Laura Brown continues to overhaul InStyle and despite taking it in a more commercial direction, our forum members still find joy in its covers (well… most of them). After a rather lackluster Zendaya cover for January, the publication dials it up a notch with cover girl Drew Barrymore for February 2018. Photographed by Anthony Maule, Drew poses up a storm in the eye-catching newsstand cover (below) wearing sequined Céline while adorably recreating some of her childhood photographs throughout the accompanying editorial.
Our forum members loved seeing Drew play dress-up. “Drew looks fabulous here. I love her expression and the pose is fire. And I’m honestly always here for her, she’s a genuine movie star and a throwback. Plus, she’s not all over the place these days, so I’m looking forward to what she has to say,” wrote happycanadian upon seeing the cover.
“I’m into this! At least it’s not her with a goofy grin and ringlet hair as usual,” appreciated Lucien122.
Lola701 was also a fan. “I love it so much! I love her, I love the attitude and I love that she is wearing something from one of my favorite collections of Spring 2018. I hate to use this word but this is fierce!”
“I’m actually very fond of this cover (love the color combination, Drew’s pose, how she’s styled and the slight movement). I find the whole concept of Drew’s cover story quite charming and I thoroughly enjoyed looking through the photos. A thumbs up from me!” voiced vogue28.
Per usual, not everyone liked the art direction. “I like the image, she’s looking fierce! But the layout is horrible,” kokobombon posted.
“A gorgeous photo ruined by a horrible layout. I wonder how much they’re paying for this terrible art direction,” wondered MON.
See Drew’s cover story in full and join the conversation here.