Just last Wednesday, Kaitlin Williams bemoaned what’s felt like a never-ending winter. But it seems like spring might finally be ready to be sprung. I say this because, last night, we set the clocks forward, anticipating the time of year when the sun doesn’t drop at 5pm sharp. And there was another surefire sign today—as I walked past the newsstand, I couldn’t help but notice this gorgeous image of Kate Moss, hair bedecked in flowers, peering at me from the cover of W Magazine. Wow, Kate just knows how to shoot a magazine cover, doesn’t she?
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Kate Moss was the face of the 1990s. She began modeling at age 15 and, soon after appearing on the cover of The Face magazine, was launched into the stratosphere of Calvin Klein Jeans model. The rest is, of course, waify and hallow-eyed history. But Moss is now opening up about her early years and revealing that they weren’t half as beautiful as one would think.
Moss shares her famous visage on the December cover of Vanity Fair magazine and, inside, she gets really real with interviewer James Fox — revealing that her teenage years were full of anxiety and trauma.
“I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18, when I had to go and work with Marky Mark and Herb Ritts,” says Moss of her famous Calvin Klein shoot, topless and straddling Mark Wahlberg. “It didn’t feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn’t like it. I couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks. I thought I was going to die … It was just anxiety. Nobody takes care of you mentally [in modeling]. There’s a massive pressure to do what you have to do. I was really little, and I was going to work with Steven Meisel. It was just really weird — a stretch limo coming to pick you up from work. I didn’t like it. But it was work, and I had to do it.”
Moss appears totally comfortable with nude and topless shots these days — in fact, she even bares her chest for this Vanity Fair spread, which you can see after the jump — but she says that while racy shots made her famous, doing them was terrible for her as a teenager.
Kate Upton appears on the cover of GQ’s July issue, wearing a stars-and-stripes bikini and sucking on Firecracker popsicle, because they are masters of subtlety. And inside the issue, Upton makes an interesting argument for why she prefers teensy bikinis.
“For the GQ photo shoot, we were on the ride where the seat spins while the actual ride is spinning, and I’m wearing a one-piece,” Upton explains. “And all of a sudden the whole entire top falls off! I’m holding myself, laughing, turning bright red, but a lot of people are watching, so they kicked us out of the Santa Monica Pier—it was so embarrassing. You wouldn’t think that would happen with a one-piece!”
You know how, sometimes, when you speak to a native of another language—rather than asking for a bottle of water like you meant to, you panic and end up spitting out some sentence you heard somewhere. Well, next time I am dealing with an Italian, I am concerned that the only words I’ll be able to get out will be, “Felice del mio lato B.” Why? Because Kate Winslet uttered them in an interview with Vanity Fair Italia this month.
So what does it mean?
“I am sincerely grateful for my buttocks.”
I know that, at one point in time, Playboy was all, “I read it for the articles.” But my impression was that said time had long since passed. So I was a little surprised to see that Tom Cruise, a man who does not give a ton of interviews, did a Q+A for the racy magazine’s June issue. In said interview he does talk about wife Katie Holmes, who he affectionately calls Kate. In fact, Cruise explained to Playboy why he named his P-51 Mustang fighter plane “Kiss Me Kate.” He says, “It covers two things I love most—my wife and movies.”
Oh, but he goes on to say even sweeter things about Holmes.
“She is an extraordinary person,” he says. “Everything she does, she does with this beautiful creativity. When she becomes interested in something, she doesn’t talk about it, she does it. One week I said to her, ‘You’ve been up in the middle of the night. Is everything okay?’ She smiled and then threw this thing on my desk and said, ‘I wrote this script.’ She wanted to try it, and she did. She wanted to try designing clothes, and now her line is wonderful and, to me, an example of how she just creates beautiful things in her life. She has a voice and warmth as an artist, as a mother. She’s funny and charming, and when she walks into the room, I just feel better.”
Kate Moss and Vogue UK go together like ham and cheese. Like peanut butter and jelly. Like crimson and clover. Like yin and yang. So while it isn’t too surprising to see Moss’ visage on the cover of the magazine’s June issue, it should be a little striking to know that this is Moss’ 32nd appearance on the front page of the fashion tome. Here, my 12 favorite Kate Moss Vogue UK cover looks.
Normally, so-called America’s Sweethearts completely and totally work my nerves. But this is not the case with Katie Couric. Confession: I love Couric. I love her dimples, her perfect highlights, her perkiness, her journalistic cred, her cancer advocacy work, and yes I could go on but I will spare you. So I was very pleased to see that US Weekly had Couric do its column “25 Things You Didn’t Know About Me” this week. Here are my favorite items on her list:
My best Christmas gift ever was when Al Roker gave me a Bacon of the Month club membership.
I love karaoke. I do a mean Patsy Cline.
I’d love to star in a Broadway musical — if I could sing!
My happy place is the beach at 5 p.m., after people have left. The light is so beautiful.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covergirl Kate Upton spends 90% of her time in a bikini, so much so that she recently raised the ire of the Catholic League. Meanwhile, photographer Terry Richardson is known for getting his subjects to pose in all sorts of scandalous ways. So what is the most shocking thing the two could do when teaming up for a Harper’s Bazaar photo shoot? Why, put Upton in clothes! And make the images actually, gulp, classy. So transgressive!
I, for one, think Upton looks so stunning in this ’70s-tinged shoot shot at Beverly Hills Hotel. The burnt oranges look amazing with her coloring. The high-waisted pants accentuate her killer body. I mean, who knew she could look so classically beautiful in a tie-neck top? Check it out after the jump.
Kate Bosworth‘s May cover of Company magazine is a wee bit confusing. See, in the techincolor cover image, Bosworth has her hair dip-dyed a lovely shade of blue-green. However, the last time Bosworth sported this look was last summer.
The “Life Happens” actress was kind enough to explain the hair color choice a few months back.
Another week, another ridiculously over-the-top Kate Upton video. This time Upton is bringing her sex appeal to Easter, playing Peter Cottontail in a promo video for Love Magazine. Of course, Upton’s version of the Easter Bunny wears her tail on a pair of see-though undies, carries her Easter eggs in her bra, and rolls around in tinsel on the ground wearing Louboutins. And yes, that was nipple.
All I have to say is: sheesh.
Katy Perry looks thoroughly stunning in a new spread in the April issue of Teen Vogue magazine, shot by Sebastian Kim. And while she didn’t fess up to modeling her new blue-and-purple ponytail on Tink-a-tink-a-too the My Little Pony, she did talk a little bit about her fashion inspiration.
“I love Agyness Deyn, Chloë Sevigny, Daphne Guinness, Natalie Wood, Judy Jetson, and Wonder Woman,” explains Perry. “I’m still doing the pinup thing, but now when I do it, I want to be the pinup of the future, like Rachael in ‘Blade Runner’ … Mostly I just want to take chances and have fun and truly live. And sometimes that means wearing some ridiculous, cat-inspired outfit rather than whatever happens to be in this season.”
In the interview, Perry also explains how she feels about the level of fame she’s achieved.
Katy Perry looks absolutely ridonculous in the April issue of Interview magazine. Don’t get me wrong — she’s always stunning — but take the cupcake bra off a girl, give her a heavy brow, and muss up her hair a bit and all of a sudden she is a goddess of the silver screen. As several others have noted, Perry appears to be channeling Elizabeth Taylor circa “Cleopatra” on the cover of the magazine. However, judging from the images inside (which you can see after the jump), there appears to be more of a flapper-era cabaret theme going on in this Mikael Jansson photo spread.
I was extra excited to see that Perry was interviewed by the amazing Kristen Wiig for the issue. Unfortunately, in that way that Interview interviews sometimes go, there’s an awful lot of not-that-interesting chitchat. I was, however, particularly into an observation Perry made about another star of yesteryear, Elvis.