It's no secret that Mario Testino has contributed greatly to fashion and photography so it was only a matter of time before the Vogue photographer has his work officially recognised.
On May 26th, the photographer will be honored at this year's El Muse del Barrio Gala where Kate Winslet will present him with a silver Asprey tay inscribed with 30 of his friends names including Blake Lively, Julia Roberts, Tom Ford and Claudia Schiffer.
As the September issues of our favourite monthly glossies are regarded as the biggest and most important of the year, there is without a doubt an air of anticipation when it comes to who will land the front cover. As many reporters have picked up on, this year's September issues are flaunting the older icons in our media world: Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez, both aged 41, Julia Roberts aged 42 and Halle Berry aged 44 all grace the September covers of Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, Elle and Vogue, all over the age of 40.
Whilst it seems a little sad that their ages are racking up column inches, the choice taken by the editor-in-chiefs of these magazines could be celebrating life post forty, seeing as we live in a world so focused on anti-ageing. That said, however, many have picked up on the reality that these icons have access to the world's best hair and makeup artists, fitness instructors, even dare we say it, plastic surgeons, and so many reporters have pointed out that these plus-forty cover stars don't actually look their age.
The Cut have even gone as far as to say that by using older cover stars, the magazines are targeting those readers who aren't so keen on getting their information fix online, "maybe these covers are a grasp at the people clinging to their monthly media," they announce, to the point. The Daily News takes a slightly different angle, putting the significance of the covers down to this message, "It's time to grow up if you think youth is everything," whilst their title is a little more optimistic, "September style bibles use Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts, Halle Berry to prove 40 is nothing to fear."
Two weeks ago we told you all about the rumoured cover stars for the big magazine's september issues and today a lot of these were confirmed by WWD.
Although Stefano Tonchi was rumoured to have chosen Lindsay Lohan to cover his first september issue at W, he is now said to be working with Zoe Kravitz and actress Emma Roberts. The Cut reports that Vogue has not confirmed Halle Berry as there September cover but according to insiders, it's a done deal.
WWd confirmed the following covers:
Elle — Julia Roberts Harper's Bazaar — Jennifer Aniston InStyle — Hilary Swank Vanity Fair — Lady Gaga T — Freida Pinto
If you've been up close and personal with Julia Roberts lately (yeah, we haven't been either), then you'll know she has a few wisps of pink hair at the nape of her neck. So has she lost it? Does she just love Pepto Bismol?