Japanese Elle (Elle Japon) cover retrospective

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  1. tigerrouge

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    The October 2009 issue saw Elle Japon celebrate their 300th edition, and as part of that, they published some pages showing a mix of previous cover shots (mofazu.com:(

    ELJA Cover 1.jpg ELJA Cover 2.jpg ELJA Cover 3.jpg ELJA Cover 4.jpg ELJA Cover 5.jpg
     
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    Here are two more pages from that section (same source) showing a small image of their first ever issue, and tallying which supermodel has appeared most often on the front. Claudia wins with 12 covers, while Helena has 7, and Christy has 6. The second page shows the most popular musicians and actresses as cover choices.
     

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    MissMagAddict Well-Known Member

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    Elle Japon came out twice monthly during the 80's. I have many issues that my Mom collected during that time. Absolutely beautiful and so much better than what they published from the late 90's up to today.

    Thank you for posting tigerrouge!
     
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    I love this. :heart:
     
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    The Claudia covers are lovely!Thanks.
     
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    Does anyone know who was on their first cover? I'd guess Roberta Chirko, based on that small image, but it's hard to tell.
     
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    Here is the cover of first issue,1982 May,from [email protected] jp auction
     

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    Strangely, the article seems to think the magazine started in 1989. Yet there we have an image of an issue from 1982, and MMA talks of the magazine coming out twice-monthly during that decade.

    After some online reasearch, I see that someone has made a database of issues, where it seems one 'run' of Elle Japon came to an end in June 1989, and then the magazine was renumbered to start again with the July 1989 Roberta Chirko issue:

    http://miwpla.net/elle/index.htm

    As I have only the most rudimentary grasp of Japanese, I'm none the wiser as to why.
     
  9. hfgl

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    Thank you for the investigating:flower:
     
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    No7 November 20 1989
    PHOTO : G.MATTEWS
    COORDINATION : Y.YOKOI
    STYLIST : M.YOSHINO
    HAIR & MAKE : NURISHI(MANIATIS)
    MODEL : ANITTA
    DESIGN : PROPELLER ART WORKS
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    miwpla.net/elle/index
     
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    No1 July 1989
    PHOTO : TOSCANI
    MODEL : ROBERTA
    HAIR : LUCIA IRACI ( Jean-Louis David )
    MAKE : PHILIPPE BERGER ( Jean-Louis David )
    DESIGN : PROPELLER ART WORKS
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    No3 September 1989
    PHOTO : SERGIO CAMINATA
    MODEL : JENNY BRUNT
    STYLIST : MILVA GIGLI
    MAKE-UP : RENATO (COPPOLA)
    HAIR : DAVID MALLETT (BEAUTY CONTACT)
    DESIGN : LILY CHINI
    PROPELLER ART WORKS
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    No4 October 5 1989
    PHOTO : S.SHIDARA
    STYLIST : K.FUSHIMl
    HAIR & MAKE : S.SASAKI (FIX-UP)
    MODEL : GEOEGIA
    DESIGN : PROPELLER ART WORKS
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    No5 October 20 1989
    PHOTO : TOSCANI
    STYLIST : FLOOR NJE
    HAIR : LLOYD For BATTAGLIA
    MAKEUP : VALENTIN For J.L DAVID
    MODEL : ROBERTA
    DESIGN : PROPELLER ART WORKS
    :heart::heart::heart:
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    No6 November 5 1989
    PHOTO : TOSCANI
    STYLIST : FRANCESCIA MATTEI
    HAIR : VALENTIN pour JEAN LOUIS DAVID
    MAKEUP : LLOYD SIMMONDS pour ORLANG
    DESIGN : PROPEIIER ART WORKS
    :heart::heart::heart:
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    No8 December 5 1989
    COORDINATION : Y.YOKOI
    PHOTO : NAOKI
    STYLIST : K.KUSUOKA
    HAIR & MAKE : T.SATO
    MODEL : ANITTA
    :heart::heart::heart:
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    No14 March 5 1990
    PHOTO : T. KOBAYASHI
    STYLIST : Y.OCHI(CA:cool:
    HAIR & MAKE : T.AMURA (MOD’S HAIR)
    MODEL : ANNABELLE
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  18. MissMagAddict

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    Thanks so much for the information tigerrouge... is there anything you can't do? :heart:

    I did a bit of digging myself & it turns out that Elle Japon goes back a bit further... to 1980 when it was first introduced as part of an-an magazine.


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    source | natassja-kinski.jp

    This was also a great mag... very French inspired during the 80's. an-an is still published but IMO it's not of the quality it used to be.

    There was another 80's Japanese magazine Clique which was very Elle-ish and really quite good. Carine Roitfeld did some styling for them. Again.. very French inspired. It's no longer being published though.

    CLiQUE #5 Japan August 20, 1989
    Model: Marie Sophie
    Hair: Barnabe
    Makeup: Delphine Ehrhart
    Stylist: Carine Roitfeld
    Photographer: Friedermann Haus


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    snapshot by MMA

     
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    What about you MMA?Is there anything you can't do:lol::flower:Thank you.
     
  20. tigerrouge

    tigerrouge don't look down

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    The Charlie's Angels of vintage asian magazines - there's no case we can't tackle together!
     

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