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Irina Shayk Goes Barefaced on Vogue Germany’s Crisp April Cover

We’re pretty used to seeing Irina Shayk sporting the bombshell look, whether she’s giving good face on Vogue Japan, vamping it up on Vogue Russia or doing what she does best as the face of Blumarine. The Russian beauty tries on a new look for Vogue Germany’s April 2018 edition, ditching the heavy makeup and big hair, allowing her natural beauty to shine through. Wearing a white Louis Vuitton blouse, the cover (photographed by Daniel Jackson) marks Irina’s third appearance on the German fashion bible.

Vogue Germany April 2018 : Irina Shayk by Daniel Jackson


Following a sleek and sophisticated Vogue Arabia cover appearance last month, the majority of our forum members were impressed. “Beautiful, she looks great both glammed up and barefaced. And especially – like an actual grown woman and not a teen. Lovely cover!” applauded russianelf.

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“I love it because I love her. I actually think she is very versatile and can pull off just about anything because she is extremely beautiful and looks fierce and effortless at once. She can do no wrong in my eyes,” voiced gazebo. (more…)

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Is V Magazine Trolling Us With This Mariah Carey Cover?

Leave it to a publication like V Magazine to make the one and only Mariah Carey its cover girl (twelve years after her last appearance). Mariah almost never graces the cover of our favorite fashion glossies, so you’d think our forum members would welcome a departure from the usual suspects at the newsstand. Unfortunately, our forum members are finding the choice of photographer to be in poor taste amid ongoing sexual misconduct allegations against Mario Testino (it’s notable that V failed to credit Testino on its website or social channels). For V‘s #112 Spring 2018 edition, the American songstress was photographed amongst the lavish surroundings of The Ritz hotel in Paris (because where else would Mariah spent the night?) and is all smiles in the cover image.

V Magazine #112 Spring 2018 : Mariah Carey by Mario Testino


Members of our forums were NOT a happy bunch. “Are they seriously doing this now? Hiring that creep, but not adding his name anywhere? I mean, wow. The fashion industry has always been a messed up place, but this is really something!! Shame on them!” scolded Miss Dalloway at once.

“Shame!!! Tacky forced crap, in the paper shredder with it,” slammed Nymphaea. (more…)

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Cindy Crawford Does High Glam on POP Magazine’s Spring 2018 Covers

POP magazine has been hitting the spot for us lately and the magazine’s latest offering is no exception. While Kaia Gerber continues to soar to new heights within the world of modeling, mom Cindy Crawford proves she’s still at the top of her game and scores the cover of the biannual fashion bible for Spring/Summer 2018. Regular POP contributor Charlotte Wales photographed the original supermodel and all-American beauty on location in Los Angeles, transporting us back to the 80s in the vintage-inspired shoot. Cindy serves major high glam in the first cover (below) and vamps it up driving a classic Lamborghini Countach on the second (after the jump).

POP #38 S/S 2018 : Cindy Crawford by Charlotte Wales


Every one of our forum members can’t wait to score a copy. “Such a fantastic cover, you don’t need much except that beautiful face! So excited to get this, it must look amazing in print!” raved Miss Dalloway.

“We can ALWAYS trust in POP,” said helmutnotdead on the magazine’s efforts this season. (more…)

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Alicia Vikander Fails to Impress as UK ELLE’s April Cover Girl

Back in September, British ELLE unveiled a bold new redesign and managed to continuously impress our forum members with both its covers and content — until recently. Last month, the publication opted for a Margot Robbie reprint and now the cover for April fails to hit the spot, too. Fresh from an over-Photoshopped American Vogue cover, Alicia Vikander was photographed by Norman Jean Roy for ELLE‘s latest, wearing Louis Vuitton (obvz) in the monochromatic and Western-inspired cover shot.

UK Elle April 2018 : Alicia Vikander by Norman Jean Roy


Since our forum members have never seen an Alicia Vikander cover they liked, it’s no surprise they aren’t feeling this one. “I give up! It’s pointless to hope for a remotely great shot of her on magazine covers. Even Norman Jean Roy of all people got it wrong. Yes, the styling is a bit much, but it’s her pose and expression which actually muck everything up here,” commented Benn98.

“Vikander has yet to find her angles. She’s worked with the best, I don’t get it,” said a dumbfounded zoom. (more…)

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Luna Bijl Stars in Tom Ford’s Sexy New Fragrance Campaign

After appearing on the covers of Vogue Paris, Vogue Russia and Vogue Netherlands and in the new Chanel campaign, Luna Bijl continues to soar to new heights in the modeling world. Proving every inch her worth, she now becomes the face and body of Tom Ford’s new Eau de Soleil Blanc fragrance. Photographed by Steven Klein, the beauty who hails from the Netherlands, sizzles in the high octane campaign image, posing in a silver swimsuit on a bed of black sand, joined by male model Salomon Diaz.

Our forum members loved the outcome of the campaign. “She is perfect for these sexy campaigns… the guy also looks hot for the little I can see. I’m definitely so happy for Luna. Very good campaign,” wrote apple.

“I’d normally hate these sort of shots, but I like the raw, greasy sexual energy paired with the athletic mood here. It’s just one fetishization from start to finish, yet it works!” approved Benn98. (more…)

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw Makes Her Debut as a British Vogue Cover Girl for April

One could argue that Edward Enninful hasn’t lived up to the hype as British Vogue‘s new editor-in-chief. After some questionable covers featuring Taylor Swift, Hollywood duo Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman and even the Steven Meisel-shot Gigi and Bella Hadid covers last month, our forums haven’t exactly given Enninful a standing ovation. For April 2018, the magazine finally embraces home-grown talent with Brit actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Photographed by Mikael Jansson and styled by Kate Phelan, Mbatha-Raw looks ravishing in red velvet Valentino.

UK Vogue April 2018 : Gugu Mbatha-Raw by Mikael Jansson


Nevertheless, the cover still managed to pull in mixed feedback on our forums. “Beautiful picture and wonderful cover choice! Only thing bothering me is the layout… and I hope we’ll see a cover without that gray background soon enough!” said GinAndTonic the moment the cover struck.

“Pretty, but nothing groundbreaking. I like the flower in her hair,” wrote Srdjan. (more…)

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