When it comes to British magazines, ELLE UK has always been my favourite. Their features are always spot on (thanks Rebecca Lawthrope and Avril Mair) and their recent covers have been particularly strong. Last year's Michelle Williams and Kirsten Dunst covers were among my favourite of the year and 2012 started off well with covers from both Dakota Fanning and Alexa Chung.
But it doesn't end there. The magazine's April issue sees Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen appear in seperate covers shot by Alexi Hay and as always, the cover makes sense. Aside from regularly being cited as style icons, the pair are amongst the few celebrities that have managed to carve a legitimate fashion career for themselves so as to warrant covering a 'fashion' magazine and besides, like Alexa Chung, they appeal directly to the ELLE girl.
In the cover Mary-Kate appears [above] appears in an embellished coat from Prada, while Ashley sports a hevily embellished Dolce & Gabbana dress.
The Art of Elysium Gala always serves us with great red carpet moments and this year was no different. Amber Heard made a real statement in a gold gown by Donna Karan and Kirsten Dunst in Valentino, Rachel Bilson in Chanel and Michelle Trachtenberg in Marchesa were also among the best dressed at the night.
August is fast approaching so you know what time that it - the September issues are just around the corner. So far covers from Harper's Bazaar Australia and Glamour US have dropped and now ELLE UK have released theirs featuring Kirsten Dunst.
Although Dunst had been on a hiatus from the public eye in recent years, she made a comeback in May during the Cannes to promote her new film 'Melancholia' so it's nice to see the star on covers again.
Kirsten Dunst has been relatively quiet but with the launch of her new movie, 'Melancholia', which premiered yesterday at the 64th Annual Cannes FilmFestival, it looks like we'll be seeing a lot more of her. As you would expect, Dunst stepped out in Rodarte wearing this halterneck style dress teamed with Swarovski jewelry. Unfortunately this look didn't wow us but you might disagree.
When you think about Mulberry, the first thing that springs to mind are the accessories, right? But that's all changing. Although the designs aren't anything you haven't seen before, Emma Hill continually creates nice, easy pieces that you'd want in your wardrobe. Given the fact the show's Claridges venue was full of names like Kirsten Dunst, Alexa Chung and Clémence Poésy, it looks like they agree.
Moreso this season than last, Hill's penchant for all things English was clear. The Mulberry girl is "very English," she told Style.com. "She's got a dilapidated, stately home. She's got her long party dress on and she throws on a duffel coat." The classic coat was often teamed with floral-printed maxi dresses coming with tan ankle boots. Knee-length dresses came with leaf prints that also featured on pussy-bow blouses.
Kirsten Dunst seems to be having a comeback. We've seen a lot of her lately, paricularly at the couture shows, and this week Band of Outsiders released their S/S11 lookbook featuring the actress. But that's not all.
Yesterday, news broke that Dunst has secured a deal with Bulgari, and from April, she'll front the campaign for their new fragrance, Mon Jasmin Noir. Thus far, no details have been released about what we can expect from the scent.