>> Victoria Beckham Rumored to be October 2009 Vogue Cover Girl —Victoria Beckham has covered Vogue UK, India, and Russia, but she's never had an individual cover for Vogue, only appearing with the Spice Girls in January 1998. With the success of her namesake dress line Victoria Beckham Collection, which has been selling briskly on Net-a-Porter and for which she recently shot an upcoming campaign, plus an impending perfume launch in the States, supposedly October is the month that a PR effort has wrangled for her individual debut. [Chic Report]
>> BLOWING THE COVER —i-D seems to be having a love affair with multiple covers — they did twelve for their March 2009 issue, and the same idea is in the works for the June 2009 issue. Already, six girls have been photographed for what happens to be the magazine's 300th issue, so expect "a blockbuster affair." The only clue on who the lucky ladies are? One is a "gorgeous American who has been MIA from the scene for few years now. You've caught a glimpse of her in Vogue Paris and on the Givenchy FW 09 runway." Jessica Miller, who walked Givenchy, appeared in Vogue Paris November 2008, and has been earmarked for a comeback, seems to fit the bill. [The Imagist]
>> The wait is over. The May 2009 issue of Vogue, wholly dedicated to models in anticipation of this year's Model as Muse Costume Insitute Gala next month has debuted, and Liya Kebede, Natalia Vodianova, Anna Maria Jagodzinska, Isabeli Fontana, Lara Stone, Jourdan Dunn, Raquel Zimmermann, Caroline Trentini,and Natasha Poly all made the final cut, wearing what appears to be Rodarte. This cover, shot by Steven Meisel, is notable not only because of its subjects, but because it marks the third consecutive cover to feature a woman of color on the front.
Inside, Natalia Vodianova, who has been called "the Baby" by Steven Meisel and makeup artist Pat McGrath since they starting working with her, collaborated with them again on a tribute editorial to models past, from Twiggy to Dovima, similar to the one Gisele Bundchen did for Harper's Bazaar last month. The key to Natalia's chameleon act? "I looked at each woman's lips — they're all different."
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>> While the editors at Elle are making lists of what the economy has forced them to give up (bottled water, working out with a trainer) and what necessities they can't bear to part with (haircuts at Fekkai, Wolford tights, monthly facials), their counterparts at French Elle are preparing to do something novel. This week's issue, which hits newsstands Saturday, features Eva Herzigova, Inès de la Fressange, and actresses Monica Bellucci, Sophie Marceau, Anne Parillaud, Karin Viard, Charlotte Rampling, and Chiara Mastroianni, who all agreed to appear without any makeup or retouching. Peter Lindbergh did the honors, and inside the magazine, five more unnamed celebrities are promised.
>> BLOWING THE COVER —While we're waiting for the much-anticipated May 2009 model-filled cover of Vogue, here's some more upcoming cover intelligence for you: Speculation was kickstarted earlier this week when Anna Wintour was spotted with Sienna Miller at The Mysteries of Pittsburgh premiere, and now it's confirmed — she shot the July cover last week in Los Angeles, likely to coincide with the release of G.I. Joe later this year. Wonder if Karolina Kurkova, who also has a role in the movie, will make a cameo in the feature inside? [NY Post]
>> BLOWING THE COVER —We've got a pretty good idea of who's gracing the May 2009 Vogue cover, but what about the May 2009 Vogue Paris follow up to Scarlett Johansson? There are a few hints floating around: "It won't be an actress but a model . . . an IMG supermodel actually," narrowing it down with the further clue, "D." leading some to believe Daria Werbowy might be the winner. [Fashist, Fashist]
>> BLOWING THE COVER —Carine Roitfeld hits CNN: Revealed this upcoming Wednesday, but we've got another peek at the show in the meantime — and something else is revealed in the process. Scarlett Johansson is on an upcoming Vogue Paris cover — Carine goes through the mock-ups while wearing a Fall 2009 Balenciaga dress (clip starts at about 2:05). Also featured: Anna Wintour and Carine Roitfeld exchanging pleasantries before a fashion show — it's subtle, but pretty obvious they're not each others' favorite people.
>> BLOWING THE COVER —M/M Paris's revamp of Interview, complete with new handwritten logo (influenced by the one used in the '70s) and new layout (which supposedly includes less model-heavy fashion editorial), debuts with the April 2009 issue featuring Zac Efron. There seems to be no hard feelings between Fabien Baron and one half of M/M Paris, Michael Amzalag, but the graphic design duo, together with newly-named fashion director Joe McKenna (who replaces Karl Templer) have their work cut out for them: ad pages dropped 27 percent in 2008, and another 38 percent in the first quarter of 2009. [WWD]
>> BLOWING THE COVER —Gisele Bundchen has been working the modeling circuit for 15 years now, but soon, we might start to see less of her in print. She graces the April 2009 Harper's Bazaar cover, and inside reveals that her recent marriage is part of her move into the role of wife and mother. "I want to have a big family. My parents have been together for 36 years, and that is what I want. I am in that place. It's all good in that part of my life. It's one part of my life that I'm learning about every day. I've been challenged a lot by it, but it's the most rewarding part." [Harper's Bazaar]