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Featured Article: Cosmopolitan US 2013 Covers Recap


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.

The returning cover stars this year were Kim Kardashian (April), Rachel Bilson (May), Demi Lovato (August), and Jennifer Lopez–our least favourite (October).

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.

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Featured Article: Marie Claire US 2012 Covers Recap


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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Featured Article: Cosmopolitan US 2012 Covers Recap


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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Marie Claire US 2011 Covers Recap


Marie Claire US editor in chief, Joanna Coles, chose the new Lois Lane in the upcoming Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, Amy Adams as the magazine’s first cover star this year. The 37 year old and the mother of Aviana Olea Le Gallo was lensed by Mark Abrahams in Gucci.

Amy Adams was not the only mother on the 2011 covers of Marie Claire US. 31 year old Michelle Williams, the mother of Heath Ledger‘s daughter, Matilda Rose, was smiling in dusty pink Valentino dress photographed by Tesh for February issue. Kate Hudson (31), the mother of Ryder Russell Robinson (from Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes) and Bingham Hawn Bellamy (from Matthew Bellamy of Muse), was lensed by Tesh along with her co star in Something Borrowed, Ginnifer Goodwin, for the June cover.

Sarah Jessica Parker who have three children: James Wilkie Broderick, Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick and Tabitha Hodge Broderick (the twins was conceived from a surrogate mother), landed the important September issue cover page while the proud mother of Deacon Reese and Ava Elizabeth, Reese Witherspoon (35) landed two covers of October issue. Both covers lensed by Tesh who also photographed the mother of the fashionable Suri Cruise, Katie Holmes (32) for the November issue.

The rest of the cover stars are Miley Cyrus–who looked gorgeous on one of the covers wearing Roberto Cavalli–for March by Tesh; Abbie Cornish and her Limitless co-star who recently named as the 2011 Sexiest Man Alive, Bradley Cooper for April by Peggy Sirota; the beautiful Glee starlets Dianna Agron, Amber Riley and Lea Michele for May by Mark Abrahams; Jennifer Aniston and her co-stars from Horrible Bosses, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Suidekis for July by Tesh; Olivia Wilde and her fab bangs for August by Tesh; and the newly divorced Kim Kardashian, who looked lovely, for December by Marie Claire US regular photographer, Tesh.

Which covers are your favourite this year guys? 🙂

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