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Ashley Graham Kicks Off 2017 With Her First Vogue Cover

Here’s hoping 2017 will be the year of diversity as British Vogue kick-starts the new year with a much-welcomed cover appearance by curve model Ashley Graham. The body positivity advocate gets the full Vogue treatment with a stunning portrait by Patrick Demarchelier.

UK Vogue January 2017 : Ashley Graham by Patrick Demarchelier

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.UK

TFS forum members were thrilled to see Ashley, but felt something was missing from the casually styled image. “Finally gets her first Vogue cover but it’s quite a safe cover,” stated TeeVanity the moment the cover struck.

“I’m not a fan of whatever is going on with her mouth, they should have chosen a photo with a different expression,” blueorchid critiqued. (more…)

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Vogue Japan Gives Anna Ewers the Brigitte Bardot/Claudia Schiffer Treatment for January 2017

Vogue Japan has just delivered the first cover of the new year — and it’s a fierce one. While the majority of tFS forum members are still ogling the gorgeous December cover featuring Gigi Hadid, Japanese Vogue is moving on to January 2017 (yes, already) with German bombshell Anna Ewers. Channeling the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Claudia Schiffer, Anna rocks Miu Miu with a killer smoky eye and a nude lip, complemented by an effortlessly undone hairstyle before the lens of Vogue Japan regulars Luigi & Iango.

Vogue Japan January 2017 : Anna Ewers by Luigi & Iango

IMAGE: AMAZON.CO.JP

Amazingly, the cover generated mixed feedback on our forums. “The styling is atrocious especially compared to Anna’s hair and makeup which is beautiful, and reminds me very much of Natasha Poly,” Nymphaea pointed out.

“I don’t like the styling here but Anna is so good. Perfect choice for a start of the year!” approved narcyza. (more…)

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Karl Lagerfeld Posed With Lily-Rose Depp for His Guest-Edited Edition of Vogue Paris

The holiday editions of Vogue Paris are usually a pretty big deal and it was announced on our forums in October that Karl Lagerfeld was scheduled to guest edit the magazine’s double holiday edition. Much to our delight, the Kaiser himself poses on the front cover for December – and who better to join him than girl-of-the-moment Lily-Rose Depp? The pair were photographed by Lagerfeld favorite Heidi Slimane for the occasion, captured in black and white (another Lagerfeld signature). It was only last year that her mother Vanessa Paradis guest edited the title and with Lily-Rose’s affiliation with Chanel, our forum members aren’t entirely surprised by the outcome.

Vogue Paris December 2016 / January 2017 : Karl Lagerfeld & Lily-Rose Depp

IMAGE: VOGUE.FR

Members of our forums weren’t afraid to vent. “All this waiting for… this! Bored by Vogue Paris,” wrote CocoM.

“Grandad and grandchild! The same boring concept à la Cindy [Crawford] with Kaia [Gerber] on Vogue Netherlands. Karl looks like he’s been to a plastic surgeon like Michael Jackson! Lily looks lovely but brings nothing extra. I expected more from Hedi, this is very bland from him: a standard family portrait,” said a disapproving Nymphaea. (more…)

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Jennifer Lawrence Looks Lika a Silver Screen Goddess on Vanity Fair’s Holiday Cover

Aside from the odd Christian Dior handbag campaign, there’s been a startling lack of Jennifer Lawrence on the fashion circuit. Amazingly, Jennifer only appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour in 2016, but now Vanity Fair has tapped the actress for its annual Holiday Issue. In true Peter Lindbergh form, Jennifer looks every inch the silver screen goddess wearing a figure-enhancing and delightfully festive red Christian Dior dress in the cinematic shot.

Vanity Fair Holiday 2016 : Jennifer Lawrence by Peter Lindbergh

IMAGE: VANITYFAIR.COM

“Yikes, it looks like the Italian version of Vanity Fair. Not a bad shot, but so budget and amateur. This is Jennifer’s sixth VF cover, three of them were for the Hollywood edition, the rest all OG. Quite an accomplishment,” pointed out Benn98.

“I expect better from Lindbergh, but perhaps his black and white imagery is too artsy for a Vanity Fair cover?” asked a disapproving kokobombon. (more…)

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Natalia Vodianova Is the Ultimate Supermodel on Harper’s Bazaar Spain’s Festive December Cover

Our forums are notorious for craving festive magazine covers when it comes to our favorite December issues. So it should come as no surprise that we’re delighted with Harper’s Bazaar Spain right now. Giving us Natalia Vodianova as its cover model of choice and following in the footsteps of Joan Smalls and Bella Hadid, Natalia lends her supermodel status to Bazaar‘s front cover to close out 2016. Photographed by Thomas Whiteside, the Russian beauty looks fantastic wearing Louis Vuitton as she poses before a rich red studio backdrop — and we love it.

Members of our forums made their feelings clear. “That’s brilliant. One of my favorite covers in a while, the styling just fits her to perfection,” noted Wintergreen.

“I think this is gorgeous! I’m such a sucker for red at this time of year and I do love how festive this feels — yet still maintaining their image as a fashion magazine. I’m struggling to find a negative about this cover to be completely honest and think Natalia looks fabulous. Bravo Bazaar Spain!” championed vogue28. (more…)

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How Did Vogue Spain and Mario Testino Manage to Take a Bad Picture of Penélope Cruz?

We all know Penélope Cruz photographs like an absolute dream, so how did Vogue Spain manage to mess up her December cover shoot? The Spanish title has had plenty of hits and misses this year, churning out some of its most compelling covers ever at the beginning of 2016 followed by a bit of a rough patch over the past couple of months. For the latest cover, the ever-gorgeous Penélope poses for Mario Testino, wearing Agent Provocateur lingerie and a Burberry coat worn over one shoulder.

Vogue España December 2016 : Penélope Cruz by Mario Testino

IMAGE: VOGUE.ES

Members of our forums were beyond unimpressed with the results. “The lighting makes her looks sick IMO, like jaundice! I like the styling but the hair and makeup could have been better,” said kokobombon upon seeing the cover.

Also not a fan of Testino’s lighting was Wintergreen, acknowledging, “The lighting is terrible.” (more…)

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