Reese Witherspoon for ELLE
Looks like Reese felt it was time for an image shakeup.
Reese Witherspoon featured in the February 2012 issue of ELLE magazine photographed by Carter Smith and styled by Mario Grauso.
That doesn’t even look like her. At first glance, it looks like an Olsen twin. She even sounds a little harder-edged:
On aging in Hollywood: “Nothin’s going north. It’s all going south, might as well put it on film now. But not without a lot of padding and a push-up bra.”
On earning a reported $15 to $20 million per film: “Every time they call and talk to me about money, I get embarrassed about it. A couple of women finally made me feel better: ‘To get what you’re making, do you know how much money people are making off of you?’ I’m like, ‘Oh, oh, okay.’”
On living a less-than-perfect life: “I want to not perpetuate any more of this kind of garbage that’s out there in the media about women falling in love blindly. No one’s life is perfect, and I’m sick of whatever tabloid stuff or this or that story tries to portray. My life is just as realistic as everybody else’s. Whoever thinks someone has a perfect life, I’m so eager to dispel that.”
Is it us or does she sound a smidge defensive?
Reese Witherspoon wears a white viscose jersey dress with black trim from Emporio Armani.
Witherspoon wears a silk chiffon dress from Dior, with diamond earrings, bracelets, and ring from Harry Winston.
Embroidered jersey bodysuit, Bottega Veneta, $3,800.
Yellow gold necklace with antique bronze coin, Bulgari, $4,400. Sequined satin dress, Gucci, price on request.
Embroidered canvas and cotton dress, Miu Miu, $2,350. Yellow gold bangles, some with diamonds, all, Roberto Coin, prices on request.
We’ll tell you what: these are the best pics of her we’ve seen in a while. We don’t know if the heavy eye makeup is something she should be doing more often, but something here is working for her. It’s just nice to see her break away from the Avon Lady persona.
[Photo Credit: Carter Smith for elle.com]