Cover Girl: Sandra Bullock for Vogue Magazine

Posted on September 18, 2013

Sandra covers the October 2013 issue of Vogue magazine in a Marc Jacobs dress photographed by Peter Lindbergh and styled by Tonne Goodman.

On her infamous divorce from Jesse James: “We’re all where we’re supposed to be. I am exactly where I want to be now. You can’t go backward. I’m not going backward. I’m grateful that I’m here, blessed to have what I have. Nobody can be prepared for anything. If you end up in a place where you can look back and go, ‘It happened, but I’m so lucky to be sitting where I am sitting.’”

On adopting her son Louis: “I wanted to get up there and say, ‘Guess what?!’ Work was my life before…Now I have no reason to leave home.”

Okay, that divorce response? That was a publicist’s symphony right there. It says so much and absolutely nothing at the same time. It couldn’t possibly offend anyone or cause any bad thoughts to surface while reading it. It’s pure. It’s perfect. We salute you, Sandy. You know good and goddamn well how to be a star.

On the other hand, you should sue Vogue for doing that to your hair.

Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Ondria Hardin


Great dress, though.


[Photo Credit: Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Magazine,]

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  • Blair Sylvester

    My first thought was Kris Jenner. and I hated typing that. Sandy should sue for brand damage

    • shirab

      I was led to a more Carol Brady/Liza Minelli combo place, but Kris Jenner seems right now that you mention it.

      • 3boysful

        It’s like a cover from 1972.

        • Elissa Malcohn

          My first impression was Suzanne Pleshette.

          • wonderdivaEtsy

            And then Clooney could have put on a fake bald head and been Bob Newhart.

        • The Gifted Collector

          1972 is too late. It looks like every 1960-66 yearbook picture.

    • AnneNotHathaway

      My first thought was one of Sam Malone’s conquests–and not any of the memorable ones.

      • formerlyAnon


    • wonderdivaEtsy

      I initially misread your comment to say “Sandy should sue for brain damage,” and in conjunction with Kris Jenner, it made perfect sense.

      • Blair Sylvester

        Haha that works too

  • Sobaika

    Oooooooofffff, that hair. Who did she piss off behind the scenes?

  • RussellH88

    It looks like they were just trying to make her look like the model.

    • leahpapa

      I had the same thought! Such a literal translation and so…wiggy.

      • mlle

        So late 80s wiggy. I get that they were trying to show off the back of the dress, but a soft chignon would have accomplished the same thing without burning any eyeballs.

        • decormaven

          Good call! The hair shown on the cover is not a good style- for anyone.

    • Katesymae

      It seems so weird to me that they would do that. It’s not like that dress couldn’t handle a different hairstyle.

    • Alloy Jane

      Yeah, uninspired and unflattering.

    • marlie

      And it didn’t work. 😛

  • fauxprah

    not exactly ‘the best of the best’…………

  • Chuck Barthelme

    They killed her hair! No!

  • leighne

    It’s almost liked they loved the model’s mullet so much, they decided to give it to Sandra.

  • Judy_J

    Sandy in a bad wig.

  • Coleen

    If I’d had that done to my hair, I wouldn’t smile either.

  • Diego!

    OMG that hair is ugly as sh*t!!! I can’t even! *pukes*

  • SewingSiren

    Mars Attacks!

  • mjude

    i am not to offended by the hair. she looks soft & pretty.

  • Jacquelyn

    Great dress.

  • Mismarker

    I love her in spite of the inexplicable hair. Can’t wait to see Gravity. It looks amazing!

  • Kiltdntiltd

    60’s Movie Star is not the right direction. That bouffant do is a mistake. Also, The dress, though lovely in the full length model shot, really isn’t all that much to talk about in close up.

    • kimmeister

      Yeah, she can’t pull off that bouffant, with or without the mullet tail.

    • MoHub

      Short hair might work on her if it weren’t so poufy. I think she could easily rock a cute classic pixie cut as long as it followed the shape of her head.

      • Sarah

        Yeah, it looks like she’s hiding a cone dome under there (which I’m sure is made up of all her real hair). It’s giving a brunette Florence Henderson vibe that is not ideal, to say the least.

        • ankali

          Connie Francis.

    • Lulu

      I agree about the dress. On the cover it looks less like a dress and more like fish-scales body paint.

  • formerlyAnon

    I’d like to know what the dress and hair really look like on her before getting excited. That photo looks quite altered, and we all know that Ms. Bullock brings her own body language/stance/movement to the table.

    I think they’re right that she could pull off a short, fluffed up, wispy, retro do – but they haven’t at ALL convinced me that this is the one, and I’m not sure she could do it in evening wear. I see her looking fantastic in the right short do and jeans, though.

    • annabelle archer

      I saw some sort of behind the scenes piece last night. The other images should be spectacular. Shot in the Mojave, wire work, more silver gowns and an astronaut model. This cover is not a good indicator of the work she put in.

      • decormaven

        Good- I hope we get to see those shots on TLo. I want her to do well on all fronts for this movie.

        • Linda LaPaz

          You can see the slideshow online. Just google “sandra bullock vogue cover shoot”.

          • decormaven

            Thank you!

  • kimmeister

    I’m impressed that the model was able to walk without the dress falling right off, considering how widely cut the open back is.

  • Latin Buddy

    It’s a mullet

  • Victoria

    Seriously, her hair is fug. How on earth did AW approve that mess?

  • MilaXX

    I don’t hate the hair, but I’m glad it’s not permanent. I have a feeling she’s gonna shut things down this awards season. I can’t wait!

  • Nancer

    Wow. Who on this photo shoot thought it was a good idea to style her hair like the runway model’s? Seriously ugly! That is true lack of imagination and talent.

  • Coolekat

    Never seen her looks so off. Her nose looks huge! Hate the hair, dress is blah but she sure knows how to talk to the media. Talk about taking the high road.

    • alyce1213

      Bu that’s her nose — it’s not a little upturned thing, it’s slightly prominent and has a little bumpiness. If anything, the photoshopping on the side of her face is the problem.

  • Tanya Wade

    Sandra herself referred to it a a Jane Kaczmerak cut. So, um, yeah.

    • Frank_821

      That was the first person that popped in my head when i saw it in the store this morning.

      • Munchkn

        This is a little OT, but I HATE seeing the latest Vogue on the newsstand a good week or more than I get mine in the mail.

  • PeggyOC

    Yeek. No with the soccer mom hair!

  • Introspective

    the fact that even with such a killer dress and face all your eye goes to is that tragic hair says something about how awful this cover is…

    someone needs to get fired for this.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I love her face here.

  • GillianHolroyd

    Suburban Sandy.

  • Leah Elzinga

    mini mullet? For real?

  • Erica_Vuitton

    But why does she look so sad all the time now!?! If you’re over making movies and you want to stay home then retire and stay home. I wish she spoke more about being a working single mother, I would think that would resonate better than “I have no reason to leave home (sic because I have millions in the bank)”.

    • MoHub

      Maybe she had an overly romantic idea about marriage—after all, her parents had a long, happy one—and is trying to convince herself that she’s happier as she is. And she knows she isn’t.

  • GorgeousThings

    Looks like 1960s era Mary Tyler Moore hair, or Agent 99, doesn’t it?

    • MoHub

      Barbara Feldon. Yes!

    • iheartbuffy

      I’d go with bad 80s mom cut

    • conniemd

      Not Mary Tyler Moore, her hair was either a page boy or a flip, mostly straight, but never fussy. Any hairdo that isn’t simple is just wrong for Sandra Bullock, she is basically the awkward girl next door who is completely down to earth. She needs simplicity in her clothes and hair.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    I’ll try to ignore the hair and focus on how beautiful her face is!

  • Terri Terri

    I agree about the hair, unfortunately. And the look on her face sort of says “what the fuck did they do to my hair?”

    • conniemd

      “You should sue Vogue for doing that to your hair.” TLo, my first thought was that her her looked horrible, too high.

  • kvlm

    I wondered when this would start popping up. That Pat Benatar hair only makes her look older than she is. It’s awful awful awful and it takes away from how awesome awesome awesome she is because you can’t help but stand aghast at it. Pat Benatar is the only person would could, or who should, ever rock that hair. Ever.

  • OrigamiRose

    I wish she’d been on the cover with Louis. Holy cow, she and he are just adorable together. Makes me almost wish I had a maternal instinct.

  • Randy Noak

    I’m pretty sure Dorothy wore that the night she had a fundraiser for the swamp lands in Florida.

  • Belvane

    Her relationship quote sounds like it’s from Bull Durham: “I’m just happy to be here and hope I can help the ballclub. I just want to give it my best shot and the good Lord willing, things’ll work out. You gotta play ’em one day at a time.”

    • decormaven

      It’s a master class in PR, for sure. I’m glad. Keep moving forward, girl- “Status quo ante bellum. Same as it ever was!”

    • annabelle archer

      AND now I have to watch Bull Durham for the zillionth time. I swear, catching any quote somewhere leads me to saying all my favorite lines in my head, and being restless until I can say to someone “The rose goes in the front, big guy.”

  • Danielle

    Killer from the hairline down.

  • marlie

    Looooove the dress on her, but the hair makes me sad.

  • valerie747

    Sounds to me like Sandra has been reading Norman Vincent Peale. “Change your thoughts and change your world”. Sandra’s beauty is more than skin deep.

  • NoveltyRocker

    And her hair is usually one of her prettiest assets :(

  • crash1212

    Now we know the answer to the question – why has she never cut her hair. It’s a crime against hair everywhere. Great dress though.

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  • steeg of their own

    My grandmother has that hair. Why would they do that to Sandy?

  • marshmallowjane

    It would seem that the Vogue cover was inspired by the runway look, and therefore, the UGLY hair. Sandra has always had beautiful coloring, and that is what makes the beautiful cover.

  • Ruth Preston

    Here’s the story…of a star named Sandy…

    Lordy, though, that dress is gorgeous.

  • CeeQ

    Ooohhh I really don’t like that hair.

  • Trickytrisha

    Was she contractually obligated to wear a more boring version of the hair on the runway model?

  • SophieCollier

    Yeah, the gown is pure Vogue, but the face and hair are “Woman’s World.” Why?

  •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    She’s looked so fantastic with her RC looks lately, this is surprisingly bad.

  • wina

    Kris Jenner!!!!!

  • Scoop

    Anyhoozle, enough about the hair, she’s so amazing that it really doesn’t matter – the dress is stunning, and I CANNOT WAIT to see Gravity.

  • Angela Langdale

    It’s called a shag people! ^o^

  • tereliz

    Ugh, I love that dress, but the wigs were the worst part of that runway show. WHY would anyone do that to sweet Sandy? I mean, she’s not exactly famous for her amazing hair or anything, but ugh, it ages her. And reminds me of my mom in the early 80s, which is always a reference celebs want to strive for, I’m sure. 😉

  • demidaemon

    That hair is horrid. No question. I’m still not completely sold on the dress or pose. the whole shot just feels awkward to me.

  • kathrineb

    Sorry but that hair is horrid!