A new year is always a great time to revamp your closet, your style, or your beauty regime, but you’re sure to need some ideas and inspiration. Happily, the February issues have landed and they’re overflowing with notes and pictures that will help you on your way. To be specific, you’ll find spring fashion previews, spa guides, reports on how to get the hair you want, the scoop on emerging designers, beauty products that will change your life, and more. As for the covers, there are major Hollywood players such as Nicole Kidman, indie darlings like Michelle Williams, and rising stars like Rooney Mara. On that note, here’s the scoop on the cover girls, the inside stories, and what you can expect from seven major fashion magazines in February.
Twilight actress Kristen Stewart wears Proenza Schouler on the cover of Vogue’s February 2011 issue. Inside, she talks about the pressure of fame: “There’s no way to eloquently put this. I just can’t go to the mall. It bothers me that I can’t be outside very often. And also to not ever be just ‘some girl’ again. Just being some chick at some place, that’s gone.”
The Kennedys actress Katie Holmes graces the cover of Elle’s February 2011 issue. Inside, she talks about the strength of Jackie Kennedy: “I didn’t realize that she had lost a child in August and then [Jack] was assassinated in November. I couldn’t believe it. She had so much strength… I loved her love of family, how important it was for her to be a good mother.”
Rabbit Hole actress Nicole Kidman is pretty in white on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar’s February 2011 issue. Inside, she reveals what she would tell her 20-year-old self: “That you’re going to meet the love of your life. My whole thing, my whole thrust in life, was hoping I would.”
Blue Valentine actress Michelle Williams wears a Valentino dress on the cover of Marie Claire’s February 2011 issue. Inside, she talks about how her perspective on life has changed: “When things are difficult for me as a single parent, I always reflect on how much harder it would be if I didn’t have money—if I couldn’t afford a babysitter to go to yoga class or out to dinner with a girlfriend.”
No Strings Attached actress Natalie Portman is glowing on the cover of InStyle’s February 2011 issue. Inside, she discusses whether friends-with-benefits relationships can ever work: “I certainly have friends who could deal with that and others who could not. It’s something I’ve seen in high-achieving women – they compartmentalize. You’ve got your work, your friends, your exercise, and your sex. [Grins.] You can tick off those boxes.”
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo actress Rooney Mara appears as her character Lisbeth Salander on the cover of W’s February 2011 issue. Inside, she talks about the audition process: “They shot me in the subway in L.A. In full hair and makeup with a motorcycle. Every day they had a new request. On a Monday morning, [director David Fincher] called me in, and I said, ‘What do you want me to do with my hair now?’ I was at the end of my rope. He told me I had the part. I hadn’t even read the script yet.”
Reality star Kim Kardashian appears on the cover of Glamour’s February 2011 issue. Inside, she talks about being comfortable with her body: “It’s a process. You have to learn to accept it. You have to learn to like what you see in the mirror. There are definitely times when I don’t feel like myself, but you have to fake it until you make it.”