Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Taking One For The Girls!

Just a short, quickie post. UCONN girls basketball team made history today by becoming the first college b-ball team to win 89 consecutive games. If that isn't impressive I don't know what is.

I've always been a supporter of the UCONN team because my great aunt was once asked to play for them but unfortunately she turned them down since it was considered unladylike for her to play (this was in the 30's/40's). This is a shame however she still continued to root for the school's basketball team. So when it came time for me to choose a school to support it only seemed natural to carry on my great aunts love.

Anyways, back to the matter at hand.... this team was able to make history! I love that it was a girls team too. I mean we can't let the boys have all the fun can we? I have a feeling people will be talking about this game and historic moment for years to come (and eventually a movie will be made based off of the event... paging Disney as we speak! lol). This is a huge moment not only in basketball but in women's athletics in general. Maybe now people will take women's sports more seriously and their won't be anymore talk about women being inferior in athletics. Since clearly as the UCONN team proved, that is a complete and utter lie. Women are just as good as men and sometimes even better, they did break a men's basketball teams record after all. So what are your thoughts about this game? This moment in sports history?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thoughts On Why I love Fashion....

Fashion, or should I say style, has always been their for me. I was a particular child. I mean, what normal child refuses to wear jeans/pants until the third grade? I wore dresses EVERY day. I can remember sticking to my convictions and telling my mum what I wanted to wear. Fashion taught me how to stick to my beliefs- to think that certain things ought to be a certain way. Yet, it also taught me that sometimes beliefs change and rules are meant to be broken. It also taught me that it's okay to be daring. Its okay to think to yourself, "who cares what others think. If this makes me happy then I am going to wear it!" 

One of the first things I think most people learn about me is, I truly care about fashion. A few weeks after beginning college a friend remarked to me, "you know, you always look SO good." My friends never see me in my sweats, not because I don't like them (god knows they are some of the most comfortable things in the world) but because I like to look presentable and polished. I know that I don't look presentable in sweats, so I choose just not to wear them (they might work on other people but sure not on me). 

I care about fashion for many reasons. Fashion is about how you project yourself to the world. Sometimes I think I can tell the world more about myself by what I am wearing then by what I write or say. Fashion/style says as much about a person as what they talk about. I also love that special feeling I get when I put on a new dress or a pair of glamourous flats. You feel good, as if you can take on the world. And its true, you can. You can do anything if you have confidence and a nice outfit!


I have to give thanks to my friend Forrest for introducing me to TED, a nonprofit dedicated to ideas worth spreading. Its goal is to inspire, influence, and create collaborations between all sorts of people from different walks of life. TED stands for technology, entertainment, and design. But it is oh so much more. Its encompasses other ideas too. The two videos above, are just two of the hundreds of videos available, and two of my personal favorite. TED is brilliant, it really makes you think and learn a lot from people who you normally would not be exposed too. Also, I have to commend the creators of the TED website, they have included this translation project. People translate videos into subtitles in English and other languages too. This is great for people like me, those who are hard of hearing or deaf, who other wise might not be able to enjoy the video because we wouldn't be able to comprehend what is being said. So really, hop on over to this genius organizations website, and just spend a few hours engrossed in the videos. If you don't come away learning something new, well, then we've got a problem!

Monday, December 6, 2010


This video has certainly taken the viral world by storm over the last few days. The moment my sister sent me the link to it, I couldn't stop replaying it. Candlelight is such a catchy parody of the song Dynamite sung by Yeshiva Universities acappella group, The Maccabeats. Its been stuck in my head these last few days. Finally we have another song to play, besides Adam Sandler's Hanukkah Song! I've also been listening to Matisyahu's song, One Day. Its so beautiful and has such a powerful message, its hope is that one day we will live in a world filled with peace. Now thats a message I think everyone can get behind. So, Happy Hanukkah to my fellow Jew's and a Happy Holiday season everyone!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Taking Center Stage

Vogue. The cast of Billy Elliot posing along side a model.
Look at the gorgeous gown she's wearing! 

 Wendy's explanation of grace is exactly
how I view it. It is so much more then physical
but a mental state as well. 
Source unknown. I love the sense of poise and
whimsy captured in this photograph. 

 Ballerina Project (check out its Tumblr
and Facebook page). This is such an
amazing project- ballerina's are photographed
all around NYC. This tumblr is where I've
continuously found much of my inspiration. 

It seems that my blog has fallen to the wayside for much of these last few months. I love blogging but school work always comes first. Luckily, I have a free day today, so I figured I would get typing. I've recently become obsessed with dance. I was a dancer for twelve years, specializing in Modern Dance, and recently I've fallen in love with it once again. Searching the inter-web for photographs of girls dancing has taken over much of my free time. I am constantly searching for inspiration and I seem to find it in people dancing, especially ballet. Growing up, one of my dreams was to be a prima ballerina and dance with a company. Alas, such dreams never came to fruition but I still find so much inspiration from such dancers. Their is so much grace, humility, strength and power to be found in such photographs.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hearing With The Heart

Today I found this post on my tumblr feed and was enraged so I figured I would comment on it. I have mentioned several times that I am hard of hearing, I have many friends who are deaf/ and hard of hearing, and I have lived with this unique quality since I was quite young. So it upsets me when people make ignorant comments pertaining to the deaf/hard of hearing world, even if they don't mean to be rude. I wrote this for all of my friends, for myself, and for the community as a whole. Also, technically I may not be deaf but sometimes I prefer to label myself as deaf. 

my convoluted mind: Sometimes, I wish I was deaf.
So I wouldn’t hear you screaming about things bs things that could be fixed easily. I hate waking up in the middle of the night, only to hear you complaining about a small matter. I hate hearing her cry over you. I pity you because I know you’ll never learn. I wish to not hear you…

Sometimes I think people are completely ignorant. You can wish you were deaf but have you ever stopped and wondered what its like to actually be deaf? No? Clearly not. Just because we cannot hear does not mean that we don’t listen. I understand that what you mean to say is that you wish you had the ability not to listen to what is being said but still… this was ignorance at its best. I can’t tell you how many times I have herd people tell me, “you are so lucky you can’t hear,” what makes you think I can’t? I just hear in a different way then other people do. I hear though reading peoples facial expressions, lip reading, oral language (term meaning spoken word), and sign language. I may not always hear with my ears but I sure as hell hear with my heart.

Monday, October 25, 2010


I feel like such a horrible blogger, I really do, for being away for so long. Its just that freshman year  of college has been very overwhelming; making new friends and school work have taken up so much of my time lately.

Also, I will admit that I am having an internal battle over having a blog. As a journalism major, I keep getting mixed signals- should I or shouldn't I have a blog? Its rather confusing however don't fret for the moment I have decided to keep my blog! Its not that I don't love blogging- because don't get me wrong- I do but its still a very big commitment. However, at the moment, it is still something that I am very committed in investing my time. Although, just as a warning it may be a bit more infrequent, then it used to be. So please bare with me while I get all sorted out!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Keep Calm....

I am in love with this shirt! For those of you who aren't in the know its a reference to one of the best musicals ever- A Very Potter Musical. I seriously need to get my hands on this tee, it would be totally awesome to wear it to the release of the first part of the seventh movie. I have no doubt that many people would get this reference, I mean its gonna be totally awesome! Also, yes, the man modeling this shirt is Darren Criss who plays Harry Potter in AVPM; doesn't he look mighty fine?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Whats Up Hockey Puck?

I would just to take a moment to talk about how awesome my college is and then I will get back to my normal proceedings. Today I had a new experience which once again reinforces how bloody brilliant college is. I went to my first hockey game. Yes, I will admit it, I was a hockey virgin. I've watched the sport on television during the Olympics but never actually attended a game before (which is slightly odd considering I grew up near one of the best teams on the west coast). Hockey always seemed like it was an interesting sport to watch live and I have to say it didn't disappoint.
I stupidly made one mistake when I went; I didn't wear my school shirt! Honestly, I always believed that people never really wore their teams colors however I was very, very mistaken. The crowd was a sea of orange and brown and then their was me; in grey and blue. All I have to say is, I'm super glad I didn't wear the other schools colors; purple and gold (Yuck! Those were my high school's colors!).
Hockey is in my opinion so much better to watch then Football. I never understood Football. However, with Hockey I actually picked up the game really fast and was soon cheering "YOU SUCK!" to the other team! Okay, so if you haven't noticed already, but my school is a huge Hockey school. So huge that we don't even have a Football team. We are also labeled as a "nerd school" so it doesn't seem like the two should go together but somehow they work. To prove how nerdy of a school we are, our team comes out onto the rank to the tune of the imperial march (the theme song from Star Wars)! How great is that?
So basically, all I am trying to say is.... Hockey is amazing. Also my college is amazing.
P.S. If you were wondering, my team did win. In fact we crushed the other team. So who says nerds can't be athletic too?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What A Lily!

Above Fall 2010 
I was perusing the forums at TFS when I came across this stunning image of Lily Cole. Doesn't she look beautiful? Lily Cole has always been a favorite of mine, yet she doesn't get as many editorials as she used to, which I think is a shame. She not only has the beauty but the brains as well. She attends University of Cambridge- so you know she's a smartie! I love when people who are in the entertainment/beauty/fashion business don't personify typical stereotypes of those working in these fields- when instead they challenge the norms. Lily Cole is just one fine example of someone challenging the norms and daring people to think outside of the box. 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Her Morning Elegance

I am sure by now most people have seen this wonderful music video for Oren Lavie's song, Her Morning Elegance, but I couldn't resist sharing it with you. I love, love, love this song and this music video. Its just a good video and it doesn't even have to try and sell sex to do so! It seems like their are so many music videos which try to sell you something; sex, popularity, ect. This is not one of those videos. Perhaps part of the reason why it doesn't have any of these awful things within the videos message is because the singer isn't American. So often, American singers try to use sexuality to become popular, which unfortunately tends to work. Whereas, I think singers of other nationalities don't always do this. Oren Lavie was born and raised in Israel which I think does make a difference in the way of performance too. 
It seems that I have a thing for Israeli singers since I count Harel Skaat, Oren Lavie, and Yael Naim as three of my favorite singers! I would like to take a moment to promote Harel Skaat's musical career- I just found out he will be releasing an album in English (FINALLY!)- so now is your chance to start listening to him before he hits it big time!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Royal Gaga

I will admit it, ever since school started I've been a terrible blogger! I've got a really heavy workload, a lot of my homework assignments are always due the next day or by the end of the week. Oh well, I guess that's what I get for being a journalism major! The professors are trying to keep it real and on a tight deadline. However, that said, I do love my classes and I am learning a ton.
I promise to fully make up my lack of blogging at some point but how about a picture of Lady Gaga at the MTV VMA's for right now? Will that hold you off? She looks stunning in a dress from Alexander McQueen's last collection. Several news outlets are saying its controversial and outlandish however I disagree with these naysayers. I really don't see how this dress is controversial. Lady Gaga always wears outfits that will catch a person off guard but they are meant to be fun and inspiring. Just like Alexander McQueen, Lady Gaga, is often controversial so its only fitting that she wear a gown by him! Also if you notice, the people escorting her down the red carpet are members of the military which have been affected by the "don't ask don't tell" policy. Its great that Lady Gaga uses any opportunity she gets to raise awareness for certain issues, it shows she stands for something and isn't afraid of making her voice herd.

Friday, September 3, 2010

A New Language and Culture

 I know these last few posts have been college related but please bare with me for at least one more post (although I can't promise that I won't write about college again). To make this more interesting I thought I would give you more insight in to the school which I attend. While I won't tell you where its located I will tell you a little bit about why its unique (actually I bet you will be able to narrow down what school it is).
  First off, I've mentioned a few times before but I am hard of hearing. I grew up in a mainstreamed environment, meaning I was surrounded by hearing people and not immersed in the deaf culture. However I chose to attend a college where deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students were all united as one. Their are a lot of deaf/hard of hearing (hoh) students in my school which is a very new experience for me. The last time I had been around this many deaf/hoh kids was in preschool. So you can imagine it was a bit of a culture shock for me. Since I don't sign very well its taken a little time getting used too being around so many who do. For the first time in my life I don't have to explain to someone why I have a hearing loss and I can have in depth conversations about how we discovered our hearing loss and growing up deaf/hoh. I'm not going to lie, it does boost my confidence knowing other people who have been through similar experiences to me. So now, all I have to do is pick up sign language and I will be totally in the loop with all my classmates! Also the picture which goes along with this post is the ASL (American Sign Language) alphabet and how to count the numbers one through ten. If you are interested in learning sign try taking a sign language class (which is what I am going to do while also learning from my friends) or practicing on your own, you never know when it could come in handy!

These First Days

I'm all settled in my dorm and life at my uni is great! I've only been here for two days and I've already made a few friends (which let me tell ya, is nice when you want to go to the dinning hall... then you don't have to eat by yourself). I just got back from seeing a hypnotist perform with a few people and it was insanely awesome. At first I was skeptical about the whole thing but it was quite obvious that they were under his spell. The volunteers did anything he wanted them too all while exploring the depths of their imagination. One guy was told to pretend he was a kangaroo and then look down his pouch (his pants!) and then hop across the stage and stuff bread down his pants in order to feed his baby! Then he was told that he wouldn't remember it until he got changed for bed, when he found the bread! HILARIOUS! Although slightly cringeworthy for all those involved.Anyways, its past midnight and I have to be up early so its bed time for me.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dorm Days

Tonight is my last night in my own room, my own bed, my own house. I am rather sad yet at the same time feeling rather hopeful. I hope that all ends well and I will be happy. Tomorrow I have a bit of a drive until I reach my university of choice then it's the long process of moving into my dorm room. I don't doubt that it will be exhausting, never racking, and exciting all at the same time. However, I am most excited to make new friends, to grow as a person, have fun but most of all to learn! My classes all sound really interesting and I am especially thrilled to be taking intro to journalism and news writing! Also, how awesome is this postcard with someones secret on it? I feel the exact same way as whoever wrote this (although the only difference is I'm a freshman in college not a sophomore).  If I don't blog for a few days then you will know that I am getting adjusted to this new life and having a lot of fun as well! 

Friday, August 27, 2010

A Bunch Of Beauty

This Miss Dior campaign is simply lovely; filled with lots of pinks,
roses, bows, and pretty perfume bottles (and the scent is just
as sweet as the advert).

Long billowy dresses are great for windy days as they just
flutter about you while you gracefully move about. This photograph
is a testament to this truth (plus red dresses are just shockingly
I want these books, all of them, every single last one. The covers
are just so whimsical but also add to the greatness of these 
classic books (not that they need the help). However if I had to own only one of
 these books I would most like to have a copy of this Pride and Prejudice edition.

Earlier this evening my sister and I were planning some of 
our grand European adventure, which shall take place summer
of 2012. One of our planned stops is the city of love (can I say sisterly
love instead?) Paris, France. I've only been to Paris once, my sister
has yet to go, but we both want to visit the Impressionist works of art,
eat macaroons, shop (well... this one's mainly me), and climb 
La Tour Eiffel (second time for me). How can one not be
inspired by this majestic city?

I thought I would cap off the week with a light hearted post of photographs which I am currently inspired by. Enjoy and have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lets Start a Voguelutionary!

Why don't fashion magazines get political now days? It seems now more then ever many publications are trying to avoid politics, religion, and human rights issues. Sure they will tackle environmental issues which, don't get me wrong is great, but their are other issues besides the environment which need to be addressed too. Look at the picture above, it features the Dalai Lama and he's not even on the cover of what I first suspected was a Time or Newsweek magazine! Instead this is a Vogue Paris cover from December 1992. The last time US Vogue had someone remotely related to politics, human rights, religion, or the environment was Michelle Obama's March 2009 cover. Michelle was only the second first lady to appear on Vogue, the first being Hilary Clinton in 1998. Magazines, especially fashion rags, don't mind writing about these issues inside their pages but whatever happened to putting them on the front page? Sure you can claim, "well their fashion magazines what did you expect?" but that's no excuse, if they are so willing to push the boundaries inside their pages why shouldn't they be willing to on the cover? First off, I know the answer to my own question, which is that the cover sells a magazine. So rather then having someone like Queen Rania (who in my opinion would be pretty awesome to see on the cover), Gloria Steinem (how neat would that be?) or even Betty White (she's flipping fantastic and so not the average age of a Vogue reader) appear on the cover we are forced to look at Jennifer Aniston's face once again (I actually like Aniston but seriously? She doesn't have anything new to say and her and Brad's relationship is so 2000's).
I did some research with the help of some lovely members over at The Fashion Spot and discovered some interesting facts. Oprah was on the October 1998 issue which was a really, really big deal (not that I remember because I was playing with barbies that year). Anna Wintour told Oprah loose 20 pounds in order to appear on the cover and since no one, I mean NO ONE, says no to Ms. Wintour Oprah quickly shed those pounds.
The last (and first time from what I can tell) time a female athlete was on the cover was in January 2001 (Lebron James was the first male athlete when he posed for the April 2008 cover). Marion Jones was the cover girl, yes I mean THAT Marion Jones who later got her Olympic medals taken away. Vogue had such a great opening this year with the 2010 winter Olympics to put someone different on the cover. I think several female athletes would have made great Vogue cover stars. Women like Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancusco, or Joannie Rochette. I would have even liked it if they put a male Olympian on the cover perhaps posing with a model though. My suggestions would have included Apolo Anton Ohno (who is perhaps one of the most recognizable Olympians), Shaun White, or Johnny Weir (Now that I would like to see... imagine some of the soundbites that you could get from a conversation between him and Andre Leon Tally?!).
I don't think I am asking for a lot, really I'm not, all I want is for Vogue to shake up its image and put interesting people on the cover instead of the same rotation of cover stars. So tell me, who would you love to see on the cover of Vogue?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


My sister, her friend and I went to Sephora where I then walked away with quite a loot. I not only bought a new eyelash curler but Korres Thyme Honey moisturizer and a new perfume. I recently ran out my Vera Wang Princess perfume which I had received for a Hanukkah present three years ago and ever since then I had been searching for the perfect new scent. I found it in D&G's collection of perfumes which is five scents which smell heavenly. My favorite is 3 L'Imperatrice which has a sweet mix of fruity and flowery. As soon as I smelt it I said to my sister, "this smells like me" and she agreed, it does smell like something I would wear and its an embodiment of my personality. As Sephora's website describes L'Imperatrice its, "confident, charismatic, and boundary-shattering" all three words which I would like to think myself as! I cannot wait to apply this on every morning, it just makes me happy. I've always believed that makeup is meant to only enhance your natural beauty, not change it, and this D&G perfume does just that! Also did you know L'Imperatrice means empress? So basically that's why I feel like a queen when I wear it!

Monday, August 23, 2010


I recently discovered an awesome website/community for those with artistic pursuits called HitRecord. Now I am no artist; I just like to doodle, make collages, and write stories but after perusing this site it has really got me inspired. Its a community of people who draw, paint, write stories/songs, make videos, or anything artistic really but what the neat thing about it is its all collaborative. When you put a piece of your work on the site you are thereby allowing a fellow member to use it, however they see it fit (while giving you credit of course), which leads to some interesting collabs. Oh, and did I tell you the founder of HitRecord is none other then my current crush Joseph Gordon Levitt? No? Well, now you know! This video is one of my favorite clips on the site, it was a collaboration between JGL, Sean Lennon (yes John Lennon's son, he wrote the song and sang it too!), and members of this online community. Honestly, ever time I watch this it makes me grin ear to ear. The song lyrics are just so catchy, its well made, and just plain cute!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Brand New Shoes

She & Him

She & Him by the fairytale featuring Beyond Vintage dresses

Once again, you all have to suffer through my love of She & Him (of which I've been listening too non-stop over the last few days) this time in polyvore form though! MWAHAHA (my sad attempt at evil laughter...). So this look was inspired in part by the look which Zooey is sporting in the picture, the cover art for Volume II, and the song Brand New Shoes. First off you will noticed I mimicked the album cover look with a trench coat, and bag. The shoes are red because of a line from Brand New Shoes "I had some brand new shoes they were all red, but they gave me the blues." The blue dress also comes from the dress which Zooey is wearing and the song lyrics. RayBan's are just awesome and something which I know Zooey or M. Ward would sport. The bee ring is quirky, like the band and this lip gloss is just here because it's my favorite brand and always works like a charm. So clearly you can see, I have simply too much time on my hands, so much so that I can come up with these elaborate ideas! Quick, get me back to school before my brain officially melts from lack of stimulating knowledge! I start uni soon for which I am rather excited/nervous/scared for but which I am sure will be a lot of hard work and fun.


She & Him - Thieves from Merge Records on Vimeo.
I know I've espoused my love for all things Zooey Deschanel plenty of times on this blog but please let me indulge once more. Now watch this video before I go any further. You watched it? Okay, good. First off let me state; why is this video so fucking adorable? Seriously, this wins major brownie points for cuteness. I also love it for the way the video was shot with a silent film feel to it as well in black and white. Most musical artists tend to go for the glitz and glamour when making a video, oh and don't forget the completely blunt sexist treatment of women in music videos. I think what makes She & Him so great is they are none of that, nor do they attempt to get listeners to buy into that sort of garbage. All they want is to make a good record, no bells and whistles attached. Its a shame that they don't get much time on the radio waves but instead we are forced to listen to a kid named Justin Bieber and a glitter-Native American wannabe- fairy named Ke$ha (please don't even get me started on how much Ke$ha's wearing of Native American headdresses is offensive... or else you would be reading this for another hour). So tell me, this video made you smile right? Also whats your favorite She & Him song? Personally I'm loving Thieves, Brand New Shoes, and You've Really Got A Hold On Me at the moment but my favorite songs are always changing.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Free The Hikers

                                     (Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd, and Shane Bauer)
On July 31, 2009 three Americans were hiking near the Ahmed Awa waterfall in Iraq however at some point they perhaps mistakenly crossed over into Iran. It was at this point that Sarah Shourd, Josh Fattal, and Shane Bauer were wrongly arrested by the Iranian government. Ever since that day the three have been detained in Iran, in near isolation from the outside world in the famed Evin prison (its famed for its horrible treatment of prisoners). They have not had access to their lawyer or barely anyone else who wishes to help them since they arrived at Evin, which was over a year ago. This is a serious violation of human rights; no access to a defense attorney, Sarah has been in solitary confinement for the whole time, no trial date set, ect. So please just take a few moments out of your day and go to www.freethehikers.org and sign the petition to release them so they can return home safe and sound. I just signed the petition and I know it is the best thing which I've done all day, if perhaps not all week. This could save three peoples lives, so please unite and help make their wish for freedom a reality.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Viva La Queen!!!

I've been thinking a lot lately about Marie Antoinette. Ever since I started reading a book which takes place during revolutionary France its reminded me a lot of the young Queen. Throughout the book they mention the Queen and her family and at one point you even get a glimpse of them trying to escape Paris. All this brought back memories of the first time I ever picked up a Vogue magazine, Kirsten Dunst was on the cover for the release of her film Marie Antoinette. So really I have a lot to thank this Queen, it was a biography of her life which opened me up to the world of fashion (which let's be honest she knew a thing or two about). The film also ranks up at the top of my list of great fashion moments in cinematic history. The clothes were just as much a part of the story as the acting was. They helped to carry the film along and show the viewer what was occurring in Marie Antoinette's life at the moment. So I thought I would re-invent some of the outfits which Kirsten Dunst sports in the film while playing this doomed Queen, except make it a bit more modern.

Paint By Covers

I found this interesting article on Jezebel.com about everyones favorite magazine issue: September. I really enjoyed reading the satistics so I figured I would share with you what I read. Hopefully i'm not the only person who thinks that these types of things are cool (but thats the magazine dork in me). So tell me, whats your favorite september magazine cover?

First, titles and cover stars, from left to right:
Row 1: AllureKim KardashianHarper's Bazaar US (subscriber cover), Jennifer AnistonHarper's Bazaar Australia, Elle MacPhersonHarper's Bazaar US (newsstand cover), Jennifer Aniston; Harper's Bazaar Japan, Cameron Diaz and Tom CruiseHarper's Bazaar UK (subscriber cover), Gisele Bündchen; Cosmopolitan US, Jessica AlbaDazed & ConfusedDakota FanningElle US, Julia Roberts.
Row 2: Elle UK, Emily BluntEssenceNaomi CampbellIman Abdulmajid, and Liya KebedeFlareDoutzen KroesGlamour US, Jennifer LopezGlamour UK, Katy Perryi-D, three covers, Kate MossLady Gaga, and Naomi Campbell; LOVERosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Row 3: LuckyJessica SimpsonMarie Claire US, three covers, Mary-Kate OlsenMoreLaura LinneyTeen VogueVictoria JusticeVanity Fair US & UK, Lady Gaga; Vogue US, Halle BerryVogue Australia, Catherine McNeil.
Row 4: Vogue Japan, Natasha PolyVogue Portugal, Olga SchererVogue UK, Kate Moss; Vogue Germany, Constance Jablonksi; Vogue China, two covers, Feifei SunLiu WenMing XiShu Pei Qin, and Tao OkamotoW, triple gatefold, Yaya DaCostaJennifer LawrenceGreta GerwigKat DenningsJessica ChastainEmma RobertsZoe Kravitz, and Mary-Elizabeth Winstead.

September By The Numbers
  • Number of magazines pictured above: 29
  • Number of people on all the covers of these magazines: 48 (including six people with covers of LOVE, not pictured)
  • Notable magazines not appearing here: Vogue Paris and Vogue Italia, neither of which is out yet
  • Number of magazines that have multiple covers: 8 (counting Harper's Bazaar US & UK's subscriber and newsstand covers; LOVE's eight covers; Glamour UK's eight regional covers, each of which features Katy Perry; i-D's three covers; American Marie Claire's three covers; Vogue China's two covers; and W's triple gatefold cover)
  • Number of covers featuring Gisele Bündchen: 2 (counting one cover of LOVE, not pictured)
  • Number of covers featuring Naomi Campbell: 2
  • Number of covers featuring Kate Moss: 2
  • Number of covers featuring Lady Gaga: 2
  • Number of covers featuring one or more people of color: 6
  • Total number of people of color on all of these magazines: 12
  • 12 out of 48 makes: 25%
  • Number of years since a black woman was last on the September cover of American Vogue21
  • Year in which American Vogue first featured a black cover model: 1974, with Beverly Johnson
  • Ratio of actresses : singers : models: 21 : 3 : 23
  • Number of reality television stars who wanted to be on a magazine cover without first staging a fight with a female family member: 1
  • Ratio of women : men: 47 : 1
  • Oldest person on a September cover: Lauren Hutton, 66, LOVE (not pictured)
  • Youngest person on a September cover: Dakota Fanning, 16, Dazed & Confused
  • Number of women over 40 on a September cover: 10, including American ElleVogue, and Glamour
  • Uncanny Valley Award For Most Outrageous Photoshop: Essence
  • Most wtf hair: American Vogue
  • Number of magazines in addition to i-D, where such a pose is traditional, where a person on the cover was snapped covering up or closing one eye: 5
  • Number of black-and-white covers: 8, counting Hutton's LOVE cover and the subscriber covers of US & UK Harper's Bazaar
  • Prettiest cover: Gisele Bündchen for Harper's Bazaar UK, duh
  • Number of covers pictured above with the word "Va-jay-jay" in 48-point font: 1
  • Number of covers pictured above with the words "Fall Fashion": 9
  • Number of issues claiming to be the "Fashion Issue": 6
  • Number of American nationals involved in the creation of Vogue Japan's "American Beauty" cover: probably zero, given the fashion editor is Italian, the photographers are Dutch, and the model is Russian
  • Achievement Award For Most Awkward Pose: jointly given to Jessica Simpson and Elle MacPherson
  • Most original cover of a mainstream magazine: Lady Gaga on Vanity Fair. Duh.