Given we're still—sadly—in the thick of winter, we wanted to make sure you've got plenty of good stylish reads to cuddle up to this weekend. And even though the publishing industry sure ain't what it used to be, these five spring reads still give us that thrill only a good fashion magazine can. So, from Lula to good old Lucky, these issues are sure to keep you warm and well-read right into April.
New York Magazine
, 224 pages
Issue Mantra: "There are happy relationships in fashion like the one between the sunny Brazilian Lorenzo Martone a.k.a. Marc Jacobs' other half...and sometimes the pressure to be endlessly profitably creative overwhelms."—editor, Adam Moss
Face Time: Cover Girl—Christina Hendricks; Model MVPs—All of them.
Celeb Sightings: Marc Jacobs, Christina Hendricks, Kate and Andy Spade, and Vladimir and Julia Restoin Roitfeld.
Most Ridiculous Moment: "Martone calls Jacobs "Babybear," and he calls him "Papabear."—A look inside Marc Jacobs' life with his Brazilian bombshell.
"Spring's Big Ideas," a trend roundup from the fall 2010 shows. Think pantsuits, the L.W.D., buttery leather, office appropriate shorts, and sexy clogs.
Pull Quote: "I've got some Ugg boots. The problem is I feel like I'm falling backwards. My muscles just aren't built for flats anymore,"—Daphne Guinness.
Eye Candy: "Take The Picture!," Lauren Greenfield's killer photo essay documenting Fashion Week in three cities.
2. Lula, 230 pages
Issue Mantra: Let the dream unfold.
Face Time: Cover Girl—Kate Somers; Model MVPs—Chanel Iman, Liu Wen, Kim Noorda; Celeb Sightings—Joanna Newsom, Shelley Duvall, and guest contributor Kirsten Dunst.
Most Ridiculous Moment: None.
Highlight: Photographed by Tim Banks, Lula's favorite designers re-create the original Strawberry Shortcake characters.
Eye Candy: Pretty much every single page.
3. Interview, 192 pages
Issue Mantra: A snake coiling around a topless Lara Stone. No mantra needed.
Face Time: Cover Girl—Lara Stone; Model MVPs—Iselin Steiro, Erin Wasson.
Celeb Sightings: Alexander Wang, Alice Dellal, Hannelore Knuts, and Joan Jett.
Most Ridiculous Moment: Diane von Furstenburg interviews Alexander Wang and tells the story of how he rejected her, more than once.
Highlight: Our favorite gap-toothed model gets wrapped up in bondage and shows off her serious curves shot by Mert & Marcus.
Pull Quote: "In real life, I'm very shy, but people think I'm this angry, sexy kind of...God knows what they think!...So I'm definitely not the person you see in pictures,"—Lara Stone, interviewed by Marc Jacobs, on the face that made her famous.
Eye Candy: Miu Miu—This short and sweet editorial features a few looks from Prada's baby-sister collection for spring 2010 that's playful, fresh, and kind of innocent. P.S. We want those shoes!
4. Elle, 422 pages
Issue Mantra: "I have found that the "shoes are to women what sports are to men," analogy sometimes actually works. I mean all of us can understand being passionate about something we can't explain,"—editor-in-chief, Robbie Meyers.
Face Time: Cover Girl—Keira Knightley; Model MVPs—Shannan Click, Coco Rocha, Mathilde Frachon.
Celeb Sightings: Olivia Wilde and Ewan McGregor.
Most Ridiculous Moment: Anne Slowey explains when it's okay to wear your bra outside your blouse. Wait, is that ever okay?
Highlight: The "Seeing is Believing" editorial shows us how to cleverly clash our outfits in a way that doesn't make us look like we got dressed in the dark.
Pull Quote: "If she gave me just a little time, I'd make her the Octomom,"—Tracy Morgan tells us how he really feels about Salma Hayek.
Eye Candy: "Little White Lie" is innocent ladylike lace that never looked so cool.
5. Lucky, 214 pages
Issue Mantra: "The outpouring of generosity after a catastrophe of this scale is always deeply encouraging...enough to restore my faith in humanity, if not the forces of nature and to make me wonder how Lucky might contribute too,"—editor-in-chief, Kim France.
Face Time: Cover Girl—Keri Russell.
Celeb Sightings: Felicity a.k.a. Keri Russell.
Most Ridiculous Moment: Expert advice on how to spot an imposter handbag.
Highlight: Spring shoe guide. Need we say more?
Pull Quote: "I discovered Rachel Comey while shopping one day and ended up buying every one of her pieces in the store,"—Keri Russell, and may we add we don't blame her.
Eye Candy: "Bright, Bold and Spontaneous For Spring" is filled with prints, paisleys, and polka-dots, just what we want for spring.