Decorate Your Room with these September Issue Moments

The most moodboard-able shots from the season's top glossies.

Full disclosure: I am writing this article as a gift to myself in between sessions of trying to fit my life into a couple of suitcases.  I'm moving (eek) from Toronto to New York this week and trying to envision my new life is equally terrifying and thrilling.  Being the Editor-in-Chief-type that I am, I've also put just as much thought into the moodboards that I plan to plaster to my walls as I have what sheets and shower curtains to buy, and that's where the glorious September issues come in handy.  Beloved for their bevvy of new season styles and attention grabbing covers (hint: Rihanna for W), the September cover - and the treasure trove of editorials to which it is the gatekeeper - is the stuff of legends.  And apparently, wallpaper.  Whether you're decorating a college dorm, a new apartment, or just want to revive an old space, we've simplified the process for you, identifying the most visually compelling features from the 2016 round of September issues, be it Kaia Gerber's first solo cover for Pop or a spread of Natalie Westling hanging out at a pink lake (seriously).  Get your corkboards handy!



What: TeenVogue
Who: Tavi Gevinson styled by Grace Coddington, shot by Inez and Vinoodh
Why: Tavi and Grace are the definition of a dream team.  Plus, those Marc Jacobs flatforms will bring tears of joy to you everytime you steal a glance.



What: Vogue Paris
Who: Bella Hadid by Mert & Marcus
Why: #FreetheNipple just got a dose of flower power (and Hadid power).



What: W
Who: Are you serious?
No, really. Who? Rihanna by Steven Klein, Pat McGrath & Edward Enninful
Why: No explanation is necessary for Bad Gal Riri.


A photo posted by Kaia Gerber (@kaiagerber) on

What: Pop
Who: Kaia Gerber by Charlotte Wales
Why: Even those who are skeptical of the whole famous-child-model trend have to admit that Kaia has been making A+ career choices, and this is one of them.  Fans of colour & whimsy will also like this doodled version of the cover.



What: i-D
Who: Adwoa Aboah by Letty Schimterlow
Why: Girrrrrrrl power.


A photo posted by colin dodgson (@colin.dodgson) on

What: British Vogue
Who: Natalie Westling by Colin Dodgson
Why: Surely this editorial was made to be moodboarded with, right? Also, can someone please take us to this location?

Read more: Share your moodboards with us on the 'gram using #couturesquemood for a chance to be featured on our official account.  Then, read our reaction to the backlash surrounding Kendall Jenner's September Vogue cover, and why it's time to retire the word 'supermodel.'


~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
Tia Elisabeth Glista is the founding Editor in Chief of Couturesque Magazine.  She is also a textbook Taurus (ambitious, aesthetically-driven, very stubborn) who can at any given time be found listening to BANKS and looking at pictures of puppies.  Click here to follow her on Instagram. 
 

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I founded Couturesque Magazine when I was 15 years old because like many of my peers, I felt ignored and talked down to by all of the other teen fashion publications out there. I figured that at the end of the day, the people who knew the most about my generation, were the people who belonged to it. The fashion industry is becoming increasingly dependent on the creativity of younger voices who challenge the status quo and make us rethink what we wear and why we wear it. And that is exactly what Couturesque set out to celebrate - authenticity, intelligence, originality, and diversity... in other words, what makes Gen-Z tick. Fast-forward to 2016 and we now have a staff of more than a dozen fashion distruptors contributing to our daily content from all around the globe, 100K+ readers following us from Toronto to New York, to London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Tokyo, and Tel Aviv, and a plethora of big-wig industry fans and collaborators. But what matters to us the most is the responsibility that our publication has to make a positive impact in the lives of those who come across it - we stand against retouching our photoshoots and we stand for sharing the beautiful, individual, complex voices of everyone, especially those who feel marginalized by mainstream fashion media. We hope that you love our site as much as we do and that you take the time to follow us (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest / Tumblr / Snapchat / YouTube) throughout our journey to make fashion accessible to the powerful young adults of today.

xo,
Tia Elisabeth Glista
Editor in Chief