Zac Efron for "BlackBook" magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of BlackBook
Zac Efron has come a long, loooong way since his High School Musical days. No longer the sweepy-banged, singing point guard of the late aughts, Efron has [insert whatever the most masculine version of "blossomed" is here] into a slobber-inducing man column of rippling triceps and sartorial excellence. This latest spread for BlackBook Magazine may not be as overtly sinewy as that Men's Health cover snap, but this gentlemanly steez is equally swoon-worthy. PLUS, he's cuddling with furry little animalfolk in every shot. AWWWWWW! *hearts grow and burst above head*
Ashley Greene covers "Flare," "BlackBook," and "Allure" all in one month.
Photo: Courtesy of "Flare"/"BlackBook"/"Allure"
Gracing the cover of one magazine is an accomplishment in and of itself. An achievement that deserves not only a pat on the back but also the presentation of a fabulous mahogany frame with your gorgeous mug housed inside. It's something Twilight actress Ashley Greene is no stranger to, having appeared on the covers of InStyle and Glamour before, but to front THREE glossies in one 30-day span is nothing short of a FEAT. Ashley, in all her striking beauty, is the latest cover girl for Flare, BlackBook, AND Allure. Seeing all three covers in a row, it's kind of AMAZING how both versatile and consistent this girl's look can be. Sounds like total incongruous drivel, I know, but stick with me.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt for 'Blackbook' Magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of 'Blackbook'
OK. Couple of things about Joseph Gordon-Levitt that you should know: a) he is the man b) I met him at the 50/50 New York premiere (the movie comes out TODAY! Go see it, it rules [truly]) and he was VERY NICE (read: handsome! Also, well dressed. AND way taller than you'd think!) and c) I interviewed him over the phone five years ago as he strummed a ukulele in the background and my relationship with string instruments has not been the same since. Seriously.
ANYWAY, whatever, I know it's weird for some OLDS among us that JGL was Tommy in '3rd Rock...' and that tiny-infant-baby-child in 'Angels In The Outfield' and there are certain things you can't un-know like what he looks like as an 11-year-old with Hanson hair BUT it's been a while and he is definitely a man now (see: suits in Inception and for a couple of us the Cobra Commander costume omnom...).
To further the point (haha I think I am maybe making the point that if you're a hot dresser you're a grownup? IDK falalalalalala logic fallacies... I AM STICKING TO IT) this issue of Blackbook Magazine, in an editorial aptly entitled 'Introducing the Many Faces of Joseph Gordon-Levitt,' shows the California native in what has to be the most EXPERT layering with mixed prints and jumbled textures and interesting silhouettes that I've seen since the Japanese stormed asymmetry and polka dots in the early '90s. Really really.
SO DAMNED BOSS.
While it's unnerving to think that Elle Fanning is still just a wee 13-year-old, the sought-after actress and Super 8 star has been gracing fashion editorials for several seasons now. The thing about this BlackBook magazine spread that we particularly enjoy is its austerity. Granted the flaxen-haired babychild looks sort of glum and we prefer her in bright, fresh, bursts of age-appropriate color (like, when she wore floral Dolce & Gabbana to the Movie Awards. Also, pssssst we added video to the link so def come check it out) but the fashion references that are evoked here definitely remind us of our youth. A certain waifish Kate Moss for Calvin Klein as shot by Mario Sorrenti. KNAWMEAN? Read More...