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Gigi Hadid Lands Her Fifth Major Campaign for Spring 2017 (and Our Forums Hate It)

Last year’s International Model of the Year, Gigi Hadid, is well on her way toward owning 2017 as well. She already has spring campaigns for Moschino, Stuart Weitzman, Fendi and Max Mara under her belt, and now adds DSquared2 to the list. Photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Gigi poses solo for the Spring 2017 campaign, complete with OTT styling and soaking wet hair.

Unfortunately, our forums are calling it Gigi’s worst campaign of the season. “Well, that got disappointing fast. Plus, it kinda looks like a cheap Prada with that look, the hair and styling,” stated Scotty straight away, setting the tone for commentary to follow.

“More often than not, I’m the first to come to Gigi Hadid’s defense when everyone’s full of criticism but that shot isn’t exactly Gigi’s most finest. I hate it when Mert & Marcus go all artsy on us – this cut and paste job here is a total eyesore,” vogue28 disapproved. (more…)

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Madonna Serves Old Hollywood Glamour for Harper’s Bazaar February

Last month, Harper’s Bazaar‘s kicked off its 150th anniversary year with Lady Gaga, and now another iconic pop star is following in her footsteps. Bazaar welcomes back Madonna for February 2017 with a flawless close-up image, photographed by Luigi and Iango. Serving us Old Hollywood glamour, Madonna’s cover story includes a series of gorgeous black and white images reminiscent of vintage movie stars.

The majority of our forum members were pleasantly surprised with the outcome. “Wow, I’m floored! It actually looks like one of her old images, but they’ve gone WAY overboard with the retouching to the point of rendering her unrecognizable (probably on her insistence?). That said, I like the first shot [below] which looks more like an editorial start. So refreshing to see her in a romantic dress and jewels,” acknowledged Benn98.

“Gorgeous! Makes me think of a vintage movie star,” admired Platinum Blonde. (more…)

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Silly Styling (Courtesy of Carine Roitfeld) Ruins Arizona Muse’s Spring Chanel Ads

Arizona Muse was destined to star in Chanel’s Spring 2017 advertising campaign after having opened the show during Paris Fashion Week. Thankfully, there are no signs of collage, cut and paste, or bold Photoshop madness like last season’s mess, though that doesn’t guarantee a step up for the new campaign. Karl Lagerfeld captured Arizona against a plain studio backdrop, allowing Carine Roitfeld’s loud styling do all the talking — maybe a little too much talking.

Chanel S/S 2017 : Arizona Muse by Karl Lagerfeld

IMAGE: FACEBOOK.COM/CHANEL

Our forum members were quick to ignite debate. “Not surprised by how much I don’t like this but I can’t get over the hairstyle with those wanna-be Bantu knots. They should know better – missed opportunities all around,” fumed an underwhelmed miyakestan420.

“I love Arizona but this concept is wrong for her. It’s an awful campaign, entirely Karl’s fault. He doesn’t know what he’s doing,” raged anlabe32. (more…)

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Irina Shayk Really Didn’t Need This Much Photoshop on Vogue Brazil’s January Covers

Is Irina Shayk set to become 2017’s most in-demand model? It sure is starting to look that way, as she’s already the face of the Alberta Ferretti and Givenchy Spring 2017 campaigns and continues to be embraced by the rest of the fashion industry. Vogue Brazil kickstarts the new year with two new covers featuring the Russian bombshell for January, photographed by Giampaolo Sgura. However, there is a clear favorite when viewing both covers side by side.

Vogue Brazil January 2017 : Irina Shayk by Giampaolo Sgura

IMAGE: VOGUE.GLOBO.COM

Members of our forums weren’t afraid to tell it like it is. “I love the second cover (above). I think that the first one (below) would have been lovely if her expression and styling were better,” pointed out kokobombon upon seeing both covers.

Sensation felt the same way: “The second cover is much better than the first.” (more…)

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Claire Danes Looks Effortlessly Gorgeous on Two February Covers of UK Harper’s Bazaar

Just like the American edition, British Harper’s Bazaar is celebrating its 150th anniversary — and the February cover gets the party going. Staying true to its penchant for celebrity covers, Homeland actress Claire Danes makes a return to UK Bazaar and delights with an icy, effortless and gorgeous duo of covers for both newsstand readers (below) and subscribers, photographed by Alexi Lubomirski.

UK Harper's Bazaar February 2017 : Claire Danes by Alexi Lubomirski

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.CO.UK

Members of our forums liked what they saw. “I had a feeling she would land a cover sometime soon since Homeland is premiering soon. Glad to see her!” welcomed TheoG. “In regards to the covers, she looks rather effortless, relaxed and natural. Just not fond of the styling.”

“How gorgeous! It doesn’t look try-hard or too forced. Danes can be great in print, and can’t wait for the new season!” Miss Dalloway shared. (more…)

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Kendall Jenner, Amber Valletta, Joan Smalls and Others Get Tattooed for V Magazine’s Spring Preview Issue

Since the Hadid sisters are currently doing their thing, BFF Kendall Jenner reminds us that she’s still one of the industry’s hottest models by posing on the cover of V Magazine‘s #105 Spring Preview edition. Joining the likes of Amber Valletta, Carolyn Murphy, Lara Stone, Joan Smalls and Ellen Rosa, the current face of La Perla shows off her hot bod while getting some unique temporary tattoos applied by renowned artist Jenai Chin. In the other Mario Testino-lensed cover shots, Joan shows off some intricate back art, Lara wears a heart on her chest, Amber sports an edgy neck tattoo, Carolyn opts for inner thigh ink and Ellen a cleavage rose.

V Magazine #105 : Kendall, Carolyn, Lara, Amber, Joan & Ellen by Mario Testino

IMAGE: COURTESY OF V MAGAZINE

The covers sure got the attention of our forum members. “Just by the thread title, I knew that Amber and Carolyn’s covers were the best. The rest is a tragedy,” voiced Lola701 after seeing all the covers together.

“Amber’s is definitely the best of the bunch. I like the concept, even though some are worse than the others it’s still interesting to see,” described dodencebt. (more…)

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