As the major fashion glossies begin to unveil their covers for June 2017, Glamour continues down a disappointing path. Following last month’s cover, which our forums called a waste of Kerry Washington, the U.S. glossy reveals an unflattering cover featuring Priyanka Chopra. The actress, who usually looks beautiful in print (her InStyle cover still being the one to beat), waves her arms above her head wearing an overpowering Marni top and a pair of Christian Dior boxer briefs (or, fashion-forward granny panties) in the cover image shot by Sebastian Kim.
Members of our forums couldn’t believe their eyes. “What is this mess?” asked a horrified madzedre the second the cover came to light.
“Disaster. Remember when Harper’s Bazaar used to do this handwritten text font? Unoriginal. And what an unflattering pose and expression. I’ve seen better Cosmo covers than this,” exclaimed MON. (more…)
Besides the duo of terrible Ellen Rosa covers last month, Vogue Brazil has been on a roll lately. Going all out for its 42nd anniversary, the Brazilian title has secured a trio of beauties starring on three different covers for its celebratory issue. Models Sara Sampaio, Josephine Skriver and Stella Maxwell give it their all posing for photographer Giampaolo Sgura for the occasion.
Our forum members wasted no time in discussing which cover came out best. “OK that is gorgeous!! I’m obsessed. For the first time she looks like she belongs in a high fashion setting,” shared a delighted Bobby153, showing praise toward Sara’s cover (above).
“Finally, Vogue Brazil hits back with a bang after a slew of unimpressive and forgettable covers. Good move to court Sgura, and I hope they’re done with Zee Nunes. This is a stunning shot for them,” added Benn98. (more…)
We are living for Vogue Mexico right now. It seems like only yesterday that the fashion bible managed to outdo Vogue Spain with its Adwoa Aboah cover and now we move swiftly on to May 2017 with a trio of covers featuring forum favorite Lara Stone. Photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, the Dutch blonde bombshell channels her inner 70s diva in each cover image, wearing looks from Chanel, Michael Kors and Carolina Herrera.
Our forum members declared their love as soon as the covers were released. “Beautiful, like them all,” Miss Dalloway raved straight away.
“Gorgeous!! I love them all! This is how you do it,” commented a delighted MON. (more…)
For whatever unjustifiable reason, Brie Larson hasn’t landed too many fashion magazine covers. Surprisingly, the Oscar-winning actress has only appeared on American ELLE and W Magazine, but she can now add this month’s Vanity Fair to her portfolio. May 2017 also marks the first time Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin were hired to shoot a Vanity Fair cover. Photographed on location at Joshua Tree National Park in California, Brie wears a burgundy Ralph Lauren dress in the cover photo.
But for all the team’s best efforts on set, our forum members weren’t exactly thrilled with the outcome. “Looking good, but she looks a bit uncomfortable here. Of course Vanity Fair had to go the pin-up route regardless of Brie’s vibe, but they’ll use her King King role as an excuse. At least it looks fashionable,” wrote Benn98 the second the cover was posted.
“My first thought: evil woman about to burst out of her dress. Giving me Superwoman vibes. Otherwise, she looks good, intense,” Nymphaea stated. (more…)
After a stunning Spring 2017 campaign, Prada continues to use photographer Willy Vanderperre to lens its various campaigns, leaving us to guess whether Steven Meisel will ever return. For Pre-Fall 2017, models Kris Grikaite, Nina Gulien and Selena Forrest lounge around a stylish property and doing little else while Vanderperre takes their picture.
After seeing the first image (above), our forums ignited debate. “Looks OK, if not a bit blasé. Kris is lovely and all, but I want more. Especially from such a weak collection. And I simply cannot get over Prada’s (and LV’s) obsession to blatantly place their products,” wrote Benn98 at once.
Nymphaea thought the same, writing, “Pushing the accessories for keeping they’re head above water. The ad says it all and unfortunately not very remarkable. Miuccia has to do much better in the next collections, otherwise it’s going down the drain I’m afraid.” (more…)
We’re well aware that Karl Lagerfeld adores Cara Delevingne, having enlisting the British model-turned actress for various Chanel advertising campaigns and runway shows. It should therefore come as no surprise to see Karl behind the lens of Cara’s latest cover shot for V Magazine. Cara’s co-star from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Dane DeHaan, joins her for two unique cover images for V‘s #107 Summer 2017 issue.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF V MAGAZINE
The covers, ultimately, left our forum members scratching their heads. “Nice concept. Totally wrong people for it though,” stated Scotty after seeing both covers side by side.
“Yes, ill cast,” replied Benn98. “Even the guy, who everyone seems to like (why?). What’s with the circles under his eyes? I want to like the kitschiness of these covers, but simply cannot look past the puffy cheeks and false tan.” (more…)