Cheryl Cole - Elle UK February 2011

Credit: Elle UK
Continuing from the post below, here is Cheryl Cole's news stand cover for the February issue of Elle UK. Love love love.

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Cheryl Cole - Elle UK February 2011 Subscriber's Cover

Credit: Elle UK
British megastar Cheryl Cole graces the February cover of Elle UK for 2011, shot by Jan Welters. I believe this is the subscribers cover and I cannot wait to see the news stand Cover. Cole looks intense on the beauty shot cover. Love love love, I loved her appearance in Elle UK November 2009 and her 2011 shots look amazing. A definite must buy copy for me. I'll update when I find the news stand cover asap.

Follow the jump for another shot of Cheryl for Elle UK...
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Credit: Elle UK
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End and the Beginning of a Decade


So it's the end of 2010, and the beginning of 2011. I didn't even really realize that it was the end of a decade (and no I don't live under a rock). Every time around this time I get all contemplative, thinking about what I've done in the past year and then thinking about what I want to do in the future. This year was pretty big for me. I worked two jobs in the first half of the year trying to save enough money for my travels. And then the other half I found myself in Europe traveling around 10 countries, studying in Ireland, making great memories and friends.

I loved 2010, the concept of growth and new experiences is something important to me. And for 2011 and the next decade I hope for more great and fond experiences, moments and friendships. I have a few goals I want to achieve, but thats just for me to know... and when they do happen I'll sure share it on the blog. 

With new years of course comes my resolutions, though I normally make a huge list of them each year, this year I've only got three...
  • Save up to travel in 2011... Take a spontaneous trip somewhere
  • Attend or work in fashion week
  • Focus only on the things that make me happy

And of course I'll be taking MARTAN into 2011. So stay tuned my readers whom I love love love

Happy New Years to all, where ever you are and whoever you are with I wish you all the love and happiness possible.

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Putting the Pants on in 2010

L-R: Kate Walsh, Thandie Newton, Kelly Osbourne, Kate Lanphear & Lady Gaga
A popular 2010 trend especially in the later of the year was female suits. I'm a fan of androgyny, when it comes to style I find that anyone can wear anything as long as you feel good. Women can wear pants and still look feminine and chic, its actually a look I prefer to than the standard mini dress these days. So in light of the end of the year I give you some of my favourite suit looks over the year. Note I love love love Halle Berry's bespoke suit over the jump.

See the rest of the looks over the jump...

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L-R: Angelina Jolie, Annalynne McCord, Maggie Q, Halle Berry & Jessica Stroup

L-R: Jessica Alba, Leighton Meester, Winona Rider, Taylor Swift & Fearne Cotton
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Midweek Fashion Gossip

Credit: Vogue Espana
- Kate Moss is rumoured to be recording a solo album. (I really hope its a rumour). cont.

- Rihanna is becoming an icon in the UK and furthering that she is being rumoured to be the next designer for Topshop. cont.

- The City's Olivia Palermo is delving into fashion once again this time as a fashion designer. cont.

- Animal Fur has been banned from Oslo Fashion Week. cont.

- Take a look at the new designs from Nicole Ritchie's House of Harlow 1960. cont.

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Catherine McNeil - Vogue Australia February 2011

Credit: Vogue Australia
Aussie model Catherine McNeil bags another Australian Vogue cover for February 2011. This brings her total to five covers for the aussie fashion magazine. The cover itself screams British vogue to me, clean bold fonts and a more edgier approach to the styling of the cover. All in all I don't think it's NcNeil's best cover, I think her January 2010 cover was way better. But I can see that Vogue Aust. is trying a new look so I'll just have to see what's next. 

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Cover Me Happy 2010


Row 1: Harper's Bazaar UK - Jennifer Aniston, Harper's Bazaar Australia - Lily Allen
Row 2: Elle USA - Drew Barrymore, Elle UK Natalie Portman & Lily Allen

With the countdown to the end of the decade/2010, I thought I'd feature my favourite covers of the year. The majority of them either come from the UK or Australia, I guess I prefer more artistic and artsy covers than just text and a colour block in the back? Anywho here are my favourites, and I hope that 2011 brings more intense and love love lovely covers.


Row 3 : Elle UK Chloe Sevigny & Anne Hathaway
Row 4: Vogue UK Lara Stone & Kate Moss, Vogue Australia Codie Young

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Style Diary - Winter Warmth


I got a care package from one of my best friends Krystal. Enclosed she gave me tons of nice snacks, photos, letters things that just make me miss home and everyone there. She also packed this Cardigan from Monki which I've fallen in love love love with. It's black and it have elbow and shoulder details on it which I love.

Follow the jump for my look....
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Wearing:  Black Cardigan from Monki, Black Waxed Pants from H&M, White V Neck T-Shirt from Zara, Cross Ring from New Look

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Happy Holidays


So it's the Holiday Season. Presents, food, family and the like. This is my first White Christmas, normally at home I'd be sweating in the heat. Not that I'm complaining I could actually use the heat right now, I came to Europe from an Australian Winter to a European winter. 
I just want to wish all you readers around the world many well returns, whether you celebrate Christmas or not I thank you all for you readership and Happy Holidays. Love Love Love

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Dear Santa


With Christmas coming up, its always nice to make a wishlist (though I do always tend to have one) just for fun. So without further or do here is mine. Santa or anyone feeling generous...

See my wishlist over the jump...
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5 Preview Cavour Metal Necklace & Cavour T-Shirt


The Ellements of Personal Style & Joby Tripod

Large Black Moleskine Diary & Pamela Love Talon Cuff


Thursday Friday Birkin Tote & With Asian Stereotypes Ankh Glass Pendant


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Midweek Fashion Gossip

Credit: Low Luv
- Rumer Willis joins the elite class of young celebrities in fashion landing a Badgley Mischka campaign cont.

- Amanda Seyfried has landed herself her first beauty campaign with Cle de Peau Beaute cont.

- Model and designer Erin Wasson has created another collection for her Low Luv line. cont.

Diane Von Furstenburg, leader in fashion in America and Europe now is planning her expansion into the Asian market. cont.

Marina Diamandis, better known as Marina and the Diamonds has announced via twitter that she is a new face for make up brand MaxFactor. cont.

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Marie Claire January 2011 - Gretchen Jones Winner Spread

Credit: Marie Claire
As apart of her winner's package Project Runway Season 8 Gretchen Jones' winner's spread featured in the January issue of Marie Claire USA. I must say I was really eager to see her spread, being one of the most controversial winners from the show I was excited how she would pull off her winning collection. Big H of However I'm kind of disappointed with it. Interesting that Jones is modelling her own collection, but she looks like a bored deer in headlights. Normally when the winner wins, her model lands the spread feature though I find that Jones has really stolen the spread from her model. Having genuinely liked the collection, it just didn't look as expensive or as fresh as it was on the runway, it just got lost. I loved the jewellery on a positive note!
See the rest of her spread over the jump...
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Ann Ward - Vogue Italia

Credit: Vogue.it
I've stumbled across photos from America's Next Top Model Cycle 15 winner Ann Ward's Cover photoshoot for Beauty in Vogue May edition 2011. Footage from this was featured on the finale of top model, but now Vogue.it has featured these test shots. Ward looks intense, I'm eager to see the actual cover, while her Vogue Italia spread will hopefully be in the February copy. For test shots these photos shot by Vincent Peters are really good, I'm such a sucker from black and white.


**UPDATE Click here for Ann's Vogue Italia Winner's Spread!

See the rest of the test shots after the jump...
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