No doubt, Laura Brown won the newsstands in 2018 with major names like Oprah, Serena Williams, Jennifer Aniston and Janet Jackson (to name a select few) starring on the cover of InStyle. Brown has a knack for selecting subjects that many other fashion glossies don’t feature (*cough* Vogue) and this year is already looking promising with none other than Taraji P. Henson on the January 2019 cover. Photographed by Robbie Fimmano and styled by Julia von Boehm, Taraji sadly ends up looking more like an air hostess from the 60s in a look from Valentino than she does your typical InStyle cover girl.
Safe to say our forum members weren’t fans of the styling. “Lol, 60s air hostess? First cover looks like they’ve Photoshopped her neck out. Both covers are awkward,” stated Benn98.
“A boss owns the airline, they don’t dress like the person who hands out the nuts,” echoed tigerrouge.
“Poor girl… this cover makes me uncomfortable and that’s a pity because you can tell that Taraji has a lot of, let’s call it, ‘fashion energy’. What a mess,” ghostwriter10549 said.
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Also quick to call out the styling was forum member GivenchyAddict. “She gives me some Peggy from Mad Men vibes and… I dislike it,” he said.
“It looks like an homage to Mary Tyler Moore’s TV show complete with a 1970s newsroom and hat toss. It looks so stiff though, which is exactly opposite of the spirit of MTM’s affable persona. I’ll blame Fimmano for not eliciting the right energy from Taraji,” chimed in dfl-001.
“She is beautiful, sexy and sassy… why make her wear those suffocating outfits?!” asked Lola701.