80s glam, close-up shots, the oldest star to grace Vogue, and more in this month round-up of the best and worst glossies.
Marie Claire South Africa
Marie Claire South Africa put Kate Moss on its cover and, while at 38 years old there may have been better dresses for her than a red flower-accented one, there’s no denying the British model's stunning beauty.
It may not be January 1985, as this cover would suggest, but how perfectly fitting is this Florence Welch cover and the singer’s covetable Chloe gown?
Why one would want to see Lindsay Lohan in the nude is a mystery to many, but her much-buzzed-about Playboy January/February cover is out and she channelsMarilyn Monroe in the inside spread.
Town & Country
It’s too bad someone stuck Shala Monroque with an oddball pink puffy miniskirt because this month’s Town & Country would otherwise have been perfect for one highlighting the New Year and a "New Face."
Hard to believe this is the same girl from The Social Network. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara shows off her flawless complexion in a close-up shot on this month’s Allure.
Sexy never looked so sophisticated. Carey Mulligan rocks a Nina Ricci jacket and cotton bra on January’s W cover.
Beaming mother-to-be Jennifer Garner stays warm and toasty in a Donna Karan sweater coat on this month’s InStyle cover.
Move over Heidi – okay maybe not – but Molly Sims does look fantastic on the cover of this month’s Shape.
Even people who don’t find Angelina Jolie arrestingly beautiful must concede she looks stunning on this month’s issue of Marie Claire.
Vogue’s oldest cover star to date, few actresses are as deserving of some glossy time as Meryl Streep.
Lady Gaga may feel omnipresent at this point, but Vanity Fair succeeds in delivering a fresh, exciting cover – even if that hat looks straight out of Chris March/Christian Siriano-era Project Runway.
There’s no arguing that Scarlett Johansson is beautiful, but what exactly is going on with her hair here? The color, the cut, the styling…puzzling.
Brazilian Harper's Bazaar
Why use a fur stole when you can outfit your cover star – in this case, model Caroline Trentini – with a cat?
TheFashionSpot's Style Editor, Sharon Feiereisen, is a freelance lifestyle writer based in New York City. Her work has been published in Newsday, The Knot, AM New York, WHERE New York, Dan's Papers, and Hamptons Magazine, among many other print and online outlets. Check out her tumblr blog, Random Happenings.