The September issues are already being delivered, and because the Postal Service needed more problems, this year’s mags might be a little hard to stuff into your mailbox. Vogue is always a little on the hefty side this time of year, with the latest issue having around 650 ad pages and weighing in at 4.5 pounds. Elle and InStyle come in a close second and third with a little over 400 pages each.
If you don’t want to risk muscle strain or hernias lugging these things around, we found some of the best covers for you–but you’ll have to risk all of that to look at the pretty editorials.
Penelope Cruz looking positively 80s for W, by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Lady Gaga landed another Vogue cover, also shot by Mert and Marcus. This one might be a bit of a miss though. People, myself included, seem to prefer a photoshopped cover with RuPaul more than this one.
Gwen Stefani was shot by Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar. Loving Gwen in this, makes me even more excited about No Doubt‘s upcoming album.
Sofia Vergara heats up Allure in an off the shoulder Gucci dress. I think Carter Smith did a great job with this shoot.
Katy Perry rocks purple locks for Elle. Smith shot this one as well, with Perry in a bubblegum pink Bottega Veneta dress.
Fresh off of Spicing up her life at the Olympics, Victoria Beckham covers Glamour. She wears some of her own designs in the shoot by Pamela Hanson.
Jennifer Lopez joins the other pop stars on InStyle by Michelangelo di Battista. I’m not entirely sure about the cover outfit, even though it is Givenchy, but she looks fab in that Salvatore Ferragamo leather skirt.
Nicole Kidman is turning heads, and cheeks for V‘s Fall fashion issue. Photographed by Mario Testino, Kidman channels her trashy character from her upcoming movie ‘The Paperboy.’
Of course we can’t forget about the guys. Star football players Cam Newton and Tim Tebow make appearances on GQ for their NFL Kick-Off issue. They both look good, but I’m feeling Cam more here, he is a Carolina Panther after all!
Which magazine are you picking up at the check-out line?