You get a cover! You get a cover! You get a cover!

That’s how we imagine Marie Claire editors told Lupita Nyong’o, Elizabeth Olsen, Kate Mara, Emilia Clarke and Elle Fanning, that each would have their own cover for the magazine’s May issue. 

It’s hard to pick just one of these “fresh faces” as our favorite. Each look absolutely breathtaking and are styled with the finest jewels and clothes out there. Take for example the $3, 460 Christopher Kane dress on Nyong’o, or the $3,425 Margiela top on Olsen. The other girls are wearing designers like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Fendi — respectively.

What we love even more than the amazing fashion, is how mature and classy each one of these ladies are. Even though the oldest of the girls is just 31 (Mara beats out Nyong’o by just a few weeks), each of them are so profound and down-to-earth. Fanning is just 16, but she seems way ahead of the game when it comes to other girls her age. “I like to dress my age. You don’t want to look too old when you’re not, or too young when you’re not,” she told the magazine. “When it comes to what I wear, I always try to choose something no one’s seen before. I at least try to create a look that’s interesting, even if someone hates it!”

We also get to learn a little more about each of the cover stars. For instance, did you Nyong’o lives in Brooklyn? It’s true! And Olsen is a licensed real estate agent. Talk about preparing for the future.

Scroll down to see the amazing covers, and be sure to head over to Marie Claire for more information.


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May 2014 - Kate Mara

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kate mara

images via Marie Claire


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Michelle Manetti is a graduate of Pace University and has a degree in Communication Studies with a concentration of Media Studies. She met Marc Jacobs in an elevator once. She also believes that yoga, Liquiteria and a Hunter Thompson book could save the world.