Though I usually prefer models on the cover of magazines, Emma Watson gracing December’s issue of British Vogue is completely fine with me and I kind of love it.
She looks like a modern Twiggy with her cropped hair and big doe eyes. I won’t even mind paying $10 for this issue of the magazine, Emma Watson takes beautiful pictures and I have a feeling her editorial in the magazine will go above and beyond.
I feel like she, and Carey Mulligan on the cover of American Vogue, are still pressuring me into cutting my hair like theirs, but I don’t know if I could pull it off as amazingly as they do.
And here is Carey Mulligan’s cover story for October’s Vogue styled by Grace Coddington:
It took me close to an hour today to find a new background for the desktop of my MacBook. It is a huge life decision, I spend so much of my time on the computer, staring at the image in between writing blog posts, doing homework and catching up on Mad Men.
I prefer horizontal images, so magazine editorials usually work the best, but occasionally I will fall in love with a portrait style image and I have to tile it, so it isn’t awkwardly stretched. I settled for this image of Lily Cole (I often rotate between her and Kate Moss):
I love this picture of her from Vogue UK, but I wasn’t convinced it made the best background so after a few hours I switched it to another image of her, also in a crown (this time from Vogue Nippon).
Since we are nearing the end of September, I have decided that a recap of the Vogue covers from both the American version and the international versions was in order and completely necessary. The faces gracing these magazines are picked because they will both set the tone for the Fall season and because they will entice people to want to buy the magazine. Remember, it is the face on the cover that usually sells the magazine.
Personally, I am loving all of the models on the covers. Only two of them featured actresses, Halle Berry on American Vogue and Marion Cotillard on French Vogue. All of the other international covers had models front and center, from Karlie Kloss to Coco Rocha, Freja Beha Erichsen, Kate Moss, and Miranda Kerr (twice!).
They are absolutely everywhere. All over the internet, featured on the Vogue UK blog and Refinery 29. On the manicured hands of Tim Gunn and potentially pinned to the jackets of everyone at Fashion Week.
These are, of course, the fashion finger puppets, of which I hope to be a collector. They are adorable and quirky and actually match the likeness quite well.
Some of these puppets are sold individually, and others in sets like the ones created for the various Fashion Weeks. There is a New York group, London, Milan, and Paris group. Though they are a bit expensive, $120 for a set, they might be worth it when you have an insanely fashion knowledgeable child one day.
Karl Lagergeld, Boris Johnson, and Grace Coddington
New York Fashion Week, with Andre Leon Talley and Donna Karan
Paris Fashion Week, with Alber Elbaz and John Galianno
To see more of the fabulous creations, go to http://www.rubbishmagshop.com/.
I have a thing with the background picture of my computer. It has to work well with my white mac, be fashionable (a given), and be slightly quirky/cute. For the past six months it has been Lily Cole with an umbrella, which covered all the bases and lasted quite a while.
But yesterday, I decided to change it for no reason at all. I felt maybe slightly creepy having a 16 year old doe eyed red head staring at me day and night, so I changed it.
Kate Moss now resides on my desktop wearing only a tutu and an anchor tattoo.
She looks absolutely beautiful, not overly waifish or high, for that matter.
To me, this picture is why Kate Moss is Queen Model.
Kate Moss, Vogue UK Cover Picture Dec. 2008
I am part of that small portion of the population that prefers models on the cover of magazines but recently that has been a growing trend, especially with the ever fabulous British Vogue. Over the past few years they have featured models on the covers of about half of their magazines. And personally I find this is the best way to go. They have a presence on the covers (it is part of their job description) and they entice people to flip through the magazine.
I once heard a quote that has stuck with me. It was, “Celebrities sell the magazine but models sell the clothes.” At the time I heard this I agreed wholeheartedly, but now I think that models might be able to sell the magazines on their own. Remember, there was a time when it was only models on the cover, Ms. Anna Wintour changed that. Grace Coddington is on my side of the debate. She once said, “There are no models on covers anymore. They’re all actors because they’re what sells.” She goes on to say, “An actor often dictates what you’re going to get. I find that annoying. And I’m incredibly shy, so they scare the pants off me. But I feel perfectly comfortable with the models. They’re like my kids.”
I am intrigued by models, there is something about them that is so fascinating, and I think that people are starting to realize this once again. After the age of the Super Models in the 80’s and 90’s there was a bit of a lull in the public’s attraction to models but I think that has definitely changed once again.
Below are some of the covers of British Vogue from 2009-2010 which featured models on the covers.
Canadian Model, Daria Werbowy
Russian Model, Sasha Pivovarova
British Model, Georgia Jagger
British Model, Kate Moss who has graced the cover numerous times
British Model, Lily Donaldson
Russian Model, Natalia Vodianova who has also been on the cover many times
Dutch Model, Lara Stone
Any thoughts about the celebrity vs. model controversy?
Filed under Models, VOGUE