Love/Leave Feb 2011

Let's focus on the love this February, shall we?
LOVE: FLARE's latest issue pops with cover star Nina Dobrev (the Degrassi alum currently starring in the insanely addictive The Vampire Diaries) lying on a bed of roses. While many consumer mags feature their cover stars on a stark background, this concept is a lovely alternative. The cover's colour scheme and cover line shout outs to spring have me dreaming about dressing for warmer days already. Aspiring art directors, stylists or photographers should be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes footage of this photo shoot on flare.com

 LOVE: Something about this cover feels dated to me. I think it's the colour scheme. At the same time, I appreciate seeing Victoria Beckham captured in such a cozy, undone way. Her image is so often all about sharpness. It's the tiny frame, the heels on her stilettos and the steely gaze. This time around British Vogue features a much softer looking Mrs. Beckham. It's a welcome change and makes me wonder if the accompanying story also paints her in an unexpected light.

LOVE: This isn't my favourite cover this month. But it's the first Elle Canada cover that's actually made me do a double take at the newsstand. Glee's Dianna Agron typically channels old Hollywood style. Perhaps it's all in her facial expression, but the cover snap looks like a slightly darker version of the actress.


Daniela DiStefano said...

LOVE VB in Vogue. I totally had the same feeling when I looked at the cover. It looks like a cover from the late 80s/ early 90s when the supermodels were Queens of the fashion mags and not celebrities.

Victoria said...

Loved Flare this month! Like Lisa Tant said in her editor's piece in the magazine, the red roses are a wonderful way to escape the February blahs for a moment. Also, Nina Dobrev is fabulous.