After the unmentionable Nicole Kidman offering back in October, Marie Claire had no other option but to up the ante. Since then, the American glossy has delivered the goods: First came Kerry Washington photographing like a dream, followed by a beautiful and serene Camila Cabello cover to see us through the holiday season. Now, as Marie Claire continues to solidify its return to form, it gives us Penélope Cruz on the February 2019 issue, shot by Nico Bustos. The Spanish actress and Chanel brand ambassador sports a head full of cascading curls, a smoldering makeup look and a Chanel jacket worn around her shoulders, styled by Joseph Errico.
Of course the cover is gorgeous…should we expect anything less from Penelope? Members of our forums agree. “A very simple yet so striking cover can only be done with someone like Penelope! What a beautiful woman,” praised Srdjan.
“Love it! This is the kind of image that US Vogue should strive for. Gorgeous beauty shot that still showcases fashion in an appealing light,” applauded an equally as impressed Ken Doll Jenner.
“I love it too. It’s a perfect shot. So strong and beautiful,” Morgane07 approved.
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Benn98 liked what he saw too: “Beautiful cover! This hair color really works for her eyes. She looks like the perfect summer girl!”
“That’s a beautiful cover. I like this magazine’s simplicity when it comes to their covers lately,” appreciated crmsnsnwlfks.
“It’s an old school beauty shot, I think the industry needs more of this. I hope ‘pretty’ becomes a trend for 2019,” dfl-001 voiced.
Also in love with the outcome was forum member 333101: “Absolutely beautiful! This woman doesn’t seem to age. It reminds me of an 80s cover without being too gimmicky and literal – love the hair in particular, its a style only someone like Peneople can pull off.”
See more from Penelope’s cover shoot and join the round of applause here.