Ali Larter is on NBC hit show Heroes. She's also on the cover of the May 2008 issue of Lucky magazine. And look! She was also on the cover of the March 2007 issue. The magazine that loves to repeat words is also repeating cover models! (They used the word "sophisticated" twelve times in the January issue.) Why does Ms. Larter deserve to be on the cover twice in a little over a year? That's a tough one. But if you're curious whether her shopping habits have changed since last spring, you're in luck (ha)! We compare and contrast her covers and stories from the interior of the magazine — then and now — after the jump.

Left, March 2007 cover line: "Heroes Star Ali Larter: Low-Key, So Glamorous" Right, May 2008 cover line: "Ali Larter: Secrets To Her Gorgeous California-Girl Look"


March cover clothing (left): Zac Posen dress, Bebe cardigan. May cover clothing (right): Banana republic silk shell and belt; Stella McCartney vest; Mason by Michelle Mason pants. March cover makeup: All by Chanel. May cover makeup: All by Revlon.

Her Way, March 2007 (left): "My easiest, never-fail outfit is a plain white tank, old Levi's, and a pair of chic thing sandals." Plus: "Ali MacGraw is inspiring because she consistently manages to look elegant, without being overdone." Her Way, May 2008 (right): "I literally go through at least two pairs of thong sandals a season, so I look for affordable ones that I don't have to worry about tearing up." Store shout-out: "I always have the best luck at Decades vintage in L.A. It's so much fun to wear clothes that have a story behind them."


Her Way, continued, March 2007 (left): "Sometimes I'm just craving a sweet floral print — and Dolce & Gabbana has such gorgeous ones." Store shout-out: "Malgosia is one of my favorite stores in L.A. It sells intricately detailed pieces that don't seem mass-produced." Her Way, continued, May 2008: "I've been channeling Ali MacGraw's fresh, all-American look from the '70s, with pink nails against bronzed skin." Plus: "To me, Jerry Hall's look in the '80s is the pure definition of sexy, with her long, wavy hair and really bold lips." (Hmm, like the March cover!)

Summary: Ali Larter likes thong sandals, floral dresses and Ali MacGraw. And she told us so, last March.


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