1. Harper's Bazaar , 484 pages
Issue Mantra: "...it's not so much about greed, it's about speed. We know what we want and we want it now."—Glenda Bailey
Face Time: Cover girls—Leighton Meester (newsstand) and Aggy Deyn (subscription); Model MVPs—Lara, Aggy, Naomi, Eniko…and those 35 and older that still look good sans makeup.
Most ridiculous moment: (Tie) Naomi racing a cheetah; the bizarre Photoshop job that is Leighton's "aging" editorial.
Highlight: Designers get paired with their Sesame Street spirit characters. DvF's is Big Bird because she's "leading the fashion flock."
Louis Vuitton bunny ear appearance? Check.
Pull quote: "You know, I'm trying to think of what I'm ashamed of. But, damn, I don't really have any shame." —Leighton Meester
2. Elle, 500 pages
Issue Mantra: "While designers tell us more and more that it's all about season-less dressing and that women don't shop in the same lock-step cycles they used to, they still put a lot of their big ideas on the fall runways." —Roberta Myers
Face Time: Cover girl—Jennifer Aniston; Model MVPs—Karlie Kloss, Madisyn Ritland; Celeb sightings—Jon Hamm, Andy Samberg, Ricky Gervais, Justin Timberlake
Highlight: The "Love Actually" interview actually makes us love Marc Jacobs even more.
Most ridiculous moment: Joe Zee takes on Andy Samberg in a style battle (amazing!).
Louis Vuitton bunny ear appearance? You bet.
Pull quote: "To me this look says, 'Hey, I don't suck ass,' which is an important place to start with people in general.'"—Andy Samberg on a look he styled for Joe Zee's column
Issue Mantra: "Fashion is so often presented in the culture as a thing of froth, which, of course, it partly is; but the bubbles are blown with care and a sense of values." —Anna Wintour
Face Time: Cover girl—Charlize Theron; Model MVPs—Karlie Kloss and Liya Kebede; Celeb sightings—Hugh Jackman, Roger Federer, Eva Mendes, Marion Cotillard.
Highlight: Natalia Vodianova's "Into the Woods" editorial, shot by Mert & Marcus, makes us want a red cape.
Most ridiculous moment: (Tie) The $495 Judith Leiber lipstick case in the Index of 100 under $500; 16 pages of crazy, geometric hair.
Louis Vuitton bunny ear appearance? Yup.
Pull quote: "I'm not hearing anything you're saying. I'm looking at myself naked! I was just mesmerized by myself naked." —Charlize Theron
Issue Mantra: "Of course, the economy, still sputtering and wheezing, would not seem to augur well for the rag trade. If there's a winner, however, it may be she who still has a well-fortified credit card."—Julie L. Belcove
Face Time: Cover girl—Kate Moss; Model MVPs—Sasha Pivovarova, Kate Moss, Lara Stone.
Highlight: The killer, vampy '40s styling featuring exposed lingerie in "Sunday in the Park" photographed by Mert & Marcus.
Most ridiculous moment: "Paper Bag Princess," stars Sasha Pivovarova as a label-poor label whore.
Louis Vuitton bunny ear appearance? No?!
Pull quote: "I have a mutual respect for Marc Jacobs. We worked together in Venice. He's nice." — Miuccia Prada, rather back-handedly, on the designers she admires
5. V Magazine, 256 pages
Issue Mantra: "Sure there's plenty of top-notch threads from the four capitals of style, but we've tried to explore life off the beaten path." —Stephen Gan
Face Time: Cover girl—Lady Gaga; Model MVPs—Linda Evangelista, Amber Valletta, Carmen Kass, Jess Stam.
Highlight: The cover features electrostatic sunglasses that you can actually remove from Gaga's face!
Most ridiculous moment: Jess Stam as an '80s gym bunny working the treadmill in platform over-the-knee boots.
Louis Vuitton bunny ear appearance? Over it! (They already included them in issue #60 on Cameron Diaz.)