Cosmopolitan hired new Editor in Chief last September and it brings quite a refreshing look on the covers. Joanna Coles (previously at Marie Claire) tapped quite a number of first timers on the magazine’s line up this year.
She picked Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen to front the January issue, American dancer and actress Julianne Hough for February, the controversial singer Miley Cyrus who landed not one, but two slots (March and December!), Colombian actress Sofia Vergara for June, British singer and TV personality Kelly Osbourne on July, Bulgarian born actress Nina Dobrev for September, and lastly Australian model Miranda Kerr for November. Our fave would be Carly Rae, Julianne, Sofia and Miley‘s December issue.
We are noticing that their headlines were more streamlined and in rather similar fonts towards the end of the year. Unlike the rest of the covers where they used more than 2 different fonts, which in our opinion is better suited for the mag. Could this trend continue in 2014? Let’s see next month.
Kenneth Willardt photographed the cover.
Image via TFS.
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.
Click here to read last year’s covers recap, and feel free to shares your favourite image from the magazine’s on comment box below!
Is about time that singer Carly Rae Jepsen gracing the cover of Cosmopolitan…
Image via TFS.
The 26 year old “Call Me Maybe” singer is landing the October cover slot of her homeland Fashion Magazine.
Image via Carly Rae Jepsen Twitter page.