With September around the corner, just about all of the major September issues have already dropped but Interview magazine's all-important issue was the only one we hadn't seen. That all changed yesterday when they unveiled the cover for the first time with Emma Stone as the star of choice.
The actress, who was shot by Mikael Jansson and styled by Karl Templer, sports one of the statement necklaces from Chanel's Fall 2012 collection in what is definitely her edgiest cover to date. Her most recent shoots have steered within the safe and familiar feminine kooky territory so it was nice to see the team shake things up and style her in strong, bold, masculine pieces.
It's officially that time of year again. The September issues are just around the corner and the first few are already out. As always, Vogue Australia have released their first and stars Bella Heathcote and Numero Tokyo's CandiceSwanepoel cover has also hit the net. While both magazines have opted for models, their covers are by no means representative of what you can expect from other titles. All of the rest have gone for celebrities and while that does bug me, the fact that Kim Kardashian doesn't appear on any is a bonus.
As we all know, Lady Gaga has been shot by Met & Marcus for American Vogue, as she continues to drum up attention around her debut fragrance. Glamour have confirmed that they've booked Victoria Beckham to cover theirs and I'm excited. Beckham's covers have been really strong lately and she just might be what the magazine needs after those disappointing covers with Mila Kunis and Amanda Seyfried. InStyle has opted for Jennifer Lopez, Marie Claire have gone for Miley Cyrus, W for Penelope Cruz, Interview for Emma Stone and V for Nicole Kidman.
Vanity Fair's decision to book Jessica Chastain makes sense. The actress looks incredible in statement designer pieces and does old school Hollywood glamour like nobody else. Also good is the news that GwenStefani will cover US Harper's Bazaar. Anyone that's followed the magazine since their revamp earlier on this year will know that their covers have been bang on, and their main fashion stories even stronger so I'm sure that's going to be a good'un.
Emma Stone is seriously sweeping up magazine covers this summer. Not long after her debut cover spread in US Vogue's July issue was released, the actress also popped up on the cover of Teen Vogue's August issue alongside her boyfriend and fellow 'Amazing Spider-Man' co-star, Andrew Garfield, with an Italian Glamour cover in between. Not content with all of that, yesterday this image of British Vogue's August cover starring the 23 year-old hit the net.
When I heard that Stone would appear on the August cover I was concerned. Anyone that reads the site regularly will know just how fond I am of her style. Throughout the promotional tour of the movie she hasn't put a step wrong so with her being everywhere this summer I started to worry that I would either a) get tired and uninterested in her or, b) the quality of her covers would slide. Thankfull neither are true because this is one of my favourite covers from the magazine this year and that's a pretty hard task since they've had such a strong year so far.
The promotional tour for the new Spider-Man movie seems to have been going on for a lifetime but despite that, Emma Stone hasn't taken a step out of line as far as her wardrobe is concerned.
For the film's latest premiere held at the Regency Village Theatre in Hollywood last night she sported an ultra feminine white dress with red velvet Rococo embroidery from the Chanel resort 2013 collection. She finished it off by teaming the dress with a pair of 'Just Picks' silver Christian Louboutin heels.
The rumours aren't far-fetched. Next month will see the French actress begin the promotional tour for the latest in the Batman series, 'The Dark Knight Rises', and also has a french film in the works that is set to hir screens in November so the timing makes sense.
Anyone that reads the site regularly will know just how fond I am of Emma Stone but it's for good reason. This week she proved why her style credentials are stacking up when she stepped out at the Le Grand Rex in France.
Stone really knows how to shake things up and keep us guessing. At the London premiere of the 'The Amazing Spider-Man' she surprised us all by opting for an Elie Saab jumpsuit rather than a gown and at the Paris premiere she did it again, sporting this dark but romantic dress from the Gucci Fall 2012 collection.
Everything about the look works. The vampy hair and curled bob are different for Stone but works perfectly with the drama of the dress. I've been desperate to see the look on the red carpet after seeing at the brand's show in March and having seen it on the 24 year-old, it was definitely worth the wait.
Emma Stone can do no wrong. Last week everyone was talking about the success of her spread in the July issue of Vogue and today everyone's attention turned to what she would wear to attend the London premiere of 'Amazing Spider-Man'.
The 24 year-old sported a jumpsuit from the Elie Saab Fall 2012 and she looked great doing so. The thing that the she does so well is always changing things up. Many expected her to sport a Lanvin gown for the occasion but as always, she decided to do something different and considering how sometimish the critics can be (look at how quickly they lost interest with Rooney Mara), that's a quality that will serve her well.
When Emma Stone's July cover of US Vogue hit the net last week, I wasn't convinced. Stone is probably one of the most exciting young actresses at the moment as far as style is concerned so the feminine chemise styled with the Nina Ricci skirt suit felt a bit safe, especially since her cover was so highly anticipated.
You'll be pleased to know that the accompanying shoot titled 'Comic Relief' more than makes up for it. The 23 year-old appears sporting some of the statement printed suits from Prada and Dries Van Noten.
If there's one actress in Hollywood that's doing it for me at the moment, it's Emma Stone. So far her looks have continued to go down well but yesterday this dress split opinions.
Stone attended the premiere for her latest movie, 'The Amazing Spider-Man', in Tokyo wearing this brown Rochas Fall 2012 dress. Many have criticised the dress as looking 'drab', I disagree. While it's not my favourite look from her but considering that it isn't the easiest piece to pull of, she didn't do a bad job. All I wish was that her stylist added a statement necklace to jazz the dress up.
Just when we thought that pyjama dressing was the only unlikely trend of the season, you can add peplum to that list too. The silhouette isn't something new but for some reason or other, many women avoid it like the plague but this season things have changed. The style has made a serious comeback and everyone seems to being embracing it.
Everyone from Jason Wu and Giambattista Valli to Alexander McQueen and Givenchy paid homage to the style back in September and it's not hard to understand why. As someone that has suffered with finding clothes to fit around my typically South African pear shape, the waist skimming effect is perfect. As Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian show, it accentuates a tiny waist whilst skimming your hips and celebrating curves. Even for those that are more straightly shaped, peplums help create the illusion of curves like it did for Emma Watson and Emma Stone recently.
When Michelle Williams sported that beautiful statement red Louis Vuitton peplum gown it became clear that everyone was converted and unsurprisingly, the high street has picked up on it too. Not all are good but Zara has created some great styles that are sculptural and structured without the fuss that made many people avoid them in the first place.