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Cameron Russell Is Barely Recognizable on Vogue Germany’s Glitzy January Cover

While the majority of our favorite fashion glossies tend to kick off the new year with a bang, Vogue Germany is off to a rocky start. The magazine hit a home run with its festive December cover featuring sisters Edie and Olympia Campbell and continues the festivities with a glitzy, stylized January cover. Continuing to choose models for its covers (which we applaud, BTW), Cameron Russell was photographed by Giampaolo Sgura for the occasion.

Vogue Germany January 2017 : Cameron Russell by Giampaolo Sgura

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Not all of our forum members were impressed, however. “Would be better for their December issue with all that bling/glitter/gold. But happy to see Cameron Russell,” DutchHomme commented the moment the cover struck.

“Even though at first sight I found it garish and gaudy I think I’ll hold judgment until I see it in person. Something tells me it’ll look different in person,” A.D.C pointed out. (more…)

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Steven Meisel Photographs Five Different Models (Including Irina Shayk) for Alberta Ferretti’s Spring 2017 Campaign

The new year and new season is just around the corner and Alberta Ferretti has wasted no time unveiling its advertising campaign for Spring 2017. Out is Kate Moss and photographic duo Luigi & Iango in favor of legendary lensman Steven Meisel who was commissioned to capture five individual and unique portraits of models Julia Nobis, Raquel Zimmermann, Vittoria Ceretti, Carolyn Murphy and Irina Shayk, each styled by fashion icon Carine Roitfeld.

Alberta Ferretti S/S 2017 : Julia, Raquel, Irina, Carolyn, Vittoria by Steven Meisel

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Considering the team involved, our forum members felt a little let down. “Wow, what a random campaign. What’s the direction?” questioned a dumbfounded MON.

“Everything around this seems perfect: great photographer, great cast and for the moment, great pictures. But it doesn’t work with the brand. I associate Ferretti with glamour but not this kind.
It’s weird,” Lola701 chimed in. (more…)

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Actress Ruth Negga Delights on Vogue’s January Cover

When it comes to magazine cover diversity, 2017 is off to a fantastic start. British Vogue embraced Ashley Graham for its January offering and now, on the heels of a gorgeous Michelle Obama cover, Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga makes an unexpected appearance on American Vogue. The star of AMC’s hit TV series Preacher was photographed by Vogue regular Mario Testino for the occasion, complete with styling from Tonne Goodman. Wearing a floral Alexander Wang top, Ruth delivers a refreshing, colorful and inviting January cover.

US Vogue January 2017 : Ruth Negga by Mario Testino

IMAGE: COURTESY OF VOGUE

Members of our forums were thrilled with the results. “Fabulous choice! I love the cover, it feels fresh and pretty. It’s also got a festive feel without being too much, I love the mint green background. An excellent start to the new year,” praised LastNight the moment the cover struck.

“Such a great choice, this made my day! Just because Ruth has been working, and for so long without getting that big break! And now with Loving, the most powerful movie of the year, it’s just wonderful to see her rewarded like this,” championed Miss Dalloway. (more…)

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Bella Hadid Is Unrecognizable as a Blonde on Paper’s Winter 2016 Cover

While sister Gigi Hadid took home the award for International Model of the Year at The Fashion Awards earlier this week, Bella Hadid reminds us that she’s also a formidable presence in the industry. Not that we needed reminding since Bella has had quite the high-profile 2016, amassing a healthy amount of magazine covers (nine, to be exact), landing lucrative adverting campaigns and walking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. She now takes to the cover of Paper — as a blonde. Yes, gone are Bella’s trademark dark tresses in favor of a drastic ice-blonde look as she poses for photographer Nicolas Moore.

Paper Winter 2016 : Bella Hadid by Nicolas Moore

IMAGE: PAPERMAG.COM

The drastic change didn’t win over our forum members, who were far from impressed. “I’m using my phone, and from the thumbnail alone, this looks like a Miss Fame makeup?” asked MON, referencing the famous drag queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

“Miss Fame wouldn’t even have such ugly lip makeup,” laughed russianelf in response. (more…)

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Isabelle Huppert Shows How It’s Done at 63, on T Magazine’s Timeless Holiday Cover

Every month, there’s one fashion title that completely takes our fancy and this month, the honor goes to T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Joining W Magazine by shunning the younger generation of cover stars, T serves Isabelle Huppert as its cover subject for Holiday 2016. Photographed by Craig McDean, the French actress shows how it’s done at age 63 in a series of classic black and white portraits.

T Magazine Holiday 2016 : Isabelle Huppert by Craig McDean

IMAGE: NYTIMES.COM

The cover was an instant success on our forums. “Queen Isabelle styled by Marie-Amelié Sauvé, just like in the Balenciaga years – I’m in heaven! A must-buy for me. She is so charismatic, a real queen!” rejoiced a delighted Lola701.

“A real queen indeed! Amazing cover star and cover. I wish Vogue Paris would take note. It still baffles me that she never got a French Vogue cover. She, McDean and Sauvé make a perfect trio. The portraits are so beautiful even though it’s a bit funny that Marie-Amelié styled her in quite a young version of her. There’s a slightly late 70s feeling, like an homage to her early Claude Chabrol years but it works really well and it’s so effortlessly chic,” echoed Wolkfolk. (more…)

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Michelle Williams and Her Platinum Pixie Make an Appearance on Porter’s Winter Escape Cover

Our forums love it when a new issue of Porter is on the horizon, but we can’t remember the last time we felt this let down by a cover from the glossy. Sienna Miller‘s joyful May cover was exactly what we needed, but both Alicia Vikander and model Edita Vilkevicute have disappointed on recent issues. Sadly, the Winter Escape issue starring Michelle Williams isn’t enough to turn the trend around. Photographed by Porter staple Ryan McGinley, the actress wears a sequined Michael Kors striped dress while showing off her platinum blonde pixie hairstyle.

Porter #18 Winter Escape 2016 : Michelle Williams by Ryan McGinley

IMAGE: FASHIONWEEKDAILY.COM

Michelle’s cover was met with mixed reviews from our forum members. “She bores me to tears with this platinum pixie,” HeatherAnne ranted the moment the cover dropped.

Sharing the same attitude was Wolkfolk, complaining, “Why did she cut and bleach her hair again! She went from cute Eddie Sedgwick-like with that hair to dried out Andy Warhol wig now. I wish she’d keep her hair long and in its natural shade.” (more…)

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