Elle Unveils Their Annual Women in TV Issue

6 Jan

The February issue of Elle magazine is their annual Women in TV special and the 2014 cover stars are all faces from comedy. TV and magazines are both things that I hold in high regard so when the two are combined it’s time to celebrate and the four women on the covers are all TV Ate My Wardrobe favorites. So who are they and what do their individual shots looks like?

Amy Poehler ElleFirst up Amy Poehler and she looks like an extra Angel or ’70s rock star (I’m thinking of either Heart or The Pretenders). Despite my reservations caused by a hairstyle that is reminiscent of the half perm Leslie Knope got last season, it helps that Poehler always looks like she’s having a good time on cover shoots even if some of the styling is questionable. There’s definitely something mischievous about her smile. Less than a week until Amy Poehler co-hosts The Golden Globes and I couldn’t be more excited.

Zooey Deschanel ElleIf Amy Poehler gets to rock a ’70s vibe, then Zooey Deschanel is going for full late ’60s and this dress perfectly suits her She & Him musical persona. This is the TV issue and while this twee getup is in her wheelhouse I would have liked to see something that challenges the perception of who Deschanel is (like this Marie Claire cover). It’s also a tad heavy on the bangs (a statement that sounds ridiculous I know), this I blame on how they’ve cropped the top of her head.

Allison Williams ElleWe’ve got the ’60s and ’70s covered and Girls’ Allison Williams gets the ’80s off the shoulder/long sleeve dress look. For some reason the bottom of this dress resembles a crotch napkin which is not so appealing, however the messy hair/dark eyes works with this outfit choice. Williams tends to wear classic, preppy styles and unlike the Deschanel cover they’ve tried out something different. I could totally see Donna LaDonna from The Carrie Diaries wearing this.

Mindy Kaling ElleMindy Kaling looks stunning in this shot and yet once again I have composition complaints; why is this the only black and white cover? And why is Kaling the only one who doesn’t get a full body shot? I’ve already mentioned how excited I am about this issue; particularly with the women who are covering it and this might be why I’m finding fault with each image choice. These criticisms have nothing to do with the actresses in question and Elle is one of the best fashion magazines when it comes to cover images and content (I am also a subscriber); I’m just disappointed on the whole with these photographs. The inside editorials will hopefully be more inspiring. It hits newsstands January 14.

What do you think of these shots? Am I being too harsh?

Images courtesy of Elle

7 Responses to “Elle Unveils Their Annual Women in TV Issue”


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