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Featured Article: InStyle US 2013 Covers Recap


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.

Which one is your favourite cover from InStyle US? You can also read our 2012, and 2011 recaps by clicking the respective links.

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Featured Article: InStyle US 2012 Covers Recap


Italian photographers Michelangelo di Battista and Giampaolo Sgura shared the spot of the photographer who shot the most covers for InStyle US this year. Both snapped three slots each for the Ariel Foxman monthly edited publication.

Michelangelo di Battista shot the important March and September issue with Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez respectively. He also shot the June cover with the stunning Charlize Theron. Giampaolo Sgura photographed Mrs. Francois-Henri Pinault, Salma Hayek (how come her waist was soo tiny!?) for the July issue, Gwyneth Paltrow for October, and Halle Berry for November issue.

Swedish photographer Andreas Sjödin, and Serbian born Dusan Reljin snapped two covers each this year. Jennifer Garner and Drew Barrymore posed in front of Sjödin‘s lens for the magazine’s January and February issue, while Sofia Vergara and Jessica Biel fronting the April and August covers that was shot by Reljin. The last two slots this year was featuring Cameron Diaz who looks lovely on the May cover, by London-based Liz Collins and the elegant Catherine Zeta-Jones for December issue by German photographer Horst Diekgerdes.

Click here to read our recap from last year, and share to us you favourite InStyle US cover this year in the comment box below.

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InStyle US 2011 Covers Recap


The first cover star in 2011 for InStyle US was a Academy Award winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow lensed by Michelangelo di Battista. The issue marked the 200th editions of the magazine edited by Ariel Foxman and first published in November 1993.

Michelangelo di Battista also photographed another Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman for February issue while Julianne Moore–who’s also snapped by him–graced the March issue and also related to Oscars because she was nominated four times (in 2003 she was nominated for two different categories).

One of Hollywood’s funniest ladies, Tina Fey, graced the magazine’s annual Color issue lensed by David Slijper. Katie Holmes on the front page of August was also the work of the British born photographer.

One of my favourite covers from InStyle US is the May issue with Kate Hudson by Michelangelo di Battista who’s also snapped Beyoncé for September, Gwen Stefani for November and Eva Longoria for July issue, their very first scented issue, where you can find five rub-and-smell spots in it with the scents of watermelon, grass, suntan lotion, popcorn and ice coffee. Interesting!

Young singer Taylor Swift landed her second InStyle cover in yellow Victoria Beckham for June, photographed by Regan Cameron. Fellow singer, Katy Perry was pretty in pink for the October cover lensed by photographer duo Jenny Cage and Tom Betterton. InStyle US closed their covers line up this year with 37 year old Amy Adams for December who looked very young and flawless lensed by Vincent Peters. Photoshop much?

So, do you have any favourite covers from InStyle US this year, guys?

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