American model Karlie Kloss stars in the new fragrance campaign from Chanel, Prism. (source)
From 12 issues that was published by Vogue Brazil this year, seven of them were fronted by Brazilian models. They consistently shows their support for homegrown talents, and that’s a good thing, especially these three models who they really love and support: Isabeli Fontana, Adriana Lima, and Gisele Bundchen. Those household names have graced the covers every single year since 2011. But, that observation was only from our recaps archives, perhaps they’ve graced even more.
Curitiba born Isabeli Fontana (30) was featured for the magazine’s September issue, posed in front of Jacques Dequeker lens together with American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ben Harper, while the longest serving Victoria’s Secret Angel (since 2000) Adriana Lima, who was born in Salvador, Bahia 32 years ago, was photographed by Giampaolo Sgura for October issue. Gisele Bundchen (born in Três de Maio in 1980) landed two cover slots this year. The sexy mother of two worked with the renowned Mario Testino for June issue, and Giampaolo Sgura for December issue.
Another well known Brazilian models on their covers this year were Izabel Goulart for February (by Giampaolo Sgura), Alessandra Ambrosio for March (by Caroline Trentini‘s husband Fabio Bartelt), and last but not least Aline Weber for April (by Jacques Dequeker).
Top models like Joan Smalls, Magdalena Frackowiak, Mirte Maas, Bette Franke, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Naomi Campbell, Kate Upton, Lindsey Wixson, and Karlie Kloss also featured for the magazine front pages this year. Which one is your favourite?
2013 is yet another strong year for Vogue Turkey. We love most of their covers this year. From Poppy Delevingne‘s soft January issue by Alvaro Beamud Cortes, to Karmen Pedaru‘s eerily creepy big grin on December cover, shot by Cuneyt Akeroglu. Here’s hoping that 2014 will be yet another great year for them.
Some of our favourites from them are the February issue with Catherine McNeil, in Lanvin, photographed by Miguel Reveriego; Anja Rubik and her mile-long neck on the April issue; and Mariacarla Boscono‘s triumphant returns on magazine cover, shot by Cuneyt Akeroglu.
The magazine collaborated with photographers Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello, Sebastian Faena, KT Auleta, Cedric Buchet, and Serge Leblon for the remaining covers. They photographed top models and famous personalities such as Patricia Van Der Vliet, Milla Jovovich, Karlie Kloss, Bette Franke, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Toni Garrn, and Lou Doillon for Vogue Turkey‘s March, May, June, July, August, September, and November issues respectively.
Besides Vogue Ukraine, Vogue Thailand is the latest international edition that was launched this year. Just like the Ukrainian version, Thailand Vogue also still trying to find their identity in the first year.
The magazine’s debut cover, shot by the renowned Hans Feurer, is one of the best premiere covers in Vogue history. The image shown model Si Tanwiboon wearing nothing but an intricate gold headpiece made by Philip Treacy. Another homegrown talent gracing the magazine’s cover this year was actress Aum Patcharapa, who posed in front of Tada Varich‘s lens wearing Dior.
The rest of the cover stars are top runway models. From runway veterans like Malgosia Bela, Carolyn Murphy, Naomi Campbell, and Isabeli Fontana, to social media Queens Coco Rocha and Karlie Kloss, to current established names like Liu Wen, Anais Pouliot and Kasia Struss. They posed in front of the lens from top photographers such as David Bellemere (the Russian born snapped 5 slots this year!), Lincoln Pilcher, and Marcin Tyszka.
An interesting note came from Naomi Campbell‘s November cover by Marcin Tyszka. The image sparked controversies when it was released last month because Naomi‘s skin had been heavily airbrushed and made to appear lighter. TFS reached out to Vogue Thailand for comment, and their Editor in Chief, Kullawit Laosuksri, sent back a statement. His remarks:
“The cover shot of Naomi Campbell was taken in Paris by Polish photographer Marcin Tyszka, whose signature style is pastel, with light (natural) soft colours created by using lighting techniques and make-up for his results. In his own words he explains, “Naomi is always super sexy – our idea was to create the Prada ‘60s look – more natural– pastel – sweet – soft.”
It was an incredible opportunity for me to work with such an icon as Naomi Campbell and we were so pleased that she agreed to grace our November cover. We chose Naomi because she represents a strong, intelligent and beautiful woman and we did not enhance or need to enhance her looks in any way.
We at Vogue Thailand believe in the universal beauty of women and I have had a chance to work with so many gorgeous women such as Liu Wen, Carolyn Murphy, and Coco Rocha as our cover models, and to be able to add Naomi into our portfolio is something that I am very proud of.”
The magazine has since released the final version of the cover, which shows the British supermodel with unmistakably darker skin.
What a way to start your first year.
The covers were photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and featuring Milla Jovovich, newly engaged Hilary Rhoda, Karlie Kloss, and Jessica Miller. (source)
Eight out of twelve cover girls of Vogue Spain this year are related to Victoria’s Secret. They got three current Victoria’s Secret Angels, one former Angel, and four models who have walked the sexy annual fashion show.
The sultry Edita Vilkeviciute is one of the magazine’s favourite girls, and she cemented her status by landed yet another cover for the magazine. The 24 year old Lithuanian who walked Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2008, 2009 and 2010 was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier (he also shot Daria Werbowy‘s July cover) for the January issue. Polish topmodel Anja Rubik, who shared the runway with Edita in VSFS 2009 and 2010 (also 2011), graced the magazine’s June issue by Giampaolo Sgura.
Estonian Karmen Pedaru and Puerto Rican Joan Smalls started their VSFS debut in 2011 (Joan also walked in 2012 and 2013), and both landed Vogue Spain covers for August and December issue, shot by Greg Kadel and Karl Lagerfeld respectively.
This year’s Fantasy Bra wearer and Victoria’s Secret Angels, Candice Swanepoel channeled 90s supermodel with easy nonchalant styling on the April issue, shot effortlessly by Mariano Vivanco (he also shot Andreea Diaconu‘s October cover). Fellow VS Angels Karlie Kloss and Doutzen Kroes also made cover appearance on the magazine’s February and September issues, photographed by Alexi Lubomirski and Tom Munro.
British model turned actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who ended her contract for the famous lingerie brand in 2011 due to honoring a work commitment elsewhere, was featured on the important March issue of Vogue Spain. The British girl who starred in Transformers: Dark of The Moon and the current girlfriend of actor Jason Statham was snapped by Michelangelo di Battista. Her future work will be starring in the highly anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road with Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and fellow model Riley Keough and Abbey Lee Kershaw.
You can see the runway images from this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on our Facebook Fanpage, here.
First of all, we’d like to congratulate Vogue Australia on winning the coveted title of Cover of The Year at the Australian Magazine Awards 2013 for their February issue with Naomi Watts, who was shot beautifully by Will Davidson.
Naomi Watts is not the only non-models who graced the monthly fashion publication, because Edwina McCann also tapped movie director Sofia Coppola (shot by Paul Jasmin), singer turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham (by Boo George), and singer and model Erica Packer who was the second wife of Australia’s eighth richest man, James Packer (by Steven Chee). They graced the magazine’s August, September, and November issue respectively.
Vogue Australia gave the remaining cover slots to models, From runway veterans Carolyn Murphy, Lara Stone and Kate Moss, to the current models of the moment such as Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne, and Arizona Muse, to sexy Victoria’s Secret bombshells Candice Swanepoel and Miranda Kerr. They also hired different photographers for different issue. This year, the magazine have used the works of Regan Cameron, Angelo Pennetta, Miguel Reveriego, Arthur Elgort, Victor and Patrick Demarchelier, Benny Horne, and Nathaniel Goldberg on their covers.
Our pick for the best covers from the magazine this year would be Naomi Watts‘s February, Kate Moss‘s July, and Arizona Muse‘s December issue. Despite the fonts inconsistency, Edwina McCann done quite a great work as Editor in Chief, and we are really looking forward to see what she’ll offer in 2014.
This year, there were two notable cover appearance comebacks on Vogue Japan. Russian catwalker Sasha Pivovarova and Japanese model turned actress Tao Okamoto returned to grace the covers of Vogue Japan since a very long time and they were both photographed by Patrick Demarchelier.
The 70 year old French fashion photographer also snapped four other covers for Japanese Vogue this year. He shot Hungarian beauty Vanessa Axente (the upcoming face of Chanel Beauty) for February, Lindsey Wixson for March, Cara Delevigne for September, and Karlie Kloss for November (the leggy Ms.Kloss also featured on the June issue, shot by Hedi Slimane). Vanessa, Lindsey and Cara were all first timers for the magazine.
Other first timers on Vogue Japan front pages were Joan Smalls (by Terry Richardson), Kati Nescher (by Mikael Jansson), and Bette Franke (by Giampaolo Sgura). The remaining cover girls this year are Victoria’s Secret Angel from Netherlands, Doutzen Kroes (in Prada Spring Summer 2013, shot by Mikael Jansson for April issue), and Raf Simons’ favourite Russian, Daria Strokous (in Givenchy Fall Winter 2013 sweatshirt, shot by Sølve Sundsbø for December).
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The cover was photographed by Henrique Gendre and styled by Luis Fiod (in Animale Spring 2014). This cover marks Karlie’s 7th Vogue cover in 2013 and 22nd in her entire career. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Constance Jablonski, here to view 2011 cover featuring Karolina Kurkova, here for 2010 cover with Isabeli Fontana, and here for 2009 cover with Flavia de Oliveira.