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Regina King Stuns on Marie Claire’s Refreshing November 2019 Cover

Anne Fulenwider has revitalized American Marie Claire by consistently delivering great covers. In 2019 alone we’ve fawned over covers featuring Penélope Cruz, Sandra Oh, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, Missy Elliott and Cara Delevingne — and the year’s not over yet! For November 2019, Regina King makes her debut on the magazine. Photographed by Thomas Whiteside on location in Los Angeles, the star of HBO’s upcoming Watchmen TV series looks utterly stunning in the engaging cover shot wearing a white Gabriela Hearst dress and Bulgari jewelry picked by Memsor Kamarake.

US Marie Claire November 2019 : Regina King by Thomas Whiteside


The cover impressed our forum members. “Stunning! She is such an amazing woman!” raved mikel the moment the cover dropped.

“She looks stunning and regal!” applauded FashionMuseDior.

“It’s about time she got a cover,” said a delighted violet100.

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In the same frame of mind was vogue28: “Ultra refreshing to see Regina King on the cover of a mainstream fashion glossy and it’s an added bonus that the outcome is just so fab. The cover is gorgeous, extremely engaging and well executed. I love everything from the poised cover shot to the colors and the monochromatic masthead and text.”

“It’s stunning!” declared Lola701.

But not everyone absolutely loved the cover. “What a refreshing choice! Very keen to read her feature, but the cover image isn’t the best,” wrote Benn98.

See more from Regina’s cover story and share your thoughts here.

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Olivia Colman Is Ravishing in Red on the November 2019 Cover of British Harper’s Bazaar

It’s official: Olivia Colman is the industry’s latest obsession. Following a triumphant appearance on American Vogue last month, the actress is now making her debut on the cover of British Harper’s Bazaar for November 2019. The star of The Crown looks right at home on location at the historic Burden Kahn Mansions posing before the lens of Alexi Lubomirski. In the regal newsstand cover image (below), Olivia wears a red Simone Rocha number courtesy of Miranda Almond, while the subscribers’ cover (after the jump) has her sporting a custom Alexander McQueen royal blue gown.

UK Harper’s Bazaar November 2019 : Olivia Colman by Alexi Lubomirski


Bazaar‘s latest divided our forums. “Much prefer this over the American Vogue cover, purely for how bright and regal it is! The red looks great, appreciate the minimal cover lines and quite like the choice of profile shot. It is very literal given Olivia Colman’s upcoming role in The Crown, but just perfect for British Harper’s Bazaar!” heralded vogue28.

“Gorgeous, she’s quite the stealthy dark horse! Do wish they didn’t crop the image like that because it makes what she’s wearing look really odd. And a simple pearl earring would’ve been enough really,” wrote Benn98.

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“I suppose they were going for regal/classy, but it looks like a friend took a photo while Olivia was having her passport photo taken,” disapproved Melancholybaby.

Miss Dalloway wasn’t a fan, either. “Easily the worst cover shot of hers I have ever seen!”

“They went far too literally ‘regal’ for my tastes. I love that U.S. Vogue avoided the obvious with their cover shot. This is precisely the opposite of that,” noted an underwhelmed honeycombchild.

“That tacky earring takes attention away from her. All things considered, they’ve had better days,” declared MON.

UK Harper’s Bazaar November 2019 : Olivia Colman by Alexi Lubomirski


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Gigi Hadid Deserves Better Than Vogue Germany’s ‘Uninteresting’ November 2019 Cover

Vogue Germany’s 40th anniversary celebrations are still in full swing, but the magazine’s offerings over the last 10 months simply haven’t been enough to impress. Covers with Gisele Bündchen, Victoria Beckham and Diane Kruger have been dismissed by our forums and now the publication has enlisted Gigi Hadid as its November cover star in an attempt to generate buzz. Marking her seventh Vogue cover appearance of 2019, the current face of Moschino, Prada and Burberry dons a sequin Michael Kors Collection number picked by Christiane Arp for the cover shot captured by photographer Giampaolo Sgura.

Vogue Germany November 2019 : Gigi Hadid by Giampaolo Sgura


The cover wasn’t for everyone. “Don’t like the cover. It’s not awful by any stretch, but even ELLE France would turn this down. Way too basic for Vogue,” proclaimed Benn98.

“The cover is really not bad and Gigi looks nice. But not a ‘great’ cover by any means,” dodencebt chimed in.

“What a cheap knockoff of Vogue Russia’s cover with Bella Hadid where she is also sitting. They even copied the way she sat. Next,” called out an underwhelmed MON.

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The questionable styling soon came under fire. “Wow that styling makes her head look a really strange shape. Not good at all,” disapproved SLFC.

“They made her look like she’s in her 40s,” exclaimed HeatherAnne.

Bertrando3 wasn’t a fan, either. “What the hell?”

“Well this is just deeply uninteresting,” stated lelaid.

“It’s not entirely terrible. This is how Gigi looks. Photographers really have to work hard to shoot her just right. Usually makeup artists go heavy on the contouring and bronzer. If anything, this is more natural than what we’re used to seeing from her,” defended GivenchyHomme.

“Giving me Michaela Bercu circa 1988 vibes,” shared FashionMuseDior.

Check out Gigi’s cover story and share your thoughts here.

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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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