We’ve always been huge advocates for magazines championing fresh new talent and nothing thrills us more than seeing someone new and different on the cover of Vogue (as opposed to the usual actresses the publication favors). To our delight, Daisy Ridley makes her Vogue debut as November 2017’s cover girl. Shot by Mario Testino and with styling from Tonne Goodman, the British actress gives us chills as she stares down the camera in a bold Saint Laurent dress.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF VOGUE
Ultimately, Daisy’s cover left our forums divided. “Stunning! She never worked in print to me before, but this is really well done. And wow at it being Testino to bring out the best in her,” wrote Miss Dalloway upon checking out the cover.
“The force is strong with this one! She never looked better. I love the styling, even the greasy hair works here IMO,” kokobombon added. (more…)
If you haven’t heard already, Harper’s Bazaar has been celebrating its 150th anniversary ever since the Lady Gaga cover back in December 2016. The newly unveiled November 2017 issue marks the most monumental of the festivities and who better than Angelina Jolie to grace the cover? After an eight-year hiatus from Bazaar’s front cover, the actress and humanitarian takes us to Namibia, Africa for the cover shoot. Alexi Lubormirski captured Angelina in the middle of the desert where she works a floor-length Ralph Lauren dress as a trio of cheetahs circulates the set.
Per usual, our forum members weren’t afraid to share their opinions. “Easily, one of the best celeb covers they have done in Glenda [Bailey]’s time! Nice to see they stepped it up for the Anniversary issue. Who knew we would ever see a Harper’s Bazaar cover with a full-length shot!” applauded Miss Dalloway.
“Glenda has pulled it off with this one — tasteful yet striking, referential but instantly iconic,” magsaddict admired. (more…)
Fashion glossies are finally giving women over 50 some attention at the newsstands. Allure gave up its September cover to 72-year-old Helen Mirren, Vogue Italia dedicates its October offering to mature women (starring a 73-year-old Lauren Hutton) and US ELLE just tapped 92-year-old Cicely Tyson to star on one of the annual ‘Women In Hollywood‘ covers for November 2017. Jennifer Lawrence, Margot Robbie, Jessica Chastain, Tessa Thompson, Laura Dern, Riley Keough and Kathleen Kennedy also join in the festivities, each going solo on their respective covers, photographed by ELLE regular Terry Tsiolis.
Prior to Cicely’s cover reveal, our forum members weren’t here for ELLE’s latest. “How many ‘Women in Hollywood, TV or Music’ issues do they have per year? It feels like every other month a themed issue comes out and these are just meh,” said an underwhelmed kokobombon.
“Same background, different women. How original. That layout is tragic,” slated MON. (more…)
Serious question: who doesn’t love seeing Margot Robbie on magazine covers? Rarely does the actress ever disappoint, having photographed beautifully for the likes of Vogue, Vanity Fair and Marie Claire. Margot currently appears on W Magazine‘s November 2017 issue, captured by Craig McDean and styled by Melanie Ward. The Aussie beauty oozes effortless charm throughout W‘s entire cover story, shot in the back of a vintage car and wearing a brown suede Calvin Klein shirt in the gorgeous cover image.
Most of our forum members approved of the cover. “Oh wow, this actually looks promising! Love the change. Their studio covers got a bit stale and stifled. I’m keen to see more and perhaps even get this issue (haven’t bought W in ages),” voiced Benn98.
Up until recently, our forums have been pretty supportive of Laura Brown’s tenure at InStyle. However, members have been calling out the blatant airbrushing on the past few covers. Selena Gomez didn’t exactly look like herself on September’s issue and you could barely tell Julianne Moore was the cover star last month. Now, you have to squint to see a hint of Chrissy Teigen on the publication’s November 2017 cover. Photographed by Carter Smith, Chrissy is all smiles in the bright, summery cover (FYI InStyle, it’s fall now) while leaving the majority of our forum members scratching their heads.
“OK, so… this is awkward. The amount of Photoshop in that cover is downright atrocious. They’ve airbrushed Chrissy’s face into oblivion, to the point where she is unrecognizable. Am I the only one who’s sat here shocked? Yikes!” voiced vogue28 the moment the cover dropped.
“Who is this woman?! She certainly doesn’t look like Chrissy! Talk about whitewashing,” accused kokobombon. (more…)
While we’re waiting in suspense for Edward Enninful‘s first issue of British Vogue to drop next month, the magazine continues to power through with the newly unveiled November 2017 cover featuring Claire Foy. Our forum members knew just what to expect from Claire’s debut Vogue appearance, having taken an exclusive first look at two prospective cover options back in August. The magazine ultimately went with the full-body shot of Claire, making a bold departure from its usual covers, with the star of The Crown wearing a blush pink Christian Siriano gown, shot by Craig McDean and styled by Kate Phelan.
The cover didn’t go down too well on our forums. “I like the cover and the color scheme and at least it’s notably glamorous. Something which Alexandra [Shulman] rarely bothered with. But they couldn’t get a shot where she’s making direct eye contact? Surely McDean must’ve had a variation of this shot,” quipped Benn98.