We’ve practically been counting down the days until that disastrous and overdone Claudia Schiffer cover of Vogue Germany disappears from newsstands and the German fashion bible finally comes to our aid with the newly released October 2017 issue featuring yet another supermodel from the 90s. Photographer Daniel Jackson lets Christy Turlington’s natural, effortless beauty shine through with a bold, yet minimalist cover image of the model wearing a cobalt blue Calvin Klein blazer.
Members of our forums were quick to discuss the cover. “Claudia last month, now Christy! They are on a roll!! The image is refreshing. Not much is going on. It’s a simple one, a much-needed cover nowadays. However, the layout is just tragic. The font is an eyesore,” pointed out MON the moment the cover struck.
“All this cover needed was Christy, stripped back and pristine. The art direction is headache-inducing,” agreed zoom. (more…)
Karl Lagerfeld usually gets his celebrity friends/muses to star in Chanel’s eyewear campaigns, with the likes of Cara Delevingne, Lottie Moss and Willow Smith starring in previous ads. However, for Fall 2017, the Kaiser throws us a complete curve ball by securing “real model” Luna Bijl as the face of Chanel’s new line of optical glasses and sunglasses. Complete with styling from former British Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers, Karl captured the Vogue Paris favorite in his signature black and white photography and the outcome is everything a fashion campaign should be.
Our forum members were in awe. “It’s been so long since we’ve seen a proper model for the eyewear campaign that I forgot how good it can look. Luna is perfection in each and every shot. And the clothes look stunning on her,” rejoiced Benn98.
“Stunning! Now if Karl can go back to real models for his mainline campaigns!!” exclaimed sixtdaily. (more…)
Laura Brown continues to make her mark on InStyle as the magazine becomes more compelling and readable with each issue. During her seven-month tenure, Brown has secured the likes of Karlie Kloss, Nicole Kidman, Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez, and now actress Julianne Moore covers the title’s beauty issue for October 2017. Photographed by Anthony Maule, the radiant redhead tries on a variety of different looks throughout the intriguing shoot — resulting in several different covers.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF INSTYLE
Our forums first took in the newsstand cover (above). “Wow! Allure looks lovely this month! Oh wait. You have a gorgeous woman for a cover and you decided to cover part of her face. Choices,” wrote MON immediately.
“Couldn’t even tell that it was her. Awful cover, way too cropped, nothing to like here. She’s certainly glowing but not in a good way,” Benn98 added. (more…)
So far, the October magazine covers are shaping up to be far better than the September issues, which received mostly yawns from our forum members. And for American ELLE, anything is better than the drab Alicia Vikander cover it served last month. This month, ELLE secured global phenomenon Rihanna to front all 46 worldwide editions of the magazine, showcasing her highly anticipated debut makeup range, Fenty Beauty. Photographed by Solve Sunbsbo, the Barbadian songstress delivers a total of three unique covers for the American newsstands.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF ELLE
Per usual, nothing goes unnoticed by our eagle-eyed forum members. “Seriously? This is literally the exact same image as Natalia [Vodianova] also by Solve for Numéro [back in 2002], pointed out beedonaldson the moment the cover (above) first came to light. (See the cover here.)
“At least he’s copying himself,” laughed kokobombon in response, also noticing the evident similarity. (more…)
It’s hard to believe Reese Witherspoon’s last notable magazine cover was back in January for ELLE‘s Women In TV issue. Eight months later, Reese reminds us she’s still out there doing her thing by gracing the cover of Glamour for October 2017. Following a disastrous Blake Lively cover, the all-American actress-turned-producer wears a combination of Miu Miu and Aritza in the cover image, styled by Jillian Davison and shot by Emma Summerton.
According to our forum members, Glamour desperately needs to ditch its current art direction. “Magazines adopt scrawls and doodles on their covers in order to seem modern and fresh – in a world where people don’t write by hand anymore, not in comparison to how things used to be. I wish publications would give it up, or at least make it worth looking at,” tigerrouge complained.
“Well, at least it looks faintly better than Kerry [Washington]‘s and Priyanka [Chopra]‘s covers, but wow, what’s with these doodles?? Like the color scheme, not sold on anything else. Least of all reading more on Reese Witherspoon when there are others who’d have something more interesting to say,” Benn98 chimed in. (more…)
Grace Elizabeth is having her moment in the spotlight. Back in July, she received a standing ovation from our forum members for her flawless cover of Vogue Italia, was declared the ‘new supermodel’ to watch by V Magazine and now scores the Fall 2017 ad campaign for Max Mara. Replacing fellow model Faretta, Grace once again captivates in the simple, effortless and understated campaign. Photographer Steven Meisel is clearly a fan of the American beauty, having also photographed Grace for Zara’s latest campaign.
Needless to say, Max Mara’s new campaign was an instant hit on our forums. “She looks different from her Vogue Italia cover. Everyone photographs well with Meisel though. I am super biased,” stated forum member Scotty upon checking out the campaign.
“She is the perfect example of what is the difference between Meisel and other photographers,” echoed dcmaike, showing Meisel some love. (more…)