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Reese Witherspoon Oozes Old Hollywood Glamour on Harper’s Bazaar (Forum Buzz)

Harper’s Bazaar sure has a thing for blondes lately, with Kate Hudson underwhelming greatly on the cover of the current double issue and Reese Witherspoon starring on its newest offering for February. Returning to the cover of the American fashion bible for the first time since 2007, Reese flashes an energetic smile and oozes Old Hollywood glamour with Rita Hayworth-esque waves, a red lip and a red dress from Michael Kors.

US Harper's Bazaar February 2016 : Reese Witherspoon by Alexi Lubomirski


Our forum members had pretty mixed reactions to Bazaar’s new cover. “It’s 2016, and we are STILL bombarded with Reese for over two decades now. Beyond sick of seeing her, Cate, Nicole and Charlize etc at this point, just sick of it!!! Bazaar needs a major, major change, it’s beyond a joke now, and the art direction is supremely dated!” Miss Dalloway ranted.

“Recycled actress and concept,” mocked kokobombon.

“More like 2006! I don’t mind Reese, but this ‘Old Hollywood’ look is exactly that – OLD! Very old,” chimed in an underwhelmed gazebo.

Benn98 soon replied, “So true! I think women like Reese, Gwyneth and Julia etc are always styled the same.”

But not everyone was so appalled. “I can’t really hate it. Yes, it’s exactly what Harper’s Bazaar always does, but at least it’s one of the better versions of their somewhat tired formula,” reasoned honeycombchild.

“I wanted to hate it, but I can’t, the photo is so warm and inviting. It takes you somewhere far away…” admired Srdjan.

“When you’re using a generic cover formula, there can be times when you do it well,” tigerrouge admitted.

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