I like to think of September as a month of endings and beginnings, also, a month with a lot of happenings. After spending the last few weeks parading in our skimpy bikinis and barely there heels, we have to bid farewell to the warmest season and welcome a new one. We have to start covering up and storing our sunny wardrobe inside a box or drawer. Fashion seems to agree with me, not only because September is also known as the Fashion Month (I like to think the industry makes the “warmer to colder” transition easier by giving us next year’s Spring collections) but also because the most important issue for a magazine is the September one (but you already know that).

Each year, we all wait for the big reveal: Who got which cover. Who shot the most covers. Which designer clothes were photographed the most. Which magazine killed it. That’s why, as it’s tradition here at Sweet n’raw, I have all the September Issue scoop right here for you! Are you ready to start?



  • Cover Girl: Daria Werbowy
  • Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier


  • Cover Girls: Sasha Pivovarova, Daria Strokous, Doutzen Kroes, Kati Nescher, Xiao Wen Ju, Liu Wen, Fei Fei Sun and Sui He
  • Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin


  • Cover Girl: Jennifer Lawrence
  • Photographed by Mario Testino



  • Cover Girl: Cara Delevingne
  • Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier


  • Cover Girl: Saskia de Brauw
  • Photographed by Mert & Marcus


  • Cover Girl: Doutzen Kroes
  • Photographed by Steven Meisel



  • Cover Girl: Doutzen Kroes
  • Photographed by Tom Munro


  • Cover Girl: Sasha Pivovarova
  • Mert & Marcus


  • Cover Girl: Doutzen Kroes
  • Photographed by Paul Bellaart



  • Cover Girl: Kate Upton
  • Photographed by Carter Smith


  • Cover Girl: Rita Ora
  • Photographed by Thomas Whiteside


  • Cover Girl: Katy Perry
  • Photographed by Mariano Vivanco



  • Cover Girl: Cara Delevingne
  • Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld


  • Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Daria Werbowy, Amber Valletta, Stephanie Seymour, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista
  • Photographed by Mert & Marcus


  • Cover Girl: Lady Gaga
  • Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin



  • Cover girl: Marloes Horst
  • Photographed by Mason Poole


  • Cover Girl: Chiara Mastroianni
  • Photographed by Satoshi Saikusa


  • Cover models: Helena Greyhorse and Jordy Gagnier
  • Photographed by Chuando & Frey’s


GARAGE (F/W Issue):

  • Cover Girl: Adriana Lima
  • Photographed by Inez & Vinoodh


  • Cover Girl: Cara Delevingne
  • Photographed by Alasdair McLellan

VS. (F/W Issue):

  • Cover Girls: Eva Green, Courtney Love, Jessica Stam, Hailey Clauson and Luma Grothe
  • Photographed by Ellen von Unwerth



  • Cover Girl: Natalia Vodianova
  • Photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino


  • Cover Girl: Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Photographed by Terry Richardson


  • Cover Girl: Victoria Beckham
  • Photographed by Ellen von Unwerth

My favorite covers? Vogue Paris, Elle South Africa (pastels are my thing, you already know that) and of course, with that stellar line-up, Interview.

The most photographed model? Doutzen Kroes followed by lil’ Cara

The photographers of the month? Duos Mert & Marcus and Inez and Vinoodh with three covers each.

The worst cover (my humble opinion)? Vogue US, weak, boring and overrated

The guilty pleasure? Cowgirl Adriana Lima for Garage

What was your favorite cover? Drop me a line!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Fashion Gone Rogue

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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Is it Fall yet?


Yes, I know many of you are still parading around in your bikinis, enjoying what’s left of your Summer vacations. And yes, I know that there are many sunny and bare legged days left for you to rock those sundresses and those denim cut-offs. But in Fashion, we always have to be one step ahead. I’ve already given you enough bikini trends and styles to last until next Summer, so I’m moving on to the next season: Fall. I have told you a thousand times that I’m a Spring/Summer kinda gal, I love when clothes get lighter, smaller and more colorful. I love when legs are bare and tights are well kept inside a drawer. I love a good pair of sandals and a short pair of shorts. But this time, I really can’t wait for Fall to arrive. The February runways were so good, that I wouldn’t mind switching my white Zara skorts (you know what I’m talking about, you have them as well) for a candy colored coat. The trends are so vivid, so bold, real showstoppers. That’s why today, even if we are more than a month away, Sweet n’raw is welcoming the Fall 2013 season. All you need to know about it, what to buy now to wear later, which trends to love and which trends to hate, what to keep from your Spring wardrobe, transition garments and pieces, the shoe guide, the accessory edit, everything! And to start with the madness, I have for you every single one (almost) of the Fall 2013 ad campaigns! Ready?

ad campaigns 1

  1. Salvatore Ferragamo: Daria Werbowy by David Sims.
  2. Dolce & Gabbana: Bianca Balti, Monica Bellucci, Kate King and Andreea Diaconu by Domenico Dolce.
  3. Mulberry: Cara Delevingne by Tim Walker
  4. Tom Ford: Soo Joo Park, Gemma Refoufi, Herieth Paul and Zuzanna Bijoch by of course, the man himself.
  5. Jean Paul Gaultier: Karlie Kloss by Stephane Sednaoui
  6. Balenciaga: Kristen McMemany by Steven Klein
  7. Giorgio Armani: Mariacarla Boscono by Mert&Marcus

ad camp2

  1. Kenzo: Rinko Kikuchi and Sean O’Pry by Maurizio Cattelan, Micol Talso and Pierpaolo Ferrari.
  2. Bottega Veneta: Raquel Zimmermann and Mathias Lauridsen by Ralph Gibson
  3. Blumarine: Candice Swanepoel by Camilla Akrans
  4. Versace: Kate Moss by Mert & Marcus
  5. Louis Vuitton: Gisele Bundchen, Karen Elson, Carolyn Murphy and Isabeli Fontana by Steven Meisel
  6. Miu Miu: Katlin Aas, Emily DiDonato, Daphne Groeneveld, Georgia May Jagger, Adriana Lima, Marina Nery, Hind Sahli, Anne Verhallen and Lindsey Wixson by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
  7. Missoni: Stella Tennant by Alasdair McLellan

ad camp3

  1. Lanvin: Edie Campbell by Steven Meisel
  2. Escada: Kendra Spears by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer
  3. Christian Dior: Maricarala Boscono and Elise Crombez by Willy Vanderperre
  4. Jil Sander: Edie Campbell by David Sims
  5. DKNY: Cara Delevingne, Ollie Edwards and Curtis Kulig by Mikael Jansson
  6. Prada: Christy Turlington, Freja Beha Erichsen, Catherine McNeil, Fei Fei Sun, Amanda Murphy, Caroline de Maigret and Malaika Firth by Steven Meisel
  7. Blugirl: Jemma Baines by Angelo Pennetta

ad camp4

  1. Alexander McQueen: Edie Campbell by David Sims
  2. Celine: Daria Werbowy by Juergen Teller
  3. Calvin Klein: Vanessa Axente by Mert & Marcus
  4. Gucci: Abbey Lee Kershaw by Mert & Marcus
  5. Stella McCartney: Suvi Koponen and Chiharu Okunugi by Mert & Marcus
  6. Michael Kors: Karmen Pedaru and Simon Nessman by Mario Testino
  7. Isabel Marant: Daria Werbowy by Karim Sadli

ad camp 5

  1. Costume National: Julia Frauche and Lyle Lodwick by Glen Luchford
  2. 3.1 Phillip Lim: Kiko Mizuhara and Louis Simonon by But Sou Lai
  3. Oscar de la Renta: Iris van Berne, Kate Bogucharskaia and Patrycja Gardygajlo by Norman Jean Roy
  4. Alberta Ferretti: Maricarla Boscono by Peter Lindbergh
  5. Balmain: Cora Emmnauel, Elisabeth Erm, Manon Leloup, Khadija and Clement Chabernaud by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
  6. Proenza Schouler: Sasha Pivovarova by David Sims
  7. Just Cavalli: Karlina Caune, Julia Frauche, Manon Leloup, Dominik Bauer, Rodolfo Zanforlini and Ben Hunter by Giampaolo Sgura


  1. Max Mara: Ashleigh Good by Mario Sorrenti
  2. Valentino: Maud Welzen, Kati Nescher, Magdalena Jasek, Irina Kravchenko, Sam Rollinson, Erika Labanauskaite, Tamara Weijenberg, Laura Kampman, Nouk Torsing and Sasha Luss by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
  3. Rebecca Taylor: Karlina Caune by Carlotta Manaigo
  4. Rebecca Minkoff: Aline Weber by Ben Weller
  5. Fendi: Cara Delevingne and Saskia de Brauw by the Kaiser, Karl Lagerfeld
  6. IRO: Karlie Kloss by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer
  7. Lover: Karen Elson by Lina Scheynius


  1. Sonia Rykiel: Sam Rollinson by Mert & Marcus
  2. Rag & Bone: Léa Seydoux by Glen Luchford
  3. Burberry Prorsum: Sienna Miller and her fiance Tom Sturridge by Mario Testino
  4. Pierre Balmain: Andreea Diaconu and Paolo Anchisi by Lachlan Bailey
  5. Alexander Wang: Malgosia Bela by Steven Klein
  6. Elie Saab: Karmen Pedaru by Craig McDean
  7. Jason Wu: Christy Turlington and Jason Wu by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

What’s your favorite from the bunch? I’m loving Kenzo, Sonia Rykiel, Lanvin and of course, 3.1 Phillip Lim!

Sweet and happy August!

Image sources:  Fashion Gone Rogue

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site


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The September Issue Brief: VOGUE

Yup, I made my own cover, and I’m wearing fabulous Haider Ackermann

Hello sweet readers! I won’t blame you if you are somewhat pissed at me for not posting for a while. But I am back with loads of new material to share with you. And since Fashion Week is just around the corner, we are all getting pretty excited here! September is not only about S/S runways, it’s also about those glossy, chunky and monthly fashion bibles, commonly known as magazines. Every September they dedicate countless pages to the biggest trends of the coming season: What to wear, how to wear it, how to pair it, what to buy, and more! Lots and lots of pages, filled with lots and lots of fashion. J’adore! So let’s see what Vogue has in store for us this month!


Cover girl: Kate Moss

She is wearing: Alexander McQueen A/W 2011 (modified dress)

Photographer: Mario Testino

What we thought: Definitely one of our favorites! Kate Moss was the right person to grace the cover of such an important issue. Not only because of her fabulous wedding and her stunning self, but also because when it comes to fashion, she is the queen of all models. Shot by Mario Testino, the spread is as expected, elegant and romantic but with Kate written all over it.

Click here to read more about it.


Cover girl: Freja Beha Erichsen

She is wearing: Dolce & Gabbana

Photographer: Mario Testino

What we thought: Everybody loves Freja, and it is more than obvious that everybody loves Mr. Testino. This choice was an unexpected surprise, but a good one. There is something about this girl, she is intoxicating, intriguing. Even for those who don’t now who she is, you can’t help but stare, open the mag, and look for her spread. Add some sequins to the mix, she is a seller! Plus, this girl is already part of Fashion’s history, she will be timeless, just like Kate.

Click here to read more about it.


Cover girl: Charlotte Casiraghi

She is wearing: Close-up, inside the magazine: Gucci, Balmain…

Photographer: Mario Testino

What we thought: I have to confess something, I am literally drooling over this cover. Some might say Emanuelle Alt’s choice was boring and might not like the close-up. I say it’s mind-blowing. We can forget about the royalty thing, she is just stunning, has an incredible sense of fashion and elegance, runs her own fashion magazine, one of the Kaiser’s favorite girls and Gucci’s pampered one. And she has Grace Kelly’s glamour. Does this girl deserve a Vogue cover? She certainly does. Was it a bold choice? For sure, but also a winner one! And she is close-up material, I bet even her pores are gorgeous.

Click here to read more about it.


Cover girl: Karolina Kurkova

She is wearing: Giorgio Armani

Photographers: Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

What we thought: This is fun, and different. So different that Karolina can barely be recognized. You can call it wild, you can call it funky, but the result is divine. She was photographed by a duo that is so happening right now, the talented Inez & Vinoodh. Wearing an A/W 2011 t-shirt with the face of a younger Giorgio Armani, Karolina has got it going on!

Click here to read more about it.


Cover girl: Natasha Poly

She is wearing: Inside Prada, Céline, DKNY, D&G, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière, Burberry Prorsum

Photographer: Hedi Slimane

What we think: The cover is very russian, very sexy, and very blonde. Also a bit boring. It’s nothing new, but Natasha’s beauty and sensuality make up for the lack of novelty. Inside we can see Poly channeling a mod chick, and rocking those prada boots like no one else.

Click here to read more about it.


Cover girls: Eva Herzigova, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen

They are wearing: Dolce & Gabbana

Photographer: Tom Munro

What we thought: The styling was great and was done by Domenico and Stefano. I’m kind of growing to love those stars even if at first I didn’t like them that much. But allow me to be blunt, three women like Claudia, Eva and Helena (a personal favorite) should be able to make paper burn just by looking at it. This women do not need stars to sizzle, they already make it happen on their own. This cover does not do any justice to them, Helena doesn’t look as fab as she usually is, Claudia looks mean and Eva, well Eva takes the shot. I was expecting more from it.

Click here to read more about it.

VEREDICT: Royalty takes the cake, no cover can measure up to Charlotte’s!

I hope you liked it folks! Be sure to check back for some new posts. My oven is full!

Sweet kisses…

Photos: Vogue US, Vogue UK, Vogue FR, Vogue Nippon, Vogue Russia, Vogue España / Illustration: Ana Sofia Alanis

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