Over the years, we’ve become accustomed to the same formula from Michael Kors campaigns: beautiful models jetting all over the world via private jets, fabulous yachts and luxury cars. Shockingly, the brand’s new Resort 2018 campaign is devoid of any modes of transportation, luxury or otherwise. Mica Arganaraz is Michael Kors’ latest muse, taking us to a tropical setting (yes, please) as she lounges in the shade of a cabana for photographer Mario Testino.
But is Mica the quintessential Michael Kors woman? According to our forum members, she is. “I like it. Not a car/boat/helicopter in sight!” rejoiced kokobombon immediately.
Things are about to get a whole lot festive as our favorite fashion glossies start unveiling their December issues. Like clockwork, Vogue Japan is the first to flaunt its cover for the month ahead and closes out 2017 with a little glamour and sophistication. Taylor Hill makes her fifth Vogue cover appearance alongside a handful of male models, evoking a cheery holiday get-together. Photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, the group huddles together with stylist Anna Dello Russo selecting a glitzy and embellished Giorgio Armani number for Taylor to wear.
Members of our forums actually liked what they saw. “A must-have! Gorgeous casting and a gorgeous cover,” complemented TeeVanity upon checking out the cover.
Like Kate Moss and British Vogue, Cate Blanchett is certainly no stranger to Vogue Australia. For November, the Aussie actress is back on the cover again, but this time, she’s not alone. Continuing its fondness for boy/girl covers (Bella Hadid posed with Jordan Barrett for September), Cate is joined by her Thor: Ragnarok co-star and fellow Aussie, Chris Hemsworth. Photographed by Will Davidson, the pair pose poolside with Christine Centenera at hand and her exquisite styling expertise.
Members of our forums simply weren’t here for the cover. “Meh, lifeless, no magic at all between them, it falls flat,” complained Nymphaea the second the cover came to light.
“Such forced connection between them in the photos, kinda shocking. And man Edwina [McCann] is obsessed with Cate, the cover shot is easily the worst, and Cate’s worst cover for them,” added an unamused Miss Dalloway. (more…)
Despite the critics (and our forum members’ disapproval), the instantly recognizable Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons collaboration must have served the brand well, as the world-renowned artist and legendary French fashion label reunite for yet another collection. Now including the iconic works of Manet, Turner and Gauguin, actress and Vuitton brand ambassador Léa Seydoux replaces Alicia Vikander as the face of the collaboration. The team rejected the desert as the location this time around, opting for the studio with Léa reprising her role as the ultimate Louis Vuitton woman with effortless ease.
Love for Léa aside, it’s safe to assume that our forum members won’t be rushing to a Vuitton store anytime soon. “I can’t believe this Jeff Koons collaboration is continuing, it’s so ugly and the campaigns are nothing better. I feel sorry for Léa for having to participate in it,” wrote dodencebt straight away.
After a series of questionable covers over recent months, Vogue Spain’s reputation has been slipping amongst tFS forum members. Thankfully, that’s all about to change as the magazine unveils a flawless, sophisticated cover featuring forum favorite Raquel Zimmermann for November 2017. Knocking it out of the park, the Brazilian bombshell glams it up in the Christian MacDonald-shot image, wearing her hair in natural, loose waves and a chic black tailored blazer styled by George Cortina.
The cover was an instant hit on our forums and members couldn’t contain their excitement. “Thank you God, for giving us Raquel! This is amazing, Eugenia [de la Torriente] Thank you,” wrote a more than delighted caioherrero the moment the cover struck.
“Yaaaaaaasssss Raquel, she deserves more Vogue covers!!!” exclaimed MDNA. (more…)
Controversy has swirled around photographer Terry Richardson for years, with multiple accusations of sexual abuse and predatory behavior. With this week’s news of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, another high-powered male in media, along with the viral #MeToo movement, it seems especially egregious that Richardson continues to be hired by the fashion industry. Porter, Vogue China, Bulgari and Valentino are just a few of the brands that insist on working with Richardson. For Valentino’s new Resort 2018 campaign, models Faretta, Imari Karanja, Jolie Alien, Ratner, Selena Forrest, Torie Bowie and Mag Cysewska come together for the unfortunate occasion, shot on location at St. Vartan Park basketball court in New York City.
Needless to say, our no-holds-barred forum members weren’t impressed. “Why are they still using Terry?” asked Nymphaea demanding answers.
“THIS! 1000x THIS ?! Boycotting Valentino entirely til they wake the f’ up. Tacky tasteless and tone-deaf,” replied zoom. (more…)