“If Your Vagina Could Talk”. Oh, wow we wonder how’s that article like. (source)
Editors shake up also hit Marie Claire US! Anne Fulenwider, formerly at Brides since October 2011, named as the new Editor in Chief of the magazine earlier this September, and replacing Joanna Coles who moved to Cosmopolitan (she helmed MC for the last six years). Fulenwider is back to Marie Claire because she had served as an executive editor under Coles for two years starting in September 2009. There are not much changed on the cover ever since Fulenwider helmed it. Next year, perhaps?
Anyway, Marie Claire US tapped top celebrities as this year’s cover stars. Starting with Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie who fronted the January issue, by Alexei Hay. They also listed singer and The Voice mentor, Christina Aguilera as the magazine’s February cover star. She was photographed by Tesh, who also shot seven (!) other front pages this year. The British photographer snapped the April, May, June, August, September, November and December issue featuring Leighton Meester, Zooey Deschanel, Jessica Alba, Kristen Wiig, Miley Cyrus (our favourite), Ashley Greene, and Jessica Chastain respectively. The rest of the celebrities who graced the magazine this year are Eva Mendes (March) and Blake Lively (July), both by Txema Yeste and Gwen Stefani (October), by Peggy Sirota.
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Finally Cosmopolitan US is changing for the better! The picked lovely first-timer cover girl this year to get more young and new readers (hello Dakota Fanning!), sexy returning cover girls to pleased regular readers (Scarlett Johansson and Megan Fox), and of course, they are welcoming the new editor in chief, Joanna Coles who’s replacing Kate White (she edited Cosmo for the last 14 year old, and stepped down to pursue her writing and speaking career) earlier this September.
50 year old Joanna Coles—she previously helmed Marie Claire US—did major changes on the newsstand cover with more multi colored headlines, cool new fonts, and bolder text placements (check out the layout differences between Selena Gomez‘s March and Taylor Swift‘s December issue). We love her decisions to did the makeover. In fact, her January 2013 issue with Carly Rae Jepsen is already the contender for next year’s best cover from Cosmo.
The rest of the cover stars this year are Pink, Khloe Kardashian, Demi Lovato, Lucy Hale, and the first model to graced their front page in a very long time, the IT girl of this year Kate Upton (the last four names are all first timers). Ashley Greene‘s August cover and Zooey Deschanel‘s October are our favourite this year. Hopefully Cosmopolitan US will keep their standards high and producing better images next year.
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It is more exciting to waiting every month and see what GQ UK brings on their covers than the US version. Because GQ UK works with different photographers and setting and concept almost every single months. Unlike their US brother that always with the boring white backdrop and suited-up cover stars.
Some of the highlights from this year that caught our attention are Sam Taylor Wood‘s sephia-colored January cover featuring Daniel Craig, who also featured on one out of six front pages of the magazine’s November issue that celebrating 50th anniversary of the iconic James Bond (the other cover stars are previous Bond casts–George Lazenby, Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore, Sean Connery, and Timothy Dalton).
We love Olivia Wilde‘s cute and sexy April cover by Gavin Bond, but of course the other cover version featuring comedians Ricky Gervais, Michael McIntyre, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Chris Rock, is definitely not on our “best cover” list. Our final favourite front pages from GQ UK this year are featuring three gorgeous, lovely yet sexy ladies: Homeland‘s Claire Danes for September issue by Simon Emmett; singer Lana Del Rey (naked!) for October issue by Mariano Vivanco; and last but not least, Twilight star Ashley Greene for December issue by Benny Horne. They did great jobs with the stunning images!
The rest of the cover stars for this year’s line up including rising actor Michael Fassbender; Academy-Award nominated actress Keira Knightley; Victoria Secret’s Angel from South Africa, Candice Swanepoel; singer Cheryl Cole; the new Peter Parker, Andrew Garfield; the new Bond girl from French, Bérénice Marlohe; stage, tv and film actor James Corden; Mad Men‘s John Slattery, singer Robbie Williams; and rapper Tinie Tempah.
Which are your favourite covers this year from GQ UK? Feel free to jump in the comment box and let us know!
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Benny Horne photographed the Twilight Saga actress for the sexy December cover of GQ UK.
Image via TFS.
Image via TFS.