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Kate Moss and Lea T embrace the latest Love cover

My love affair with Love covers continues with the latest edition of the magazine, which sees transsexual model Lea T. and a masculine-styled Kate Moss lock lips for the androgyny issue, bluntly titled, “This is hardcore”.

Editor Katie Grand told the Telegraph how she met Riccardo Tisci’s muse, Lea T., remembering, “I was by the pool at the Copacabana Palace Hotel when I saw her. At first I didn’t notice her gender; just that she was wearing Givenchy couture and looked amazing!”

Lea, born Leandro Cerezo, the son of Brazilian football player Toninho Cerezo, was discovered by Givenchy’s creative director Riccardo Tisci. She went on to star in his campaigns, pose for French Vogue and the cover of Italian Vanity Fair. I wrote an in-depth article about her: here

The striking image for Love, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, will no doubt see issues flying off the shelves. Unfortunately, this will probably be over-shadowed by the simultaneous Justin Bieber cover, as Beliebers or Bieberites (or whatever the hell the kids are calling themselves these days) scramble over themselves to own anything and everything with his face on it.

Renowned for releasing multiple covers per issue, it appears that Justin Bieber’s feminine looks have landed him the tounge-in-cheek cover shot.  Although it hasn’t been released how the Bieber/Love connection was made, I wonder if the singer was informed that his cover would in fact be for the androgyny issue. I hope the answer is yes, and that the performer, who has even inspired a website, ‘Lesbians who look like Justin Bieber‘, where readers can send in pictures of female lookalikes, was fair game.

The latest issue of bi-annual Love magazine goes on sale on February 7th.

Love for Love

For the fourth issue of Love magazine two covers a day are being released throughout this week on models.com, to reveal eight collectable covers. The highly anticipated issue will be on newsstands August 23, with the bonus treat of an iPad app available simultaneously to download for free.

Released so far: Alessandra Ambrosio (The Angel), Rosie Huntington Whiteley (The Siren), Gisele Bundchen (The Bombshell), Lauren Hutton (The Heroin), Agyness Deyn (The Rebel), Barbie aka Ms Perfect (who looks suspiciously like Gemma Ward: The Mannequin) and Kelly Brook (The Sweetheart), which was just released as I was writing this.

Images shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

Megan Fox for Armani

Fashionistas worldwide have been left unimpressed as 23 year old idiot Megan Fox has be announced as the new face for high-end fashion line Armani. According to published reports, Fox will receive a six figure payment to pose in underwear for the fashion retailer shot by fashion photographers, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

Hours after the rumour was confirmed, fashion blogs begun dissecting the news and have reached a fashionable verdict. They don’t want her. The move has struck some bubbling controversy amongst the fashion crowd, with some claiming Fox is “not notable for being credible” and is somewhat undeserving of her fame, let alone a prestige celebrity endorsement.

One blogger said, “How can Victoria Beckham, a globally known fashion icon, be replaced with someone who has no brains, no talent, no style and no respect? There are a million better picks than Megan Fox.”

Others believe Fox’s otherwise ‘trashy’ image will taint the sophistication and stylish appeal of the Armani brand and that although she is a popular choice, she may not be a suitable one.

Fans of the actress support her new endeavour, claiming the project may encourage the seriousness of her career, while others speak of its counterpart, stating Fox does lack seriousness in her career and would be a more suitable spokesperson for Target.

Ouch.

Fox, famous for leaning over a broken down Camero in the first Transformers flick and for learning over a motorcycle in the sequel, hinted at the prospect some weeks ago. According to the now confirmed reports, the star will appear in a series of print and billboard advertisements for the brand but will not be photographed with male spokesperson, Cristiano Ronaldo.