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Taylor Swift‘s face has been smiling, smizing, and otherwise staring out at us from newsstands everywhere for the better part of the past year. The 23-year-old kicked off her cover spree with Vogue‘s February 2012, and since then has covered Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and Vanity Fair, to say nothing of the countless tabloid covers she’s popped up on with boyfriends Conor Kennedy and Harry Styles (They’re on the rocks! They’re moving in together! He’s cheating!). It’s enough to make even the biggest fan of Swift’s music feel exhausted. And, lo and behold, WWD published their report of 2012 newsstand sales today, and it looks like Swift’s covers haven’t been the sales coup the publishers were expecting. But why? We have some hypotheses.
Between Kate Lanphear, Joanna Coles, and Miley Cyrus, there have been a lot of platinum pixie cuts making their way around the shows this season at New York Fashion Week. Two of them were out in full force Wednesday night at Acme restaurant in Greenwich Village for Cosmopolitan‘s party to celebrate Cyrus’ March cover.
Since taking over the reins at Cosmopolitan this past September, Kate White‘s successor and current editor-in-chief Joanna Coles has fired nine staffers, despite saying that she was “not going to muddle” with the magazine.
Pretty much every major masthead you can think of these days is going to look a lot different this time next year. From beloved editors being ousted after struggling to rake in the ad dollars (Sally Singer at T, for one) to reams of staff leaving for greener ($$) pastures (see Harper’s Bazaar), the industry-wide game of musical chairs has been going on for months now. And with many major positions still left wide open, it shows no signs of stopping any time soon.
Joanna Coles has only been at the helm of Cosmopolitan for one month, but she’s already looking to shake things up quite a bit.
Taylor Swift is many things, but a Cosmopolitan girl? We feel like she’d blush just reading the coverlines. Nevertheless, the pop star covers the mag’s December issue, wearing a purple tank and burgundy bandage skirt and apparently falling victim to an overzealous wind machine.
While the fashion industry is certainly guilty for championing skinny models and promoting unhealthy body proportions, plus-sized beauty Robyn Lawley is out to make everyone aware that beauty and size are not correlated to one another. Case in point: her latest bikini photoshoot for Cosmopolitan Australia‘s November issue is seriously sexy and stunningly beautiful.
When observing last night’s red carpets, the phrase “dressing for the occasion” comes to mind. At the United Nations‘ Every Woman Every Child dinner, stars like Christy Turlington-Burns, Lily Cole, and Debra Messing wore modest and subdued ensembles. But over in Sydney, Australia at Cosmopolitan‘s Fun Fearless Female Awards, the ladies either went with short and tight, or long and sheer.
Kate White stepped down as the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan this month after 14 years, and one of the things that she’s focusing on now is her new book “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know”. She made an appearance on TODAY, speaking with Savannah Guthrie about leaving the mag and offering bits of advice from her book.
After six years in the top spot at Marie Claire, Joanna Coles is moving on to a new role as the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan. Coles will replace outgoing editor Kate White starting September 10, though White will stay on at Hearst Magazines in a consulting role. Anne Fulenwider is moving from Brides to replace Coles at Marie Claire. Whew! Got all of that? Good.
Helen Gurley Brown, who took the reins at Cosmopolitan in 1965 and revolutionized the magazine as a vehicle for women’s sexual empowerment, has died at the age of 90, reports the New York Times.
Victoria Hearst, granddaughter of Hearst Corporation founder William Randolph Hearst, has recently joined a crusade against Hearst Magazines‘ own Cosmopolitan.
In today’s installment of unexpected collaborations, J.C. Penney and Cosmopolitan are working on a line of accessories and lingerie, set to launch this fall. Naturally.
Sorry, it’s a habit. But finally, a Kardashian sister other than Kim is on an American magazine cover!
Here’s a bit of lady magazine lore for you: Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Kate White was once featured on the cover of arch-rival Glamour.
What can we say about Cosmopolitan today that wasn’t true about Cosmopolitan in the past? According to the very first commercial that promoted the magazine brand in the UK, not much.
Maybe you can help us decide whether or not we’re OK with this. Dakota Fanning, who is a 17-year-old girl despite how mature and adult she seems in all those movies she’s starred in alongside Oscar winning actors and whatnot, is on the February cover of Cosmopolitan, a magazine best known for giving you new ways to please your man every month.
Though we had our concerns, Cosmopolitan didn’t make mess up its Adele cover too badly at all!
We’ve had our issues with Cosmpolitan magazine — and its offensively photoshopped magazine covers — in the past, so we’re really, really hoping that the magazine won’t make British singer Adele look like some kind of tarted up fool when she appears on its December cover.