Thursday, August 12, 2010

Count the headlights on the highway

You may remember a previous post I did about September Issues. They are my favourite, cover wise. And well, yeah, content wise too!
The majority of them have been released now and although many impress I must say overall I'm kind of disappointed with what the big players of the fashion magazine world have to offer.
One thing I take issue with is the fact that, as the September issue is about current season trends more than most others, it is ridiculous how many covers are simply head shots. Little styling is on display and I find that disappointing. I wanna see some threads!

Many of you were a little sceptical about Halle Berry for Vogue. I shared a lot of these doubts but, I thought she's beautiful and if they pair her with Patrick Demarchelier it could work. Well they didn't Mario Testino was the man for the job and I have to say I love it. Her eyes look amazing and she is working that fro.
Halle Berry Vogue Magazine September 2010 Cover Photo - United States
This is why I love W. It's pure fashion devoid of the commercialism that magazines like Vogue and Elle are subjected to. Only a true fashion follower will pick up a copy of W whereas you can flick through a copy of Vogue in a dentists waiting room! The red hair is striking and the minimalism of the black leather is unusual for a cover. It's intense and eye catching and will definitely be purchasing this issue of the strength of it!
Kat Dennings W Magazine September 2010 Cover Photo - United States
Disappointed with this. I wanted to see a different Jennifer Anniston. They didn't even put her hair up. They should have chosen one of the Barbara Streisand esque editorial shots. Now that would have been a cover. The subscribers have it all. Don't get me wrong she looks gorgeous but what's new. Boring.
Jennifer Aniston Harper`s Bazaar Magazine September 2010 Cover Photo - United States
Her hair is nice. That's it. Disgraceful styling. She looks disproportionate and badly airbrushed. I was looking forward to this cover purely because I haven't seen a Julia cover in a long time. This is bad, really bad. (On closer inspection, I also like the jewellery)
Julia Roberts Elle Magazine September 2010 Cover Photo - United States
Didn't mention Marie Claire in the last post. I never buy it so it slipped my mind. Two good covers. Drew is almost unrecognisable but, perhaps that's down to the fact that she has been airbrushed to a ridiculous extent. This is the kind of thing I wanted from Harpers Bazaar and Jen. Gorgeous dress. As is Mary Kates. I want. Will definitely buy that one. Especially since I've just seen 'Tim Gunn's outrageous diaries' written on the right. I <3>
Drew Barrymore Marie Claire Magazine September 2010 Cover Photo - United KingdomMary-Kate Olsen Marie Claire Magazine September 2010 Cover Photo - United States
Oh it's gorgeous. I knew it would be amazing. Because it's Gaga, and it's Vanity Fair. Never expected this. Love.
Lady Gaga Vanity Fair Magazine September 2010 Cover Photo - United States

Other covers I like..quite a bit.

January Jones Tatler Magazine September 2010 Cover Photo - United KingdomKate Moss Vogue Magazine September 2010 Cover Photo - United KingdomGisele B√ľndchen Harper`s Bazaar Magazine September 2010 Cover Photo - United KingdomElle Macpherson Harpers Bazaar Magazine September 2010 Cover Photo - Australia
So as it turns out US Harpers Bazaar was the only disappointment. That Prada was made for January Jones.
Let me know what you think!

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