Lately I have been checking out the covers of the September 2011 issues (you know, basically the most ‘important’ fashion magazine of the year, like in the movie? Tell me you’ve seen the film! If you haven’t well, I highly recommend it). It always fascinates me how important the cover of a magazine is. Unlike a book (who’s cover you shouldn’t judge!) the cover really is what sells a magazine. After all, most magazines are sold in the checkout line of your local grocers.
So I decided to go through the September issues of the major fashion editions from around the world and simply pick my favorites based on appearance. And I recognized a trend in the photos I was drawn to. They have a vintage quality in much of the photos styling. Not a single era, but a general nod to the past. I love the idea of drawing on history to create something new.
You’ve actually already seen some of my favorites (Kristen Stewart on W, The Love covers and the Riley Keough i-D), but I chose three more to share with you here. These all have classic appeal, yet in no way do they look alike. From the chosen cover girl to the styling, each of these three covers has its own distinct personality.
Which is your favorite? Do you have a favorite Magazine (Fashion or otherwise)? What attracts you to one cover over another?