Estée Lauder continues to recruit fresh talent and snatch up models for its ever-growing roster of Global Brand Ambassadors. Back in April, the legendary beauty brand announced Karlie Kloss as its new signing and now adds yet another top model to its collection of beautiful faces. From one American beauty to another, Estée Lauder now welcomes aboard Grace Elizabeth, who is set to be splashed across beauty counters, print campaigns and social media outlets as spokesperson, while joining the likes of Joan Smalls, Carolyn Murphy, Hilary Rhoda and Fei Fei Sun.
The moment the news of Grace’s beauty contract surfaced, our forum members were quick to share their congratulations. “Ka-ching! And Grace launches her career to the next level,” applauded a thrilled happycanadian upon hearing the news.
“Ah, Grace! She is perfect for this. So happy for her!” wrote simon.
“That’s amazing! Happy for her. She looks stunning, as usual,” complemented forum member guimon, describing Grace’s announcement photo (above).
Members of our forums almost staged a protest for change over at Allure HQ last month and it appears our cries have been heard with the unveiling of the magazine’s latest: three terrific covers for June 2018 featuring Fei Fei Sun, Fernanda Ly and Soo Joo Park. Until now, only two Asian women had ever appeared on the cover of the hair issue for the beauty-focused publication (Lucy Liu and Olivia Munn), so this issue marks a big step forward for inclusion. Photographed by Solve Sundsbo, the women each deliver a unique portrait cover image for the occasion, leaving our forum members in awe.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF ALLURE
“Perfect! This is the kind of covers that people remember and that makes me want to buy magazines,” commented Lola701.
“Three stunning covers with three great models. Fei Fei seems like she’s looking through rain, Fernanda’s cover is hypnotic and Soo Joo looks like a saint,” Nymphaea voiced.
Ever since she first broke onto the scene, Grace Elizabeth has commanded covers of Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris and Vogue Russia, to name a select few throughout her impressive few years on our radar. Now, the current face of Chanel and Estée Lauder’s newest global spokesmodel takes to the cover of Vogue Korea for June 2018. The last time the Korean title took our fancy this much was back in March, where Kendall Jenner impressively managed to win over our forum members with two covers. This month, Grace was photographed by Hyea W. Kang on location in New York, on what appears to have been a blustery day down at the waterfront, looking utterly perfect for the beautiful and cinematic cover shot.
Our forum members couldn’t wait to show the cover some love. “I think I really like this. The image is very cinematic, I love the windswept hair, the color palette is beautiful and the text is quite clean and subtle,” admired dodencebt.
“This cover is absolutely gorgeous. Everything works: from the image to the color palette, to the text placement. Bravo!” Style Savvy applauded.
“Superb cover! Very classy, the styling is amazing, I love the face, the hair, the pose. It’s a great shot and the layout is good too, way to go Vogue Korea!” enthused Bertrando3.
Considering sister Gigi Hadid has just made her third appearance on the magazine last month, it’s hard to imagine that Bella Hadid has never fronted American Harper’s Bazaar. We guess it’s better late than never as the beauty graces the just-released double June/July 2018 edition. Photographed by Solve Sundsbo and styled by Anna Trevelyn, Bella sports a gold Christian Dior mask and channels her inner Jean Shrimpton for the newsstand cover shot (below), giving us flashbacks to the magazine’s iconic Richard Avedon cover from 1965. In stark contrast, Bella looks serene and melancholy in the black and white subscribers cover wearing head-to-toe Christian Dior (Bella is the face of Dior cosmetics).
IMAGE: COURTESY OF HARPER’S BAZAAR
Per usual, anything Hadid related generated mixed feedback amongst our forum members. “OK enough covers but sigh… overexposed, much?” asked kokobombon the second the covers came to light.
“DAMN Bella and Gigi will never leave! Gosh, these girls bring NOTHING to the industry. They don´t express anything with their eyes, they don´t know how to pose or walk the runway. They are just there and famous for nothing,” complained Bertrando3.
Last month, members of our forums called Vogue Germany’s Luna Bijl covers dull and basic. Thankfully, the magazine took this month’s cover shoot in an entirely different direction with a bold and colorful Miami beach shoot for June 2018 starring Othilia Simon, who continues to gain momentum in the industry. Photographed by Giampaolo Sgura and styled by Christiane Arp, the French beauty is all smiles wearing a Christian Dior sun visor in the vibrant cover image (below).
Despite the magazine’s best efforts, our forum members weren’t all too fond of the outcome. “This is creeping me out. Her neck seems to be higher than her head? How is this pose even possible? Was her neck twisted? It feels like her face was merely added,” pointed out MON at once.
Gazebo shared the same sentiments, saying, “I do get The Exorcist vibes, especially with the deranged smile.”
Our forum members have only JUST started to warm to Kendall Jenner as a model. She recently managed to win them over with the cover of Vogue Korea and a spectacular Missoni campaign for Spring 2018. Kendall continues to dominate the newsstands, scoring her third American Vogue cover back in April and now takes to the cover of ELLE for the very first time. Nina Garcia enlisted photographer Chris Colls to captured Kendall in the Californian Desert for the June 2018 issue, resulting in a stunning newsstand cover. Kendal gives us major flashbacks to the good old days of the magazine in the late 80s, wearing Givenchy (styled by Anna Trevelyan), a subtle makeup look and wind-swept hair.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF ELLE
Members of our forums gave their approval instantly. “Who made this miracle? Kendall, you go girl!” championed ivano.
“This is a beautiful cover. Gorgeous colors, and the perfect amount of text. Kendall is serving some serious melancholy but it works wonderfully. I’m very impressed with this cover and I might just pick it up. It will be the first time I purchased anything with Kendall on it by choice,” confessed GivenchyHomme.
“This reminds me of late 80s, early 90s Gilles Bensimon covers. Love it,” samoanceleb raved.