Saturday, June 30, 2012
Magazine Covergirl -- Teen Vogue: Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield (August 2012)
The moment that I see a new issue of Teen Vogue on newsstands, I know that my copy will be arriving in the mail soon enough. It's pretty much the only magazine that I've consistently subscribed to since I was sixteen and even years later, I still get really excited when a new issue arrives (I don't think I'll ever outgrow this excitement.) The August 2012 issue features on-screen and real life lovebirds Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield in a cover story titled World Wide Web that was photographed by Josh Olins and styled by Cathy Kasterine. With the much anticipated movie The Amazing Spider-Man coming out July 3 starring the duo, the momentum of work (filming, the inevitable press tours, and movie premieres) hasn't really stopped for this couple, especially for Emma who has had a pretty busy couple of years. That same newsstand this month holds her first Vogue cover for the July 2012 issue and she also snagged June 25, 2012 cover of New York Magazine. But then again, I don't think we expect anything less from someone who recently won the Trailblazer Award at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards. I was pleasantly surprised on how moved she was by that award.
The setting of the cover shoot, which was shot on a Manhattan rooftop and styled to look like New York City's High Line park, definitely evokes the back-to-school feel of the issue (it is the August issue after all) with fall's crisp pieces, bright coats, bold accessories, and a lot of other props and headwear thrown into the mix including Marc Jacobs's recent creation of the so-called Dr. Seuss furry hat that was featured in his Fall 2012 runway show. Emma Stone, whose hair color constantly vary in different films, looks gorgeous as a blonde (her natural hair color) while clad in Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Mulberry, and Calvin Klein Collection dresses and a bedazzled Prada coat. And with a high-school superlative theme to go along with the shoot, Andrew Garfield is looking equally dapper in tailored suits and jackets ranging from Burberry to Thom Browne. Teen Vogue voted them most likely to succeed in the issue, but I say they're cutest couple. Now only if the cover story talked more about their relationship and a little less of Ryan Gosling.