The rumors were true! I have to say, I love this. (I’ll be interested to see if there’s a hullabaloo over the fact that it’s a face shot, rather than a body shot, but for my two cents, I think Elle would have gotten away with Mindy Kaling’s beauty shot if it hadn’t been the only waist-up cover of the four, as I said at the time; just having a great face on the cover isn’t that weird, and Vogue did it on last year’s February cover as well. [edit: since I wrote this, Jezebel has offered $10k for the unretouched pics, which...you know what? Vogue retouches everyone. If I were on Vogue, I would want the full f'ing treatment, myself. Anyway.]) It’s very whimsical, it’s very eye-catching, and it’s got a ton of personality. She also, not for nothing, looks very pretty but also very much like herself. That’s three Vogue covers in a row that I’ve really liked. Should I re-up my subscription?
Let’s look inside.