Our forums have made no attempt to hide the fact that Marie Claire has become very hit and miss of late, after failing to deliver the goods with three different covers last month. Now with the unveiling of its February 2016 offering, the title unfortunately continues its descent into mediocrity. Chloë Grace Moretz stars on the cover shot by Tesh, striking an unflattering pose while wearing a rather unforgiving and hideous Gucci outfit.
The cover did not go unnoticed by our feisty forum members. “The styling just overwhelms the whole cover IMO,” complained kokobombon within seconds of the cover coming to light.
“Everything looks wrong. I can’t,” added MON in a state of shock. (more…)
Lara Stone and Kate Moss joined forces in Balenciaga‘s campaign last season and now another duo comes together in the French fashion house’s new Spring 2016 campaign. Alexander Wang favorite Anna Ewers is welcomed back as the face of the collection and joined by Zoe Kravitz , making for an interesting and stimulating collaboration. Photographed by Steven Klein (everyone’s favorite photographer this season), the campaign leaves our forums with mixed views.
“I hope Klein will finally drop his signature filter in his editorial work. His campaigns for both Versace and Balenciaga this season are on fire!” complimented russianelf.
Also full of praise was Lola701: “This is good! It actually reminds me of the Diana Dondoe campaign for Balenciaga back in Spring 2004. It has the same airy feel. I love it!” (more…)
Controversy seems to follow the Kardashian-Jenner clan and the latest sister to find herself embroiled in scandal is none other than Kendall Jenner. Mango tapped the model to front its latest collection and the line is rightfully getting panned by critics for its offensive tribal theme.
The premise for the ‘Tribal Spirit’ collection is problematic in and of itself. It’s reportedly inspired by the African savanna but from what we’ve seen so far, it just features leather fringe and rope belts. The fashion interpretation of tribal is often reductive, portraying Africans as primitive and uncivilized with no intelligence or sophistication. Valentino just came under fire for its wildly offensive tribal-inspired Spring 2016 show that went so far as to send mostly white models down the runway in cornrows. It’s time the industry abandons the tribal motif altogether. (more…)
Leave it to Terry Richardson to turn an innocuous tradition into a raunchy affair. The famed photographer and girlfriend Alexandra Bolotow threw a baby shower for their twins unlike any other. While some parents choose Minnie Mouse or Breakfast at Tiffany’s as baby shower themes, Terry and Alexandra chose penises.
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The party decor included an oversize penis balloon, penis tablecloths and penis lollipops. And just so Alexandra’s genitals wouldn’t feel left out, there was a cake that featured her naked body giving birth to two Terry Richardson heads — on a plaid bedspread no less. Imagine how awkward it must’ve been just to cut the cake. (more…)
We’re forever calling out magazines for their disastrous attempts at using Photoshop to enhance fashion photography, but Vogue China amazed the heck out of us this month. The magazine produced a warm, breezy and refreshing cover for February 2016, enlisting beauties Sasha Pivovarova and Anja Rubik to cover the issue, which was lensed by Chen Man. The girls each wear an ethereal creation by Etro while standing before the dramatic landscape of Shanghai. Or did they?
Our forum members were left positively startled. “Stunning cover! Sasha and Anja both look so gorgeous!” Nepenthes praised straight away.
“What a gorgeous cover, the light is just perfection, they look angelic. Chen Man is always a great welcome for them, her covers are great!” approved Miss Dalloway.
Also showing great enthusiasm toward the cover was JennaaMonroe: “Literally the casting is spot on! This cover is so refreshing, Sasha and Anja always remind me of when I first started reading Vogue avidly. I’m really excited to see them together on a cover.” (more…)