With her new album set to be released next month, Ciara is kicking her promotional run into full swing. She is the cover woman for the June/July issue of FADER magazine.
Ciara’s self titled album will be in stores on July 9.
“Scandal” star Kerry Washington is the June cover girl for Elle magazine, which has crowned her “the hottest woman on TV.”
While the ABC political drama has made her a household name, her role in Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning “Django Unchained” has people continuing to pay attention.
“I’m the luckiest broad in Hollywood now,” she told the mag. “To be the lead actor on ‘Scandal’ and to be in the highest-earning Tarantino movie — I don’t get to ask for more.”
The 36-year-old will be in theaters again this weekend in director Tina Gordon Chism’s “Tyler Perry Presents: Peeples,” alongside “The Office’s” Craig Robinson and David Alan Grier.
Washington dons designs by Giorgio Armani, Balmain, Tom Ford, Giambattista Valli and Marc Jacobs for the Elle spread …
…and admits all the glitz and glam has been pretty nice, even the strenuous routine of getting red-carpet ready.
“I found out I enjoy the process,” she said. “All these people show up at my house, they all have kits, someone has dresses. And it’s like, let’s have fun. It’s not all about me. We’re able to create stories on the red carpet.”
Monday night she wore a black and floral Vera Wang gown to the Costume Institute’s annual Met Gala and rocked purple highlights in her hair.
The June edition of Elle featuring Washington on the cover hits newsstands May 21.
Beyonce Knowles attends the Costume Institute Gala for the “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City.
*The Met Gala’s red carpet, undoubtedly one of the most exciting fashion events of the year, took place last night with actors, designers, models, musicians, comedians, and industry insiders attending under the theme of “Punk: Chaos to Couture.”
Beyonce hosted the annual affair, which benefits the Costume Institute’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibit, opening to the public later this week.
Below, some red carpet highlights:
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh
Tiger Woods and Lindsay Vonn
Beyonce is taking over the summer with her numerous projects, one of which is her partnership with clothing company H&M.
While a teaser of her ad campaign was released last month, more photos from the fashion collaboration have been revealed. Check them out below and look for the pieces, which Beyonce had a hand in creating, to be in stores next month.
Kendrick Lamar and Miguel have been dubbed the new classics by Vibe magazine. The two cover the April/
You can head over to Vibe.com to read Miguel and Kendrick’s Q&A session with the magazine.
According to WWD, Beyonce will appear on billboards, print ads, and commercials for the clothing company’s summer collection, which she also helped design. But it all won’t be for the fashion sense. A portion of the proceeds will go to the WaterAid charity.
“They are full of her own personal style,” said Ann-Sofie Johansson, head of design at H&M. Items include what’s described as “the perfect body-con dress,” a beach gown slashed to the thigh, high-waist shorts and a sleeveless shirt. In one of the ad images, Beyoncé wears a tie-dye bikini from the H&M for Water range, with a quarter of sales donated to the WaterAid charity.
And to tie everything together, Beyonce will appear in the print and billboard ads as “Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter in H&M.”
Beyonce‘s promotional train never stops. The singer is the latest celebrity to cover fitness magazine Shape, and with good reason. The new mother speaks on how she lost the almost 60 pounds she gained while pregnant with daughter Blue Ivy and handed out some workout advice.
Head over to Shape.com to see behind the scenes footage of Beyonce’s April cover issue.
A nearly makeup free Nicki Minaj is the cover subject for the April issue of Elle magazine. Both for the cover and feature story shots, Nicki tones things down and rocks a more understated, chic look.
Without her trademark wigs, costumes, and pink lipstick, Nicki said she felt “naked.”
When I saw myself with barely any makeup at, it was such a… like, I’m so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it’s hard. I feel that it’s become a part of me. To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol’ crazy lashes— you know, nothing— I felt naked. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.”
In the issue, Nicki also gives some advice to women on how to show their power.
“My advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want— and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, Okay, I can’t play games with her. I have to do right by this woman. That’s what it’s all about.”
Head over to Elle.com for more photos and insight on Nicki’s cover story.
Essence continues to switch things up with its cover subjects. For the April issue of the magazine, twin sisters and actors Tia and Tamera Mowry grace the cover.
The new mothers and wives look stunning on the cover, and inside the pages, they discuss their new joint business venture Mama Need, careers, families, and reality show on the Style Network.