Monday, August 20, 2012

Magazine Monday - Spotlighting ELLE's September Issue 2012

With so many huge magazines published for September, doesn't everybody just want to get them all? Well, today, I'm highlighting ELLE's September Issue, which is gorgeously covered by Katy Perry (and her amazing purple hair)!

As you can tell by all of my tabs, there is plenty to look at in this 600+ page issue!


I had to stop on this page taking about the wonderful Selena Gomez spread that I discussed a couple of months ago! According to these replies, I was not alone in my enthusiasm! Gorgeous, Selena!

(Page 164)


I loved this A to Zee list by Joe Zee which highlights great trends for Fall 2012!

I love that G is for GRRRRR! Animal prints are in!

Love that N is for Needlepoint - an awesome way to make an affordable embroidered look would be to grab old furniture or vintage embroidered pieces and sew them into something new! Did I mention how much I loved Balmain's collection?

W is for Wine Stains, which is gorgeous for the fall! Whether it is used as make up, or stunning garments, the color is in. Another DIY idea could be staining with wine to get that beautiful color...Plus, you can have a swig or two while doing it.

(Starts on Page 190)


Gorgeous spread and ideas for fairy tale type trends!

Needlepoints and florals!

See Balmain and D&G for highlighting this trend!

Black and red, dark but beautiful florals!

See Chanel and Marc Jacobs

BOLD reds! A stunning trend that I was excited to see.

See Michael Kors and Valentino

Gothic, stunning royalty inspired pieces!

See Alexander McQueen and Gucci

Women can be tough in warrior inspired and chained pieces!

See YSL and Versace

Gold and beautiful embellishments!

See Moschino and Balmain

Girly and glittery princess beauty!

See Oscar de la Renta and Nina Ricci

Gorgeous Sleeping Beauty.

See Jil Sander and Emilio Pucci

(Starts on Page 253)


Loved this fun little article on how music inspires designers!

Nicola Formichetti (Mugler) listened to traditional Japanese theatre scores and 90's dance music while creating the Spring 2013 looks!

Geordon Nicol of The Misshapes (Runway DJs) said the ultimate runway song is Rupaul's "Supermodel"... AGREED!

(Page 372)


Great perfume bottle by Marc Jacobs - he says he was inspired by the "whimsical, irreverent" woman he imagines wearing the scent! And this ad is really fun and pretty! So easily made with gorgeous nature - I bet it smells yummy!

(Page 448)


Check out this gorgeous spread with Katy Perry! She looks STUNNING. Her hair looks perfect on her - still beautifully dark, which makes her eyes pop, but just enough color to not be typical.

Gorgeously created black and white photo, but still keeps her gorgeous purple locks.

Such a strong model session for Katy! Work!

(Starts on page 506)


Leather and metallics bring some sex appeal to Fall! Check out this gorgeous editorial shot by Laurie Bartley. Gorgeous colors and night lights make you feel as if you're getting ready for a night on the town - in Miami!

Love that yellow fur coat by Fendi (but I would prefer if it was faux...)

(Starts on page 558)


Another gorgeous editorial with feminine silhouettes with the gorgeous patterns, gems, and luxurious details that are running rampant this fall! Gorgeous photographed by Horst Diekgerdes!

That Prada coat and Prada pants look stunning on her!

(Starting on page 568)


We all should know how much I love graphic prints and designs and these accessories are gorgeous made with those ideals in mind! Beautiful, bold, and geometric!

Gorgeous Armani clutch!

(Starting on page 586)


This issue has a lot to offer, besides the crazy amount of ads that September issues have! I'd definitely recommend picking it up and seeing what else you can find in the ridiculous amount of pages! Enjoy!

[ Images courtesy of ELLE ]
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  1. Can't wait to crack open my issue which is going away with me this weekend. Elle never disappoints!

    Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for an award :-) You can check it out here:


    1. ELLE is awesome! And so are you! Thanks so much for nominating us! :)