Swarvoski-crystal jacket and diamond-and-sapphire necklace, by special order, Armani Privé.
PENELOPE CRUZ for BAZAAR
Photographs by Terry Richardson
Penélope puts the va-va-voom in Versace. Her red carpet dressing priority? “To be able to breathe!” Leather dress, Atelier Versace.
In a Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown and sandals. Harry Winston studs and ring
Penélope has a penchant for burgers and fries. That is actually what she eat during the shoot!
Ask Penelope how her family and friends would describe her and she replies: “Stubborn. Even my mother would say that as the first word!”
She would describe herself as “persistent. It is my best friend and my worst enemy. And I don’t just mean fighting for something related to work; it could be anything. I have a strong personality, and I say what I think. I think I’ve been better about being a little more flexible.” Tell her she’s a no-bullshit girl and she grins broadly. “That is the best compliment you can give me!”
That’s true!!!!!!!!!! I worked a few times with Penelope and I have seen her upset about work related issues. And she is as she describes above: strong and and very direct. You never hear in your back what she has to say. She gives it to you straight into your face, and that is what I like about her. And afterward she is cool…. I like that! She is real.
I hosted a very intimate diner that night, with only 6 people total, including Penelope and Monica and she was wearing no make-up and a white shirt with blue denim, she looked very fresh and classy. I like her naturally. That when she looks her best. Lucky girl! Well, not every woman can say that… but of course: she is Penelope Cruz what do you expect?!