Posts Tagged ‘Annie Leibovitz’


Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Photograph by Tim Walker, Courtesy of Pirelli

The the early 1960s, the annual publication of the Pirelli Calendar, a trade publication for the tire manufacturer, has been known for is sultry portraits of celebrities, models, and actresses.  Shot by A-list photographers ranging from Helmut Newton, Patrick Demarchelier, and Karl Lagerfeld, to Annie Leibovitz, Inez & Vinoohd, and Peter Lindbergh it has rarely detoured from its signature subjects, only embracing a new breed of subjects (the over-40, the accomplished, and the zaftig) during the past few years.  The 2018 45th edition may be the publication’s most exciting to date; under the direction of photographer, Tim Walker, it will feature an all-black cast portraying characters from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, styled by Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, Edward Enninful.

Stars include, model Duckie Toth (Alice), personality RuPaul (The Queen of Hearts), actor Djimon Hounsou (The King of Hearts), model Thando Hopa (The Princess of Hearts), record producer Sean “Diddy” Combs (The Royal Beheader), model/actress Naomi Campbell (The Royal Beheader), activist Jaha Dukurek (Wonderland Princess), model Adut Akech (The Queen of Diamonds), model Slick Woods (The Mad Hatter), actress Sasha Lane (The Mad March Hare), actress Lupita Nyong’o (The Dormouse), television host Whoopi Goldberg (The Royal Duchess), and singer Zoe Bedeaux (The Caterpillar).  “Alice has been told so many times,” Tim Walker said, “and I think I wanted to go back to the genesis of the imagination behind Lewis Carroll so that you could tell it from the very beginning again. I wanted to find a different and original angle.”

Photograph by Tim Walker, Courtesy of Pirelli



Thursday, September 14th, 2017

After a string of blockbuster films, Rooney Mara has spent the past few years on smaller, psychologically demanding projects, and she’s nowhere near done yet.  Appearing on the October cover of Vogue, shot by Annie Leibovitz, Mara, 32, appears in a stunning Valentino gown.  With Benedict Andrew’s dark film, Una (based on the play, Blackbird), in the can and A Ghost Story out this summer, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress is as much a chameleon as her choice in roles.  Speaking with Nathan Heller she shares, “What I try to live by now is: It doesn’t matter what other people think. I try to live for myself.” In some ways, it’s her most demanding standard yet. “I have to get good at myself, which is a challenge,” she says. “I’m the meanest critic there is.”



Monday, May 15th, 2017

The latest beauty to join L’Oréal Paris‘s all-star line-up of Brand Ambassadors is Elle Fanning.  The 19-year old actress announced to fans on Monday, “I can FINALLY let you all in on the mega SURPRISE!!!! I am officially a #lorealista!!!!! Thank you @lorealmakeup for welcoming me into your EMPOWERING and FABULOUS family!!! I am beyond proud to represent a company that celebrates WOMEN!!! BECAUSE WE ARE ALL #WORTHIT.”

This announcement quickly follows the young star’s Vogue cover debut, shot by legendary photographer, Annie Leibovitz.  In a release issued by Pierre Emmanuel Angeloglou, global president for L’Oréal Paris, “Elle is a natural choice for the brand, as it highlights our love for beauty and cinema. Indeed, she is the face for the new generation as an accomplished actress, but also an inspiring canvas for makeup artists.”  Fanning is wearing Color Riche Matte in Scarlet Silhouette (above and below) for the L’Oréal campaign.