Despite 2019 not being the best year for print publications, you have to hand it to Marie Claire. The mag has managed to stay relevant by giving us covers featuring big-name stars like Penélope Cruz, Sandra Oh, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, Missy Elliott, Cara Delevingne, Awkwafina and Regina King over the past 12 months. Now Marie Claire gives us the gift of Daisy Ridley on the cover of its annual holiday edition. (The actress’ last notable appearance down at the newsstand was for Glamour‘s January 2018 issue.) Styled in a cream crochet dress by Celine courtesy of Joseph Errico, Daisy stuns in the simply beautiful portrait cover shot captured by Nicole Nodland.
The cover proved to be a winner with our forum members. “Love the simplicity of it all. No gimmicks (other than the necklace), just a beautiful portrait of a beautiful English girl,” wrote Benn98.
“What a beautiful portrait!” admired jorgepalomo.
“A stunning portrait indeed! Very suitable and perfect for Marie Claire,” echoed aracic.
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“Such a lovely shot and cover,” applauded mikel.
In agreement over how beautiful everything looked was dfl-001: “That’s a damn beautiful portrait.”
“Stunning. Sometimes simple portraits like this work better than pretentious artsy covers…” voiced crmsnsnwflks.
Not everyone loved the cover, however. “This to me looks like a May issue, not the holidays. It’s beautiful though, but I want something festive. So far, I’ve gotten nothing. Are we ignoring the holidays this year?” asked KateTheGreatest.
“Don’t get the praise. The cover makes her look like a 45-year-old woman,” said Karl Boucher.
Check out Daisy’s cover feature and join the conversation here.