U.S. Vogue has been extremely mysterious lately with our forums not receiving any info regarding the mag’s upcoming cover stars. Names like Bella Hadid and Blake Lively were thrown around in our Cover Rumor Thread for the May 2015 issue, but it turns out that Carey Mulligan is Anna Wintour‘s latest conquest. Mikael Jansson captured the British actress looking rather beautiful in a romantic halter dress with her brunette tresses styled into a neat chignon.
Overall, however, the cover leaves us cold. “Almost identical to Reese’s cover last October. Romantic red lace dress, demure pose and shot by Mikael Jansson in front of a window,” Melancholybaby pointed out.
“The cover is pretty forgettable, the dress nice enough. I don’t like the lack of makeup and her cautious expression,” Nymphaea added.
Forum member narcyza certainly wasn’t feeling it and shared, “I didn’t recognize her. Another very weak cover of Vogue US. I don’t buy it anymore.”
Also not showing support was GlamorousBoy: “Oh God, what a poor, sad, boring cover. She looks ill or like she didn’t sleep well.”
“I don’t like this cover at all. Carey looks lifeless, and the red looks too much like a December holiday cover. Better than April’s cover, but not by much. Please retire, Anna!!” demanded Handbag Queen.
But the mood soon began to shift. “Carey looks beautiful. I like how soft it is! Will definitely be picking this up!” expressed ThatGuyPaul in response.
TeeVanity shared the same attitude. “This is really ravishing, Carey looks beautiful. Happy to see her on the cover again,” he echoed.
Check out Vogue‘s SPECTACULAR review for May 2015 (spoiler: Steven Meisel is back!) inside our thread here.