Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The February Issues 2013

Cover Girls
February 2013

It may be the designers who initiate trends and new looks, but it's really up to magazine editors as to what they deem is fashionable and captivating enough to place on a cover. This month, Spring is in the air with a host of vibrant covers from around the magazine world. I have also never seen this many Gucci Cover looks in a single month. Is this a sign of the Spring themes to come? These are the issues that I found most eye-catching this February.


Daria Fomina brought pink romance to the cover of L'Officiel Thailand. She wears a cerise pink and orange floral swirl of a dress with oversized ruffled sleeves by Gucci. Wavy locks and a hazy floral background give this cover a dreamy effect.

Russian beauty Anne Vyalitsyna is fresh faced and pretty on the cover of Harper's Bazaar Russia. Anne wears a pale pink Prada dress, which is embellished with red and black floral motifs. I like the sweet rosy pink and red theme of this cover.


Amdist all the brightly styled covers, we have the crisp appeal of Scarlett Johansson in a minimalistic utility look by Victoria Beckham. Scarlett sports an all-white collared dress with mesh inserts and peep toe ankle boots for the February cover of Elle UK.


Stunning Brazilian supermodel Izabel Goulart makes a striking appearance on the cover of Vogue Brazil. Her plunge-neck sunset orange gown with metallic fringing is by Versace. Styled by Anna Dello Russo, Izabel brings a fiery level of flair to the look.


Queen of magazine covers, Karlie Kloss brings her magnetic charm to Vogue España. She is radiant in a cherry red tunic top with key-hole cut-out by Gucci. All interest is placed on the elaborate bejewelled neckpiece. The details of how intricate the beading actually is was lost on the runway. I am excited to see it in this close-up shot.


Natalia Uliasz makes a salute to Spring in this enchanting cover for Elle Greece. The Polish model dons a heavily ornamented ethnic look by Dolce & Gabbana, which features a myriad of playful shades. She wears the same printed shoes as seen on the runway. The bird-and-butterly artwork add and an element of fun to this cover.


In a second February cover for Vogue Brazil styled by Anna Dello Russo, Dutch model Bette Franke wears an origami folded outfit in white by Prada. The simplicity of shades and complexity of shapes is what makes this cover engaging.


This emerald green Gucci dress makes a splash on not one, but two covers this February. First we have Naomi Watts grace the cover of her native Australian version of Vogue, set against a beautiful floral background. Top Right, Jessica Alba is pictured for one of her cover shots for this month's edition of InStyle USA. I much prefer this ruffled cover dress on Naomi.


Steering clear of the floral and white trend zone, Elle Netherlands places Josefien Rodermans on their February cover in a tartan print dress with sheer contrast coloured sleeves. This eclectic ensemble is from Dries van Noten's Spring 2013 range.

Gucci has got game. A brightly shaded look from their Spring 2013 collection makes yet another cover appearance this month, this time on Vogue Portugal. Lithuanian model Aida Aniulyte stands out in a purple, green and blue floral print pants suit, styled with a neon Lacoste plastic bag and Dolce & Gabbana wedges.

Frida Gustavsson mirrors the decorative floral backdrop for the 25th anniversary issue of Elle Sweden. The Swedish supermodel is dressed in an exquisite abstract print chiffon gown by Elie Saab. Her look is styled with a rusted red leather jacket by Acne.


Which of these February 2013 issues would you be most likely to pick up?

95 comments:

Michelle Othman said...

This spring summer 2013 collections are all beyond gorgeous, the new and fresh concept totally attracts the buyer!!

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Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

i love the harpers bazaar cover and a few of the vogue ones!! thanks for sharing x

Bodil Huisman said...

The L'Officiel Thailand and the Elle Sweden covers are gorgeous.

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Daniella said...

Lets be fair all these cover looks are AMAZING!!! Really great post Sam, I think my favourite is the Elle UK Febuary issue with Scarlett Johansson on the cover, it's beautiful, modern and refreshing, love it! :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! I'm agreed with your picks! I cant wait for spring and some goot weather, these rainy days really bothered me! So, I like to see floral themes especially, they cheer me up a bit! The first cover by L'Officiel and the one by Vogue Espana are my fav, you are right, seems Gucci represent the upcoming season this year, and in fact the collection was one of my fav from last MFW!! Have a good day my dearest, hugs!♥

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Zahra Sandberg said...

I am in love with the red keyhole cutout Gucci, as well as the versace! A;so anything emerald - i am a fan. Though I most likely would wear the Dries Van Norten tartan look in real life! great summary!

Kashaya said...

I love the Elle Neatherlands cover.=)

My Urban Market said...

These covers are just beautiful and I like all of them. I'm in love with that emerald green dress. Just beautiful.
Now I can't wait for spring!!

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Bravoe Runway said...

These are all gf covers, my favorite is vogue brazil. That dress is gorgeous he so is that model.

Kate Rose Blair said...

A great post, I love the new covers! I have posted a post lunch of Oscar nominees! I follow your blog :) You can follow me on:

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Little Rus said...

Beautiful covers, darling! Just adore the one with Anne V, Natalya and Bette! Thank you for sharing! x

Bex Doctor said...

I love the oriental, frills and cutout trends! Very inspirational!! Thanks for sharing again...

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Rakhshan said...

the last elle cover is fabulous, i like the scarlet johanson on the cover and the austrailian vogue with naomi on the cover, i would most likely pick up vogue portugal!!xx

Sandra Leiva said...

Scarlett Johansson looks amazing!!

Always Maylee said...

Vogue Australia has my vote!

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Elle Sees said...

I love that you did this! So cool!

mochaccinoland said...

not a fan of naomi watt but she looks gorgeous in this cover!

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The Style Rawr said...

Love the Spanish Vogue cover <3

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Chiara said...

Oh all these women look stunning!

mademoiselle mode said...

I love all but Vogue is my fav ^^

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Jayme and Mendi said...

Wow, we are loving Scarlett in that VB dress! Looks fabulous!!

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

that Bazaar and Vogue Brazil cover are awesome!
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Well... said...

You stay on top of these trends so well! I love how magazines make runway trends so appealing. Victoria Beckham's dress on Scarlett Johanson really caught my eye <3 Love it!

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HeartsAndCrosses said...

These covers are so gorgeous, Elle and Vogue covers are always flawless!

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Punctuation Mark said...

I love the ones with a lot of color!

Je ne sais quoi said...

Hey babe! how are youuu? I've been missing in action lately again! lol busy and so but i have a very nice surprise coming on the blog an exclusive interview :D yay!
thanks for sharing the beautiful mag covers , I totally love the Elle (Dolce , Victoria Beckham and Elie Saab) as well Vogue (Versace) just beautiful dresses , i wanna cry coz i can't afford it :)
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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Amazing pics! But elle sweden is just soooooo perfect! This dress with red jacket...can't wait for spring to come...Ilina

Oh to Be a Muse said...

The Thailand cover, the first Vogue Brazil, the Vogue Australia with Naomi and the Elle Sweden covers are bomb! Love them.

Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Love the Thailand cover, so fresh and lovely!

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Mónica C. Welton said...

awesome!!


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Anouka said...

I really love the green Gucci dress!!!

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Francesca. said...

I have to admit, Scarlett Johansson's minimalistic look is quite appealing as a cover, it's so 'back to basics'; and the emerald green Gucci is such a gorgeous shade, no wonder it's found its way onto two covers haha! But my favourite cover would have to be Elle Sweden - it's so eye-catching and yet maintains a soft femininity, gorgeous! xx

Gabriel Kaefer said...

I loved all the prints and dresses
the covers of magazines are wonderful
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A. S. (Asilosofy blog) said...

Amazing! Australian's the best!

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Jennifer said...

Love Scar Jo's cover!

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Danny said...

You have always great ideas for posts! This one was very interesting, never thought of comparing magazine covers with the runaway designs!

Minh Nguyen said...

What a great post I really enjoyed it so thanks for sharing!


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....... said...

love that vogue with scarlett j. gorgeous! tonz of nice looks here though. xx. gigi. fashion, food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

Ileana said...

I love these dresses on the covers of magazines ^^
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Josie said...

Elle Netherlands is my favourite, the Dries show was my absolute fave! xxx

Adeola Naomi said...

These are all amazing covers, but since I prefer to see a model or at least someone from the fashion industry on a cover rather than celebrity I will pick ELLE SWEDEN, Vogue Brasil and that amazing Karlie Kloss cover!
Hope you are well dear.

La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

beautiful!!!:)

Joana Teixeira said...

amazing covers i can't decide which one i choose but maybe the first the last and the one with the green dress are the ones that i like the most :)

Visceral Maze said...

I think the scarlett cover looks amazing.

Giovanna said...

Obsessed with the Elle UK cover! Scarlett in VB = Perfection!

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Mélo l'imparfaite said...

cool post

borka gamero said...

amazing magazine covers.... spring is in the air!
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Rebecca said...

Such gorgeous spring looks! I just love the Vogue cover!

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Madeline said...

Love Vogue Brazil, the hair and everything looks so elegant (well I'd expect as much from Vogue!)

Ali Hval said...

I love seeing the transition of these from runway to magazine cover... it's amazing how different they seem in person and on paper! That first "flower-like" one is especially exceptional in design. :) Great post, Sam! <33

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Oooh, Vogue Brazil and Vogue Australia get my votes for sure, those gowns are d.i.v.i.n.e. and Naomi Watts looks beautiful. I really dislike most of VB's designs but Scarlett Johansson really pulls this one off, she looks gorgeous too. Great round up Sam!

MOSAMUSE said...

my fav is harpers bazaar. very pretty! love the concept of this post
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Allison said...

I love seeing the gorgeous dresses on the runway and then being worn! So amazing!
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Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam, I love the last cover the most! Lovely post:) kisses chris

Joyce said...

These covers are making me so excited for spring! I especially love the cover with Scarlet Johannson, the white dress looks so modern and chic :)

Nathan Moy said...

Love the power of photography and the close up detail shots. Love the minimalist flowers from Prada, it seems like embroidery or cool details on the chest, can't wait to see these covers. So glad I clicked on your comment that led me back to your blog, your posts' contents are info and image juicy so expect to be seeing some regular comments from me. I've just bought a new pair of SS13 Céline loafers in hopes to provoke in minimalism, I'd say it's still quite provoking, do tell what you think on my investment on these new hooves lol ;)

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Diana Marks said...

amazing covers! love the spring mood of the post!

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Borjana said...

Amazing honey,wow!;)
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Gucci definitely rules and I love the floral dress as well as the exaggerated ruffled dress!

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Denisa said...

I really like all that magazines and InStyle is perfect too. Have a nice day.

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Jessica said...

amazing covers!

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Rahul Bhatia said...

Those were some awesome ladies on cover, Sam:)

Emma said...

Sam!! What do you tmdo that to me!? :) summer is slowy finishing here... :s

I love those covers, i really like them all! My pref would be Elle uk and Vogue Brazil!

Thanks for sharing xx

Nee said...

ohh i love scarlette johansson, she looks amazing! also love the green dress by gucci, it looks beautiful on both covers:) have an amazing day! lots of love xx

fluff and fripperies said...

Absolutely love the Vogue cover with Izabel Goulart xo

Alexandra said...

This is amazing, how did u find that!?? Thanks for sharing such a nice post! Also a very large 'thank you' for taking the time to leave a comment for me!
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Fashion Cadet said...

amazing mags covers, i can't wait for spring



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BELULOVE said...

lobe number 4!! kisses

EMA said...

Wow Vogue Brasil looks incredible!

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S said...

Totally agree! Fashion editors are genial!!!
These outfits are amazing on catwalks but looks wonderful on these covers!
Taht emerald green dress is my fav! ;)
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Natasha Gregson said...

My favourite is the Vogue Brazil styled by Anna Della Russo, so summery :)

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celia vallina said...

Amazing post! All this looks are great. Kisses

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the style crusader said...

I love this post! I think the cover of Scarlett Johansson is my favourite. xx

Nico Saich said...

loving all the covers since I dont buy magazines its nice to see the best bits on your blog!

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Sakuranko said...

´My favorite was Elle Netherlands it´s a beautiful cover.

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Estefanía Ainoza said...

Really nice!! I love it!!!

Gabriele said...

oh wow all these covers are so beautiful, I cant even choose a favorite!

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Scarlett is so pretty in this white dress!!!
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Maddie said...

Gorgeous covers! And you can definitely see that florals are going to be really big in spring! :)

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Kati said...

So cool seeing the designs on the runway and also on the covers!
And thanks so much for your sweet comment!

Hope you're having a fantastic week,
-Kati

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Sisters In Style said...

Love your post:)) I realy need summer:)))
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MateaTPol said...

great post! now I know what is in trend!

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Great selection!

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bridechic said...

I did notice a splash of vibrant colors this spring. The first pic I've been seeing everywhere and in the 1960s these were the colors Gucci made famous!

Adrielle said...

Love the first cover!

Carmen said...

These cover girls are wearing some really pretty clothes which look way better on them than on the runway ;)
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Jacy said...

Wow, so many gorgeous covers! In each case the clothes look so much better on the cover because you can really see the color and detailing...crazy how that works! I'd have to say my favorites of these covers are Vogue Espana with Karlie Kloss and both of the covers with the emerald dress! That dress is seriously stunning.

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indie by heart said...

Absolutely stunning covers and dresses. Love the one on Scarlett.

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Katie Q. said...

How wild that the beautiful green gucci dress made two cover appearances! I really love how Victoria beckham's dress really stood out from all of the floral inspired dresses and covers, it's so different and very striking to look at. (I love Victoria's clothes, the structure is always so gorgeous.)