Several women in Hollywood are set to receive the Elle: Women In Hollywood covers later, as the actual awards are on October 20th. Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson, Annette Bening, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw get covers.
You can see them here.
Elizabeth Banks cover is really pretty. I love the flower covering her mouth--I like that they don't have her do some half smirk or ducked lip'd pose. She's a grown, feminine woman. She looks like a grown, feminine woman. Not a "I'm a cute girl of 40." woman/girl.
Jessica Lange's cover is awesome. Know why? Because she actually looks like a beautiful woman in her sixties. One of the things that I love about her is that she hasn't botoxed herself to hell and back.
Annette Bening's cover is the absolute worst out of all five of them. Like every other cover is beautiful and amazing, and it's like they got sloppy with Annette's. Which, I don't understand how you can actively make her look old (old) and stiff, when she just isn't. I think it's the hair. I like the suit, the pose, even the shoes with no socks--but the hair. Don't they have hair stylists? Who could come up with something better than that? God, I hope she didn't like the way she looks. She looks like Portia de Rossi's character on Scandal.
Brie Larson looks really good--I love the gold necklace and her hair. It suits her. I'm rather surprised to see she's an actress, because I was really sure (just by looking at her name and picture) that she was a model that I probably hadn't seen before, and if I had, then I couldn't tell her apart from all the rest. But I've never seen her in anything. So she's moving up.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw's cover is my favorite out of all of them. My favorite part of the whole thing is her two earrings (don't know what the second one is called). Only thing I don't like is that lipstick--I think her natural lip color would've worked better with the overall theme of her cover (she looks like she's supposed to be a dancer/ballerina to me, but the 'coat' is rather heavy), but she looks great. She is honestly one of the most beautiful women I've seen in Youngish Hollywood.
Source: US Magazine