Daily Archives: January 2, 2013

Featured Article: Vogue Paris 2012 Covers Recap


Ukrainian Canadian top model Daria Werbowy is still a Vogue Paris favourite even though Carine Roitfeld no longer helmed the monthly high end fashion publication. The 29 year old graced three covers in 2012, and worked with top notch photographer like Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin (for February and November issue), and Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott (for September issue with fellow supermodel Lara Stone and Kate Moss–who also featured on the October cover with George Michael).

Special remarks goes to Kate Moss and Lara Stone who making appearances on the front page for third consecutive year. It proves that VP editors are also loved them. Other distinguished names who graced the magazine covers last year are Natalia Vodianova/March, Doutzen Kroes/April, Laetitia Casta/May, Gisele Bundchen/June-July (easily our favourite!), Marion Cotillard/August, and the first lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy/December.

Dear Emmanuelle Alt, we don’t want to see plain boring grey nor white background anymore in 2013. Oh, one more thing. We must say that your October cover is the worst in the history of Vogue Paris. Please, do not produce anything like that, ever again. Sincerely, your concerned readers.

Got any favourite in 2012 line up? Jump in the comment box below. In the meantime, you can read our 2011 review, here and 2010, here.

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Featured Article: Numéro China 2012 Covers Recap


Talk about model love. Numéro China really, really in love with Xiao Meng Huang. They excessively used her in four (!) different cover slots in 2012. The Chinese model who is represented by DNA Models in New York was featured on the magazine’s January/February, May, October and November issue respectively. She got the chance to work with stylist Joseph Carle and photographers Yin Chao and Tiziano Magni multiple times last year.

Following her trail is fellow model Xiao Wen Ju, who graced two front pages (April and June/July) for Numéro China, both photographed by Tiziano Magni. The Italian born photographer snapped most of the covers for the magazine in 2012. Other than the mentioned names above, he also works with cover girls Tati Cotliar (March), Sara Blomqvist (August), and Carolyn Murphy (September). And that leaves the December issue, featuring top catwalker Eniko Mihalik who posed in front of Gianluca Fontana lens.

Numéro China gave variety this year. Some works (Natice American headpiece on Sara and Xiao Wen Ju‘s June/July issue), but some didn’t (we are looking at you Eniko!). Hopefully next year line up will be more exciting.

Share to us your favourite cover from Numéro China in the comment box below. You can also read last year’s recap, here.

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Featured Article: Vogue Spain 2012 Covers Recap


Vogue Spain editors really love German born Toni Garrn. She’s featured on the June edition (by Tom Munro, who also shot the November issue with Penelope Cruz) which marks her third consecutive year appearing on the cover. In 2011, she even got featured twice! Belarusian model Maryna Linchuk, landed the honour to graced the cover of Vogue Spain twice in 2012, for January and September issue by Vincent Peters and Maciek Kobielski respectively.

The rest of the cover models last year are totally well known and established girls such as Isabeli Fontana/February, Edita Vilkeviciute/March, Laetitia Casta/April, Lily Donaldson/May, Karolina Kurkova/July, Malgosia Bela/August, Bianca Balti/October, and Kate Moss/December. Almost every cover images were nice (except Toni‘s bland June issue), but our 2012 favourite pick goes to Edita‘s sexy March cover, in which she’s wearing a chambray shirt and Balmain skirt. The text doesn’t really covered her body and the styling works for her.

Which one is your favourite from the magazine in 2012? Read our 2011 recap of Vogue Spain, here and 2010 recap, here.

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Featured Article: Vogue Korea 2012 Covers Recap


If 2010 was the year in which Sasha Pivovarova graced the cover of Vogue Korea twice, and 2011 where Karen Elson also got featured twice, then 2012 is the year of Arizona Muse. The American model and a mother of one landed her first 2012 cover slot in January, photographed by Inez & Vinoodh. It was her second cover after she first debuted for the magazine in 2011 September issue. She landed her third cover for Vogue Korea in September (her second September issue and second cover in 2012), shot by Alexi Lubomirski.

Kasia Struss was featured on February issue, marked her returns on the cover since exactly two years ago. Also returning from their 2010 cover slot are Gisele Bundchen/July also by I&V (we love this so much!), and Anja Rubik/October.

Vogue Korea tapped top names in modeling industry as the remaining cover girls: Karlie-no-introduction-needed-Kloss for March; Daphne Groeneveld goes bold and mature for April; Saskia de Brauw showed her soft side for May; Han Hye Jin looks striking for June; Lara Stone and her infamous cleavage for August; Carolyn Murphy went noir chic for November; and last but not least, the 2012 Model of The Year from British Fashion Awards, Cara Delevingne for December.

We are curious who’ll landed two covers of Vogue Korea this year..

Which one is your favourite cover? While deciding, you can read our 2011 recap, here and 2010 recap, here.

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Featured Article: Vogue Russia 2012 Covers Recap


Vogue Russia cover budget increased in 2012. They managed to tapped top photographers, two of them are fashion designers who also a photographer: Hedi Slimane and Karl Lagerfeld. Slimane, the new head designer at Saint Laurent Paris snapped Iselin Steiro and Daphne Groeneveld with his signature dark and moody image for the cover of the magazine’s March and April issue respectively. While Karl Lagerfeld—of Chanel, Fendi and his namesake label in case you didn’t know—tried something colorful for the December cover, featuring La Linda, in a Fendi yellow fur coat that looked so bright and catchy.

The Demarcheliers, Patrick and Victor, also landed cover job for Vogue Russia in 2012. The father shot the Dolce & Gabbana-clad models trio (Kate King, Anais Pouliot and Ming Xi) for February, while his son shot the October issue featuring actress Scarlett Johansson, who coincidentally also wears Dolce & Gabbana. And she looked good in it!

While the remaining photographers (Anthony Maule/January, Alexi Lubomirski/May, Cüneyt Akeroglu/June, Ellen Von Unwerth/August, and Mario Testino/September) were only shot one slot each last year, British born Richard Bush was lucky enough to secured two cover stints: July issue with Lily Donaldson (our fave), and November issue with Arizona Muse (her second consecutive year appears on the magazine’s front image).

The magazine already released their January issue with Lara Stone, and the editor in chief, Victoria Davydova, continues to work with Hedi Slimane as photographer. Yeah, she likes him that much because she gave him his third cover works in less than a year.

You can also read our review of 2011 covers, here. Share to us your favourite image from Vogue Russia in the comment box below.

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