Camila Falquez shot the cover. (source)
Camila Falquez shot the cover. (source)
The cover is shot by Yelena Yemchuk with styling by Tracy Taylor. (source)
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.
The campaign with Olivia Wilde was shot by Lachlan Bailey and styled by Ludivine Poiblanc. (source)
UPDATED AUGUST 03RD 2014: The cover was styled by Jillian Davison.
The 30 year old American actress is gracing the new cover of Glamour US photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Jennifer Aniston, here to view 2012 cover featuring Victoria Beckham, here to 2011 cover with Rihanna, here for 2010 cover with Jennifer Lopez and here for 2009 cover with Jessica Simpson.
This is such a nice cover of the 30 year old actress. (source)
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.
Marie Claire US got two Academy Award Best Actress winners as their cover stars this year. Natalie Portman who won the award for her dramatic role in Black Swan wore Dior on the magazine’s November cover, shot by Tesh. While Julia Roberts who got her Oscar from Erin Brockovich, made a notable cover appearance for Marie Claire‘s December issue photographed by Cedric Buchet.
Another Oscar-related actress on the line up is Keira Knightley, who graced their important March issue shot by Nathaniel Goldberg. She was nominated for the same category as Natalie and Julia back in 2005 for Pride and Prejudice. On the side note, May issue cover star Scarlett Johansson may haven’t received a nomination for Oscar, yet, but she was a presenter for the prestigious event back in 2011.
The majority of Marie Claire‘s cover stars this year were actresses. From Glee star Lea Michele, Tron Legacy heroine Olivia Wilde, the quirky yet lovely New Girl and (500) Days of Summer protagonist Zooey Deschanel, and Disney starlet Vanessa Hudgens. Three of them were posed in front of Tesh‘s lens (he shot the total 5 slots this year!), while the other one was photographed by Andreas Sjödin.
Former Victoria’s Secret Angel and Project Runway host Heidi Klum, American Idol winner Carrie Underwood, TV personality and author Lauren Conrad, and singer/rapper Nicki Minaj rounding up the 12 cover stars from the monthly women’s publication edited by Anne Fulenwider.