The covers are shot by Doug Inglish. (source)
The covers are shot by Doug Inglish. (source)
The covers are photographed by Doug Inglish, styled by Andrew T Vottero. Grooming by David Cox, prop styling by Ali Gallagher. (source)
American Crime Story The Assassination of Gianni Versace stars Ricky Martin and Edgar Ramirez are fronting the February 2018 covers of OUT magazine photographed by Doug Inglish with styling by Grant Woolhead. (source)
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 15TH 2017: Added new cover with Stranger Things casts. (source)
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 08TH 2017: Added two new covers with Jared Leto by Gavin Bond and Cillian Murphy by John Balsom. (source)
The cover stars are Zayn Malik, Stormzy and Adwoa Aboah. More covers to be unveiled soon. (source)
Click here to view last year covers featuring Bella Hadid, Chris Pine, Calvin Harris, John Boyega, Mark Ronson, Ricky Gervais, Anthony Johnson and Amy Schumer, here to view 2015 covers featuring Sam Smith, David Gandy, and Emilia Clarke. Click here to view last year covers featuring Kim Kardashian, Jonah Hill, Colin Firth, Pharrell Williams and Benedict Cumberbatch, here to view 2013 covers featuring Michael Douglas, Emma Watson, Arctic Monkeys, Tom Ford and Russell Brand. Click here to view 2012 covers featuring James Corden, John Slattery, Lana Del Rey, Robbie Williams, and Tinie Tempah. Click here to view 2014 covers featuring Mario Testino, Lara Stone, Bradley Cooper, Hugh Laurie, U2, and Keith Richards. Click the links to view 2010 covers with Gemma Arterton, Jon Hamm and Gorillaz. Click here to view 2009 covers with Lily Allen, Take That and Mickey Rourke.
The 29 year old scored the May covers of Elle UK and posed in front of Doug Inglish‘ lens. (source)
Click here to view last year covers featuring Rita Ora, here to view 2013 covers featuring Kate Hudson, here to view 2012 covers featuring Emily Blunt, here for 2011 covers with Reese Witherspoon, and here for 2010 cover with Demi Moore.
Doug Inglish photographed the cover. (source)
The cover models are Marie Piovesan (by Robbie Fimmano), Anais Mali (by David Bailey), Lais Ribeiro (also by Bailey), newface Louise Parker (by Stefan Heinrichs, styling by Phoebe Arnold), Joe Dallesandro (by Doug Inglish), Haris (by Johan Sandberg, styling by Jack Borkett), and Ava Smith (by Sebastian Mader, styling by Phoebe Arnold).
Images via TFS.
It seems like Elle UK‘s cover budget is decreasing this year because almost every single cover shot was taken at studio. But who knows, even if it’s taken at studio, perhaps it was located far away from Elle UK‘s HQ. And only God knows the total amount of money they’ve paid to book those major cover stars this year. The budget probably increased instead of decreased.
This year, the Lorraine Candy-edited monthly fashion magazine (Jenny Dickinson helmed the magazine for a brief moment while Mrs.Candy had her pregnancy leave) had two cover shots outdoor, featuring Kristen Stewart and David Beckham respectively. Beckham‘s covers easily triumphed the emotionless front pages of Kristen Stewart. The colors on K-Stew‘s covers were lovely, but she failed to give sparks on the eyes. FYI, David Beckham made history because he was the first solo male cover star for the magazine.
We loved it when Elle UK used colored backdrop, because the results weren’t boring like when they used white. Just look on how boring was the May issue with Emily Blunt (the subs was way better), September with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, October with Gwen Stefani and November issue with Jessie J (her subs also better than the newsstand version). Those gorgeous dresses can’t saved the images from being dull. There’s an exception though. The January covers with Lady Gaga was interesting because of the bright outfits and minimal text.
Young, talented and bright actors Dakota Fanning (our favourite cover star!) and Mila Kunis landed their very first Elle UK cover this year. The 18 year old was photographed by David Slijper, while the 29 year old former face of Miss Dior handbags was snapped by Doug Inglish. The rest of the cover stars are having better subscriber covers than the newsstands, in our opinion. We are loving those simple, minimalist and no-fuss images of Alexa Chung, Ashley Olsen and Cameron Diaz over their newsstands version.
Overall it’s a hit-and-miss year for Elle UK. But, we are looking forward for their next year’s line up already. Especially after they released their first 2013 cover star, Kylie Minogue (her 7th covers for the magazine!), and it looks promising.
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