David Slijper shot the cover. (source)
David Slijper shot the cover. (source)
UPDATED AUGUST 13TH 2020: Added new subscriber cover with Mariacarla Boscono by Paolo Zerbini. (source)
UPDATED AUGUST 08TH 2020: Added subscriber cover with Kristen Wiig by Olivia Malone. (source)
The covers are shot by AB+DM, with styling by Law Roach. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Julianne Moore, here to view 2018 cover featuring Jennifer Aniston, here to view 2017 cover featuring Selena Gomez, here to view 2016 cover featuring Kerry Washington, here to view 2015 cover featuring Anne Hathaway, here to view 2014 cover featuring Julia Roberts, here to view last 2013 featuring Drew Barrymore, here to view 2012 cover featuring Jennifer Lopez, here to view 2011 cover featuring Beyoncé, here for 2010 cover with Hilary Swank, and here for 2009 cover with also with Jennifer Lopez.
Ghostbuster stars Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy are photographed by Mark Seliger for Elle US’s first ever Women in Comedy issue, styled by Samira Nasr. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Amber Heard, here to view 2014 cover featuring Anna Kendrick, here to view 2013 covers featuring Shakira, here to view 2012 covers featuring Selena Gomez, here to view 2011 cover featuring Emma Stone, here for 2010 cover with Rihanna and here for 2009 cover with Gwen Stefani.
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 18TH 2014: Added new better cover images and new cover images with Cara Delevingne, Kristen Wiig, Charlotte Casiraghi and Ellen Page.
Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin photographed the covers of W Magazine latest issue featuring Naomi Campbell, Charlotte Casiraghi and Cara Delevingne. (source)
Click here to view last year covers featuring Chloë Grace Moretz and Léa Seydoux, here to view 2012 cover featuring Jennifer Lawrence, here to view 2011 cover featuring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, here for 2010 cover with Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, and here for 2009 cover with Uma Thurman.
We love her, but absolutely uninspired by the awful styling. Anyway, the image is snapped by Carter Smith. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Amanda Seyfried, here to view 2012 cover featuring Katie Holmes, here to view 2011 cover featuring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, here for 2010 cover with Drew Barrymore and here for 2009 cover with Miley Cyrus.
The cover stars are Kristen Wiig, Sam Claffin, Alexa Chung and Nicole Kidman. (source)
Click here to view last year covers featuring Rebel Wilson, Myleene Klass, Daniel Radcliffe and Zooey Deschanel. Click here to view 2012 covers featuring Kylie Minogue, Fearne Cotton and Eva Longoria, here for 2011 cover with Adele. Click the links for 2010 covers with Lily Allen and Zoe Saldana, and here for 2009 cover with Katy Perry.
Vanity Fair started this year with one of our favourite covers from them. Some of the world’s funniest comedians and comediennes (we are talking about Jim Carrey, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Maya Rudolph amongs others!) were posed in front of Mark Seliger lens with hilariously ridiculous outfits. Not to mention that Judd Apatow guest edited the issue. So, it was a perfect Comedy Issue!
Another favourite from Vanity Fair is the August issue with first time cover star, Scandal‘s Kerry Washington who really deserves more major magazine front page slots in the future. She posed in a sexy white cut out bikini, half underwater by Norman Jean Roy. American actress Jennifer Lawrence landed the February issue before her Oscar winning moment (who can forget that historical time when she slipped on the stage!) and her cover came in perfect timing.
More Academy Award-related actors whose featured in this year’s line up were Ben Affleck–who directed this year’s Best Picture winner, Argo–and 2013 Best Actor nominee Bradley Cooper (with the lovely Emma Stone) for March, 1954 Best Actress winner Audrey Hepburn for May, 2009 Best Actor nominee Brad Pitt for June (our least fave cover of the year), and 2003 Best Actress winner Nicole Kidman for December.
The rest of the cover stars are singer Taylor Swift by Peter Lindbergh, actor Channing Tatum by Bruce Weber, the late Princess Diana by Mario Testino, model Kate Upton by Annie Leibovitz (celebrating their 100th anniversary issue), and rapper Jay Z by Mario Testino.
One thing we realized is that VF changed their bold masthead to be more vintage, classic yet slim since October issue. We are not complaining about it, as long as they keep producing good covers and attention-grabbing headlines. Sometimes the headlines were silly and too obvious (i.e The Wife Who Outfoxed Kristen Stewart in December), but it’s our guilty pleasure to see what will they write next.
Editors shake up also hit Marie Claire US! Anne Fulenwider, formerly at Brides since October 2011, named as the new Editor in Chief of the magazine earlier this September, and replacing Joanna Coles who moved to Cosmopolitan (she helmed MC for the last six years). Fulenwider is back to Marie Claire because she had served as an executive editor under Coles for two years starting in September 2009. There are not much changed on the cover ever since Fulenwider helmed it. Next year, perhaps?
Anyway, Marie Claire US tapped top celebrities as this year’s cover stars. Starting with Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie who fronted the January issue, by Alexei Hay. They also listed singer and The Voice mentor, Christina Aguilera as the magazine’s February cover star. She was photographed by Tesh, who also shot seven (!) other front pages this year. The British photographer snapped the April, May, June, August, September, November and December issue featuring Leighton Meester, Zooey Deschanel, Jessica Alba, Kristen Wiig, Miley Cyrus (our favourite), Ashley Greene, and Jessica Chastain respectively. The rest of the celebrities who graced the magazine this year are Eva Mendes (March) and Blake Lively (July), both by Txema Yeste and Gwen Stefani (October), by Peggy Sirota.
Click here to read last year’s recap of Marie Claire US, and feel free to share to us your favourite cover from the magazine.
We must appreciates Elle US editors decision to choose other color than white as the backdrop on their usually boring newsstands covers this year. The only interesting image with white backdrop was Blake Lively‘s March issue, but that’s only because of her strong pose. We are not loving Katherine Heigl‘s January, Reese Witherspoon‘s February, Rihanna‘s May, and Katie Holmes‘ August issue, at all.
Their first attempt was dark grey background, for Jessica Simpson‘s naked April cover, and we are not impressed by it. They used bold red and combined it with Kristen Stewart for June, which kinda worked and interesting. Selena Gomez posed in a black and gold Dolce & Gabbana dress in front of summer-ish ombré blue background for July issue, while shocking pink was used for their September cover to matched Katy Perry‘s pink sequined dress from Bottega Veneta. One of the worst covers of the year nominees is Britney Spears‘ October issue. Oh, how we wished they’ve used different background color other than the dull grey, and less photoshop next time, please!
The November (there are 5 different subs covers and Kristen Wiig‘s is our fave!) and December covers with Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Lawrence are the best images with colored backdrop. We love how Alexi Lubomirski snapped SJP‘s perfectly flowing hair and Carter Smith did a good job capturing Jennifer Lawrence‘s subtle sexiness. Jennifer‘s subscriber cover is also one of the best subscriber covers that Elle US has ever produced.