Marion Cotillard is a vision. She resonates such vulnerability and depth in every role. Ooh, except in The Dark Knight Rises. What even was that performance? She’s such a subtle, nuanced actress, but in The Dark Knight Rises, she was terrible, just awful. Her death (2012 SPOILER ALERT) made me laugh. I love a good lol-WHAT? laugh, but not in a movie I’m emotionally invested in! Not in a movie starring Tom Hardy’s voice/biceps! No! Ooh! But that scene where she’s lovingly tending to Bane & fixing his breathe-right-strip & he has tears welling up in his eyes. GORGEOUS! Ok! I forgive you Marion! This Holiday Award Season, Cotillard stars alongside Michael Fassbender in Macbeth and it’s going to be beautiful brunette Shakespearean porn! This editorial, shot by Ryan McGinley for Porter is such a whimsey wonderland, featuring Marion spinning in fringe and frolicking in lavender! All I’ve ever wanted to do is frolic in lavender with Marion Cotillard!
Saoirse Ronan is going to capture each of our hearts this Award Season in Brooklyn. Then she’s going to lovingly tend to it, make us better people for having known her, and set us free, because that’s how Saoirse loves. Alongside what I’m positive will be a beautiful performance, Saoirse is slaying in various editorials: piercing our souls with her icy blue gaze in a Dusan Reljin shoot for Glamour, being a playful doll in a Tim Walker editorial for the November issue of W, saying, “I KNOW ALL YOUR SECRETS” in a spookily honest portrait shoot by Alasdair McLellan for The Gentlewoman, and looking casual and elegant in photos by Rich Gilligan for Cara Magazine.
Saoirse Ronan by Dusan Reljin for Glamour, November 2015
Saoirse Ronan by Tim Walker for W, November 2015
Saoirse Ronan by Alasdair McLellan for The Gentlewoman, Autumn/Winter 2015
Saoirse Ronan by Rich Gilligan for Cara Magazine, October 2015
I love this family so much. AMERICAN ROYALTY! PRESS THEIR VISAGE ON COINS! Angelina Jolie’s adaptation of my fever dream – By the Sea comes out this November, and she’s featured as the perfectly Jolie’rific cover-star of the latest issue of Vogue. Inside though! INSIDE YOU GUYS! Angelina frolics about with her big, beautiful family, and it’s so outstandingly entertaining that I’ve continuously wept since I first saw the pictures. Annie Leibovitz has been photographing this family since it was just Angie (she insists I call her Angie) & Maddox, so the comfortable familiarity is present in every shot. Plus that entire family is the personification of Charisma Uniqueness Nerve and Talent. It’s so lovely seeing children who are celebrated and adored and encouraged to be their own person. The Jolie-Pitt family is one of the 239043 reasons I don’t want to have kids. They did it! No need for me to bother! I’ll just frame their family photos and focus on the upkeep of my hair and cats. Thanks Jolie-Pitts! Love u!
The more I look at this shoot, the less I like it. At first I was like, “YEAH!” then I was like, “Uhhhh?” and now I’m like, “WHAT EVEN ARE THOSE EYEBROWS?” I do like the techno future neon hologram fashion hacker vibe, and Chastain lends a set of razor sharp weapons disguised as cheekbones to every shot and her bosom space is just magnificent barely covered in lace and feathers, but something just doesn’t click. This happens sometimes with Klein stories. Is it because it’s a portrait shoot? Would the look lend itself better to a location? Is it because Chastain does the elegant lady look better, and maybe a different model would be more convincing? I don’t think so. I like Chastain challenging herself to be a chameleon, even if my favourite shot in a film ever will forever be Jessica looking like a retro ethereal earth mother while a butterfly lands on her fingertip (WHICH WAS NOT SCRIPTED) in Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life. Also, no big whoop, but that happened to me once. So, I guess what I’m saying is, I am Jessica Chastain. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go do weird things with my brows that will make Kevyn Aucoin rise from his grave!
The first time I saw Elle Fanning was on an episode of Law and Order: SVU, when Mariska Hargitay was away on maternity leave and Connie Nielsen replaced her. Elle played a homicidal little crazy kid terrifying gorgeous Connie. She was like Samara-level crazy, or like that girl in that documentary who had to be kept separate from her brother because she had no emotions and would murder him. Oh man, that documentary is great! So is The Ring! What? Oh! So! Elle was amazing in that episode and I was like, “That scary little blonde girl is a superstar!” and she is! She has magnificent range, sincerity as far as the eye can see, and sometimes sinisterness as far as the eye can see. She’s also an amazing model, as evidenced in these recent editorials – an autumnal story by Billy Kidd for The Edit; a gender-skewering shoot by Collier Schorr for i-D; and a I’m a Grown Woman fashion shoot by Olivia Malone for Nylon. No matter the character Elle is playing, she owns it. And she has the most amazing smile in the whole world! She always looks like she’s being caught mid-delighted giggle.
Elle Fanning by Billy Kidd for The Edit, September 10th 2015
Elle Fanning by Collier Schorr for i-D, Fall 2015
Elle Fanning by Olivia Malone for Nylon, November 2015