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Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, Dolly Parton and More Front ELLE’s ‘Women in Hollywood’ Issue for November 2019

Nina Garcia continues to demonstrate her pull within the industry by scoring just about every big celebrity to front ELLE. This year alone, Garcia has dropped covers featuring heavyweights Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift, Indya Moore and Angelina Jolie. Keeping up with tradition, Garcia serves up the magazine’s annual “Women in Hollywood” issue for November 2019 offering a whole series of multi-covers for us to hunt down. Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas, Jodie Turner-Smith, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Zendaya, Mindy Kaling (all shot by Zoey Grossman) and Dolly Parton (photographed by Jason Bell) all earned the coveted cover spots.

US Elle November 2019 : The 'Women in Hollywood' Issue by Zoey Grossman & Jason Bell


Forum members immediately began picking their favorite. “Nicole’s cover is one of the best ELLE covers I’ve seen in a long time. None of the others come close to it,” raved dodencebt.

“Nicole blew everyone else out of the water, love it!” agreed FashionMuseDior.

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“I actually like all of them! Some of the strongest ELLE covers in a long time. I love the starkness of Scarlett’s and Gwyneth’s,” said honeycombchild.

But not everyone was over the moon. “Beige overload! Nicole’s and maybe Gwyneth’s covers look stunning, but it’s odd to see Gwyneth on a ‘Women in Hollywood’ cover considering the only movies she appears in seem to be The Avengers franchise,” proclaimed Benn98.

“Too many covers, but with this lineup I can understand it! Nicole and Gwyneth are the winners for sure. I like all of them though!” commented apple.

US Elle November 2019 : The 'Women in Hollywood' Issue by Zoey Grossman & Jason Bell


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Elle Fanning Makes InStyle’s Best Dressed List for November 2019

Laura Brown continues to put all mainstream American fashion glossies to shame. Since taking over InStyle back in 2017, she’s become a firm favorite on our forums, delivering gorgeous covers featuring the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Julianne Moore, Janelle Monáe and the cast of Big Little Lies. Fresh from the cover of Tatler, Elle Fanning is InStyle‘s new cover star for November 2019. The American actress rocks a look from the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 collection for the newsstand cover (below) and a floral Giambattista Valli haute couture number on the special subscribers’ cover (after the jump), both photographed by Pamela Hanson and styled by Samantha McMillen.

US InStyle November 2019 : Elle Fanning by Pamela Hanson


The newsstand cover was an instant hit with our forum members. “This is one beautiful cover! Elle has photographed beautifully, love what she’s wearing in the shot, how stylized and poised it is, too. The colors work wonderfully for November…cannot fault a single element,” applauded vogue28.

“I couldn’t agree more,” replied crmsnsnwflks. “I can’t find any fault regarding this cover. It’s one of the few instances where their cover works despite how simple it is. Great job, InStyle!”

“Laura is doing a great job. All THE covers of InStyle are so good,” approved caioherrero.

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Also quick to show the cover some love was jorgepalomo: “Are we in agreement that Elle Fanning is absolutely winning this month?”

“It’s really nice and pretty,” shared FashionMuseDior.

Although not everyone was overjoyed with the outcome. “This is not bad, it’s quite good enough. Not too many things to nitpick about it,” critiqued SLFC.

“I find her so bland-looking. Not sure why people consider her such a beauty. In the eye of the beholder I guess,” commented A.D.C.

US InStyle November 2019 : Elle Fanning by Pamela Hanson


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Vogue Just Won November With a Glorious Rihanna Cover

Vogue just made our month by giving us a glorious Rihanna cover to fawn over. The Barbadian songstress, makeup mogul, fashion designer and all-around sensation enthralls us on the regular, whether she’s gracing the cover of British Vogue, Vogue Australia, Allure or W (to name a select few). Since 2011, Rihanna’s covers for American Vogue have been nothing short of spectacular so we welcome the sight of RiRi with open arms on the November 2019 cover of the fashion bible, which marks her sixth appearance on the mag’s cover. RiRi wears her eponymous label Fenty (natch) courtesy of Tonne Goodman for the Ethan James Green-lensed shot that left our forum members (almost) speechless.

US Vogue November 2019 : Rihanna by Ethan James Green


We’ll race you down to the newsstand for this one. “Love this!! And the fact that Ethan finally got a cover is even more exciting!” exclaimed jorgepalomo.

“Super excited for Ethan and this cover is absolutely stunning. I love the ethereal subtle glamour and her face is just sublime,” raved Blayne266.

“Their best cover in years! Stunning portrait,” applauded russianelf.

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Also in total awe was Marc10: “It’s so simple yet so piercing. One of the best cover images I’ve seen in a very long time.”

“This is a glorious cover! Ethan nailed this beautifully. Best American Vogue cover in years,” agreed mepps.

“Can’t imagine anyone surpassing this cover in November, amazing!” declared dontbeadrag.

“I cannot believe this is a real cover. It’s quite dark and raw — which is not a bad thing at all — but it is so out of tune with the vision that U.S. Vogue has been projecting,” confessed dodencebt.

In the same frame of mind was xandroh: “Super in love with this cover. This and last month’s Olivia Colman cover cleansed my eyes of the dirt that were the past months’ issues, especially the ones with Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift. It’s dark, simple and toned down, but it strikes me. U.S. Vogue can never go wrong with Rihanna.”

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Reese Witherspoon Is All Smiles on the November 2019 Cover of Harper’s Bazaar

Glenda Bailey can’t catch a break from our forum members who’ve been relentlessly calling out her questionable covers of Harper’s Bazaar. Not even covers of Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Vikander, Rihanna, Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys and Demi Moore have sufficed and the title’s offering for November shows zero signs of improvement. Reese Witherspoon is all smiles on the newsstand cover of Bazaar‘s annual daring issue wearing Alexander McQueen photographed by Camilla Åkrans and styled by Patrick Mackie. The actress switches things up for the subscribers’ cover (after the jump) decked out in Dolce & Gabbana.

US Harper’s Bazaar November 2019 : Reese Witherspoon by Camilla Akrans


But our forum members weren’t having it. “Given that she’s blonde, you just KNEW Bazaar would employ a red color scheme before even seeing the actual cover shot. But that’s the least flattering shot I’ve ever seen of her!” declared tigerrouge.

“They styled her like an old lady. Reese is so energetic and playful, but these clothes drag her down,” said GivenchyHomme.

“Beyond hopeless…” proclaimed KissMiss.

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In the same frame of mind was Marc10: “This is literally middle school level creativity. It seriously infuriates me that these people are paid huge money to come up with stuff like this.”

“I refuse to believe this was shot by Camilla. What the hell? The covers are awfully shot and heavily Photoshopped! Not to mention this is the same theme we get from Harper’s Bazaar every single year. It’s a constant copy and paste,” noted SLFC.

“They have really gone mad with the amount of text on their covers,” Srdjan pointed out.

Forum member amby couldn’t agree more. “They really need to change their cover layout, ASAP! It’s getting even more boring month by month.”

US Harper’s Bazaar November 2019 : Reese Witherspoon by Camilla Akrans


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Elle Fanning Goes Retro for Tatler’s November 2019 Cover

We’ve been hooked on Tatler ever since Richard Dennen took over the magazine back in early 2018. The new EIC has given us buzzworthy covers featuring the likes of Nicole Kidman, Joan Collins, Julianne Moore and Olympia Campbell. In an effort to keep the hits coming, Tatler just dropped an eye-catching cover starring Elle Fanning. The actress and firm forum favorite serves retro Hollywood glam in the November 2019 cover photo lensed by Jack Waterlot. Elle stuns in a mustard Carolina Herrera number teamed with a Julia Clancey headscarf styled by Sophie Pera.

Tatler November 2019 : Elle Fanning by Jack Waterlot


The cover immediately caught the attention of our forum members. “I don’t like the fading on the left part, but other than that it’s quite a striking cover,” confessed mikel.

“Yes, the fading and definitely that chunky text. But other than that, this cover is perfection. Love it when Tatler is so unapologetically posh and not trying to be cool or hip or topical. The colors and styling also work. Another winner for Dennen!” Benn98 championed.

“I love this,” raved jorgepalomo.

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“Very [Steven] Meisel for British Vogue, I love it. Elle looks absolutely stunning!” shared aracic.

Also sharing the same level of enthusiasm was MON: “This is stunning. British Vogue should take notes. You can have the best of both worlds (a) stick with your 60s shtick and (b) go outdoors. Way better than the Kaia Gerber cover. A play of prints and color.”

“Yeah, I love the retro feeling you get from the cover,” FashionMuseDior chimed in.

“Another solid offering from Tatler and I continue to be impressed by what Richard Dennen is doing with the magazine. Beautiful cover, love the colors, the retro styling on Elle Fanning throughout and love how the muted teal shade of the masthead complements the cover shot,” admitted vogue28.

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Jaden and Willow Smith Join Forces for Vogue Italia’s October 2019 Cover

It’s painful to witness Vogue Italia’s rapid descent into mediocrity with the title’s September issue practically going unnoticed on our forums. Emanuele Farneti is certainly not a great fit for the once-iconic publication and our forum members have called out several of his recent covers starring Gigi Hadid, Anok Yai, Amber Valletta and Freja Beha Erichsen. In an attempt to regain its popularity, Jaden and Willow Smith were picked as the Italian fashion bible’s cover stars for October 2019 with the siblings posing before the lens of Hugo Comte.

Vogue Italia October 2019 : Jaden & Willow Smith by Hugo Comte


For a few of our forum members, the cover was a step in the right direction. “Farneti actually producing a cover that’s OK?” asked MON. “I actually like it. Take out the fact that it’s the Smiths, the concept is quite cute.”

“I thought it would be trash judging by the title, but it’s OK. Still doesn’t feel right giving them a Vogue Italia cover though, even though that doesn’t mean much anymore,” wrote Scotty.

“I’m confused about this. I like it and I don’t. I love Hugo’s style and homage to good old photography, but this is weird. It may also be the only time their weird text works on a cover. The siblings are a weird cover choice, although I don’t mind it cause they both look good,” aracic chimed in.

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In the same frame of mind was Fiercification: “Hugo Comte’s photography is lovely and this cover is proof of that, however I can understand why the image rubs people the wrong way. It is pretentious and just as trite a concept as every other cover by Farneti.”

“Glad to see Hugo Comte get a cover! I wish they didn’t try so hard to be unique and had it rotated normally, then it would’ve been a great cover! Also I didn’t realize Willow and Jaden Smith were still relevant enough to get a Vogue cover,” said Mercury6181.

TheoG simply described the cover as “gorgeous.”

Check out some previews and share your thoughts on Vogue Italia’s latest here.