They say you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, but that’s untrue when it comes to fashion magazines. Each month we dissect covers far and wide using our patented Anna Wintour rating system.
The dog days of summer are here, so it makes sense we’ve got some naked cover stars this month. And while it’s a great month to be a battle-hardened female leader in the Seven Kingdoms, we can’t forgive all the editors out there for the gross oversight this month that is the absence of Absolutely Fabulous’s Eddie or Patsy from a single cover!
Somehow we will press on, sweetie darlings.
We can tell you’re not digging this look, either.
Still, that Leslie Jones shot is everything.
Also not a win: Her vinyl-tablecloth-formerly-known-as-an-Easter-dress look.
We’re certainly glad he did.
Indeed, no one’s interruptin’ her grinding.
Marie Claire UK
Nothing about this cover is relaxed or fresh—not that lip ring and especially not all that retouching. But Rebel is one of few leading ladies who can properly invoke the proper “Oh?” face to get you to turn to that threesome feature.
We’re despondent over the end of Penny Dreadful, but Eva looks radiant on the cover of W, where her striking features and limpid eyes are highlighted.
It makes us eager for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which, we suppose, is the point.
Everyone likes the occasional sexy ankle shot, no?
9/11 murder conspiracies, Christian sex scandals, guys in bathing suits—anything!
Harper’s Bazaar UK
Emilia Clarke continues a not-so slow burn across the newsstand after Me Before You and another season of Game of Thrones .
While we’d do without that ribbon in the back, it’s the perfect vacation look for the Mother of Dragons.
But hey, nice lighting.
Alba is chilling at the Four Seasons Lanai in as Victoria Beckham dress that doubles as a cat toy. You wanna bet that 30-day food plan includes some of her Honest Company baby products?
We wish the styling and make-up here was a little more modern—perhaps embracing her beauty without a “nudge nudge” for once.
That. Is. Tacky.
That’s fine, as long as spend some more time channelling the sailor vibe we’re getting from this top. The shirt, that is.
Cover school is in session, people, and they’ve got all the class.