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British GQ’s Woman Of The Year Lana Del Rey Goes Nude For The Cover

Lana Del Rey is a music-world Svengali and she knows it. There’s nothing I can say about her that somebody hasn’t said already, and better than I ever could considering I’m all kinds of ambivalent about Lana: as a singer, as a performer, as a persona, as a human being (part of me isn’t quite convinced that she’s not computer-generated). It would seem that the songstress has some unexpected fans, however, at British GQ, where she was named 2012′s Woman Of The Year. And, shocker, she’s naked on the cover! The special issue depicts Lana stripped bare save for a face full of dramatic makeup and a body dripping with opulent jewels. There’s something about this first photo that is charming to me — she’s not posing provocatively or vamping it up, and she looks really pretty and totally vulnerable. I also think it’s nice to see that she isn’t whippet-thin and has, like, thighs and stuff. She just looks very soft and not at all like she’s starving. Looking good, Lana! [Refinery29]

This got us thinking about other celebs who’ve bared it all for the sake of a photo spread. Just for fun, we decided to give you a little peep show. Go ahead, look. You know you want to.

Lana For H&M
lana del rey for h and m
Lana looked charmingly moody as always in this H&M photoshoot. Read More »
Lana And Marilyn
No, they aren't dating, but we wish they were. Read More »
Lana's Hair And Makeup
It always looks amazing. Read More »

Our Top 10 Nail Polish Picks For Fall

With the promise of a new season comes the necessity to change things up, from our hair to our wardrobes to our go-to nail colors. It’s time to break up with our summer brights — so long, neon, it was fun while it lasted — and move on to more subdued shades. Luckily, our favorite nail polish brands are well-acquainted with the predicament we’re in right now, and they’ve come to the rescue with brand-new collections of sultry hues that can be worn well through the winter, too. (Don’t worry, we didn’t forget our old favorites, either.) For best results, pair with a cashmere sweater (when the time comes — don’t rush it!) and some sweet motorcycle boots. Unless you’ve got a fresh pedicure, that is — don’t worry, we won’t judge you for wearing sandals while you still can. Keep reading »

Matching Lips And Nails
Will you be wearing the ladylike trend this season? Read More »
Kitty Cat Nails
This Charlotte Olympia cat nail art is so meowing cute. Read More »

Beauty Cues: Kirsten Dunst Adds Some Sparkle To Another “Bachelorette” Premiere

Beauty Cues: "Bachelorette"
The badass trio looked beautiful on the red carpet. Read More »
Beauty Cues: Rosie
The stunning model is looking awfully, um, rosy. Read More »
Beauty Cues: Kate
Get her radiant rocker chic look from Venice Film Festival. Read More »
Beauty Cues: Maria
The tennis pro looks sweet on and off the court. Read More »

Let me pose a very serious question: does Kirsten Dunst ever go wrong? (Before you ask, I think she has done her very best to absolve herself of that totally weird amFAR dress.) With formidable fashion choices and equally stunning acting chops, it’s all too easy to forget that Kiki was the street-style celeb to watch before she decided to step away from the spotlight in 2008.

Anyway, I’m thrilled to see the actress back in action, and I daresay she’s better than ever. Publicity rounds for “Bachelorette” alongside Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher have seen her through a series of show-stealing outfits, and I’m consistently impressed by her interesting beauty looks. (She may also know a thing or two about teabagging, but that is neither here nor there.) They’re always pretty, but she never goes for the traditional trappings — a matte red lip, as seen here, is classic, but her shimmery copper shadow turns the standard on its head for an effective unexpected edge. Keep reading »

Well Played: Selena Gomez Wears This Season’s Baroque Trend Like A Pro

Well Played: Leslie
What's your summer dress go-to? Read More »
Well Played: J. Lo
We're loving J. Lo's stripey style. Read More »
Well Played: Kate
The new mom wowed in this Atelier Versace gown. Read More »
Well Played: Anne
Hey, it's weirdo Anne Heche looking fab in white! Read More »

Is it just me, or is Selena Gomez looking oh-so-lovely in this fall’s ubiquitous brocade? I’m hardly a teenybopper (at least I hope not) and my tolerance for all things Justin Bieber is minimal at best, but even I have to admit that Selena looks, well, kind of incredible in this Dolce & Gabbana dress and strappy stilettos. Un-beliebable, if you will. Oh my god, I am the worst.

The Look For Less: Get Keira Knightley’s Pretty Chanel Makeup Without The Chanel Prices

"Anna Karenina"
Style inspiration from Keira as the ill-fated Anna. Read More »
Keira's Engaged
Keira is engaged to musician James Righton. Read More »
Goth Keira
The actress is a gorgeous goth on the cover of Harper's Bazaar. Read More »
Keira's Floral Valentino
You're too pretty to be wearing a carpet and/or curtain. Read More »

I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about the cupcake-y dress Keira Knightley wore to the “Anna Karenina” UK premiere, but one thing is for absolute certain: her makeup was gorgeous. Keira is, you know, one of the most naturally beautiful people alive, but makeup artist Lisa Eldridge made the very best of the actress’s features for the occasion. She said of her decision to focus mainly on a feline smoky eye, “I wanted to create a soft, pale, and pretty makeup that had a romantic feel but was careful to add strength around the eyes so the overall look wasn’t washed out against the dress.” Lisa, who spoke to Grazia Daily just after the event, used Chanel products to create the look (Keira is the brand’s beauty ambassador). Get the full scoop after the jump, but don’t be put off by the potential costliness of recreating it — I’ve also included my top product picks for taking Keira’s cues at a more affordable price range. Keep reading »

Beauty 911: Help Me Figure Out Where Primer Fits Into My Makeup Routine!

911: Summer Foundation
What's a girl with sensitive, acne-prone skin to do? Let's find out... Read More »
Pre-Fall Beauty
Prepare for fall in the prettiest way possible. Read More »

“I just bought my first primer and I was so excited to use it, but then I realized I don’t actually know how to use it. Does it go on before or after my concealer? What about moisturizer? My daily regimen includes sunscreen, concealer, powder, and now primer. Could you help me figure out the order in which I should be putting all these products on my face? Thanks so much!” – Primed For Greatness

Oh, Primed For Greatness, you have so much to learn! But not to worry, you have a lot of potential, too — there are plenty of makeup newbies who begrudge the virtues of a good primer in their makeup routine. Expressing a desire to use one properly is the first step in your journey to becoming a primer pro. Keep reading »

A Plea For Help: What Can I Do To Treat My Newly Developed Cystic Acne?

Ask An Esthetician: Skin
What do different break outs mean? Read More »
A New Skincare Routine
Make 2012 your most glowing year yet. Read More »
Green Skincare
These five companies are worth every penny. Read More »

I’ve always had good skin. It’s not the best skin in the world, but it’s good — I was fortunate enough to escape adolescence largely unscathed by acne eruptions, and even now I rarely have more than one pimple at any given moment. Thanks in part to my fastidious skincare routine and borderline obsessive refusal to not fall asleep with makeup on no matter how exhausted or inebriated (or both, as is usually the case) I am, my skin is good enough that I field compliments on it regularly. Keep reading »

Paris, For Less Than The Price Of A Plane Ticket

Paris vs. New York
Snag the book, out now. Read More »
365 Days In Paris
Leonora lived in Paris for a year and brought us along with her. Read More »

I am much too obsessed with Paris for my own good, especially considering that I’ve never been there. I’m enamored of the idea of it, so when I do eventually go (and, by God, I will), there is a decent chance that I will be hideously disappointed. With that in mind, I’m significantly less interested in purchasing tickets to Paris than I am in purchasing photography books that portray it as idealistically as I do in my head. Why go all the way there just to be let down when I can sit right here and just pretend that I’m there and it’s awesome? Paris, Portrait of a City, “the true family album of all Parisians,” is just the glossy 544-page photo book I need to sustain my delusions, and with its chronological layout spanning photographers from Daguerre to Cartier-Bresson, it’s a solid lesson in European history, too. We’ll always have Paris, after all. [$69.99, Taschen]

Love It Or Leave It: Rachel Weisz’s Lovely High-Fashion Dust Ruffle Collection?

Rachel For Marie Claire
Get the gorgeous star's look from the cover of Marie Claire's UK edition. Read More »
Rachel And Daniel
The under-wraps couple finally went public. Read More »
Rachel Hates Botox
Do you believe her bold statement? Read More »
Rachel Holding A Goat
For your enjoyment. Read More »

Rachel Weisz is only the most flawless person in the history of the universe, so it’s understandably difficult for me to see her sartorial choices from an objective point of view. She could be wearing a fringed, spangled, red-white-and-blue Liberace-inspired costume and I’d be like, “Yes! I love it! So fresh!” The tiered Nina Ricci gown she wore to the premiere of “The Bourne Legacy” at the Deauville American Film Festival over the weekend definitely lacks that trademark Liberace panache, but one (not me) could argue that it does in fact look like dust ruffle upon dust ruffle upon dust ruffle.

I’m having a hard time deciding if I like the actual dress or not (like, if it were my loathed Lea Michele wearing it, would I think it was dreadful, or would I at least compliment her on her good work not wearing Marchesa?) but one thing is for certain — Rachel is so damn pretty! I will be debuting an angled middle part just like this one at my next formal function, i.e. probably never.

What Do You Think Of Rachel Weisz's Dress?

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Hey Everybody, Joaquin Phoenix Is Still Here And Looking Pretty Fine

"The Master"
The new film, which Joaquin stars in, is basically about Scientology. Read More »
Mountaintop Waterdrop
Well, that wasn't weird at all. Read More »
Joaquin On Letterman
He returned to face the host after the strange appearance. Read More »
White Boy Dreads
Joaquin sported them in his promo image for "I'm Still Here." Read More »

I always knew a day would come when Joaquin Phoenix would decide to repossess the hot. At long last, that day has arrived… but where is Casey Affleck with the camcorder to document it?

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