Daily Archives: November 15, 2013

Featured Article: Dazed & Confused 2013 Covers Recap


Dazed & Confused is never boring (remember that controversial condom-blowing Azealia Banks!?). We love how wickedly fantastic their covers are. This year, they started with Texas born rapper Horst Christian Simco or famously known as Riff Raff (photographed by Nick Haymes). They made a huge risk with that unconventional hairstyle. Their February issue with Thom Yorke gave us an uneasy feeling with the crazy creepy eyes. The lead vocalist, principal songwriter, guitarist and pianist of the rock band Radiohead was shot in black and white by Richard Burbridge.

One of our favourite covers this year from the magazine is March issue with Mia Wasikowska (by Theo Wenner). The 24 year old Australian is not the only actress to graced Dazed cover this year. The magazine who always using white masthead also tapped 19 year old Irish girl Saoirse Ronan (by Rankin), 24 year old American Elizabeth Olsen—who’s recently cast as Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron! (by Angelo Pennetta), and 16 year old fellow American Chloë Grace Moretz (by Glen Luchford).

More outstanding covers this years comes from Jeff Bark who shot Catherine McNeil for May; Paolo Roversi for July (with Kati Nescher); Pierre Debusschere for October (with Lindsey Wixson); and Josh Olins for December (with James Franco). And that leaves us with Daft Punk‘s June covers by Hedi Slimane, and Chance The Rapper‘s August issue by Daniel Jackson.

We can’t wait to see their 2014 covers!

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Arizona Muse for Vogue Australia December 2013


Nathaniel Goldberg photographed the American model for the last cover of 2013 from Vogue Australia that was styled by Jillian Davison. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Julia Nobis and Black Caviar, here to view 2011 cover featuring Isabel Lucas, here for 2010 cover with Georgia May Jagger, and here for 2009 cover with Abbie Cornish.


Penelope Cruz for The Edit Magazine November 14th 2013


The cover was photographed by Mariano Vivanco. (source)


Featured Article: InStyle US 2013 Covers Recap


Ariel Foxman as InStyle US editor in chief is still keeping the magazine’s trademarks on the cover: white background, white masthead logo with colored panel, and hot in-the-moment celebrities. We don’t mind those three, the only thing they should fix, in our opinion, is the amount of headlines. It’s to packed like the American edition of Marie Claire and Vogue. We just wish that the great images of the cover star wasn’t covered by the awkwardly placed headlines, especially on the hair.

The perfect cover example would be Zooey Deschanel‘s April issue. They put the majority of the headlines on one side, with small amount of text on the other side. But then again, text placement is always depends on the image they picked as the cover itself. They could do better, but we still appreciate what they’ve done this year.

On celebrity side, they chose actresses who got big movies/series/project coming out close to the magazine published date such as Amanda Seyfried who starred in Les Miserables, trio of Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, and Michelle Williams who were promoting Oz The Great and Powerful, Zooey Deschanel of New Girl, Julianne Moore of Carrie remake, Taylor Swift who performed on Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show two days ago, and The Hunger Games‘ leading girl, Jennifer Lawrence (the cover was shot before she cut her hair).

Michaelangelo di Battista, Giampaolo Sgura, and Dusan Reljin are the three photographers who were hired by InStyle to shot their covers in 2013. Italian born di Battista photographed the March issue with Rachel, Mila and Michelle, May issue with Emily Blunt, September issue with Drew Barrymore, and December issue with Jennifer Lawrence.

Fellow Italian Giampaolo Sgura shot the April issue with Zooey Deschanel, August with Olivia Wilde, October with Julianne Moore, and November with Taylor Swift. Last but not least, Dusan Reljin, who was born in Serbia and is a Norwegian citizen, snapped the same amount of covers for the magazine with cover stars Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Alba, Selena Gomez, and Salma Hayek.

Which one is your favourite cover from InStyle US? You can also read our 2012, and 2011 recaps by clicking the respective links.

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Featured Article: Marie Claire US 2013 Covers Recap


Marie Claire US got two Academy Award Best Actress winners as their cover stars this year. Natalie Portman who won the award for her dramatic role in Black Swan wore Dior on the magazine’s November cover, shot by Tesh. While Julia Roberts who got her Oscar from Erin Brockovich, made a notable cover appearance for Marie Claire‘s December issue photographed by Cedric Buchet.

Another Oscar-related actress on the line up is Keira Knightley, who graced their important March issue shot by Nathaniel Goldberg. She was nominated for the same category as Natalie and Julia back in 2005 for Pride and Prejudice. On the side note, May issue cover star Scarlett Johansson may haven’t received a nomination for Oscar, yet, but she was a presenter for the prestigious event back in 2011.

The majority of Marie Claire‘s cover stars this year were actresses. From Glee star Lea Michele, Tron Legacy heroine Olivia Wilde, the quirky yet lovely New Girl and (500) Days of Summer protagonist Zooey Deschanel, and Disney starlet Vanessa Hudgens. Three of them were posed in front of Tesh‘s lens (he shot the total 5 slots this year!), while the other one was photographed by Andreas Sjödin.

Former Victoria’s Secret Angel and Project Runway host Heidi Klum, American Idol winner Carrie Underwood, TV personality and author Lauren Conrad, and singer/rapper Nicki Minaj rounding up the 12 cover stars from the monthly women’s publication edited by Anne Fulenwider.

Which one is your favourite? Share to us in the comment box below. You can also read our 2012, and 2011 recap.

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Marie Piovesan for Vogue Ukraine December 2013


Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello photographed the latest cover of Vogue Ukraine with French model Marie Piovesan. (source)


A.P.C. Spring Summer 2014 Ad Campaign


Walter Pfeiffer photographed Aline Weber and Adrien Sahores for the Spring Summer 2014 campaign image of A.P.C..(source)

Click the links to view past campaign images of A.P.C: Fall Winter 2013, Spring Summer 2013, Fall Winter 2011, Spring Summer 2011, Resort 2011 and Fall 2009.


Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Holiday 2013 Ad Campaign


American model Lindsey Wixson stars in Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Holiday 2013 campaign, Parisian Night. (source)

Click the links to view past campaign images of Yves Saint Laurent Beauty: Fall Winter 2013. Spring Summer 2013, Holiday 2012, Fall Winter 2012, Spring Summer 2012, Fall Winter 2011 and Spring Summer 2011.


Amber Heard for Company Magazine UK December 2013


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Milla Jovovich for Harper’s Bazaar Russia December 2013


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Click here to view last year covers featuring Amra Cerkezovic and Tamara Weijenberg, here to view 2011 cover featuring Daphne Guinness, here for 2010 cover with Anna Mouglalis, and here for 2009 cover with Dita von Teese.


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