Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas to the most wonderful readers X

“Meanwhile,' said Mr Tumnus, 'it is winter in Narnia, and has been for ever so long, and we shall both catch cold if we stand here talking in the snow. Daughter of Eve from the far land of Spare Oom where eternal summer reigns around the bright city of War Drobe, how would it be if you came and had tea with me?” 
― C.S. LewisThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Bookworm 2012 - Selfish Christmas present!

Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know my deep obsession with books. It has been that way my entire life but storage in a tiny London flat has caused me to reassess. Having worked for many moons in publishing, I SWORE I would never ever get an e-reader. How horrid not have the feel and smell of a book, you couldn't have an e-reader in the bath or on the beach with you, where was the emotional attachment to a Kindle? On the flip side, on any holiday I went on, at least 50% of my luggage allowance was spent on books and what with a two and half week American road trip coming up next year..I began to ponder. I recently got a mini pay rise (YEAH!) and thought I deserved a treat. Whilst I desperately wanted Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats at over £400 they were still over my budget so I put my tiny velvet thinking cap on for an alternative. Realising we had run out of shelf space in the flat, taking into account the mountains of books I still have at my parents' house in the Shire and mulling over the amount of excess baggage I'd have to take to keep in books for my forthcoming roadtrip - I decided on the Kindle Paperwhite.

I had done a few test runs with friends' Kindles but the beauty of the Paperwhite is that, whilst the screen is always matte (like a page in a book), you can alter the brightness. This is perfect for sharing a bed with someone who doesn't read late into the night, long haul flights..anything! I'm on day three of it now and I LOVE IT. It won't stop me buying beautiful books (hello signed Grace Coddington memoir) but it is perfect for travelling and gets me instant access to all the classics for pennies as many are out of copyright and hence free to download digitally! It also means I can do a clear-out of books that need to go to the charity shop, a very painful process described extremely well by Liberty London Girl here.

For the past few years, I have kept a log of all the books I've read and films I've seen, month by month. I scrawl it into the back of my red Moleskin diary and it is a lovely record to have and to look at..especially when people ask you for recommendations! I share mine with you now. You'll be able to see when I get obsessed with an author (the Inspector Grant series by Josephine Tey springs to mind), probably work out when I was away on holiday and when I'm in need of a little bit of comfort reading..or want to stretch myself!


  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, Helen Simonson
  • The Best of Everything, Rona Jaffe
  • A Visit From The Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
  • Crippen, John Boyne
  • Greenery Street, Denis Makail
  • Slammerkin, Emma Donoghue
  • Kavalier and Klay, Michael Chabon
  • still reading Kavalier and Klay
  • finish Kavalier and Klay!!
  • The Paris Wife, Paula McLain
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Enchanted April, Elizabeth Von Arnim
  • The Kingdom of the Golden Dragon, Isabel Allende
  • Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
  • The Sealed Letter, Emma Donoghue
  • The Leopard, Giuseppe di Lampedusa
  • Decline and Fall ( re-read), Evelyn Waugh
  • The Daughter of Time, Josephine Tey
  • The Singing Sands, Josephine Tey
  • Curtain: Poirot's Last Case, Agatha Christie
  • When We Were Orphans, Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Man in the Queue, Josephine Tey
  • The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B, Sandra Gulland
  • Tigers in Red Weather, Liza Klaussmann
  • A Shilling for Candles, Josephine Tey
  • The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller
  • Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter
  • The Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs
  • The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, Eva Rice
  • Come Tell Me How You Live, Agatha Christie
  • Carrie, Stephen King
  • Brother of the More Famous Jack, Barbara Trapido
  • Animal Farm, George Orwell (re-read)
  • Star of the Sea, Joseph O'Conner
DECEMBER - So far..I also have my Grace Coddington memoir by my bed which I keep dipping into!
  • Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Beautiful Darkness, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • and starting Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Oh Romeo!

So essentially carrying on the' children' theme from my last post - the news that Romeo Beckham is to be the new face of Burberry reached my ears this morning.  Back in January 2011, Romeo found himself under the style spotlight aged just eight years when GQ magazine included him in its best-dressed men of the year list. I naturally thought that whoever compiled that list was coming down after a Christmas binge sugar high and paid very little attention.

Beckham was handpicked by Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey to star in the brand's new campaign. He described the 10 year-old as "a joy to work with" and claimed he "really stole the show."  Shot by Mario Testino and starring alongside Edie Campbell and Charlie France, the campaign "reflects the upbeat spirit of the collection" according to Bailey. I'm wondering what older brother Brooklyn must be thinking...

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Milly Shops - Never grow up!

I must state early on that today is the day of my Christmas party so I am not in a particularly 'work' mood. This post was meant to be my proper 'grown-up' Christmas present edit..however a combination of a love for novelty outfits as a whole and also having to think about having to buy presents for little ones for the first time results in this...I am obsessed by Japanese Kigu animal suits for both adults & children at the moment. Don;t judge me! I love that they aren’t fitted-to-the-body onesies, but made extra baggy on purpose for playing in. Prices start at £34.99.

And a couple of my favourite children's ones...

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Oops! And again! (Sample Sale alert)

What with my pay day being TODAY (Glory be!) and the lovely Whistles giving 20% off at the moment AND the McQueen sample sale yesterday, here's another reason to ignore the credit crunch and bring out the credit card. Fly my pretties, fly!x

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

DANGER! (Sample Sale alert)

Potentially toxic for your wallet, awesome for your wardrobe. Apologies for the late posting but I was SWAMPED at work yesterday. Don't worry, there's still time, it's on until 6pm Sunday but your skates on!x

Monday, 26 November 2012

Eye Gandy

It's always nice to help a neighbour out and obviously, this chap needs a little extra publicity. We also need something pretty to look at on a dismal Monday. David Gandy IS my neighbour truly. He lives in the next block of flats to me, has stopped his car several times to avoid hitting me when I wander out into the road without looking, runs round our local park and we BOTH buy our coffee from the delightful Tinto's on the corner.

Whilst (arguably) the world's first male supermodel travels a lot - he's been back in the UK for a couple of weeks now and one of his engagements has been to return to the esteemed Oxford Union to speak to the university's students for a second time.  The Essex-born 32-year-old first visited the prestigious debating society in 2010 as part of a panel of fashion influencers to talk about the progression of men's fashion. This second invitation saw him speak about a similar subject, 'The importance of men's fashion', accompanied by Alex Bilmes, the editor of Esquire.
Speaking at the Oxford Union last week.

Writing in the Daily Mail , Gandy summarised his talk, saying he covered "many areas of men's fashion from its impact on the economy, Britain's strong heritage in style, history, how men shop and changes in men's media, right through to why it's important to take an interest in your appearance."
Gandy, who is best known for his scantly-clad turn in Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue fragrance campaign (DON'T PRETEND YOU DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE IT IS), is a staunch supporter of men's fashion - he sat on the British Fashion Council committee to launch London Collections: Men earlier this year, and he's also released a men's style app which I have yet to investigate.

The Union is no stranger to fashionable faces - it has previously hosted Anna Wintour and Donatella Versace, although Dave is the first male model to be invited to speak. Other unexpected guests have included Kermit the Frog, Katie Price and Jerry Springer.  I'll leave you to make your own judgements on these..although I would have dearly loved a chance to meet the Green one.

Discovered after winning a modelling competition on This Morning in 2001, Gandy has gone on to become one of the world's best known male models but still comes across as a lovely chap. I'd also recommend reading his Vogue blog if you don't already.  On his talk at the Union he said,

"It was great fun - the questions from the floor were smart and funny," he said. "No, I don't feel objectified by women, but I do feel the pressure of high expectation! No, I don't think I'm the best looking man in the world - not even the best looking man in the room.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Grace - Update!

Apologies for being a bit off radar recently - work has been horribly frantic and I can see Christmas looming on the horizon.  Amazing Grace will be doing a book signing of her much-awaited memoir at Browns on Thursday November 22. THAT'S THIS THURSDAY PEOPLE!

The event marks the launch of Grace: A Memoir  - the US Vogue creative director's personal (and refreshingly candid), take on her rise to the top (talked about here) - from her childhood in Anglesey and her first encounters with British Vogue in the Fifties, to her appointment at the US edition in 1995. Revealing highlights include stories about her now-legendary contemporaries, including Anna Wintour, Norman Parkinson and David Bailey.

Coddington will greet fans at Browns' South Molton Street store, London, between 12.30pm and 2.30pm on Thursday November 22. See you there!X

Tuesday, 30 October 2012


..there I said it. I DO. Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin - they and many more are complete classics that formed part of the fabric of my childhood.  In fact scrap childhood, they're part of me now! Twitter went into a frenzy when Beauty and the Beast was screened on a Sunday afternoon on Channel 5 a few weeks ago so this cannot just be me.

I know there's been a LOT of Disney around this year but before you disengage, hear me out. For Christmas, Harrods have commissioned a bunch of world-class designers to do one-off gowns inspired by the original Disney princess crew. There's a silk hooded number for Belle by Valentino, a Versace outfit for Cinderella – her glass slippers are emblazoned with the Medusa stamp – Mulan in Missoni, Snow White in Oscar De La Renta and Ariel in Marchesa. And if that wasn't enough, there's also a pop up on the fourth floor. I couldn't not mention it.

Jasmin by Escada

Rapunzel by Jenny Packham

Oh just one more....

Friday, 26 October 2012

"They could be pretty bitchy, those fashion-mad French girls"

Any regular readers of this blog will know that I ADORE Grace Coddington. My love affair with her started when she stole the limelight off Anna Wintour in The September Issue and I've been mildly obsessed ever since. Her memoir is being released by Random House in November. I'm hoping to grab a copy when I'm in New York at the end of next week. Simply entitled Grace, as well as being full of fabulous anecdotes, stories, gossip and advice, it also shows Coddington’s great talent for illustration (see here and here for previous posts on fashion illustration - I love it!).  

She is well-known for sketching looks as they come down the runway from her front-row perch during fashion week, but her drawings also take on a distinctly personal, and often humorous, tone. From childhood memories to her first day on the job as both a model and fashion editor to her big loves (including, of course, her cats), these remarkable, hand-drawn pictures reveal yet another dimension to an already famously fascinating woman.

Below is a small extract from Grace to give you a taste, Happy Friday!

I was astonished by how fashion could change so fast in a few days. You would go to the South of France one weekend and denim was in. The next weekend when you returned, everything was about little English florals. I used to get so worried that I hadn’t got it right. Catherine Deneuve and her sister Françoise Dorléac were the only ones I ever saw actually wearing the hard-edged space-age clothes of Courrèges and Paco Rabanne and looking completely at ease and relaxed. Except perhaps the evening when Catherine was sitting enjoying herself with Bailey, Albert, and me in the club Régine’s and the waiter spilled an entire bottle of red wine over her new white sculpted Courrèges couture shift that must have cost thousands of francs.

If you went to L’Esquinade wearing the wrong thing, it was critical. You would be laughed at. They could be pretty bitchy, those fashion-mad French girls. I would never dare talk back to them. For me, the French were always so superior in matters of style. England was cool but never chic. 

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Think Pink (or Trousersnake is off the market!)

I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Mr JT - it's partly his curly hair, partly the fact he was in NSync, his dance moves, his 'dig at Britters' video for Cry Me a River, I could go on.  Anyhoo, that boat has sailed and I will have to resign myself to the fact that he may not asking for my number any time soon.  Still, when I saw the only picture that has been released of JT and Jessica Biel's wedding, I LOVED it! Look at the impish grin and how stunning she looks in that pink dress. The only other pink wedding dress I've ever loved was Gwen Stefani back in 2002 and I'm pretty sure only she could pull that one off. Jessica's is softer, less punky and I'm sure will be inspiring many a bride in the coming months. What are your thoughts?

By the way, if you want the proper goss and details, here's this from Perez Hilton

It's a love story, baby just say she said YES!
Hollywood power couple Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel finally tied the knot last week in southern Italy after a five-year, on-again of-again courtship!
Afraid you missed some of the heart-swelling tales from the Jessica-Justin wedding ?! Don't fret, we've got allll the juicy, sugar-iced details for your romantic heart to much on!
Check out what went down at Jessica and Justin's fairytale wedding…
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel get MARRIED!
Justin debuts wedding ring while out and about in Fasano, Italy!
The wedding details sounds like a dream, AND it was held at the sprawling, Borgo Egnazia resort that looks like an ancient castle!
Jessica Biel's HUGE diamond wedding ring: FIRST sighting.
Justin serenaded Jessica with NEW, unreleased song during reception!
Now the wedding's over, Jessica wants a baby… like now?!
Justin and Jessica sell wedding pictures to People magazine for $300,000!
Jessica is quite the untraditional bride! Wears pink, haute couture princess wedding dress designed by Giambattista Valli!
First picture of Jessica and Justin as a man and wife! Spotted at Italian airport!
Did ANYONE from *NSYNC attend the wedding?! One member made it!
Justin was ill during the wedding… almost didn't make it down the isle?!
First official wedding portrait of Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake REVEALED!
Justin didn't invite former *NSYNC bandmates Joey Fatone and Lance Bass to the wedding?!
Wedding guest makes "joke" video making fun of homeless people! Presents it at the wedding as a surprise for Justin and Jessica!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Friday, 5 October 2012

Brad and a famous bottle

You  might remember that it was revealed back in May that a certain Brad Pitt had been signed up as the first male spokesperson of Chanel's iconic No.5 scent, and now there's only 10 days or so left to wait until the fruits of his labour are finally revealed. You may have heard of Brad?  He has really lovely leonine hair and quite a foxy wife.

WWD have posted the black and white image above featuring Brad with Joe Wright looking suitably wistful. I'm not convinced by that goatee but I do SO love his hair (see Tristan in Legends of the Fall for true Brad hair glory)... The image was shot by Sam Taylor Wood Johnson (quite a mouthful) who's also lensing the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M campaign, but I wouldn't be at all shocked if Kaiser Karl takes the Brad x Chanel honours.

This commercial will break on October 15, and see the Killing Them Softly/ Thelma and Louise/ Meet Joe Black/ Legends of the Fall/ Oceans 11 etc star fill the shoes of former Chanel No.5 ambassadors Nicole Kidman, Vanessa Paradis and Catherine Deneuve.

It's the first time in the fragrance's 91-year history that a man will front the scent's campaign and while little is known about the theme of the commercial, Pitt apparently will talk in a way that makes the viewer assume he is talking to a woman (BLUSHING already, schoolgirl giggle), but it is then revealed he is addressing the scent. Ah.

"To keep a legend fresh, you always have to change its point of view," Chanel Fragrance & Beauty president Andrea d'Avack has said .

"We think very much that the perfume is a seduction between a man, a woman and the perfume" explained d'Avack. "No.5 is our leading fragrance, and we are willing to make the investment to keep it on that level."
This 'investment' is thought to include a pay check of around $7 million for the 48-year-old's services. 48! Gosh how time does fly.

The print ads are due to break in the forthcoming November issues of the glossies but I'll be staying glued to our screens for Pitt's Chanel TV debut: Wright is the man responsible for the 'mini blockbuster' Coco Mademoiselle ads in which Keira Knightley zips around the streets of Paris on a motorbike. I HATE that advert, but I admit that is largely because I have a problem with Knightley in general and I cannot see past her annoying pout. I promise I've tried. My favourite Chanel advert is a tie between the Nicole Kidman/ Baz Luhrman collaboration back in 2004 and the lovely Audrey Tatou on the overnight train with that gorgeous Billie Holiday song playing in the background but I look forward with anticipation to Mr Pitt's contribution to the Chanel legend...Happy Friday y'all.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The Little Black Jacket

What originally began as a men's jacket has transcended boundaries and trends, becoming a symbol of feminine elegance: Chanel's LBJ. In conjunction with the release of their book The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, fashion's most inimitable duo have curated a photography exhibition around the piece, coming to the Saatchi Gallery after stints in Tokyo, New York and Hong Kong. 113 friends of the fashion house – including Sarah Jessica Parker, Stella Tenant and Georgia May Jagger – have all been snapped with the iconic jacket. I have to say the website is really superb, I particularly love the 'making of the jacket' video with suitably stylish strings as a musical accompaniment.  Unfortunately, I don't own one yet - but I'm open to gifts/ donations.

October 12 – 28, free 
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, 
King's Road, SW3 4RY

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Batty (for JW Anderson)

Gosh I've been slow at writing this - the flat building work saga continues and work is busier than Heathrow during the Olympics. Suffice to say that on the day the JW Anderson for Topshop launched, I ran there before work to suss it out and get my hands on a couple of pieces.  I had really wanted the black dress with detachable white collar and cuffs but when I tried it on - well let's just say I looked like I worked in a hotel that rents rooms by the hour.

My two purchases ended up being the gorgeous, hand knitted bat sweater ( I used to go on National Trust bat walks when I was little, yes really) and a fabulous navy blue woollen kilt.  The detailing on the kilt was superb and it was a total bargain at £49.  I could easily have bought a couple more pieces but I knew my bank account was whimpering and I had to seriously peg it to work so a short, targeted shop this was.  Both these purchases form part of my Winter staples and AW wardrobe update which I'll be posting about shortly. I only have one moan..a certain person has TOTALLY copied me.  B*tch.


Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Wowza Walker

Anyone who has followed this blog regularly will know that I have long been an admirer of Tim Walker.  To my mind he is one of the most visually exciting and influential fashion photographers working today. Extravagant in scale and ambition and instantly recognisable for their eye-opening originality, Walker’s photographs dazzle with life, colour and humour. His recent work is drawn from the pages of the world’s leading magazines: British, French, American and Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, W and The New Yorker among many others.

At Somerset House this Autumn, there will be an exhibition of Walker's work sponsored by Mulberry.  His photographs will provide the focus of the exhibition, but the camera, he claims, ‘is simply a box put between you and what you want to capture’. Everything in Walker’s pictures is specially constructed and in a glimpse behind the mechanics, there will be installations and a selection of the extraordinary props and models on show: giant grotesque dolls for Italian Vogue and an almost life-size replica of a doomed Spitfire fighter plane.

Throughout the exhibition there will also be the opportunity to see a series of films specially curated by Tim Walker which feature several of my favourites! These films are ones that have inspired and influenced many of his images and will include cult classics such as La Belle at la Bete, The Red Shoes, A Matter of Life and Death (LOVE THIS) and Tim’s own first feature The Lost Explorer.

Also on Wednesday 24 October - for any of you Gentlewoman readers out there, there will be a rare opportunity to hear Tim Walker in conversation with The Gentlewoman editor-in-chief Penny Martin.  Book now!

Crikey! Had to just update this as I found the nicest, sweetest picture of Madonna I think I've ever seen. Taken by Walker in 2005 for American Vogue at her and then husband Guy Ritchie's home in Wiltshire.....

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Holiday, Celebrate! - Avoid packing Hell.

Not everyone like streamlining their packing....

I am off on my jollies to the South of France shortly and packing looms on the horizon.  There are those who believe that the simple approach to dressing works equally well on holiday. There's simple and simple. Pack 10 T-shirts in a suitcase, throw in some swimwear and flip-flops and that's about it is not what I ascribe to.  I believe that you will have a better time on holiday if you feel right. Clearly "feeling right" differs from person to person and holiday destination to destination. That said, there are some guiding principles that can help to up your style ante on this year's summer break. I'm leaving it to you dear readers to think laterally and adapt to suit. I should add that a large amount of my suitcase space always ends up being occupied by books. Note to self - must invest in a kindle.

• Have an airport/travel look that comprises of warmish layers and your heaviest holiday shoes. This is especially key if travelling on budget airlines that have small weight allowances. This is not the time to channel Angelina Jolie in a black silk mini dress and skyscraper mules. You'll be cold and grumpy and desperate to buy a bad cardigan from a second-rate high street duty-free shop in no time. Instead, this is the time to wear a rolled chino, a light knit, knockout sunglasses and a pair of leather sandals...also possibly a hat so it doesn't get squashed in your suitcase.

• Speaking of footwear, unthinking loyalty to flip-flops is a style copout. It takes minuscule extra effort to choose a pair of sandals to take away with you, yet they add a style dimension to even the most basic shorts-and-vest holiday look. Also pretty ballet pumps. These are my style staple and I will taking a pair of silver and gold metallic quilts and leopard ponyskin with red edging (both French Sole).

• Don't have a holiday wardrobe, have a holiday style philosophy instead. One that means you wear your usual summer clothes but in a crafty holiday-ish way. Not only does this save cash and time spent in badly lit changing rooms, it is the fast track to looking more stylish. This means admitting that the summer dress you bought for a party can easily be your sightseeing dress. A blouse you normally wear with jeans will look good with shorts for an alfresco lunch. This isn't wardrobe downgrading, this is wardrobe multitasking. And your holiday snaps will thank you for it. Promise. Also it will save you the insane Topshop/Whisltes freak-out panic buying session.

• Take into account your holiday pals and the kind of look they will be rocking at the check-in desk. In terms of how right you feel on holiday, it's up there with reading an accurate weather report ahead of time. Also if they're packing a hairdryer, do you need to take one? Things like this help with allowance weight too.

• No one of any style repute actually wears a sarong. A beautiful, floaty kaftan that you can throw on is all that is required - heck, maybe even a couple. Think about how you're spending your days. If you're going on a beach holiday and lounging around is a big factor you need less proper clothes and probably 2 or 3 cover-ups. Again, they're also light!

• There is no need to buy a dedicated beach bag, unless it is along the lines of a Marc by Marc Jacobs bright canvas shopper: ie, something that you will want to shake the sand out of and use again in actual real life. Failing that, use your Monday-to-Friday leather bag, provided it's a decent size. It gives the impression that you are more nonchalant about beach style and is infinitely chicer.

• Jewellery in the form of overly fancy earrings or a big, shiny bangle will add kick to your style quota but almost nothing to the weight of your luggage.

Lastly, have a super time! X

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Gatsby Glory

Around now I would usually be doing my Autumn/ Winter essentials post - however major life stress (bathroom ceiling collapsed,damp coming through sitting room wall) has meant that I haven't been near a shop and my wallet is on the thin side. This is when fantasy and looking forward to the future can really help and one thing that I am SUPER excited about is Baz Luhrman's The Great Gatsby hitting our screens in December although literally as I write this, there are rumours it is being put back to July 2013. Fingers crossed this is not the case.

Miuccia Prada has reworked 40 dresses from the Prada and Miu Miu archives to create costumes for the upcoming film adaptation (collapses on floor in excitement!!) The designer has collaborated with the film's head of wardrobe, Catherine Martin - wife of the director - on the Twenties-era flapper dresses worn by several actresses throughout the movie.

"I usually try not to literally reference periods in my work, because that's not the way I think," Prada told US Vogue. "But when I worked on the costumes, I realised how many pieces would become very Twenties with a little intervention and another point of view."

It's not a first-time partnership for the designer and director: Prada worked on Lurhmann's 1996 film Romeo + Juliet, designing a suit that was worn by Leonardo DiCaprio. I'm not sure which one, but I bet it's the gorgeous blue one he wears at his wedding to Juliet (the soundtrack to that movie is the soundtrack to my teens - And IIIIIII'm kissssssing youuuuuuuuu)

This latest Great Gatsby news comes following the confirmation that Tiffany & Co has provided all the jewellery for the adaptation, as worn by  Carey Mulligan in her role as Dasiy Buchanan. Wowza.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Roll up! Roll up! September issues

It's that time of year again dear readers. As the September issues thump onto your doormat or you struggle home from the newsstands with a pile, it's the time to look forward to Autumn/ Winter whilst still praying for an actual Summer.  Here are a selection of my favourite covers from across the globe.  Obviously September US Vogue is something I always rub my hands in glee over but as Harpers Bazaar US has Gwen Stefani on the cover and I'm seriously excited for No Doubt's first new album in nearly ten years, I've been psyched for this too. The album is called Push and Shove and will be..coincidentally, released in September.  Karlie Kloss scores a double Vogue hit as you shall see and Keira pouts and talks about happiness in probably my least favourite. Enjoy and let me know your thoughts!X

US VOGUE - Gaga shot by Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggot

US HARPERS BAZAAR - Gwen Stefani shot by Terry Richardson
iD - Cara Delevigne shot by Terry Richardson again
TATLER - Cindy Crawford shot by Ruven Afanador
UK GLAMOUR - Victoria Beckham shot by Pamela Hanson
VOGUE JAPAN - Karlie Kloss shot by Mikael Jansson
VOGUE UK - Karlie again, this time shot by Nick Knight
US ELLE - Katy Perry shot by Carter Smith
UK HARPERS BAZAAR - Keira shot by Ellen von Unwerth. Blah.
UK ELLE - Rosie H-W shot Daniel Vasiljevic
VOGUE AUSTRALIA - Bella Heathcote shot by Will Davidson.