September used to be the month I dreaded with all of my might. It meant the return of school, the return of the hideous weather and the absolutely loathsome intrusion of hockey into my life for 2 hours of much avoided P.E a week (I once hid in the horse box for an hour in an attempt to get out of it - successfully too I'll add). Now, September is the time where I've got yet another month before I return to Uni and an excitement for that September issue (despite them coming out a month in advance - I still don't get that).
I've mentioned the types of people I like to see on the front of Vogue when I'm un-wrapping it monthly. The covers that seem to catch my eye and make me want to tear open the magazine are usually from models. The September issues are being released and they are all very strong. VB for Glamour, Gwen for Baazar and GaGa for Vogue - I know there's more but they haven't created enough buzz for me to care yet.
When I saw GaGa's tweets about trying to bribe Wintour with bagels for a sneak peek of her cover (yes, bagels, you can tell she didn't get that sneak peek can't you) I thought:
'Joy of joy, a celeb who is being used mainly to increase their slump in sales and who better to choose than a brand with a following of a billion monsters?'
AND THEN I saw the cover (released today, without the need of bagels - it's still making me laugh) and it is fabulous. GaGa looks model worthy, she looks high fashion and she looks like this is exactly where she should be. It feels as though she has played a giant game of dress up and been photographed in the process, rather than just sitting modestly, smiling and repeating the title and date of her up and coming album (god I hate the people who do that).
I personally feel that every magazine should release a documentary called The September Issue - Glamour/Vogue/ Baazar etc. Even if they were just YouTube releases it would make people a lot more interested in the covers and increase their prominence with audiences who aren’t obsessed fashion maniacs. The lives of these characters that the magazines portray are as far from anybodies normality as it is, so what a better way to help connect an audience with its consumer than to invite them into the world of the biggest issue of the year?
On another note, thank goodness Gwen photographs well because if the only interesting thing that the media have managed to pull from her interview is that 'she wears make up to keep Gavin interested' then she is quite clearly abysmal. Also, it's a clear insight into how much time none working celebrities have. I have never had time in my life (and FYI, I'm a student) to wash my face and reapply my make up a million times a day. What does this woman do? Why isn't she content with her morning application? It's just insane. No wonder she always looks good and always has that 'just made up' look, because that's all she does all day! Bloody woman.
Bring on the September issue!
(Images courtesy of Vogue, Harpers and Glamour)