Men’s Style Monday: Idris Elba in Vogue

British actor, Idris Elba, dominates in January 2014’s Vogue issue in a spread about his newest movie premiere: Long Walk to Freedom. One of my favorite actors, because of his execution in any kind of role, he’s sure not to disappoint portraying the legend and hero, Nelson Mandela.02_MinkWell_Vogue_Jan2014

On meeting Mandela:

“He’s a nice guy,” he tells me. (They’ve met once before, at a state dinner where Elba was a guest of Britain’s prime minister.) “I go to shake his hand, and he’s like, ‘Come on, man! Give me a dap.’ ”

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On playing Mandela:

“I’ve been told I have presence. I’ve been told I’m charismatic. But I’m not Nelson Mandela,” he jokes. “Everybody has a sense of who Mandela is — his nobleness, his white hair, his voice. Those were big shoes to fill. I felt like that would be the challenge: to create Mr. Mandela’s presence on film for people who have never met him.”

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Excited for Idris and his many achievements!

xxJoelle

Photos & excerpts retrieved from Vogue.com

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Behind the Scenes at Lady Gaga’s Vogue Shoot

Fashion’s biggest month is near, and here come the beautiful magazine covers! During my favorite time of the year, I’ll post the best and worst of the September issue spreads and probably make a whole new mood board!

But let’s look at what we have so far. How do you feel about this sneak peek of Gaga’s shoot? The wig? The dress? Is this up to Vogue’s usual standards? Or does it look like it’ll be a disappointment? Share your thoughts below!

Just a few of the pop star’s covers. Do you have a fav?