Penelope Cruz knows how to make a statement on the red carpet. Usually the actress is all about drama but to attend the 60th San Seabstian Film Festival she was appropriately understated.
The silk red vintage Gianni Versace strapless gown looks chic and classic and not fussy and the pleat details helps add that little bit extra. To finish off the look, Cruz teamed the dress with a pair of red satin Salvatore Ferragamo sandals, which could easily have caused to her to blend into the red carpet, but strangely works.
W is one of the few magazines that has been consistently good this year but sadly, their ad pages have been the worst hit with the numbers being 'flt or slightly off' the numbers for last year despite most magazines seeing an improvement. It's against this backdrop that left me questionning why they opted for Penelope Cruz to cover their September issue and sadly, having seen the cover, I'm still asking the same question.
As Candy Patts Price said in 'The September Issue', 'September is the January in fashion' and the cover star is the key factor driving those circulation numbers, which is what makes W's choice so confusing. While Cruz knows how to rock a killer red carpet look, she doesn't exactly have the power of Lady Gaga or any of the other September stars and that aside, the cover itself looks mediocre and frankly pretty forgettable. To their credit, W have always gone the less obvious route with their cover stars but sadly, even with that bein true, I think they're going to suffer with this one.
Forgive me for stating the obvious but when it comes to sex appeal, Penelope Cruz has it in bucket loads and based on these images, it clearly runs in the family. This is one of many images showing Cruz's younger sister Monica vamping it up in the Agent Provocateur Fall 2012 ads.
The campaign, titled 'Wilhelmina: Show Your True Self', was reportedly inspired by Victorian London and was shot in House of Detention, a former prison in London's Clerkenwell. But this isn't the first time that Monica has fronted a major campaign. Back in 2008 she starred alongside Penelope in a Mango campaign and considering how well the AP campaign is being received, I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more of her.
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.
As we count down to tonight's Oscars, we have compiled some images of some of the best red carpet moments we've had over the last few years.
Naturally Hilary Swank's Guy Laroche dress that she wore to accept the Best Female gong for 'Million Dollar Baby' is in the list, alongside Nicole Kidman in that red Balenciaga halter neck dress that she wore in 2007 and that breathtaking Atelier Versace gown that Penelope Cruz wore back in 2007.
PETA are known for their provocative and star-studded campaigns and this week the organisation announced that Penelope Cruz is the latest start supporting their cause. Yesterday this 'Give Fur The Cold Shoulder' campaign featuring the actress was unveiled in New York's Garment District.
"Penelope Cruz has appeared on every 'best-dressed' list in the world, and the one thing you'll never see her wearing is fur," PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange said in a press statement. "PETA couldn't ask for a more fitting emblem of the modern, glamorous woman who knows that there's nothing more beautiful than a woman who has a look that kills without anyone having to die for it."
Beyonce isn't the only person currently taking a liking to a tuxedo. This week Penelope Cruz chose this black Dolce & Gabbana one to attent a photocall during the 6th International Rome Film Festival. Although I'm a sucker for a good suit, I wish Cruz added a statement necklace to dress it up a bit.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have a lot to smile about this season and we're not just talking about the fact that duo avoided that big tax evasion case earlier on this year. Their white lace dresses have racked up a whopping 43 covers so far this season, only five behind Prada with 48.
As we reported, the dress made a big appearance on Gisele Bundchen for Emmanuelle Alt's first cover for Vogue Paris as editor in chief, Britt Maren wore it for a German Vogue cover, Penelope Cruz dons it dor the latest American vogue issue and now Constance Jablonski appears on this month's Greek Vogue in the dress having sported it in on the cover of Spanish Vogue back in February.
But it doesn't end there. The dress has also been a hit on the red carpet too. Diane Kruger was the first to sport it back in February at the premier of 'Unknown' in LA and in March Kate Bosworth dressed it down with black army boots and a military jacket to host a party for Nylon.