Bella Hadid continues to land major advertising campaigns for the Fall 2017 season. Her latest is the new Max Mara Accessories campaign, for which older sister Gigi served as the face for two consecutive seasons. Bella was photographed by master photographer Steven Meisel for the moody campaign, looking rather melancholy and subdued peering out a window with the brand’s leather tote bag remaining in full focus.
The campaign seemed to leave our forums divided. “Guess mom and dad paid Meisel the big bucks,” snarled DutchHomme within seconds of the campaign coming to light.
“This anti-Hadid circle jerk is getting beyond tired. And these ‘their parents paid for this’ comments are insufferable TBH. Yes, Meisel was paid – by Max Mara to photograph one of the in-demand models of the moment. And it turned out gorgeous!” fired back forum member russianelf. (more…)
Allure is having an amazing 2017. The beauty bible gave the newsstand some much-needed diversity with its glorious April cover, won us over with Sienna Miller for May and had an instant hit on its hands with a Zoe Kravitz cover last month. Now, for July 2017, the magazine is sure to receive a huge amount of buzz for being the first mainstream American glossy to feature hijab-wearing model Halima Aden on the cover. The Muslim beauty continues to gain momentum within the industry as “destroyer of stereotypes,” fronting Allure‘s bright, bold and beautiful cover for July 2017, photographed by Sølve Sundsbø.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF ALLURE
Despite Allure‘s major scoop this month, our forum members felt the cover was missing something. “Something different but not my cup of tea,” wrote DutchHomme upon seeing the cover.
“It’s far too obvious. They could have done something really special, instead they just threw on a basic American looking jacket and put her in front of a camera. Very lazy styling,” discredited forum member GivenchyHomme. (more…)
The world of fashion continues to embrace Paris Jackson. We’ve been keeping a close eye on the rising star lately, which has been unavoidable considering she’s already graced the covers of US Harper’s Bazaar, CR Fashion Book and Teen Vogue, all within a few short months (while inking a multimillion-dollar contract with Calvin Klein in the process). Paris’ next move comes in the shape of fronting Vogue Australia for July 2017. Photographed by master portrait photographer Patrick Demarchelier, Paris wears Prada in the cover image (below), complete with styling from Aussie Vogue‘s Christine Centenera.
Our forum members, unfortunately, weren’t feeling the cover. “Boring! I don’t get it why the celebrity kids are becoming famous,” voiced burbuja8910 the moment the cover dropped.
“Nope. Vogue Australia get it together. Hideous layout as per usual. I wish magazines would challenge Demarchelier more. It’s always the same covers from him these days – studio, cold, same pose,” added MON. (more…)
Victoria Beckham is not exactly a rare sight at the newsstand, having covered umpteen magazine covers over the years. From modeling her namesake Target collection on UK ELLE to attempting a smile on Vogue Australia, we’ve become accustomed to seeing the same old pose from the designer. Not so with her latest appearance, however, on the cover of Vogue Netherlands’ July/August 2017 issue. Photographed by Jan Welters at an outdoor retreat in Los Angeles, Victoria looks refreshingly effortless and relaxed — and our forums can’t get enough.
“Gorgeous cover, and total opposite of what I expected clicking on the thread. VB in a swimsuit? And no high heels in sight! Jan Welters is such a good photographer, I always say they should use him more. I’m in a perfect mood for a summer cover like this. Also love the little cardigan with the swimsuit,” raved Miss Dalloway the moment the cover dropped.
“This is how casual should be done in Vogue! Not an inch of glamour lost, the cover screams of luxury,” praised A.D.C. (more…)
While Marie Claire may not be our go-to fashion glossy right now, the magazine manages to secure big names, with the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Priyanka Chopra and Gal Gadot gracing covers this year. For July 2017, a demure and elegant looking Chrissy Teigen wears Gucci in the great outdoors for Marie Claire‘s first-ever wellness issue, photographed by Michelangelo di Battista.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF MARIE CLAIRE
Our forum members liked what they saw on the cover. “Wow, I like this! They may have gone for a very busy dress yet again, but the setting and ease of it all more than makes up for it. A very interesting yet different cover for US Marie Claire. Not a fan of Chrissy Teigen though. How she’s managed to get all these covers with no tangible career is beyond me,” said Benn98.
“I’m wondering the same. I only know her for her Sports Illustrated work and I ask myself is she even relevant, but I guess the U.S. readers like her. Anyway, it’s an OK cover to me. Nice execution but nothing much,” replied badgalcrush. (more…)
Hailey Baldwin made the cover of American ELLE back in May and recently topped Maxim‘s Hot 100 list last month (scoring the title’s June/July 2017 cover in the process). Now, she crosses the pond and adds a cover appearance for British ELLE to her solid portfolio of work. Photographed by Gilles Bensimon, the American beauty dons a leather Coach jacket, styled by Anne-Marie Curtis.
Forum member Benn98 commented moments after the cover was revealed earlier today. “Wow, she’s really rising up! The cover looks fine for ELLE, and I think she looks beautiful here. The rich colors are more suited to autumn though. Also, not overfond of the styling, which looks more like her candid style than anything else,” he noted.
“Surprisingly, I really like this! It’s a great cover for ELLE. The styling isn’t very appropriate though,” echoed forum member apple. (more…)