September Issue Round-Up!

August 17, 2011 • Celebrity Style, Fashion Blog

Need some help trying to decide the best September issue purchase to make this month? Here’s a break down of what you can expect from each magazine:

Harper’s Bazaar

“Glee” star Lea Michele is on the cover striking some pretty poses and talking about the nose job she never got. Lady GaGa also interviews Debbie Harry, while “Upstairs, Downstairs,” shot by Karl Lagerfeld showcases usual Lagerfeld-luxury and Jane Fonda poses better in Stella McCartney than women half her age. But most of the beauty pages end up an afterthought and Lara Stone posing in a parody of Margaret Thatcher’s “Iron Lady” falls short of expectation.
*** out of 5 stars



Jessica Alba graces the cover and it’s a bit of a new look. With a new editor at the helm, there are many changes and not for the better. Too many words and white space take up what is suppose to be a shopping magazine. The styling aspect, which Lucky used to excel at, has fallen flat. “The Denim Bars” and Office Spy are good story concepts but styling makes them lackluster.
** out of 5 stars


People StyleWatch

Emma Stone makes a splash on the cover. A breath of fresh air, I say! Even though there are over 60 more pages than last year’s September issue, there is still a lot of affordable loot, so not to worry. The magazine also offers discounts for its readers so even more money to save! 18 Quick & Easy Styling Tips” is not groundbreaking, but can keep the reader informed and the story “ ’60s vs. ’70s: Two Styles To Try” is strictly for the truly style-challenged.
**** out of 5 stars



Gwyneth Paltrow is on the cover looking like some kind of back-up hip hop dancer. In fact, none of the clothes in the issue look like they fit her over-bearing personality. It’s a shame that she’s one of the magazine’s biggest downfall. Interviews with Dries van Noten and Haider Ackermann will excite fashionistas and fashion industry lovers alike. Much of the ’90s minimalism trends in “Urban Legend” are too edgy for the average bear to wear to work but the majority of the issue will work to the reader’s delight.
*** out of 5 stars



Beyoncé is super sparkly on the front page, like a big old shiny star. The issue features a focus on Alexander Wang and Suno. Alexander Skarsgard is the “Man of Style,” and wearing a shirt. Obviously, this could be considered a bit of a downfall. Alexa Chung and Helen Mirren with gracious aplomb but Brad Goreski, Rachel Zoe’s former assistant, has a new but un-inspiring column now. “How To Dazzle on the Red Carpet” is a column that probably won’t apply to many but much of the magazine will excite.

**** out of 5 stars



As many of you have heard, many were surprised with just how amazing Kristen Stewart looked on the September W cover. And the interview isn’t too bad either. Interviews with shoe mogul Diego Della Valle and designer Phoebe Philo, as well as a whole well full of gorgeous fashion spreads, which will contain a little something for everybody. Not so much love for Anna Hathaway’s new movie and interview and the “Art of Shopping” accessory story got lost along the way.
**** out of 5 stars 


Kate Moss on the cover with exclusive pictures inside from her English boho nuptials and a story about her big day. There’s even a picture of her “beleaguered friend” John Galliano, who designed her wedding gown. The shoot section kicks off with a center stage portfolio by Mario Testino capturing fall looks shot on model Karlie Kloss in China with a window on its changing consumerism by Jonathan Van Meter.There could be a bit more fun in the Flash fashion news section but the issue has enough fun overall.

**** out of 5 stars

– Taneisha Jordan
Source: NY Post
Photos: InStyle, Elle, People, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky, Vogue
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