Cover Craze: Serena Williams Announces Tennis Retirement / Evolution for Vogue’s September 2022 Issue!


For the highly anticipated September issue of Vogue magazine, tennis star, style icon, & entrepreneur Serena Williams announces her “evolution” to other interests than tennis, which is what she calls it since the word “retirement” gives her pause. For the article she wrote, as told to Rob Haskill, Serena reflects on her career, women’s equality in sports, being her sister Venus’ shadow growing up, the challenges & joys of motherhood, future professional endeavors, & all of her fears as she moves forward into the next chapter of her life.

Photographed by Luis Alberto Rodriguez & styled by Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, Vogue captures Serena’s strength, style, & spirit with images that includes pieces from Balenciaga, Bulgari, Sergio Hudson, Fernando Jorge, Ralph Lauren Collection, Danielle Frankel, Wales Bonner, Lagos, Dezso by Sara Beltran, Completedworks, & Gucci. Not to mention, her five-year-old daughter Olympia is included in more than just Serena’s words, as you can see based on the cover insert image below.

While sharing her athletic journey to winning championships as a young girl, Serena states, “I want to be great. I want to be perfect. I know perfect doesn’t exist, but whatever my perfect was, I never wanted to stop until I got it right…I learned the lessons from Venus’s losses instead of the hard way, from my own. It was as if I were playing her matches, too. I’m a good mimic. Growing up I tried to copy Pete Sampras. I loved Monica Seles, and then I studied Monica Seles. I watched, I listened, then I attacked. But if I hadn’t been in Venus’s shadow, I would never be who I am. When someone said I was just the little sister, that’s when I got really fired up.

In addition to Serena’s intimate revelations about her personal goals & family confessions, the article includes a “Life in Looks” video, flashing back to the star athlete’s photographs with Vogue, style on the court, red carpet history, & more thoughts on her fashion choices, all of which are such an integral part of Serena expressing who she is.

What do you think of Serena’s shoot for Vogue? Have you followed her career or ever attended a match? Which celebrity athletes do you admire the most? For more celebrity posts, check out: a fashion flashback with model / actress Cara Delevingne for her 30th birthday, Stranger Things actress Sadie Sink on the cover of FASHION magazine, a look back at Olivia Newton-John’s style through the decades, & Anne Hathaway’s breezy street style in NYC! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: The Crown’s Emma Corrin Stars on Vogue’s August 2022 Issue!


As the recent covers of fashion publications get more & more glamorous, readers are also served plentiful substance concerning diversity & culture-conscious topics since the language of fashion encompasses all identities. This is why Vogue‘s August 2022 issue, featuring Golden Globe-winner, Emma Corrin (they/them), is such a milestone for LGBTQ+ visibility & an opportunity to explore the fluidity of fashion. Emma is the first openly non-binary cover star for the magazine, embracing both fashion & body hair their way—unapologetically!

In the article, written by Emma Spector, photographed by Jamie Hawkesworth, and styled by Alex Harrington, Emma takes the spotlight in fabulous, avant garde styles with pieces from Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Marni, Maison Margiela, Miu Miu, Comme des Garçons, Proenza Schouler, Hailey Desjardins, Prada, Adidas, The Row, & Loewe.

Spector not only writes about Emma’s rise to fame as Princess Diana on Netflix’s The Crown, but also their upcoming projects, including My Policeman, alongside Harry Styles, & an adaptation of Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence, as well as Emma’s social media presence supporting & raising awareness for the trans community. Emma states, “In my mind, gender just isn’t something that feels fixed…and I don’t know if it ever will be; there might always be some fluidity there for me…If you have a platform and you’re able to use it, that’s obviously so important—and I met some incredible people through it.”

What do you think of Emma’s cover shoot for Vogue? How do you feel about fashion risk takers? How do you support the LGBTQ+ community? For more stylish celebrity posts, check out: Keira Knightley’s Chanel LBD for Paris Fashion Week, a red carpet flashback in patriotic colors with Sofia Vergara & Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman’s Variety shoot to promote Thor: Love & Thunder, & Stranger Things star Maya Hawke on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Zendaya’s Disco Glam Looks for Vogue Italia’s July 2022 Cover!


Zendaya could not get any more beautiful, yet here she is again, living it up in full-on glamour for the July 2022 issue of Vogue Italia, photographed by Elizaveta Porodina, wearing a couture jeweled Valentino minidress on the sultry cover with a statement Bulgari necklace & bold violet eyeshadow, which is very reminiscent of the beauty looks that characters on Euphoria wear. Am I right?

According to Vogue Italia‘s Instagram, Zendaya epitomizes the current generation of pioneering women, whom the actress credits black women of the past who have aided in her own success. The artistic images not only prove Zendaya’s influence on fashion, but also pop culture with her timeless style, refreshing intensity, & poised maturity. Vogue Italia shared Zendaya’s thoughtful reflections on her fame, “Sometimes I feel kind of silly being an actor, but then I remember the stories that I’m telling and the reasons behind them. Especially as of recent with Euphoria, I had so many people reach out and share their experiences of connecting with it, in the sense of loss or addiction or grief or mental illness and their struggles with that.”

More looks in the shoot were styled by Law Roach, featuring pieces from Del Core, Paco Rabanne, The Attico, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, & more Bulgari jewels. However, the multi-faceted performer doesn’t get fazed by the designer duds & sparkle, commenting, “For quite some time, I have been able to maintain a minimum of anonymity so that I can do the same things I used to do, living a fairly normal life,” adding about her fans that “they’re really understanding that I’m human, even the hardcore ones and they want me to be happy and I genuinely feel that from them.”

What do you think of Zendaya’s photo shoot? Are you a fan of her movies, like Dune or The Greatest Showman? Do you watch Euphoria? For more stylish posts, check out: Beyonce’s stunning British Vogue cover, Selena Gomez’s gorgeous silver Michael Kors gown for the season 2 premiere of Only Murders in the Building, Kristen Bell’s neon street style, & the best & boldest red carpet looks from the BET Awards. Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Jennifer Lawrence for Vogue’s September Issue!


It’s that time of the summer when fall fashions are not just hitting stores, but also magazines too! September issues of fashion mags are perhaps the most highly acclaimed, ad-heavy, & competitive in capturing beautiful images of today’s most famous style icons. Vogue is celebrating their 125th anniversary as Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence graces the cover with photos from a slew of creative visionaries including artist John Currin, as well as photographers Annie Leibovitz, Inez & Vinoodh, & Bruce Weber.

Jennifer is clad is designer fashions & accessories including Miu Miu, Ralph Lauren Collection, Cathy Waterman, Tiffany & Co., Elsa Peretti, Dior, Eli Halili, Versace, & David Yurman.

During the interview, Jennifer discusses her love of reality television, the consequences of fame & judgment, as well as her upcoming projects. This includes her new film, Mother!, directed by Darren Aronofsky (& her current beau), as well as films working with Steven Spielberg & that rumored collaboration with Amy Schumer.

Which September issue are you most excited to see? Which stars are your favorites for magazine covers? Are you going to see her new film Mother!? Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Selena Gomez for Vogue’s April Issue!


Selena Gomez is a force to be reckoned with & her latest appearance on American Vogue (the first time she’s appeared on the revered fashion magazine’s cover) is just another example of how the multitalented star is truly herself & a superstar at the same time. During her interview, she discusses everything from mental health & therapy, growing up in the spotlight, why she’s ghosting on Instagram, how she’s keeping mum on her new relationship with The Weeknd, & what’s next for her both personally & professionally. 

Not only does the 24-year-old stun on stage & the big screen, but the Vogue shoot is fraught with sexy spring & summer style, as she wears designers like Balenciaga, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, to name a few.

Which magazines are your favorite for all the latest celebrity & fashion news? Which stars do you love to see on covers? Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Amy Schumer Conquers Vogue’s July Issue!


For no real, legit, justified reason at all, I was hesitant to jump on the Amy Schumer-loving bandwagon. In retrospect, the thought of it now is insane because I’m all about strong, confident, smart women who have a lot to say & say it well. Since I’m not a Comedy Central watcher (perhaps another flaw I should seek to rectify?), I didn’t know what Inside Amy Schumer was for the longest time. My first exposure to the Long Island native & comedy pioneer (shame on me as a fellow LI gal!) was during that one scene on HBO’s Girls during the season 3 premiere when she yells at Hannah & Adam at Grumpy’s after Adam broke it off badly with Shiri Appleby’s practically perfect catch character, Natalia. Watch it here. I digress.

I love everything that Amy Schumer is about & I can’t wait to read her book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo (read an excerpt here), which hits bookshelves on August 16th. It’ll fit in perfectly with my summer of humor reading by female authors, but what’s really the best of both worlds is that Amy is July’s cover girl for Vogue!

Amy Schumer for Vogue July 2016The article (by Jonathan Van Meter) is nothing short of fabulous & funny, inspiring & honest, & chalk full of quotes & one-liners from the Trainwreck star (Golden Globe-nominated too, by the way) you’ll walk away with still bouncing around in your head well into the later hours of the night. The comedian / actress / writer / producer / cover girl / Jennifer Lawrence’s bestie / all around badass of feminism bluntly & endearingly discusses her love life, the reality of her sexcapade past, her admiration of the late Joan Rivers, her feelings about the worlds of fashion & Hollywood, Hillary Clinton, & the importance of family.

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If you don’t subscribe already to Vogue, go buy the issue & support the print industry, if not for the glossy photos (by none other than Annie Leibovitz) of an elegant Amy traipsy through New York City in glamorous gowns & designer duds, then at least for the free perfume samples. Check out when & where Amy is touring this summer (her upcoming Madison Square Garden gig is SOLD OUT!)! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: It’s Going To Be A Stylish September For Magazines!


It’s been a crazy year for my magazine collection & I’m guilty of maintaining a pretty high stack of fashionable pages. However, it’s nearly the end of August & the mountain is getting higher, especially since there are so many amazing September issues hitting stands & arriving in mailboxes all over the country. I’ve included a whopping 21 covers in this post, also featuring links to the coordinating articles / cover shoot details online.

Amanda Seyfried – Glamour Paris

Amber Heard – Flare 

Blake Lively – Lucky 

Diana of Wales – Vanity Fair 

Drew Barrymore – In Style 

Jennifer Garner – Allure 

Jennifer Lawrence – Vogue 

Jessie J – Marie Claire UK 

Kate Bosworth – In Style UK 

Kate Moss – Esquire UK 

Kate Upton – ELLE 

Katy Perry – ELLE UK 

Kelly Osbourne – Cosmopolitan UK 

Lady Gaga – V magazine 

Lily Collins – Glamour UK 

Nina Dobrev – Cosmopolitan 

Olivia Wilde – Fashion Sarah Jessica Parker for Harper's Bazaar September 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker – Harper’s Bazaar Scarlett Johansson for Harper's Bazaar Australia September 2013

Scarlett Johansson – Harper’s Bazaar Australia 

Victoria Beckham – Vogue Australia

Zooey Deschanel – Marie Claire

Which magazine is your must-have for fall fashion? Which celebrity cover is your favorite? For more magazine-related posts, check out Girls actor Adam Driver’s Vogue shoot, Chloe Grace Moretz’s beauty shoot with Glamour, a behind-the-scenes video with Claire Danes, & the many playful & dramatic sides of actress Kate Mara! Happy Styling!

Magazine Must-Haves: ‘Girls’ Actor Adam Driver Models For Vogue’s September Issue!


I was recently asked if Style Darling shared anything about men’s fashion & I knew I was guilty of not giving male style enough attention… & isn’t it convenient that I just so happen to come across a story that features just that!

This weekend, the whopping 902-page epic September 2013 issue of Vogue arrived in my mailbox & I’m waiting to devote the proper amount of time to its fashionable glory. However, aside from the drop dead gorgeous it-girl Jennifer Lawrence (& recent Oscar winner) on the magazine’s cover, I’m crazy about Girls actor Adam Driver who dazzles on the countryside with model Daria Werbowy in a romantic William Butler Yeats & Maud Gonne-inspired photo shoot through the lens of the legendary Annie Leibowitz.

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Of course, when it comes to fashion shoots, sometimes the set and/or props make the editorial something a little more special, elevating the grandeur of being included in a Vogue shoot. The selected pieces for the sophisticated & classic shoot not only bends the brain into a fall-ready state of being, but also puts the Emmy-nominated actor of the hit HBO series on par with other fashionable celebrities like Eddie Redmayne, James Franco, Ezra Miller, & even Brad Pitt. Although, I’m sure none of them held a sheep around their shoulders wearing nothing but jeans & hanging suspenders.

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If I wasn’t already enamored with Adam’s same-name character (although in the show, he’s Sackler & not Driver), I’m wondering what his fictional persona would say about the beautifully classic & modern take on fall fashion. The fairer half of the stylish duo includes Daria in Michael Kors, Dries Van Noten, Prada, Alberta Ferretti, Ralph Lauren Collection, Jil Sadler, & Céline.

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Naturally, I’ll soon be featuring more images from the magazine, particularly a behind-the-scenes look of Jennifer Lawrence’s cover shoot. For more fashionable posts, check out recent red carpet looks from Diane Kruger & Jennifer Aniston, the trailer for Diana starring Naomi Watts, Lily Collins’ press tour for Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, & Chloe Grace Moretz’s beauty looks in Glamour. Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Claire Danes Goofs Around Behind-The-Scenes with Vogue!


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I can’t wait for Homeland to come back for a fierce third season, but in the mean time, the stars of the Showtime drama are hitting the pages of Vogue‘s August 2013 issue. Cover girl Claire Danes recreates her on-screen dynamic with co-star Damien Lewis in a series of fashionable shots. In the video below, the pair playfully name their favorites… including movies, characters, physical attributes, & so forth. It’s funny & sweet to see the actress so light & humorous, when she’s always so serious on the small screen & when it comes to fashion.

For more from Watch This Style, check out previous posts including my top 5 favorite Glee moments, Rooney Mara for Calvin Klein’s Downtown fragrance, Miu Miu’s fall ad campaign, & Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Shakira Sizzles For ELLE’s July Issue, Katy Perry Makes Her Vogue Debut, & More!


It’s definitely going to be one hot summer, especially when it comes to the latest magazine covers. I’ve been trying to squeeze in some mag time & get inspired for some new summer looks & what to look forward to with my upcoming vacation wardrobe. However, I couldn’t help but share the latest & greatest in store for July, especially when the headlines there’s so much to talk about!

First, Shakira hits up ELLE, talking about her position as coach on The Voice, along with motherhood, her relationships, & her international fame. Also, another foreign beauty is Salma Hayek Pinault on the cover of InStyle‘s July issue. The dazzling 46-year-old actress has really never looked better, especially in this stunning Yves Saint Laurent red dress. The third & perhaps most exciting cover belongs to Katy Perry who makes her Vogue debut, showing off a stunning & feminine side to the popstar in floral frocks like her cover look by Rodarte. Lauren Conrad talks up her ambition & goals as both fashion designer & writer in the sunny pages of Marie Claire, while also giving plenty of tips on how to look summer-ready with bangs.

Man of Steel starlet Amy Adams is not only this summer’s big-screen Lois Lane, but she talks beauty in the pages of Allure, sharing that her plain face makes for a great makeup canvas. Speaking of beauty, Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale makes her Lucky debut with a slew of edgy menswear looks, including pieces by Chanel, that are easy for any shopper of any budget to achieve! Helena Bonham Carter may be Tim Burton’s muse, but she’s certainly bemusing in the pages of Vogue UK, especially since images have recently hit the web of her playing the iconic role of Elizabeth Taylor for the upcoming BBC movie Burton and Taylor. Lastly, Kesha makes fitness look sexy, especially with a minimalist take on activewear fashions in next month’s Self. The blonde singer has never looked more naturally gorgeous as she talks about how she keeps her gams in shape!

For more celebrity posts, check out the commercial for Adam Levine’s debut fragrance, gorgeous red carpets looks from Diane Kruger & Uma Thurman, Lily Collins’ girly Glamour cover, & the newest ad campaign from Prada starring Christoph Waltz & more! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Kate Upton’s American Vogue Cover Channels A Modern-Day Marilyn Monroe!


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To be completely honest, I wasn’t crazy about supermodel Kate Upton at first like the rest of the world has been; however, after seeing the beyond-amazing spread in the June 2013 issue of Vogue– the model’s first major American fashion magazine cover- I was won over! She channels a modern-day Marilyn Monroe with classic all-American style, bombshell curves, & old-fashioned ambition to break away from the typical supermodel mold. The shoot was photographed by the ever-legendary Mario Testino, which includes looks & pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, Cartier, Rochas, Ray-Ban, Donna Karan New York, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Max Mara, Jason Wu, Stella McCartney, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Hermès, & Matthew Williamson.

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While Kate looks more voluptuous than most models walking the catwalk, she’s a healthy size 4 & responds to nay-sayers about her shape with the following: “The things that they’re rejecting are things that I can’t change. I can’t change  my bra size. They’re natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and  motivated, but I can’t change some things.” The Sports Illustrated beauty is breath-taking in sleek separates looks, flirty swimwear shots, & evening couture.

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In a behind-the-scenes look at the model strutting her stuff in Uruguay, Kate shares her tips for having the ultimately stylish summer, including how having the right sunglasses & some comfy sandals can make or break your vacation! The resemblance to Marilyn Monroe in uncanny, but it’s really gorgeous to see the celebrated hairstyles of vintage Hollywood starlets like Monroe teased in contrast to contemporary fashion.

What do you think of Kate’s Vogue shoot? Do you think she’s worth all the fashionable fuss? Which is your favorite look from the cover story? For more stylish posts, check out Christina Hendricks for Lucky‘s June issue, Rooney Mara’s latest ad campaign with Calvin Klein, Diane Kruger’s short film for Jaeger Le-Coultre, the latest red carpet looks from Jennifer Aniston & Kerry Washington, & 3.1 Phillip Lim’s designer collaboration with Target!

Magazine Must-Haves: Tobey Maguire & Carolyn Murphy Celebrate Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’ For Vogue!


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I’ve been saving up my April magazines to bring with me to work & now that Spring Break is over, I’ve finally had the chance to take in the latest issue of Vogue, with the always lovely FLOTUS Michelle Obama on the cover. However, as a big fan of Alfred Hitchcock movies & Grace Kelly‘s timeless style, I was enchanted by the magazine’s reprise of the 1954 suspense thriller, Rear Window, starring The Great Gatsby‘s Tobey Maguire & supermodel Carolyn Murphy, with an appearance by Laurie Metcalf, taking over the film’s roles for a shoot by Peter Lindbergh. The shoot contains stunning looks by Dolce & Gabbana, Fred Leighton, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Hermès, Gucci, House of Lavande, & Rochas.

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Rear Window is definitely in the air since this week’s episode of ABC’s Castle spoofed the Oscar-nominated film, so as soon as I saw the nine-page shoot, I knew I had to feature the retro images. Tobey’s Brooks Brothers pajamas are nearly spot-on to those worn famously by James Stewart‘s photojournalist character in the film.

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What do you think of the stylish shoot? Do you like the Tobey-Carolyn pairing for the shoot? Which is your favorite Grace Kelly film? For more fashionable posts, check out Lena Dunham’s video for designer Rebecca Antonoff, Marion Cotillard for Lady Dior, Beyonce’s debut ads for H&M, & Gucci’s Spring / Summer campaign! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Michelle Obama’s 2nd Vogue Cover, Kim K for Cosmo, Nicki Minaj’s Makeunder For Elle, & More!


I know I’m looking forward to April for more than the fabulous spring fashions & big upcoming movies, but I have a lot of exciting professional changes ahead of me. However, there’s so much going on in terms of our favorite magazines & the big international headlines are looking more & more fabulous, guiding where fashion is headed as the weather begins to warm up. In this latest post for Cover Craze, I went all out with a total of 15 covers that I just couldn’t stop looking at & reading up on.

The biggest news in covers is that First Lady Michelle Obama returns to Vogue for the April 2013 issue in a sleek two-tone Reed Krakoff sheath dress, photographed by the always impressive Annie Leibovitz. In an interview with Jonathan Van Meter, FLOTUS discusses parenting, marriage, her duties as First Lady, as well as fashion. She shares with readers, “If you’re comfortable in your clothes it’s easy to connect with people & make them feel comfortable as well.”

Michelle Obama for Vogue, Julie Bowen for Lucky, & Emily VanCamp for Marie Claire Australia April 2013.

On the cover of Lucky, two-time Emmy winner & star of Modern Family, Julie Bowen, looks like the modern & sexy cool mom that we all wish we had, wearing pieces from Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Stars, & Pandora. Inside the svelte blond is contemporary & chic in J.Crew, Juicy Couture, Jimmy Choo, & DKNY. Speaking of TV stars, Revenge actress Emily VanCamp looks smoldering in a cut-out Michael Kors dress on the cover of Marie Claire Australia, sharing the spotlight with her dashing male co-stars  Gabriel Mann (Nolan), Barry Sloane (Aiden), & Nick Wechsler (Jack).

Marie Claire shows The Incredible Burt Wonderstone actress Olivia Wilde in a sexy sheer blue dress, as she talks about her engagement to Saturday Night Live star Jason Sudekis. As for Marie Claire UK, Mila Kunis, star of Oz the Great & Powerful, talks about her breakout performance in Black Swan, upcoming Hollywood projects, & taking a break from back-to-back movies.

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New Girl star Zooey Deschanel, who takes the cover of In Style in a stunning Carolina Herrera gown. Also featured in the issue are pieces by Oscar de la Renta, Bottega Veneta, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Chanel, & Nicholas Kirkwood, as she talks about her love of all things nail art & being a role model for girls.

I featured Selena Gomez‘s breezy spring look for Harper’s Bazaar in my last Haute Headlines post, but what was awestruck by the young star’s shoot by Terry Richardson featuring red carpet looks by Akris, Dior, Calvin Klein, & Prada. The down-to-earth Texas native & star of Spring Breakers talks about her family traditions, stardom, & her new role as a single lady.

Elle unzips rapper / American Idol judge Nicki Minaj without the big neon hair or exaggerated eyelashes that she’s always famous for donning. Also, Elle UK pays homage to another star in music, Rihanna, who looks effortless in a checkered Louis Vuitton outfit (like from the collection we’ve seen on Kirsten Dunst & Kerry Washington). She talks about her future, family, & more from the pixie-cutted pop star.

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Kim Kardashian is always in the news & while photogs are tracking her pregnancy style, you can see her pre-baby-bump curves on the cover of Cosmopolitan in a Sophia Loren-inspired look. Smash star Katharine McPhee look positively fresh-faced for front & back covers of Women’s Health. She models various different makeup looks including striking blue eyeliner, enhanced cheeks, & bold red lips. Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is the focus of People Style Watch & for her stylish red carpet looks in Stella McCartney, Hugo, & Michael Kors. Also, the mag looks at her street style in Thakoon & Tory Burch, as well as her changing hairstyles for previous films like Silver Linings Playbook, The Hungry Games, & X-Men: First Class.

Kim Kardashian for Cosmopolitan, Katharine McPhee for Women's Health, & Jennifer Lawrence for People Style Watch April 2013.

Lastly, we see country crooner Taylor Swift for Vanity Fair, talking about how she’s the target of constant jokes regarding her love life, including the jab that Tina Fey & Amy Poehler made during last month’s Golden Globes. A topless Kate Hudson let her natural beauty shine for Glamour, decked out in layers of Chanel necklaces. The mom of two talks about her romance with Muse frontman, motherhood in her thirties, & how she balances it all. I almost missed seeing Emily VanCamp‘s second April cover for Canada’s Fashion magazine, but I was glad to catch the former ballerina & leading lady for the Captain America sequel in this gorgeous snake-print dress & necklace, both by Gucci.

Taylor Swift for Vanity Fair, Kate Hudson for Glamour, Emily VanCamp for Fashion April 2013.

For more celebrity posts, check out black & white looks worn by Jessica Chastain & Jessica Alba, the neon trend as seen on Jennifer Lopez & Freida Pinto, Kate Winslet for Lancôme’s latest ad campaign, & complete red carpet coverage from the Academy Awards! Which magazines are your favorite for April? Which look makes for the best cover? Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Beyoncé’s Vogue March 2013 Issue Is Nothing Short Of Glamorous!


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Beyoncé is definitely ruling 2013 & it’s only February! Not only did she electrify at the Super Bowl halftime show, stun at the Grammys red carpet in a colorblocked jump suit by Osman, celebrate the release of her latest fragrance Pulse NYC, perform at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, & film her documentary Life Is But A Dream, but the unstoppable diva is now on the cover of Vogue‘s March 2013 issue, fittingly themed The Power Issue.

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With photographs by legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier, Beyoncé can be seen in looks by Givenchy for the cover, as well as Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen, & Haider Ackermann. She talks to the magazine about motherhood, her upcoming music projects, & about heading on tour.

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Check out the video below to get a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot in action, featuring her diva-like poses, as well as hair & makeup preparations for a very fashionable spread.  For more celebrity videos, check out Justin Timberlake’s Grammys performance, Natalie Portman’s latest ad for Dior’s Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara, Evan Rachel Wood & Chris Evans for Gucci’s Guilty Black fragrance, Keira Knightley’s cover shoot for Marie Claire, Rihanna’s debut collection for River Island, & videos from Emmy Rossum’s new album Sentimental Journey! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze / Watch This Style: Rooney Mara Is Vogue’s Fresh-Faced February 2013 Cover Girl!


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It won’t be long until we see Rooney Mara back on-screen with her The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo co-star Daniel Craig in the film’s sequel, The Girl who Played with Fire; however, last year’s Oscar nominee is featured on the cover of Vogue‘s February 2013 issue. The minimalist beauty is promoting her latest film, Side Effects, opposite Channing Tatum, as well as discussing her upcoming gig as co-host to this year’s Met Costume Institute Gala which is themed, “PUNK: Chaos to Couture,” with friend & designer Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy fame.

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The magazine’s shoot includes looks from Helmut Lang & Calvin Klein Collection, just to name a few, showing that the natural beauty may be afraid of red carpets & throngs of screaming fans, but always looks effortless as we witness the success of her blossoming career. Play the video below to get a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot!

For more from Cover Craze, check out posts including Jessica Alba for InStyle, Gwen Stefani for last month’s Vogue, & the latest covers for February including Vanity Fair, Lucky, Harper’s Bazaar, & more! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: View The Full-Length Trailer For Beyoncé’s Documentary ‘Life Is But A Dream!’


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Beyoncé Knowles had a pretty spectacular year last year, but it seems that 2013 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for the star. Not only is she the featured halftime show for this year’s Super Bowl, she’s been named the sexiest woman of the century by GQ, is the face of Vogue‘s March 2013 issue, has recently announced a Destiny’s Child reunion, & will be sharing a very personal documentary with HBO called, Life Is But A Dream. I’m excited to share the trailer with readers, which is set to premiere on February 16th.

For more Beyoncé-related posts, check out the ad campaign for her latest fragrance Midnight Heat, her neon dream Stephane Rolland dress from the BET Awards, the intricate Givenchy confection she donned at the Met Costume Institute Gala red carpet, Beyoncé’s People cover as the world’s most beautiful woman, & her top 5 most stylish music videos as a solo artist! Happy Styling!

Haute Headlines: Marc Jacobs Creates A Cosmetics Line For Sephora, Beyonce’s Sexy GQ Cover, ‘Struck By Lightning’ Trailer, & More!


Haute Headlines

With so much going on in the world of fashion, like the latest images from the highest end Pre-Fall 2013 Collections & the upcoming awards season, I didn’t wanna forget to share some of the top news stories that have been catching my attention.  Follow Style Darling on Facebook, Twitter (@MissAlissaL), Instagram (@MissAlissaL), & Pinterest to get the latest updates on the hottest news stories! Happy Styling!

*Heidi Klum is Marie Claire‘s February 2013 cover girl*

*Stella McCartney‘s Pre-Fall 2013 collection presentation*

*Elle‘s 50 must-have for comfortable outfits*

*Yesterday Kate Middleton celebrated the big 3-1, check out her best looks*

*Beyoncé is GQ‘s sexiest woman of the 21st century*

*Marc Jacobs‘ new cosmetics line for Sephora debuts this fall*

*Check out Lea Michele & Anne Hathaway‘s latest red carpet looks*

*Lena Dunham & Allison Williams on The Today Show*

*The trailer for Chris Colfer‘s new film, Struck by Lightning*

Haute Headlines: Top 10 Most Stylish Films of 2012, 35 Winter Outfit Ideas, Tina & Amy Talk Golden Globes, & More!


Haute Headlines

As we begin our very stylish 2013 (I know I’ve been lacquered up with sparkling nails, new eyeshadow shades, & my favorite heels), it’s time to pay attention to what’s going on around us in the worlds of fashion, entertainment, & pop culture.  I’m happy to share the stories that have raised an eye brow & keep me clicking away to stay in the know.  What stories are you following this week? Which movies have you seen or sales have you shopped? Happy Styling!

*My Top 10 Most Stylish Films of 2012 list on Movie Buzzers*

*Glamour’s 35 winter outfit ideas to keep your look chic this season*

*Emma Stone talks about Vogue naming her best dressed of 2012*

*VOTE for your favorite beauty products for Women’s Health Magazine‘s Beauty Awards*

*Kristen Stewart lands the cover of V Magazine*

*Get inspired by Fab Sugar‘s 160 best street looks*

*Victoria’s Secret’s 2013 Swim video to Bruno Mars‘ latest single featuring Candice Swanepoel & Doutzen Kroesz*

*Lena Dunham & costume designer Jennifer Rogien talk about GIRLS style*

*Tina Fey & Amy Poehler talk about their latest hosting gig for this year’s Golden Globes*

*Check out the latest images of StyleMint‘s newest collection*

*indieWIRE’s Oscar predictions for Best Suporting Actress*

Haute Headlines: Jessica Biel’s ELLE Photo Shoot, Affordable Festive NYE Dresses, Season 2 Trailer For HBO’s Girls, & More!


A lot has been going on in the fashion world, especially b/c of the holiday season. I’ve had plenty of time to dig up some news items while stuck in bed recovery from a nasty Christmas cold, I’m happy to share my findings in the latest post of Haute Headlines. What stories are you tweeting about? Which celebs have caught your eye recently? Happy Styling!

*In Style‘s picks for Festive New Year’s Eve Dresses Under $100*

*Marie Claire talks to Aussie actress Rachael Taylor about style*

*Diane Kruger‘s no stylist rule pays off for a fashionable red carpet gallery*

*Beyonce is rumored to be the March 2013 cover girl for Vogue*

*Have you seen the hilarious trailer for Season 2 of HBO’s Girls?*

*Get 70% off the ENTIRE Marc Jacobs Fall Collection*

*Harper’s Bazaar’s picks for the best pre-Fall 2013 runway looks*

*Kate Moss, Joan Smalls, & Daria Werbowy star in Versace‘s Spring ’13 campaign*

*Check out Jessica Biel‘s high fashion editorial shoot for next month’s Elle*

*Forbes magazine names Natalie Portman the most bankable actor*

Watch This Style / Cover Craze: Behind The Scenes At Gwen Stefani’s Vogue January 2013 Cover Shoot!


Gwen Stefani for Vogue January 2013While biding my time during the holidays, stuck in bed, sick as a pampered pooch, I spent some time flipping through the January 2013 issue of Vogue, with the always glamorous Gwen Stefani on the cover. Gwen has been one of my fashion idols for a long time, & I still remember hearing “Just A Girl” on the radio for the first hundred times back when I was in middle school.  Inside the magazine, you’ll find ridiculously fashionable shots of the No Doubt frontwoman, alongside her bandmates whose latest album, Push & Shove, is creating lots of buzz for the band’s long-awaited reunion.  Check out the video below to get a taste of Gwen’s history with the group & her hot looks for the new year, featuring designs by Alexander Wang & Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: Anne Hathaway & Amanda Seyfried Dazzle While Promoting ‘Les Miserables’!


Ever since news hit the web that there was going to be a full-on movie musical remake of the legendary novel-turned-Broadway play, Les Miserables, I’ve been following its every move of production, including casting news & sneak peeks at the stars singing their hearts on.  Two of the film’s leading ladies, Anne Hathaway & Amanda Seyfried, have been dazzling on the red carpet, which I, naturally, needed to feature b/c there was just too much great fashion not to!

Let’s start with Amanda whose belted Alexander McQueen column gown was an ethereal turn for the blue-eyed blonde, accessorized with mirrored Rupert Sanderson evening sandals. The January In Style cover girl stole the show in a plunging two-toned Balenciaga gown with towering satin platforms for the film’s London premiere.  Amanda returned to pastels in a soft Marios Schwab dress with patent leather peep toes by Rupert Sanderson.  Also, back in October, as the buzz surrounding the film was just starting, Amanda appeared at the Hollywood Film Awards in a ravishing red bustier dress by Prabal Gurung with earrings by Dana Rebecca Designs & platform Jimmy Choo shoes.  Amanda Seyfried & Anne Hathaway

I’ve been talking about Miss Anne quite a lot this year, ever since she debuted her short ‘do back in July, hit the red carpet in Valentino, & shined on the covers of Vogue & Glamour! The newlywed continued to channel Audrey Hepburn in a sleek Victoria Beckham LBD with black pumps. While talking up the film in Tokyo, she donned a Antonio Berardi keyhole dress with open toe patent leather shoes.  She took a risk in a relaxed midnight column gown a New York screening of Les Mis wearing a moonstone cocktail ring by Graziela.  Most recently, she made quite the movie star entrance while showing off her back in an all-over beaded Givenchy gown in London. 

There’s no doubt that this is Anne’s year on the red carpet, but I know I can’t take my eyes off of Amanda, whose style seems to get better, fresher, & more feminine at every glance.  Whose red carpet style do you like better? Do you like Anne’s pixie cut? Do you think Amanda was a good choice for Les Miserables? Happy Styling!

Haute Headlines: Rachel Zoe’s NBC Comedy, Marchesa’s Latest Bridal Collection, Beyonce’s Latest Gig, & More!


We’re halfway through the week & it’s time to check on some headlines.  A lot has happened since my last Haute Headlines post & I can’t wait to share with readers all the juicy details.  Check out the following stories & share the links with your friends on Facebook & Twitter! Happy Styling!

*If you’re a bride-to-be, Marchesa‘s latest bridal collection is here, so click through the gallery*

*Hart of Dixie actress Rachel Bilson designs Vegan-friendly handbags for ShoeMint*

*The Kardashians aren’t the only family members in the fashion business, as Jenner sisters Kylie & Kendall prepare to debut their very own Juniors’ line*

*Crew members strike during the upcoming season of NBC’s Fashion Star*

*Beyonce will perform at next year’s Super Bowl Halftime show*

*What does Conan O’Brien think about Brad Pitt‘s Chanel No. 5 ad?*

*Shop 50 cold weather accessories (scarves, gloves, & hats) for under $50*

*Stylist / designer Rachel Zoe signs on for a scipted comedy for NBC based on her life*

*Michelle Obama & Ann Romney both sport hot pink at the latest presidential debate*

*The first images from Kate Upton‘s debut Vogue shoot*

Cover Craze: The November Vogue Cover Reveals A Red Hot Rihanna!


Fashion Week may be over, but magazine covers never cease to amaze, especially considering that red-hot singer Rihanna has returned to Vogue for a second time, gracing the front page in a feminine lace frock by Valentino for November’s Vogue cover.  Acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz is behind the high glamour shoot, which include the wondrous images below.  The newly pixie-cutted pop star talks to Vogue about Chris Brown, a rumored romance with Robert Pattinson, among other fabulous celebrity things.  For more mag-friendly posts, check out more from Cover Craze with Taylor Swift for Glamour & Sofia Vergara for Lucky.  Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Six Fabulous Mags Featuring The Faces Of Emma Watson, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, & More!


I couldn’t decide which October 2012 issue to feature in my next Cover Craze post, so I searched the web for a bunch of covers, which helps cover a lot of bases. Anyway, I’ve just about finished filing through the heaps of pages from the ripe September issues & can now start sorting through what October has to bring, especially considering the fact that we’re nearing the official start of fall this weekend! I’ve selected only 6 October issues so far b/c this is what I’ve received in the mail & I’m still super anxious to see what’s going on with In Style, Shape, Harper’s Bazaar, & Allure.

Be sure to check out Nashville star Hayden Panettiere on the cover of Women’s Health, where she talks about how she’s dealt with the rise to fame from child star to leading lady.  Also, get your girl friends together for a gossip session when you’re looking at the very umm… informative issue of Cosmopolitan with New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel on the cover, looking all sorts of adorkable, as always. I’m loving Emma Watson‘s grown out pixie cut right now & that she’s taking some very youthful, but elegant fashion risks in her article for Glamour.  Did anyone see her on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon promoting her new movie, Perks of Being a Wallflower? Adorbs!

For the season fashion mag reader, Keira Knightley continues her reign as period drama princess while talking about her latest film, Anna Karenina, as the role of a lifetime for VogueGwen Stefani proves that she’s still got it for Marie Claire, baring her abs (two babies later!) while No Doubt preps for their long-awaited comeback. Check out the music video for their latest single “Settle Down” here! Lastly, Britney Spears puts her pout to good use with the help of some stylists for Elle, showing off a combination of some pop / rock star style & talks about her latest gig as a judge on X-Factor alongside British grump, Simon Cowell.  Which magazine cover is your favorite? Who do you turn to for the best advice on fall fashion? Happy Styling!

Cover Craze / Magazine Must-Haves / Watch This Style: Behind-The-Scenes With Lady Gaga For Vogue’s September 2012 Issue!


When it was announced that Lady Gaga was going to be the face of Vogue‘s September 2012 issue, only the most popular month for the legendary magazine, the fashion world was buzzing with what the pop icon would be wearing.  The singer has been in the news recently b/c she announced the title of her upcoming record, ARTPOP, as well as the fact that troubled actress Lindsay Lohan would be starring in the newest single’s music video.

Not only does Style Darling have a sneak peek of the highly anticipated magazine cover, which will hit stands on August 14th, but we have exclusive video to share with fans of the singer’s, as well as readers of the magazine, which includes some behind-the-scenes footage of the photo shoot! This comes courtesy of a post by Fashionologie! Enjoy the short video set to Lady Gaga’s song “Hair!”

For more on what’s going on with & in your favorite magazines, be sure to check out Magazine Must-Haves, Cover Craze, as well as my post of Lady Gaga’s Top 5 Most Stylish Music Videos / Performances! Happy Styling!