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We must appreciates Elle US editors decision to choose other color than white as the backdrop on their usually boring newsstands covers this year. The only interesting image with white backdrop was Blake Lively‘s March issue, but that’s only because of her strong pose. We are not loving Katherine Heigl‘s January, Reese Witherspoon‘s February, Rihanna‘s May, and Katie Holmes‘ August issue, at all.
Their first attempt was dark grey background, for Jessica Simpson‘s naked April cover, and we are not impressed by it. They used bold red and combined it with Kristen Stewart for June, which kinda worked and interesting. Selena Gomez posed in a black and gold Dolce & Gabbana dress in front of summer-ish ombré blue background for July issue, while shocking pink was used for their September cover to matched Katy Perry‘s pink sequined dress from Bottega Veneta. One of the worst covers of the year nominees is Britney Spears‘ October issue. Oh, how we wished they’ve used different background color other than the dull grey, and less photoshop next time, please!
The November (there are 5 different subs covers and Kristen Wiig‘s is our fave!) and December covers with Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Lawrence are the best images with colored backdrop. We love how Alexi Lubomirski snapped SJP‘s perfectly flowing hair and Carter Smith did a good job capturing Jennifer Lawrence‘s subtle sexiness. Jennifer‘s subscriber cover is also one of the best subscriber covers that Elle US has ever produced.
Image via TFS.
Alexi Lubomirski photographed the 30 year old singer and the current judge of X Factor US for the October cover of Elle US, with the styling works by Joe Zee.
Click here to view last year September covers featuring Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes and Chanel Iman, here for 2010 covers with Lauren Conrad, Amanda Seyfried, Gabourey Sidibe and Megan Fox, and here for 2009 cover with Victoria Beckham.
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UPDATED MARCH 10th 2012: Added another subscriber cover version featuring Heidi Klum photographed by Thomas Whiteside. Image via TFS.
UPDATED MARCH 09th 2012: Added the newsstands cover that’s also photographed by Carter Smith and styled by Joe Zee via TFS.
The pose is not new, you’ve seen it on the August 1991 cover of Vanity Fair with Demi Moore (shot famously by Annie Leibovitz) and Claudia Schiffer on the cover of Vogue Germany June 2010 (by Karl Lagerfeld). She is definitely channelling the first.
Elle US should’ve done it differently. Maybe something like that August 2006 cover of Harper’s Bazaar US with Britney Spears who was snapped fabulously by Alexi Lubomirski?
They could’ve do something better than this. Meh.
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Aah, Harper’s Bazaar US… Great cover stars but with bad cover layouts. Too much texts don’t you think?
The magazine helmed by Glenda Bailey since 2001 will reduce their frequency to 10 issues next year, combining June/July and December/January (starting already with the one with Madonna on the cover), and will increase its trim size. Hopefully they’ll also upgrade their covers line up next year. Amen.
They started this year with The Good Wife‘s Julianna Margulies lensed by Alexi Lubomirski. The cover is one of my least favourites along with Kim Kardashian‘s March issue by Terry Richardson. The subscriber covers featuring models Lily Donaldson and Magdalena Frackowiak were way better that those.
Nicole Kidman and her signature ginger hair graced the February issue as she was lensed by Alexi Lubomirski and interviewed by Jennifer Aniston. The subs cover is better, no? Fellow actress Courteney Cox landed the April cover slot, lensed by Terry Richardson.
Lady Gaga landed two covers this year and I kinda liked both of the newsstands’s. The May issue (remember that prosthetic cheekbones?) was by Terry Richardson while the no-make-up October cover was by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin.
Britney Spears was another well known singers who graced this year’s covers of Harper’s Bazaar US. She was snapped by Alexi Lubomirski for June/July issue and made her fans happy because she’s returning on the front pages of magazines. Beyoncé was photographed by Terry Richardson for the November cover while the Queen of Pop, Madonna, made her comeback on glossy magazine covers for the December 2011/January 2012 issue lensed by Tom Munro along with Andrea Riseborough, her leading lady in W.E, a new movie she directed.
The rest of the covers are featuring former Academy Award host, Anne Hathaway in Gucci and Miu Miu for August by Alexi Lubomirski, his third works this year. Lea Michele wore Yves Saint Laurent on the important September issue photographed by Mark Seliger. The subscriber cover was lensed once again by Terry Richardson featuring the gorgeous Karmen Pedaru. Hopefully next year Harper’s Bazaar will featured models on their newsstands covers, not just subscriber’s.
What are your favourite covers this year guys? You can also check out our last year recap of the magazine, here.
As the December 2011 covers rolling out in the newsstands, it is already that time of the year where we reviews the year’s magazine covers!
And first up, Glamour UK.
For the first cover in 2011, the magazine that launched in April 2001 featured the 43 year old singer Kylie Minogue with bouffant hair, showing off her curves. Abbey Clancy, now the wife of the famous soccer player Peter Crouch, donned the quirky styling for the February cover. My least favourite cover is this March cover featuring Lea Michele. With that modeling 101 pose? Meh. It’s just meh.
This Jo Elvin edited monthly publication (who has been edited the magazine since its launch) chose English TV and radio presenter who is really famous in England, Fearne Cotton, as their cover star to celebrating their 10th Anniversary. The only cover with minimum text.
The only cover shot outdoor this year was for May issue featuring the gorgeous Cheryl Cole. 33 year old singer and the judge of US X Factor with full name Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger graced the June cover with cute purple dress that looked perfect with the pink masthead.
Another singer on the cover (six singers graced the covers this year’s!), the talented songstress, Adele, looked divine for the July issue front page. While fellow singer Jessie J with her signature bangs, graced the August cover in the unmistakable Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2011 star printed dress.
Friends With Benefit star, Mila Kunis, worn a Versus Fall Winter 2011 dress for the September issue while the returning Princess of Pop, Britney Spears, was photographed in Matthew Williamson‘s feathers and sequins dress from the same season for the October cover.
Quite similar poses was used for the November and December covers of Glamour UK featuring two of the current hottest actresses, Amanda Seyfried and Kristen Stewart. Kristen‘s is our favourite of course.
Feel free to jump in the comment box below and share to us which is your favourite cover(s) from the 2011 release