Sunday, January 9, 2011

The February Frump

Frumpy? Matronly? What should be thought of a couple of February 2011 covers on stands for readers this month, has editorial become too comfortable? Or are they trying to  counteract any potential advertising slumps? We are all entitled to our own views and opinions. However, some well known magazines have left chic and edgy at the doorstep when entering this new year and they are keeping it simple, easy, and a bit dowdy.

The two women above, Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham, are some of the most  attractive and most fashionable women celebrities today. Oddly enough, it seems as though Good Housekeeping and Vogue UK took a turn in another direction by keeping it basic and minimal this February. Could it possibly be because of the big spring fashion issues that will be coming out this March that they have decided to keep it bland the month before? Whatever the reason or inspiration may be, they have definitely kept their covers toned down. Although both women are mothers, it does not mean that they have to look the part, and in a bad way. 

Good Housekeeping lets it all hang out with Gwyneth in that poorly styled turtleneck that seems to have a bit more yardage than needed. Despite the fact that they are not a fashion magazine, the pieces used on Gwyneth could have been chosen more carefully.  Fortunately, Vogue UK kept it a bit more chic with Victoria's hair blowing and keeping the sweater tone a neutral, clay-like hue and sans  a visual on the bottoms.

Regardless of the February frump, got to love Gweny and Vicks, still so fabulous, so fierce!

(Images: Courtesy of Google Images)
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