The rumors are true. Rooney Mara is on the cover of the November issue of Vogue US. Considering her current (fabulous) look, she’s a very un-Vogue’ish choice for a cover but Anna Wintour is too smart of a businesswoman to pass up the chance to feature the face of a new multi million dollar franchise. As for Rooney, I love this transformation she’s undergone from the plain pretty-face in pastels she once was and I cannot wait for the The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It’s gonna kick ass so hard, like everything David Fincher and Trent Reznor do. Ok, fangirl moment over now. I also definitely recommend reading the article that goes with this beautiful editorial!
* The original title of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” in Sweden.
To me, Vogue Germany is the indisputable winner in the battle of September covers. It has class and looks festive enough to mark the beginning of the new year in fashion. Can’t say I’m blown away but it is clearly the best of the bunch. Vogue UK? Don’t fancy what Freja is wearing and the coloring of the cover is way off. Vogue US? Ok, the McQueen dress is gorgeous and I like that it’s taken outside. But Kate Moss, again? Seriously? I’m way too tired of her. Vogue Paris? They could’ve done so much better than to put ONLY the face of a model having a “Gone with the Wind” moment on the cover. Vogue Spain? Not into the Dolce & Gabbana star-print thing. At all. And there’s something wrong with Helena’s face there. Vogue Nippon? Actually a pretty decent cover with Florence Welch.
The winner is also accompanied by a beautiful editorial featuring Iris Strubegger.
(The reason there’s no pictures of the other covers is that I refuse to put anything that’s not visually stimulating on my blog)
It’s by no means a new cover and you’ve all probably already worked your way through the issue but I just have to tell you much I love Emma Stones July Elle cover. It couldn’t be more perfect. The yellow Versace dress, the Lanvin neckpiece, the red lips. F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!
Emma Watson on the July cover of Vogue US. Shot by Mario Testino. She looks beautiful. But honestly, high-end fashion photography is the only thing that can make this Prada lucid polka-dot nightmare somewhat appealing. It looks like something that belongs to the deepest parts of the ocean and has never seen daylight. And the dark lips are definitely a thumps up!
Gisele Bündchen/Vogue Turkey/March 2011
Here you are ladies and gentlemen! This cover is the essence of spring! Minimalistic and colorblocking. Orange, grey, red and bold jewelry. Well done!
First of all, I must say that I prefer UK magazines to American ones. That’s largely because the layout of American magazines is often so tacky that it’s hard to tell the difference between the actual articles and adverts at first glance. And also, English magazines usually are a little bit more adventurous when it comes to choosing covergirls, whereas US magazines tend only to sport the all-american sweethearts (Booooooring). As the march covers have been leaking in the last few days, it is evident that the British have done quite well again.
Here we have the Elle UK cover with Keira Knightly. Ok, maybe she’s not all that exciting but she’s in Tom Ford, styled and shot by Tom Ford. She looks more interesting that usual and her flat chest works well with the plunging neckline.
I definitely did a little happydance internally when I laid my eyes on this – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on Vogue UK. Man, she’s the one woman who could chance my orientation. Beautiful cover, Alexandra! And an actual MODEL for once! Good job!
Erin Wasson rocking some serious Louis Vuitton for the January issue of Elle Spain. I LOVE the cover. So lush with black and red.
This is another Tom Ford related January cover. The new year is getting more and more promising. Emily Blunt is featured on the cover of UK’s Harper’s Bazaar wearing Tom Ford’s stunning cobalt blue thread-dress. She’s also wearing Ford’s designs in the spread. We’re finally getting some closer looks at his new pieces!
And how funny is it that they’re calling Tom Ford ”fashion’s Mr. Big” on the cover. That seriously cracked me up.
Never mind that it’s mildly off-putting to talk about January when we haven’t even gone through the glamor of December yet. But boy, I don’t even know where to begin with the praise for this cover of the January issue of Vogue Paris. At first, it seemed like Lara Stone got ANOTHER Vogue cover but I was mistaking and it’s Daphne Groenveld. This cover is epic! It somehow embodies for me, everything that Vogue is supposed to be. The color gamma is lovely – red, grey, black. I’m quite done with pink headers. This cover is exciting, it has something extra, not just a model’s (or another actress’s in Vogue US case) vacant expression. And here, that something extra is TOM FORD. I’m in awe of that man as it is, and he just keeps on delivering. In fact, he guest edited this issue which included writing articles, styling editorials, picking models, managing the artwork, etc. What a fabulous start of the new year for Vogue Paris. I am sooo getting this!
BTW, I really think that the fact that Tom Ford chose Vogue Paris for a collaboration, is showing something about Vogue US. Beware Anna, I think Carine is beating you in your own game.
Vogue US November
The cover of Vogue US hasn’t looked this good in a long time. Anne Hathaway is killing it in a dreamy Oscar de la Renta gown. Though just a month ago I expressed my disappointment in Anna Wintour’s choice of cover girls, this I definitely approve of! It’s festive and warm, exactly what we need in the gloomy month of November. It does look more like a December cover but I’m not gonna complain about anything since it not something I get to do very often when it comes to Vogue US.
And red is also the color you should paint your nails. At least that’s what I’m going to do with Chanel’s Fire…
Carey Mulligan is gracing the cover of Vogue US. It’s good. If I take this picture and separate it from the cover, I find it’s a great picture of her, different from her usual every-hair-in-place image. But in context, I’d find it refreshing if Vogue chose to use someone else but another boring actress on it’s cover. In fact, I’m sure everybody into fashion would draw a big red cross on the wall if such a day sould ever occur. There are a lot of interesting models out there who’d rock it. Abbey Lee, Karmen Pedaru, Karlie Kloss, Rose Huntington Whitley etc.
Vogue UK with Cheryl Tweedy on the other hand is quite a disappointment. I get that they’re going for a 60′s image but seriously… a former wag slash starlet, in yellow and holding flowers on the cover with THAT HAIR… maybe for the May issue I’d let it slide but it’s October for god’s sake.