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3:30 pm

Elle UK September 2010 – Emily Blunt + Bryanboy

10/08/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Current Affairs, Elle UK, Magazine Covers

Elle UK September 2010 – Emily Blunt

British actress Emily Blunt, in Valentino, is on the cover of Elle UK's September 2010 issue which is out on newstands now.

Emily Blunt on the cover of Elle UK September 2010 magazine

I also made a cameo appearance on their Little Black Blog feature.

Bryanboy for British Elle

Thank you so much Elle UK for the lovely feature. I'm honored!
Also, special thanks to Kaye S., my reader from the UK who scanned the page for me. You're a doll!

scan credits: mackers79, kaye s.

7:20 pm

Blast From British Vogue’s Past

03/08/2010, Fashion and Style, Magazine Covers, Vogue UK

Blast From British Vogue’s Past

Wow, my entry about Kate Moss’ cover for British Vogue brought an influx of interesting emails. Thought I’d share this note from my reader John F., who also sent me photos of his favourite covers.

Hi Bryan.

I agree with your comments about British Vogue. I’ve been writing to them for about 2 years now asking for them to raise the bar on their creative side particularly with the covers. I believe British Vogue was at it’s best in the late eighties and early nineties when Liz Tilberis was at the helm. Why to they always opt for the pretty celebrity blonde with the crowded hot pink or red typography? Some of my fave covers attached..

Love your blog
John

Out of his personal selection, I love this.

British Vogue Cover

Those were the days eh?

Reminiscing the past from time to time is great but it’s all about moving forward.

Meanwhile, click HERE to see a preview of what’s inside the September 2010 issue of British Vogue. There’s a gallery highlighting what’s inside the magazine. I will, of course, pick up my copy because Vogue is Vogue is Vogue is Vogue afterall!

5:54 am

Kate Moss for British Vogue – September 2010 Cover

03/08/2010, Fashion and Style, Kate Moss, Magazine Covers, Models, Vogue UK

Kate Moss for British Vogue – September 2010 Cover

This, my dearest friends, is Kate Moss' 30th cover for British Vogue.

Kate Moss for September 2010 British Vogue

It's her sixth September cover.

Previously, Kate's been on the September 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2009 issues of the magazine.

I think we all agree that she's a fashion icon through and through.

I love British Vogue and I know Kate's powerful prowess sells issues but come on…

I'm gonna be honest here. I look at that cover and there's no WOW factor. No element of surprise. It doesn't even spark my curiosity. In other words, it's the same old, same old, same old, same old… multiplied by a factor of thirty.

Yes, we'll most likely buy the magazine not because we see something exciting but because it's British Vogue and you have to get it to be informed.

I just think it's sad that we have to look elsewhere to get what we want from the magazines that we love…

Sometimes I wonder what the magazine industry would be like if everyone in present-day fashion publishing just vanished into thin air (all of them, the whole lot of them from top to bottom) and our favourite glossies got a clean slate…

With that being said, who wants to bet that Kate will be on the cover again on September 2011, September 2012, September 2014 and maybe September 2016?

photo via: tfs

4:35 pm

Thank You Vogue Korea!

01/08/2010, Fashion and Style, Magazine Covers, Natalia Vodianova, Vogue Korea

Thank You Vogue Korea!

Natalia Vodianova was shot by Paolo Roversi for the August 2010 cover of Vogue Korea. It’s the magazine’s 14th year anniversary.

Natalia Vodianova for Vogue Korea

In the same issue, the lovely folks at Vogue wrote an article about me and blogging.

Bryanboy at Vogue Korea

Between you and me, I don’t see myself sitting in between these two iconic women anytime soon but it’s a cute photograph nonetheless.

Thank you so much Vogue Korea. I love you!

And special thanks to my reader Joanna from Seoul for sending me this photo.

12:17 am

Natasha Poly for Vogue Nippon September 2010 Cover

19/07/2010, Fashion and Style, Magazine Covers, Natasha Poly, Vogue Nippon

Natasha Poly for Vogue Nippon September 2010 Cover

It's only mid-July and the September covers are starting to arrive online. Vogue Nippon featured my favourite model EVER, Natasha Poly on their September 2010 cover.

Natasha Poly for Vogue Nippon September 2010 cover

TRANNYTANTASTIC GLAMAZONIA!

I'm curious what the cover looks like in real life because she looks photoshopped. I love the styling, nonetheless.

Update: It's Natasha Poly's 29th Vogue cover… and 7th Vogue cover this year. [via khryk]

photo credit: amazon.jp

9:12 pm

Laetitia Casta in Balenciaga for Vogue Russia August 2010 Cover

17/07/2010, Balenciaga, Fashion and Style, Magazine Covers, Vogue Russia

Laetitia Casta in Balenciaga for Vogue Russia August 2010 Cover

Ooh la la! French heroine Laetitia Casta is on the August 2010 cover of Vogue Russia. 

Laetitia Casta for Vogue Russia August 2010 cover

It's their "French" issue and she's wearing Balenciaga.

Laetitia Casta in Balenciaga for Vogue Russia August 2010 cover

Stunning eh? Vogue Russia never disappoints.

Meanwhile, did you hear the news that American Harper's Bazaar is featuring, hold on to your seats, Jennifer Aniston on their September issue cover? SHOCK, AWE, HORROR, GASP!

I threw up a little in my mouth when I read that online. Isn't that what, Jennifer Aniston's  878,949,939,904,009th cover? Way to go Harper's Bazaar for breaking ground and pushing the envelope with your oh-so-fresh cover choice. High-five!

photo credits: tfs/style.com

11:30 am

May 2010 Magazines: Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ USA

21/04/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Fashion and Style, Magazine Covers, Vogue USA

May 2010 Magazines: Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, GQ USA

What does one do while waiting for the vodka and xanax to kick in while sitting on an exit row seat for fourteen hours? Read the May 2010 American magazines, of course!

May 2010 cover stars: Sarah Jessica Parker for Vogue, Gwyneth Paltrow for Harper's Bazaar,
Jake Gyllenhaal for GQ and Fergie for Elle.

5:37 pm

Jake Gyllenhaal for GQ Magazine May 2010 Cover

18/04/2010, Celebrity Gossip, GQ Magazine, Magazine Covers

Jake Gyllenhaal for GQ Magazine May 2010

How handsome is Jake Gyllenhaal? Jake is on the cover of the May 2010 issue of GQ Magazine. So hot, this man.

Jake Gyllenhaal for GQ Magazine Cover May 2010 issue

I must say he kinda looks like a younger version of George Clooney. Agree or disagree?

1-800-RUGGED-AMERICAN-MAN is dat chu? I need myself one of these…

8:50 pm

American Vogue November 1988 – Micaela Bercu

05/04/2010, Anna Wintour, Fashion and Style, Magazine Covers, Models, Vogue USA

American Vogue November 1988

Speaking of number one, behold my latest acquisition: the November 1988 issue of American Vogue.

US Vogue November 1988 cover featuring Micaela Bercu

This is Anna Wintour’s first issue as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue USA after replacing Grace Mirabella.

Micaela Bercu, in a Christian Lacroix haute couture jacket, was photographed by Peter Lindbergh who, as reported last month, is returning to the magazine after an eighteen-year hiatus. It’s also the first time jeans appeared on the cover of the magazine.

I bought this (for $75 shipping included) on eBay after a crazy bidding war. I wasn’t gonna let it go.

Trust me, every penny I’ve spent is worth this amazing piece of history.

9:58 am

Tilda Swinton Dazed & Confused Magazine May 2010 Double Cover

31/03/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Dazed & Confused, Magazine Covers

Tilda Swinton Dazed & Confused Magazine Double Cover

The ultra stunning Tilda Swinton is on the cover of the May 2010 issue of Dazed & Confused magazine.

Tilda Swinton for Dazed & Confused Magazine

Tilda Swinton for Dazed & Confused Magazine

A baby elephant dies and a baby unicorn is beheaded every time someone this planet answers 'Kate Bosworth' or 'Kim Kardashian' when they are asked who their favourite stylish celebrity is. Time and time again, the only answer I'm able to give to this dreadful question is no other than the ferocious Tilda.

photo via tfs