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My Top 5 Magazine Covers December 2012:

I can’t believe another year has gone. It was one hell of a year though. It was a fun experience, lot’s of things happened in the fashion industry and lots of projects started as well. 

This month’s best magazine covers go mostly to Vogue franchises. They really were my favorites. Also Kate Moss is in 2 of my picks. Not much variation in publications or models, but they are all breathtaking and glamorous. My favorite magazine covers for this month are:

1. Vanessa Axente and Marlon Teixeira for Vogue Italia by Steven Meisel

2. Kate Moss for Vogue España by Mario Testino.

3. Scareltt Johansson for V Magazine by Jean-Paul Goude

4. Coco Rocha for Vogue México by Regan Cameron.

5. Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss for Interview Russia by Mert & Marcus.

I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings in terms of magazine covers, editorials and of course fashion-related scandals, ha!

Happy Holidays everyone!


It is that time of the year again, the most important month in the fashion industry! The fashion weeks are rushing, the magazines get bigger, and the wardrobe gets chic-er (in my opinion). As last year, I chose not 5 but my top 10 picks for the best covers of the month.

They are all so great, so it was hard to edit them down but here they are:

  1. Carolyn Murphy for Vogue Italia shot by Steven Meisel.
  2. Kristina Salinovic for Harper’s Bazaar Singapore.
  3. Gwen Stefani for Harper’s Bazaar shot by Terry Richardson.
  4. Lady Gaga for Vogue shot by Mert & Marcus.
  5. Emma Stone for Interview shot by Mikael Jansson.
  6. Linda Evangelista for Interview Russia shot by Nikolay Biryukov.
  7. Lindsey Wixson for Flare shot by Max Abadian.
  8. Victoria Beckham for Glamour by Pamela Hanson.
  9. Kate Moss for Vogue Paris shot by Mert & Marcus.
  10. Maryna Linchuk for Vogue España shot by Miguel Reveriego.

Do you agree? What were YOUR favorites?
Have a great September everyone!

Editorial of the Week:

Emma Stone for Interview September 2021 shot by Mikael Jansson.

This is just outstanding! The way they have played with lights, and made her look so tough, when she usually is just quirky. Of course is Karl Temper styling, so enough said.

Also, I could bid my life that she is wearing Eddie Borgo earrings….Just saying


Summer is finally here and bright colors are everywhere! I love this time of the year because like everyone else, fashion takes a small vacation with light and relaxed trends that allow a breeze of fresh air between the heavier seasons.

Just to make it clear, I am NOT a fan of butt cheeks on magazine cover or any other page for that matter, but there is just something about Gisele Bundchen and Vogue Paris that is just chic, how is that possible? I don’t know, but somehow they make it work.

Here are my top 5 magazines for June:

1. GIsele Bundchen for Vogue Paris by Inez Van Lamsweerde.

2. Victoria Beckham for Interview Magazine by Angelo Pennetta.

3. Kate Moss for Vogue UK by Mert & Marcus.

4. Noomi Rapace for Dazed & Confused by Sølve Sundsbø.

5. Brooklyn Decker for Flare Magazine by Max Abadian.

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This is an interesting mix. I wasn’t expecting magazines to be taking such risks, they all look so high fashion! I know most of them are international (not-american) magazines, but still, I loved the bold choices each of these magazines made.

I need to point out Teen Vogue here: I absolutely love the magazine but the covers up until now were kind of bleh; I felt they missed a spark in them, and Katy Perry in blue hair definitely spices it up. Congrats on this one Teen Vogue! You outdid yourself.

Here are my choices for this month:

1. Kasia Struss for W Korea shot by David Byun.

2. Linda Evangelista for Vogue Italia shot by Steven Meisel.

3. Vanessa Paradis for Interview Russia.

4. Coco Rocha for Elle Brazil shot by Max Abadian.

5. Katy Perry for Teen Vogue.


So in honor of the Hunger games I thought it was appropriate to include this cover of Jennifer Lawrence in Interview Germany, plus I love her, and her in this bodysuit. I also loved the hair and makeup of this Número China (as always), and there was one last thing that I thought was a rare risk for a Vogue magazine to take, and it is the fact that Vogue Germany’s cover is in black and white. Although all this covers were great, my absolute favorite was definitely this prom inspired “Night of Nights” Vogue Italia cover.

Here are my picks for this months:

  1. Thairine Garcia, Sojourner Morrell, , Aaron Vernon, Lyle Lodwick, Chrystal Copland and Ethan James for Vogue Italia shot by Steven Meisel.
  2. Jennifer Lawrence for Interview Germany shot by Matthias Vriens-McGrath.
  3.  Xiao Wen for Numéro China shot by Tiziano Magni.
  4. Iris Strubegger for Vogue Germany shot by Peter Lindbergh.
  5. Keira Knightley for Interview shot by Mert & Marcus

From Moldova to Paris: Interview with fashion’s latest IT girl, Doina Ciobanu

When Doina Ciobanu started her blog back in 2009 little did she know a couple years later her style would get her to London and Paris fashion week. With only 16 years old, this girl from Chisinau has already been featured in Teenvogue.com, Vogue Paris and Who What Wear. Her blog, which is a mix of her experiences in fashion and her personal style, has over 1 million views.

 About getting into the blogging world.

For the past 2 years I have been thinking about starting a blog. As I live in Moldova, a country which is not related to fashion in any ways, It was really hard for me to express my style in my native city, that is why I wanted a blog where I would share my outfits and looks to people from other countries. Right after I finished my 9th grade, I decided to finally open my personal style blog- The Golden Diamonds.

 What defines her blog.

My blog is about my outfits, lifestyle, things that inspire me. I have always been a slave of elegancy and feminism, which can actually be understood even by the name of my blog: gold is associated with royalty, baroque style and renaissance; diamonds are all about elegance, chic women and purity. 

I love to experiment, that is why I always try to introduce something new in each of my outfits, but still maintain a chic atmosphere.

 What inspires her.

I do not have any fashion icons, but I do have life-style and personality idols, like Queen Elizabeth the first, Hypatia and Grace Kelly [also], I can say history movies might have given me the love for elegance, beauty and real fashion. On the other hand, I still love Gossip Girl and Sex and the City, and what more of a fashion inspiration can you ask for?   

 Choosing outfits is harder than it looks.

Usually the ideas of an outfit just bumps into my mind, then I just combine something with what my imagination gives to me, but I have to say, sometimes I am just not inspired. It cannot be defined as hard, because it is not, just sometimes, the city I live in is too dark and not beautiful at all, and I am not inspired at all.


 Designers she loves.

Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld, Phoebe Philo, Elie Saab.


 Her dream piece of clothing.

The large Celine boston bag, Alexander McQueen jacket/coat and Herry Winston ring.


 No fashion faux pas.

I used [have] to at the beginning, but now I understand that what was a ‘don’t’ for me one year ago, now is a ‘yes’! I think the most important in fashion is not overdoing, and just feeling comfortable and fabulous!

Her favorite current trend.

 Metallic and XXL man inspired clothing: Large minimalistic coats, jumpers, dresses worn with a very natural or no make-up, natural hair, to create a classical man style.  


 On getting big in the blogging world.


I think it is the same as with celebrities, there are a lot of really talented people out there, but only 10% of them are lucky to get noticed and to actually become someone. There is no “success elixir”.


 Her views on fashion and social media.

I think it is great. I remember when I was a kid, my mom used to buy fashion magazines and I would go through them over and over again looking at the beautiful models, outfits, jewelry, they give me some kind of hope to become a social princess. Now we have even more fashion, it is everywhere, on the internet, on the paper, on the T.V… I think it promotes very well all the new comers and creates a totally new and better view on fashion.  

 No fashion career purposes.

 I would love to [work in fashion], but it is not quite where I see myself. I want to work in politics, to help people, to do something good for this world, that is what I have been desperately wanting since I was a child.

 What she loves about fashion.

 Styling and PR. I am really into communicating with people, that is why Public Relations is really something I like. Styling is something I am already doing in a way, for instance together with Mango, we’re having a style competition here in Chisinau, for everyone interested in fashion. I am really excited about it. 

Her style is a combination of high-low pieces raging from Louboutin heels to Zara dresses, and mix & match of color, patterns and pieces from past seasons which all add up to bring a fresh look to the table.

To be honest, I would love to see her pursue a career more fashion oriented because she definitely knows what she is doing. She has been lucky enough to assist big brand name shows in Paris such as Elie Saab and Lanvin as well as Burberry during London Fashion week.

You can check her not-to-be-missed blog The Golden Diamonds here.

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