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Anna Ewers Fails to Deliver the Goods in Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2018 Campaign

After Karl Lagerfeld took Chanel’s Pre-Fall collection to Hamburg back in December and had German beauty Anna Ewers open the show, we aren’t at all surprised to see Karl’s new fav score the campaign for the collection (Anna did, after all, give Chanel its best campaign in years for Fall 2015). Photographed by The Kaiser himself in his signature dark and moody photography, Anna is joined on the street by 10-year-old Hudson Kroenig in a select few black and white campaign images while his father, Brad Kroenig, and fellow male models Sebastien Jondeau and Augustin Maillot lurk in the background.

Chanel Pre-Fall 2018 : Anna Ewers by Karl Lagerfeld

IMAGE: FASHIONGONEROGUE.COM

Despite all the love our forum members have for Anna, her modeling ability simply wasn’t enough to elevate the campaign. “She has lost the fire. She’s so mediocre these days. I think this concept is fitting for that collection but wish there was more variety in the images themselves,” commented simon.

“She looks kinda pedestrian in these,” added fer19dog.

Forum member Benn98 agreed: “Can’t pinpoint when exactly Anna Ewers stop looking like a model, but it feels like it’s been some time coming. This campaign is uneventful. And least crusty Karl’s photography feels better than usual this time around. Love the mise-en-scene touches.”  (more…)

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Everything Is Wrong With Glamour’s Redesigned Cover Starring Melissa McCarthy

Just about every cover of Glamour within the past twelve months was torn apart by our forum members and when the news dropped that Samantha Barry was to replace the long-serving Cindi Leive as EIC, we thought the magazine would be in for a much-needed revival. A revival we’ve got and if you thought things were dreadful a year ago, be prepared for what you’re about to witness. Barry has overhauled the entire magazine for the May 2018 edition, making Melissa McCarthy (photographed by Miguel Reveriego) the unfortunate victim cover girl.

US Glamour May 2018 : Melissa McCarthy by Miguel Reveriego

IMAGE: GLAMOUR.COM

Glamour‘s retro-inspired look did not go over well in our forums. “That masthead is absolutely appalling,” commented dior_couture1245 at once.

“This looks like a parody of a magazine cover! And my god, why so much airbrush on her face, took me a while to recognize her,” exclaimed Miss Dalloway.

“Wow, this is horrible and I actually enjoy Glamour. Poor Melissa, she is so pretty and talented and deserved a better cover!” SallyAlbright chimed in. (more…)

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UK Harper’s Bazaar Drops a Dreamy Summer Cover for May 2018

Our forums have a love/hate relationship with UK Harper’s Bazaar, often calling out the magazine for producing the same aesthetic over and over (while loving the title’s signature direction on some occasions). As the magazine world thankfully begins to unveil their summer covers, British Bazaar‘s May 2018 cover shoot seems to have taken place during a day filled with warm sunshine. Photographer Agata Pospieszynska captured some models running about a field in the countryside: Bibi Abdulkadir, Saskia Ingham and Charlotte Lindvig join forces in the playful newsstand cover (below) while Bianca Redmerski goes solo on the subscribers cover (after the jump).

UK Harper's Bazaar May 2018 by Agata Pospieszynska

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Members of our forums were keen to discuss Bazaar‘s latest. “Stunning! So dreamy, yet with a distinct summer mood,” admired Benn98.

“I like both covers but the newsstand cover is just so dreamy and interesting, I’m glad they took a chance on that image,” kokobombon added.

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“Despite everything showcased here being more or less the same old from British Harper’s Bazaar, you cannot NOT applaud Justine Picardie for putting out a newsstand cover with an unconventional, bold and visually appealing cover shot like this. Nice one, Justine!” applauded vogue28. (more…)

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Kaia Gerber (Unsurprisingly) Becomes a Saint Laurent Campaign Girl for Fall 2018

Kaia Gerber’s modeling portfolio doesn’t rival mom Cindy Crawford’s just yet but the 16-year-old is undeniably putting the effort in as she continues to be embraced by the industry. Should we at all be surprised to see Kaia now score a Saint Laurent campaign? After all, she has walked the past two shows and wore one of Anthony Vaccarello’s designs when she landed the cover of Vogue Paris back in February. Kaia’s relationship with the iconic French fashion house is now solidified as Vaccarello makes the Los Angeles native the face of the Fall 2018 collection, photographed by David Sims.

Saint Laurent Fall 2018 : Kaia Gerber by David Sims

IMAGE: DESIGNSCENE.NET

The campaign generated a whole host of mixed feedback from our forum members. “The industry seems hell bent on making this nepotism model a star! Sure, with some of her work she delivers, but for the most part, she looks criminally juvenile. Vaccarello’s campaigns never do his collections any favors. I’m not a fan of the B&W direction. Thought we’d leave that sort of thing behind when Hedi [Slimane] left,” commented Benn98.

“Lol, what sellouts. So juvenile,” laughed HeatherAnne. (more…)

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Lara Stone Is a Summer Dream on Her First Vogue Spain Cover for May 2018

You’d better hurry to your local newsstand to grab your copy of Vogue Spain’s monumental anniversary issue as it’s about to be replaced with the magazine’s next installment. The upcoming May 2018 issue marks the Spanish fashion bible’s first cover shoot with Lara Stone, who has fronted just about every other edition of Vogue throughout her career. Her gorgeous cover, photographed by Bjorn Iooss and styled by Juan Cebrian, was well worth the wait. Wearing a jacquard Prada top, Lara was shot on location in Costa Rica evoking summer goals with effortless ease.

Vogue España May 2018 : Lara Stone by Bjorn Iooss

IMAGE: VOGUE.ES

Our forum members were quick to show Lara’s latest some love. “Absolutely stunning cover. Lara can do no wrong in my eyes,” Style Savvy stated upon checking out the cover.

“So happy to see this cover. Lara looks great here. From the pose, not directly towards the camera, to the flowing hair, the makeup, and the colors overall. Everything works. Congrats Lara for your first Vogue Spain cover!” Valentine27 enthused.

“A summer dream, I love everything about it!” shared Srdjan. (more…)

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Karlie Kloss Is Estée Lauder’s Newest Global Brand Ambassador

If you haven’t heard already: Karlie Kloss is the newest global brand ambassador for Estée Lauder. The signing is well-deserved due to the impressive body of work the American beauty has amassed since she first broke onto the scene back in 2006. Karlie has walked for the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Michael Kors and Christian Dior and become the face of just about every major fashion house (Diane von Furstenberg, Versace and Marc Jacobs, to name a select few). Karlie has also accumulated a staggering thirty-nine Vogue covers throughout her career. Not to mention, the 25-year-old’s entrepreneurship, charitable efforts and being an all-around positive role model for young women around the world.

Joining the likes of Carolyn Murphy, Joan Smalls and Liu Wen as brand ambassadors, Karlie’s debut campaign for Estée Lauder is set to roll out across social media, print and digital publications, as well as Estée Lauder counters in July 2018. In the announcement image (below), Karlie already proves her worth in the shot, wearing the brand’s Lipstick Envy in Insolent Plum.

Immediately after Estée Lauder teased its newest ambassador, it didn’t take long for our forum members to figure out Karlie’s new gig. “What mess is this? They didn’t even let the body get cold before snatching it from L’Oréal? Really Estée Lauder?” asked ThatDudeOverTher.

“I didn’t realize her L’Oréal contract ended. That’s a pretty swift turnaround!” chimed in happycanadian. (more…)

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