#1. After death of the fashion genius, and one of the most inspirational, talented people that I have admired, Alexander McQueen there were lots of publications about him. But it was The New Yorker March 2010 edition cover that made me cry. The girl with butterflies. Why butterflies? Because in 2008 Alexander created a collection inspired by butterflies – symbols of fragile and ephemeral beauty. It's pure symbolism at it's finest. And we shall never forget Lee.
#2. I love the ballsy and shocking cover of Entertainment Weekly, featuring my lovely ladies of country's biggest singing group, the Dixie Chicks. Their controversial words shocked the nation, blasting President Bush. They received quite the backlash from country entertainment, and fans all over the world. However, I totally sided with them, loved their free speech, and found their retaliation of this cover to be hilarious.
#3. As a big Marilyn Monroe fan (growing up, her "dumb" blonde sultriness was uber sexy in some of my favorite movies, like There's No Business Like Show Business), I came across this image years ago. It's Vogue Brazil, by famed photographer Bert Stern. It's simple, elegant, sexy...just like her.
#4. The words say it all. My love and worship of everything Mary-Kate was sent a thousand times in motion when I received this Elle magazine in the mail. She truly is the modern icon of the 2000's.
#5. Britney Spears. When the first Rolling Stone cover came out, it was an obvious, one-sided view of the great American tragedy that was Miss Britney Spears at that point. Happily and rejoicing, fans all over the world rooted for a comeback, and sure enough, that's what we got. We said goodbye to post-pardum Brit, who shaved her head and went after photographers, and said hello to the pop icon, who was showing the world what a good mother she was, and a whole, happier, and re-invented star. She is one of my favorite singers and entertainers and I will always be Team Britney.