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The best of August 2018's glossy magazine covers

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The August issues of our essential glossy magazine reads are finally circulating the shelves.  

There's a fair few to choose from, so if you're at all unsure of who to nab and what to read, take a quick peek at our 'best of the month' round-up and discover someone, or something new.

Tatler ft. Anaïs Gallagher 

Model, photographer and heir to the Britpop throne; 18-year-old Anaïs Gallagher looks angelic amongst white roses on Tatler’s August cover.  T

he next ‘it’ girl of the Primrose Hill set 2.0; the cover claims Gallagher as the media’s own natural, innocent beauty with youthful rosy cheeks and minimal makeup. Could she be the Kate Moss of her generation?

Gallagher's cover story talks of feminism and famous friends, all while wearing Dior. Other articles include power dressing and the wonders of Dorset. It’s all about understated glamour in Tatler this month.

InStyle ft. Serena Williams

The August 2018 issue of InStyle is the magazine’s first-ever Badass Women edit.

Wimbledon 2018 runner-up and on-court style superstar, Serena Williams, is this month’s cover girl. In her story, William's chats about her own list of badass women, and her experience with motherhood. 

The issue features a plethora of badass women; giving props to activists, women changing lives and those who are taking on the world one debate at the time. This issue is not about the clothes, but the women who wear them.  A must read for this month.

Cosmopolitan ft. Caroline Flack 

TV presenter and Love Island’s leading lady, Caroline Flack, has scored herself yet another Cosmopolitan cover. Decked out in neutral tones, Flack wears minimal makeup and confidently shows that simple can still be sublime.

Flack's August cover paints her as innocent, naked and vulnerable at this time in her life, with the cover story featuring a tear-jerking letter to “the men she’s loved, lost and found”. The cover features a nude colour scheme, influencing us to bring it back to basics sometimes.

British Vogue ft. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey embodies power and, dare we say it, BDE in her August 2018 British Vogue  cover. Styled with taffeta Stella McCartney, a nude lip and statement Buccellati ear-rings; the media Empress makes a serious case for the neutral tone.  

Winfrey's cover story ponders feminism, race issues and her appearance at the Royal wedding.

Throughout the rest of the issue, Vogue shows us that elegance and sophistication do not always have to be bold to be heard. Timless style, as always.

GQ ft. Lewis Hamilton

GQ's August 2018 cover star, Lewis Hamilton, channels androgyny - similar to Cosmo’ and Elle - in a tartan kilt and hooded jacket co-ord. The picture screams confidence, and the headline -  “I want to make amends” - allows us to understand this cover is an empowering way to correct past mistakes.

The Formula 1 racing driver has taken to GQ to discuss his new line with Tommy Hilfiger, channelling excitement, getting hearts racing and taking a serious stance with his past comments on gender; the cover story is magnificent.

As always, GQ features an abundance of controversial articles - such as Caitlin Moran's opinion on Jeremy Corbyn and coverage of EDM DJ Avicii's death.

Elle UK ft. Lara Stone

The August 2018 edition of Elle UK is all about the future of fashion, and who better to model it then cover star and Dutch blonde bombshell, Lara Stone?  

Featuring an A-Z of AW18, as well as a fool-proof guide on how to tap into androgynous dressing; Elle is the perfect companion to help navigate you through the PVC and oil-slick leather trends this AW18.

We're not yet sure if we want to be or be with Lara Stone!

Red ft. Emma Willis 

TV personality and presenter, Emma Willis, wears one of Red’s ‘125 sunshine style buys’ (sailor stripes) while being photographed during golden hour.  Pairing her stripes with a pair of neutral, wide-legged trousers, she poses on a bike on the beach - tying together Red’s featured stories, ‘Life-Changing Travel Stories’ as well as ‘Costal Decor Ideas’.  

The cover story itself sees Willis navigating imposter syndrome, while this month Red, in general, is all about late-summer holiday styling tips.  One of the only glossy covers to tell a story - Red always looks, feels and reads desirable.

Harper's Bazaar ft. Ashley Graham

Wearing a floral, ruffle-sleeved Dolce & Gabbana dress, Jennifer Fisher jewellery and an eye-popping smile - Harper's Bazaar  cover star and supermodel, Ashley Graham,  is making a stand for diversity in the beauty and fashion industry.

The story sees Graham discussing her use of paparazzi photos in a swimsuit campaign, being on the runway and unapologetically always being herself. 

While the trend for Augusts’ glossy covers seems to be keeping it plain and neutral to attract attention to its cover stars’ faces, words and personality, Harpers Bazaar is going full-frontal in-your-face.  Exactly how Graham would like it.




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