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THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE

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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?

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VOGUE UK:

  • Cover Girl: Daria Werbowy
  • Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier

VOGUE CHINA:

  • 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

VOGUE US:

  • Cover Girl: Jennifer Lawrence
  • Photographed by Mario Testino

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VOGUE JAPAN:

  • Cover Girl: Cara Delevingne
  • Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier

VOGUE PARIS:

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

VOGUE ITALIA:

  • Cover Girl: Doutzen Kroes
  • Photographed by Steven Meisel

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VOGUE SPAIN:

  • Cover Girl: Doutzen Kroes
  • Photographed by Tom Munro

VOGUE RUSSIA:

  • Cover Girl: Sasha Pivovarova
  • Mert & Marcus

VOGUE NETHERLANDS:

  • Cover Girl: Doutzen Kroes
  • Photographed by Paul Bellaart

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ELLE US:

  • Cover Girl: Kate Upton
  • Photographed by Carter Smith

ELLE SOUTH AFRICA:

  • Cover Girl: Rita Ora
  • Photographed by Thomas Whiteside

ELLE UK:

  • Cover Girl: Katy Perry
  • Photographed by Mariano Vivanco

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NUMERÓ:

  • Cover Girl: Cara Delevingne
  • Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld

INTERVIEW:

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

V MAGAZINE:

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

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L’OFFICIEL NL:

  • Cover girl: Marloes Horst
  • Photographed by Mason Poole

L’OFFICIEL PARIS:

  • Cover Girl: Chiara Mastroianni
  • Photographed by Satoshi Saikusa

L’OFFICIEL SINGAPORE:

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

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GARAGE (F/W Issue):

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

INDUSTRIE (F/W Issue):

  • 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

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HARPER’S BAZAAR UK:

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

HARPER’S BAZAAR US:

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

HARPER’S BAZAAR SINGAPORE:

  • 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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Just another day at the office…

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I am happily and willingly stranded in a little piece of heaven called Acapulco, that explains my 8-day absence. After a long and cruel European winter and my big move back home, my corpse-like skin (poor thing didn’t see the sun in over 8 months) desperately needed the sea and the sun. Trust me, it hasn’t been easy to have my body understand that I am no vampire and that 7 months ago I was walking the fine line between a tanned Barbie and a Jersey guido (I have developed all sorts of rashes and sun allergies that one can possibly imagine). Anyway, I will get back my normal, non “Casper the friendly ghost” skin tone while soaking up the beautiful Acapulco sun!

Oh and just so you know, I’m wearing lots of sunscreen.

It’s almost Friday, hang in there!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis

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!

VOGUE US

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.

VOGUE UK

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.

VOGUE FR

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.

VOGUE NIPPON

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.

VOGUE RUSSIA

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.

VOGUE ESPAÑA

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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The Daily Fashion Bread

Hello sweet readers, for you today (aside from the usual post coming your way later tonight) a new section, a brief rundown of fashion’s biggest happenings. So fresh and out of the oven, enjoy your choice of bread.
  • Lanvin mastermind, Alber Elbaz unveils kids line: This man just keeps on going, and he is apparent destination seems to be perfection. Once again Lanvin’s creative director pulled off another magnificent move by presenting his little girls only collection, consisting of 25 gorgeous little pieces. The collection will be available from November. And by the looks of it, these dresses are Fashion Week worthy, just in smaller sizes,
  • A taste of Angelina Jolie’s campaign ads for Louis Vuitton was released yesterday. Shot in Cambodia (location chosen by the actress herself) by the talented photographer, Annie Leibovitz. Brad Pitt’s other half appears wearing her own clothes, with no make-up (just a little photshop), barefoot and carrying her own LV tote, sitting on a wooden boat. And although I do not support LV”s choice of celebrity testimonial, I think it is nice she is donating a part of her 10m deal to charity.
  • Dakota Fanning’s ads for Marc Jacobs’ “Oh Lola” stir controversy. Too sexy, suggestive, sexually charged, not proper for her age, even some are saying it could be labeled as child pornography. My opinion, I kind of like them, they have that Lolita vibe, Marc Jacobs himself stated that this was the look he was going for. The dress is cute, and for those who say it looks like she is holding a fallus between her legs, that’s just dirty, and mean.
  • Emma Watson, Vogue USA’s newest covergirl. All grown and revamped, the Harry Potter star graces the front page of America’s biggest fashion magazine. Sporting some luscious berry lips, Emma opens up about life, fame, fashion and beauty, wearing nothing but the best, McQueen, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, and more. She looks great,I just wish she would let her hair grow.
Check back later for my daily post,
Sweet kisses…
Photos, style.com, Louis Vuitton

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