These are kind of disappointing. With a lineup like this, you’d think these covers would all be knockouts, but it didn’t really shake out that way. Walk with us.
Jennifer Lawrence, Oprah Winfrey, Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Amy Adams for W magazine, styled by Edward Enningful, photographed by Juergen Teller.
First off, we’re going to be the ones to get out ahead of this one. It’s time to make a strong declaration, darlings, and here it is: The flat Polaroid effect is now officially over. Please stop using it, magazines. We don’t want to pay a subscription to a magazine that looks like a million Pinterest accounts. Harrumph.
Also: Amy Adams probably burst into tears when she saw her cover. We’re assuming. That’s some pretty un-Cate styling on Cate Blanchett. Lupita looks gorgeous, proving that it’s difficult to take a bad picture of her. Oprah will probably have several people destroyed for this, although truth be told, lighting aside, she looks pretty great here. And you have to admit, they nailed McConaughey’s style. J Law looks really annoyed with us right now.
[Photo Credit: Juergen Teller for W Magazine]