It’s been five fashionable years since the marvellous Katie Grand, editor in chief of Love Magazine first debuted rocker Beth Ditto naked onto the cover of its first issue. Never one to shy away from the kitsch appeal, has Miss Grand’s latest offerings for Love’s fifth anniversary issue opened fashions ferocious eyes once again?
Love Minnie? Love Magazine has taken inspiration from the beauty icon that is the sweet and ever so charming, Minnie Mouse, for their 10th issue of the popular fashion publication; Minnie even makes her Love cover debut in the issue! You wouldn't see that in getting past Anna Wintour's stern eyes at the fashion bible, Vogue!
For its ninth issue the magazine had none other than the bushy browed, Rihanna loving, Cara Delevingne, bathing and looking ultra-sultry for the cover, along with the fashion icon Kate Moss. So with issue ten, we were expecting BIG things from Grand. So what is bigger than Kate and Cara you ask? How about model of the moment, Cara, once again, ground-breaking, (excuse the sarcasm). Along with some of her fellow British models: Georgia May Jagger and Edie Campbell, all channelling the iconic Minnie.
The British trio do their best to embody the iconic characters sweetness appeal by modelling everything that denotes the famous cartoon mouse; with a polka-dot background and the ever so distinctive Minnie Mouse’s ears and bow. However these aren’t your typical, run off the mill mouse ears. Katie collaborated with the fashion designers to create the fashionable ears. They were specially made by luxury fashion houses; Gucci, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, and Loewe. Katie has gone all out for the tenth issue hasn’t she.
Cara has a certain charm that has captivated Grand's eyes, putting her on the cover for the second time. I do see her appeal; Cara has landed countless campaigns this season, from DKNY, Mulburry and Fendi, as well as numerous Vogue covers. Cara is cute, overused and overrated maybe, but cute.
The wonderful covers were shot by fashion’s favourite photographers Mert & Marcus Piggott. The issue also includes blonde-bombshell Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, the beautiful Jessica Lange and Prada’s iconic fashion designer, Miuccia Prada. She talks candidly to the magazine in an exclusive interview where she reveals all about her early years in the iconic brand and its soaring popularity. LOVE 10 “The Sweetie Issue” is on sale from July 29 2014.