Round-About the Year

The end of 2012 is here and so many trends have come and gone, so many models have been in then out that it only seemed appropriate to do a cover round up of some of my all time fashion covers from Vogue and Elle from both the UK and US editions (and one from Vogue Paris).

Now, although I love Vogue as much as I love Elle, I have not been a fan of all their covers as some are just completely unappealing to me, especially the one with Meryl Streep on the cover. Judging by Vogue's reader dynamics, I doubt that they are going to be clamouring to grab one of those Meryl Streep issues. Someone of her age belongs on the cover of Good Housekeeping, not Vogue. But there are several covers that I love, not only because I love the cover girl, but because the styling and the issue itself was brilliant.
I love Emma Stone on a whole, but this cover is so warm and presents her as such a wholesome figure that it just appeals to me more, especially as the makeup artist has accentuated her stunning blue eyes! I was especially pleased as she covered the July issue of Vogue which is a summer month where I could prioritise looking through the magazine over school work!

Lets face it, Kate Moss looks fierce in every shot she has ever been in (except her brief stint as a Mango ambassador, but thats another story). She looks amazing here and I actually prefer her cover to that of Lara Stones. She belongs on this September issue. Well done Vogue Paris. 

Taylor Swift (Or T-Swizzle as I like to call her) has completely changed her look around from wholesome curly country star to somewhat more rebellious with her latest album 'Red'. I love the new vintage look she has been channeling and how the cover stylist has followed through with her now favoured look. 

Yes, another Kate Moss cover. But hey, she looks fantastic! She looks phenomenal and the simplicity of the cover and lack of excessive props, just shows how amazing Kate is as a model. Not many people could own a cover of a magazine stand alone, but Kate has succeeded. 

Scarlett Johansson is the modern day embodiment of a Hollywood bombshell. Her peroxide blonde hair and bright red looks add extra sensuality to her already curvaceous figure. She looks amazing on the cover and the styling has kept true to classic Hollywood glam with the simple styling and classic dress and pearl drop earrings. 

Adele came under a lot of fire for her cover on Vogue especially by Mr Karl Lagerfield, however I personally think she looks beyond stunning. Her cheekbones look phenomenal and to be honest, I think she looks better than some size six models who have covered Vogue.

There is no doubting that the Hunger Games star, Jennifer Lawrence, is stunning and the simplicity of this cover emphasises this. Although Jennifer Lawrence is not typically photogenic, the bright red lips and simple white dress do give her a chic edge and contribute to her already prominent beauty. I have this edition on my iPad at the moment, and am ready to start reading as I love her!

As many of my readers will know, I am obsessed with Rosie Huntington-Whitely and see her as the epitome of what is beautiful in the world, but this cover (and her spread) was amazing. The very natural makeup is akin to that which she wore in several of her previous Victoria's Secret shoots and really emphasise her amazing bone structure. There is no doubting that RHW is going to be around for a very long time, both in our local M&S, on the cover of magazines and hopefully on our cinema screens in the near future. 

Ellie Dickinson2012