Vanity Fair has a very well-known habit of putting dead people on their covers, but even when their star subjects are alive and well, they can’t seem to help giving them the old-timey treatment. Emma Stone snagged the mag’s August cover, and like Katy Perry, Lindsay Lohan, and Tina Fey before her, she’s got a variation (in this instance, a decidedly tousled one) of a finger wave, red lips, and pin-up pose down pat.
Stone looks gorgeous, if a little overly made up, and we’re curious to see how this issue sells. VF is following it up with a Lindsay Lohan cover feature for September, which gives them two back-to-back blonde starlet issues in a row — though their respective career trajectories currently couldn’t be more different.
Inside, Stone talks about dieting (hers consists of heroin, sugar, and wine), working out (it makes her angry), and her least marketable skill (making dog biscuits). She comes across as charming, self-effacing, and delightfully down to earth — which gives Ms. Lohan a very tough act to follow.
What do you think of the cover?