Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Adele Covers British Vogue's October Issue

Adele is the cover star of the October issue of Vogue. A celebration of all that has come to define the modern English woman, the magazine profiles some of the country's most successful and completely unique female names - from Adele and author Diana Athill to Amy Childs.

"Our cover girl, Adele, has won over the world with her heartbreaking voice and her ability to seem as if she very much herself," says Alexandra Shulman in her editor's letter. "One of the interesting facts of celebrity is that we, the admirers, usually find some particular aspect of our favourite stars to focus on and that generally become 'the point of them'. We like them to be a certain way, and often take a long time to accept any change. So Adele's very normality, her down-to-earth determination not to compromise herself, has become as much a part of her USP as, for example, Madonna's constant, deliberate reinvention."

Interviewed by Christa D'Souza, the award-winning singer talks about her career, style and why, if she was the face of anything "it should be full-fat Coke!". Lisa Armstrong investigates what makes our country women so unique, while Giles Coren uses Amy Childs as an example of the ultimate Essex girl.

In the mag Adele also talks about body issues, being one of very few curvy stars to grace the cover of the Vogue, and says diets are not for her. "I've seen people where it rules their lives, who want to be thinner or have bigger boobs, and how it wears them down," she said. "And I don't want that in my life. I have insecurities, of course, but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me."

In fashion, Lara Stone shows us how to work autumn/winter's big knits, as Annie Cohen-Solal meets the inimitable Azzedine Alaia. Jane Birkin explains why she won't compromise on her English style, plus find out who won this year's Vogue Talent competition.
The October issue of Vogue is available from Thursday September 8.

What are your thoughts on Adele's hot new look?