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Cover Loving: Katy Perry Graces ELLE UK’s September Issue

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I am a big fan of Katy Perry, more so now that I know that she counts Minnie Mouse as one of her style icons, and I was excited that she was to grace the September issue of ELLE UK – but then I saw the newsstand cover and I was a little underwhelmed, mainly because of the flamingo pose.

Don’t get me wrong, Katy looks amazing in a checked Dolce & Gabbana peplum top with matching shorts, and I understand that those Christian Louboutin boots are hot – but come on that pose really is more of an editorial shot than a cover pose for me.

I prefer the simplicity of the subscriber cover, which really shows off Katy’s beauty and her incredible eyes. Granted this cover does remind me a little of Emma Stone’s Vogue UK cover from last year – but I think Katy’s makes more of an impact as it is all about her face.

Shot by Mariano Vivanco, the accompanying editorial is just as strong with Katy wearing looks from Prada, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton and Alexander Wang’s autumn/winter 2013 collections.

The issue hits newsstands on Wednesday, July 31 and I can’t wait for my subscriber copy to drop through the letterbox.

Which cover do you prefer – the subscribers or the newsstand?

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Cover Loving: Victoria Beckham For ELLE UK

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I love, love, love the March issue of ELLE UK starring Victoria Beckham and so it seems does everyone who follows me on Twitter. This morning I tweeted a picture of the subscriber issue that dropped through my door and everyone went a little crazy for it and with good reason it is the best ELLE cover for a while.

When I saw the newsstand cover last week, see below, with VB wearing a Burberry leather jacket with a lace body I was blown away by how incredible she looked, but I was completely floored with the subscriber cover – wow, wow, wow – that Hussein Chalayan neon peplum top looks insane on her.

We’ve seen Victoria Beckham look amazing before on magazine covers, I have to be honest I do have a girl crush on her, but there is something special about this shoot snapped by Carter Smith that I love. The styling is cool, VB wears not only her own designs but also spring/summer 2013 looks from Lanvin and Miu Miu, I love her hair long, and I think I need to try out Burberry Beauty as they did all her make-up.

I haven’t checked out the whole magazine yet, I haven’t even finished my first flick through as I wanted to share the cover, but the mag has had a little re-vamp I have noticed it in the fonts and layout and it is looking good, and this March issue is huge with more than 400 pages. Now all I need to do is find a quiet spot to take it all in!!!

So what do you think of the Victoria Beckham covers and will you be buying the March issue of ELLE?

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Cover Loving: February Magazines Are All About Actresses

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You can tell that it is award season as all the major magazines have gorgeous actresses gracing their covers. Vanity Fair has gone for Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, Harper’s Bazaar have an elegant looking Anne Hathaway, Glamour UK goes girlie with Emma Stone, and Victoria Beckham’s designs score two covers with both Scarlett Johansson and Kristen Stewart wearing white on the covers of ELLE UK and V Magazine.

My favourite has to be the gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence sporting her natural blonde locks in a fun cover for Vanity Fair. Shot by Ellen von Unwerth there is a softness in Jennifer’s face on the cover that is transformed into a complete vixen for the accompanying editorial and I love it. Sometimes Jennifer can be a little too serious – this cover is fun and relaxed and definitely brightened up my day.

Vanity-Fair-jennifer-lawrenemma-stone-glamour-magazineIt was close but my girl crush Emma Stone is my second favourite with her girlie cover for Glamour UK shot by Matthias Vriens-McGarth. Wearing a D&G botanical floral print, Emma is perfect for Glamour’s audience, I just wish they had gone for a different colour for the font – the orange is working for me. Anyone else was thinking this cover looks a little familiar? Well you would be right as a very similar shot from the same shoot was used for Glamour US back in May 2011.

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Next up has to be Scarlett Johansson’s subscriber cover for ELLE UK’s February issue wearing a Burberry coat shot by Rankin. I like the newsstand version with her working a Victoria Beckham microbrush and lace dress but only from the ankles up, I am not loving those runway Manolo Blahnik for Victoria Beckham shoes. The subscriber cover is intriguing – I love the messy hair and seeing only one eye – Scarlett looks beautiful.

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It was hard to decide who came next between Anne and Kristen, I am not blown away by either cover to be honest, but I think Harper’s Bazaar just takes it because of that gorgeous crystal-embellished Giorgio Armani strapless gown – all I can say about the rest is does Anne have a lazy eye?

Kristen doesn’t fair much better for me on V Magazine’s Spring 2013 issue. It isn’t that I don’t like the styling, the white Victoria Beckham vest with a black bra peeking out is fine, the make-up is grundy as you would expect from the Twilight actress – the problem I have is that I feel I have seen it all before – the wet hair, the moody look, the dark make-up around the eyes. Anyone else a little bored?

Kristen-Stewart-V-Magazine-So which actresses gets your vote? Jennifer, Emma, Scarlett, Anne or Kristen?

[Pics: Vanity Fair/Glamour UK/ELLE UK/Harper’s Bazaar/V Magazine]

Cover Loving: Kylie Goes Bleach Blonde For ELLE

I am a huge fan of Kylie Minogue but I nearly didn’t recognise her on the cover of the January 2013 issue of ELLE UK. Sporting bleach blonde hair, which for some reason makes me think of Gwen Stefani, the pint-sized popstar is looking hot in a lilac dress from Christopher Kane’s spring/summer 2013 collection.

Captured by photographer Cuneyt Akeroglu, this is Kylie’s seventh ELLE cover and I really love it, even with the flamingo pose. I am really looking forward to seeing the subscriber cover and the accompanying editorial, especially as it says on the cover that she is wearing British fashion, which is nice as mostly we see Kylie in Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli or Pucci.

The January issue of ELLE hits newsstands on Wednesday – will you be picking it up?

UPDATE: I have just received the subscribers cover and it is a beauty – Kyie looks incredible.

So which is your favourite – the newsstand or subscriber cover?

[Pic: ELLE UK]