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It’s barely even October, and already we know who’s going to be on the cover of the November issue of Glamour magazine. Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on vampire bride Bella Swan, erm, actress Kristen Stewart, who we have to say looks a lot better on this cover than she has on recent ones.
Rumor has it that Vogue‘s November issue is going to look very different from September and October. Reports are circulating that Rooney Mara, star of the upcoming film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, will be front and center on the fashion magazine’s cover.
Every now and again you see a magazine cover that reminds you of why we have magazines in the first place: We want to escape, we want to learn something new, we want to know what the future could look like. Now, if it seems like we’re waxing poetic a little too hard, we’re OK with that — because Sasha Pivovarova cover of Vogue Paris‘ October issue is just that beautiful.
David and Lauren Bush Lauren have been married for all of two seconds and they’re already appearing on magazine covers together. The fashionable couple dominates the October issue of Town and Country magazine with the promise of “A New American Dynasty.” A dynasty that wears nothing but Ralph Lauren, of course.
BREAKING: Brights are in for spring. That’s the lesson we think we’re supposed to learn from the cover of the newest edition of French Elle. What else are we supposed to take away from the bifold? Well, the 70s are here again (again!), the Farah Fawcett haircut still reigns supreme after all these years, and if your bangles aren’t dyed to match your platform espadrilles, they don’t deserve to see the light of day.
First reaction upon hearing that the ladies of Glee would grace the cover of Marie Claire‘s May issue: “Oh, awesome! We hope they don’t airbrush any of them!” First reaction upon seeing the ladies of Glee gracing the cover of Marie Claire‘s May issue: “Oh, no. They did.”
Lindsay Lohan, Angelina Jolie, and Jennifer Aniston may have cornered the market on celebrity weekly covers, but Elizabeth Taylor’s fame — and, let’s be honest, beauty — puts them all to shame. In honor of the late screen siren, we’ve compiled 18 of Taylor’s most iconic covers, plus an excerpt from Time magazine’s 1949 cover story of the then-bourgeoning starlet.
Despite what you may have heard, fashion people have to eat, too. So it only makes sense that Bon Appetit, the last remaining food magazine at fashion-focused magazine publishing house Conde Nast, would start a blog all about what what designers love to eat, with a soft open during Fashion Week.
Today in our continuing series “Close Readings On Franca Sozzani‘s Blog Posts,” we examine what the Vogue Italia editor in chief has to say about magazine advertising and how it impacts editorial content.
Lady Gaga‘s March cover of American Vogue seemed to make the magazine’s advertisers happy — and from the looks of things, it’ll make readers happy, too.
If we made a list of things that are awesome, Karl Lagerfeld, Kanye West and money would undoubtedly be on it somewhere. V Man decided to take those things and create a magazine cover.
The September issues may be the most important of the year when it comes to magazine advertising pages, but March is a pretty close second, which is why March covers are such a big deal. The latest numbers show that Lady Gaga and Katy Perry made bank for their covers of Vogue and People Style Watch, respectively. But while numbers for most well-known fashion magazines look good, many women’s fitness books had lower sales this year than they did last year.
Hearst, which will be the country’s second largest magazine publisher by the time it completes its deal to buy Elle and other titles from Lagardere, managed to make it through economic horror by continuously keeping both its budgets and its staffs leaner than most androgynous male models — and keeping its nose out of the air. And now, it’s doing what Time Inc. and Conde Nast can’t even think about doing: spending over a billion dollars on new acquisitions.
In a year when the best advice anyone could give about anything was “Do the best you can with less,” fashion magazines — the smart ones, anyway — seemed to respond in kind. White space, nudity, and faces (and bodies) rather than full-on fashion dominated the best magazine covers of 2010, and we’ve assembled a group of 15 books we think did it best.
To honor the Year of Lady Gaga (what, you thought it was supposed to be the year of the tiger?) Entertainment Weekly has featured some of her most iconic outfits in the pages of its Entertainers of the Year issue. And to make the whole thing so post-postmodern it hurts, they miniaturized those looks and put them on another iconic and multifaceted blonde, Barbie.
We always wondered how magazines within the same publishing houses avoided putting the same celeb on the same cover in the same month. And we found out this morning that at Conde Nast, it’s Graydon Carter‘s way or the highway.
The fashion establishment is starting to take notice of one Miss Willow Smith, and we couldn’t be happier! The youngest Smith makes her glossy fashion magazine debut in December’s issue of W magazine, which will hereafter be known as the most awesome issue Stefano Tonchi has rolled out to date.
Generally, we like to cover what our favorite celebrities wear, but today we saw three different Entertainment Weekly cover options featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway naked, and nudity turned into a story.
Tom Ford might have come down with a case of what we call Lagerfelditis, the incessant need for some designers to create and beautify and improve things that are not clothes. That’s the only thing that explains the amount of work Ford did on the holiday issue of French Vogue.
GQ‘s annual Men of the Year issue always features famous guys who are given different monikers of awesomeness. This year, James Franco shines as the magazine’s Leading Man. And we certainly can’t say he doesn’t deserve it, especially given all the hard work he’s done (and the little bits of drag he’s left floating around on the Internet). But what gives us pause is the clothing — or relative lack thereof — that Franco is wearing in his cover shot. Unlike the other three formally dressed cover stars, Franco assumes a rather casual pose in a rumpled red t-shirt from Armani Exchange.