If we gave out an award for Editor of the Yr, InStyle‘s Laura Brown would undoubtedly be a contender thanks to her impeccable cover choices. In 2019 alone, Brown has dropped covers featuring Melissa McCarthy, Ciara, the cast of Big Little Lies, Priyanka Chopra, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Aniston and Elle Fanning. Now the mag closes out the year with Renée Zellweger. Shot by Sebastian Faena and styled by Julia von Boehm, the actress poses barefoot wearing an embellished Miu Miu number for the newsstand cover (below) and dons a black Dolce & Gabbana bodysuit on the subscribers’ cowl (after the leap).
However the covers divided our boards. “I actually really like the cover and once again Laura has her finger on the pulse. I hope Renée has a great awards run; seeing her on the red carpet is always wonderful!” raved dodencebt.
“I think Laura did a great job again,” admired caioherrero.
“Must admit that I did expect InStyle to go all out with the festive glamour this month, but I cannot deny that’s a beautiful cover (and still kinda festive with the embellishments on the Miu Miu dress). Renée has photographed beautifully here, the team has done her justice!” praised vogue28.
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MON was additionally a fan: “I like the second cover. It has this sultry vibe to it.”
Though not everybody fell head over heels. “I know the lemon juice squint will, as usual, rub a lot of people wrong, but honestly, she looks great other than that. I don’t like her hair and I don’t think the dress she’s wearing is suitable for the mood on the first cover,” famous Benn98.
“The way they’ve Photoshopped her head on her neck on the first cover is disturbing. It’s obvious the head came from a different shot,” an eagle-eyed mikel identified.
“Too artificial. She actually looks like she’s made of plastic on that second cover!” proclaimed dfl-001.
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