You’ll often hear us complain about seeing the same old faces at the newsstand each month, so you can imagine how pleased we were to see an unexpected cover star on the latest issue of W Magazine. For August 2016, photographers Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott captured actress Eva Green showing off her flawless complexion, a bright red lip and an off-the-shoulder Marc Jacobs dress.
Some of our forum members were rather startled at the outcome, however. “Unexpected, and fresh cover choice, but they could have done so much MORE with her! This looks like an Allure cover under the new EIC, uninspiring and insipid!” disapproved Miss Dalloway immediately.
“I agree. Great decision to put her on the cover, but they chose such a simple image. They couldn’t have done something to make it a bit more lively?” begged KINGofVERSAILLES.
Sharing the same attitude was Wolkfolk, expressing, “I literally screamed when I saw her name. She’s so gorgeous, so freaking talented and yet so underrated. I’d put her on every cover if I could. Unfortunately what they did with her is rather underwhelming. Hate that grey background, especially for an August cover.”
Nepenthes agreed, “Eva Green is one of the most talented actresses out there and such a stunning woman. I’ve been a big fan of hers since I saw Camelot. That said, considering the recent projects she’s part of (Penny Dreadful and Miss Peregrine), I wish they would have taken it a bit further creatively by pushing the styling/art direction.”
“The cover is nice but rather nondescript. It’s lovely to see Eva, she has to have more covers!” declared Nymphaea.
“So excited seeing Eva on the cover!! Great cover and some really beautiful shots in her edit,” admired a delighted justaguy.
Are you feeling it? Check out Eva’s cover story and drop us a comment here.