Part 1. Cara Delevingne - Joan Smalls was officially rated top model of 2012 but I beg to differ. Cara had the year of her life, with all of the runways she's walked, and the covers she's covered. Here are my favorites.
Cara Delevingne (Jalouse February 2012)
Cara Delevingne (Tush Summer 2012)
Cara Delevingne by Matt Irwin (Style.Com/Print SS 2013)
Part 2. Vogue Paris - we complain. Emmanuelle Alt is incredible, but she's no Carine. No one is quite Carine. So we've also accepted, opened our arms to Emmanuelle's more toned down, laid back image. And we love it.
Doutzen Kroes by David Sims (Vogue Paris April 2012)
Gisele Bündchen by Inez & Vinoodh (Vogue Paris June/July 2012)
Part 3: Bombshells - their little section of yearly covers always make it on to my list because, well, they are too gorgeous to ignore. These are the ladies who inspire me to go to the gym, and to take better care of myself. Let's face it, who doesn't want to be a bombshell nowadays? I should also mention that the two Vogue Paris covers above this text also are included in this category.
Miranda Kerr by Hugh Lippe (Russh October/November 2012)
Anne Vyalitsyna (Harper's Bazaar Brazil December 2012)
Rosie Hungtington-Whiteley by Tom Munro (Harper's Bazaar January 2012)
Liu Wen by Angelo Pennetta (NYT T Style Magazine Travel Spring 2012)
Part 4: i-D - obviously, they have released more covers than any other magazine. But, their covers just seem to be getting better and better. In fact, their Grace Coddington cover is so epic that I went SO far out of my way just to make sure that very issue was a part of my collection. Their covers are always such treats, so connected to fashion as well as to the rest of pop culture. It's the mix of celebrity, models, and industry folk. It's my favorite magazine of the moment, and here are my favorite covers of theirs from '12
Grace Coddington by Arthur Elgort (i-D Winter 2012 The Wise Up Issue)
Andrew Gaefield by Alasdair McLellan (i-D Summer 2012)
Victoria Beckham by Josh Olins (i-D Pre-Spring 2012)
Annnnnnd, there you have it. My little 2012 in review, cover edition.
I can't explain how much I'm looking forward to the new year. Cheers! xx