Coming off of last month’s extraordinary Tilda Swinton cover, W has revealed its Kristen Stewart-covered September issue. Usually when an image is overly Photoshopped it’s a bad thing, but in this case it actually works in W’s favor. For me, Kristen Stewart couldn’t be more boring and I find her eye-rolling, arm-crossing, sullen-teen attitude (I don’t care if she’s 21, she still acts like a teen) to be extremely irritating. So, the fact that Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot (as well as the hair and makeup team) have made her nearly unrecognizable in W’s cover shot is a big plus for me. Based on forum member comments, it seems I’m not the only one who feels that way.
MyNameIs wrote, “Wow, I actually don't hate a Kirsten Stewart-related-something. She looks great (whether it be makeup, Photoshop or photography). I like the retro thing going on and she pulls it off.”
“All the shots look EXTREMELY airbrushed, but I must say she looks stunning on the cover,” thiago:) posted.
“I don't really care if it's Photoshop or what, I've never seen her look better,” wrote clocked. TianSoFine agreed, saying: “This is probably the best over-done Photoshop job ever.”
“Great airbrushing,” Ives927 commended before adding, “She still doesn't interest me enough for me to pick up a magazine with her face on it.” I couldn’t agree more. Well done editing aside, if I wasn’t already a subscriber of W I know I wouldn’t be picking this issue up at the newsstand.
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