Remember when Caroline Trentini flaunted that fluffy kitty on her shoulder as though it was the latest accessory? Considering our love for feisty felines, we certainly do. It’s not too often that something other than a human graces the cover of a fashion magazine, but when it does it’s hard to forget. How can anyone possibly forget the bizarre, though strangely cute Elle Taiwan cover with Hello Kitty (though she does get in on a technicality considering she’s likely made up of more high density foam and nylon fleece compared to the other animals)? It’s a clever ruse by magazines as animals are a great way to attract attention and break from the mold of newsstands lined with one celebrity after another.
While puppies and kittens make sense (they’re just so freaking cute), we can’t really conceive of reasons why chickens (yes, plural), snakes, or alligators are chosen to accompany a model or celebrity on a cover, but it happens all the same. Case in point: 2011. This year was a virtual zoo, so we wanted to share our favorite animal kingdom covers.
Which animal is your favorite cover accessory?