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Just two days ago, Annie Leibovitz herself revealed that she had, in fact, shot Rihanna for an upcoming Vogue cover, confirming what RiRi accidentally spilled on Twitter last month. Our friends over at Fashionista then correctly speculated that the songstress would cover the November issue. And now, the cover in question is floating around the interwebs.
And it pains us to say it, but we don’t like it.
We’ve already seen Karlie Kloss on the cover of Vogue Japan’s September issue, but now it’s time for the U.S. September covers to start rolling in. And the first is:
Posh Spice Victoria Beckham on the cover of Glamour!
Bret Michael’s cover of Billboard Magazine features an impressively ripped (and kinda gross-looking) set of abs. The rocker says didn’t eat for a day to make them happen, but there is a plethora of cosmetic products on the market he could have used to get the same muscly look.
When Love Magazine presented readers with eight covers for their full frontal nude Body Issue, the magazine became a virtual collector’s item. So it comes as no surprise to us that for their fourth installment, they would again release the magazine in a series of eight covers. After all, it is their September issue. Go big and plentiful, or go home.
When we saw WWD’s rundown of some of the most important of the September covers, butterflies went a-flapping in our stomachs. Getting those textbook sized issues is one of the greatest joys on the fashion calendar. And despite the issues getting thinner and the industry getting shakier, there’s still nothing quite like leaving your local magazine store with a ten pound bag of glossies. It’s like the first day of school.
Will Cameron Diaz ever age? At 37 years old, the blonde bombshell looks better than ever. Add a summer blockbuster (Knight and Day, co-starring Tom Cruise) to her mile-long legs and affable personality, and you’ve got the perfect cover girl for Vogue UK‘s July issue.
Get your allowance ready, tweens! It looks like Elle has caught Twilight fever. Kristen Stewart is next month’s Elle cover girl. The usually frowning Kristen appears looking a bit more light-hearted than usual — she’s sporting a half smile rather than a soulless gaze — but as always, Stewart looks awkward and out of place against the pink and white cover. But we’d expect nothing less.
Another month, another blonde…this month InStyle decided to stick to a very specific color scheme. So specific that Scarlett’s blush and lipstick match the InStyle banner at the top of the issue to a tee — and a fault. While she looks fresh-faced, certainly pretty, and very confident, the actress gets lost amid the rest of the color; she literally blends in.
Earlier this month we reported on a study that said blondes make more money and marry richer men. Apparently the magazine industry also thinks blondes are better for circulation.
Next month’s Harper’s Bazaar Australia features the Brit on the cover. Not unlike the choice of Allen, the subscriber cover is unique for the publication: an illustration by David Bromley of the “fashion rebel” naked from the top up, with the beginnings of a bustled skirt seen at the bottom.
You know those JC Penney commercials where Cindy Crawford is prancing around her house with her two adorable kids trying to sell her home decor line, Cindy Crawford Style? This month’s Harper’s Bazaar UK is a wake-up call for anyone who thought Crawford’s high-fashion days were done.
This month marks Elle’s Work and Power issue, and many will wonder why the magazine opted for a just-out-of-her-teens superstar. While Taylor Swift is undeniably popular, would it not have made more sense to put someone a little, well, older on the cover? Maybe someone who could, at the very least, legally have a happy-hour cocktail?