35 year old Chinese actress Li Bing Bing graced the first 2011 cover of her hometown fashion publication, Vogue, photographed by Max Vadukul. Five editions later, fellow actress Fan Bing Bing (both are not related) graced the minimalist July cover lensed by Josh Olins.
Three more actresses graced the covers of Vogue China this year: Scarlett Johansson for April by Peter Lindbergh, Maggie Q for October by Daniel Jackson and Zhou Xun for December by Sølve Sundsbø.
The rest of the covers are belongs to models: Gisele Bundchen sitting pretty for February issue lensed by Patrick Demarchelier; Lara Stone posed for two gorgeous March covers (my fave!) by Inez & Vinoodh; a reprint of Frida Gustavsson for May issue by Arthur Elgort; Natalia Vodianova on her second Vogue China cover for June by Peter Lindbergh; rising model Ming Xi for August issue by Daniel Jackson; current Chinese famous models–Du Juan, Sui He, Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Ming Xi and Shu Pei Qin— for September issue (also my fave!) once again by Inez & Vinoodh; and last but not least, Edita Vilkeviciute for November by Peter Lindbergh.
You can also read last year’s covers recap, here.
Which are your favourite covers from Vogue China this year, guys?
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Vogue UK have better covers line up this year comparing from last year‘s where only two issues got my attention.
Let’s start with the covers that I have less interest in: Alexa Chung—last year’s March cover star—for June issue front page photographed by Josh Olins. Victoria Beckham, with her signature don’t-mess-with-me-look, by Alasdair McLellan for February issue. Vanessa Paradis (it looked good from distance, but when you have it in your hands, the cover was boring) by Mario Testino for July issue. Kate Winslet by Mario Testino for April and Keira Knightley also by Mario Testino for January. I’m not a fan of these covers.
57 year old Peruvian, Mario Testino, photographed seven covers of Vogue UK this year! His remaining shots that I liked are for May issue featuring top models Freja Beha Erichsen, Lara Stone and Natalia Vodianova. But that only because of the models selection. He shot the second 2011 cover of the 24 year old Danish girl Freja Beha Erichsen for the oh-so-important September issue in Dolce & Gabbana sequined dress. Last year it was Kate Moss who had the honour to be featured twice.
He also shot the regular cover girl, Kate Moss, in Miu Miu, for August and another supermodel, Gisele Bundchen, for the magazine’s last front page of 2011.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins landed her very first (we are pretty sure it won’t be her last) Vogue cover for October photographed by Sølve Sundsbø while Robyn Rihanna Fenty also landed her first cover for the magazine, chaneling the late Marilyn Monroe, for the November issue lensed by Alasdair McLellan. I like both covers.
My number one spot for the most favourite cover of 2011 from Vogue UK goes to none other than Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott‘s first ever cover works for the magazine featuring the sexy Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wearing Gucci fiery red blazer for March edition! I’m in love the first time I saw it!
Well, I’ve shared mine, and now it’s your time to share yours in the comment box below 🙂
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Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova photographed by Pascal Chevallier for the latest cover image of her hometown Condé Nast Traveller.
Image via TFS.
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 27th 2011: Lara Stone was photographed by Mario Sorrenti.
Dutch top model Lara Stone sporting wine stained lips and yellow Givenchy Fall Winter 2011 sweater and skirt on the November cover of Vogue Japan.
Click here to view last year cover featuring Lily Donaldson and here for 2009 cover featuring Tao Okamoto.
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Natalia Vodianova dressed sleek glamour for Vogue Turkey September 2011 shot by Cuneyt Akeroglu and styled by Ece Sukan, Natalia sporting sexy goddess featured designers dresses such as Tom Ford, Gucci, Balmain and others.
29 year old model turned actress, Natalia Vodianova looks striking in Gucci Fall Winter 2011 dress and blonde hair for the September cover of Vogue Turkey photographed by Cuneyt Akeroglu.
The mother of three who played Medusa in Clash of The Titans remake last year, will landed her first leading lady role in Glenio Bonder directed movie, Belle du Seigneur that will be released next year. Her co-star is the handsome Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Click here to view the stills from the movie based off the pre World War II novel by Albert Cohen, where Natalia Vodianova plays a Swiss woman having a love affair with a Jewish Diplomat (played by Jonathan Rhys-Meyers).
Click here to view last year cover featuring Karlie Kloss.
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