Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The September Issues 2012

'The September Issue', as we have learnt from the movie of the same name, is the most pivotal edition in a magazine's year. It's a change of season, advertising is at its peak before the holidays and new beauty and makeup lines are being released. Therefore editors try to get maximum exposure with covers that are dynamic, topical and trendy. Here are some of the most striking September Issues for 2012 from the world's biggest magazines. 
Warning : Image overload ahead.


Stunning model turned actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley dons a floral cherub print playsuit by Dolce & Gabbana for her stint on the cover of Elle UK.


Vogue Japan goes dark and edgy with Karlie Kloss wearing a gunmetal grey mesh dress and black leather belt by Yves Saint Laurent.


Supermodel Constance Jablonski covers Harper's Bazaar Australia in a shimmery purple look with whimsical hat from Louis Vuitton's Fall 2012 collection.


Coincidence or copy crime: Both the Spanish versions of Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire feature the same black and gold embroidered sheer corset bodysuit by Dolce & Gabbana. Left: US Model Guinevere van Seenus and right is Belgium's Delphine Bafort for Marie Claire.


These two magazines will probably rank in the highest sales because of their iconic cover girls. Victoria Beckham makes a splash as guest editor in Glamour USA, while Lady Gaga makes a fresh-faced and rather understated (for Gaga standards) appearance on the highly anticipated cover of Vogue. She looks almost animated in a rich magenta patchwork gown, custom designed by Marc Jacobs for the editorial.


South African beauty Candice Swanepoel turns on the heat in a deep plum tulle and floral appliqué gown by Gucci for Numéro Tokyo


Making a double impact in this radiant long-sleeved red embroidered dress by Christian Dior is Bella Heathcote for Vogue Australia, and actress Milla Jovovich for Tatler Russia. I think that Bella's beautiful display on Vogue Oz has become my favourite pick of the month.


Katy Petty strikes a pose in pink for Elle Magazine USA, looking pretty in a dusky mink and glitter embellished Bottega Veneta dress. 

Both Vogue España & Marie Claire China picked out an orange infused geometric print dress from Prada's Fall 2012 collection for their covers. Spain placed Belarusian belle Maryna Linchuk on their cover, while China put actress Cecelia Pak-Chi Cheung in the spotlight.


Vogue Paris took a unique route for their September 2012 issue, channeling the supermodel powers of three legendary ladies - Kate Moss, Lara Stone and Daria Werbowy. All of the renowned catwalk queens wear the same black sheer dress by Dolce & Gabbana. My favourite here is Lara (top left).

English Rose Keira Knightley makes a welcomed cover comeback, for Harper's Bazaar UK, commanding attention with a smouldering stare in a feathered coat by Chanel. This is my second favourite cover for September 2012. Love the burgundy rose colour, font & layout.


Fashion's current most famous face, Karlie Kloss graces Vogue UK in a multi-hued silk digi-print menswear inspired look from Jonathan Saunders Fall 2012 range. Her shirt could not be seen on its own on the runway.

Our favourite damsel in distress, The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev suits up in a navy and white belted geometric print coat and trousers for her feature on Canada's Fashion magazine. This look is from Prada's very popular Fall 2012 collection.

Jennifer Lopez adorns the cover of Instyle Magazine USA, wearing a scarlet red and black lace insert slip dress by Givenchy. I am least thrilled by this cover.


Prior to her shocking short blonde emo crop, Miley Cyrus made a demure appearance for Marie Claire USA in an ecru satin embellished look from Christian Dior's Fall 2012 range.


And finally, making an impression with not one but six cover girls, Vogue China presents two versions for September 2012. From left: Xiao Wen Ju dons a blue Miu Miu suit, while Liu Wen and Lindsay Wixon both wear masculine looks from Prada's Fall range. Then we see a host of Louis Vuitton ensembles, worn by Marie PiovesanDaria Strokous & Tian Li.



If all these September 2012 Issues were on the same magazine stand, which one would you buy first and which would you rather borrow?

63 comments:

Katie Frank said...

I can't decide which cover I like the most, because I really like models from first and second, but the rest are also lovely, hm...
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Fashion-Bridge said...

If I could I'd read all the September Issues;) As for now I have Bazaar UK (Love the cover! truly love it!) and Vogue USA, UK, NL, RU...I'm keeping them all for a long flight which I have in a few days. Hun you made an absolutely fabulous review, as always though!

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Alexandra

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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Oh, great post! Bunch of fantastic covers, maybe I like the most that D&G corset dress...

GlamFabChameleon said...

I always so look forward to those issues, especially my favorite "bigger than a life" Vogue ones which I must to have each year. Hopefully from the next week I'll read mines!:)
Have a wonderful Wednesday Sam!! kisses

Mom Fashion World said...

I am excited to grab a copy of one of these magazines.
Pretty!



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Denise said...

Wow, amazing covers!!!! I loved the first one, cause I love floral prints! Then the red dress by Christian Dior and the dusky mink by Bottega Veneta, worn by Kate Perry. Really lovely covers and outfits!

Heidi-likes said...

I love it all, they all look amazing - I adore Victoria Beckham x

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Adeola Naomi said...

I will totally buy Glamour because I looooove Posh Beckham!
She is amazing, I will buy The one with Keira and Miley too.
I "despise" the J Lo cover though,so not worthy of a September Issue.
I need to get my Hand on the Glamour, such a pity I have been looking everywhere.
Great post and amazing compilation.
Cheers

Antee Gurung said...

Wow Sam u always have inspirational cutouts of magazines n runways....love this post aswell.....m looking forward to fall with excitement......

Btw do check out my new post
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Jessica said...

too much gorgeousness to handle!! hahah

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Isabella | THE PILE OF STYLE said...

Wow girl you absolutely rock !! Simple is the best! Following you now, follow me back?

Jayme and Mendi said...

I just had to explain to my husband what the September issues were all about. He picked up my InStyle and remarked at how thick it was this month. :-)

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Oh to Be a Muse said...

You are so right, Sam, great minds do think alike. It's really cool to see the cover dresses on the runways, especially Miley's--that is a hot look.

Tammy Lau said...

holy..no wonder all the magazines I subscribed are think and heavy!!! Thanks for telling me!!! I cannot wait till fall!!! Love all the styles you pick dear:)

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I bought first the one with Victoria Beckham! The one i WISH I could borrow would be Vogue Paris. Kate looks exquisite on the cover! It totally rocks.
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Carolyna said...

i am fan of Vogue and Elle mag

ms fashion street said...

such a beautiful post!you have done a great job with this blog!i'm a new follower!if you want to follow me back!http://msfashionstreet.blogspot.com/

DAILY DISGUISE said...

elle and bazaar are my fave!

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Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

Love how fashion all these magazines covers are! LOVE


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Princess Martha said...

Great post!!!
Do you mind if I share this on my blog's FB page?

Cathy said...

Love seeing magazine cover photos from other countries! Thanks for sharing!

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Samantha Oxborrow said...

wowowoow i'm excited xxx

Elle Sees said...

My fave time of year

Daniella said...

Aw Like everyone else i am sure I loveeee the September Issue of magazines, even my boyfriend knows how important that issue is!! :D So many gorgeous covers, sorry my dear it's to hard to pick a favourite! Amazing post though, to amazing :)

Take care, Daniella xox

Tie Bow-tie said...

beayutıful post!

GLAMOURMOES said...

Wow there are some amazing covers between them all! I really love the one with Katy Perry and the Vogue Australia!

Caitie Schlisserman said...

I would buy them all! :) love having all of the magazines so I can keep them to my growing collection!

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Hello Naka said...

the floral cherub print playsuit is so cute its something i would never wear but i really want to own it and try it!

Georgi said...

Wow, great collection! I love that you've put them together in one post. Great idea :)

Georgi at 7wonders xx

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Josie said...

I think the Keira cover may be my fave because she just looks absolutely stunning! So jealous! Although the covers featuring Prada looks are amazing too because I just love Prada so much xxx

Bravoe Runway said...

I love the Sept magazine issues and usually keep them until Spring for inspiration!

Estilo Hedónico said...

Amazing post!!

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xoxo

Kate Frenkel said...

A lot of stunning covers!!! Difficult to choose the favourite one...
OK... I like Vogue Australia, Vogue España and Harper's Bazaar UK.

Michelle Jiafang said...

Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it!

Stephanie said...

These are amazing!

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rolala said...

I really appreciate your cover roundup! There is so much editorial goodness every September! I received my US Vogue in the mail the other day and it just about filled my entire mail box :) I'm liking the trifecta of Vogue Paris covers. So dramatic!

I'm feeling abit better this week. Thanks for asking sweetie! Ian likes to play old Cure songs on his guitar ;-)

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Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

These are all absolutely stunning! I think I'm going to have to spend a small fortune and purchase every single one of these mags Sam, ha.

LOVE that Prada geometric print dress in particular - the earthy colours and tribal style print are just gorgeous.

Great round up!

Marie Martell said...

Hey Sam! Hope all is well and your Summer is going great. Thanks for stopping by doll. The Balmain collection is out of this world. So edgy, gorgeous and just plain amazing. The details, the material and overall design.. So sexy and bad ass! haha
Love the cover with Victoria B and Lady Gaga also :) Have a nice night/day! not sure what time is it by you? it's 10:12 pm now here in New Jersey ;)
xo Marie
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VintageDanielle said...

I love this post idea hun, I love the "September Issue". It's so much fun going through the pages, seeing new trends and ideas, and loving the ads. I just got the Glamour magazine and was super excited. I'm hoping to get the Elle issue.

Jacy said...

I love when the September issues come out!! I really wish that US magazine put models on their covers like International ones do ~ it just adds a new sense of legitimacy and freshness. My favorite covers this year are ELLE UK with Rosie, Glamour US with Victoria Beckham, and the different Vogue Paris covers (so genius and striking)! LOVED this post! :)

~Jacy

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Rahul Bhatia said...

Nioe collections Sam! Vogue Paris looks tempting:)

Paris said...

Ah I can't pick just one! I'd like to get all of them and the dresses to go as well :)

xoxo,
Paris

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The Chic Sheet said...

Rosie is my favorite! For sure! Loven it ;)



XX,
Miranda

Punctuation Mark said...

I seriously miss my magazines!!!!

Rikki said...

those are some amazing covers, im totally loving Nina Dobrev's geometric print suit, rosie H looks amazing! i love katy perry's makeup and mani on that one cover! great collection!!
Eid was on Monday, had fun enjoying the yummy treats! thanks hun:) xox

just me said...

i love to read Bazaar :) amazing photos :)
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sonia de macedo said...

Love the 'mad hatter' cover of Harpers and Numero is beyond gorgeous!

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Sootjeelina said...

I love Vogue Japan and Vogue UK's covers, Karlie Kloss is my favorite model! And I also like the Vogue US one, GaGa seems more natural now and her true beauty is sort of shining trough

xo Sootjeelina

Karlajz said...

I love september issues too! Maybe you wanna follow each other? I will always followe you back!

Dana said...

I agree: September issue is THE pace setter for months to come... I have many a Sept issue from years back and can look back and see how it's influenced the years ahead!
Interesting question!!! Lately I've had a bunch of magazines delivered to the house just because I hate lugging them around after I buy them... coincidentally The VOGUE (U.S.) issue is HUGE!!!! (love)
I don't know which I would go for .. maybe ALL! Yeah! That's it! Get them all and read at leisure over a Starbucks Coffee Frapp cuz it's freakin' HOT here right now!!! Always find it so daunting perusing fall fashion's coats, sweaters, boots, etc. while wearing shorts and a tee, flip-flops and sipping on ice tea... C'est la vie!
Have a great day!

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XOXOXOXO Dana

Lolita in the Mix said...

Thnaks for sharing!! I am a total magazine junkie for years! These cover are amazing!!

xoxo lorena

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Wil Harris said...

Love this! I've never really thought of September magazines that way before, what a great perceptive. I was so excited when I got my J.Crew magazine in the mail yesterday. My sisters and I already have Marie Claire and Instyle and we definitely need to get more!

Fashion-Bridge said...

Hun I keep on staring on the covers and re-reading your review! such a great post;)

Xx

Alexandra

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

There are SO many great covers and different looks! I loved the multiple covers of Vogue Paris and Karlie keeps taking the fashion world by storm!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Hanna & Christel said...

such a gorgeous post! all these covers are amazing!

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Lisa said...

wow, nice post i like them all! full of inspitation

Ali Hval said...

Gosh, I love these all! I don't know which to pick--probably the Elle with the crazy floral mixing or the one of those Vogues... all so good!

fluff and fripperies said...

Love this post and those are some stunning covers - not so mad on the Katy Perry one but really like all of the others! xo

Sascha said...

Love the September issues! I liked ELLE UK a lot - can't wait to see US VOGUE!

Ulia Ali said...

I can't even decide which one is my favorite!! Amazing covers :)

WendyB said...

I find myself pining for a giant hat!

Miu said...

I'd buy Harper's Bazaar UK at first, Keira Knightley looks simpy wonderful!

Margaret Cruzemark said...

This post is so unique!!!Totally adore!!!
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