September issues are done with for another year and the traditionally not so extravagant October cover roll-out is here. This doesn’t stop W as they have gone big with their New Royals theme featuring six covers with rising stars and those who have long been playing a good game.
The unifying quality shared by these cover stars and those included inside is they are all ‘rule breakers’ with varying degrees of actual rule breaking. One thing that does link them is how fun and in some cases different the editorial choices are and it is one reason why W is particularly good at these kinds of spreads; they go all out.
Sticking with the 70s theme is Claire Danes, but in a far more Cali boho fashion with loose curls and off the shoulder sparkle. This is a far cry from the trench coat Vogue cover which always comes to mind when I think of recentish Danes editorials (even though that was back in 2013 and she’s had warmer features since). Just before we enter Carrie Mathison territory it is good to see her looking so relaxed.
Greta Gerwig looks just as likely to serve you a 5 o’clock cocktail, a witty put-down or an excellent piece of scandalous gossip in this shot and I love it. Floral pleats, red lip color and those super long lashes add to the drama.
This caused a double take because it really does not look like Allison Williams and while ‘rule breaker’ is not a title I would associate with the Girls star this cover is definitely breaking the mold for Allison Williams cover shoots. And it means she joins #ladywatch2015 in a look which is half Patti Smith “Horses” artwork, half Blondie New Wave.
Another Girls star and one who is more in line with the rule breakers theme; this is going to be a huge year for Adam Driver with Star Wars: The Force Awakens just a few months away and this image is incredibly striking.
For more head to W Magazine.