David Bellemere photographed the cover. (source)
David Bellemere photographed the cover. (source)
Kai Z Feng photographed the covers. Mila is wearing Louis Vuitton and Dior ensemble.
On the hurdle of making women-centric content in Hollywood: “I do sometimes come back from work like, ‘What the f*ck?’ But anger is good. It motivates us to strive to be better.” From self-proclaimed “spiraler” to Zen master: “I overthink. I’m super-dramatic. Something not that bad, in my mind, becomes a catastrophe. I go from zero to a hundred. It’s a problem.”
On what motherhood has taught her: “What motherhood shows you is how selfless you can get. I’m ragged tired. Who cares? My kids are healthy, I’m happy.’”
On what she wants to teach her daughter: “What I want my daughter to learn from me is the value of hard work.”
On power versus success: “The real question is: Does power equal success? I mean, look at Trump. Trump is powerful. It doesn’t mean he’s successful, right?”
On today’s political landscape and her hope for the future: “I have hope for the future. None of this is permanent, this is a phase…and we will come out of it as a country.” (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Nicki Minaj, here to view 2015 cover featuring Lea Michele, here to view 2014 cover featuring Cameron Diaz, here to view 2013 cover featuring Natalie Portman, here to view 2012 cover featuring Ashley Greene, here to view 2011 cover featuring Katie Holmes, here for 2010 cover with Victoria Beckham, and here for 2009 cover with Hilary Swank.
The covers were shot by Steven Pan. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Amy Schumer, here to view 2014 cover featuring Katie Holmes, here to view 2013 covers featuring One Direction and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, here to view 2012 cover featuring Mila Kunis, here to view 2011 cover featuring Heidi Klum, here for 2010 cover with Vanessa Hudgens and here for 2009 cover with Taylor Swift.
Too bad that her new movie, Jupiter Ascending was pushed until next year. Nonetheless she’s still able to promote her engagement and first pregnancy. She’s photographed by Michael Thompson for the cover. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Jennifer Lopez, here to view 2012 cover featuring Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender, here to view 2011 cover featuring Tilda Swinton, here for 2010 cover with Rebecca Hall and Jon Hamm and here for 2009 cover with Lara Stone.
She is promoting her latest movie with Channing Tatum, Jupiter Ascending which unfortunately pushed back to next year just weeks before its initial release date. The cover is snapped by Tesh. She is currently pregnant with her first child with fiancée Ashton Kutcher. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Lauren Conrad, here to view 2012 cover featuring Blake Lively, here to view 2011 covers featuring Jennifer Aniston and her co-stars of Horrible Bosses: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Suidekis. Click here to view 2010 cover with Taylor Swift, and here for 2009 cover with Cameron Diaz.
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.
As always, Marie Claire UK mixed their covers line up with reprints and their own photoshoots. For example, they’ve got Gwen Stefani, Emma Watson, Keira Knightly, Diane Kruger, Zooey Deschanel, and Scarlett Johansson from the reprint section. They manage to pick the best images from the original publication and use it for their own advantages. Gwen Stefani and Scarlett Johansson images were our favourite from the bunch.
The rest of the covers were not bad either. From actresses Megan Fox, Mila Kunis, Gemma Arterton, and Lena Dunham (rumour has it that she will have an upcoming Vogue US cover), to singer Alicia Keys and Jessie J. Marie Claire UK used celebrities to sell the magazine and we are not complaining as long as they keep producing good covers which suits their demographic perfectly.
Of course they are promoting the highly anticipated Sam Raimi’s Oz The Great and Powerful.
Image via Hollywood Reporter.