I have already gushed about Gwen Stefani for Harper’s Bazaar US, showed my delight at the models getting September covers including Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley and her incredible pins, and even know I wanted more from Victoria Beckham’s Glamour US cover I still liked the quirky vibe, well it seems as I expected everyone has pulled out the stops for September so I thought I would do a round-up of all the covers so far.
One of my favourites and most anticipated had to be Miley Cryus for Marie Claire US, I was a little worried that the cover would age her a little, as Marie Claire isn’t known for targeting the teen market, but I am pleasantly surprised with this glamorous cover. Shot by Tesh, Miley is wearing the same bejewelled Christian Dior dress that Mila Kunis wore for ELLE UK last month and I like it. The rest of the editorial looks just as good with Miley wearing Tom Ford, Versace, Roberto Cavalli and even Kanye West – I can’t wait to pick up this issue.
Next up we have the actresses, leading the pack of course is Keira Knightley for Harper’s Bazaar UK who is sporting Chanel on the cover. It has been a while since she took a cover and I like this moody look. The next standout cover has to be the gorgeous Nina Dobrev for Canada’s Fashion magazine – I love that they styled her in one of my favourite pieces from the Prada autumn/winter 2012 collection – it is definitely one of the more daring of September covers.
The rest are a little boring and each seem to be doing their signature sexy pose – we have Blake Lively for Marie Claire Australia wearing Antonio Berardi, Clare Danes for GQ UK, Sofia Vergara for Allure, and Jessica Biel for Cosmopolitan France.
ELLE US and Vogue US have gone with the battle of the popstars. ELLE has gone for a pink cover with Katy Perry wearing a gorgeous crystal-embellished Bottega Veneta gown from the autumn/winter 2012 collection, and Vogue have gone for god knows what as even with Lady Gaga tweeting that she is pressuring the mag to released the cover we all still wait!!!
Don't worry I've been txting Wintour all morning trying to get that cover queens. next im sending bagels to VOGUE (complex carbohydrate war)
— The Countess (@ladygaga) August 7, 2012
We have a teen battle brewing between Teen Vogue and Cosmopolitan US – both going for denim, revealing shirts and TV starlets. Tough to choose between them both Selena Gomez and Lucy Hale look stunning – but I do love the pop of yellow on Lucy.
Then we have some background covers and one with a huge hat!!! Glamour UK goes for Dannii Minogue, again. Company taps Whitney Port in a more summery than autumn/winter cover. InStyle UK have a lacklustre Daisy Lowe cover, I like the Prada but bored of the pose. American magazine Redbook sparkles slightly with Jordin Sparks – thank god they chose that skirt. Last in the grid is Harper’s Bazaar Australia with the divine French model Constance Jablonski wearing Louis Vuitton’s autumn/winter 2012 collection – I am not sure whether she is wearing the hat or the hat is wearing her!
Last but not least we have Vanity Fair’s style issue with Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge topping the magazines’ International Best-Dressed List: Women! Jessica’s cover which will be sent to subscribers is nice, but come on Kate’s cover is just dull – that image has been seen everywhere already. I wonder when we might get a specially commission Kate cover?? I think they should have stuck with just Jessica.
So which September cover so far is your favourite and which ones will you be picking up?