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 CandiceSwanepoel 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 GwenStefani 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.
Victoria Beckham has been making the cover rounds recently. First up was Numéro Tokyo, then i-D and now the designer has been unveiled as the cover star of British Harper's Bazaar's May issue.
The magazine taps into the excitement surrounding the Queen's diamond Jubilee dedicating the issue to that theme. With that in mind, 'Queen Victoria on conquering the fashion world', is the perfect subject line for the issue. The cover, which marks the second time Beckham has posed for the magazine, was shot by Camilla Akrans in Los Angeles who described her as 'an absolute sweetheart'.
Will you pick the issue up when it hits newsstands on Monday April 2?
There's no doubt about it - Crystal Renn has gone where no other plus size model has gone. Over the course of her career she's walked for brands like Chanel and has appeared in just about every magazine that counts and while her fluctuating weight will constantly be a moot point, her achievements definitely deserve recognition.
Last week we showed you her convincing depiction of a mentally unhinged patient alonside Karolina Kurkova in the latest issue of Interview magazine and this week, these images of Renn from the latest issue of Numero China hit the net. As you would expect, she nailed it. While she does look on the small side compared to her early days, the continued demand for her editorially proves that we've gone beyond plus size models being used to create controversy and for that alone, she's done a lot.
I think I can safely say that I was just about the only person that didn't go crazy for Victoria Beckham's March cover of Numéro Tokyo cover but this cover of i-D's 'Whatever The Weather Issue' is by far my favourite cover story from the designer.
In the Josh Olins shot story, Beckham shows off her post-baby body in Rochas and Balmain and in the accompanying editorial she discusses everything from drawing on her own insecurities when creating those much-loved corseted dresses to the content of Harper's wardrobe.
Will you buy the issue when it hits newsstands on Thursday?