When the spring/summer issues of fashion magazines begin to trickle out in March and April, there are a few editorial trends that we've come to expect: bohemian, desert-centric spreads to coincide with Coachella; models in bathing suits on a tropical beach; or sporty, athleisure-type trend stories that give a nod to the impending golf and tennis seasons. But our favorite editorial trend of the spring thus far has nothing to do with fashion, but puppies.
Over the weekend, Porter magazine unveiled its spring 2015 cover, starring Karlie Kloss shot on a beach by Bruce Weber, holding an adorable puppy staring lovingly at the camera, which we're betting will do wonders for newsstand sales. But the cuteness doesn't stop there. Inside the April 2015 issue of Vogue (which features Serena Williams on the cover), there's an eerily similar spread with Gigi Hadid, Jessica Hart and a whole bunch of pups — also shot by Weber. Some of the photos include the season's most covetable sandals modeled by the dogs. Sure, that sounds a little weird, but the results are really endearing.
Magazine spreads are often shot months in advance and conceptualized by a team of editors alongside the photographer, so we're wondering if Weber had a say in the canine casting in both shoots, or if he was just along for the (very adorable) ride. On another note, if you happen to have a case of the Mondays, we suggest typing the phrase "Bruce Weber dogs" into your Google Image search bar. You can thank us later.