The cover by Jan Welters is a reprint from Marie Claire US February 2015 with styling by Alison Edmond. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Drew Barrymore, here to view 2012 cover featuring Heidi Klum, here to view last year covers featuring Christina Aguilera, here for 2011 cover with Michelle Williams, and here for 2010 cover also with Christina Aguilera.
Bazaar UK tries something different for their February issue. The subs cover featuring actress Gwyneth Paltrow shows the magazine’s header in an unusual position which is quite interesting. Oh, the image was shot by Alexi Lubomirski with styling by Celestine Cooney. (source)
Click here to view 2014 cover featuring Keira Knightley, here to view 2013 covers featuring Anne Hathaway, here to view last year cover featuring Uma Thurman, here for 2011 cover with Rebecca Hall, and here for 2010 cover with Julianne Moore.
Glenda Bailey always featured word “fashion” consistently on Harper’s Bazaar US front pages. The word was the main headline in 2010 and 2011. Printed in big and bold manner. This year, the word made appearance in most of the covers. It’s their signature that needs to get rid of immediately. Oh, and they should also make the headlines smaller, not as big usual.
Harper’s Bazaar US started 2013 with an unflattering image of Jennifer Lopez. The 44 year old singer and actress was photographed by Katja Rahlwes for the cover. They could do better in our opinion, instead using the beauty shot. Another least favourite cover would be Selena Gomez‘s April issue by Terry Richardson. The stripes Dolce & Gabbana dress is to plain, dull and boring.
The controversial photographer Terry Richardson is Harper’s Bazaar regular photographer for several years now. This year alone he snapped the magazine’s August issue with Sofia Vergara for newsstand (one of our favourite) and Candice Swanepoel on subscriber version, September issue with Sarah Jessica Parker (enough with her already!), October issue with Miley Cyrus on the newsstand and Linda Evangelista on the subscriber, and November issue with Madonna. We are wondering what Terry‘s clients thinks about his sexual predator tendencies that’s (once again) surfaced on the internet.
The rest of the covers line up this year are our favourite! From Gwyneth Paltrow‘s regal beauty shot for May issue to Christy Turlington chic zebra styling for June/July issue, and Drew Barrymore gorgeous beauty profile on March to Kate Hudson bold red subscriber cover of December.
InStyle UK really stepping up their covers this year. Even though they still use their signature soft pale mastheads and headlines, but the cover star choice, the styling and the pose were perfect!
They started with Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain who looks amazing in cropped top and fiery hair posing in front of Micaela Rossato‘s lens for February issue. New York based Rossato (who was born in Cordoba, Argentina) also photographed two other cover slots with Rebecca Hall and Naomi Watts, which we love.
We also love the following covers featuring model Agyness Deyn (by Rankin), Taylor Swift (by Karen Collins), Zoe Saldana (by Damon Heath), and Kate Bosworth (by Cedric Buchet). The rest of the cover stars this year are singer Cheryl Cole (by David Vasiljevic), and three brilliant actresses: Chloë Grace Moretz, Drew Barrymore, and Julianne Moore who were snapped by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello, Michelangelo di Battista, and Giampaolo Sgura respectively.
The only glitch was on the first issue of 2013. The worst cover of the year, or even in their history, goes to Gwyneth Paltrow’s January issue by Giampaolo Sgura. See the image here, and you’ll see what we are talking about. Worst photoshop, ever!
Glamour UK has less covers this year, but with better cover stars. They tapped popular singers (Rita Ora, Jessie J, Nicole Scherzinger, Myleene Klass—who’s famous locally, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry (the cover was “inspired” by the February 1995 issue of Vogue Paris, by Mario Testino).
They also featured the current in demand actresses and actor for their 2013 cover slots (Emma Stone, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Radcliffe, Zooey Deschanel, Rebel Wilson—in a cover inspired by Victoria Beckham’s Glamour US version, and Lily Collins).
Fun fact, there is no Cheryl Cole cover for the first time since 2010! They still heavy on the text, but at least giving us interesting color palette, unlike last year’s. Our favourite from Glamour UK this year would be Jessica Alba’s May issue (love her striking pose), Daniel Radcliffe’s July, and Taylor Swift’s November cover.