Does 2008 mark a new beginning for magazine covers - the return of the cover model (who is actually a model and not an actress or a pop star)? I must say it would be a refreshing change from some of the covers I've spotted lately. After a flurry of same old, same old, it's great to see models being paid to do what they do best... model!

From left to right: i-D cover features Gemma Ward & Lily Donaldson, Elle UK cover features Karolina Kurkova and Vogue UK cover stars Sasha Pivovarova.

The February issues of these magazines are out now.

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