Ever since she scored her first major magazine cover with Vogue Russia back in April, we’ve become accustomed to Grace Elizabeth delivering the goods whenever she lends her remarkable beauty to a fashion bible. After all, who could blame us after her gorgeous appearances on Vogue Spain‘s May issue and Vogue Italia‘s July cover? Grace now takes to the front of Vogue Mexico, helping the publication close out 2017 on a high, participating in a festive, wintry cover shoot, lensed by none other than Patrick Demarchelier.
Needless to say, our forum members loved it. “I quite like them, she looks like a snow princess or something. Very good for Grace Elizabeth too, scoring more Vogue covers,” said KateTheGreatest upon seeing this month’s offerings.
“The first cover reminds me so much of Carla Bruni,” pointed out KateIsGr8. (more…)
After some major staff changes back in September, ELLE hints at more changes to come in 2018 with a stark, blank-canvas cover for January. Nina Garcia, the publication’s newly installed editor-in-chief, welcomes actress Zoe Kravitz as her debut cover girl. Rumored to have originally been photographed by controversial photographer Terry Richardson for the cover shoot, ELLE regular Paola Kudacki stepped in to conduct the re-shoot. A firm favorite of Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello and face of the brand’s Spring 2018 collection, Zoe makes one of his creations her own in the clean, crisp newsstand cover image.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF ELLE
Despite ELLE‘s best efforts at something fresh, our forum members weren’t feeling it. “The colors pop, for all the wrong reasons. The backdrop looks fake, I think Zoe’s hair color looks too severe for her skin tone, and the art direction could be lowered. I suppose we should let this one slide knowing they had to scramble to reshoot this at the 11th hour,” wrote Benn98.
“This is mediocre. They could have done so much more with this,” voiced Khabeer. (more…)
A favorite at the newsstand, Zendaya has covered just about every fashion magazine including Vogue,Allure, W Magazine and Marie Claire. It’s no surprise that the “on fire” actress now makes an appearance on InStyle‘s first offering for 2018, following in the footsteps of Nicole Kidman, Bella Hadid and Karlie Kloss. Posing on the January cover, the 21-year-old oozes youthful radiance wearing a blue velour Chloé outfit for photographer Anthony Maule.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF INSTYLE
Members of our forums weren’t too impressed, however. “I know Zendaya likes experimenting and all that, but this hairstyle is too much for her petite frame. Anyway, this looks more like a glorified Grazia cover to me,” commented Benn98.
“A singer/actress with very little success in either,” wrote A.D.C, clearly unimpressed by InStyle‘s choice of cover subject this month. (more…)
Vogue Italia delivers yet another themed issue for December, dubbed ‘The Celebration Issue.’ Photographic duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott captured a festive crew having fun at a Parisian eatery for the occasion. Cover one (below) features Natalia Vodianova tucking into a burger and fries, cover two (after the jump) catches Joan Smalls, Anja Rubik, Catherine McNeil and Jamie Bochert in their swimsuits taking a quick break in the kitchen, and cover three gives us a smiling Irina Shayk as she crawls across the dining table.
Was the Italian Vogue themed issue a success with our forum members? “YEAH, THIS is Vogue Italia cover worthy!” rejoiced Bertrando3. “It’s glamorous, sensual, fashionable and a real supermodel is on the cover where she belongs.”
“Yeah, this is the VI that’s been missing the last few years. Love all the covers,” declared MyNameIs. (more…)
If there’s one thing about our forums this time of year, they absolutely crave festive magazine covers. The British edition of Harper’s Bazaar gives us exactly what we want with its beautiful January 2018 edition. Actress Carey Mulligan makes a stunning return to the cover as the title rings in 2018 on a high. Photographed by Richard Phibbs, Carey wears a white ostrich feather Saint Laurent dress in the dreamy newsstand cover (below) and looks ethereal and demure throughout the entire cover shoot.
Members of our forums were in awe. “I absolutely love this – finally a festive winter cover!” rejoiced SallyAlbright.
“Beautiful cover and she’s such a great actress,” cheered mepps. (more…)
After a dazzling debut cover in December, we couldn’t wait to see what Edward Enninful had planned for the January 2018 issue of British Vogue. As expected, he pulls out all the stops for his second issue as editor-in-chief, securing Taylor Swift for the cover, photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. Taylor tries on a new look for the dark and moody cover shot, wearing a studded red leather Saint Laurent dress, a dark makeup look from Isamaya Ffrench and wet-look waves styled by Paul Hanlon.
The question remains: did the effort meet our forum members’ high expectations? Unfortunately, no. “Trainwreck. How can you go from the December cover to this?” asked Conbothsides after seeing the cover for the first time.