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Vive Septembre! The September issues are here!

They’re Heeerrreee… fall’s official entry isn’t complete until the fashion elite have doled out their big issue darlings — the overstuffed and iconic September issues of fashion tomes like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. This season ushers in covers featuring a spate of prerequisite celebs like Chloë Grace Moretz, Rihanna and Blake Lively, the triumphant return of the supermodel, one iconic beauty’s grand-daughter, and several nods to 60′s-inspired fashion.

So here we go. Let’s take a gander at the covers that will be eating up space on your coffee table for the next month. Vive Septembre!

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Joan Smalls for Harper’s Bazaar Brazil March 2013

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One of our favorite models Joan Smalls covers Harper’s Bazaar Brazil March 2013 wearing an ensemble from Givenchy’s Spring 2013 collection. This cover is photographed by Kacper Kasprzyk who managed to capture the fierce essence of Smalls who conquers more runways and covers than we can name. This girl has been working hard and we commend her.

She also slays the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Bulgaria, looking again fierce in a black and white mix showcasing a classic white collar shirt and a tuxedo jacket. What’s your favorite cover look Posh Beauties?





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Gwen Stefani for Vogue 2013

Before the world welcomed social media, the internet and even the first fashion magazine, I really believe that Gwen Stefani was birthed to invent the element of cool. The super swaggy, mom, wife, artist, singer and all-around holla-back girl gets us festive for the holiday season by gracing the cover of Vogue’s January 2013 issue.

Ellie Krupnick of the Huffington Post writes: “Landing the first Vogue cover of the new year confirms that Gwen is, indeed, everywhere these days: she appeared on the September 2012 cover of Harper’s Bazaar and the January 2013 issue of Elle UK. It’s all on the heels of No Doubt’s news album, “Push and Shove,” the band’s first in 11 years.”

Rocking Yves Saint Laurent, photographed by Annie Leibovitz and lots of natural face, it’s hard for our hearts not to flutter with the aspect of the icon’s imminent return to the lime light. Rock on Gwen. Rock on.

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Covers: January 2013 Is A Dazzling Display

While you’re busy sneaking in that last minute X-mas shopping, the fashion world is once again a step ahead of the game. You’re prepping for Santa and they’re already well into the New Year’s celebrations with the magazine racks revealing a seriously snazzy array of January 2013 covers.

Celebrities dominate the mags, with Jessica Chastain continuing her reign as celebrity-du-jour, gracing a lion’s share of the glossies by scoring covers of GQ, Elle, Deutch Vogue, and, of course, the 4 art-inspired W covers that we fawned over previously. Pop stars Gwen Stephanie (Vogue and Marie Claire) and Kylie Minogue (Elle) are also on-hand, as are actresses Jessica Biel (Elle), Gwyneth Paltrow (InStyle), Anne Hathaway (Glamour), Sienna Miller (Harper’s Bazaar and Harper’s Bazaar UK), and Kate Bosworth (Harper’s Bazaar Australia.) And let’s not forget the supermodels — there’s Kate Upton (Vogue UK), Joan Smalls (Vogue Japan and Vogue Brash)  and Carolyn Murphy (Vogue Australia.) So yes, the 2013 covers are, in a word: dazzling. Take a look for yourself!



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November 2012′s Covers Go To The Stars

If next month’s mags are any indication, editors are going crazy for celebrity cover models. Could it be that the past few months September Issue/ Fashion Week madness has led to model overload?  Nevermind, magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, Vogue are all eschewing the haute couture super-models (at least for now) in favor of a host of red-carpet beauties including Salma Hayek, Sarah Jessica Parker, Taylor Swift, Nicole Kidman, Natasha Poly, Jennifer Lawrence and Diane Kruger. But the proof is in the pudding — so here’s the pudding. Soon to be hitting newsstands, here are some of our favorite November 2012 editions celebrity-adorned covers:





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Posh Beauty Expert of the Week: Celebrity Hair Stylist Nelson Vercher

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Nelson Vercher is the celebrity hairstylist that’s flown under the radar. He’s worked with some of the most sought after names in the entertainment industry including Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Rowland, Olivia Palermo, Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears. As if his list of celebrity clientele wasn’t enough to add him to the hierarchy of phenomenal hair stylists in the industry he’s also dominated in the fashion industry working with luxury brands such as Giorgio Armani, Prada, Zac Posen, Oscar de la Renta and his editorial work has been featured in the pages of such magazines as Vogue, Elle, Nylon, Italian Vogue, L’Officel, Wonderland, and Harper’s Bazaar.

Vercher gives us a bit of a look into his career and how aspiring hairstylists can also grow in this business:


When was the day you decided you wanted to be a hairstylist? Why?

Well, I was thinking about it from about the age of 15 and I grew up in a house full of sisters. But I got really serious about it at about 18, when I happened to walk past a Vidal Sassoon salon in Chicago and saw groovy kids working there and doing their thing. Right there and then, it became clear that hair would be it.

During your most difficult moments in your career how did you stay motivated?

Staying motivated can be very hard when things are not going right with your career. What I do is tell myself is I’m not done and theres much more of my work the world haven’t seen yet. I often do some of my best work during these moments, so pushing yourself creatively will help to keep you motivated. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s what I do. And try to eat really healthy and work out a lot!

If you could do any part of building your career over what would it be?

I don’t like to play the “what if” game, because there’s nothing you can do about what you did and didn’t do in the past. I think what happens, is supposed to happen. With that said, I would pay much more attention to the people working on set, such as the producers and those kind of people. The money people. I do it now, but it took years to start becoming a business man and I’m still working on it.

What has been your most memorable moment working in the beauty industry?
The most memorable moment of my career ? I don’t think its happened yet! But I will certainly tell you when it does. Something I thought about the other day and have thought about every day since, is that I am doing just what I set out to do in my career – and more. I’m super lucky and still excited by it!

What does beauty mean to you?
Beauty means to me global and not being afraid to be yourself no matter what that is.

If you were stranded on an island what top beauty products would you not be able to live without?
If I were stranded on an island, the product I would most need would already be there and that’s coconuts! You can use them for everything and eat them! And if not that, then Dr Hauschka sunscreen.

Finish this sentence: A woman is most beautiful when ___________.

A woman is most beautiful when she returns home very late after a fun night out! Nothing more boring to me than perfection.

What is your advice for anyone looking to break into this industry?
Start with great basic training, which can take up to 5 years. Never say anything anything to the person you work under – bite your lip. Be the last person to leave and with a little luck things should work out.

Learn more about Nelson and connect with him on Twitter and Facebook.


Stay tuned for next week’s featured expert as they dish on breaking into and succeeding in the industry!
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