When the weather is rainy and cold, what is better than a mug of hot chocolate and a stack of fashion magazines? In our world, the answer to that question is simple: nothing. Happily, the December issues have landed and they’re overflowing with fashion and shopping ideas. To be specific, you’ll find holiday gift guides, party season must-haves, best dressed lists, backstage beauty reports, women of the year lists, and resort collection reports. As for the covers, you’ll find major actresses like Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson and major pop stars like Fergie and Katy Perry, to name just a few. On that note, here’s the scoop on the cover girls, the inside stories, and what you can expect from seven major fashion magazines in December.
The Tourist actress Angelina Jolie shows off her tattoos on the cover of Vogue’s December 2010 issue. Inside, she talks about her daily uniform. “As Brad’ll tell you—and my kids—apparently Mommy only wears black. I like to get up so every pair of pants goes with every top, every dress goes with every shoe. I’ve a very tiny closet. Brad’s always laughing at me. Some days, yes, I have the nightgown that looks like a dress that I can sleep in and pick the kids up at school. And maybe take a meeting if I switch into heels.”
Actress Jessica Alba looks lovely on the cover of Elle’s December 2010 issue. Inside, she talks about self-confidence: “I’d been so afraid of criticism ever since I was young. Every time I’d get a critique or some redirection, I’d always just take it very personally, but now I have no problem with it. It’s just a chance to try things a different way. To play more with a character. It also gives me a chance to have some input, to use my voice.”
Pop star Katy Perry shimmers on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar’s December 2010 issue. Inside, she talks about her image: “I’m kind of a good girl – and I’m not. I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I’m a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That’s what the stories in my music do.”
Harry Potter actress Emma Watson shows off her new haircut on the cover of Marie Claire’s December 2010 issue. Inside, she talks about her new cropped ‘do: “I’ve wanted to do it since I was about 16, and when Harry Potter ended in June, I just needed a change. It was quite symbolic for me. It’s very short; it was buzzed at the back and on the sides. And it’s really liberating that I can walk out without thinking about it.”
Country singer Carrie Underwood keeps it simple and sweet on the cover of InStyle’s December 2010 issue. Inside, she talks about what she looks for when she’s shopping: “I love things that make me feel comfortable but aren’t too tight or showing too much cleavage. That might be some people, but definitely not me. I can be sexy and still be classy. I don’t do outrageous outfits, and I never will.”
Actress Katherine Heigl and daughter Naleigh appear on the cover of W’s December 2010 issue, the Family Issue. Inside, she talks about adopting Naleigh from South Korea: “My sister is Korean,” she said. “I hope one day she and Naleigh will be able to talk about what it’s like to be adopted.”
Pop star Fergie wears a Dsquared2 blazer on the cover of Glamour’s December 2010 issue. Inside, she offers advice to young women: “There were periods of my life when a lot of people didn’t believe in me. [But] I still had faith in myself. I really had to ask myself life questions. Where do I see myself in five years? Create a ladder for yourself, and walk up the steps. Climb that ladder.”