EMMA STONE for Vogue July 2012
photographed by Mario Testino
I’ll give her this – she sure can draw in an audience with those incredible eyes. That soft pink blush with the nude-pink lip and the gorgeous eyeliner is mega-flattering, and the hair is pretty fierce. The Nina Ricci dress and sweater are lovely, but let’s be honest, she’s wearing a nightie and a bathrobe. That’s not quite up to par for the cover of Vogue, but it’s a good shot nonetheless.
I don’t know if it’s photoshop or a weird angle, but her left arm looks kind of terrifying. But if you can ignore that, god damn is this a fantastic picture. She looks breathtaking, the dress is stunning, and her porcelain skin is so freaking delicate-looking, she’s practically a porcelain doll.
I laughed out loud when I saw this picture. I’m sorry, but how the fuck did this make it into the final cut? Emma’s stylish, but not the kind of stylish that makes her look cool in a clown costume (that’s reserved for the Florence Welches and Tilda Swintons of the world). The clothes look horrific enough on her, but it’s that vacant, nauseous expression on her face that really makes this picture terrible. And the mental patient hair certainly isn’t helping.
And although some of the crazy hair from the previous picture remains, thankfully all the other awful styling choices are nowhere to be found. This dress is stunning, and looks tailor-made for her, and the strappy shoes are beyond delectable. I love the strap, the asymmetrical bodice, the mixed-prints – it’s all perfection.