Across the pond, with the October 2015 edition, the U.K. side of Cosmopolitan is heralding a redesign and switch to smaller “midi” print size. Among the editorial changes highlighted by editor Farrah Storr:
Our new Move section will help you stretch your body and your mind… In our Play ‘area’ you’ll find tasty, um, balls, and cooking tips from Kelis. Yes, hip-hop superstar Kelis…
Great. Now, here’s the cover:
Hey, we’re not part of any ‘filthy lot’… That’s the only way to initially read the top-right, double-take cover line. And Storr knows it!
On the other hand, any magazine that counts as its beauty director someone with the name Ingeborg van Lotringen gets a lot of extra leeway from us.