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Daft Punk and Gisele Bündchen Cover WSJ Magazine

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Gisele Bündchen and Daft Punk jointly cover the November issue of WSJ magazine.

Both talents cover the Innovations issue, which is fitting since the model and band have been making unique strides in their respective industries.

Terry Richardson photographed the trio for the cover.

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Miley Cyrus Covers FASHION Magazine [Nov.]

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Miley Cyrus must be doing something right, because she’s on the cover of yet another magazine.

The “Wrecking Ball” singer covers the November issue of FASHION magazine.

Cyrus dishes on her VMAs performance, her critics, taking advice from Pharrell Williams and much more.

Check out some snippets from her interview below.

On her discerning taste in fashion:

“I can go through so many clothes say ‘no, that’s not me’ right away. I’m so adamant and controlling and OCD about my work that I can scare some people—especially when it comes to clothes. I have a very specific style of my own and I think it is better to be stylish than trendy. I find vintage Celine or Chanel and mix it with athletic or vintage pieces makes a look modern and fresh. Vintage makes everything look punk.”

On MTV censoring her VMA performance:

“I was trying to slap Robin’s ass but no one saw it! Believe me! MTV edited so much. They cut almost everything I did. I’m proud of that performance. I feel like music is really stale right now. I could have guessed what a lot of artists would have done that night. The reaction to what I did has been insane. I think it was a breath of fresh air! For the people that don’t get it, you weren’t meant to.”

On critics and her “competition:”

“I feel like I’m in a different lane now. When it comes to critics, I have my blinders on and I don’t really feel like I have to compete with other pop artists. I never think, ‘oh this performance is going to make her look bad or out-shadow her’ either but if there is no competition, there would be no reason for any of us to show up to work. At an office, everyone is trying to be boss. Pop music is the same. What I wear adds a factor that other girls can’t compete with.”

On “Drive”—a new song that alludes to her relationship with ex-boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth:

“I wrote it while I was working on Valentine’s Day—emotionally it was such a hard time. It is about needing to leave someone but not really wanting to completely cut yourself off from the relationship. It’s a time when you want to leave but you can’t. It’s also about moving on.”

On the artists who fuel her vision:

Terry Richardson shot my video for “Wrecking Ball” and he’s about capturing strength versus beauty. His women look so strong in his images. I was so inspired by [photographer] Ryan McGinley’s work too [for the video to “We Can’t Stop“]-especially a series where he shot all these the girls coming out of trees. Having artist Todd James create all the teddy bears for the VMAs was a thrill too—it was one of the things I was hoping people would focus on. I was hoping some would think, ‘Miley may be out there shaking her ass and having fun but she’s got some intelligence.’ Some people just saw the teddy bears but they didn’t look into the details. We had [faux] Picasso paintings going by the stage too. People who want to open their eyes can see something bigger in my work.”

On taking style advice from Pharrell Williams:

“I found what I wore on the red carpet to the VMAs with Pharrell. It was a Dolce and Gabbana piece from 1992—the year I was born. He saw it and said, ‘you have to buy it.’ I think that outfit added a factor that the other girls couldn’t compete with. Pharrell says it’s not about what you’re wearing; it’s the way you wear it. That was a lesson I took to heart. I think it is important that I execute a look better than other people. Fashion is what separates me from everyone else.”

To read more with Cyrus, pick up the November issue of cFASHION magazine, available on newsstands October 7, 2013.

Woody Allen for WSJ Magazine [July/Aug]

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Woody Allen covers the July/Aug issue of WSJ magazine.

Photographed by Terry Richardson, Allen preps for the release of his 48th film, Blue Jasmine. The prolific director chats with the magazine about regrets,  and not being able to give up what he loves…show business.

Check out a couple of snippets from his interview below.

On regretting never playing the romantic lead:

“It’s an inevitable disaster of aging, and there’s nothing I can do about it,” he said recently, sitting in the cutting and screening room he rents in a swanky East Side apartment building. (It says “Manhattan Film Center” on the door, but in fact the place used to be a bridge club.) “I can’t play the scenes where I’m sitting opposite Diane Keaton or Mia or Dianne Wiest or Judy Davis. If I think of parts for myself now, all I can be is Pop, the lovable doorman backstage at the theater who takes phone numbers for the guys, or the psychiatrist, or the amiable dad at the wedding.” He sighed. “I like to be the lover.”

On not meeting actors, rehearsing, or talking about characters before shooting:

“I’ve worked with amazing people over the years,” Allen said. “Meryl Streep, Geraldine Page, Maureen Stapleton, Judy Davis and Gena Rowlands, one after the other, these fabulous women—what do I have to teach them? If Cate, or anyone, is doing it too fast or too slow, or too theatrically or not theatrically enough, I might go over and say, ‘Why don’t you try that a little faster next time?’ They do it, and that’s the extent of my direction.”

On not paying his actors salaries (they get paid by the union instead):

“We have very good luck because actors aren’t always offered a lot of stimulating things,” Allen said. “The kinds of films that get made now don’t always have great acting roles. So when people get a chance to really act, even if it’s for no money, which it is, they grab it.”

This issue of WSJ is on newsstands now. For Allen’s full-on feature, visit Online.WSJ.com.

Carmelo Anthony for WSJ Magazine [April ’13]

Single Artwork: Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”

 

Lady Gaga released the official artwork for her upcoming single “Born This Way” during her witter account a few days ago. The picture above isn’t the most glamorous shot of Gaga, but it’s one of the fiercest photos of her around. All you Little Monsters get ready because “Born This Way” debuts on Feb.11.

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