UPDATED JANUARY 13TH 2016: Added better quality covers exclusively from Hearst Media to us. Golden Globe winner, Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson is shot by Dan Martensen with styling by Samira Nasr wearing Marc Jacobs, Virgil Abloh and Bulgari; Viola Davis of How To Get Away With Murder in Loewe and David Webb is photographed by David Bellemere with styling direction by Simon Robins; Quantico‘s Priyanka Chopra is photographed by Cedric Buchet wearing Valentino, with styling direction by Barbara Baumel; Olivia Wilde of Vinyl is wearing Burberry coat and skirt, and Eres bra, photographed by David Bellemere with styling direction by Samira Nasr; last but not least, Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Stella McCartney dress is photographed by David Bellemere with styling direction by Simon Robins.
Dan Martensen photographed TV’s most in demand women for the February covers of Elle. They are Priyanka Chopra, Olivia Wilde, Viola Davis, Taraji P Henson, and Julia Louis Dreyfus. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Lena Dunham, here to view 2014 cover featuring Zooey Deschanel, here to view 2012 cover featuring Claire Danes, here to view last year covers featuring Reese Witherspoon, here for 2011 cover with Katie Holmes, and here for 2010 cover with Jennifer Lopez.
Daria Werbowy is wearing Dior and Eres on the June/July 2015 cover of Vogue Paris shot by David Sims and styled by Emmanuelle Alt. Hair and make up by Wendy Rowe and James Pecis. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Natasha Poly, here to view 2013 cover featuring Andreea Diaconu, here to view 2012 cover with Gisele Bundchen, here for 2011 cover with Isabeli Fontana, here for 2010 cover with Kate Moss, and here for 2009 cover with Anja Rubik.
This 2011 recap marks W magazine’s first full covers line up with new logo since they changed it September 2010 and their covers did not disappoints.
Stefano Tonchi‘s edited monthly publication chose actors Garrett Hedlund and Emma Stone to graced the January covers photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and then the magazine gave an exclusive first look of February cover girl, Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander (remember the tension between Vanity Fair and W about the cover star?) from the upcoming David Fincher‘s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The cover was photographed by Jean Baptiste-Mondino who also shot the April covers featuring Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska.
Academy Award nominated actress, Mila Kunis heated up the March cover as she was photographed by Craig McDean in Eres silk bra and Chanel silk tulle organza coat. The British born New York based fashion photographer also lensed Mad Men‘s January Jones for the two covers of May issue. Academy Award winning actors, Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks was photographed together by Mario Sorrenti for the June issue promoting Larry Crowne. The Naples born New York City based photographer also shot one of my favourite magazine covers ever, the December issue featuring the divine Dakota and Elle Fanning. Another Academy Award winning actress, Tilda Swinton, also one of the cover stars for W magazine this year. The 2008 winner of Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role from Michael Clayton was lensed by Tim Walker for August issue.
Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott (the first was born in Turkey while the latter in Wales) photographed Kristen Stewart like we’ve never seen her before, winged tip eyeliner and boufant hair, for the important September cover while the October cover featuring In Time lead casts, Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, marked the returns of Michael Thompson for magazine cover in a long time.
W gave another slot of two different covers for July (Music & Style) and November (Art & Fashion) issues featuring one nude Christina Aguilera by Daniele & Iango, glammed up Beyoncé by Patrick Demarchelier, the rising model Sui He by Max Vadukul and the quirky Nicki Minaj by Francesco Vezzoli respectively.
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Sara von Schrenk sun bathing in a beautiful South Beach Miami for Elle Mexico July 2011 photographed by Markus Zeigler and styled Shanna Nicole and Elissa Aimee. Sara wears beach outfit from Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, Peter Som, Eres, Reem Acra and Dior. Hair and Make up by Steven Hoeppner.
UPDATED FEBRUARY 12th, 2011 : Added a better cover image where Mila Kunis was lensed by Craig McDean and styled by Alex White wearing Eres silk bra and Chanel silk tulle organza coat with feather collar and sleeves.
Another cover by Mila Kunis! She’s really having her moment lately because of the highly praised Black Swan!!
Nylon, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Angeleno, LA Times and now the jackpot : W all in 3 months. But she keep giving the same expression don’t you think?
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