Are we about to see a whole lotta change on the November covers? InStyle certainly decided to switch things up this month, shying away from its signature white background and opting to select a shot of Drew Barrymore posing before a baby pink backdrop. Also gone is the magazine’s signature block masthead (à la Taylor Swift’s cover back in 2014 that we detested). Photographed by Jan Welters and styled by Melissa Rubini, Drew wears a Valentino dress, but lets her gorgeously styled hair do the talking in the cover image.
Our forum members weren’t a happy bunch. “Oh no,” cried jal718 the moment the cover dropped, expressing his horror with a simple comment.
“I’m definitely not liking the pink background…I liked the white background they always had,” stated a disapproving Handbag Queen soon after.
Echoing the underwhelming sentiments was Benn98, “Eek, I don’t like it. The pink backdrop doesn’t work for them and the layout looks like one of their spin-off titles. I like Drew but I don’t understand why she got this. I recall reading somewhere that she amassed the most fashion covers during the 00-10 actress craze, even more than Nicole [Kidman], Renée [Zellweger], Gwyneth [Paltrow] etc.”
“Why did they use this layout again???” asked a dumbfounded GlamorousBoy.
While InStyle‘s November cover may be a little tiresome, the content is sure to stimulate some interest, featuring the likes of Naomi Campbell, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane and Elle Fanning. Check out the content and reignite discussion here. Make InStyle your weekend read; it’s on newsstands now.