Celebs vs. Models on Magazine Covers

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  1. Whitelinen

    Whitelinen New Member

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    Well, the celebrity culture has changed, and is taking more control...but you are asking a good question; why is it so? Why did we suddenly become so celebrity obsessed?
     
  2. eternitygoddess

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    ^Since the media has been shoving it down our throats.

    Models nowadays don't have any personality.
     
  3. Whitelinen

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    I associate models with a strong personality with celebrities - ie the Supers were models with personality, but also part of the same celebrity crap.

    But why did media start "shoving celebrity culture down our throats"? There must have been a market for that, where did that come from?
     
  4. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    Exactly, and that's why I stated celebrities are more relatable... since the end of the supermodel era, celebs have taken over in a way, it seems.
     
  5. marsmars

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    It depends on the magazine, the celebrity, the model, what are they trying to channel your attention towards?

    Let's not forget: A lot of celebrities used to be models. (and quite a few models are celebrities).
     
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    agreed! i don't like to see celebrities on magazines like w or vogue but i don't mind seeing them on glamour, elle, etc.
     
  7. Owen Bruce

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    Didn't the US Vogue September 2005 cover with the models on it sell the most magazines of the year?
     
  8. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    ^ Wow. I'd be interested to know.
     
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  10. OriginalSin

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    I think it did but let's not forget 1) it was the Sept issue. That usually sells better than most other issues anyway (except maybe March) 2) Liya Kebede's cover, May 2005, was actually one of the lowest selling issues in recent years I believe, which is (at least I think) far more telling than the sales of a September issue.

    I'd be interested to know how well Linda E's issue did. On the one hand she is a model, on the other, she is one of the supers, and basically has celeb status as a result. So did her cover sell more like Liya's? more like a celeb's? or somewhere in between?
     
  11. ysljunkie

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    I get it if the celeb is fashion foward the should be on the cover but just putting any jane dow actress on the cover has got to stop. some mainstream mag should start the model movement again so that all others will follow.
     
  12. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    ^ I couldn't agree more. Magazine covers have become such a promotional tool for actresses. Look at Jessica Simpson... she shouldn't be on anything. And though I love Sandy, Sandra Bullock isn't exactly worthy of a Vogue cover. And though she has her spectacular fashion moments, Lindsay Lohan has had beyond her share of covers.
     
  13. _hannah

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    Oh god did you see paris hilton on paris november vogue omg. What the hell ?§§?
     
  14. FashionJunkie

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    I have no problem whatsoever. Models are more fashion material, besides that's their job, but celebs sell more, because people know them, they recognise their face, how many people do you think know Trentini, or Stam, or Daria, or Ward?
    I'm not sick of celebs on the cover because Vogue Hellas has always models, Vogue Paris most of the time and UK sometimes, only US has celebs all the time. :rolleyes:

    (Of course some celebs DO bother me:doh: )
     
  15. m.j.

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    if vogue or cosmo have 12 issues per year, there should be 10 covers with models and 2 specials with movie stars to promote some big movie
     
  16. _hannah

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    It doesn't bother me too. but i think that Paris Vogue has a high reputation and ( sorrry for hilton fans ) but i don't think she's appropriated for this kind of magazines...
     
  17. shoexgal

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    Bring back the models!
     
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    I agree entirely. I hate celebrities in the layer of the fashionable magazines. Is for that magazines of celebrities exist. A specific case as a oscar winner, or some actress that launch some tendency, but of the contrary, I am entirely against.

     
  19. gr77

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    I don't care if it's a model or a celebrity on the cover as long as it's someone I find beautiful/interesting.
    Most models nowdays however are quite weird (even ugly) looking and leave me completely cold.
    So I would rather have Sienna or Keira or Natalie ,etc on the cover than say Lara Stone or Sasha (who I'm sick of seeing in eds anyway).

    Of course there are some celebrities that I'll never understand how they got to be on covers (e.g. Sandra Bullock)
     
  20. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    I agree, really.
     

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