You’ll often hear our forum members ranting about how repetitive UK Harper’s Bazaar can be, forever insisting on shooting cover stories in the English countryside. The magazine appears to have heard our cries with the unveiling of two November 2017 covers featuring a glowing Julia Roberts at the beach in Malibu, California. Photographed by Alexi Lubomirski, People‘s Most Beautiful Woman in the World looks effortless and at ease on the subscribers cover (below) and flashes her famous smile in a lush red Ralph & Russo gown on the newsstand cover (after the jump).
Members of our forums were quick to show the magazine some love this month. “Lovely! Her smile is priceless,” admired Nymphaea the moment the cover struck.
Apple expressed the same sentiments: “So lovely! That smile is worth a million!”
“She’s smiling like she finally got her long-awaited revenge. Now that all her business is taken care of she can finally relax!” GivenchyHomme chimed in.
“Wow, it’s her best cover in years! And I love this palette of colors,” voiced narcyza.
Honeycombchild was also a fan, saying, “Great image and color scheme. It’s a way we’ve seen Julia many times but it’s definitely the best way she photographs so it’s always lovely to see!”
Benn98 wrote, “Simply stylish. Their take on fashion is really very masterful. It’s always the story or woman before the fashion.”
“She’s the Christy Turlington of actresses! Flawless,” complemented A.D.C.
However, the newsstand cover (below) wasn’t to everyone’s taste. “The subscribers cover is a masterpiece, the newsstand cover is a mess,” declared tigerrouge.
“I love how the subscribers cover is so effortless. Beautiful! The newsstand cover is not doing it for me. The smile is gorgeous. But overall, it feels heavy,” noted MON.
See more from Julia’s cover story and join the conversation here.