Archive: Vogue

Katy Perry’s stunning Vogue cover, shot by Annie Leibovitz!

Katy Perry lands the July cover of Vogue, and she looks absolutely amazing, if you ask me. She’s wearing a gorgeous Rodarte dress, and the photos were shot by Annie Leibovitz.

Vogue has just released the interview along with some more beautiful pictures. Katy admits in the interview that she’s still in love with John Mayer, even though at the time they were broken up (and might still be, who knows these days).

Katy also, interestingly, talks about her divorce from Russell Brand. She confesses that Russell asked for their divorce via text message, which is such a d-bag thing to do.

Is being a celebrity overwhelming? “Of course I get fazed. And when I am in between records, sometimes I doubt myself. I’ll be like: Did I just get lucky, or did I mass-manipulate the world into thinking that seven songs were worth a number-one position? And then I go back into the studio and I start writing, and the true essential oil of who I am comes bubbling back up and reminds me that it’s always been inside of me, that nobody can take this away no matter what comment anyone makes. It’s going to be there because it’s what I was born with and it’s what I’ve worked on my whole life.”

Her childhood: The atmosphere at home, she says, was “not fun.” She told me, “My parents did not spare the rod. I wasn’t going to great schools, because my parents didn’t believe in public education. They wanted the education to be influenced by their religion, so I was going to these halfway education-slash-Christian schools that were like pop-up shop–style education. My father is hilarious. That’s where I get my sense of humor from. Sooo, he’s very funny and a practical joker, but he’s more emotional and driven. I mean, my mother is very emotional as well, but my dad is more of the guts of the family. He was the main preacher, so he kind of had this little Pentecostal flair, but they are born-again. So there’s a little bit of my background.”

Russell Brand in the beginning: “He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him. Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011. I mean, I have to claim my own responsibility in things. I do admit that I was on the road a lot. Although I invited him time and time again, and I tried to come home as much as I possibly could. You saw that in the movie.” Katy Perry: Part of Me, a documentary released last year that has garnered $32 million worldwide to date, covers the period before, during, and after her time with Brand. “That wasn’t edited to leave footage out–there wasn’t any footage of him.”

LOTS MORE PHOTOS – MORE ON RUSSELL – AND WHAT SHE SAYS ABOUT JOHN MAYER – AFTER THE JUMP! More »

Gisele Bundchen covers Vogue’s “Body Special Issue”

And what a body it is!

Yesterday we got a glimpse at Gisele Bundchen on the cover of Vogue Brazil. Now we’re getting a closer look at the photos inside the magazine! The gorgeous photographs were taken by Mario Testino. The 32-year-old supermodel reportedly posed for these pictures just two months after giving birth to daughter Vivian. Just shoot me. Seriously.

Back in 2010, Gisele boasted to Vogue about how she did yoga three days a week and kung-fu up until two weeks before Benjamin’s birth.

Bundchen remarked: ‘I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals.’

The five-foot-11 stunner – who did home births – has clearly been rewarded for her strict discipline.

‘Mario got so excited with Gisele’s shape,’ Vogue Brazil editor Daniela Falcao told WWD.

‘And how she looked amazing two months after giving birth, that he proposed to do eight more editorials on the theme, each very different from the other, discussing subjects from gender identity to the right to use your body as you wish.’

The mag’s ‘Body Special Issue’ also features Dutch model Doutzen Kroes, Pamela Anderson, and Brazilian actors and athletes.

Three more unbelievable pictures after the jump! More »

Gisele Bundchen lands the cover of Vogue Brasil

Gisele Bundchen gave birth two months before this picture was taken. Can you believe that!?

The supermodel got sweaty for longtime collaborator Mario Testino. The photographer captured the model’s amazing body for the June 2013 cover.


Kate Upton lands her first US Vogue cover – channels Marilyn Monroe?

Kate Upton finally lands her first American Vogue cover! She’s been on the cover of many international Vogue’s, but hasn’t landed the American version until now!

Kate is the covergirl for the June issue, and I think the pictures are absolutely GORGEOUS. The photos were done by Mario Testino, and she’s never looked better. Here is some of the interview, you can read the full thing here :

The Upton legend begins on YouTube. She broke out in 2011, dancing to Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How to Dougie” in footage shot by a friend at a Clippers game—her appeal a mix of blonde bombshell and homespun girl next door. (The video has two million views and counting.) A subsequent clip was more risqué: Upton dancing the Cat Daddy in a skimpy bikini for Terry Richardson—and yet here, too, she’s goofy, disarming, improbably wholesome (that video has nearly sixteen million hits). Meanwhile she’s a regular on Twitter (more than 900,000 followers), and was an early adopter of the video-sharing app Vine.

“It’s just me sharing my life,” she says about tweeting. “I like it if it’s authentic and in the moment and happening.” Growing up, she adds, “I didn’t buy the magazines that had models on the covers, because I didn’t know them. So I think this kind of gives me, as a model, a personality that people can connect with.” It seems to be working. In 2012, she was the fourth-most-popular search on Yahoo—just behind Election, iPhone5, and Kim Kardashian.

What makes the Kate Upton era so unlikely is that the things we love about her—those curves! that personality!—defy what the word model has come to mean, at least on the runway: a seemingly endless procession of lanky, expressionless wraiths. That is most certainly not Upton’s profile. (Descriptions of her figure tend to involve euphemisms for a single word: breasts.) And yet Upton’s body has sparked debate. This year’s Sports Illustrated cover—a shot of her in Antarctica, parka open to reveal a stunning breadth of cleavage—set off a fresh round of “Is she fat?” conversations across the Internet.

“It was hard at first,” she admits of hearing such rumblings. “You sit there and you’re like ‘Is something wrong with me?’ ” But she’s learned to ignore her critics—and come to regard her healthy body as a point of pride. “The things that they’re rejecting are things that I can’t change. I can’t change my bra size. They’re natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and motivated, but I can’t change some things. I really just live my life. I love my body. It’s what God gave me! I feel confident with myself, and if that inspires other women to feel confident with their bodies, great.”

She TOTALLY looks like Marilyn Monroe, doesn’t she? She’s so gorgeous! She has the same curves, the same appeal.

FIVE MORE PICTURES OF KATE IN VOGUE AFTER THE JUMP! (HOT!) More »