Fact: Charlize Theron is seriously photogenic. Whether she’s looking effortlessly sexy on WSJ or giving it her all in an advertising campaign for Christian Dior, Charlize never disappoints. Returning to the cover for a sixth time, Charlize fronts W Magazine‘s August 2017 edition, photographed by Alasdair McLellan and styled by Edward Enninful. Sporting platinum blonde hair, a bold makeup look and wearing shocking pink Proenza Schouler, Charlize appears to be in full character ito promote her highly anticipated Atomic Blonde movie.
The cover and accompanying spread divided our forums, however. “I simply cannot hate on this. My anticipation for Atomic Blonde is much too overwhelming. Even without my bias, it’s still a gorgeous cover (when considered in the right context). There’s definitely some retouching on her face, but it looks fine. Would never have imagined this to be shot by Alasdair,” wrote forum member Benn98 the moment the cover dropped.
“Yes, I’m here for Charlize channeling her Atomic Blonde character, but wow would never guess it’s by Alasdair!” Miss Dalloway echoed. (more…)
Laura Brown continues to do wonderful things with InStyle. She only officially took over the fashion glossy with the March issue and has already gathered the likes of Amy Schumer, Victoria Beckham, Karlie Kloss and Nicole Kidman to pose as cover stars. Now, for August 2017, Bella Hadid (currently one of fashion’s most in-demand of faces) is captured on location in the French countryside by photographer Kacper Kasprzyk.
The cover seemed to leave our forum members pleasantly surprised. “Interesting to see the second model cover in mere months. It’s literally only the Instagirls who get the mainstream covers. No brainer, of course, but hopefully it will lead to fewer celebs for InStyle. I don’t think the dress works for such an asymmetrical pose, and her leg looks prosthetic. Other than that it’s a perfect cover for InStyle,” commented Benn98.
“Weird to see Laura’s repositioning of InStyle to include models. Of all magazines, its concept since inception has been very strictly celebrities, so it’s interesting to think they’ve put more models on the cover this year than Vogue,” pointed out magsaddict. (more…)
We’ve called out many magazines over the years for their questionable covers, but Vogue Japan’s latest takes the cake. The magazine kick-started 2017 on a high with a jaw-dropping Anna Ewers cover and has been riding a wave of success — until now. For August 2017, Vogue Japan and photographers Luca & Alessandro Morelli decided to photograph the majority of the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2017 runway cast — 67 individuals to be exact — while rendering our forum members almost speechless.
Forum members couldn’t believe their eyes. “I know we say this word all the time but, MESS!” declared a dumbfounded RedSmokeRise.
“A new low,” stated guimon in horror. (more…)
Throughout decades of publication, Vanity Fair has had its fair share of iconic covers, and the title’s newest cover is sure to generate a whole lot of buzz. For the upcoming August 2017 issue, tennis ace Serena Williams recreates one of the magazine’s most recognizable covers exactly 26 years later, posing nude à la Demi Moore (August 1991) while pregnant with her first child. Taking to the cover for the very first time, Serena is captured in profile by world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz.
“Woah, OK! I’m speechless. So much to take in. I think it’s a very daring image (remake of Demi’s iconic cover?) which will certainly shock the VF reader trouser-less. The ‘styling’ simply doesn’t work, it’s far too dark, but with that masthead it’s definitely eye-catching. Plus, I’m definitely keen to hear what she’s got to say,” voiced tFS forum member Benn98 upon seeing the cover.
“Now that is how you re-do your most Iconic cover, LOVE IT!” applauded Miss Dalloway. (more…)
Ever since Jeremy Scott took the reins at Moschino in 2013, his advertising campaigns have been nothing short of spectacular. Last season, we witnessed sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid coming together before the lens of master photographer Steven Meisel, but have both done a disappearing act for Fall 2017. Replacing the Hadids are models Slick Woods, Hiandra Martinez, Natalie Westling, Tamy Glauser and Mileshka, who each give it their all in Meisel’s studio with Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele on styling duties.
Slick’s campaign image (above) was the first to find its way onto our forums. “Why break a winning formula? Meisel continues to make Moschino appear expensive and covetable. Slick looks chic here captured by Steven,” commented zoom.
“Extremely random choice of model but it works!” confessed RedSmokeRise. (more…)
Maria Grazia Chiuri can’t catch a break from our opinionated forum members when it comes to showing off her talents at Christian Dior. The creative director’s debut advertising campaign for the iconic French fashion house failed to make a splash for Spring 2017 and Jennifer Lawrence‘s current campaign for the brand was deemed boring. Now, as we take a peek at Dior’s campaign for the upcoming Fall 2017 season, our forums aren’t exactly thrilled. No doubt photographed by Brigitte Lacombe again, Dior switches up the casting by adding models Adwoa Aboah and Jing Wen to pose alongside Ruth Bell, who starred in last season’s campaign with sister May Bell.
Our forum members didn’t hold back their opinions. “Depressing, boring, uninspiring, flat. Nothing’s happening here,” said a disapproving Valentine27 the moment the first campaign image dropped.
“They all look so bored. Why would any woman want to buy Dior with those three staring back at them?” asked a startled mepps. (more…)