Actress Amanda Seyfried is reprising her role as the campaign face for Clé de Peau Beauté. The images were photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. (source)
The 28 year old American actress is wearing Roberto Cavalli Spring Summer 2014 studded jacket and Melissa Odabash bikini on the June cover of Elle UK, photographed by Kai Z Feng. Her cover appearance is just in time to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the movie that catapulted her career in Hollywood, Mean Girls. (source)
Click here to view last year covers featuring Miley Cyrus, here to view 2012 cover featuring Kristen Stewart, here for 2011 cover with Cameron Diaz, here for 2010 cover with Kylie Minogue, and here for 2009 cover with Reese Witherspoon.
Craig McDean photographed the cover. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Brit Marling and Eddie Redmayne, here to view 2012 cover featuring Jessica Biel, here for 2011 covers with Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska, and here for 2010 cover with Gerald Butler and Jennifer Aniston.
Thomas Whiteside and Carter Smith are the two most hired fashion photographers by Elle US covers this year. American born Thomas Whiteside photographed lots of well known faces in entertainment industry from Jessica Biel, Nicki Minaj, Adele, Reese Witherspoon, Melissa McCarthy, Shailene Woodley, Marion Cotillard, to Naomie Harris for the monthly publication. Fellow American Carter Smith shot six slots for Elle US cover. The covers were featuring Claire Danes, Taylor Swift, Shakira, Amanda Seyfried, Kate Upton, and Lea Michele.
Roberta Myers as Elle US editor in chief mixed it up with the unique works of Ruth Hogben who shot Lady Gaga for their October issue, and Horst Diekgerdes who shot Scandal‘s Kerry Washington for June.
Our favourite from the newsstands covers are Jessica Biel‘s January (the subs also nice!), Taylor Swift‘s March, and Kate Upton‘s September issue. And from the subsriber version, our favourite goes to Shakira‘s July, and Lady Gaga‘s October. Share to us your favourite covers in the comment box below.
Ariel Foxman as InStyle US editor in chief is still keeping the magazine’s trademarks on the cover: white background, white masthead logo with colored panel, and hot in-the-moment celebrities. We don’t mind those three, the only thing they should fix, in our opinion, is the amount of headlines. It’s to packed like the American edition of Marie Claire and Vogue. We just wish that the great images of the cover star wasn’t covered by the awkwardly placed headlines, especially on the hair.
The perfect cover example would be Zooey Deschanel‘s April issue. They put the majority of the headlines on one side, with small amount of text on the other side. But then again, text placement is always depends on the image they picked as the cover itself. They could do better, but we still appreciate what they’ve done this year.
On celebrity side, they chose actresses who got big movies/series/project coming out close to the magazine published date such as Amanda Seyfried who starred in Les Miserables, trio of Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, and Michelle Williams who were promoting Oz The Great and Powerful, Zooey Deschanel of New Girl, Julianne Moore of Carrie remake, Taylor Swift who performed on Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show two days ago, and The Hunger Games‘ leading girl, Jennifer Lawrence (the cover was shot before she cut her hair).
Michaelangelo di Battista, Giampaolo Sgura, and Dusan Reljin are the three photographers who were hired by InStyle to shot their covers in 2013. Italian born di Battista photographed the March issue with Rachel, Mila and Michelle, May issue with Emily Blunt, September issue with Drew Barrymore, and December issue with Jennifer Lawrence.
Fellow Italian Giampaolo Sgura shot the April issue with Zooey Deschanel, August with Olivia Wilde, October with Julianne Moore, and November with Taylor Swift. Last but not least, Dusan Reljin, who was born in Serbia and is a Norwegian citizen, snapped the same amount of covers for the magazine with cover stars Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Alba, Selena Gomez, and Salma Hayek.