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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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Steven Meisel Photographs Remington Williams for Vogue Italia’s Bland March Cover

Vogue Italia is just not the same without Steven Meisel shooting the front cover. Thankfully, the master photographer and forum favorite returns for the March 2018 issue after a long hiatus following his July 2017 cover featuring the gorgeous Grace Elizabeth. Newcomer Remington Williams makes her debut, marking her very first magazine cover (having only been scouted late last year) and immediately makes her mark on the world of modeling. The 20-year-old wears a black feathered Giorgio Armani Privé dress in the simplistic cover shot styled by Joe McKenna.

Vogue Italia March 2018 : Remington Williams by Steven Meisel


According to our forum member, however, the cover was missing a certain something. “Good for Remington! From working at Chipotle to the cover of VI!! Also, I’m happy Steven is back, but I was expecting one of his favorites to be on the cover,” voiced RanThe.

“Definitely a Meisel type of girl. I’ve seen it all before. Nothing new or interesting,” said MissMagAddict. (more…)

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Christy Turlington Is Back on the Cover of Vogue Japan After 10 Years

We’re all for seeing Christy Turlington on the cover of our favorite fashion glossies, whether she’s going au naturel on Vogue Germany, giving it her all on the cover of Vogue Paris or beaming with delight on i-D Magazine‘s latest. So you can imagine how thrilled our forums were to learn the 90s supermodel was on the cover of Vogue Japan. Returning ten years after her last Japanese Vogue appearance, Christy was once again shot by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin for the magazine’s April 2018 issue, flashing her signature smile and wearing a look from Chanel’s Spring 2018 collection.

Vogue Japan April 2018 : Christy Turlington by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin


Forum members were disappointed with the cover, however, blaming the magazine for a wasted opportunity. “You can’t have Christy Turlington and Inez & Vinoodh in the same sentence and get this HORRIBLE cover. How dare you!” exclaimed helmutnotdead.

“When Christy Turlington and Inez & Vinoodh couldn’t even save this magazine, that’s when you start realizing that this magazine is truly doomed. I 100% doubt that this was the best shot. The hands are so awkwardly placed. They look contrived. The pose is forced. The styling is atrocious,” scolded MON. (more…)

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Anna Ewers Is All Smiles in Isabel Marant’s Disappointing Spring 2018 Campaign

Anna Ewers has been the face of Isabel Marant for the past three seasons and, ever since her debut, our forum members haven’t exactly been supportive of the pairing. After last season‘s boring campaign, the French label has ditched long-serving photographers Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin (who have captured umpteen campaigns for Isabel Marant) and hired Juergen Teller to shoot the Spring 2018 campaign. This time around, Anna is captured in full color and is all smiles while wearing Marant’s latest collection.

Isabel Marant S/S 2018 : Anna Ewers by Juergen Teller


Time for change? Our forum members sure think so. “There’s a Terry Richardson vibe which puts me off. And it’s about time fashion should cast Anna Ewers in a proper campaign where she does actual modeling,” complained Benn98 at once.

“It’s a little Terry Richardson x Alexander Wang. This could be so much better,” wrote mathiaskatz. (more…)

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