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Is This the Best Town & Country Could Do With Cindy Crawford?

Town & Country doesn’t usually receive all that much buzz on our forums but with a cover subject like Cindy Crawford, the publication has our undivided attention this month. The original supermodel shows the industry and her model daughter Kaia Gerber that she’s still got it at 52 on T&C’s latest. Gone is the glitz, glamour and high-octane references to the 80s from Cindy’s recent covers of POP in favor of a more casual and laid-back look with Cindy effortless working the lens of photographer Victor Demarchelier on location along the sandy beaches of Malibu.

Town & Country May 2018 : Cindy Crawford by Victor Demarchelier


Unlike the covers of POP, our forum members weren’t all too impressed. “I don’t think the first cover (above) does her any justice, probably due to the styling which looks very cheap to me. The second shot (below) is definitely more of my taste,” voiced apple the second the covers came to light.

“On the second cover she looks like Caitlyn Jenner. I love the first one,” said matheus_s. (more…)

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Zoe Kravitz Is All Smiles on InStyle’s Beautiful and Vibrant May Cover

You’re no doubt used to seeing Zoe Kravitz in a certain way on the covers of mainstream fashion glossies. ELLE went minimal with the American actress in January and British Vogue favored the grunge look last October. This month, InStyle decided to take the glamorous route for its May 2018 cover shoot, dressing the Saint Laurent brand ambassador in a show-stopping fuchsia Valentino Haute Couture creation in the newsstand cover (below), photographed by Anthony Maule.

US InStyle May 2018 : Zoe Kravitz by Anthony Maule


Members of our forums were pleasantly surprised by InSyle this month. “I love this! She’s stunning and the styling is perfect,” raved gunsnroses.

“What a beautiful photoshoot! She’s glowing, that contagious smile on the main cover is certainly appealing,” added apple. (more…)

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Karl Lagerfeld Photographs Luna Bijl for Two Covers of Vogue Germany May 2018

Taking advantage of Chanel’s Métiers d’Art collection shown in Hamburg back in December, Vogue Germany asked Karl Lagerfeld to photograph the collection for the May 2018 issue. The magazine (understandably) jumps on the Luna Bijl bandwagon this month and the Dutch beauty and firm favorite of Lagerfeld delivers once again. In the first cover, Luna wears a tux, sailor cap and holds a smoking pipe (below) and in the second, she becomes a fashionable fisherman in an oversized thick cable knit sweater, a string of pearls and a bold red lip (after the jump).

Vogue Germany May 2018 : Luna Bijl by Karl Lagerfeld


The two covers generated a mixture of feedback on our forums. “The fonts in the first cover are horrible but kind of work in the second cover. The first one should have been more classy like the pic, but ditch the pipe please. The model could have been anybody. If I have to choose it would be the second cover for sure,” noted Nymphaea.

“Overall I like the second cover more, but her face in the first cover looks better. I’m so happy that Luna is a bonafide Karl favorite,” mikel chimed in. (more…)

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Not Even Karlie Kloss Can Save the Summer 2018 Cover of Porter

Once a firm forum favorite, Porter magazine seems to have lost some of its shine. Last month’s attempt at giving Natalie Portman a new look was declared a flop and it looks like the new cover for Summer 2018 may be headed for the same fate. Karlie Kloss returns to the front cover exactly three years after her last appearance. Photographed by Camilla Akrans and styled by Cathy Kasterine, the American model turned entrepreneur stars in the super closeup cover image while effortlessly pulling off a minimal makeup look.

Porter #26 Summer 2018 : Karlie Kloss by Camilla Akrans


Don’t count on our forum members rushing down to the newsstand. “Any recent covers of The Edit would make a more exciting cover than this. Karlie looks good but I feel like she can do better,” voiced TaylorBinque.

“I always enjoy Karlie in print but I can’t help but feel the shot is just too closeup?” pointed out honeycombchild. (more…)

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Adwoa Aboah and Sara Sampaio Join Cate Blanchett as the Faces of Giorgio Armani’s New Fragrance

Ever since the 2013 debut of Giorgio Armani’s signature Sì fragrance, Cate Blanchett has been the face and embodiment of the scent. As Armani unveils the new Si Passione iteration of the fragrance franchise, models Adwoa Aboah and Sara Sampaio join Cate in the newly unveiled campaign (and practically steal Cate’s thunder). The three women were each photographed by Tom Munro against a vivid red studio backdrop, which complements the updated red-infused bottle for 2018.

Giorgio Armani 'Si' Fragrance 2018 : Cate Blanchett, Adwoa Aboah & Sara Sampaio


Our forum members couldn’t wait to sound off on Armani’s latest signings. “I had to stare at Adwoa’s picture for 10 minutes trying to understand why they would use this as an ad for their product. It would never make me want to buy this perfume, in fact it would have the exact opposite effect,” said June immediately.

“Abwoa is a joke. Her photo looks like a meme,” added Nocturnal. (more…)

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Edward Enninful Features Nine Diverse Cover Girls on UK Vogue’s May Issue

Edward Enninful continues to champion diversity at UK Vogue. His debut issue in December featured cover girl Adwoa Abaoh and last month’s cover featured actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw. His latest effort for the May 2018 issue features nine trailblazing cover girls: Vittoria Ceretti, Halima Aden, Adut Akech, Faretta, Paloma Elsesser, Radhika Nair, Yoon Young Bae, Fran Summers and Selena Forrest, photographed by Craig McDean.

UK Vogue May 2018 : The New Frontiers by Craig McDean


Our forum members were quick to weigh in with their opinions. “This diversity thing feel so forced. I don’t why they feel the need to please everyone at one time. This trend of putting your token girls all in the cover, all at one time is desperate,” pointed out Lola701.

“I feel the foldout was totally unnecessary here. Other than that, this looks very political, like Time magazine. Why so serious?” quizzed Royal-Galliano. (more…)

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