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For the first five months, InStyle UK stick with grey mastheads. But thank God for the fabulous cover stars: Academy Award winning and nominated actresses Hilary Swank (January), Amy Adams (February) Gwyneth Paltrow (April) and Julianne Moore (May) and also supermodel Helena Christensen (March). Maybe muted colors are InStyle UK things, just like last year.
Their first non-grey masthead starts in June with Thandie Newton in the infamous Prada stripes dress. Another model who landed cover slot this year was Daisy Lowe who’s sitting gorgeously for July issue. The similar pose is also used for the current and the last cover of 2011 featuring Cheryl Cole in another Prada dress. As you can see, Thandie Newton and Daisy Lowe‘s covers are the only bright colored front pages in 2011.
X Factor US judge who ironically replaced fellow cover star Cheryl Cole, Nicole Scherzinger, looked serene on the soft colored August issue. Rise of The Planet of The Apes leading lady Freida Pinto graced the September cover in a lace dress from Emilio Pucci while the October (Diane Kruger in Dolce & Gabbana gold sequins dress) and November (Rosamund Pike in Versace white ostrich feather dress) issues are two of my favourite covers from InStyle UK this year.
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For their Annual Hollywood Issue (this years remarks their 17th edition), Vanity Fair gathered some of current hottest, young and most talented movie stars : Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Jame Franco (Hathaway and Oscar nominee Franco are co hosting this years Oscar!), Jennifer Lawrence (this year Oscar nominee), Anthony Mackie, Olivia Wilde, Jesse Eisenberg (third this year’s Oscar nominee in this cover!), Mila Kunis, Robert Duvall (he’s NOT young and NOT a new actor, why is he on the cover???), Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Garfield (remember how he was struggling to “introduced” The Social Network on this year’s Golden Globe?), Rashida Jones (in Tom Ford), Garrett Hedlund and Noomi Rapace (she almost unrecognizable here!!). This cover was photographed by contributing photographer Norman Jean Roy which they usually hired Annie Leibovitz. Where is she by the way…
“We wanted to evoke the glamour of 1930s Shanghai, an era of smoky, alluring elegance. We had the gentlemen looking dashing in black tie, whilst the ladies were radiant in spring’s gowns—from Gucci to Yves Saint Laurent—and glittering with diamonds from Chanel and other arbiters of glamour.” says fashion and style director Jessica Diehl. Click to see behind the scenes slide show at VF.com
Rumour has it that they will have Natalie Portman on the cover but apparently there is no Ms.Portman
Below are Vanity Fair‘s past Hollywood Issue covers lensed by Annie Leibovitz (Images via VF.com) :
Aaaah, Elle US. One of my monthly magazine with contents I love the most but covers I love the least.
They gave 2 different covers stars for January, Britney Spears with her boys and the sensational Lady Gaga by Tom Munro who also photographed the now American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez for February. He also photographed Rihanna in purple and gold Balmain for July and one out of three Julia Robert‘s September covers (the other was the works of another Elle US regular, Alexei Hay and Carter Smith).
But Carter Smith nailed most covers than the other 2!! He photographed Keira Knightley for March, Fergie for May, Kristen Stewart for June, Drew Barrymore for August (the first outdoor newsstands cover this year!), one out of three Julia Roberts September cover, four covers of Elle US 25th Anniversary issue in October (Amanda Seyfried, Lauren Conrad, Gabourey Sibide and Megan Fox), Kate Hudson for November (other November covers featured Jodie Foster, Diane Kruger, Kerry Washington, Hilary Swank and Gwyneth Paltrow) and Jessica Alba‘s December cover.
Amby from Art8amby.