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Gigi Hadid and Boyfriend Zayn Mailk Cozy Up on Vogue’s August Cover

What does Gigi Hadid have to do to get a solo cover of American Vogue? Exactly one year ago, Gigi made the cover of the American fashion bible alongside Olympic athlete Ashton Eaton and was joined by six of her fellow models on the magazine’s March cover this year. She’s now given the cover of Vogue‘s newly unveiled August issue — posing alongside boyfriend Zayn Malik. Nonetheless, the current face of Stuart Weitzman looks amazing as she cozies up to Zayn at the beach, with Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin capturing the sweet moment as the pair wear head-to-toe Gucci selected by stylist Tonne Goodman.

US Vogue August 2017 : Gigi Hadid & Zayn Malik by Inez & Vinoodh

IMAGE: COURTESY OF VOGUE

Members of our forums weren’t all to impressed. “That’s a dreadful cover. They look like they’re dressed in charity shop cast-offs, in the worst Doctor Who cosplay ever seen,” voiced tigerrouge upon checking out the cover.

“It’s just way too busy and way too Gucci. Gigi’s blazer doesn’t really match, and what’s that green mold spreading on Zayn? Easily the worst styled American Vogue cover I’ve ever laid eyes on,” Benn98 critiqued. (more…)

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You’d Never Know This Was Jessica Biel on Marie Claire’s Overly-Photoshopped August Cover

You have to hand it to Marie Claire this month for securing a beautiful, yet underexposed, cover star. After delivering a wonderful Chrissy Teigen cover last month, actress Jessica Biel greets us on the front of the August 2017 edition, shot by Txema Yeste, wearing a show-stopping metallic Mugler top teamed with Dolce & Gabbana embroidered jeans.

US Marie Claire August 2017 : Jessica Biel by Txema Yeste

IMAGE: COURTESY OF MARIE CLAIRE

Our forum members barely recognized Jessica. “LOL, that could be anyone! I definitely wouldn’t have recognized her. It looks like they morphed her face with Kate Beckinsale’s or some other,” exclaimed mistress_f.

“She looks entirely unrecognizable. I wouldn’t have any idea who this is, if I came across it at a newsstand. She looks a little like a young Catherine Keener…?” quipped happycanadian. (more…)

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Dilone Is All Smiles on Her First Vogue Cover (for Vogue Mexico)

Vogue Mexico has been riding a wave of success lately. The magazine made Adwoa Aboah look better than ever before, killed it with a trio of Lara Stone covers and made us weak at the knees for Edita Vilkeviciute last month. For July 2017, the Mexican title continues the trend of featuring big-name models with its latest Dilone cover. Photographed by Katja Rahlwes, Dilone (who was part of Allure‘s monumental diversity cover back in April) is all smiles as she makes her first Vogue cover appearance.

Vogue Mexico & Latin America July 2017 : Dilone by Katja Rahlwes

IMAGE: VOGUE.MX

Our forum members were disappointed by this month’s offering. “Vogue Turkey?” asked MON upon seeing the cover, suggesting the magazine had let standards slip.

“It looks very cheap,” added narcyza. (more…)

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Gigi Hadid Shows Off a Dramatic New Look in Stuart Weitzman’s Fall 2017 Campaign

There are no signs of Stuart Weitzman ever changing his obviously winning campaign formula, as he welcomes back Gigi Hadid for her fourth consecutive season. First, there was Natalia Vodianova, then came Kate Moss, followed by Gisele Bündchen, who was ultimately replaced by Gigi. Also making a return for Fall 2017 is famed photographer Mario Testino, who helps showcase Gigi’s pixie-cut wig (and the high-end shoe designer’s new collection, of course) in the black and white campaign images.

Stuart Weitzman F/W 2017.18 : Gigi Hadid by Mario Testino

IMAGE: COURTESY OF STUART WEITZMAN

Gigi’s new look, however, fell flat with our horrified forum members. “Great from the shoulders down, but that cropped hairdo isn’t working, she looks like Ellen DeGeneres,” exclaimed Nymphaea straight away.

“Yes! It looks really funny, I just can’t take this seriously,” replied a less than impressed dodencebt. (more…)

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This Is Why Bruce Weber Shouldn’t Be Shooting Yet Another Louis Vuitton Campaign

Nicolas Ghesquière has made it quite clear since joining Louis Vuitton as creative director that he’s a fan of Bruce Weber. The legendary American photographer has captured Ghesquière’s mainline campaigns since day one (often while disappointing our forum members). Weber, unsurprisingly, returns for the Fall 2017 campaign to shoot Ghesquière’s usual handful of muses. The impressive cast includes Catherine Deneuve (who looks sensational), Riley Keough, Jaden Smith, Sophie Turner and models Natalie Westling and Sora Choi, amongst others.

Louis Vuitton F/W 2017.18 by Bruce Weber

IMAGE: WWD.COM

Members of our forums were left dumbfounded by the lazy and tiresome result. “Wow, not good. I can’t believe this is the campaign for LV,” expressed a stunned Scotty straight away.

“A bad collection with a bad campaign. Exactly what this trash ‘collection’ deserves,” GivenchyHomme slammed. (more…)

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Givenchy’s Fall Campaign Hints at What to Expect From New Creative Director Clare Waight Keller

If you haven’t heard already, Riccardo Tisci is out at Givenchy and former Chloé creative director Clare Waight Keller is in. Though Keller’s first collection for the iconic French fashion house won’t be shown until October during Paris Fashion Week, her aesthetic and outlook for Givenchy’s future can be found in the newly unveiled “Transformation Seduction” campaign for Fall 2017. Also ousted was photographic duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, in favor of the incomparable Steven Meisel, who captured rising stars Saffron Vadher, Meghan Roche and male models Elias Bouremah and Kolton Bowen (along with some feline companions) on location at a private manor house in New York City for the dramatic black and white images.

Surprisingly, the campaign received mixed feedback on our forums. “I really don’t like this, it could easily be shot by Hedi Slimane, it just feels flat, and insipid!” critiqued Miss Dalloway upon seeing the images for the first time.

“Not terribly impressed so far. We have seen the cat thing numerous times already and we all know Choupette did it better,” added Vitamine W. (more…)

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