Monday, February 06, 2012

Vanity Fair Presents Hollywood's Pastel Princesses

Vanity Fair Magazine
Hollywood Issue March 2012

Vanity Fair celebrates the upcoming Academy Awards by placing not one, but an amazing 11 leading ladies on their latest cover, spanning 3 pages. 'The Hollywood Issue' features the biggest rising stars in the industry, each gracefully adorned in satin, sorbet shaded designer gowns. Famed photographer Mario Testino brilliantly captured the individualistic beauty of each of these starlets, who are portrayed in a glamourous vintage style boudoir setting. 


From Left: Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska , Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Elizabeth Olsen, Adepero Oduye, Shailene Woodley, Paula Patton, Felicity Jones, Lily Collins and Brit Marling.

The starlets were one of the prettiest trends for Spring/Summer 2012 - pastel shades. Sleek, glossy gowns in soft sugary tones have made a sweet transition from catwalk to cover. I couldn't locate some of the runway gowns, as a few of them were custom made by the designers.

Rooney Mara ('The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo') wears a rosé pink halter neck keyhole cut-out gown by Ralph Lauren. Mia Wasikowska (from Jane Eyre) looks fetching in a minted green Ralph Lauren gown. Jennifer Lawrence (from the upcoming 'Hunger Games') stuns in a lustrous silver dress made by Donna Karan. Jessica Chastain (from 'The Help') is dressed in a strapless powder blue frock by Giorgio Armani.

Elizabeth Olsen (from the critically acclaimed movie 'Martha Marcy May Marlene') is elegant in an ice blue Salvatore Ferragamo gown. Nigerian born Adepero Oduye (from 'Pariah') shines in a silver one-shouldered Carolina Herrera gown. Shailene Woodley (from 'The Descendants') is ultra-glam in a petal pink Ralph Lauren gown.

 Paula Patton (Mission Impossible 4) wears a silky white L'Wrenn Scott dress with feather boa. Felicity Jones (from 'Like Crazy') is alluring in a glossy grey Burberry gown. Lily Collins (from the forthcoming Snow White movie, 'Mirror Mirror' channels a young Liz Taylor, wearing a peach Calvin Klein dress with fur shrug. And lastly, newbie Brit Marling ('Another Earth') wears a beautiful baby blue halter-wrap neck gown by Tommy Hilfiger.

With so many stunning, talented actresses in the same shot, it's hard to pick a stand out star. I like the stylings of Elizabeth Olsen, Felicity Jones & Lily Collins. Who do you think looks most glamourous on the cover of Vanity Fair?



48 comments:

Marianne M. said...

you know how much i adore editorials and this one couldn't be an exception. thanks for sharing, Sam

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love the beautiful, old hollywood styling!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

DXiredDiamond said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this post! I LOVE pastels and these pastel dresses! They all look beautiful! Definitely pastel princesses! Awesome post! :)
LB
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Well... said...

Oh wow, LOVE this post!
Those pastel dresses are just gorgeous. And I love their spread on all the actresses. Just beautiful <3

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Marie Martell said...

Every one of them look amazing! So beautiful and I absolutely love the dresses and the theme of the shoot!

xoxo Marie
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Amber Rose x said...

love this- what an incredibly classy cover, really reminiscent of old school Hollywood glamour. and I'm LOVING pastel shades! eeeeek.

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Gillie said...

Wow they all look gorgeous, I'm definitely going to have to get this issue! I especially love Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain!

xo Gillie

jamie said...

theres no telling what i would do for all of those dresses :)

Melissa Soldera said...

It's all about Olson!!

M.
xo

karin said...

I can´t wait to buy it, love the 20´s style and all of them too.Kisses from www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

Rahul Bhatia said...

A visually captivating post! Thanks Sam:)

Jessi said...

The cover is gorgeousss, I love the pastel colours against the white set. They all look so gorgeous!! But Lily Collins really stood out to me with her gorgeous hair and peach gown. Thanks for sharing!

Ember Drake said...

Those photos are absolutely stunning!

I think the old Hollywood glamour look really suits Adepero Oduye and Lily Collins in particular - gorgeous!

Em
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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

this editorial is so amazing! love the old Hollywood look; hair, make up and dresses... so gorgeous...
but I must notice that some of the actress don't look nothing like themselfes... could be the make up, but I think it's mostly because of too much photoshop... :(
Stela

Purvi said...

beautiful, I loved them all but Elizabeth Olsen would be my fav :)

Fashionopolis said...

Fab post. Love the pastel trend and the whole old Hollywood glam look.
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Fashion-Bridge said...

Absolutely beautiful, stunning ladies! And those gowns...!!!!I'm so excited to see 20-ies come back:)

Xx

Alexandra

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Fatima said...

The old Hollywood look definitely emphasizes how the pastel trend is timeless & can be worked into absolutely any style! <3
I love pastels for spring & summer, they're just so feminine and playful!
And the best part? They remind me of cotton candy! ;)

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Lipgloss Kisses said...

Felicity Jones kind of looks like Sophia Bush in that photo. :)

FATZ said...

WOW a totally stunning Pic

Jayme and Mendi said...

Wow, they look stunning! Love the old Hollywood look and feel!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Mila said...

Lovely post, I love you blog!:-)
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Miu said...

I think Jennifer Lawrence and Lily Collins look most glamorous!

Denise said...

You know how much I love skirts/dresses like the one Elizabeth Olsen is wearing... my God, this is such a nice post, they all look like Hollywood divas from decades like the 20s up to the 50s!!! My favorite actresses are from those decades! Such an amazing post, with amazing dresses and sweet colors!

Bailey Schneider said...

I would love to be a part of a shoot like this! Super glam!
Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

NaNa said...

Wow so beautiful. It's hard to choose a favourite when everyone looks amazing.

Love, the NaNa girls x

THE HF BLOG said...

uauuu loved them all!!!
HF

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Mileide Almeida said...

these pictures are fabulous, I have one of the actresses dresses color pink .. you have Sam?

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Wow, these pictures are fabulous!! I love this trend and they all nailed it!

The Jones said...

Jessica, Shailene, and Lily look oh-so-glamorous. They all remind me of specific old movie icons...and just hit the pose and facial expression just right. If I were to pick a gown to wear, I'd have to go with Lily's peach one...wowza, that's a standout!

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Chanel Tonè said...

This magazine spread is glamourous! You did a phenomenal job posting this!!

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just tututiny said...

these must be new and young actresses because I don't recognize any of them. They are all gorgeous though and pastels are so in this season!

Happy Monday =)

Daniella said...

Great post sweetie!!! This spread is amazing!! Love the vintage/old Hollywood theme it has!! Al the girls look incredibly beautiful!! :)

Take care,Daniella xox

Vicky Fernández said...

Can you believe I don't know any of those girls??? Hahaha... The photos are great but I wouldn't wear any of those dress... They aren't my style...

Kisses!

Vicky
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rolala said...

What a fantastic line-up of beautiful ladies in gorgeous dresses! Love the retro glam vibe!

judith said...

Wow, so beautiful, love it!

Lola said...

great blog! i really like your pictures <3

Nee said...

love this post:) such nice photos xx

Love,
Nee
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BROKEN.WHIMSY said...

Oh my goodness LOVE LOVE LOOOOVE this post hun. Its exciting to see people (and alot here) share covers of magazines. So refreshing and you instantly now what the issue will be all about!. Mia looks absolutely beautiful in here and I think she did a pretty good job as Jane too....the storyline followed was a bit blah but thats another story. And re your comment. doing fabulously over here ^_^ Hope the same can be said over on your end hun.

xxxx

Indy said...

Oh wow does Rooney Mara look amazing on that cover! Love that color on her!

Leanne said...

I love it when they do these spreads.

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Zoe said...

Great post!!!!!!:)

Mary Ann said...

I love all these pastels shades - how gorgeous!!

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hope in high heels said...

What a glorious cover - the colours are amazing, to say nothing of all of those fabulously talented ladies. I think my pick here would have to be Shailene Woodley and Adepero Oduye - love the style and colour of their dresses

Ulia Ali said...

This is so gorgeous.. I wish i had a wardrobe full of pastel coloured dresses right now :)

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Joyce said...

I think they all look glamorous, this cover is so beautiful! I love all the pastel colors :)

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I liked Rooney Mara. This was a gorgeous photo shoot. Thanks for sharing it.
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