Ad Madness: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Marilyn Monroe Transformation for Max Factor!


Gwyneth Paltrow has done it all. She’s won an Academy Award. She’s a working mom & celebrated lifestyle guru (for goop.com). She’s a designer’s darling, always on the best dressed lists. She never fails to make us envious of her effortless glamour. And now… she is making headlines for her latest collaboration it beauty brand, Max Factor, in a new ad campaign, featuring the actress undergoing a high glamour Old Hollywood makeover, á la Marilyn Monroe with a modern twist.

Gwyneth Paltrow for Max Factor 01The Oscar-winner has starred in previous campaigns for the cosmetics company, recalling stylish & vintage decades from the 50s to the 80s, inspired by icons like Brigette Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Madonna, & Farah Fawcett. This behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot, courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar UK, shares Gwyneth’s thoughts on blending her personal style with the brand’s signature pink lipstick.

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Max Factor’s aim is to continue celebrating a landmark of 100 years of glamour, under the direction of creative director Pat McGrath, also behind the previous campaigns. To achieve Gwyneth’s flawless Marilyn look, check out Boots for Max Factor’s clump defy volumizing mascara & masterpiece color precision eyeshadow in Pearl Beige & Coffee, as well as Superdrug for Max Factor’s color elixir lipstick in Bewitching Coral.  

For more stylish posts, check out Jennifer Lopez’s wide leg pants trend & look-alike items for less, five must-have holiday-ready affordable accessories, & TV-inspired style from shows like Scandal, 2 Broke Girls, & more! Happy Styling!

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Cover Craze: 36 International September Issue Covers!


Last year when I posted the amazing September issues, I featured a mere 21, but even though we’re already into the ninth calendar month, I figured that in celebration of New York Fashion Week (#NYFW), I’d expand & look for more. My mailbox is bursting with the American issues of some of my favorite magazines, but I was also delighted to see A-listers like Claire Danes, Keira Knightley, Kate Bosworth, & Mia Wasikowska on international covers. To keep this post short & sweet, here’s what we have!

Ariana Grande for Seventeen Magazine September 2014-1

Ariana Grande for Seventeen

Aubrey Plaza for Nylon September 2014

Aubrey Plaza for Nylon

Blake Lively for Marie Claire September 2014

Blake Lively for Marie Claire

Brooke Burke-Charvet for Shape September 2014

Brooke Burke-Charvet for Shape

Cara Delevingne for Vogue UK September 2014

Cara Delevingne for Vogue UK

Chloe Grace Moretz for Allure September 2014.

Chloe Grace Moretz for Allure

Chloe Grace Moretz for Flare September 2014

Chloe Grace Moretz for Flare

Claire Danes for Marie Claire South Africa September 2014

Claire Danes for Marie Claire South Africa

Dakota Fanning for Lucky September 2014

Dakota Fanning for Lucky

Ellie Goulding for Cosmopolitan Poland September 2014

Ellie Goulding for Cosmopolitan Poland

Gisele Bundchen for Marie Claire Greece September 2014

Gisele Bundchen for Marie Claire Greece

Jessica Alba for Marie Claire UK September 2014

Jessica Alba for Marie Claire UK

Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, & Karlie Kloss for Vogue September 2014.

Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, & Karlie Kloss for Vogue

Julia Roberts for InStyle September 2014

Julia Roberts for InStyle

Juliette Binonche & Kristen Stewart for Interview Germany September 2014

Juliette Binonche & Kristen Stewart for Interview Germany

Kaley Cuoco for Women's Health September 2014

Kaley Cuoco for Women’s Health

Kate Bosworth for InStyle UK September 2014

Kate Bosworth for InStyle UK

Kate Upton for ELLE UK September 2014

Kate Upton for ELLE UK

Keira Knightley for InStyle Germany September 2014

Keira Knightley for InStyle Germany

Kendall Jenner for Teen Vogue September 2014

Kendall Jenner for Teen Vogue

Kristen Bell for Redbook September 2014

Kristen Bell for Redbook

Kristen Stewart for Elle September 2014

Kristen Stewart for Elle

Lady Gaga for Harper's Bazaar September 2014

Lady Gaga for Harper’s Bazaar

Lana Del Rey for Fashion September 2014

Lana Del Rey for Fashion

Linda Evangelista for Harper's Bazaar September 2014

Linda Evangelista for Harper’s Bazaar

Lucy Hale for Cosmopolitan September 2014

Lucy Hale for Cosmopolitan

Maria Sharapova for Self September 2014

Maria Sharapova for Self

Megan Fox for Cosmopolitan UK September 2014

Megan Fox for Cosmopolitan UK

Mia Wasikowska for ELLE Canada 2014

Mia Wasikowska for Elle Canada

Naomi Campbell for Interview September 2014

Naomi Campbell for Interview

Natalia Vodianova for Vanity Fair September 2014

Natalia Vodianova for Vanity Fair

Olivia Wilde for Glamour September 2014

Olivia Wilde for Glamour

Penelope Cruz for Harper's Bazaar September 2014

Penelope Cruz for Harper’s Bazaar

Rihanna for W magazine September 2014-1

Rihanna for W magazine

Rita Ora for Glamour UK September 2014

Rita Ora for Glamour UK

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Harper's Bazaar UK September 2014

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Harper’s Bazaar UK

Salma Hayek for Harper's Bazaar Mexico September 2014

Salma Hayek for Harper’s Bazaar Mexico

Happy Styling!

 

Cover Craze: 2012 Goes Out With A Bang, Featuring Dakota Fanning, Marion Cotillard, Britney Spears, & More!


We’re barely two weeks into November, but already the 2012 covers for the hottest magazines have hit the web & I have a jam-packed post here, featuring ten must-have & must-see issues from here in the United States, as well as abroad. This includes a much-talked-about Britney Spears on the cover of Lucky (airbrushed much?), Cameron Diaz repeating the Chanel cocktail dress that Emma Stone wore back in June for Elle UK, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence in Balenciaga for Elle, Dakota Fanning for InStyle UK, Australian actress Isla Fisher sharing her fitness tips for Women’s Health, Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard for Harper’s Bazaar UK, singer Nicole Scherzinger for Marie Claire UK, Selena Gomez going glam for Glamour, Taylor Swift breaking away from her good girl look for Cosmopolitan, & a showering Scarlett Johansson for V magazine, promoting her latest role as Janet Leigh in Hitchcock.

Which cover is your favorite? Which magazines are your go-to sources for all things fashion & style? Do you check out international magazines too? For more from Cover Craze, be sure to check out W‘s 40th anniversary issue, Rihanna for this month’s Vogue, & the top picks from November 2012 issues. Happy Styling!