It’s not Brooke Shields, it’s not Lindsay Lohan, it’s a Barbarella-haired Kristen Stewart on the cover of W Magazine‘s September 2011 issue! What a knockout. With the combination of her white Max Mara mohair and wool sweater plus a swipe Rouge Dior lipstick in Angélique Beige, she has retro, chill-out glamour down to a tee.
Inside the editorial, shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, she continues to vamp it up in Junya Watanabe, Dolce & Gabbana, Theory, and the same Gucci dress Beyonce Knowles wore on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK.
My favourite segment from the accompanying interview:
Twilight was your college, and you graduated, in a way: You became Bella Swan at 17, and now you’re 21.
Yeah—and that time has been sort of nuts for me. In film, I have chronicled every stage of my life since I was nine. And it’s more intense now, obviously, because I’m not in control of it anymore.
You’re not in charge of your life?
No. Not really. Not if I want to think solely about what I really like to do. It’s a funny thing: You want so badly for people to see what you do—you’re proud of it—and I like the effect that movies have on people. But the attention can also make me uncomfortable. In certain situations, people say to me, “C’mon, what’s wrong with you?” I apologize. I love what I’m doing, but I’m a little uncomfortable.
I could be wrong (it happens very, very rarely), but I think Maggie Q‘s appearance at Comic-Con 2011 this weekend has set her up to become a fashion plate. The “Nikita” actress was spotted around the San Diego Convention Center with co-star Shane West wearing a canary yellow Max Mara body suit with MaxMara scuba shorts, black flats and orange lipstick. Not a look for the introverts, yet she still looks impossibly chic.
Major girlcrush blooming.
“Okay, I’m in uniform too, but I’m not as hot :) …..I’m melting from the heat. Does that count?” – @MaggieQ
Maggie with one of my biggest personal style icons, Sarah Michelle Gellar (see: Buffy).
Q: Or somebody asks 8,000 times: “Could you really beat someone up in a bar?” “Do you think you could really kill someone?” I’m like, “I think anyone can kill someone.”
GELLAR: I still get that question.
Q: I think to myself, “I could beat you up right now.”
GELLAR: I think I’ve actually answered with that before.
Q: Oh, have you? I’m going to steal your line.”
– Maggie Q and SMG discussing comic-con questions.
Saks Fifth Avenue is about to become the only major retailer in the city to carry plus-sized womenswear by names like Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana. Coming very soon to the department store’s super high-end third floor, fall and winter plus-sized pieces will be mixed right in with existing stock—most of which would formerly have only been available in sizes ranging to a 10. Stock will reach size 14 across the board, and in some cases—depending on the brand—will go up to a size 20.
And we’re not just talking about smart suits and evening gowns for the ladies-who-lunch set (though they’ll have plenty to peruse, with extended sizes from Akris, Armani, Carolina Herrera, Escada, Donna Karan, St. John, Oscar de la Renta, Max Mara, Valentino and Michael Kors). Saks will also be stocking plus-sized pieces by the aforementioned Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana, as well as from Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Fendi and Roberto Cavalli.
Fair warning, ladies: Don’t wait for markdowns if you have your heart set on something. As with many of the high-priced pieces in high-priced venues, we’re told only one of each size will be stocked for most pieces. And, if this New York roll-out is deemed successful, other Saks stores will be following suit.
Lela Notes: These are quoted in US sizes. The plus-size world is making some big (no pun intended…kind of) strides.