Our forums are always on the ball and just before the weekend, we took an exclusive peek at ELLE‘s January issue. The publication started off the new year on a positive and healthy note by tapping Rooney Mara as its brand new cover subject, shot by Cedric Buchet. Making for a refreshing photographer of choice for ELLE, Buchet captured the actress wearing Louis Vuitton and, quite frankly, it’s the best we’ve ever seen her.
Members of our forums fell head over heels for the cover. “Really love this cover. Strong colors, Rooney looks like herself, not dolled up and Photoshopped into oblivion,” applauded KINGofVERSAILLES.
“I’m loving this cover. It looks like one of their covers from the early 00s where they would have a slightly boho but sophisticated look to them. I remember some great ones with Erin Wasson, Kidman, and Blanchett,” pointed out A.D.C. Sharing the same attitude toward the cover was Nepenthes: “Powerful cover! Rooney is such a great actress and photographs stunningly!”
MON agreed, writing, “Wow that was fast. Anyway, what a stunning cover! Now this is how you do it ELLE! I love everything about it. They even got the layout right! They should seriously stick in this direction.”
“WOWZA!! This is easily the best Rooney Mara cover I’ve seen, ever! Even better than Vogue, Dazed etc. What a way to start the year. Kudos to ELLE. I cannot fault anything. Love the styling, love the photography with that sunlight coming through, and more importantly, love the art direction – it’s so neat,” noted an amazed Benn98.
“Love this cover! Great colors!” Handbag Queen added, feeling the exact same way.
Check out Rooney’s cover story, see the rest of the content and join in the conversation here.