Elle Magazine is once again receiving criticism about the way it has portrayed an actress on its cover. For its February “Women in Television” issue, actress Mindy Kaling is featured on one of four covers in a close up shot of her face. The other three covers which feature actresses Amy Poehler, Allison Williams, and Zooey Deschanel show them with full body shots.
Critics pointed out that Kaling, who previously stated in an interview with NPR that she is a size 8, was not given a full body shot on the cover because of her curves. Her cover is also the only one that is in black and white. The magazine received similar backlash last fall when it featured curvy actress Melissa McCarthy on its cover completely covered up in a coat, while other actress such as Reese Witherspoon were wearing form fitting dresses.
Elle Magazine has been receiving backlash over its cover featuring Melissa McCarthy. The actress posed for the cover as part of the magazine’s November “Women in Hollywood” issue.
While Reese Witherspoon is shown wearing a tight fitting Versace dress and Shailene Woodley is wearing a swimsuit, McCarthy is wearing a Marina Rinaldi coat that doesn’t show off any of her curves. Penelope Cruz is also featured on a cover with her photo being a close up shot of her face.
It’s almost hard to believe that Gucci has been around for more than three quarters of a century. Throughout the years ,Gucci has mastered the art of staying current within the fashion industry by developing creative ways to reinvent itself. With the support of mega pop stars such as Katy Perry, who previously appeared on the cover of Elle Magazine for March 2011 completely decked out in items from the 2012 Spring Collection, Gucci successfully maintains brand recognition by expanding to the younger market. Gucci, rated #41 of the Top Global Brands by Business Week in 2009, has much to show for its 90 years in fashion design and retail. However, few are aware of Gucci’s humble beginnings. The brand which is widely known for its tailored men's and women's apparel that bare the glamorous golden double G logo was first established in a quaint town in Italy.
Monday night’s Elle Magazine tribute to the Woman of Hollywood event honored an amazing group of our most beloved starlets—but, of course, our eyes were glued to the amazing fashion on display. The event (sponsored by Calvin Klein, L’Oreal Paris, and David Yurman and hosted by Joel McHale) honored the careers of actresses Viola Davis, Barbra Streisand, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Aniston, Evan Rachel Wood, Freida Pinto, Michelle Pfeiffer and Elizabeth Olsen, and DreamWorks chief executive officer Stacey Snider.
According to coverage by WWD, the event was awe-inspiring for young actresses: “She’s one of the reasons I wanted to become an actor,” said Olsen of Pfeiffer; lighthearted in spirit. Reese Witherspoon introduced Jennifer Aniston; “You just want to get your nails done with her, and you want to make out with her at the same time, at least I do,” she said. “And that’s what we do sometimes on Saturdays;” and inspirational: “As I was walking the red carpet, someone asked me, ‘What sets you apart from everybody in the room?’ I said, ‘Well, I’m black.’ Just being real,” said Viola Davis, before adding, “You don’t always love what you do, but what keeps me in the business is hope, and that’s the hope that women of color are also part of the narrative.”
The pop singer talks about her career, her marriage and her weight without any complex in the March issue of ELLE magazine.
You knew that she Kissed a Girl, but did you know that when she was younger, all she wanted to was to look like Kate Moss?
Here's what Russell Brand's wife told the magazine about her body
"I was shaped like a square at one time. I was! I'm generally around 130 pounds, which is totally fine for me. But when I was a kid, I was the same height and weighed more like 145. And I had enormous boobs that I didn't know what to do with, so I wore minimizers, which were not cute. Those thick-ass straps! I got made fun of for the over-the-shoulder boulder holder...and all I wanted was to look like Kate Moss. Little did I know...that these things would come in handy someday."
The hype of book-sized September issues may have subsided, but ELLE continues to bring excitement and anticipation to its October issue, too. This month marks the publication's 25th anniversary, and to celebrate, it profiles 25 celebrity women under 25. The magazine boasts four different covers, featuring Lauren Conrad, Amanda Seyfried, Megan Fox, and Gabourey Sidibe. Each of the midtwentysomethings respond to a range of inquiries ranging from work to play, and no question is out of the question. Take an exclusive peak into the pages of this special edition with Joonbug's first look.
Hang out with the fashionistas at Elle magazine on Sunday September 12, 2010 at The Griffin for cocktails to celebrate 25 Years of Transforming Style featuring the best in cocktails, music, beauty with looks by Sebastian Professional and the hottest beats from DJ Manero.