It's officially that time of year again. The September issues are just around the corner and the first few are already out. As always, Vogue Australia have released their first and stars Bella Heathcote and Numero Tokyo's Candice Swanepoel cover has also hit the net. While both magazines have opted for models, their covers are by no means representative of what you can expect from other titles. All of the rest have gone for celebrities and while that does bug me, the fact that Kim Kardashian doesn't appear on any is a bonus.
As we all know, Lady Gaga has been shot by Met & Marcus for American Vogue, as she continues to drum up attention around her debut fragrance. Glamour have confirmed that they've booked Victoria Beckham to cover theirs and I'm excited. Beckham's covers have been really strong lately and she just might be what the magazine needs after those disappointing covers with Mila Kunis and Amanda Seyfried. InStyle has opted for Jennifer Lopez, Marie Claire have gone for Miley Cyrus, W for Penelope Cruz, Interview for Emma Stone and V for Nicole Kidman.
Vanity Fair's decision to book Jessica Chastain makes sense. The actress looks incredible in statement designer pieces and does old school Hollywood glamour like nobody else. Also good is the news that Gwen Stefani will cover US Harper's Bazaar. Anyone that's followed the magazine since their revamp earlier on this year will know that their covers have been bang on, and their main fashion stories even stronger so I'm sure that's going to be a good'un.
As much as the September issues are about the covers, more importantly it's about the ad pages and so far Hearst is really cleaning up. The majority of their titles have seen a strong increase in ad pages this year compared to last year and ELLE have given the publisher their biggest September issue ever with 400 pages, up 14% from last year.
Condé Nast were on the slow side when it came to releasing their figures leading many to speculate that things aren't look but now the figures are out, they aren't as bad as expected. Vogue's September issues will be their biggest yet, even bigger than that 2007 Sienna Miller cover, with 658 pages and Teen Vogue's is also their biggest ever. Despite a really strong year, W didn't fare to well announcing that ad pages are 'flat or slightly off' from last year and Glamour are down by 3.5% and sadly, I can't say I'm surprised.
Which cover are you the most excited to see?