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Featured Article: Vogue Germany 2012 Covers Recap


German top catwalker Toni Garrn is rising back to the occasion this year. She landed quite a number of editorials, campaigns and covers in 2012. The 20 year old already booked the Spring Summer 2013 campaign stint for Max Mara Studio and Hugo Boss Black. She also landed two covers slots for her homeland Vogue, for August and December issue, both photographed by Alexi Lubomirski.

The Wimbledon born photographer also snapped three other images as the front page, featuring models Lais Ribeiro (March), Carolyn Murphy (June) and actress Salma Hayek (September). Claudia Knoepfel & Stefan Indlekofer are the only ones who shot more than one covers for the magazine this year, besides Lubomirski. The Switzerland duo shot the May and July issue featuring models Guinevere Van Seenus and Kendra Spears. The rest of the covers were photographed by top names: Greg Kadel (January), Brigitte Lacombe (February), Peter Lindbergh (April), Camilla Akrans (October), and Daniel Jackson (November).

We loved the strong black and white image by Greg Kadel. The orange masthead really brighten it up. We also love Michelle Williams‘ cover in which she channelled Marilyn Monroe. She really looks like her! Do you have favourite cover(s) from Vogue Germany this year? Click here to read our 2011 recap, and here for 2010 recap.

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Featured Article: Vanity Fair 2012 Covers Recap


Vanity Fair started this year with good covers such as the January issue featuring Lady Gaga by Annie Leibovitz, and a trio of Matt Damon, Daniel Craig and George Clooney for February, also by Mrs.Leibovitz. And then they produced the always exciting March issue, which featured top rising names in movie industry such as Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lawrence, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain, photographed with a vintage 1920’s feeling by Mario Testino..

..They falls flat with Julia Roberts on the April issue but then redeemed it with pleasant for the eyes covers in the following months with Julianna Margulies, Claire Danes, Sofia Vergara, Michelle Dockery (May), Marilyn Monroe (June), Kristen Stewart (July), and Alec Baldwin (August).

Vanity Fair sinking into the worst-covers-of-the-year hole with their September, October and November edition respectively that’s featured one paparazzi-like shot of Kate Middleton, one OMG-WTF-is-this image of Katie Holmes, and last but not least, one awfully taken snap of a smirking Daniel Craig, in front of a golden girl’s lady part. The subscriber cover from September issue with Jessica Chastain was quite decent, but it’s such a shame they didn’t used it as the main cover.

Thank God for Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott who shot supermodel Kate Moss to perfection for the magazine’s December issue. We’re really hoping that Vanity Fair would never, ever again producing front pages like those three worst covers this year.

You may also read our 2011 recap for Vanity Fair, here, and 2010 recap, here.

Feel free to share to us your favourite covers from the Graydon Carter-edited monthly publication, in the comment box below.

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Marilyn Monroe for Playboy US December 2012


This the best Playboy US cover.. in years!

The cover came just in time when Fashionologie shares an article about the late Marilyn Monroe‘s famous quote regarding she wore nothing but “a few drops of Chanel No.5” to bed. Talk about perfect timing.

Click here to view last year December cover featuring LeeAnn Tweeden, and here for 2010 cover with Kendra Wilkinson.

Image via Store Mags.


Marilyn Monroe for Esquire Spain July/August 2012


Image via Cover Junkie.


Marilyn Monroe for Vanity Fair US June 2012


The cover was photographed by Lawrence Schiller. The Lost Nudes headline is kinda cheesy.

Click here to view last year cover featuring Katy Perry, here for 2010 cover with Didier Drogba and Cristiano Ronaldo, and here for 2009 cover with Jessica Simpson.

Image via TFS.


Vanity Fair US 2010 Covers Recap


Actress with the most Oscar nominations, Merry Streep landed the first <strong>cover slot of 2010 for Vanity Fair. While the most controversial athlete of 2010 Tiger Woods, posed for the February cover showing off his pecs. Quite a shocker that VF chose the athlete for the cover..

A trio of Abbie Cornish, Kristen Stewart and Carey Mulligan graced the March 2010 : The Young Hollywood Issue front cover (2011 cover rumored to be having Natalie Portman, James Franco and Ryan Reynolds while Jennifer Lawrence, Paula Patton, Rashida Jones, the new Spider Man-Andrew Garfield and Noomi Rapace will graced the folded cover!).
While Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Hall, Mia Wasikowska, Emma Stone, Evan Rachel Wood & Anna Kendrick photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the folded cover. All looking pretty in pastel clothing.

Michael Douglas with piles of gold! That’s what the April cover all about promoting the later postponed released of Wall Street : Money Never Sleeps, while the legendary Grace Kelly, is peeking for the May cover of Vanity Fair and soccer players Didier Drogba and former Emporio Armani Underwear ambassador Cristiano Ronaldo (tennis player Rafael Nadal is replacing him as the face of Armani Underwear next year)took off their jersey and wearing only underwear for the June cover.

A blue-ish cover of Elizabeth Taylor sitting on the water was what the magazine featured for their July cover. And Angelina Jolie was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for the August cover. Very simple. The magazine goes grey for September edition with Lady Gaga photographed by Nick Knight and styled by Nicola Formichetti with her grey hair covered her b**bs.

My favourite cover goes to the Lindsay Lohan‘s October by Norman Jean Roy. She looked gorgeous with the hair and the posed just perfect!! Loved it so much!!!

The rest of the year was belong to Marilyn Monroe for November and Mama Cher for December (she’s promoting her latest movie, Burlesque with Christina Aguilera)

Amby from Art8amby.


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