Our forums are not typically fans of the global cover shoot deals ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar rely on from time to time — because someone always ends up with a better cover. Twelve months ago, ELLE gave us an overdose of Rihanna and British ELLE‘s cover came out on top. Now, the magazine is back at it with Selena Gomez for October 2018, who is set for global newsstand domination, photographed by Mariano Vivanco and styled by Anna Trevelyan. In stark contrast to the American cover‘s outdoor shoot, Selena is shot against a bright studio backdrop wearing a fuchsia biker jacket from Coach (natch) while prompting us to ‘GO GLAM.’
Who won the cover battle this time around? “That will certainly stand out on the newsstand, ” remarked tigerrouge straight away. “I feel it’s been so long since I’ve seen a UK magazine choosing to look so bold, that I don’t have anything else to say, other than I want to see how well this works in the store.”
“We definitely got the better end of the deal with this cover story compared to the US! I actually like the cover here with the red background,” said 333101.
“I actually really like this cover. The layout isn’t very good but I like everything else,” confessed SLFC.
Italian apparel company Diesel recently released a badass collection that capitalizes on hate comments by converting them into fashion statements.
The company’s creative agency Publicis Italy released a star-studded anti-cyber-bullying ad campaign that features stars such as Nicki Minaj, Barbie Ferreira and Bella Thorne wearing pieces from the collection — aptly dubbed “Haute Couture” — emblazoned with hate-driven words that the stars actually received online.
“Hate comments are based on the fact that people are hiding themselves,” chief executive of Publics Italy Bruno Bertelli told Campaign. “The main thing is not to hide. […] If you keep [hate] inside, it grows and hurts and becomes bigger and bigger.”
Last week, a similar campaign attempt by Revolve focusing on body-shaming flopped because of an early release and faulty advertising. Revolve has since apologized for the incident, saying the intention was not to promote body-shaming but to empower women. After all, “The more hate you wear, the less you care,” Diesel’s ad says.
The “Haute Couture” set will be available on October 6 in 42 stores worldwide. Customers can customize their own pieces and turn those insults into mere accessories. Diesel will donate some of the proceeds to Only The Brave Foundation, which supports anti-bullying and cyberbullying programs in different countries around the world.
You may have noticed that Vogue Paris is like a personal mood board for Emmanuelle Alt. She is forever injecting her own personal style into the pages of the magazine (as well as its covers) and putting her favorite models on the front cover, like last month’s umpteenth Kate Moss cover and this month’s Kaia Gerber cover — her third for the French magazine. The 17-year-old American beauty first made her debut for Vogue Paris alongside mom Cindy Crawford in April 2016 and now, two years later, already has two solo covers under her belt. Returning eight months after her last appearance, the current face of Moschino is photographed by Mikael Jansson and styled by Alt wearing a Louis Vuitton tunic and a bold, playful makeup look.
The cover, however, did not appeal to our forum members. “I get the idea behind it — but for the cover, I wish they’d gone for the full-on face, because, yes, this looks like a child-clown to me, forced to dress up. It’s like seeing a mild psychological breakdown performed through the medium of makeup,” commented tigerrouge straight away.
One thing about Jeremy Scott is that he sure knows how to put out stellar advertising campaigns for Moschino. Our forums have admired Scott’s campaigns for years, with many thanks to legendary lensman Steven Meisel who effortlessly elevates Moschino’s collections like no other. Take, for example, this season’s current campaign, which pictures the likes of Kaia Gerber and Gigi Hadid as fashion-forward aliens who have landed from another planet, right into Meisel’s studio.
Per our forum’s recommendation, Jeremy ditches Giampaolo Sgura, who fronted his last disappointing fragrance campaign, and brings Meisel and Devon Aoki on board for the new scent, Toy 2. In the campaign, Aoki cradles an oversized version of the bear-shaped bottle in the black and white image, complete with styling from Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele.
Like it or not, Rihanna is newsstand gold and whether she’s making history on British Vogue, basking in the summer sun on American Vogue or going blonde for Harper’s Bazaar, she delivers the goods each and every time. Therefore, we cannot blame Allure for making the Barbadian songstress its cover girl for October 2018. The beauty-focused publication has been doing pretty well recently, with triumphant covers featuring Bella Hadid and Lily James. The magazine’s latest is also a winner, featuring Rihanna looking effortlessly beautiful and at ease on two covers photographed byNadine Ijewere.
Our forum members were immediately captivated. “What a beautiful and attractive cover for a beauty magazine. I mean… the colors,” said jeffandtheworld.
“It’s a lovely picture, I love the colors. Although she may be overexposed, she’s a chameleon so I don’t mind it too much. Her covers this year have all been quite different. It’s a nice change to see her on a cover with a big smile,” favored Morgane07.
“Two good covers in a row. What changed at Allure to suddenly decide they want to do good covers now?” asked SLFC.
After undergoing a makeover, Marie Claire is back on our radar with several gorgeous covers in recent months featuring the likes of Zendaya, Amy Adams and Emily Ratajkowski. In a bold effort to overhaul its image, the American fashion glossy is pulling out all the stops, landing Nicole Kidman as its cover star for October 2018. We’ve called out our fair share of Photoshop blunders over the years, but Marie Claire‘s latest takes the cake. Photographed by Thomas Whiteside, styled by Joseph Errico and drowning in an overload of red (from Nicole’s hair to the studio backdrop), the Aussie actress is barely recognizable in her latest cover appearance.
Our forum members were speechless — almost. “Who’s that?” asked KissMiss the minute the cover came to light.
“That’s like someone paying a camgirl to be Nicole Kidman,” snarked tigerrouge.
“I literally busted out laughing at first look. That… is… hysterical…,” said dfl-001.