+ This month's latest Elle cover model, Nicki Minaj did her best impression of a vapid fashion journalist humorously asking all the wrong questions to herself.
+ Madonna made a statement with her boy scouts outfit when she presented a GLAAD award to Anderson Cooper. In a nearly 12-minute long speech, the singer lashed out at the scouts organization for its gay ban.
+ Though Harmony Korine's latest film Spring Breakers doesn't even hit theaters until Friday, there has been enough buzz generated about it to get Opening Ceremony to collaborate with the filmmakers on an exclusive summer collection.
+ Kim Kardashian has been spotted in many tight-fitting outfits, despite her very pregnant state; however, the reality star was spotted at the premiere of her new movie Temptation in a chic black lace look appropriate for an expectant mother.
+ It's been rumored that Kate Upton will be covering the June issue of Vogue, which would be her first time on the front of the American fashion glossy.
American Idol's new judge Nicki Minaj has undergone an unusual makeover for her Elle cover.
While most stars get done-up for their magazine cover transformations, the stylists at Elle convinced the rapper to ditch her colorful outfits and theatre makeup for a more natural look.
The star even admitted to the fashion glossy how difficult it was for her to avoid her usual makeup routine: "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."
Styled in a Tom Ford jacket with American Apparel leggings for the cover, the 30 year-old dons Jeremy Scott and Dolce & Gabbana in the rest of the editorial (seen after the jump).
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"[Dressing Kim Kardashian was] a challenge. People wouldn’t lend me the clothes. But that’s fashion snobbery.”
- Fashion designer and stylist (most famously, perhaps, for Lady Gaga) Nicola Formichetti talks about the difficulty he had in styling Kim Kardashian for Elle.
(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)
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The current poster boy for the fashion world's love of androgyny, Serbian-Australian Andrej Pejic made history by becoming the first transgender model to grace the cover of a major fashion glossy. The 21 year-old appears in both masculine and feminine Jean Paul Gaultier pieces on January's Serbian Elle, which happens to be the Elle of his home country.
With the constant demand to have him appear in both womenswear and menswear, it's only a matter of time before Pejic lands a Vogue cover. Here's looking at you, Vogue Paris!
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After spending six years at Elle - four of which she held the coveted Style Director title - Kate Lanphear is parting ways with the magazine.
"Kate is an extraordinary talent and we thank her for her many contributions during her six years at ELLE. We wish her the best of luck in her next chapter," a spokesperson for the magazine said.
There's no word yet as to where Lanphear will be headed next, although she is rumored to have been called in for an interview at The Wall Street Journal. Then again, a humorous Twitter post from Debbie Needleman perhaps suggests that Lanphear may be headed over to join her at T.
Which editorial chair do you think Lanphear will end up?
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+ Just days before venturing on her Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 promotional tour, Ashley Greene colors her brunette locks to a striking red shade. Love it or leave it?
+ We showed you the preview of Karl Lagerfeld's photos of Victoria Beckham for French Elle -- now check out the full editorial!
+ Saturday Night Live takes to spoofing Brad Pitt's Chanel advertisements. He knew he had it coming, right?
+ Want a 24-carat gold temporary tattoo on your arm in the shape of jewelry? Of course you do! At least, that's what Dior's banking on, anyway.
Coco Rocha has hit out after a magazine allegedly Photoshopped images of her.
The stunning model appears on the front cover of Elle Brazil in a plunging skin-tight dress, which reveals lots of skin and cleavage. However, Coco claims she was wearing a body suit under the dress to protect her modesty but it had been edited out and took to her Tumblr account to speak of her upset.
"As a high fashion model I have long had a policy of no nudity or partial nudity in my photo shoots. For my recent Elle Brazil cover shoot I wore a body suit under a sheer dress which I now find was photoshopped out to give the impression of me showing much more skin than I was, or am comfortable with.
''This was specifically against my expressed verbal and written direction to the entire team that they not do so. I'm extremely disappointed that my wishes and contract was ignored. I strongly believe every model has a right to set rules for how she is portrayed and for me these rules were clearly circumvented."
David Beckham is "honored" to be the first male cover star of Elle magazine.The soccer ace - who is married to singer-turned designer Victoria Beckham - will be the first solo man to be on the face of the July issue of the prestigious British publication, which is dedicated to the London Olympic Games.
"Elle is a prestigious magazine with international recognition. I'm honored to be asked to be the first ever solo male fashion cover," he said.
Men have been featured on the front page of Elle previously but only in the company of a woman - Liam Gallagher once appeared with his wife Nicole Appleton in the January 2001 edition, and Kate Moss posed with Paul Weller in February 1997.
"David Beckham is a national hero, so we saw an opportunity to shoot a celebratory cover to support an historical and patriotic year. He is an icon and Elle is known for featuring icons on its cover. This is a first for us on the newsstand and I believe he is loved by men and women alike. Anyway, who doesn't want to see a picture of one of the world's most handsome men on the front cover of a magazine? It will be a collector's issue," said editor-in-chief Lorraine Candy, commenting on the development.
Mary-Kate Olsen can't leave the house if she isn't happy with what she's wearing.
The 25-year-old blonde - who runs three successful clothing labels with twin sister Ashley - says it's very important for her to be comfortable in the clothes she's got on otherwise she finds it a struggle to go out.
"I think as soon as you start dressing for someone else, it goes wrong. I can't leave the house if I don't like what I'm wearing. I mean, I literally can't."
However, Mary-Kate insists she's not obsessed by fashion, saying, "We're not really fashion obsessed. In fact, I don't know when things are fashionable or not. I'm not very aware of trends or hot new items. We're not cool."
Mary-Kate also revealed how she and Ashley want to carry on expanding their fashion range and look to Tom Ford for inspiration:
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was named Style Icon at the Elle Style Awards last night.
The Transformers: Dark of the Moon actress looked fabulous at the show wearing an Antonio Berardi dress, Sergio Rossi shoes, Irene Neuwirth earrings, and an Edie Parker clutch. The 24-year-old beauty - currently dating Jason Statham - was presented with her award by Cuba Gooding Jr. at the event, held at the Savoy Hotel in London.
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