Inspired by the most recent cover of Flare Magazine I thought I would do a little feature of my top favourite magazine covers.
I admire all the hard work that goes into creating that perfect cover shot.... from nailing down the cover model, to the perfect styling, makeup, mood, all while trying to make a cover that's new and exciting from all the other covers out there...
Take a moment to admire the beauty and feel free to share which covers are YOUR favourite.
Mila Kunis - Flare August 2011
Talk about perfect styling. This Lanvin dress is to die for on her. Love her hair like this, side swept and natural makeup.
Rihanna - VOGUE April 2011
I love this Vogue cover with Rihanna looking like a high fashion version of The Little Mermaid
I bought my boyfriend a subscription to GQ for Christmas this year... I'm glad I got it this year and not in 2008 when this cover was featured.... Have you ever seen a cover this cute/scandalous all at the same time?
Posh & Becks - W Magazine August 2007
I think we all remember this ridiculously hot and steamy cover of W Magazine with Posh & Becks. It was hot then, it's hot now, it'll be hot a thousand years from now.
I love this picture of Natalie Portman. It's just so.... FUN! The dress is fun, the hair is fun, the smile is fun.... okay you get the point, enough talk about fun.
Ashley Olsen - Marie Claire September 2007
Another great Marie Claire cover. This one is sexy and sultry. I love the smokey eye makeup. I also love the plum colour of this dress. The pose is really cute.
Lady Gaga makes such a great cover model. This cover came out just as she was hitting her stride. I remember falling in love with it and her... along with the rest of the world. The eyes are one of my favourite parts of this cover along with the pink hair.
I really like this cover of John Mayer. Sometimes he looks good.... and other times not so much. I saw him last summer in concert and it was one of the not so good times... but here he is in 2009 looking clean cut and shaven.... and altho I'm not a huge fan of tattoos (for myself) I love the way the colours in his arm sleeve pop on this cover.
Love her or hate her, there is no denying that Jennifer Aniston is gorgeous and has aged very well. I'm not sure how much work she's had done to still look this great but whatever she's done she's done it right. She has avoided looking too "pulled" and "plastic". I love this cover for the romantic red dress and her long hair. I definitely prefer this to her recent short bob hair cut. Also, perfect cleavage.... jealousy.
I like this cover for three reasons - The hair, the grey suit, the perfect amount of scruff. I really don't think a guy could go wrong with hair and scruff like this and wearing a suit this colour. Also, grey suit, white shirt, black tie is one of my favourite combos as far as suits go.
I don't really think an explanation is required as to what makes this cover great....
I was interning at FASHION Magazine when this issue came out. I remember we got to vote on which cover we thought should be picked for this issue and I voted for this one. It's the baby blue skirt that really gets me in this one.
I think most of us can remember when Ellen petitioned on her show for months to be on the cover of O magazine. She's a clever one, that Ellen. I just love this cover and love that even though they were competitors they never acted like it.
The flowers are my favourite part of this cover. Apparently over $1000 worth in peonies were used to capture the look. Simply Divine!
Another fabulous Flare cover. This one is all about the colours, plus it's just HOT! The blonde hair and blue eyes, the vibrant lip - Joe Fresh Beauty Matte lipstick in Fuchsia, and the tight light gold top. It all just works.
Lady Gaga - Details August 2009
As I was saying earlier, Lady Gaga makes a great cover model and this cover proves it again. Who else could make purple hair tied in a bow look this good? umm NOONE!
Emily Blunt, Amy Adams, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway - Vanity Fair March 2008
I love when Vanity Fair does group covers for their annual Hollywood Issue featuring Annie Leibovitz gatefold covers.... you really can't go wrong. There's just something very "Girl Power" about this one with that classic old time Hollywood glamour feel.
Kate Hudson - Elle November 2010
This will forever be one of my favourite magazine covers of all time.