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Tiffany Haddish Sports a Questionable Outfit on Glamour’s September Cover

Our forum members haven’t exactly been shy about weighing in on Glamour‘s “atrocious” new look, calling out the magazine’s EIC Samantha Barry for a series of unfortunate-looking covers featuring the likes of Melissa McCarthy, Anne Hathaway and Kate McKinnon. Thankfully, there are some small signs of change with the September issue, including the absence of the huge, obnoxious border around the cover image and an image shot outside of the magazine’s go-to studio setting. American comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish makes her Glamour debut this month, captured on the streets of New York by photographer Billy Kidd and styled by Law Roach.

US Glamour September 2018 : Tiffany Haddish by Billy Kidd


Of course, the cover wasn’t a total home run. “Horrible cover. They already need a new EIC. Glad the ridiculous border is gone,” commented Handbag Queen the moment the cover struck.

Mikel wasn’t here for it either. “And the border is gone Very happy to see Tiffany on the cover of a September issue. Too bad it’s such a bad shot with questionable styling,” he said.

“Everything about this new art direction is completely wrong. I saw the Kate cover on the newsstand and it disappeared visually. That masthead is a disaster, it simply doesn’t stand out. Worst decision they could have made. Readers like the consistency of a familiar masthead. A magazine that’s been around as long as Glamour shouldn’t change that up,” pointed out dfl-001.

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A Pregnant Slick Woods Is All Smiles on the Cover of British ELLE’s September Issue

Your local newsstand is about to get a dash of diversity this September as British ELLE is the latest in a series of fashion magazines to feature women of color on the cover. After the magazine’s last attempt at some diversity back in February completely bombed, Anne-Marie Curtis has another go and brilliantly welcomes Slick Woods as an ELLE UK cover girl for September 2018. The American model, best known for her unique features, proudly takes to the vibrant covers (reminiscent of last year) flaunting a very pregnant belly. Slick was photographed by Paola Kudacki, complete with styling from Anne Christensen.

UK Elle September 2018 : Slick Woods by Paola Kudacki


Despite the magazine’s best efforts to give us something different, our forum members weren’t fully on board with the outcome. “It’s an interesting shot. But I never got her appeal. And she seems so last year,” ranted mikel.

“It looks more like an Instagram pregnancy announcement photo than a fashion magazine cover,” wrote dodencebt.

“This could have been executed better. Cheap is an understatement. I get the concept. I like her. But this is a BIG NO,” MON added.

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Steven Meisel Makes Zara’s Campaign Look Expensive and Luxurious (Once Again) for Fall 2018

Ever since Zara tapped master photographer Steven Meisel to shoot its mainline advertising campaigns back in 2017, they have received rave reviews (with the slight exception of last season). This time is no exception with the unveiling of the brand’s opulent and luxurious Fall 2018 campaign. Styled by Karl Templer, models Fei Fei Sun, Kris Grikaite, Meghan Collison, Julia Nobis, Karolin Wolter, Lexi Boling and Blesnya Minher lounge around a plush setting.

Zara F/W 2018.19 by Steven Meisel


The campaign was declared a triumph from the get-go in our forums. “OMG SLAY!!! Alexa play Rich Girl by Gwen Stefani,” commented MDNA, clearly an admirer of how expensive everything looked.

“Can’t believe this is a Zara ad. Looks like Lanvin,” Scotty chimed in.

“While all the premium labels are desperately dumbing down/cheapening their signatures to pander to InstaKidz, good for Zara for going luxe. May not be much, but it’s nice to see a fast fashion brand remember to give the illusion of high fashion dream making,” Phuel added.

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Zendaya Is Retro Fabulous on Marie Claire’s September Cover

The September issues are continuing to roll out and Marie Claire is the latest to release its most highly anticipated issue of the year. Lately, our forums have been singing the magazine’s praises month after month thanks to a bold and exciting redesign, which is actually working in the magazine’s favor (unlike one of its competitors). Marie Claire makes Zendaya its September 2018 cover girl, photographed by Thomas Whiteside and styled by Joseph Errico. The singer/actress and all-around cool girl does ‘retro redux’ perfectly throughout the cover story, wearing a mohair leopard print Max Mara sweater with her hair styled into a bouffant updo.

US Marie Claire September 2018 : Zendaya by Thomas Whiteside


Our forum members were instant fans. “I’m in love with that color scheme!!” praised forum member brikin the second the cover came to light.

“Stunning portrait of Zendaya! You have a hit on your hands with this one, Marie Claire,” applauded [Piece Of Me].

“I really like her, such a cool girl and inspiration! She can pull off anything and her love for fashion really comes through,” Anna147 added.

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Grace Elizabeth Looks Effortlessly Glam on Vogue Brazil’s August Covers

Ever since Steven Meisel gave his seal of approval to Grace Elizabeth with a glorious Vogue Italia cover back in 2017, we (along with the entire industry) have been transfixed on the brunette beauty as we watched her career take off. Grace has managed to amass covers for the likes of Vogue Paris, Vogue Spain and V Magazine, as well as scoring Max Mara, Chanel and Zara campaigns and an Estée Lauder ambassadorship. Her latest is the cover of Vogue Brazil for August 2018, photographed by Luigi & Iango. The American model does vintage glamour on two covers, giving us good face in cover one (below) while wearing nothing but gloves and a pair of black stilettos in the second cover (after the jump).

Vogue Brazil August 2018 : Grace Elizabeth by Luigi & Iango


Our forum members welcomed the sight of the covers with open arms and one cover, in particular, stood out. “Oh the first cover look amazing! Her face is perfect for close-ups. Don’t see the need for the second one,” commented Benn98.

“The first cover shot reminds me of Gisele. The second one’s just an embarrassment,” added tigerrouge.

“The first one is literally one of the best Vogue Brazil covers EVER!” said guimon.

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Beyoncé Stars on Vogue’s Stunning September Issue, Shot by the Magazine’s First-Ever Black Cover Photographer

The be-all-end-all of September issues just dropped and our forums have been proven right once again: as predicted, Beyoncé is American Vogue‘s latest cover star. The last time Queen Bey took to the cover of the magazine was September 2015, following two prior cover appearances. Beyoncé’s latest is going down in history, marking the first time an African American photographer was handpicked to capture the fashion bible’s cover. Tyler Mitchell, a young and rising photographer whose career is surely about to skyrocket, captured Beyoncé on location in England with Tonne Goodman on styling duties. Just like Rihanna on British Vogue, Beyoncé sports a floral headpiece and a white Gucci dress in the first cover (below), while wearing Alexander McQueen in the alternative second cover (after the jump).

US Vogue September 2018 : Beyoncé by Tyler Mitchell


Will our forum members be making a dash for the newsstand? “Wow, I expected to hate it but the first cover is amazing!!” confessed Lalipatty the moment the covers struck.

“Well, this is absolutely stellar work. I love both covers, but the first is truly breathtaking,” added happycanadian.

“No gray background and minimal makeup! She looks amazing,” CommanderTMugler admired.

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