Monday, 1 August 2011

Why I Love Love

(If anyone actually still reads this, I'm sorry for being so absent on my little blog. I really am having quite a busy summer being ridiculously irresponsible and  unorganised. Hopefully, order will resume this month).

Love Magazine is officially my most favourite publication ever. It is only published twice a year so each issue is bigger and better than the last (the latest has a staggering 432 pages) and each issue almost always erupts in a storm of controversy. The last carried the now legendary photograph of Kate Moss and transexual model Lea T mid-snog. (You can still see it here on their website). 

The latest issue, number 6, has a slew of covers which have been steadily unveiled throughout the week.
These are the three best ones (in my opinion) which happen to star the hugely in-vogue child stars Elle Fanning, Chloe Moretz and Hailee Steinfeld. Designers everywhere are practically fighting over the young ones lately and for good reason, as their covers show. All three of them look sophisticatedly bohemian and mature beyond their years yet are tinged with a sort of romantic sadness. In fact, in every shot- cover and beyond- the models are crying, although you have to look really carefully to notice.

The reasoning behind this is that it's the magazine's 'Super Natural' issue and the cover theme is continued throughout with Daphne Groenveld, Kristen McMenamy, Lara Stone, Mariacarla Boscono and Nyasha Matenhodze all looking suitably troubled whilst wearing fancy headgear.

The magazine, published by Condé Nast (who are also responsible for many of the worlds most famous fashion publications- Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour etc), sets out to be more "edgy and experimental" than other fashion magazines, according to an article in The Guardian in 2008. 

Judging by the risqué photographs inside this issue, all shot by Mert & Marcus, they are definitely sticking to that promise and, luckily for us, continuing their controversial heritage- these portraits will be more than iconic in a few weeks time.

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