British ELLE chose to celebrate the Olympics coming to London this year by bagging David Beckham to front their first ever male-only cover for their June issue and US Vogue went that extra step. As the above images shows, Anna Wintour marked the occassion by securing American Olympic hopefuls Hope Solo, Ryan Lochte and Serena Williams for the magazine's June issue.
So far the cover, which was released yesterday, has been received really well and rightly so. This year the magazine has taken huge steps in the right direction when it comes to their cover stars. Their former penchant for the usual predictable faces like Reese Witherspoon and co. has given way to interesting characters like Adele and shapely women like Jennifer Lopez who covered their annual 'Shape' issue for May. The June cover, which shows off the athletes bodies in all their glory, is a welcomed addition to this year's line-up. Saying that, though, the swimming costumes could have been a little better, no?
ELLE UK have been experimental when it comes to their cover stars recently. This month they gave us small clues over Twitter before announcing that David Beckham will be the first male solo cover star on the women's title. Before that, they used Twitter again to reveal that Kristen Stewart would be on their June cover.
Some criticised the move for removing the excitement and suspense about who the various cover stars would be but I don't think it detracts away from the issues at all. Far from taking something away, the news actually got me excited about what they would do with both stars and Kirsten's cover finally dropped. For the June issue cover, which hits newsstands on May 2nd, she appears wearing a white Jil Sander look on what is her second cover for the magazine. The actress definitely looks fresh and pretty but whether this is a cover that will stay in mind is another thing.
It may be New York Fashion Week but in London we're all getting ready for tomorrow's ELLE Style Awards. Now in its 15th year, the event will be held at London's Savoy Hotel and Alexa Chung will serve as host again for the fourth time
"I'm very excited to be hosting the ELLE Style Awards for the fourth time," Chung said in a statement. "It's always a great night and amazing to be in the same room as so many fashion gods!" For the magazine, Chung was the perfect choice. "Alexa is a favourite with ELLE readers for her iconic and effortless sense of style," Jenny Dickinson, the magazine's acting editor, said. "She is a role moel for this generation of ELLE women and we are thrilled that she will be our host again this year."
Last year was a big one for British Elle and the Fanning sisters. The magazine churned out a string of amazing covers and the sister duo appeared in just about every magazine that counts and their fashion credentials show no sign of slowing down in 2012. With that in mind, say hello to Dakota's February cover for the magazine's subscriber issue. Wearing S/S12 Louis Vuitton, the cover has got us excited to see the full editorial.
You are truly seeing double with these covers. Vogue Portugal and Vogue Hellas have reproduced French Vogue's Karmen Pedaru June/July cover to front their respective August issues.
Although, as Fashionista point out, not all magazine's ave the budget to produce their own cover each month, we can't help but feel cheated when big magazines like Vogue do this. But it's not just them. British ELLE has also reproduced a cover created by their American counterpart in the past and smaller versions of the magazines in countries like South Africa survive by taking the covers and editorials from their international sister magazines.
This is all starting to get slightly disturbing and rather uncomfortable to write about. Lindsay Lohan has been going from drama to drama over the past few months (okay, maybe make that a year). Last year, scandal broke out when LiLo was accused of stealing an $11,000 mink coat at a private party. According to the coat's rightful owner, try waking up and talking on the phone only to open a magazine days after meeting the actress at a party, and seeing her in the same coat that has since gone walkies. And you thought it couldn't get any worse?
This morning, word has broke that Scotland Yard is apparently looking to speak to the 22-year-old actress in regards to £200,000 worth of Dior jewellery that apparently went missing at her British ELLE cover shoot last week.
The magazine waited two days to report it to the police, which is understandable considering the amount of press that the story will, and already is, attracting.
Rachel Bilson has come a long way from her role playing Marissa's sassy sidekick, Summer Roberts, in The O.C. It seems her interest in fashion was not simply limted to her role. Since the show ended, she's worked with DKNY Jeans to launch a successful clothing line, Edie Rose, named after her grandmother.
After her stint at designing it looks like Bilson has taken an interest in magazines. Today it was confirmed that the actress will join the InStyle team with a monthly Q&A column in the magazine, similar to Chloe Sevigny's in British ELLE.