The big spring fashion issues are slowly starting to surface and W Magazine is the latest to drop its March cover. After delivering multiple celebrity covers last month, W opts for a single cover featuring several women this time around. Donatella Versace, Taraji P. Henson, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Chastain and Kate Moss pose together for a sleek image lensed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The women wear head-to-toe black Versace (natch) and badass expressions.
Our forums went wild — and not in a good way. “The composition is terrible!” screamed Benn98 the minute the cover broke. “It looks like they were all cut and pasted. I actually like all these women separately, but not together like this. Poor Donatella received the harshest level of retouching known,” he pointed out.
“I like the idea of putting these five incredible women together but it’s evident in the HQ cover that they were shot separately and then Photoshopped together. I get that it’s nearly impossible to get them all in the same place and at the same time but at least they could have done a better job with the editing,” quipped dodencebt. (more…)
Alicia Keys has landed yet another magazine cover within the space of a month. Allure‘s February issue featuring a makeup-free Alicia caused some debate on our forums and now, Glamour is taking a shot at profiling the makeup-averse singer for its March 2017 edition. Photographed by Carter Smith, Alicia is all smiles and looks radiant and carefree in the unconventional cover image.
Did Glamour manage to outdo Allure? “Oh God, here we go again. Truth be told I actually like the cover. Would’ve preferred it for January, it has that effortless vibe to it which I love for January. How is it that she can book two big covers back to back with only this faux crusading? Can’t people see beyond the smoke and mirrors? Or does she have an album out as well?” forum member Benn98 posted straight away.
“I’m a bit over her gimmick as well,” replied Miss Dalloway. “But this is such a beautiful cover and for once it works,” she echoed. (more…)
The Brazilian edition of Vogue is off to a fine start in 2017, having just served up the much in-demand Irina Shayk for January and now delivering Lais Ribeiro for February. We always love to see a model score a cover of her native Vogue and the Brazil edition does us proud with this pretty, feminine and delightful cover. Photographed by Greg Kadel, the Brazilian beauty sits perched on Kadel’s studio floor wearing Valentino.
Members of our forums were quick to show the cover some love. “Gorgeous, happy to see this cover,” championed TeeVanity the moment the cover surfaced.
“How stunning, I love everything about this!” raved Miss Dalloway. (more…)
Should we really be surprised to see Gigi Hadid on yet another magazine cover? Last year’s international model of the year is off to a successful start for 2017, having already landed major campaigns for Stuart Weitzman, DSquared2, Fendi, Max Mara and Moschino this season — not to mention the launch of her newest collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger. Therefore, we were hardly shocked when Gigi was unveiled as British Vogue‘s cover girl for March 2017, marking her second appearance on the magazine. Shot by Mario Testino, Gigi does her best bronzed goddess in the summery image, wearing a turquoise dress. She’s joined by brother Anwar Hadid in the accompanying cover story.
The cover left our forum members pleasantly surprised. “I don’t mind this cover at all. Actually, she’s doing some modeling here. But I feel like the editorial is going to be ruined by Anwar because that boy doesn’t look like a model and cannot model either. But the vibe of the cover is sort of a nice change from Vogue UK for once,” wrote TaylorBinque.
“I really like this cover. The pose, the dress, the colors — it works well for me,” noted Oxymore. (more…)
It’s impossible to hide from the Hadid sisters this season, as the photogenic siblings continue to score high-profile editorials and ad campaigns. Currently, Bella Hadid is the face of Moschino, Fendi, Zadig & Voltaire and has now been crowned the new face of DKNY for Spring 2017. Photographed by Collier Schorr, Bella stormed the streets of New York City for the shoot, which resulted in a series of vibrant, colorful and intimate photos that are quintessentially DKNY.
Surprisingly, our forum members weren’t too impressed. “I’m bored by Bella. She has such a great model look—a better one than Gigi actually. Still, she’s giving one facial expression and it’s the same as all her Instagram selfies,” ranted an unforgiving TaylorBinque.
“She had four campaigns this season and the only one that was good was Moschino! The other 3 were bad including this one,” added Zposen. (more…)
Photographer Steven Meisel is on a roll this season, having already produced beautiful campaigns for Moschino, Alberta Ferretti and Max Mara. His latest is a flawless Spring 2017 campaign for Zara featuring some of his favorite models: Vittoria Ceretti, Lexi Boling, Kiki Willems, Leila Goldkuhl, Lusiana Gonzalez, Yoon Young Bae and Nora Attal. Meisel and stylist Karl Templer’s captivating studio shots manage to make Zara’s new collection look like luxury fashion.
The images made us want to run to our nearest Zara store stat. “What a stunning campaign! Only Meisel could do it like this,” applauded anlabe32 the second the campaign dropped.
“Wait, Zara can afford Meisel? Money well spent, their best campaign!” congratulated an amazed Miss Dalloway. (more…)