It's a little strange isn't it, this Vogue December cover?
It certainly doesn't look very festive, despite the jewel colours. Anne Hathaway not only looks decidedly matured for someone just turned 30, she looks positively stricken. In the story, she says she was “obsessed” with losing weight for her role in the upcoming film version of Les Miserables. To shed 25 pounds from her already skinny frame, Ms Hathaway tells Vogue she started with a cleanse, and then spent two weeks eating nothing but dried oatmeal paste: “I had to be obsessive about it — the idea was to look near death.”
She does look that way on the cover. But while Ms Hathaway doesn’t plan on staying extra thin, she is set on keeping a variation of the short hairstyle she wears in the movie, even though it requires her to get haircuts every three weeks.
But let's get to the business of how awful this cover is: Ms Hathaway looks tired, in pain, unhappy. Her spaniel eyes look like they are drooping and about to slide off her cheeks. It isn't friendly or positive, just disagreeable. Also, conceptually, it's not very different from her previous Vogue cover, with the same rich strapless gown and jewel tones!