The cover by Carter Smith is a reprint from Elle UK March 2013.
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UPDATED MARCH 01st 2013: Added a new cover version with Lara Stone.
Harper’s Bazaar Australia celebrates its 15th anniversary with 15th different covers created by fashion icons and fashion houses such as Romance Was Born, Christian Louboutin, Frida Giannini of Gucci, Stella McCartney, Sass & Bide, Victoria Beckham, Collette Dinnigan, and Alber Elbaz of Lanvin amongst others.
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UPDATED FEBRUARY 01st 2013: Added the subscriber cover (Victoria wears Chalayan Spring Summer 2013 neon peplum top) and special cover with model Barbara Palvin. Images via TFS.
So, Elle UK is doing a major redesign this year and starting with their March issue featuring Victoria Beckham (in Burberry), who was shot by Carter Smith. Did you notice that one of their fonts looks like the US one? What do you think of the newly revamped Elle UK?
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UPDATED JANUARY 15th 2013: Added the Anja Rubik cover version, that was photographed by Jan Welters and styled by Anne-Marie Curtis. Also added the subscriber cover featuring Scarlett Johansson by Rankin, also styled by Anne-Marie Curtis. Images via TFS.
Rankin photographed the 28 year old actress (in white perforated Victoria Beckham Spring Summer 2013 dress, worn by Vanessa Axente on the runway last September) for the February 2013 cover of Elle UK.
This year, the covers line up from Harper’s Bazaar UK are quite feast to the eyes. The color combination were lovely such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley‘s January issue by Tom Munro, Georgia May Jagger‘s March issue by Alexi Lubomirski, Victoria Beckham‘s May issue by Camilla Akrans, and Miranda Kerr‘s August newsstand cover by Giampaolo Sgura.
We also love the selection of their cover stars which were exciting i.e Cate Blanchett for April issue by Alexi Lubomirski, Florence Welch for July issue by Camilla Akrans, Keira Knightley for September issue by Ellen von Unwerth, Laetitia Casta and Joan Smalls for October issue by Sebastian Faena, Salma Hayek for November issue by Paola Kudacki, and Marion Cotillard for December issue by Ben Hassett.
Harper’s Bazaar UK didn’t amused us with their February and June issue. They got Uma Thurman and Cameron Diaz on the covers, but the magazine didn’t do any justice for both great actors. It was incredibly boring. They should’ve made far better covers with different art direction.
Overall, 2012 has been a good year for Harper’s Bazaar UK. Hopefully they will producing better covers next year. Especially after Justine Picardie took over the Editor-in-Chief position from Lucy Yeomans (she joined Net A Porter earlier this year) in August. The magazine was helmed by acting editor Jenny Dickinson of Elle UK for few months before Picardie took over the position. Dickinson will stay at the title as consultant editor until the end of the year.
Feel free to tell us your favourite covers from Harper’s Bazaar UK in the comment box, below.
Glamour US gets a major make over this year, both inside layout and on the covers. Starting with their March issue featuring Amanda Seyfried, photographed awkwardly by Ellen Von Unwerth, who shot four other front pages this year.
You’ll noticed that they used bolder layout, colorful fonts and unusual poses on the covers. Sometimes it’s a hit (April with Jennifer Lawrence, June with Carrie Underwood, October with Emma Watson, and December with Selena Gomez), but mostly they’re miss (May with Lauren Conrad, July with Julianne Hough, August with Mila Kunis, September with Victoria Beckham, and November with Taylor Swift).
You can still see their “old” cover layout in this year’s January and February edition which featuring Kardashian Sisters and Rachel McAdams respectively. We missed the old simple yet distinct Glamour cover layout, but we are looking forward to see their 2013 line up. Dear Cynthia Leive, please produce better covers next year with more exciting cover stars.
Share to us your favourite Glamour US cover this year in the comment box below.
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The image photographed by Pamela Hansen is a reprint from the inside cover of Glamour US September 2012.
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From ten covers of Numéro Tokyo this year, seven of them are featured the cover girls posing in front of plain backdrop (we didn’t count Candice Swanepoel‘s shadowy background). They brighten it up with multicolored, ombré, and clashing masthead and fonts. Some of them worked, some doesn’t.
For the cover models, they featured 1 singer turned successful fashion designer (Victoria Beckham), 1 model/TV personality/host (Alexa Chung), 1 former Estée Lauder spokesperson (Hilary Rhoda), 1 rockstar daughter (Georgia May Jagger), 2 current Victoria’s Secret Angels (Miranda Kerr and Candice Swanepoel), 2 models who walked Victoria’s Secret fashion shows (Lily Donaldson and Toni Garrn), and 2 household names in high fashion runways (Lindsey Wixson and Ginta Lapina).
Chilean born photographer Nino Muñoz snapped four covers this year (April, June, November and December), while Alexi Lubomirski (who was born in Wimbledon) and Horst Diekgerdes (born in Germany) photographed two covers each, January/February, September, March, and July/August respectively.
Fashion photographers Eric Guillemain and Angelo Pennetta shot one cover each in 2012 for the magazine. The former worked together with Lindsey Wixson for May cover, while the latter with Alexa Chung for October issue.
Our favourite cover from Numéro Tokyo this year goes to Victoria Beckham‘s March issue by Horst Diekgerdes. The colors are great and her side face shot is stunning.
Which one is your favourite this year, guys?