She’s gorgeous, of course, and I probably need that ridiculous sequined jacket, but I feel like her expression is muttering, “do you have any Emergen-C? I am exhausted, and I’m pretty sure I’m catching a head cold.”
I feel like her hand position says, “Excuse me, I just burped.”
Actually the Elle cover looks fabulous compared to this:
what is that red thing she is wearing on that cover? And why is her face like that?
Jeez and sad.
That Marie Claire shot is not good. Not good at all.
Eww, you’re right! That is horrible–she looks like a witch, and not a sexy/pretty one.
Oof, that’s a horribly unflattering photo. How was that the best shot they had?
She lost a leg somewhere along the way…….
Her face at least looks recognizable. Personally, I don’t think that’s the best hairstyle for a mag cover.
My hair looks like that when I get out of bed in the morning. They couldn’t do better? She looks exhausted.
She looks like I feel today.
Me, too. Except, you know, a lot less beautiful.
Is this the new Sparrow Face? The look that’s supposedly replacing Duck Face? Per Buzzfeed.
If their goal was to make me consider getting a flu shot so I don’t feel like she looks, mission accomplished. Otherwise, just…no.
I’d make her look like she had a cold as well if she was wearing that on my WINTERCOATS issue.
I think it’s totally fair.
It doesn’t look like her. Between the lips and the beauty marks, all I see is Julia Roberts (with a hint of Lea Michelle).
I agree; I thought of Julia Roberts too, and Knightley. It doesn’t look like Portman; her face looks way too thin and elongated, which it’s not. And what is with that hair? Yikes.
My first impression was Knightly, also.
Keira was Natalie’s double in the Phantom Menace. Keira’s mom came on set and thought Natalie was her daughter.
I was thinking her face looks a lot like Adele’s.
Is she wearing pants? I’m confused…
Definitely a “look into pants” situation–that surely is a blouse under the jacket and not a petite shirtdress.
I guess I’m in the minority, but I think she looks stunning and “high fashion”
Look, if it’s cold enough for WINTER COATS, maybe you should look into pants. I just don’t get the bare leg on this cover!!
I don’t hate it…but that doesn’t mean I love it. I think it’s a sign of how badly magazines photoshop celebrities when a cover (no matter how bad it looks) is redeemed by “well, at least I could tell it was Natalie Portman”.
Is she wearing one of those winter coats this issue is supposed to discuss? What’s wrong with this pic: too much photoshop.
ugh what a waste. vegan in paris.
she looks bored and in love with herself – as usual.
For the briefest flash, when I first saw this I thought it was Kiera Knightly, who does do that sickly yet stunning look.
How To Make A Beautiful Woman Look Ugly, by Elle UK.
This is SO bad, I’m amazed it was possible to take such a bad picture of Portman. I mean, with that bone structure! Yet, here it is. She looks consumptive, at least moderately deranged, and that hair – what was the hairstylist thinking?
Also seconding remarks above about the weird finger-thing, the need for pants (or a skirt, whatever), and, while this jacket is beautiful and I want it, it’s a little strange to put such a lightweight, indoor/outdoor piece next to a hugely excited banner about WINTER COATS!
And pants…Where did I put my pants?
That ring in combination with her hand position made me think that she was holding a perfume bottle at first glance. And I started to wonder if somebody had actually put an ad on the front of a magazine. (No doubt they will finally do just that. It’s just a matter of time and money…)
And yes, I agree with all the posts above. Both pictures could have been SO much better!
she looks like a fetish object/ caricature of herself. was it the Photoshop or the plastic surgery?
The look on the model of the Levis ad next to this post says it all.
I scrolled back up, and Yes!
I ceased to care about the cover at all as soon as I saw that Tom Hiddleston is apparently part of the article inside. Surely there is a Well Played to be found in the pages within, if I know Hiddles.
Channeling Julia Roberts…not the best Julia. But she’s pretty in anything, really.