Vogue US December 2011 | Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron, Vogue US December 2011 cover, Annie Leibovitz

Charlize Theron graces the Vogue US December 2011 cover clad in Calvin Klein emerging from the water looking every bit the ethereal goddess. Shot by Annie Leibovitz, whom we haven’t seen in a while for Vogue US, this is Charlize Theron’s fifth Vogue US cover. Moving away from the usual Winter covers, this one has Resort written all over it. Check out Charlize Theron in stunning poses against a backdrop of the ocean and rocks that are signature Annie Leibovitz in the Vogue US December 2011 editorial spread below.

Charlize Theron, Vogue US December 2011, Annie Leibovitz

Charlize Theron in Alexander McQueen.

Charlize Theron, Vogue US December 2011, Annie Leibovitz

Charlize Theron in Marchesa.

Charlize Theron, Vogue US December 2011, Annie Leibovitz

Charlize Theron in Christopher Kane.

Charlize Theron, Vogue US December 2011, Annie Leibovitz

Charlize Theron in Salvatore Ferragamo.

Image credits: tfs, Annie Leibovitz/Vogue

Emma Watson for Vogue

I had to double-take when I first saw the cover of  Vogue US July 2011. With hair sleeked back (she still has a short pixie hairdo) and dark red lips, it is a side of Emma Watson that few have seen. At the age of 21, Emma Watson bags her first Vogue cover in the American edition for the month of July 2011. Photographed by Mario Testino, Emma is dressed in Prada Fall 2011 for the cover shoot. I really like this cover. Emma Watson all grown up (I know cliché) and glamourous. It’s one of those covers that you won’t get sick of looking at. One of the best covers so far this year from Vogue and of course I adore anything that Mario Testino shoots.

Emma in her ‘best’ high fashion pose wearing a Prada Fall 2011 dress.

Emma in a dress from Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011 jewel and crystal dress, Solange Azagury-Partridge accessories and jewel encrusted Alexander McQueen thigh-high boots.

Emma in a Aquilano.Rimondi dress, Solange Azagury-Partridge accessories and jewel encrusted Alexander McQueen thigh-high boots.

Emma in a Calvin Klein Fall 2011 dress, Lynn Ban bracelets and Miu Miu heels.

Emma in a Tom Ford top and Undercover skirt carrying a Louis Vuitton clutch.

In the accompanying article, Emma talks about her love for the arts-she’s a painter, the Harry Potter franchise and her struggles balancing work and education as well as her personal life. It was a very intimate interview and I like Vogue US for that. Read the full article, Emma Watson’s New Day at vogue.com

Although this is her first cover for Vogue, Emma previously appeared in an editorial in Vogue Italia back in September 2008. This marks the first time she has worked with Vogue. Photographed by Mark Seliger, Emma models couture. I believe this is probably her first major break in her dabble with fashion.

‘I’ve been focusing on art a lot, and fashion’s a great extension of that’ -Emma Watson

Since then, Emma Watson has ventured further in fashion; being involved in various editorials. Apart from being photographed by Karl Lagefeld for Crash magazine, she also landed a contract to launch three collections for fair trade and eco-friendly label People Tree (her third and final collection was launched early this year), including a collaboration with Alberta Ferretti. She was also most noted for becoming the face of Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 2009 and Spring/Summer 2010 ad campaigns (ads shot by Mario Testino) and most recently signed a contract to be the face of Lancôme (ads also shot by Mario Testino).

Harry Potter, fashion designing and modeling, education at an Ivy League college (although she put that on hold for a while), she certainly has a lot on her plate! An inspiration for all aspiring upstarts. And I thought juggling writing/blogging, school and part-time work was hard.

*Update* Check out Lara Stone in a film noir inspired editorial in the very same issue of Vogue.

Image credits: vogue

The 68th Annual Golden Globes

The 68th Annual Golden Globes happened this morning and I thought I might take a peek at what some of the stars are wearing. It’s been a while since I’ve seen red carpet looks so here we go.

Amy Adams in Marchesa. Of course a red carpet would not be complete without Marchesa. To be honest I’m quite tired of hearing that name.

Ladies rocking the full-sleeve look. From the top: Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive (this one has a bareback from Fall 2010) and Leighton Meester in Burberry Prorsum and Jimmy Choo shoes.

A ‘big’ and very curvy Christina Aguilera in Zuhair Murad. (she is big by her standards) Had to post this.

Super sexy soft curls. From the top: Dianna Agron in J. Mendel and Jayma Mays in Alberta Ferretti.

Simple and clean. From the top: Emma Stone in Calvin Klein and Tilda Swinton in Jil Sander (Jil Sander Spring 2011 is the bomb I’m telling ya!)

Designer cameos. From the top: Eva Longoria in Zac Posen, Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung, Heidi Klum in Marc Jacobs (seen here with Seal) and Scarlett Johansson flying the flag for Elie Saab [only one :(].

Kaley Cuoco in a lampshade Katharine Kidd.

Ladies and gays OOGLE NOW! Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Prada

Natalie Portman in Viktor & Rolf. I just want to pluck that rose off her cleavage. She’s here because of her naughty thank-you speech.

Jennifer Love Hewitt in Romona Keveza. She’s too short and stubby and loose the belt girl. The runway version‘s tons better. The label had a dismal showing here so I’m only posting one look. Their bridal collections are more fun. Check out Farah Angsana while you’re at it.

Ruffles ruffles. I like them all. From the top: Jennifer Lawrence in Louis Vuitton, Julie Bowen in Tadashi Shoji, Lea Michele in Oscar De La Renta and Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang.

January Jones in Atelier Versace. One for the guys! Even Ryan Seacrest admitted he was distracted when he interviewed her on the red carpet. Love her in Mad Men.

My favourites. From the top: Olivia Wilde in Marchesa and Christian Louboutin shoes, Milla Jovovich in Armani Prive (those soft curls are TO DIE FOR!), Megan Fox in a custom-made Armani Prive gown, Mila Kunis in Vera Wang and Mandy Moore (say WHAT) in Monique Lhuillier.

Last but not least, Sandra Bullock in Jenny Packham. My favourite hairstyle on the red carpet because it’s the one I wanna have!

x fashionslop

Image Source: style.com

Zoe Saldana for Calvin Klein Underwear

First she gained prominence in the movie world by playing Neytiri, the Na’vi princess, in Avatar. Then she wowed us on the red carpet with her impeccable and sophisticated style, always looking confident an posied. Now Zoe Saldana has been named as the new face of Calvin Klein underwear, replacing Eva Mendes. It is double joy for Zoe, 32, who was also recently engaged to boyfriend of 10 years, Keith Britton. “Calvin Klein has always put forth such beautifully executed campaigns. It’s very exciting for me to be associated with such an iconic, globally recognised brand like Calvin Klein Underwear,” Zoe Saldana said. Here is a preview of what’s to come.