Once a month or so, I do my newsstand roundup and that’s one report I know you would enjoy as well! Because I’m going through some of the classic but also some titles you’re least accustomed with.
I’m looking forward to spring and all the fashion awakening it brings. From paper magazines to street style, I’ll be hunting novelty and inspiration. More or less mainstream, let’s March on:
Rihanna US Vogue March 2014
Far from being a joke or even the slightest style-challenging, Rihanna is Vogue US’ covergirl. For the third time. It’s hardly newsflash, but March is Oscar month, so my expectations were flyin in Hollywood’s directions – perhaps Lupita N’Yongo?
Anna Wintour already waved her fairy wand for this Spring when she gave the February 2014 cover to Lena Dunham, the most fashion-interesting TV phenomenon since SATC to present days… Not without its fair share of mainstream-by-retouching as Jezebel pointed out the before and after photos of Lena…
See also: Rihanna’s first Vogue US cover!
Miley Cyrus Love Spring 2014
Photographed by David Sims, Miley puts on a pouty profile for Katie Grand’s Love magazine’s 11th issue, the one dedicated to the Spring-Summer 2014 season’s official newsstand.
Six other covers were edited and published as well, one more love-unworthy than the next: Cara Delevingne photographed by Drew Jarrett where Cara is doing little else but sticking her blue dyed tongue out; Kate Upton by Nigel Shafran, Georgia May Jagger for Kenzo by Jean-Paul Goude, Lily McMenamy by Juergen Teller, Rila Fukushima by Nobuyashi Akari and a black rose and a pink rose by Inez&Vinoodh.
Emma Watson Wonderland March 2014
This a typical double cover face-off issue with Emma Watson looking like a princess in one and like a lost in vintage translation doll in the second cover.
The entire issue was guest-edited by Emma herself while the tiara cover was photographed by Christian Oita and the retro one by Kerry Hallihan (there’s an editorial piece inside, titled ‘The Bloom of the Wallflower’ in which Emma Watson is answering question from Derek Blasberg, below here’s a quote from it)
‘I feel like I’ve been given a lot of credit where it isn’t due that I don’t like to party. The truth is that I’m genuinely a shy, socially awkward, introverted person. […]The minute I get pregnant, the first thing I’m going to do is cut my hair off because I know I won’t be working for a time. If I wasn’t an actress, I’d keep it that way. […]a fashion show? It’s more intense than a movie premiere. Sometimes people ask me why I don’t go to more shows, but to be honest I’d rather watch it on the internet. Fashion is this massive, huge industry, which I like to dip my toes into. But it’s not my industry.’
Christy Turlington Burns Vs. Magazine Spring 2014
A wonderful minimalist cover that keeps growing on me every time I look at it. Again. and again! In Vs.’s sweet style, more covers were made for this Spring Summer 2014 issue, all of which I would treasure owning and framing for selfish display enjoyment in the privacy of my own home!
Helena Christensen, Julianne Moore, Emilia Clarke, Stacy Martin and Soo Joo Park look fabulous, just as Christie and I’m certain the inside content is anything short of fabulous!
Rosie Huntington Whiteley Harper’s Bazaar Australia March 2014
A collaboration made in fashion heaven, Rosie, Carine Roitfeld and Karl Lagerfeld came out horribly in print! That’s what happens when one loses style integrity and just bets it all on a namecard!
A perfect example to illustrate one of the most tasteless fashion magazines products ever to be created. A blunt aesthetic both childish and as tasty as a beach sand cookie that is so Lagerfeld, it makes me cringe just thinking of the inside content! Both the newsstand and the subscriber covers are enough to keep me away for my own fashion sanity’s sake.
Sofia Coppola Vogue Italia February 2014
This is one of the best fashion magazines issues I’ve ever laid eyes on! But this happens ever so often with Franca Sozzani’s edited Vogue, I feel redundant for writing yet another praise on Vogue Italy’s wall of fashion media glory!
Steven Meisel photographed Sofia Coppola for a fun, iconic and very individual pictorial (I mentioned it when I wrote the trendy sneakers piece earlier) styled by Karl Templer.
But there’s so much more to this February issue than Sofia that I decided to include it in my March magazines story because I feel I couldn’t digest the entire content in just one month’s time! This issue’s influence and inspiration stretches way beyond the calendar rivets! Oh, and by the way Anna, here’s how Vogue-worthy Lupita is: