Cover Loving: Gwen Stefani For ELLE UK in McQ

I am still working my way through my September issues and the October covers are already being unveiled. September for me was all about Gwen Stefani, I love her cover for Harper’s Bazaar US, and it seems that October is going to follow suit as this is one of the best ELLE UK covers I have seen in a while.

Shot by Matt Irwin, Gwen looks incredible in this very high-fashion full of personality cover, I love the contrast of mixing the digital prints of Peter Pilotto with the flirty florals of the McQ by Alexander McQueen floral skirt. If you are thinking that the McQ looks a little familiar it is because I fell in love with the dress version at the press previews and adored it on Victoria Justice at the Met Gala.

For me the whole look gives the cover a 3D effect and I am sure even though I love it this cover is going to be a little like Marmite – you will either love or hate it.

I am desperate for my subscriber cover to drop through the letterbox, I am hoping that it isn’t just this image with the cover lines stripped off, I want more Gwen!!!

ELLE UK’s October issue will hit newsstands on September 5 will you be buying? Also do you think the mix-matched styling is a little too much or like me do you think Gwen can pull anything off?


Yeah, my subscriber cover just arrived, and it is so what I was hoping it would be. This cover totally shows off why I love Gwen as she is fun, quirky, but still drop-dead sexy. This pose looks even better in the mix-match styling than the newsstand cover and I am so pleased. This is what the subscriber should be – different, unexpected but striking. I love, love, love it!!!

Which do you think is best newsstand or the subscriber version?

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