Visual Xanax: No Pouting, It’s Valentine’s Day

Have you no Valentine? Drape yourself in Moschino, á la Doutzen Kroes. That should cut the cranky.

Photo: Doutzen Kroes wears Moschino for Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Camilla Nickerson. W magazine August 2007.

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Visual Xanax: Last Minute Gift Idea

Scampering about, searching for a last minute gift to beat them all? Don’t fret. Here’s an idea of something to wrap – one you probably haven’t seen in stores.

Photo: Model styled by Edward Enninful, photographed by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, March 2013

Visual Xanax: Have a Laugh with Kate Moss

Outside, the temperatures may have fallen, but don’t let your spirits slide down with them. Just because there’s a chill in the air doesn’t mean your mood should suffer – after all, there’s nothing a great coat and a smile from Kate can’t fix.

Photo: Kate Moss styled by Camilla Nickerson, photographed by Ryan McGinley for W Magazine, June 2007.

Jennifer Lawrence Made Strangers Make Weird Superstitious Wishes About Nicholas Hoult’s Safety

I worship the ground Jennifer Lawrence walks on, so I was dismayed to read just before the Golden Globes that she and Skins Nicholas Hoult had broken up. If that’s what Jennifer wanted, so be it, but he is the hottest young male British actor who isn’t named Ed Westwick and that is what she deserved. A new interview has been published in W from November, referencing Nicholas as Jennifer’s "boyfriend," and, well, it’s delightfully weird. 

Jennifer is chatting with reporter Lynn Hirshberg about her Silver Linings Playbook character’s belief in superstition and shares a tale from her own superstitious life: 

Whenever it’s 11:11, I make all of the people around me wish that my boyfriend [the actor Nicholas Hoult] not get killed in a motorbike accident. He just bought a motorbike, and I think my ritual will keep him alive. The other night, at 11:11 p.m., I told an entire bar to say, ‘Nick will not die in a motorbike accident.’ And they did it.

Oh, actresses

[Image: W Magazine]

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Watch Michael Fassbender Stripped Down for His First Role

Actor Michael Fassbender appeared minus clothing in A Dangerous Method, wears just a towel in Steven Soderbergh’s new film Haywire, and is nude for almost all of Shame. Clearly, he’s comfortable in his own skin.  In the February issue of W, complete with obligatory photos of him in his birthday suit, he reveals his first gig.  We found it and he’s naked.

Fassbender tells the magazine: “My first job was a commercial for SAS airlines. In the spot, I wake up in a pink room next to a beautiful blonde girl and get out of bed naked. From that point forward, it’s been in all of my contracts: ‘He must be naked in this film.’”

FBI Catches Conde Nast Hacker

A 22-year-old fashion-obsessed Ohio student is in hot water after hacking into Conde Nast’s computer system and stealing over one thousand images. Ross Ulrich has recently confessed and has agreed to pay the publisher $12,500 to settle a copyright lawsuit, The Smoking Gun reports. When asked about his motivation for accessing the Conde Nast system, Ulrich claimed that it was simply to obtain images that he could be the first to post online. He added that many bloggers and fan sites compete to publish images from paparazzi agencies and fashion photo shoots. The higher res the better, Ulrich noted.

Ulrich leaked the December 2009 cover of W, featuring Demi Moore, on The Fashion Spot, and later posted nearly the entirety of GQ‘s December 2009 issue on his own blog, FashionZag. Ulrich also accessed Warner Bros. internal server, though the film company has decided not to further pursue a federal lawsuit filed last year, according to Ulrich.

Tom Ford on the Women Behind His Womenswear

Tom Ford is everywhere these days! After editing the holiday issue of French Vogue, sharing some snaps of his super-secret runway show with Harper’s Bazaar, and outfitting models in his new line in American Vogue, Ford decided to chat with W Magazine about the lovely ladies who first wore his womenswear looks last fall and who inspired his designs. This embroidered silk dress with fringe was designed for Karen Elson: “Karen is such an exotic beauty, I always love dressing her in a color that plays off her skin tone and hair color,” Ford tells W. “The cobalt blue of the dress seemed exactly right.”

image And the black jumpsuit, modeled here by beauty Lara Stone, he designed with Lou Doillon in mind. “Lou is young and has an amazing body,” says Ford. “She was the perfect person to wear a catsuit—le smoking.”

Images courtesy of W.