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Fashion Magazine Covers Spring Fashion Trends 2014

6 of the Most Fashion-Forward Spring Magazine Covers

Fashion Magazine Covers Spring Fashion Trends 2014 Best CoversWant to look runway-ready this spring? Take some inspiration from these trendy fashion magazine covers which showcase some of the season’s hottest styles!

Back in the fall, the top fashion designers unveiled their spring looks on the runway. In the past couple of months, what are being called this season’s hottest trends have made their way onto magazine covers.

Whether you’re a diehard fashionista or prefer to set your own trends, you’ll be inspired by these looks that top fashion magazines declare as being hot right now. Here are some of the season’s most fashion forward spring magazine covers:

New York Magazine, Spring Fashion Issue:  Actress Lupita Nyong’o is everywhere these days—the big screen, the red carpet, and now fashion magazine cover girl. The artistic execution—which we love—serves a dual purpose here, as it showcases an eye-catching floral print that’s all the rage this spring.

Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Spring 2014: Rising star Naya Rivera of “Glee” fame wears several spring trends on the cover of this Spanish-language magazine. In addition to the colorful floral print, Rivera’s top is both athletic-inspired and cropped—the latter of which we’ve seen on quite a few magazines.

InStyle UK, March 2014: English actress Anna Friel also shows off a couple of in-style looks on this British fashion magazine. For starters, the boxy shape of her dress is said to be a popular cut in both blouses and jackets. It also appears to be a dressier sweatshirt material, which going to be hot this season.

Vogue, March 2014: Singer Rihanna lights up the cover of this iconic fashion magazine, rocking four spring trends. The cropped top is one, but it’s also mesh and is embellished with beads and sequins, like her. Finally, her top is fringed to round out her very fashion-forward cover girl look.

Marie Claire, March 2014: Everyone’s favorite she-vampire takes center stage on this fashion magazine. Her heavily beaded dress earns high marks for incorporating two seasonal trends. Embellishments are hot now, and her dress is certainly that, but its graphic design adds another stylish dimension to it.

People StyleWatch, March 2014: “American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez highlights one of the hottest—and easiest—trends on this celebrity style magazine. White blouses, white dresses, and white pants are everywhere this season. Lace details on her blouse also add a sheer touch which is popular this spring.

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Our Favorite Romantic PEOPLE Magazine Covers (Plus a Subscription Deal to Love)

People Magazine Romantic Magazine Covers Celebrities Magazine Subscription Discount Deal Extra 10 Dollars 1 Year Subscription Print DigitalWe’re falling for some of PEOPLE magazine’s most romantic magazine covers today, as well as the subscription deal that can help you keep up with all those blushing brides and handsome grooms!

Love is in the air today on Valentine’s Day, and there’s certainly no shortage of the agony and ecstasy of it on celebrity magazine covers pretty much every day.

So many headlines focus on breakups, makeups, engagements (broken and otherwise), marriages, and divorces.

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In the spirit of this day devoted to the celebration of love, we’re going to highlight our favorite romantic PEOPLE magazine covers. Get ready to fall head over heels for these:

The Royal Wedding, May 16, 2011: We all love a good fairy tale, and the courtship and marriage of William and Katherine had the makings of a modern-day one. This special collector’s issue cover captured the beauty and bliss of their big day.

Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth, April 18, 2011: The second time down the aisle appears to be a charm for actress Reese Witherspoon. She stunned in the role of blushing bride during her California wedding to talent agent Jim Toth.

Beyonce & Jay-Z, April 21, 2008: This super-musical couple tied the knot in a super-secret New York City affair. Of course, Beyonce—the celebrity magazine’s “Most Beautiful Woman in the World” honoree in 2012—lived up to that coveted title.

Trista & Ryan Sutter, December 22, 2003: In proof that sometimes love can be found on a reality show, the star of the first season of “The Bachelorette” found happiness at the end of her journey. She and firefighter Ryan Sutter wed in California in a televised ceremony—what else!

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Our Favorite Thanksgiving Magazine Covers

Thanksgiving Magazine Covers Favorite Covers Holiday Food Cooking MagazinesCan’t wait for turkey? Prefer pecan pie instead? We’ll whet your appetite for the Thanksgiving feast by counting down our favorite November food magazine covers.

By now, most of you are either busy preparing the Thanksgiving meal or traveling to gather with family and friends around one (or maybe several). Even as you count your many blessings or treasure time spent with loved ones, the holiday feast typically takes center stage; after all, it’s generally what gathers us all together in the first place.

So as you cook and bake or fly the friendly skies to your holiday destination, we thought we’d help get you in the spirit—of the Thanksgiving feast anyway—with our six favorite November cooking magazine covers.

Southern Living: Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be complete without a pecan pie, but this creation takes it new a new level. Practically a work of art, this Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie is definitely worthy of the November cover and would be a welcome addition to any table.

EatingWell: Whole or jellied, cranberries usually play second fiddle to the turkey and dressing that are the focal point of the Thanksgiving spread, so it’s nice to see them get their due on this simple, yet elegant November/December cover.

Martha Stewart Living: Martha’s covers always have a flair for the artistic, and for the carved turkey on the November cover, it’s is all about the presentation. She suggests fanning out the cut pieces of meat, garnishing with fruits and herbs, and serving on a pretty platter.

Bon Appetit: Now this is a sight we like to see on Thanksgiving: the presentation of the centerpiece of the holiday meal. This November cover celebrates a holiday moment that’s bound to be repeated again and again in homes across the country, but it never gets old.

Taste of the South: Yes, the turkey is important, but let’s also give thanks for the delicious sides that will be served on plenty of Southern tables this year. Favorites like Green Bean Casserole, Cornbread Dressing, and Sweet Potato Casserole are just as beloved as the turkey—and this cover recognizes that.

Cooking With Paula Deen: The next best thing to turkey and all the trimmings has to be the dessert selection, and this cover features three drool-worthy options—Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie, Buttermilk Pie with Glazed Cranberries, and Chocolate Cream Pie with Peanut Butter Topping.

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People, Time Magazines Show Two Perspectives of Royal Family

People Royal Christening Baby Magazine Cover Collage Prince William Prince GeorgePeople and Time magazines gave us two different portrayals of the royal family this week. In some cases, they may also reflect the clash of generational changes and the monarchy.

The royal christening of Prince George didn’t come with the fanfare of the royal wedding or even the anticipation of the royal birth, but the British royals did manage to snag two magazine covers during the week that offered different perspectives of the monarchy.

Most are perhaps aware of the special issue People magazine cover featuring doting parents William and Kate with baby George from his recent baptism. Perhaps fewer are aware of the Time magazine cover featuring Prince Charles, ironically with the headline “The Forgotten Prince.”

Royalty in America is roughly the equivalent of celebrity here. We’ll indulge in the pomp and circumstance of the monarchy as a guilty pleasure, but otherwise the majority of people likely aren’t as interested in the inner workings of palace life—if at all.

In that case, the People cover portraying a close-up of both Prince William and Kate beaming with pride over a smiling baby George is the most recent royal cover that best resonates with the reading public. It even calls to mind a 1982 People magazine cover featuring a baby Prince William and the beloved late Princess Diana on the occasion of his christening.

Inside People’s recent issue, there were plenty of images of the extended royal family, from Queen Elizabeth on down. It was a rare peek into the palace, but much of the buzz was about what Kate was wearing, what Pippa was wearing, what baby George was wearing.

Time Magazine Cover Prince Charles Royal FamilyThe Time magazine cover, on the other hand, featured a close-up of Prince Charles with an expression representative of the monarchy’s typical stoicism.

Essentially, the article tells us that Charles is somewhat reluctantly assuming more of a kingly role as the queen ages and prefers to limit her travel. It makes mention of some of his fatherly moments with his son, but it lacks the paternal warmth that was captured on People’s cover.

Instead of the doting father, Time did manage to portray Charles as a champion of charities and social causes—something most often associated with Diana. It may come as a surprise that Charles’ involvement in or creation of such organizations pre-dates his and Diana’s royal wedding.

Here, as in Britain, William and Kate are enjoying a wave of popularity, due in part to their youth, the fascination with their love story, the arrival of the new prince. Lost in that shuffle is Charles, who though next in succession to the throne, doesn’t get the attention the “new” royals are.

Comparing the magazines, there may be another more fundamental difference in the two portrayals. People’s cover image includes William, perhaps an indication that he will be an involved father. Diana was pictured alone with William on his christening cover; other family portraits printed in that magazine included Charles.

Whether that can be attributed to Diana’s influence, Kate’s background as a “commoner,” or just a changing approach to parenting that’s reached all the way to the palace, it may be another indication that these “new” royals are sending a message that they won’t be bound by tradition.

Favorite Halloween Magazine Covers

Our 6 Favorite Halloween Magazine Covers

Favorite Halloween Magazine CoversWith Halloween just a day away, we’re taking a break from the Thanksgiving and Christmas prep that’s everywhere by savoring the moment with our favorite magazine covers of the season.

‘Tis the season for that weird holiday mashup that occurs this time of year, part Halloween, part Thanksgiving, part Christmas. In the magazine world, most of the latest covers—the November issues—are adorned with turkeys and pecans in preparation for that most thankful of days.

Already, stores are stocking their shelves with wreaths and trees and ornaments and the like, and Pinterest pinners are getting busy filling out their holiday prep boards.

So rather than get caught up in the (too?) early hustle and bustle, we thought we’d just enjoy the moment with our favorite Halloween-inspired magazine covers of the season. There’s plenty of time for the rest, right?

Real Simple: Our top pick of all the October covers, this reader favorite incorporates the black cat and carved pumpkin in one eye-catching image and throws in some fall leaves and seasonally-hued background for good measure.

Martha Stewart Living: For its elegance and artistic quality, of course Martha Stewart’s magazine gets the nod as one of the season’s best. Though not particularly spooky, the brighter yellowish hues of the scored design and masthead pop against the eerie shadows of the background.

Coastal Living: Staying on the subject of carvings, this magazine gave its pumpkins some personality by using the coast as its muse. Fish, shells, starfish, and compass designs adorned the assortment of shapes, sizes, and colors of pumpkins on its cover.

Sports Illustrated Kids: Three NFL stars get in on the fun of Halloween by dressing up like the mascots of their respective teams. It’s a playful reminder that you’re never too old to trick or treat, but it also points to an article inside of theirs and other stars’ costumes as kids.

Southern Living: Not all pumpkin carvings have to be scary. This Southern lifestyle magazine drew inspiration from some of the most popular signs of the fall season, showcasing a collection of pumpkins with cutouts of different leaf patterns.

YUM Food & Fun for Kids: Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without the treats, right? Next to the costume, it’s probably the most important ingredient. That’s why this cover featuring lots of creative candies made the cut.


Elle Magazine Melissa McCarthy Women in Hollywood Issue

Is Elle Magazine’s Cover Treatment of Melissa McCarthy a Plus-Size Fail?

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Elle’s Women in Hollywood cover girls, clockwise from left: Naomie Harris, Melissa McCarthy, Marion Cotillard, Reese Witherspoon, Penelope Cruz, and Shailene Woodley.

Elle magazine’s “Women in Hollywood” issue is being criticized for covering up plus-size cover girl Melissa McCarthy. Even if you like her look, do you think the magazine is sending mixed messages about beauty and size?

Elle magazine’s annual “Women in Hollywood” issue is back, and that sound you hear is what has become the all-too-familiar outrage over an all-too-familiar debate. Is the fashion industry too size-obsessed?

Even as fashion magazines proclaim on their covers and in their pages every month that confidence is what makes a woman beautiful, their actions tell a different story. Or so the latest critics of Elle have said.

Melissa McCarthy, the so-called “token plus-size cover girl” of Elle’s “Women in Hollywood” cover collection, stands out from the rest—not because of her size, mind you, but because of how she was portrayed.

Sure, the funny girl looked the glamorous part with flawless makeup and a fancy ‘do. The problem is that the fashion magazine hid McCarthy under what is, yes, an admittedly great winter coat, while fellow honorees Reese Witherspoon, Marion Cotillard, Naomie Harris, and Shailene Woodley were featured on their respective covers in curve-hugging, body-baring looks. Penelope Cruz went au naturel for a close-up.

If the subtle message was that thin is still in and still the standard of beauty, then the outcry was that this was a plus-size fail. Why feature a plus-size star if you’re not going to feature her?

The criticism was such that Elle defended its cover choices and composition in a statement: “On all of our shoots, our stylists work with the stars to choose pieces they feel good in, and this is no different: Melissa loved this look, and is gorgeous on our cover. We are thrilled to honor her as one of our Women in Hollywood this year.”

McCarthy isn’t the first plus-size star to get the cover-up on the cover of Elle. Last year, Octavia Spencer—and 2012 “Women in Hollywood” honoree—got the crop that omitted most of her body on an otherwise beautiful cover. Then there was the Gabby Sidibe cover of 2010 that got similar treatment.

The controversy here is not whether McCarthy looks beautiful—she does—but whether Elle is sending an equally beautiful message on all of its covers.