Michelle Williams Covers ELLE Magazine January 2017

The lovely Michelle Williams is on the cover of ELLE Magazine January 2017 issue and she looks good. I remember seeing Michelle Williams for the first time on the TV series – Dawson’s Creek, I have followed her acting career since then and although she has gone quiet in the last few years, she is definitely a talented actress.

 

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Here are a few excerpts from her interview with ELLE Magazine –

Being open but setting boundaries

“It’s not naturally my inclination to be a boundary draw-er,” she says, shutting her eyes and pinching the bridge of her nose. “I’m like, ‘Open up all the doors and the windows and let everybody in.’ That’s the aim of my work, too.” But this isn’t acting. “It’s been a really, really long time since I’ve been in an interview. But I have better boundaries now. I feel less susceptible to emotional wreck-diving to come up with explanations for everything.”

 

This quote explains why I have seen and heard little about her in the last few years. I can see what she means. Being open and having boundaries can be tricky but boundaries are needed for a normal sane life.

 

Tabloids and having an authentic life

“If you feel like people are watching you, it’s impossible to have an authentic experience of being alive,” Williams says. “There’s a performative aspect and a guardedness, and that’s just death. I don’t know how to live like that, and I don’t know how to give a life to my child like that.”

 

I can never understand how these celebs cope with the press all up in their business every time. It must be very hard for many.

 

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I think this picture right here is so beautiful. The hair, makeup and pose is just perfect. I love me some Michelle Williams anytime.

 

What do you think of this issue and cover girl? Are you a fan? Do you struggle with being open but having boundaries?

Ashley Graham Covers British Vogue January 2017

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The beautiful American model – Ashley Graham covers the January 2017 issue of British Vogue, and she looks divine on it. I have never heard of this beauty before so it was kind of good to see her on a Vogue cover. I am not completely surprised she is on it though, Vogue tends to feature models a lot more than regular celebs which is kind of good thing I guess.

This issue sounds like a good read. Here are a few excerpts from Graham’s interview with the magazine –

 

Her career journey:

“For 10 years I’d been told I was always going to be a catalogue girl, never a cover girl. Well, I got with IMG and did five covers in a year, boom, boom, boom. See, if you have a pretty face doors will open, but your job isn’t just to walk through them, it’s to get invited back,” she told D’Souza. “Look, I hit the beauty jackpot, I get it, but that’s not enough, you’ve got to have more to have longevity in this business. It’s always been, ‘OK, so what can I do now?’”

I agree with what she has said here completely. The job is to get invited back.

 

On being called a plus size model:

“When we’re supposed to be talking about diversity for women, it feels so divisive and purpose-defeating, giving us yet another label,” she said. She does, however, acknowledge that her body shape, and positive promotion of it, has been not only her own USP, but an inspiration to millions of women who feel forgotten when it comes to finding fashion to fit.

I like the fact that Ashley Graham looks happy in her own skin.

 

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I am on the fence with this issue. I am not sure if I would be picking up a copy or not.

What do you think of this cover and issue? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

Felicity Jones Covers Glamour Magazine January 2017

Say hello to the first Magazine cover with a 2017 date on it.

Felicity Jones is the cover girl for Glamour Magazine UK January 2017 issue and it looks promising.

 

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I love this magazine cover. The up close shot is a beauty, and the hair and makeup looks amazing as well. I also like what she has on, it looks very colourful and pretty.

I have read excerpts of Felicity Jones’ interview on Glamour Website and I think this would be a fab read. Felicity chatted about her thoughts on feminism and equal pay, her Star Wars role and everything else in between.

Here are some quotes for your reading pleasure:

 

Felicity on… being a feminist:

“I’ve always been a feminist, and what I love in my work is being able to explore a full-sided woman and not patronise her. Particularly with Jyn, it’s such a rare opportunity to be able to play a female who’s not just thinking about romantic relationships.”

 

I like the fact that she is a feminist. Her interview sounds very honest.

 

Felicity on… equal pay:

“I want to be paid fairly for the work that I’m doing. That’s what every woman around the world wants. We want to be paid on parity with a man in a similar position. And I think it’s important to talk about it… It’s brave of those women to come forward and make a point about it. Now younger actresses will have a confidence in those discussions with their agents and be able to say, “Can we make sure that I’m being paid the right amount for the work that I’m doing?””

 

I would never understand why anyone would think to pay men more money over women for the same job just because they are men. It makes no sense to me but it happens. I like the fact that more women are speaking about this equality pay issue.

There is also a bonus special edition cover for January 2017, featuring Joe Wicks – social media health and fitness guru –

 

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I really like this cover as well. I would love to read about building a multi-million pound business.

I like the fact that Glamour is raising the bar very high by starting 2017 with 2 amazing magazine covers. I can’t wait to see what the other British magazines would come with now.

What do you think of both covers? Will you be buying this issue? What are your thoughts on the equality pay issue?

Sound off in the comment section please.