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Madonna Covers Harper’s Bazaar Magazine

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Madonna takes over her own interview for the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

In this issue Madge reflects on her career, her marriages, motherhood and much more.

Check out some snippets from her interview below. For the full interview, visit www.harpersbaszaar.com.

On what was considered norm when she was a teen:

Teenagers want to fit in on one hand and be rebellious on the other. Drinking beer and smoking weed in the parking lot of my high school was not my idea of being rebellious, because that’s what everybody did. And I never wanted to do what everybody did. I thought it was cooler to not shave my legs or under my arms. I mean, why did God give us hair there anyways? Why didn’t guys have to shave there? Why was it accepted in Europe but not in America? No one could answer my questions in a satisfactory manner, so I pushed the envelope even further. I refused to wear makeup and tied scarves around my head like a Russian peasant. I did the opposite of what all the other girls were doing, and I turned myself into a real man repeller. I dared people to like me and my nonconformity.

On studying Kabbalah:

When the world discovered I was studying Kabbalah, I was accused of joining a cult. I was accused of being brainwashed. Of giving away all my money. I was accused of all sorts of crazy things. If I became a Buddhist—put an altar in my house and started chanting “Nam-myoho-renge-kyo”—no one would have bothered me at all. I mean no disrespect to Buddhists, but Kabbalah really freaked people out. It still does. Now, you would think that studying the mystical interpretation of the Old Testament and trying to understand the secrets of the universe was a harmless thing to do. I wasn’t hurting anybody. Just going to class, taking notes in my spiral notebook, contemplating my future. I was actually trying to become a better person.

On her decision adopting her first child:

Then I decided that I had an embarrassment of riches and that there were too many children in the world without parents or families to love them. I applied to an international adoption agency and went through all the bureaucracy, testing, and waiting that everyone else goes through when they adopt. As fate would have it, in the middle of this process a woman reached out to me from a small country in Africa called Malawi, and told me about the millions of children orphaned by AIDS. Before you could say “Zikomo Kwambiri,” I was in the airport in Lilongwe heading to an orphanage in Mchinji, where I met my son David. And that was the beginning of another daring chapter of my life. I didn’t know that trying to adopt a child was going to land me in another shit storm. But it did. I was accused of kidnapping, child trafficking, using my celebrity muscle to jump ahead in the line, bribing government officials, witchcraft, you name it. Certainly I had done something illegal!

On being daring:

When you’re 25, it’s a little bit easier to be daring, especially if you are a pop star, because eccentric behavior is expected from you. By then I was shaving under my arms, but I was also wearing as many crucifixes around my neck as I could carry, and telling people in interviews that I did it because I thought Jesus was sexy. Well, he was sexy to me, but I also said it to be provocative. I have a funny relationship with religion. I’m a big believer in ritualistic behavior as long as it doesn’t hurt anybody. But I’m not a big fan of rules. And yet we cannot live in a world without order. But for me, there is a difference between rules and order. Rules people follow without question. Order is what happens when words and actions bring people together, not tear them apart. Yes, I like to provoke; it’s in my DNA. But nine times out of 10, there’s a reason for it.

 

Scarlett Johansson Covers Harper’s Bazaar UK [October]

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Scarlett Johansson gets political in the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK.

Johansson was photographed by Alexi Lubomirski for this feature. In this issue,  The actress reveals why she thinks Hilary Clinton would make a great president and she even hints at going into politics herself.

 

Check out some snippets from her Harper’s Bazaar UK interview below.

On  going into politics in the future:
“I don’t limit the possibilities. If I have more time, I may be able to lend a bigger voice to politics. I never close the door on those kind of things. Luckily, I’m relatively uninteresting. I’ve always tried, as much as possible, to keep a prying eye at arm’s length, which doesn’t always work in my favor – but I think if you establish that early on, you remain relatively unscathed.”

On rooting for Hillary Clinton for president in 2016:
“I think Hillary Clinton would make a wonderful president. I think we could only benefit from having someone in office who has been a mother. Women have a different perspective and appreciation of humanity because of that maternal instinct… [Clinton] can only be a step forward.

On exercising her rights as an American citizen:
“I come from a politically active family. More than anything else, I believe that if everyone exercised the right to vote, the right choice would be made by the nation as a whole.

 

 

Sarah Jessica Parker for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine [September]

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Sarah Jessica Parker glitters in gold on the September cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.

In this new interview Parker dishes on husband Matthew Broderick and why she keeps their private life away from the public. She also gives some details on the HBO project she’s producing.

On rumors of Matthew Broderick’s alleged affair:

“Yeah, I didn’t comment on it,” Parker acknowledges, adding, “People have asked me about my marriage, ‘How do you make it work, and I say, ‘We don’t talk about it.’ That’s not really true. It’s sort of a nasty response.” She thinks for a moment. “Matthew and I come from a different time and place. When we were young people, all we ever wanted was to be good working actors. We didn’t think of fame or money because, honestly, money was never part of the dream. It was to work in theater, to be around those people whose work I was in total awe of. I never saw the trappings; nobody talked about being a celebrity. So when our marriage came up in conversation, it wouldn’t occur to us that we were obligated to respond to allegations or gossip. You have to be a bit circumspect, but you also have to take up a position, and you have to stick to it.

On her love for husband Matthew Broderick:

“There’s also the reality of your life,” she continues. “I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him. We can only be in the marriage we are. We’re very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he’s the father of my children, and it’s because of him that there’s this whole other world that I love.”

On the new HBO show she’s producing and possibly star in: “It’s about a woman, a beloved talk-show host out of Minneapolis, whose husband is a cook. He sort of put his career on hold while she had this big success, and ultimately they move to New York to give his career a chance. But they’re floundering. He’s a hothead and he can’t really keep a job. Deeply lovable.” In the emotional turmoil her character winds up having an affair. “When we started working on this,” she says, “it became clear that women in their 40s are having affairs, and if they’re not having an affair, then one of their best friends is. How do we treat our marriages, and how can you be deeply involved and in love with someone else and also be in love with your husband? How are you a good mother? And what does it do to a marriage to be so deeply distracted elsewhere?”

[Source-  Harper’s Bazaar]

Sneak Peek: MAC’s Antonio Lopez-Inspired Fall Collection

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MAC has a brand new artsy collection on the way.

MAC Cosmetics’ forthcoming makeup collection, pays homage to fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez.  Lopez would constantly create illustrations of  Supermodels Marisa Berenson, Jerry Hall, and Pat Cleveland (also known as “Antonio’s Girls”) in Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue during the 1970s. 

MAC selected six of his drawings to feature on the packaging on lip, eye, face  palettes,makeup bags and accessories.

“Our collection with Antonio Lopez is symbolic of a time when indulgence was at its peak,” explains James Gager, creative director of MAC Cosmetics. “There was a magic to his world and a time in history that hasn’t been recaptured; I think people are lusting after that glamour, which is difficult to come by today.”  The collection hits MAC stores in September.

The collection consists of MAC Antonio Lopez Lips ($27.50), MAC Antonio Lopez Eyes, ($43.50) and MAC Antonio Lopez Face ($46) products. Additionally, the collection offers a  pouch, large tote bag and a two-way pocket mirror with the same Lopez images on them.

Images via NYMAG

 

Gwyneth Paltrow for Harper’s Bazaar Russia [July]

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Gwyneth Paltrow looks matronly on the July cover of Harper’s Bazaar Russia.
The same cover, which was photographed by Daniel Jackson, was used for the US version of the Summer Fashion Issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
The veil Paltrow is sporting on the cover is from Christian Dior’s Spring 2013 Couture Collection/
Photo  -www.glossynewsstand.com
Photo credit: Daniel Jackson

Gwyneth Paltrow Covers Harper’s Bazaar Magazine [May ’13]

Anne Hathaway Covers Harper’s Bazaar [August 2011]

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