Kate Winslet’s Vogue UK April 2011

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It would be strange talking about Kate Winslet’s new Lancome ad and not mention her Vogue UK cover. So here I am, talking about how blond and beautiful she looks on the cover of the fashion Bible, Vogue, the UK edition, April 2011.

Such a strong woman, such a great interpreter, such a beautiful person. Though I read somewhere that Melissa Leo’s F word drop in the Oscar speech was largely due to Kate Winslet with whom she’s costarring in a (television ?) project. Why is that relevant? Because it’s hard to look at immaculate Kate and ignore the “cursing like a sailor” description made by Melissa.

Photographer: Mario Testino. Stylist: Beat Bollinger. Also : no, Kate Winslet has not cut her hair or dyed it in a definitive manner as shown in this issue of Vogue. (Vogue UK via)

Kate Winslet Vogue UK April 2011 cover

Kate Winslet Vogue UK April 2011


#1 trix on 03.11.11 at 6:40 am

Not a fan of the photoshopping in this! They really go too far sometimes, it’s a bit offensive to anyone normal!

#2 ajgingerbelle on 03.11.11 at 7:53 am

trix, not a bit offensive: just offensive to anyone normal. It’s like a person in Brave New World. No war, no love, no nothing just everything ‘perfect’.
Isn’t this the Kate Winslet who swore she loved her natural self? Pfftt…..

Hail Kate Moss who walked the LV catwalk with ‘cellulite’! OMG, Kate is human and has ‘cellulite’ and she dared to show it! Good for her and she looked great. And more important; human.

#3 kpriss on 03.11.11 at 2:46 pm

… she may have shown signs that she’s human like all of us, but I still can’t approve of her smoking on the catwalk. And the entire inspiration for that LV show ? what was in Marc Jacobs’ mind? I know it’s supposed to be art and all… But then why Galliano’s declarations can’t get away with being cataloged as “art” too?

#4 ajgingerbelle on 03.11.11 at 8:53 pm

I don’t see any comparison with Galliano’s declarations and the LV show and Kate’s smoking! Well, smoking seems the new wild, provoking thing to show off then these days? She didn’t harm no else than her own body. Besides that the only ‘nazi’ thing seems Jacob’s inspiration by the film The Night Porter. A very complex film which should not be used or rather said abused for a fashion collection. I read that this was the case otherwise I would have seen a just another of fetish, dominatrix show which bored me more than it did shock me. Just watched the show since I only saw some photos among those was Kate and her ‘cellulite’. Since there are far more worse things wrong in this world I’m not upset by someone who smokes. If someone likes to smoke so be it. I do not promote it and like people to do that on my balcony. LV seemed not upset by it either.

I only tried to point out that all this too perfect and flawless covers and shoots have something scary autocratic.

#5 ajgingerbelle on 03.11.11 at 8:58 pm

It took me a long time before I’d dare to click on ‘submit’…..

#6 Ellington on 03.14.11 at 8:44 pm

I hardly recognized her at all.

#7 kpriss on 03.17.11 at 6:49 am

I don’t mind when people smoke. Unless they’re in my immediate proximity. Otherwise, they do as they darn well please with their health and healthy body. By all means, I was a heavy smoker myself, so I’m the last to judge.

I was just horrified by the source of inspiration Marc Jacobs found for his show. But then again, the film exists, so why wouldn’t he take it as a departure point for his work (MJ)? It was, I guess, too soon after Galliano’s bashing that I felt it somehow related. Only MJ got away with applause and Galliano got away with a trial and possibly facing jail time. I may have been too heated about all that and I’m sorry if I went too far.

Getting back to Kate’s cover – she looks too young and too polished to be Kate Winslet. I wish there could be a retouching good enough to keep a person’s soul on their face and just erase the skin irregularities. Wrinkles mark the personality and the uniqueness of the character photographed, they should not mess with that. It’s not a flaw, it’s a plus!

#8 ajgingerbelle on 03.17.11 at 8:05 am

Ah, no need to be sorry at all girl. No harm done.
I re-watched the LV-show and didn’t see none other than a fetish inspired show with actually here and there nice pieces/ideas. Not new either. But I still don’t see any similarity with what John Galliano said in his drugged/drunk state and the LV show. MJ can say what he wants that it’s based on The Night Porter, I don’t see it. Some designers talk often a lot of nonsense about their ‘inspiration’ in my view. I watched The Night Porter a few times since it’s such a complex film. And my opinion is that it’s one of the saddest films I’ve ever seen. Great acting, very daring of the great Dirk Bogarde and Charlotte Rampling to play these parts.
What really shocked me was someone, a bit of a hysterical male-fashionist, forgot his name, on Style.com on film being so ‘delighted about the gorgeous nazi-chic’…..ugh, now that’s beyond sick…..

Back to this cover: ‘Brave New World’ is what I often think seeing all the fake and lies lately. And in a world on fire which worries me a lot (not only Japan also the revolte in the Middle-East) it’s so surreal to see ‘beauty’ like this. I love to see some normality again. A bit of retouching is not that bad but it’s like these fashion people are addicted to retouching. Like on a drug! It’s starts with a little and then the little got more and more….

I just read Daily Mail. Two articles about Kate Moss. One again about her cellulite and looking worse than before and the other article is about her being so stylish!! *Sighs*….what a world right? *Sighs more*…..

#9 ajgingerbelle on 03.17.11 at 8:06 am

Oops, again a too long piece. Sorry!!

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