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Vanity Fair UK

Vanity Fair UK May 2019

Vanity Fair opens the door to Hollywood. With a unique mix of grit and glamour, we track the latest scandals, the greatest achievements and the newest stars. Vanity Fair is a cultural catalyst. A provocative mix of culture, politics and high finance that generates more monthly media coverage than any other glossy magazine.With an outstanding combination of iconic photography, groundbreaking stories, in-depth reportage, and social commentary, Vanity Fair is the biography of our age, one month at a time.

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@vfldn Collaboration Thrilled to the Brim Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is synonymous with colour, so it’s no surprise to see rainbow stripes appear in a collaboration between the French couturier and luxury leisurewear brand Vilebrequin. No longer just the preserve of papa et fils in matching trunks, Vilebrequin x JCC+ sees women kitted out in giant sun hats, platform sandals, and swimsuits with cheekily situated zips. vilebrequin.com Skincare Doctor’s Orders While it can be tempting to skip using a primer when in a rush, the benefits of Dr Sebagh’s new Vitamic C Brightening Primer make the short moment it takes to apply worth it. Skin-brightening, sebum-absorbing and fine-line filling, this fresh-scented cream can be applied over moisturiser and before make-up. The added SPF15 is yet another bonus. drsebagh.com Jewellery Flash the Clash An irreverent take on traditional hardware has long…

3 min.
the kidman connection

1 Collier SCHORR “Nicole Kidman, Shape-Shifter,” p. 46 Several years ago, Schorr was asked to provide a sketch of Nicole Kidman for German Vogue. So when Schorr met Kidman to shoot this month’s cover—Schorr’s first as a Vanity Fair contributing photographer—she felt that she knew the actor “in this otherworldly way.” That uncanny feeling is captured in Schorr’s cinematic portraits of Kidman. “When we first started shooting,” says Schorr, “Nicole said she was a little shy, and I said, ‘Me, too.’ By the end, it was like we were dancing, taking turns leading. I suppose that’s why she is such a compelling performer. She has that way of coming close to you, and then pulling you close to her.” Schorr’s Paul’s Book will be published this fall by Mack Books. 2 Krista SMITH “Nicole…

3 min.
not all heroes wear capes—or makeup

The two mothers prominently featured in this issue, Nicole Kidman and Ali Wong, have got me thinking about my own mother. May is the month for it, after all. The oldest of five children, my mother grew up in Mumbai speaking three languages—English, Hindi, and Konkani—but wanted more than anything to study French, so she wrangled herself a scholarship to the University of Fribourg when she was 21. Until she went to Switzerland, she had never worn a coat. From there, she moved to Geneva and then to Paris (without telling her parents, a bit of chutzpah that never ceases to impress me), where she met my Boston-born father and eloped. She hadn’t intended to take up residence in the U.S. and raise three American kids, and she held on…

1 min.
access is everything

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2 min.
opening act

Anthony Ramos speaks with V.F.’s Krista Smith. You’re fresh off a wild awards season for A Star Is Born, in which you played Lady Gaga’s best friend. I didn’t know what to expect once we shot that film, but everything just took off like a rocket ship. Bradley [Cooper] is an incredible director, and learning from him was so valuable to my growth. And this month you star in the next Godzilla installment. What was your experience during filming? It was a big movie; we shot in Mexico City and Atlanta, and on my first day they re-created Fenway Park and set up five stations for massive explosions, like the Universal Studios tram tour. How did you get your start? I always enjoyed singing, trying to imitate John Legend or the Temptations. In high school, there…

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how green is my emerald?

A glance at a sparkling, richly hued emerald crafted intricately in a piece of fine jewellery should be the ultimate mood-enhancer. An item of decorative beauty—most probably imbued with emotional resonance according to the circumstances in which the owner comes to be wearing it—is aesthetically pleasing on many levels. But what of its provenance? Can you be confident in its journey from the ground to design atelier to your jewellery box? Gemfields is the world-leading producer of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones and the largest supplier of emeralds from Zambia and rubies from Mozambique. Acquire a gorgeous green or radiant red gemstone from a Gemfields authorized partner, and you can take pleasure not just in its intrinsic beauty but also in the knowledge that you are directly funding community and conservation projects…