August 2011 magazine covers + editorials

Check out RTT’s monthly round-up of all major magazine covers plus editorial highlights!

Vogue Italia

Steven Meisel has a tendency to shoot whoever he photographed for the recent Lanvin campaign for the Vogue Italia cover (think Mariacarla, Kristen McMenamy, Iselin Steiro in the past few seasons). This time it’s the super versatile supermodel Raquel Zimmermann, in a brown wig and Ralph Lauren halter neck gown.

Vogue Paris

Lara Stone clearly remains as one of Vogue Paris’s favourite covergirl even after Carine Roitfeld’s departure – this is her seventh French Vogue cover in four years, photographed by Inez & Vinoodh. For the usual new collections mega editorial – it is shot in LA this time with Lara Stone, Freja Beha Erichsen, Natasha Poly, Arizona Muse, Isabeli Fontana and Raquel Zimmerman. Anna Selezneva, Sigrid Agren, Jourdan Dunn and Snejana Ohopka are featured inside this issue as well.

Vogue US

Fronting Vogue US’s The Age Issue for the second time (the first in 2003), Mario Testino photographs Vogue regular Sarah Jessica Parker in Burberry. Inside this issue there are a few heavily colour saturated editorials – Raquel by Steven Klein, Karlie Kloss by Craig McDean – and also ‘Double Take’ by Steven Meisel starring a huge cast wearing Fall/Winter 11/12 latest pieces.

Vogue UK

In an extremely timely manner, Mario Testino photographed the newly wed Kate Moss for her 31st Vogue UK cover, with the supermodel in a Miu Miu F/W 11/12 piece. Other editorials in this issue includes an all british cast of Jourdan Dunn, Agyness Deyn, Edie Campbell, Pixie Geldof, George Barnett, Agyness Deyn, Felicity Jones, Kaya Scodelario and also a solo Suvi Koponen in a streetstyle-like spread.

Vogue Germany

In a surprising move, German Vogue used British photographer Miles Aldridge (Vogue Italia regular and Kristen McMenamy hubby) for their August cover story. Claudia played the part of a va-va-voom vixen in all-black ensembles. Also in this issue – Katrin Thorman and Iris Strubegger by Gregory Harris and also a solo Anais Pouliot by Horst Diekgerdes.

Vogue España

Katie Holmes in Lanvin and Louis Vuitton hat by Tom Munro. Katrin Thormann, Alana Zimmer and Jacquelyn Jablonski each have their own editorials in this issue.

Vogue Russia

Daria Strokous in Prada. Alana Zimmer nabs a solo studio spread in this issue.

Vogue China

Meng Xiao Yi in Prada by Daniel Jackson. Pretty major for Meng since even Liu Wen and Sun Fei Fei have yet to score an only-girl Vogue China cover. This issue is packed with many stellar photographers and models line-up include Liu Wen, Tao Okamoto, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Raquel Zimmermann by Willy Vanderperre, Milou van Groesen, Wang Xiao and Elsa Sylvane & Xiao Wen Ju by Victor Demarchelier.

Vogue Japan

Daphne Groeneveld in Miu Miu by Mario Sorrenti. Hedi Slimane has an editorial with Sasha Pivovarova in this issue, and also Aline Weber by Camila Akrans and Stella Tennant in a studio spread by Josh Olins.

Vogue Korea

Vogue Korea celebrates their 15th Anniversary with six covers with six different Korean models this month. ‘Seoul all night’ the ultra modern editorial features Han Hye-Jin, Lee Hyun-Yi, Lee Hye-Jeong and non Korean models Shu Pei, Feifei Sun, Ai Tominaga in the Korean capital at night.

Vogue Taiwan

Vivia Hsu

Vogue India

44 year-old veteran Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit in a dress by Paris-based Singaporean designer Andrew Gn, fronts Indian Vogue’s Age Issue, photographed by Prasad Naik

Vogue Australia

Australian actress Rachel Taylor looking very effortlessly chic in Gucci, photographed by Nick Leary. ‘Best in Show’ photographed by Max Doyle showcases the latest key pieces from major designers for the new Fall/Winter season.

Vogue Turkey

Milly Simmonds, Egle Jezepcikaite and Yana Sotnikova by Cüneyt Akeroğlu. Melodie Monroe is also featured in the main editorial ‘Colorama’ along with the three cover girls.

Vogue Portugal

Karmen Pedaru by Cedric Buchet – a reprint from her editorial ‘Paradise Bleu’ from Vogue Paris June 2011.

Vogue Mexico

Tiuu Kiuk making a comeback appearance on the cover of Vogue Mexico in Roberto Cavalli, photographed by Michael Filonow in Peru. The editorial showcases tribal-chic ensembles amidst a stunning exotic backdrop.

Vogue Greece

Karmen Pedaru by Cedric Buchet – again another reprint from her editorial ‘Paradise Bleu’ from Vogue Paris June 2011.

Vogue Brazil

Isabeli Fontana by Jacques Dequeker. Ana Claudia Michels also has an editorial inside with a male model

Harper’s Bazaar UK

Emma Watson by Alexi Lubomirski.


Samantha Gradoville by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello. The entire issue is super sexually-charged with many provocative editorials featuring French models Aymeline Valade (by Tom Munro) and Constance Jablonski.

Numero China

Edita Vilkevciute by Kai Z Feng. Meng Xiao Yi also nabs a solo black & white editorial.


Rise of the Planet of Apes actress Freida Pinto, photographed by Mert & Marcus and styled by Karl Temper. Models Karmen Pedaru, Saskia de Brauw and Marique Schimmel have editorials in the issue shot by Fabian Baron and Mert & Marcus respectively. Lykke Li also has a feature story shot by Craig McDean.

W Magazine

With Edward Enninful and Giovanna Battaglia on board, you can slowly feel their presence at W Magazine. You can check out Tilda Swinton’s spread shot by Tim Walker here. Also in this issue are Edward Enninful-styled editorials ‘Sharp Suiters’ with Karen Elson photographed by Emma Summerton (the team is super i-D no?) and ‘Scene on the Street’ shot by Alasdair McLellan.

W Korea Magazine

Daria Strokous in Burberry.

Dazed & Confused

When you’ve got Bjork you know the cover will surely turn out amazing. Photographed by Sam Falls, the Icelandic singer is also the guest editor of this issue. Kinga Razjak’s editorial ‘Crystaline’ shot by Ruth Hogben and styled by Katie Shillingford is also a highlight of the issue – you could have mistaken her for Lady Gaga

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  • michel

    hi laila, i particularly enjoy your magazine cover and editorials coverage. one suggestion: could you put the link to editorials you cover, like from thefashionspot or maybe fashioncopious? thanks. great job.

  • Laila Lu

    Hi, I will do so for the next post and if I have time I will insert links for this current one, thanks so much for your support, please spread the word about RTT’ monthly covers coverage to your friends xx

  • Conrad

    Love your magazine cover news.