Let's face it – Brits are just too adorable. It's as if the UK celebrities emerge into the spotlight knowing how to be sexy and subtle at the same time, and you can't deny the coolness factor - it comes with the accent, which I normally can't resist. So, I was thrilled to find two of Britain's most cupcake-like ladies, the recently un-retired Lilly Allen and the newly grown-up Emma Watson, competing for our attention this month with two new magazine covers. Who did it better (and cuter)?
Watson, whose new epic film Noah is coming to the theaters next month, is starring on the cover of Wonderland, a new British fashion magazine. Two versions of the it – jokingly named “Afro Prada Bruiser" and “Elf Alien Queen” on her Twitter account – are accompanied by a whole bunch of pages we're supposed to believe she guest-edited. Her favorite people are Pharrell, Lena Dunham, Lorde and her Perks of Being a Wallflower co-star Ezra Miller to name a few, demonstrating a very varied (albeit a tad mainstream, in a hipster sort of way) taste in popular culture.
On the other corner of the pond, the ever-so-bitter-sweet songstress Lilly Allen got herself a cover as well, with Elle Britain. The beautiful photo shoot (just how pretty are the logo letters, in tune with Allen's Miu Miu dress?) is very much in the spirit of her upcoming single "Air Balloon" and proves Lilly is back big time, and her interview is supposedly peppered with comments about feminism, media brainwashing and motherhood. Here's a teaser: "Of course I’d rather look like Kate Moss than look like myself,” she admits. “I wish I didn’t feel like that, and I think the reason we feel like that is because of the imagery we’re fed all the time. Women are still expected, in some weird way, to kind of… sit there and look pretty. And not talk.” I wouldn't guess from this video:
Emma's editorial debut hits the stands on Feb. 7, while Lilly's issue is expected in early March. So who do you prefer? The wise, tongue-in-cheek Allen or the bubbly, fun-lovin' Watson? Or should we just have a tea party with both of them? What a great idea!