Amber Valletta's cover is now long gone (thankfully, I got mine just before the weekend) and now Allure's latest issue is out on newsstands. For its July 2014 issue, the magazine tapped Taylor Schilling as the cover subject. The star of the hit TV show Orange Is the New Black is photographed by Carter Smith wearing an orange bathing suit from Eres. Schilling is also featured inside the magazine in a range of photos set in a prison cell created especially for the shoot.
As soon as the cover surfaced on our forums, members of theFashionSpot started to voice their opinions. "Something really wonky about the way they've messed with her eyes. When a magazine claims to be 'The Beauty Expert' and manages to de-beautify their cover star, something's wrong," wrote KINGofVERSAILLES.
"Agreed. She looks odd," replied Elfinkova, who went on to say, "Regardless, I'm happy to see Taylor nab a cover."
Blueorchid couldn't understand how the outcome was so bad: "I feel like her face doesn't look this wonky on the show. What on earth is going on with her mouth, eyes and, I guess, her entire face? How was this even published?"
"She looks better in jail than on this cover! Her skin and hair look great on the show but didn't come out here," shared Urban Stylin, who also wasn't a fan.
Neither was tigerrouge: "This is the second month in a row that Allure has put someone unexpected on the cover — which is good — but then managed to make them look bad."
Check out the thread for a preview of the issue's contents and join the discussion here.