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Do You Wish September Mags Had Non-Blond Cover Models?

Since the September cover of Marie Claire popped up, it's become increasingly obvious that the glossy mags weren't kidding when they released their cover choices for the first Fall month — generally the biggest and most important issue of the year. As Fashionologie points out, Vogue, Allure, Elle, W, Glamour, and Marie Claire will all have light-haired cover stars. InStyle, which will feature Jennifer Lopez, seems to be the only exception. There's nothing wrong with (or unusual about) having a blonde on the cover, but it's going to look mighty light at the newsstand. What do you think? Are the mags just going with big celebs who happen to be blond, or might editors feel a fair-haired model is the safest way to sell in a tough publishing market? Or could it be that society is having a blonde moment?

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Dublin62505 Dublin62505 8 years
It would be nice if models were on the cover instead of celebrities. I get tired of the same recycled celebrities gracing the various covers. Miley "The Redneck" Cyrus on Elle was atrocious. I wouldn't even choose her for a Teen Vogue cover. And, I totally agree w/ the previous poster, Megan Fox looks and behaves like an escort. It is even worse when she opens her mouth. About the only thing she belongs on is an Eros ad.
tameeka tameeka 8 years
I'm okay with variety, as long as they don't put Megan Fox on the cover.
ashleygaidhlig ashleygaidhlig 8 years
I don't care. If the person on the cover is intersting, then it makes me want to read the magazine more. If I don't like the cover-model, then I don't care to buy it. Hair colour has nothing to do with it for me.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Honestly, their hair color issue doesn't bother me; I care more about who graces the cover than their hair color. Though it would be nice to see more variation, in both hair-color and skin tone.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
Okay - this seems like the opposite tactic that they might want to inact if they want to "sell" more magazines in this economy. People - or maybe I speak for myself, generally want to see variety including someone who looks like them every once in a while. Not a mass amount of one thing all the time! This seems to be common sense to me but perhaps I am wrong. They need to vary it not just amongst blonde and brunette but perhaps: Asian, Latino/a, African American...etc. the list can go on and on if you know what I mean...
prencesschris prencesschris 8 years
wat about all the other races, we are all beautiful, so show it
Frenched Frenched 8 years
Is that really a marketing scheme? If so, I really don't see the difference. Brunettes can be just as attractive as blondes and viceversa.
pss pss 8 years
what's wrong with blonde models on the cover?I'm blonde, but I dont really care if there is a brunette on the cover..I guess that is just coincidence
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
I don't think this really matters....
polkadots567 polkadots567 8 years
as a brunette, i can honestly say i don't care. also, seventeen has selena gomez on the cover of their september issue.
ashearer ashearer 8 years
I read somewhere that women tend to go blonde during a recession.
I'm a natural blonde, but since most of the celebs on the magazines aren't, I'd love to see more "real" colors.
poptart-princess poptart-princess 8 years
as a blonde whose always wanted to be brunette or redhead since i was about 3 years old, i just think this reflects what i see on a daily basis - blondes are EVERYWHERE and i don't get it.
a-million-suns a-million-suns 8 years
I don't mind. But then again, I'm blonde, so I'm biased :)
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
The Big Magazine Believe if they have someone on the cover that is more ethnic looking that they will sale less copies.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 8 years
I'm a natural blonde who wishes I could go dark but it makes my skin look too pale and my baby fine hair won't hold the darker pigments very long - I end up a dark ashy blonde. I love brunettes!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
I think dark hair looks better on most people since that's the color most people naturally have, so yeah it wouldn't hurt to see some natural brunettes.
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