Inspired By: Fashion Magazine Covers

I love magazines. I always have and I always will. I remember reading Cosmo Girl when I was 8, later graduating to Cosmo by 14. I then fell in love with Vogue, but after some time I developed a complete obsession with Porter. I’m drawn to the photographs, but it’s the well-written articles that keep me interested. I tried switching to an e-reader once, but it’s just not the same- I don’t feel nearly as glamourous reading a Next Issue version as I sunbathe.

I once asked my mom why the women (and sometimes men) in these magazines wore such vibrant outfits (I’m pretty sure I used the word crazy, not vibrant). She explained that these women (and men) usually didn’t wear the outfits in public and that their purpose was to inspire people. I remember thinking that was strange, but now I totally get it.


So here’s a roundup of some of my favorite magazine covers! Enjoy!


Harper´s Bazaar Cover January 1993 by Peter Lindbergh

I love striped pants (I blame my mom) but I also love the blue gradient BAZAAR.

Porter Cover featuring Joan Smalls, Summer 2015

This is my favorite color palette- neutral, earthy and warm.

The Tōkyōiter, 2016 

I love the look of this graphic cover. I want to have this printed to hang on my wall!

Harper’s Bazaar 150th Anniversary Collectors Edition Cover, 2017

I love a modern cover with a vintage feel (I’m currently watching Mad Men right now so I’ll blame it on that).


Vogue Spain featuring Gigi Hadid, 2015

I really dig the 70’s vibe of this cover, and that mustard yellow font is one of my favorite colors.

Vintage Vogue featuring Jean Shrimpton, June 1962. Photographed by David Bailey.

I love that this looks like a drawing but it’s a photograph. It’s so simple and effortless.

The Edit featuring Lily Aldridge

There’s that 70’s vibe again! I swear I was born in the wrong decade…

Vogue Enfants // il Bacio di stile, Spring 2014

I love the pinks in these covers- it feels so fresh and youthful.

The Edit featuring Josephine Skriver

Again with the color palette, except this one has gray tones. Combined with Josephine’s gaze, it feels so much cooler.

Do you have a magazine of choice? Let me know, I’d love to check it out! 

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