‘Women of the Year’ issues have become all the rage toward the end of 2017. First, Glamour produced its multi-cover edition and now British Harper’s Bazaar is following suit. For the December issue, Bazaar delivers three striking covers for us to deliberate over. Actresses Ruth Negga, Kate Winslet and Jodie Foster help the magazine close out 2017 on a high, while each competing for best cover on our forums.
“Wow, what a nice surprise! They’re not known to do multi-covers, and promote their ‘Women of the Year’ like this. Great move! I’ll be getting Ruth’s cover, but I must say the Jodie one looks rather special as well. Overall all three covers are splendid,” applauded tFS forum member Benn98 upon seeing the covers.
Over recent seasons, tFS forum members have complained that Miu Miu’s advertising campaigns aren’t what they used to be. Proof? Not even the likes of Naomie Harris and Kate Moss could save the Fall 2017 campaign. The brand’s offering for Cruise 2018 just dropped and, despite impressive casting that includes Elle Fanning, Anna Ewers, Doutzen Kroes, Joan Smalls, Kesewa Aboah, Lily Nova and Slick Woods, the images fall flat. Photographed by Alasdair McLellan with Katie Grand in charge of styling, the crew headed to a race track in Montlhéry, France to lens the series of vibrant images, which ultimately failed to win over our forum members.
“The theme doesn’t work, the photography doesn’t, neither does the terrible, terrible model casting. All on Katie Grand, I’m sure. The passé Doutzen, Anna, Joan, a new yet incredibly dull and lesser Aboah, rounded out by Slick Woods. Surprised not to see Kendall here. Perhaps Miuccia [Prada] won’t have her,” wrote a disapproving Benn98 upon checking out the campaign.
“Miu Miu, once my favorite brand, has become so irrelevant. Irrelevant models, irrelevant campaigns. Katie ruined everything. Fire her please,” pleased anlabe32. (more…)
The wait is over: Edward Enninful’s debut cover as editor-in-chief of British Vogue is here. Ever since Condé Nast announced his appointment back in April, our forums have been rife with speculation as to who might score the December cover — and we called it. Fronting the newly unveiled (and utterly divine) cover is model-of-the-moment Adwoa Aboah. In addition to the wonderful casting, the legendary Steven Meisel came on board to photograph the cover story with Enninful himself taking up the role as stylist. In the electrifying, vintage-inspired cover image, the current face of Marc Jacobs Beauty wears a look from Jacobs’ Spring 2018 collection.
Our forums erupted with excitement. “This is so beautiful. It looks like a vintage cover but there is something so fresh about it. Adwoa looks so glamorous! The colors, the lighting, the framing and the styling are all gorgeous; everything works perfectly together,” applauded LastNight.
Vogue Germany has been pretty solid throughout 2017, producing a series of strong covers featuring the likes of Saskia de Brauw, Christy Turlington and Vittoria Ceretti (we’re willing to overlook the Claudia Schiffer disaster in September). The magazine closes out the year on a high note, giving us exactly what we crave for a December cover: glamour, style and a touch of festivity. Diane Kruger makes a return to the title, three years after her last cover, and receives the full Luigi & Iango treatment. Serving extremely good face, the actress wears a glitzy feathered and embellished Alexander McQueen number.
The cover ultimately received mixed feedback from our forum members. “Easily her best cover, out of the four she has done for them. Stunning,” declared Miss Dalloway immediately after seeing the cover.
Ever since Nicolas Ghesquière took the reins at Louis Vuitton, our forums have been complaining about Alicia Vikander’s affiliation with the French fashion house. Given the number of times our members have been disappointed by her various advertising campaigns for the brand, it’s no surprise that the new ‘Spirit of Travel’ campaign featuring the Swedish actress has, once again, failed to enchant our forums. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Alicia takes us to the island of Ibiza, surrounded by water and sporting Vuitton’s Cruise 2018 collection. (Is it just us, or do these ads make you want to take a vacation — not rush down to the nearest Louis Vuitton store?)
Members of our forums were unimpressed. “They really could have stepped it up with the styling. The outfits chosen do absolutely nothing to enhance the bags which are actually quite awful. The Cruise 2018 collection was good, it’s not being shown to its full potential,” complained GivenchyHomme at once.
The themed issues continue over at Vogue Italia. For September, there was ‘The Italian Issue,’ last month gave us ‘The Timeless Issue’ with Lauren Hutton, and now the November 2017 issue is dedicated to personalities. Raquel Zimmermann is Emanuele Farenti’s cover girl of choice (fresh from the sophisticated cover of Vogue Spain), lending her top model status to the fold-out cover. Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Raquel rides the elevator in both the cover images and throughout the entire cover story. Styled by Alex White, the Brazilian bombshell dons head-to-toe Fendi in the cover (below).
Despite forum-favorite Raquel scoring the cover, our forum members felt underwhelmed. “Happy for Raquel, but the cover is such a letdown. Sorry a big NO,” said MDNA the second the cover came to light.
“Her face and hair are gorgeous but the rest is just so amateurish. Happy for Raquel, I’m not happy with the result,” echoed Nymphaea. (more…)