ELLE Magazine’s “Our Favorite 25-Somethings” feat. Janelle Monae, Amanda Seyfried, Gabourey Sidibe, Megan Fox & Lauren Conrad

ELLE Magazine show-off their top picks in the October issue of “Our Favorite 25-Somethings” featuring Janelle Monae, Amanda Seyfried, Gabourey Sidibe, Megan Fox & Lauren Conrad.

Check it out after the jump…

We LOVE LOVE our Janelle Monae!!!

Janelle Monáe

Singer, Diddy protégé

Credits: Co-founded record label Wondaland Arts Society; released toe-tapping album The ArchAndroid, earning critical hosannas (from mainstream and indies alike) and an opening spot on Erykah Badu’s tour.
Wisdom gained so far: “Don’t get high off praises, and don’t get too low on critiques.”
How she’ll celebrate her twenty-fifth: “On a space shuttle.”

Cotton shirt, Brooks Brothers, $90, at Brooks Brothers stores nationwide. Wool crepe and satin pants, Azzaro, $1,465. Vintage gold earrings with enamel and diamonds, $1,150, gold ring with onyx, $995, both, from Beladora, Beverly Hills. Brass bone cuff, Fawn by Jennifer Fisher Jewelry, $200. Lace-up and peep-toe leather booties, Christian Louboutin, $995.

Reality star Lauren Conrad swags it up in the October issue of ELLE Magazine!

Lauren Conrad

Ex-reality TV star, novelist

Credits: The Hills’ one relatable star; New York Times best-selling novelist whose inspired-by-real-life-events series sold more than one million copies.
Best part of being in her twenties: “It’s your time to be selfish; you still have freedom.”
Where she thought she’d be now: “I was never that girl who just wanted babies. I wanted a career before all of that.”

Wool blazer, $1,595, wool pants, $595, both, Gucci, at select Gucci stores nationwide. Claw necklace with topaz, Kara by Kara Ross, $350. Sunglasses, Ray-Ban, $140.

Gabourey Sidibe

Actress, Hollywood cliché slayer

Credits: Nominated for best actress Oscar in 2009’s Precious; plays Laura Linney’s mouthy high school student on Showtime’s cancer-ishilarious dramedy, The Big C, and bully Latonya in the upcoming Yelling to the Sky.
On celebrating her twenty-fifth birthday: “Part of me thought it would be weird if people knew I was a grown-up playing a teenager in Precious. So I had a twenty-first-birthday party. We had drinks and went to a strip club called Shotgun Willie’s.”

Jersey cocktail dress with jeweled detail, Tadashi Shoji, $308, call 877-TADASHI . Brass necklace with crystal and glass, Fenton, $540.

Megan Fox

Actress, bombshell

Credits: Teen-boy-movie staple; cast as fallen angel in the upcoming drama Passion Play opposite Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray.
On being married: “When I talk about my husband [Brian Austin Green], I feel as if people roll their eyes. It’s like when you’re 16 and order a martini, and the waiter says, ‘Do you think I’m stupid?’ They can’t grasp that I’m old enough to be married.”

Bra, $44, bikini underwear, $18, both, Emporio Armani Underwear, at select Macy’s stores nationwide. Printed poplin shirt, Armani Jeans, $235.

Amanda Seyfried

Actress, box-office sweetheart

Credits: Former child model; comic foil (Mean Girls); polygamy-TV star (HBO’s Big Love); singer (Mamma Mia! ); sucker for romance (Dear John) and fairy tales (next: Red Riding Hood).
What are the best and worst things about turning 25? “The best thing is, I’m happy. The worst is that I’m scared; the scariest thing is that I know it can’t be easy—the years to come.”

Vinyl rain jacket, Lisa Perry, $895, at Lisa Perry, NYC. Cashmere sweater, $1,980, bikini bottoms, $390, both, Chanel.

Photos by: Carter Smith; Styling by Joe Zee


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