Daily Archives: November 23, 2012

Featured Article: Vanity Fair 2012 Covers Recap

Vanity Fair started this year with good covers such as the January issue featuring Lady Gaga by Annie Leibovitz, and a trio of Matt Damon, Daniel Craig and George Clooney for February, also by Mrs.Leibovitz. And then they produced the always exciting March issue, which featured top rising names in movie industry such as Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lawrence, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain, photographed with a vintage 1920’s feeling by Mario Testino..

..They falls flat with Julia Roberts on the April issue but then redeemed it with pleasant for the eyes covers in the following months with Julianna Margulies, Claire Danes, Sofia Vergara, Michelle Dockery (May), Marilyn Monroe (June), Kristen Stewart (July), and Alec Baldwin (August).

Vanity Fair sinking into the worst-covers-of-the-year hole with their September, October and November edition respectively that’s featured one paparazzi-like shot of Kate Middleton, one OMG-WTF-is-this image of Katie Holmes, and last but not least, one awfully taken snap of a smirking Daniel Craig, in front of a golden girl’s lady part. The subscriber cover from September issue with Jessica Chastain was quite decent, but it’s such a shame they didn’t used it as the main cover.

Thank God for Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott who shot supermodel Kate Moss to perfection for the magazine’s December issue. We’re really hoping that Vanity Fair would never, ever again producing front pages like those three worst covers this year.

You may also read our 2011 recap for Vanity Fair, here, and 2010 recap, here.

Feel free to share to us your favourite covers from the Graydon Carter-edited monthly publication, in the comment box below.

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Featured Article: Glamour US 2012 Covers Recap

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.

You can also read our recap from 2011, here, and 2010, here.

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Christian Dior Cosmetics Cherie Bow Spring 2013 Ad Campaign

Carine Roitfeld styled Russian model Daria Strokous in a gorgeous soft pink strapless dress and a chic black satin bow for Christian Dior CosmeticsCherie Bow Spring 2013 campaign, photographed by Steven Meisel.

Image via TFS.

Saint Laurent Mens Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign

UPDATED MARCH 30th 2013: Added new campaign image featuring Marilyn Manson via TFS.

Hedi Slimane chose and photographed a female model, Dutch born Saskia de Brauw that is, to be featured on the black and white Spring Summer 2013 campaign images of Saint Laurent Mens collection. There’s nothing special with the images because it looks like any other Hedi Slimane‘s work.

Images via TFS.

Leonardo DiCaprio for Details December 2012

What a boring December cover.

Click here to view last year December cover featuring Jeremy Renner, here for 2010 cover with Matthew Morrison, and here for 2009 cover with John Mayer.

Image via Who’s Dated Who.

Malgosia Bela for Flair Italia December 2012

Katja Rahlwes photographed the stunning Malgosia Bela for the December cover of Flair Italia that was styled by Sissy Vian.

Image via TFS.

Jakob Wiechmann for The Greatest Magazine Issue 2 Fall Winter 2012

Cristina Capucci photographed model Jakob Wiechmann for the latest issue of The Greatest magazine, with the styling works by Matteo Greco.

Image via Models.com

T.I. for Billboard Magazine December 01st 2012

Image via Cover Junkie.

GQ Japan January 2013 Cover

Image via TFS.

Entertainment Weekly Issue #1235 November 30th 2012 Cover

Image via Entertainment Weekly.

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