US Vogue has had a good year as far as its covers are concerned. Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and Marion Cotillard are just some of the good cover stars its had this year and by the sounds of it, the magazine is set to end the year on a high.
Last week, Annie Leibovitz revealed that Rihanna and Anne Hathaway will respectively cover the magazine's November and December issue. Who will cover which issue isn't clear but the timing makes sense for both stars. RiRi has just dropped a new single, Diamonds, and will release her seventh album in November and Hathway's new film, Les Miserables (the one she cut her hair for), is out in December.
US Harper's Bazaar aren't the only ones releasing behind-the-scenes videos from their September issue cover shoot. Last week US Vogue released this video with Lady Gaga.
Granted, the video doesn't quite match up to Bazaar's sit down interview with Gwen Stefani. On the flip side, Vogue do offer up Marc Jacobs fluffy hats, elf shoes and Gaga doing her best Beyoncé hair-flicking impressions while her aptly titled new song 'Hair' plays. What more could you want?
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.
Sadly, though, now the cover has finally landed it looks like there was no reason to get excited after all. While a high res version of the cover hasn't been released yet, on first impressions the cover feels lifeless and completely unmemorable. Hopefully the full cover shoot will be better.
When news broke recently that Marion Cotillard would cover US Vogue's August issue, I wasn't excited. While the Oscar-winning actress has had some strong red carpet moments over the years, her style tends to be a bit hit and miss and her magazine are often unmemorable. Her latest cover for Wall Street Journal, though, suggests that things are changing.
The actress, who is about to go on tour to promote her new movie 'The Dark Knight Rises, looks enchanting in the Josh Olins-lensed shoot in what is by far the strongest shoot we've ever seen her in. If this is anything to go by, her Vogue spread she be a good one too.
When Emma Stone's July cover of US Vogue hit the net last week, I wasn't convinced. Stone is probably one of the most exciting young actresses at the moment as far as style is concerned so the feminine chemise styled with the Nina Ricci skirt suit felt a bit safe, especially since her cover was so highly anticipated.
You'll be pleased to know that the accompanying shoot titled 'Comic Relief' more than makes up for it. The 23 year-old appears sporting some of the statement printed suits from Prada and Dries Van Noten.
Lady Gaga's March 2011 cover of US Vogue was the magazine's second best-selling issue last year and now they are hoping to do it again by putting the singer on cover of their all-important September issue.
The cast of 'Gossip Girl' have made no secret of the fact that they plan to officially fly the nest soon and this week it became clear that that time is a lot sooner than what we all had thought.
The CW Network confirmed that the sixth season of the show, which is currently on air, will be it's last and has been shortened meaning that there are only eleven episodes left. So far Chase Crawford who plays Nate Archibald is the only person who has spoken out about the news. 'For me, it's going to be...tough to leave New York City and it's definitely an end of an era,' he told Us Weekly. 'It was college for everyone really.'
US Vogue's covers have been really good this year and Jennifer Lopez's cover for their annual issue 'Shape' issue is a case in point. Not content with covering the May issue, though, Lopez also has a full on editorial in the magazine's June issue too.
The 42 year-old was shot by Mario Testino sporting a range of swimwear from brands like Chanel and Gucci. It's just a shame that these styles were not used for the cover as opposed to the gold ruched swimsuits that Serena Williams and Hope Solo wear on the cover.
What do you think of the shoot and will you buy the issue when it hits newsstands on May 22?
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?