Sofia Richie Covers the First-Ever Issue of 'Popular' Magazine

It also happens to be the 16-year-old's first fashion magazine cover, period.
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It also happens to be the 16-year-old's first fashion magazine cover, period.
Photo: Nick Haymes for 'Popular'

Photo: Nick Haymes for 'Popular'

We feel like a broken record for saying this so frequently, but it's clear that the future of fashion — or, at least, the next generation of big-time models — is all about celebrity children. Sofia Richie, the 16-year-old daughter of Lionel and sister of Nicole, has already made a splash on the style scene thanks to her popular Instagram account, red carpet appearances and editorials on Who What Wear and Elle.com, so we knew it was just a matter of time before the teenager made her magazine cover debut.

Popular — the teen magazine founded by Nylon's former Editor in Chief Marvin Scott Jarrett — has been teasing its release for a few weeks now, and on Thursday it revealed Richie as the inaugural cover star. While the format of the cover lines and the imagery — flash-heavy photography on a white background — look eerily similar to that of Nylon, the book seems geared towards a younger audience, with a punkier, more anti-establishment attitude. (The fact that Richie's chomping down on a leather collar that bears her name only further drives this point home.)

Popular is due to hit newsstands on April 7, and with the first issue featuring the likes of Alexa Chung, Clemence Poesy and many more, we're very excited to get our hands on a copy — whether we're aged way out of the target demo or not.