you are a sixty-something style connoisseur? If the answer is yes, Harper’s Bazaar and Estée Lauder are looking for you. The two brands have teamed up to find five of America’s chicest women, ages 20-60+, in the second-annual Fabulous at Every Age search, inspired by one of the magazine’s most popular features which transforms trends into great, age-appropriate looks, highlighting the distinctive personal style of the world’s most revered fashion icons.

To enter the contest, readers can nominate themselves or other fabulous women at www.harpersbazaar.com/fabcontest or at all-day casting calls at select Estée Lauder counters at Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Five finalists, each representing a decade between 20 and 60+, will receive a $5,000 cash prize and be honored at a VIP party hosted by Estée Lauder Spokesmodel Elizabeth Hurley at Hearst Tower in New York City on April 12. One grand prize winner will be selected from the finalists and receive an additional cash prize of $5,000.

“At Harper’s Bazaar, we celebrate women who are fabulous at every age, because great style is timeless,” said editor in chief Glenda Bailey. “We are thrilled to spotlight our fashionable readers.”

Estée Lauder is celebrating the search with a limited-edition Fabulous at Every Age lipstick and gloss, Estée Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Bitten Fig (suggested retail, $24) and Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Red Tango (suggested retail, $20), two stunning shades flattering for every age, available for a limited time exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide, as well as on Saks.com and EsteeLauder.com. A chic, white zippered carrying case is available at select Saks locations with the purchase of a Fabulous at Every Age limited-edition lipstick or gloss.

Estée Lauder is delighted to partner with Harper’s Bazaar for the second year of the Fabulous at Every Age contest,” said Nancy McKay, Senior Vice President, Estée Lauder, North America. “We love women at every age and are excited to see all of the amazing entries that are sure to come in.”

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