For June, we've done the usual newsstand stalking so you don't have to, and sifted out the glossiest of the fashion goods...our preferred publications we think are well worth the cover price. But even if you choose not to plunk down your $8.99, we've wrapped up the best of each one to give you a capsule version of what we'll be drawing inspiration from for June...bon appetit!
1. i-D—300 winks later...this collectible tercentary issue features a cover three-way.
Pull Quote: With over 300 quotes from the i-D archives it's just too hard to choose only one.
Eye Candy: 100 Iconic L.A. Women: Kayt Jones shoots Bridget Hall, Devon Aoki, Tasha Tilberg, and others...Suvi in Studs: David Vasiljevic gives model Suvi Kopenen some rocker edge.
2. Acne Paper—This Eroticism-themed issue turns up the heat with as many thought-provoking takes on eroticism (everyone from a scent artist to a psychoanalyst) as there are images to titillate.
Pull Quote: "The flirt is a very French speciality. You like to seduce, even for nothing. It's a good experiment to realize you have power over someone. The French consider la séduction to be one of the arts of living." —Carine Roitfeld
Tab These Pages: CondéPhotography selections from a century of the famous publishing house...Icon: An interview with underground actor Joe Dallesandro...Venus in Furs: Carine Roitfeld talks about Parisian women, seduction, and working with Mario Testino...The Allure of Azzedine Alaïa: Acne lunches with the legendary designer.
Eye Candy: L'Amant: Daniel Jackson's beautiful cover-shoot featuring a bevy of nearly nude beauties...Erotica: A collection of iconic erotic images from the Art & Commerce archives...Slow Down: Fashion and snails come together in this Tim Walker shoot.
3. British Vogue—Because who doesn't want to see Natalia in the buff?
Pull Quote: "I rarely wear denim. Only in hot pants." —Julia Restoin-Roitfeld on dressing for her figure
Tab These Pages: French Polish: Julia Restoin-Roitfeld dishes on NY, Paris, and shoes...Summer Nights: budget-friendly party frocks...Thirty Beach Basics: A round-up of colorful summer must-haves...Our Bodies Our Selves: Natalia Vodianova speaks the naked truth.
Eye Candy: Ocean's Blue: Lara Stone does biker beach babe...Show and Tell: Guinevere Van Seenus's artful burlesque.
4. V—A six-way-split-cover swimsuit issue featuring all our favorite supes. Who could resist?
Pull Quote: "I have [a tattoo of] a clothes hanger on my neck, with Chanel Iman written below it. It symbolizes me being a fashion model." —Chanel Iman on her tattoos
Tab These Pages: Lust for Life: Nan Goldin photographs the stars of Gaspar Noé's newest film...Teaches of Beaches: A history of the bathing suit...Red Hot Rocking Summer: Seven bands on the up and up...V-Bay: a roundup of sports-inspired fashion in blindingly bright hues.
Eye Candy: The Swimsuit Issue: A 48-page Testino shoot featuring all the major models in swimming costumes...Couture When It's Haute: wild couture looks and even wilder makeup.
5. Dazed & Confused—Men get theirs in Dazed's Man Machine issue with French film star Gaspard Ulliel on the cover...plus our favorite fashion spread of the month!
Tab These Pages: French film star Gaspard Ulliel talks about his latest English-language film The Vintner's Luck...Interviews with Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman...Explorations of the masculine personality.
Eye Candy: The Ultimate Robot Woman Is Invincible In the Armour of The Autumn/Winter Collections: Our favorite editorial of the month!...21st Century Boy: Pierre Debusschere's futuristic shoot of designer Romaine Kremer's collection.