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.
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
Out of his personal selection, I love this.
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!
Kate Moss for British Vogue – September 2010 Cover
This, my dearest friends, is Kate Moss' 30th cover for 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
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.
In the same issue, the lovely folks at Vogue wrote an article about me and blogging.
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.
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.
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
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.
It's their "French" issue and she's wearing Balenciaga.
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
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.
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.
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…
American Vogue November 1988
Speaking of number one, behold my latest acquisition: the November 1988 issue of American Vogue.
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.
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.
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
Jessica Biel for American Vogue February 2010 Cover
Jessica Biel is on the cover of American Vogue's February 2010 issue.
OH MY GOD. Is Vogue on a roll or what?
The only word I have in my mind right now is: beautiful.
Two totally unexpected actresses in a row… and I like this cover. It's simple, beautiful, natural and it oozes 'all-American' chic to me.
I can't wait to see what's inside (ie. editorials) over the next few days.