Vogue Recap: The September Issue, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence The September Issue

Sitting atop the Hollywood throne, Jennifer Lawrence is the cover girl of this year’s fashion bible. The 23-year old Academy Award winner has seemingly set the 2013 film industry ablaze. Earlier this year the Louisville native swept the award circuit, winning Best Actress, for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. Although, Lawrence isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. She has three more films — “Serena” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “American Hustle” — slated for release before the end of the year; and will also star in the 2014 summer blockbuster, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” — as Mystique.

It may appear that Lawrence has too much on her plate, however that’s how she prefers it. In Star Quality, the actress tells Jonathan Van Meter [of bouncing from film to film], “This is so much more important than a vacation. It’s so much better for my brain to be creatively stimulated in this way.”


Jelena Ristic is the September It Girl. As girlfriend of tennis hotshot Novak Djokovic, Ristic is an absolute darling. She serves as director of the Novak Djokovic Foundation — which aims to better the lives of less fortunate Serbian children. Casually breathtaking, Ristic tells Vogue that while she is a fan of some of life’s finer essentials, it’s “nothing compared to being able to unite people to help change the culture of impoverishment in Serbia.” Fiery and passionate, Ristic can be seen cheering on her beau at the 2013 US Open Tennis Championships — which begin tomorrow.

Jelena Ristic

This September Issue includes infinite editorials.

Often preferring to reside discreetly, Emma Bloomberg is the subject of Undercover Angel. Within the piece, the Robin Hood Foundation chief of staff details of her philanthropic commitment, and the influence her father — New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg — has had on her. Industry executive Alexander Vreeland illustrates early life with his grandmother — fashion legend Diana Vreeland — amid the October release of his book, Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years, in My Nonina. And indie musician Ioanna Gika — of the rock band Io Echo — is featured in the issue. Gika expresses her love of the Los Angeles art scene, declaring to Vogue that she thinks “the art community here embraces reinvention and collaboration more than anywhere else.” The issue further highlights powerhouses such as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and Texas senator Wendy Davis.

Michelle Phan, September 2013 Vogue

Phan Club — the issue’s Beauty editorial feature — recognizes “the Internet’s most influential beauty guru” Michelle Phan. Through her makeup tutorials, Phan has achieved unprecedented social media acclaim. Her YouTube channel has over 4 million subscribers, and at just 26 years old, Phan is building a glowing empire one palette at a time.

The Beauty piece also highlights the Nike+ FuelBand — the holy grail of fitness instruments that measure one’s daily energy and movement. A Sebastian Mader photograph displays the band on an arm candy ladened wrist, that also pictures a Monica Rich Kosann charm, and a Cartier bracelet.

My personal favorite Olsen sister — Elizabeth — is once again a subject of the magazine. Like the issue’s cover star, the recent NYU graduate also has three films releasing before the new year — “Kill Your Darlings” “Thérese” and Spike Lee’s remake of “Oldboy“. Of her iconic sisters, the younger Olsen tells Vogue, “They’re just so much cooler than I am.”

Vogue highlights one of the world’s most renowned architects, Ole Scheeren. A disciple of the infamous Rem Koolhaas, the two collaborated in designing China’s Central Television headquarters — a building that The New York Times stated, “may be the greatest work of architecture built in this century.” Scheeren has made China his home, and his latest project — a 77-floor Bangkok skyscraper, like nothing you’ve ever seen — is scheduled to be completed in 2014.


Edie Campbell in Dior. September 2013 US Vogue

Grace Coddington and model Edie Campbell bring fairy tale to life in Cinderella Story. Celebrating the fall-winter haute-couture looks, the spread features spellbinding gowns from fashion’s heavyweights — such as Chanel, Valentino, and Armani Privé. A strapless, silk green dress — a creation of Raf Simons — is also a highlight of the spread, representing the House of Dior. And in chronicling Hedi Slimane‘s first collections as Saint Laurent’s creative director comes the spread Cutting Edge. According to Vogue, Slimane’s vision is “just as Yves would have wanted it.”

Already on newsstands, the issue is 906 pages — many of which are advertisements, as it would not be the September Issue without them. A Louis Vuitton ad featuring actress Michelle Williams, and a David Yurman ad that dons Kate Upton — for the jeweler’s Fall 2013 campaign — are among the most notable attractions.

Kate Upton David Yurman Fall 2013 campaign

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