As we wait for the subscription copies to turn up, I was having some random thoughts earlier... so this is Madonna's first UK Vogue cover since her 1989 one, thirty years ago... but was she ever a popular cover girl for UK fashion magazines in general? I can recall three or four UK Elle covers during the 2000s (generally reprints from a US Elle cover story) but I don't seem to remember any from before or after. UK Tatler seems to have been more consistent over the decades in giving her a cover at different times in her career! I see a few from Harper's & Queen as well. Not that Madonna ever needed the support of UK fashion magazines, she was busy racking up hundreds of covers elsewhere, from Vanity Fair to Rolling Stone. And then I was generally thinking about the age of the faces Edward has been putting on the cover this year... Naomi (48) on March, Kate (45) on last month's, along with the L'Oreal age supplement, and now Madonna (60) on this one... sure, we could argue (for one reason or another) that they don't look their age, but it's not bad going as a representation of a greater age range of cover stars.