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The first December cover emerges – Rihanna for UK Marie-Claire

I remember, as a teenager, loving the December magazine issues. What to wear for Christmas, which canapés to avoid and how to behave at the office Christmas party – what larks! Now, I find all the Christmas how-tos a little …

Wed, Oct 27, 2010, 10:38

   

I remember, as a teenager, loving the December magazine issues. What to wear for Christmas, which canapés to avoid and how to behave at the office Christmas party – what larks! Now, I find all the Christmas how-tos a little prescriptive. The glitter overload is quite wearing after the first six pages, and who ever obeys the rules on how to behave at a Christmas party anyway? Not Bridget Jones, that’s for sure.

I love this pic, though – and instead of going down the tried ‘n’ trusted red dress route, Marie-Claire has opted to contrast Rihanna’s hair (which I love; do you?) with the pink feathers around her neck, which is quite refreshing and not the typical December cover look.

So what of it? Do you love it or hate it? And Christmas editions – friend or foe?