More often than not, you’ll find us complaining about multiple covers for the same issue, but when a magazine gets it this right, we don’t mind in the slightest. 10 Magazine‘s Spring/Summer 2015 team went all-out to impress with this latest installment, tapping Nick Knight to photograph 12 covers that feature some of modeling’s finest faces. Barbara Fialho, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Cindy Bruna, Devon Windsor, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Lais Ribeiro, Lily Aldridge, Lily Donaldson, Ming Xi and Sui He are each handed solo covers with outstanding results. Models? Check. Diversity? Check. Creativity? Check.
Forum members raced to the thread to voice their opinions. “This is soo good! I love every single cover, but the ones that stand out are Joan, Devon, Lily D, and Ming’s. Nick Knight is such a talented photographer, U.K. Vogue is at loss not using him anymore. A big one!” Miss Dalloway raved.
“I agree U.K. Vogue definitely needs to use Nick Knight more, he’s so fantastic! Jourdan looks amazing, I think her cover is my favorite. I also love Joan, Lais and Lily D – really striking covers!” replied LastNight in agreement.
Sharing the same sentiments was KateTheGreatest: “I love it, all the models look so good and Nick Knight is amazing.”
“This is great. Looking forward to the contents, might be the first issue of 10 I buy in years,” shared an excited mistress_f.
“Joan kills it. This is such a good idea,” gossiping proclaimed.
“Joan’s is the best, by far. It’s classic. That body is out of this world. I love the black & white. I adore the scale of her in the space with that flowy material. Really breathtaking image,” added happycanadian.
Check out all the covers for the issue inside the thread and tell us which one you’ll be purchasing here.
Before we even start, let’s make one thing clear: We love us some Britney here at tFS. Love her! The girl is the undisputed denim queen of the 1990s and we adore her grown-up sleek new bob. But new campaign images from her lingerie line have surfaced and there are a few things we need to discuss.
Photo: Intimate Britney Spears
First, while Brit-Brit’s poreless skin is still firmly in uncanny valley range, girl looks damn good, and it’s way less terrifying than the Photoshop nightmare of the first campaign. The second (and more important) thing struck us as we gazed upon her impeccable abdomen: what is up with that belly button ring?
Now, we know this isn’t Brit’s first rodeo when it comes to navel rings. The piercing made its music video debut in 2000’s Lucky, which also means it was a twenty-first-century decision. Still, that’s fifteen years ago! We’re all for a good throwback, but belly rings were among the few trends we hoped would remain in the 90s and early aughts — our own navel and eyebrow piercings are thankfully long gone. (We admit it, Mom: you were right about those.)
Which brings us to our next point: navel rings reject very easily and are among the more difficult piercings to care for. How has Britney’s not closed up? Did she take it out during pregnancy? Was it airbrushed out of the first campaign, or is it a recent acquisition? How many times has she had it re-pierced? By whom and when? Did it get caught on any lingerie lace during the shoot? Does Britney have a little box somewhere full of belly rings with different charms on them? And most importantly, where can we learn that level of incredible commitment? We can hardly remain loyal to one brand of toothpaste for a month, let alone fifteen years of an oft-criticized piercing. That kind of consistency is downright admirable.
We accept that some things are just not meant to be understood by mere mortals like ourselves, but we’re begging you, Britney. Teach us. We want to learn.
We have absolutely zero complaints that Jamie Dornan is playing Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie. And why would we? We will literally accept any excuse to watch that man do anything – even read a Sears catalog. But it turns out that there was another hottie up for the role, a hottie who also happens to be our ultimate man crush. People, imagine David Gandy as Christian Grey, because according to the model, it could have totally happened since he was offered that role…amongst others.
“I was offered Fifty Shades of Grey, 300 2, Hercules, which a lot of people probably would have taken as actors,” he told Square Mile, “but I’m in the fortunate position where I like what I’m doing. I don’t feel the need to act.” Though the movie’s been generating a lot of hype, Gandy doesn’t regret turning down the role. “Critics and literary experts aren’t fans but I respect it for what it is. But was it right for me? No. It just didn’t feel right, in any way. And in my gut, it felt right to say no. Sometimes it’s about what you say no to, as opposed to what you say yes to that can lead to success.”
Will we forgive David Gandy for depriving us of 20 minutes of him acting in sex scenes? Only barely. But we think more than a few people would agree he would have made for another extremely handsome Christian Grey.
We’ve seen just about all of the Spring 2015 advertising campaigns, but a few continue to trickle out. Joan Smalls returns as the face of Prabal Gurung, having previously fronted the designer’s namesake brand back in Spring 2013. Once again lensed by Daniel Jackson, who’s best known for his minimalistic, natural and flattering photographic style, Joan poses in a dark studio atmosphere sporting Gurung’s latest collection, consisting of tailored jackets and floor-sweeping dresses.
It was only natural for our forum members to share their views with us. “Very interesting concept, Joan is gorgeous. I really like the first picture,” admired elle_gb.
“I really like this. Nice to see Joan not blasted with Photoshop as well, she doesn’t need it,” iclawhands appreciated.
Nepenthes had a positive attitude toward the campaign, too: “Absolutely stunning! There is nothing about this that I don’t love!”
Also sharing the same sentiments about the post-production was GivenchyHomme, who credited, “It’s nice to see her looking more natural here as opposed to her usual Photoshopped self.”
But not everyone was feeling the campaign. “I hate how the light hits her face. She already has a rough face and the light just highlights it,” slammed anlabe32.
Benn98 appeared to agree. “I also think her face looks quite rough in the blurry shots. The b&w ones are OK, but nothing special. They didn’t even bother with her hair.”
“10 seasons of you hating <<< 10 seasons of Joan WINNING,” fired back valliaddict.
Does Prabal Gurung’s spring campaign deserve a round of applause or a thumbs down? Let us know here.
It’s a cold, dreary Wednesday here in New York, but Channing Tatum is here to heat things up. The Magic Mike XXL trailer hit the ‘net this morning and it’s everything we dreamed of and more. By which we mean it tells us absolutely nothing about the plot of the movie, but let’s be real — we all know exactly what we’re here for.
Spoiler alert: there is dancing, more dancing and oiled up six-packs aplenty. What few shirts appear are rapidly torn off. So why are you still listening to us talk about it? Go ahead and watch the glorious ninety seconds of man-meat above. As the trailer itself says, you’re welcome.
After a spectacular Super Bowl performance, ELLE‘s cover star couldn’t be more timely. Katy Perry, who released the image via her Instagram page, gives us some major side-eye on the cover of the March issue. Photographed by Michael Thompson (a refreshing choice for ELLE), the “Teenage Dream” songstress wears Giambattista Valli paired with Chanel earrings, styled by Lori Goldstein. The sophisticated look is a new approach for the 30-year-old American raven-haired beauty, who usually opts for more cheeky and colorful outfits. We like!
But do our forum members agree? “This angle for her face is not the best one in my opinion, but she looks good. Nice styling too,” posted Emmanuelle, getting us off to a mixed start.
“I like the styling but the pose looks too stiff and forced and yes, the angle. The layout seems off even though change is good. Looks very subscribers. Light pink on a gray background?” MON questioned.
“Really bad angle and that awful gray background!” discredited GlamorousBoy.
Tinsley V soon changed the mood. “I really like this! Love the colors, the styling … looks really fresh and pretty for spring,” she complimented.
Also feeling the same way was Benn98: “A new dawn!! So glad to see Michael Thompson paired with the redesign for ELLE. He’ll hopefully shake things up a bit. You can see a world of difference between this and Paola Kudacki’s usual grey drab. I’m not really interested in what Katy has to say, but I’ll still get this.”
“It does look a bit amateur but I like it a lot – it’s clean and unobtrusive, also feminine and very spring. It’s a hip and modern layout without using hashtags and that stuff,” noted t-rex.
What do you rate ELLE‘s March cover? Share your opinion here.