The Special Africa Issue of Vanity Fair arrived yesterday and I was surprised to find that the cover wasn’t a spread I expected it to be. I thought it’s gonna be the same with their ensemble cover spreads. Anyway, this was the copy I got:
That’s Madonna and Djimon Honsou. I don’t know who gets to decide what cover should be sent to subscribers. Is it randomly done? Is it by continent? Well, the content is the same, it’s just more eye-pleasing to scan through bigger images of the other personalities. Lucky for those who got other variations of the cover page*.
Speaking of VF, I sorted my magazine rack and discovered that my October 2006 issue is missing. It’s the one with Tom, Katie and Suri Cruise. I think it got mixed up with other reading materials when we boxed them up. I know it isn’t as valuable, cover-wise, as the Cruises are practically everywhere. However, as is the case with my reason for collecting the magazine, completeness matters a lot. I am shallow to freak out at the sight of a gap in the chronological arrangement, but I’m having fun as well. 😉
So if you have a copy of that issue and you don’t want it anymore, drop me a short comment and we’ll talk.
*Other personalities include Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Bono (who is also guest editor of the issue), Warren Buffett, George W. Bush (despite the Bush-bashing every VF issue, because Bono apparently is so bilib with his policies on Africa), Don Cheadle, George Clooney (♥), Bill and Melinda Gates, Iman, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Barack Obama, Brad Pitt (semi-♥, as I ♥ Mama Pitt more), Queen Rania of Jordan, Condoleezza Rice, Chris Rock, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Oprah Winfrey.