2013 is another year of boring September issue covers. But there is one very positive thing about this year’s fall magazines, and that is the high number of models gracing the front pages. Most years, it is celebrity after celebrity, but this 2013 might just be the year of the models’ comeback (as I noticed there were a lot of them in the ad campaigns, too.) I’m not suggesting that models have actually overtaken celebrities (god no!) but at least there are a few of them. Here is part one of my loves and loathes of the 2013 September issue covers. Here is part 2!
Kate Upton shop by Carter Smith on the cover of Elle US. Yes, I know this is totally not original, but she is a model, and she is wearing Lanvin, and that’s pretty much the best we can ever expect from a magazine like Elle.
Doutzen Kroes by Paul Bellaart on the cover of Vogue Netherlands. She looks awesome in that Chanel dress.
Anja Rubik by Claudia Knoepful on the cover of Vogue Germany. This too is not a groundbreaking photo but Anja looks beautiful in Prada and kinda makes me want to buy the magazine.
Lady Gaga by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin for V Magazine. I love that Lady Gaga is so versatile and interesting (even though she’s a bit stupid sometimes.)
Jennifer Lawrence by Mario Testino for Vogue US. This is really boring and lame (“gifted, unguarded, and gorgeous”?!?!) plus putting her in Calvin Klein is pretty much like saying: “We are not ones to take risks. Ever.”
Saskia de Brauw by Mert & Marcus on the cover of Vogue Paris. I could have maybe been ok with this except that she is wearing Saint Laurent and the cover says (translated) “the sublime grunge fever.” GET A LIFE. Carine Roitfeld’s signature was “porno chic” so Emmanuelle Alt is going to do “grunge fever”? I. Feel. Sick.
Princess Diana by Mario Testino for Vanity Fair. Are they THAT desperate for content that they are putting a dead person on the cover, and the main story is about how she may have fancied some other guy? Really?
Blake Lively by Patrick Demarchelier for Lucky. This is new editor Eva Chen’s first cover and it is lame and Lively’s face is WAY too photoshopped.
Sarah Jessica Parker by Terry Richardson for Harpers Bazaar. “On love & shoes”???? Sounds riveting. Although at least she managed to make Marc Jacob’s otherwise gross collection look glamorous.
Amber Heard by Kurt Iswarienko for Flare. Does anyone actually know who this person is?
Elizabeth Olsen by Angelo Pennetta for Dazed & Confused. This used to be a respectable publication. Not anymore.