Cover Girl: Tilda Swinton for W Korea Magazine

Posted on July 22, 2013

Closing our a particularly nerdy day here, your Pretty of the Day is Tilda, serving up sci-fi couture.

Oh, and FACE. Serving that up too. Enjoy.


Tilda Swinton covers the August 2013 issue of W Korea magazine in Chanel photographed by Sølve Sundsbø and styled by Jakob K.

Chanel Pre-Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Codie Young



[Photo Credit: Sølve Sundsbø for W Korea,]

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  • annabelle archer

    She is the best Google Images search of all time. It’s a full page of such strikingly different looks that you think there must have been a search error. Bless this fascinating woman.

    • kimmeister

      Oooh, thanks for the suggestion, that was really cool to look at!

    • Kristina Toma

      Wow. That’s the first Google image search I’ve seen that almost reads as a portfolio.

    • Coleen

      That’s so cool! Thanks for sharing. I needed that dose of Pretty.

    • Rhonda Shore

      After that, I looked up her biog and learned she can trace her lineage back to the Middle Ages!

  • Cz

    Like the Hogwarts Express, will the Tilda Express take you to a magical place where you learn how to give face and to wear couture like a master?

    • Frank_821

      We all know the Tilda Express takes you to the kingdom of Fuckinfantastica. A better place to go than the Make Believe land from Mr Rogers

      • Cz

        Ah, I thought that was the Helen Mirren Express, but perhaps both trains lead to Fuckinfantastica.

        • Kate Andrews

          Yes, two different routes to the same destination.

  • KikiAvocado

    alien realness!

  • misstressofsylar

    can America export all of these Korean editors and give their boring magazines a makeover? Tilda, I boe down to your fierceness, served with an extra dose of Korean sizzle!

  • KayEmWhy

    I’m breathless. Gorgeous and magical.

  • Little_Olive

    I can’t believe I’m gonna say this… maybe because it’s Monday, but… not loving it. They played too hard on the bird-like quality of her bone structure. Her mouth and chin seem very stiff.

    No, not the Tilda we love and admire.

    • annabelle archer

      I’ll back your play. My immediate take away was that she looked like redneck boys do when they have a dip in their front lip. Hence my google search to see if maybe they had photoshop failed her mouth.

      • zenobar

        *Gasp* CHAWLIP. You’re exactly right.

        What has been seen…

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    • MK03

      Yeah, I’m not feeling this one. Lighting, angle and makeup have all converged to make her look like an albino with a crossbite. Not fierce.

    • alyce1213

      Yeah, the set of her mouth is a bit tight here, almost bitter. It’s not usually like that.

    • Airkisses

      Mouth is weird, but DEM EYES…!

    • ankali

      Yeah, I bow down to SWINTON as much as the next puny mortal, but she’s got Sling Blade jaw in this photo. Come on.

    • julnyes

      I have to agree with you.

  • gabbilevy

    I want to live in a Korean fashion magazine. SWINTON. Gorgeous.

  • RussellH88

    I don’t have a religion. I have Tilda Swinton.

  • Pennymac


  • Shawn EH

    The reason I subscribe to W, dear BKs. And not the free scarves they keep sending.

  • Lady Orwellian

    I love that hair.

    • imspinningaround

      Her hair is just BEYOND.

  • MilaXX

    Orlando realness. Bow down you mortals!

  • Anniebet

    It’s hard to put into words the awe that this woman inspires. She’s blessed with a near supernatural beauty and radiates wisdom and calmness – at least that’s what I take away from her pictures. I was also super proud to see her in Russia holding a rainbow flag after the crackdown there on the LGBT community. Damn, I’ve turned into a fangirl?

    • demidaemon

      That last bit of your post just proves how much Tilda is made of awesome.

  • carolie_king

    She’s fascinating looking… But aren’t her eyes green? How did they turn blue here?

    • Qitkat

      It must have been the lens filter that turned her the pastiest, sickliest shade of pale white never seen on any living human being. Do. Not. Like.

  • snarkykitten

    She is not of this earth

  • decormaven

    Swoon! Just check the line of her neck, and how she’s looking into the camera. This woman can work a lens like no other.

  • saintebeuve

    Can it be Particularly Nerdy Day every day?

  • marshmallowjane

    Sometimes, just for a minute, I’d love to see Tilda dress like a regular girl or regular woman. She is so stunning. I’d love to see how she looks when the person in charge is trying to make her as beautiful as she can be.

  • Airkisses

    Tilda is a special cyborg unicorn snowflake. A fierce one.

    • Toby Wollin

      it’s the appearance of a complete lack of eyebrows that does it; it’s as if her forehead goes on for miles..

  • ScarlettHarlot

    Oh Tilda, j’adore

  • AnnaleighBelle

    Why is she visiting our planet? I’m scared…

  • Peeve

    Dang! …can’t….unsee…chaw!

  • mishka


  • bertkeeter

    Have to say every cover and editorial in Korean mags that has been on TNL….is stunning and has an impact that American mags lost a long time ago! Tilda..always a WOW!

  • DeTrop

    She looks awesome. The best she’s ever looked imnsho.

  • judybrowni

    Tilda stepped out of her UFO and voila! fierceness ensued.

    No ordinary mortal could attempt that horror of dress and survive.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    Awe inspiring! What a broad!

  • Danielle L

    Yes hi where can I purchase a ticket aboard the Tilda Express?

  • Colin

    That’s a complete manipulation of how the one from pre-fall is supposed to look, I love it

  • lalahartma

    I don’t get her mouth,

  • Kent Roby

    I’m pretty certain that this photo is a candid snapshot, that she had just rolled out of bed and was just checking on her English muffin in the toaster when a paps yelled “Over here!”. Her Lovely Otherworldliness is incapable of anything other than perfection.

  • marlie

    I LOVE her! Just about everything she does is interesting and striking.

  • Ass Kicking Adviser

    She is saying, ‘you are not me, but you wish you were.’

  • mariahwg

    “Tilda Swinton for W Korea Magazine”: the headline of my dreams.

  • Diego!

    Wow, it would be great if the ‘graphic designer’ would have left the rest of Tilda’s chin in place!

  • guest2visits

    Somehow swan-like. Dramatic and beautiful.