Rachel Weisz Covers Vogue U.K. in Céline, Talks Wedding Dress and Style Secrets

Rachel Weisz Vogue U.K. july 2012
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Rachel Weisz fronts Vogue U.K.'s July issue.

"Life begins at forty," the July cover of Vogue U.K. proclaims, and given that 42-year-old cover star Rachel Weisz has bagged James Bond himself in the past year, we're inclined to agree.

Looking radiant in a navy cashmere sweater from Céline paired with a simple bun and a gold wedding band, the British actress poses on a floral-print lounger for her cover shot lensed by Alasdair McLellan.

Inside, the Oscar winner and recent Bulgari campaign star keeps it soft and natural as she models wool sweaters from Paul Smith and Dior in the great outdoors, mixing it up with a python-print Maison Martin Margiela sheath, cotton taffeta Céline shirt, lace-trimmed Sacai dress, and a plunging dress and white cashmere coat, both by Jil Sander.

So what's her secret to looking this good in her 40s? Weisz swears by "slightly new-agey" cranio-sacral therapy, Pilates, and clothes by Stella McCartney, "whose trousers kind of lift one's bum."

"I loved turning 40, and the idea of turning 50 is fantastic," she adds.

And though she's mostly mum about her marriage to Daniel Craig and the wedding gown she wore to their June 2011 ceremony ("I was made a very beautiful [dress] ... but I don't have to tell anyone who by," she teases), the Rag & Bone fan is refreshingly down to earth about her style.

Of her favorite Rick Owens leather jacket, she says, "[It was] a major investment, so f***ing expensive, but you know, I've had it for years and years and if you do cost for wear ... Narciso Rodriguez, who sleeps in his, gave me some good advice. I kept saving it for best and he said, just wear it like a cardigan."

A major fashion designer for a style advisor and 007 for a husband? Girl's got it made!