Now that Edward Enninful has moved across the pond to head up British Vogue (debut issue dropping in December, FYI), we never know quite what to expect from W Magazine. Despite the staff changes, the magazine continues on with its annual ‘The New Royals‘ issue for October. This year’s series of covers features Tilda Swinton, Winona Ryder, Hailee Steinfeld, Tracee Ellis Ross, Chris Hemsworth, James Corden and a whole host of others celebrities. Each star was photographed by Mario Sorrenti for a solo cover and with so many to choose from, it’s only natural for one or two to stand out from the pack.
Our forum members had no trouble deciding on favorites. “Wow, these covers are surprisingly good! Things will get better now that Edward is gone. Love Winona, Tracee and Saiorse’s covers. These are the best. The Tilda cover looks a bit overplayed, we’ve seen this so many times,” declared Benn98.
“I’m here for Winona. Robert P’s is so odd! It’s a shame James Corden’s has ended up coming off like a bit of a joke,” sighed honeycombchild. (more…)
It’s official: UK Harper’s Bazaar is stuck in a rut and we’re desperate for a shift in direction. The magazine loves to welcome back the same cover subjects and photographs the vast majority of its fashion stories in the British countryside. As a result, seeing actress Rachel Weisz on the cover of the British publication for the fifth time, shot amongst the surroundings of a Victorian country mansion does not surprise us. Photographed by Agata Pospieszynska, Rachel takes a moment to read a good novel while wearing Lanvin (as one does) on the cover for subscribers (below), and poses outside wearing a red Valenitno dress for the newsstand cover (after the jump).
Our forum members practically knew what to expect. “I often wonder where they find so many flowing chiffon dresses for their endless country editorials,” said A.D.C upon seeing the cover.
“It’s the magazine for people who want to live in a fantasy world where nothing exists other than the garden of their dreams,” chimed in tigerrouge. (more…)
We’ve practically been counting down the days until that disastrous and overdone Claudia Schiffer cover of Vogue Germany disappears from newsstands and the German fashion bible finally comes to our aid with the newly released October 2017 issue featuring yet another supermodel from the 90s. Photographer Daniel Jackson lets Christy Turlington’s natural, effortless beauty shine through with a bold, yet minimalist cover image of the model wearing a cobalt blue Calvin Klein blazer.
Members of our forums were quick to discuss the cover. “Claudia last month, now Christy! They are on a roll!! The image is refreshing. Not much is going on. It’s a simple one, a much-needed cover nowadays. However, the layout is just tragic. The font is an eyesore,” pointed out MON the moment the cover struck.
“All this cover needed was Christy, stripped back and pristine. The art direction is headache-inducing,” agreed zoom. (more…)
Karl Lagerfeld usually gets his celebrity friends/muses to star in Chanel’s eyewear campaigns, with the likes of Cara Delevingne, Lottie Moss and Willow Smith starring in previous ads. However, for Fall 2017, the Kaiser throws us a complete curve ball by securing “real model” Luna Bijl as the face of Chanel’s new line of optical glasses and sunglasses. Complete with styling from former British Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers, Karl captured the Vogue Paris favorite in his signature black and white photography and the outcome is everything a fashion campaign should be.
Our forum members were in awe. “It’s been so long since we’ve seen a proper model for the eyewear campaign that I forgot how good it can look. Luna is perfection in each and every shot. And the clothes look stunning on her,” rejoiced Benn98.
“Stunning! Now if Karl can go back to real models for his mainline campaigns!!” exclaimed sixtdaily. (more…)
Laura Brown continues to make her mark on InStyle as the magazine becomes more compelling and readable with each issue. During her seven-month tenure, Brown has secured the likes of Karlie Kloss, Nicole Kidman, Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez, and now actress Julianne Moore covers the title’s beauty issue for October 2017. Photographed by Anthony Maule, the radiant redhead tries on a variety of different looks throughout the intriguing shoot — resulting in several different covers.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF INSTYLE
Our forums first took in the newsstand cover (above). “Wow! Allure looks lovely this month! Oh wait. You have a gorgeous woman for a cover and you decided to cover part of her face. Choices,” wrote MON immediately.
“Couldn’t even tell that it was her. Awful cover, way too cropped, nothing to like here. She’s certainly glowing but not in a good way,” Benn98 added. (more…)
So far, the October magazine covers are shaping up to be far better than the September issues, which received mostly yawns from our forum members. And for American ELLE, anything is better than the drab Alicia Vikander cover it served last month. This month, ELLE secured global phenomenon Rihanna to front all 46 worldwide editions of the magazine, showcasing her highly anticipated debut makeup range, Fenty Beauty. Photographed by Solve Sunbsbo, the Barbadian songstress delivers a total of three unique covers for the American newsstands.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF ELLE
Per usual, nothing goes unnoticed by our eagle-eyed forum members. “Seriously? This is literally the exact same image as Natalia [Vodianova] also by Solve for Numéro [back in 2002], pointed out beedonaldson the moment the cover (above) first came to light. (See the cover here.)
“At least he’s copying himself,” laughed kokobombon in response, also noticing the evident similarity. (more…)