'The September Issue', as we have learnt from the movie of the same name, is the most pivotal edition in a magazine's year. It's a change of season, advertising is at its peak before the holidays and new beauty and makeup lines are being released. Therefore editors try to get maximum exposure with covers that are dynamic, topical and trendy. Here are some of the most striking September Issues for 2012 from the world's biggest magazines. 

Warning : Image overload ahead.

Stunning model turned actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley dons a floral cherub print playsuit by Dolce & Gabbana for her stint on the cover of Elle UK.

Vogue Japan goes dark and edgy with Karlie Kloss wearing a gunmetal grey mesh dress and black leather belt by Yves Saint Laurent.

Supermodel Constance Jablonski covers Harper's Bazaar Australia in a shimmery purple look with whimsical hat from Louis Vuitton's Fall 2012 collection.

Coincidence or copy crime: Both the Spanish versions of Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire feature the same black and gold embroidered sheer corset bodysuit by Dolce & Gabbana. Left: US Model Guinevere van Seenus and right is Belgium's Delphine Bafort for Marie Claire.

These two magazines will probably rank in the highest sales because of their iconic cover girls. Victoria Beckham makes a splash as guest editor in Glamour USA, while Lady Gaga makes a fresh-faced and rather understated (for Gaga standards) appearance on the highly anticipated cover of Vogue. She looks almost animated in a rich magenta patchwork gown, custom designed by Marc Jacobs for the editorial.

South African beauty Candice Swanepoel turns on the heat in a deep plum tulle and floral appliqué gown by Gucci for Numéro Tokyo

Making a double impact in this radiant long-sleeved red embroidered dress by Christian Dior is Bella Heathcote for Vogue Australia, and actress Milla Jovovich for Tatler Russia. I think that Bella's beautiful display on Vogue Oz has become my favourite pick of the month.

Katy Petty strikes a pose in pink for Elle Magazine USA, looking pretty in a dusky mink and glitter embellished Bottega Veneta dress. 

Both Vogue España & Marie Claire China picked out an orange infused geometric print dress from Prada's Fall 2012 collection for their covers. Spain placed Belarusian belle Maryna Linchuk on their cover, while China put actress Cecelia Pak-Chi Cheung in the spotlight.

Vogue Paris took a unique route for their September 2012 issue, channeling the supermodel powers of three legendary ladies - Kate Moss, Lara Stone and Daria Werbowy. All of the renowned catwalk queens wear the same black sheer dress by Dolce & Gabbana. My favourite here is Lara (top left).

English Rose Keira Knightley makes a welcomed cover comeback, for Harper's Bazaar UK, commanding attention with a smouldering stare in a feathered coat by Chanel. This is my second favourite cover for September 2012. Love the burgundy rose colour, font & layout.

Fashion's current most famous face, Karlie Kloss graces Vogue UK in a multi-hued silk digi-print menswear inspired look from Jonathan Saunders Fall 2012 range. Her shirt could not be seen on its own on the runway.

Our favourite damsel in distress, The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev suits up in a navy and white belted geometric print coat and trousers for her feature on Canada's Fashion magazine. This look is from Prada's very popular Fall 2012 collection.

Jennifer Lopez adorns the cover of Instyle Magazine USA, wearing a scarlet red and black lace insert slip dress by Givenchy. I am least thrilled by this cover.

Prior to her shocking short blonde emo crop, Miley Cyrus made a demure appearance for Marie Claire USA in an ecru satin embellished look from Christian Dior's Fall 2012 range.

And finally, making an impression with not one but six cover girls, Vogue China presents two versions for September 2012. From left: Xiao Wen Ju dons a blue Miu Miu suit, while Liu Wen and Lindsay Wixon both wear masculine looks from Prada's Fall range. Then we see a host of Louis Vuitton ensembles, worn by Marie PiovesanDaria Strokous & Tian Li.

If all these September 2012 Issues were on the same magazine stand, which one would you buy first and which would you rather borrow?


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