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Valentina Sampaio Is Vogue Paris’ First Transgender Cover Girl

Our forums are huge advocates of diversity in the industry, so it comes as no surprise that we are all thrilled to see a transgender model on the cover of a major international fashion magazine. Valentina Sampaio makes history by becoming the first-ever transgender woman to grace the cover of Vogue, posing on the March 2017 issue of Vogue Paris. Emmanuelle Alt selected photographic duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott to capture the Brazilian beauty who wears Saint Laurent and looks every inch the supermodel in the electrifying cover image.

Vogue Paris March 2017 : Valentina Sampaio by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

IMAGE: VOGUE.FR

Members of our forums couldn’t believe their eyes. “Well, well, well!! Who knew Alt had it in her, the casting is truly shocking (in a good way). This is tremendous for Valentina,” congratulated a pleasantly surprised Benn98.

“Whoa, this is so fantastic! What a beautiful cover, dramatic with a ton of glamour, and I am so happy for her! She looks amazing,” wrote an elated Miss Dalloway. (more…)

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Taylor Hill Gives Us Major Eyebrow Envy on POP Magazine’s 80s-Inspired Cover

POP Magazine is back on our radar after a delightful set of covers featuring Kaia Gerber last season. Now, with the unveiling of the Spring/Summer 2017 edition, our forum members are just as thrilled with the latest cover. Sticking with photographer Charlotte Wales, POP tapped current  Michael Kors favorite Taylor Hill, who gives us major 1980s vibes wearing Céline in the retro-inspired shot.

Pop #36 S/S 2017 : Taylor Hill by Charlotte Wales

IMAGE: MODELS.COM

Members of our forum loved it. “Oh, wow. There’s a vintage feel to it and Taylor looks like a high fashion model for once,” dodencebt congratulated upon seeing the cover.

“This is a really good cover, beautiful!” raved Miss Dalloway. (more…)

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Natalia Vodianova Doesn’t Look Very Happy to Be on Porter’s Spring 2017 Cover

Our forums have been big supporters of Porter since the beginning, rooting for the magazine and its ability to deliver terrific covers and content with each issue. Yet lately, the magazine has let standards slip, publishing a series of underwhelming covers. Now, exactly two years after her last appearance, Natalia Vodianova makes a return to the cover for Porter‘s Spring 2017 edition. Shot by Cass Bird, the Russian supermodel looks glum in the dark and moody image, which our forum members picked up on immediately.

Porter #19 Spring 2017 : Natalia Vodianova by Cass Bird

IMAGE: DESIGNSCENE.NET

Forum members simply weren’t feeling it. “Hate the styling with the corset and I can’t help but feel it’s a rather somber image for spring. For me, Porter hasn’t been smashing it out of the park with their covers quite like they used to lately. This is a little flat and sad for me,” said honeycombchild straight away.

“Another letdown cover from Porter, what is going on there!!” exclaimed an underwhelmed MissDalloway. (more…)

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Solange Bundles Up in an Oversized Red Coat for ELLE’s March Cover

We are so here for Solange Knowles getting the recognition she deserves on the fashion magazine cover circuit lately. She currently has our forums captivated on the powerful and arresting cover of Interview‘s February issue and now, American ELLE takes a stab at profiling Solange for March 2017. Following in her sister’s footsteps, the singer/songwriter takes part in a fashion-forward cover shoot with photographer Terry Tsiolis, working an oversized red Norma Kamali coat in the newsstand cover image (below).

US Elle March 2017 : Solange Knowles by Terry Tsiolis

IMAGE: ELLE.COM

“What is with the heavy wintry styling, is this cover for Australia? Solange is essentially very fashion-forward so the styling is not too out-there, but she doesn’t pull this look off. It’s too overwhelming! Plus, her hair looks awful,” pointed out a disapproving Benn98 the moment the cover surfaced. “I seem to recall an African ELLE cover she did a while back (must’ve been South Africa) – yellow, bright, full of prints. That looked good, and season appropriate,” he went on to state.

“Tragic! Where are her boxing gloves?” asked MDNA, also quick to discredit the styling. (more…)

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Allison Williams Goes Platinum on Allure’s Washed Out March Cover

Going blonde must be in for March. Rihanna just went blonde for Harper’s Bazaar and now Girls actress Allison Williams tries on platinum hair for her Allure cover shoot. According to our forums, the beauty bible has been treading on thin ice the past few months with a series of disappointing covers, and it seems there’s a new one to add to the list. Allison was willing to sacrifice her gorgeous brunette locks for the magazine’s March 2017 cover — but the outcome was hardly worth the effort. Captured by Jason Kibbler, at least Allison gives good face in the portrait image.

Allure March 2017 : Allison Williams by Jason Kibbler

IMAGE: THEFASHIONISTASTORIES.COM

Safe to say our forum members definitely won’t be hurrying to the newsstand. “Saw this on Michelle Lee’s Instagram earlier and couldn’t believe it. Looks more like an art piece than it does a photograph. What a horrible cover image. Yuk!” vogue28 exclaimed.

“Is this a photograph or a drawing?” asked a dumbfounded serendipity8777. “It has to be a drawing!” replied a horrified YourMonster. (more…)

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Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Ashley Graham and Others Celebrate Diversity on the March Cover of Vogue

Models on the cover of Vogue? No, you’re not dreaming. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Beyoncé were the names tossed around our Cover Rumor Thread in anticipation of Vogue‘s upcoming March edition, but we’re gifted a bevy of today’s hottest models instead. Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboah and Vittoria Ceretti appear on Vogue‘s diverse cover celebrating the many faces of beauty. Dutch photographic duo Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin are finally given their debut American Vogue cover — after decades of working for the magazine without a single cover to their name.

Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboah and Vittoria Ceretti , Vogue March 2017 cover

Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboah and Vittoria Ceretti; Image: Inez and Vinoodh, courtesy of Vogue

It didn’t take long for our forum members to generate discussion. “YESSS! Models!! What great casting!” miguelalmeida enthused.

“OMG! I’ve died and gone to heaven. Finally, a US Vogue to be really excited about. I’m especially happy for Imaan. So glad she’s not on the foldout this time,” added an equally impressed mikel. (more…)

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