Vogue Turkey, which doesn’t usually receive all that much attention on our forums, has been on our radar lately — but for all the wrong reasons. The magazine has managed to do a disservice to a whole host of models including Hailey Baldwin, Emily DiDonato, Natasha Poly and now fails to do Sasha Pivovarova justice for April 2018. The current face of Christian Dior and a forum favorite since she first broke onto the scene over a decade ago was shot by Liz Collins against a pale yellow backdrop, flashing her signature vacant stare while wearing Prada.
Once again, members of our forums weren’t singing Vogue Turkey’s praises. “I’m used to seeing Sasha always delivering, but she looks lost here… I don’t blame her though, this styling and layout is not helping at all,” commented Legolas immediately.
“The cropping is so weird and makes her head look huge. They did her dirty,” added dodencebt. (more…)
It’s common knowledge that the magazine industry is going through tough times. Despite Allure‘s attempts to switch things up by scaling back the frequency of its print issues and dedicating issues to certain themes, our forum members are finding it hard to engage with the magazine’s new look and feel. Allure seems to have forgotten about a little thing called glamour and after a raw and unpolished Adwoa Aboah cover last month, Sasha Lane becomes the face of the ‘Disruptors Issue’ for May 2018. Photographed by Scott Trindle, the actress delivers a perfectly satisfactory portrait cover image.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF ALLURE
Once again, our forum members are not in a rush to snag a copy. “OK, I’m done with Allure,” proclaimed jal718 the moment the cover struck, about to set the tone for discussion to follow.
“Seriously!! How is this magazine still around? Ever since Linda [Wells] left it has been such a mess. This try-hard indie feel does not suit, at all!” Miss Dalloway added in frustration.
UK ELLE earns high points for regularly embracing a diverse range of cover subjects (more so than other magazines, at least). Following a less than impressive Alicia Vikander cover last month, model Winnie Harlow stars on the publication’s May cover. Powering on through with its redesign, British ELLE‘s Anne-Marie Curtis commissioned long-term ELLE contributor Gilles Bensimon to photograph the cover this month. The team ventured to Thailand for the occasion, shooting Winnie in Gucci for two vibrant, glam rock-inspired covers.
Our forum members were instantly impressed. “Expected to hate it, but it looks great, actually!” confessed Benn98 the moment the covers came to light. “Glad to see they’re back to the redesign direction, and I like the composition.”
“Love love those oblique 80s style fonts… classic ELLE!” heralded kasper. (more…)
Every magazine has its tried and tested cover girl and Anna Ewers is most definitely a firm favorite of Vogue Paris. The German beauty makes a triumphant return to the cover of the French fashion bible for May 2018, which marks Anna’s landmark 20th Vogue cover appearance. You can’t blame Emmanuelle Alt for bringing back the blonde bombshell for the fifth time since she’s one of the magazine’s best-selling cover models (and we have the sales figures to prove it). Photographed by Mikael Jansson, Anna transports us to the sandy shores of Mauritius wearing an embellished denim Gucci jacket, tousled hair and a bronzed complexion — bring on summer!
Our forum members wasted no time voicing their opinions on the cover. “This feels like the good old VP, for me. Love, almost, everything, they could have used less bronze on her though!! Carré Otis she is NOT!” voiced Miss Dalloway straight away.
“I actually thought it was Carré Otis,” added Bertrando3. “I like this cover of Vogue Paris for once!” (more…)
We love to see Karlie Kloss on the cover of our favorite fashion glossies. The all-American model has a total of 38 Vogue covers in her portfolio and she now scores her 39th with the April 2018 issue of Vogue Thailand. The last time the magazine took our fancy was with a perfect Emily DiDonato offering but its latest cover has received attention for all the wrong reasons. Following a disappointing cover for Porter’s summer issue, Karlie’s newest Vogue cover, shot by Russell James, received some backlash in our forums.
Our forum members weren’t afraid to call out the magazine and everyone involved. “Trying to be a sultry sex bomb, not working,” stated Nymphaea the moment the cover struck.
Nina Garcia’s feet are now firmly under the EIC’s desk at US ELLE and she continues to attract heavyweight cover subjects. We got Angelina Jolie for March, Kim Kardashian for April and now May goes to Charlize Theron. (It’s hard to believe Charlize’s last cover for the magazine was way back in June 2003.) Shot on Malibu beachby master fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti, the actress sports a swimsuit paired with a full-length fringed Christian Dior Haute Couture coat — everyone’s go-to beach look, right? — styled byGeorge Cortina.
Almost immediately, our eagle-eyed forum members sensed something was off. “That’s the best photo and tagline they could come up with? Exactly why I haven’t bought US ELLE in years,” said KateIsGr8.
“She’s normally very photogenic, but this is certainly one of her worst covers. Not her fault though. Why was it taken from that angle? And with the cape?” wondered Benn98. (more…)