So far multiple October covers have come out, and most of them have failed to impress me. The word that springs to mind first is: 'awkwardness'. Take Tatler magazine for example, which has socialite and style icon Olivia Palermo on its front cover. I found the picture they chose quite comical. Her big brown eyes, staring into the lens with an expression which I can't quite place. Shock? Anger? Or was she just dozing off? Anyhow, I personally believe that the magazine editors of Tatler magazine were probably going for an 'intense look', which they have failed to produce. Then, the British Vogue chose to have Cheryl Cole on their front cover (which could have been a great idea, seeing that Miss Cole is one of the most beautiful women out there). But they have failed to produce a cover worthy picture; Cheryl Cole looks uncomfortable, and the placed flowers in her hand are just confusing. It looks more like a spring cover, but definitely not autumn.
How it is really done...
Now a cover which I do like. This American Vogue cover is pretty much perfect. I might be slightly biased, because I'm a huge Carey Mulligan fan, but the cover has something which the others don't: intensity. I also love the styling; that dress is amazing, and definitely stands out. The only critique I do have is that I'm so bored of seeing celebrities on the front covers; what happened to top models and risky covers?
What do you think of these October covers? Awkward or Intense? Which one is your favourite?