Angelina Jolie’s Vogue US December 2010

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Now let’s see – why would Angelina Jolie, the Saint, be on Vogue’s US December 2010 cover? Because of The Tourist, biensur!(her next movie, coming up in less than a month) And because, honestly, she could use some good press for her ongoing directorial project (her debut as a director is a particularly tricky one since it involves a Bosnian war love story).

I guess, however, that just like I love a good Converse pair, I’ll always love Angelina Jolie. So I’m helplessly positive about this cover and the associated pictorial. She’s looking like a lady, that’s something new for Angelina (and for us), she’s been photographed to look like a lady (maybe because she has to fit the marketing schemes for The Tourist?) by Mario Testino and she’s been interviewed to sound like a mom.

Angelina Jolie Vogue US December 2010 cover

Oh, yes, there’s an interview with her! About her. About her kids, her family, all and nothing. Everyone seems to marvel at the machinery that the Jolie Pitts have become. At the number of children they’re raising. At the causes they’re representing and the movie they’re making. I can’t help wondering why that is. People who make each around $20Million per movie (and they’re making at least one per year, so let’s round up to $40 Million family income per year – that’s insane!) surely can handle “raising” six children.

Angelina Jolie Vogue US December 2010 corset photo

Paying for their nannies (each child seems to have a designated nanny – so that makes uh… six nannies to attend the needs of the children?), paying for their schools, their toys, clothes and so on doesn’t sound so harsh when we keep in mind the above approximate incomes. We only have four kids and we do everything in the house, with no other help. And it’s really not that bad, except for the fact that sometimes, mommy and daddy would want few hours just for themselves, when they’d only be Husband and Wife, like a date night, once a week (remind me to negotiate that with the kids once they’d be all grown up enough to not burn the house when we turn our back). So no nannies for us, no multi millions empires to run and we’re still here. Oh, wait, but we’re supposed to! Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are uber mortals. They’re not like you and me, oh no! they’re the “beautiful people”.

Angelina Jolie Vogue US December 2010 Mario Testino

Beautiful people can’t have that many children and get away with it like the rest of us. What’s so miraculous about that / them? (then again, what to ask Angelina Jolie nowadays? If those OK! / InTouch et caetera allegations are true? If she’s pregnant again? If she’s been talking to Jennifer Aniston lately? Oh wait – they forgot to ask her about the meaning of her tattoos and if she added any recent ink to her collection! Nah – we would’ve find out about it in OK!, right?) (if you’re curious – the interview can be read here. It’s a nice cover and a beautiful pictorial, wouldn’t you agree?)

Angelina Jolie Vogue US December 2010 terrace photo

Angelina Jolie Vogue US December 2010


#1 Ellington on 11.11.10 at 10:38 am

Despite what many would and will say about Angelina, Brad and their family, I like them, and they are still together despite what others say. Each family is different and to each their own. I would not judge them for having nannies or the money to afford them.
She does look lovely in these photos and I love the jewel tone dress. :)

#2 kpriss on 11.11.10 at 10:46 am

You have a point there – they’re still together, against all tabloids odds and more. However, I was not judging what they afford to do, I was wondering why the world seems to be amazed by how they’re juggling work and family without considering important factors. Just observing.

#3 Ellington on 11.11.10 at 10:54 am

Yes, I understand your observations Kpriss. I am one of four children myself. It is not common these days for families to have more than two children. You have to be able to afford them and to have the time and resources to teach them to be good, kind and loving human beings. Which I am sure that you and your husband will do and are doing. : )

#4 kpriss on 11.11.10 at 10:57 am

thank you, you’re ever so kind and sweet :* (and an inspiration)!

Nevertheless, this is truly a change from the usual Saint Angelina interviews (where she describes her charitable missions around the world) or the fake tabloids stories where she’s losing it over Jennifer Aniston and more.

Oh, and that image where she’s wearing shorts? It reminds me so of young Angie ;)

#5 ana on 11.11.10 at 11:49 am

Absolutely stunning..she encapsulates elegance and Hollywood’s old school glamour .
what I appreciate most is the fact that she could be just sitting there, drinking and drugging, but instead she choose to do such inspiring charity work.

#6 keiko on 11.11.10 at 4:13 pm

You have to admire such moronic consistency – same s#*t different decade!

#7 ana on 11.12.10 at 2:40 am

perhaps moronic should be used for those who just sit behind a screem and dedicate their time only to criticize …

#8 Gingerella on 11.12.10 at 7:50 am

ana, this behaviour is alas like an epidemic on the internet as you might know yourselves. I’m not aiming at you keiko! I entrapped myself sometimes on a bad day..:”>

I’ve not read the interview yet so can’t give an opinion about it. But if this is the festive December issue I don’t find the cover very Christmas-ish warm at all. Beautiful it is but it looks more like Spring to me. And no matter which celeb is on the cover I still miss the models. Good models have seems to disappeared completely for Vogue covers…..

#9 ana on 11.12.10 at 8:31 am

yes ginger,yes. Sometimes its just depressing to see how people misuse the opportunity to learn and grow .Instead they choose criticism for the sake of criticism…
I am a believer(and its proven by several studies) that our behaviour in the blogosphere very much reflects how we move through real life.I am teaching my sons about this subject so I feel inclined to fight it ever time I face these situations.
I also believe that in order to make the world a better place(perhaps I am naive…) we must start to correct ourselves in our little actions towards others.That is the real change.

#10 Ellington on 11.12.10 at 8:33 am

Well stated ana! : )

#11 Gingerella on 11.12.10 at 11:20 am


ana, of course I do realise all you say. As I “confessed” that I entrapped myself sometimes on a “bad day” but I always try to be a good person as well on the www as in real life. Which not always succeed. Sometimes people make it impossible…..sad enough. I love this place, lol I call it a place, where we respect each other and are friendly. That feels good and warm. I hope people who read this get my sentiments……XO

#12 keiko on 11.12.10 at 12:26 pm

Freedom of speech & the right to have a different opinion is a normal value of my lifestyle – how about you?
Firstly I think Angelina Jolie is gorgeous, I have thoroughly enjoyed quite a few of her movies & I applaud her for her ‘lucky’ life from one woman to another. But I have grown tired of the endless round of the media circus that surrounds certain celebrities. For years & years & years we have been bombarded with the same stories / pictures & it has grown tired (hence moronic) to me!
US Vogue continually delivers the same stuff month after month – so my comment was more aimed at Vogue & its belief that they are a creative driving force amongst our culture – when clearly their vision is dicated by the tabloids & they are no different then all the other women’s magazines out there. Hence the consistency in print media.
I long for the day when a fashion magazine returns to being about fashion & not about showcasing an actress’ ability to don couture & bare her soul to sell her craft.
So am I negative – maybe at times but a personal opinion & the freedom to voice that opinion should be applauded no matter how different it is from yours because that is what helps us always be open to change and understanding from another person’s / cultural perspective.
So do I stand by my comments – absolutely!

#13 Gingerella on 11.12.10 at 8:28 pm

@keiko: fair enough. I get your point. And yes, sometimes we make a slip of the tongue…we’re human. I see though where your sentiments come from. Especially this part of your post:
“I long for the day when a fashion magazine returns to being about fashion & not about showcasing an actress’ ability to don couture & bare her soul to sell her craft.”
Nevertheless I’m gonna read the interview now….:)

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