Jessie J stuns in Dolce and Gabbana for Elle UK November
"Is that you Jessie J?", is a question we've asked ourselves quite a lot these last few months. First the Price Tag singer wowed us all with a super sophisticated look for the GQ Awards and now she's taken it one step further with an incredibly fashion forward, grown up cover shoot for ELLE magazine.
In the November issue of ELLE UK, Jessie spills the beans on her image overhaul, revealing that she's sacked her stylist, wants to embrace her feminine side and would love to work with fashion designer Stella McCartney. The 24-year-old singer has slowly but surely toned down her look, admitting earlier in the year that she was still growing into fashion and that sometimes she looked at photographs of herself and thought it was all "too much".
Photographed by famous celebrity photographer Rankin, Jessie looks fantastic posing in a black and gold brocade body suit by Dolce & Gabbana that shows off her porcelain skin, long legs and enviable figure. Labelled "The Fashion Reinvention", this is one editorial we can't wait to get our hands on - according to ELLE, Jessie graces their pages in a number of gorgeous designer pieces from Jean Paul Gautier, Elie Saab and Giles; we're thinking lots of show stopping gowns and LOTS of brocade!
The November issue of Elle doesn't hits news stands until this Wednesday, so in the mean time, why not shop our best brocade inspired picks from the high street? It's a great way to inject a little embellishment into your outfit without looking OTT, and a sure fire trend for AW12!
Kate Middleton told her she loved her work. Stella McCartney is a friend that she met at ‘the palace’. This summer alone she sang for the Jubilee and asserted her meteoric rise by carrying the whole Olympic Closing Ceremony .
But the starry life and helter-skelter existence of Jessie J haven’t deprived the singing supernova of the capacity to be excited. Which she was, at our photo shoot with Rankin, describing it rather sweetly as her ‘best shoot ever’.
You can see why in the November issue of ELLE. Isn’t she beautiful? An alabaster vision of perfect facial symmetry and endless legs, she’s been styled up by Senior Fashion Editor Natalie Wansbrough-Jones in show-stopping evening gowns and lashings of gold brocade.
From Dolce & Gabbana to Elie Saab via Jean Paul Gaultier and a vision of a Giles gown, she elegantly exemplifies why the garish old style has been left behind and a more graceful Jessie has taken her place.
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Jessie J seems to be taking the world by storm – she’s got a glittering pop career, she’s one of the judges on The Voice and she has established herself as quite the fashionista with her very daring outfit choices and a collaboration with Stella McCartney on the cards.
It’s no surprise that ELLE wanted her as the cover star for their November issue – which those of you with an ELLE magazine subscription will be receiving any day now.
The singer talks about her decision to sack her former stylist after wanting to leave her original look behind and become a little more sophisticated. She says: “That really scary, spiky, cartoony kind of thing, that was me two or three years ago. Now, I'm definitely more embracing of myself as a woman and my sexuality and just being a bit more feminine. I've always wanted to look like this, but it didn't grab people's attention. And in the beginning you've always got to do something that's going to make people go, ‘Who's that?’“
Jessie also talks about her sexuality, which is often mentioned in the press. “It's one of those things where they labelled me. Sexuality shouldn't define anyone. It doesn't define me. Love should be at the core of what you do. I'm only interested in finding love now.”
“I definitely want to get married and have kids and it’s just about making sure that the person who I meet and that I do that with is right for me,” she added.