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Hailey Clauson Replaces Bella Hadid as the Face of Giuseppe Zanotti

Like the majority of our forum members, Giuseppe Zanotti must be over Bella Hadid. The brand had all the right elements for an outstanding campaign last season but after two consecutive seasons featuring Bella, we guess it was time for a change. Out also is photographic duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott in favor of Sebastian Faena, who capturesSports Illustrated regular Hailey Clausen for the new Fall 2018 campaign.

Giuseppe Zanotti F/W 2018.19 : Hailey Clauson by Sebastian Faena

IMAGE: DESIGNSCENE.NET

Despite Zanotti’s best efforts, our forum members still weren’t captivated by the campaign. “I don’t know why Carine is still trying to make Faena happen. He is just not right for it. This looks cheap and the shoes themselves are not appealing at all,” Lola701 said.

“I do not like this campaign at all,” voiced Handbag Queen.

“From the neck up, screams Grace Kelly, the rest Instagirl. I have a soft spot for Faena. Or rather, Carine doing her best to champion him. He’s done some pretty solid stories over the years. Mostly for V magazine. This one’s a bit of a dud, sadly,” Benn98 chimed in.

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Fei Fei Sun Stars in Steven Meisel’s Stunningly Simple Max Mara Campaign for Pre-Fall 2018

Ever since Max Mara enlisted Steven Meisel to photograph Gigi Hadid‘s campaign back in 2016, our forum members have been in awe. Multiple campaigns later featuring the likes of Bella Hadid, Grace Elizabeth and Cara Taylor, and there’s no sign of our opinions changing with the new Pre-Fall 2018 campaign. Following tradition, Max Mara switches up the model casting, opting for Fei Fei Sun, who stuns like never before in the minimalist and elegant images styled by Carine Roitfeld.

Max Mara Pre-Fall 2018 : Fei Fei Sun by Steven Meise

IMAGE: MAXMARA.COM

Our forum members were (practically) speechless. “Stunning! Perfect styling, perfect campaign, perfect woman! Carine x Meisel is the perfect combo!” declared Lola701 at once.

“Very striking and dynamic! And I like the vintage element. This is what happens when two great storytellers collaborate,” Benn98 pointed out.

“Fei Fei makes this feel fresh and modern. Chic simplicity,” described forum member zoom.

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Ariana Grande Is Totally Unrecognizable on British Vogue’s July Issue

Now with several issues under his belt, Edward Enninful continues to make his mark on British Vogue. He recently delivered a whole lot of diversity and gave Cara Delevingne her first sitting with master fashion photographer Steven Meisel. Enninful now gives up the July 2018 cover to Ariana Grande, who makes her debut as a Vogue cover girl, photographed by Craig McDean. Ariana wears a black lace Chanel dress, styled by Kate Phelan, in the newsstand cover (below) and serves good face in the special subscribers cover (after the jump).

UK Vogue July 2018 : Ariana Grande by Craig McDean

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.UK

Members of our forums weren’t exactly smitten with the covers. “What the hell, Ariana getting a big four cover already? She looks awful, I thought it was Adwoa [Aboah] in a new wig,” called out MDNA the second the cover struck.

“If I didn’t know it was Ariana from the text I genuinely wouldn’t have been able to work out who it was,” honeycombchild wrote.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Proves She’s the Ultimate Harper’s Bazaar Australia Cover Girl

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley seems to be set for life in terms of fronting Harper’s Bazaar Australia (not to even mention the British edition of the magazine). The Brit beauty just landed her fourth cover of the Aussie publication for the title’s double June/July 2018 edition, proving she’s the ultimate Harper’s Bazaar cover girl. Photographed by Darren Mcdonald, the Brit model, who recently launched her very own beauty website, wears Alexander McQueen (styled by Kristen Ingersoll) in the newsstand cover image (below). In the black and white subscribers alternative (after the jump), Rosie cozies up at the beach wearing a Miu Miu coat.

Harper’s Bazaar Australia June/July 2018 : Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.COM.AU

The covers were a hot topic on our forums. “Is it just me or over the past few years, whenever Rosie scores a cover there is an 88% chance that it’s a Bazaar cover?” pointed out forum member badgalcrush.

“Seriously, Rosie is basically THE Bazaar model,” happycanadian replied. “She looks incredibly beautiful in the face in this shot. But I dislike the styling. I get that it’s fall/winter in Australia, so the darker palette makes sense… but I must say, I’m very bored of this gray background that’s become ubiquitous in the past couple years.”

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Jessica Alba Does ‘Christmas in July’ on InStyle’s New Cover

We’re all for seeing a little bit of glamour on our favorite fashion glossies this time of year, especially when the majority of magazines tend to favor a more stripped-back beauty ideal (à la Porter‘s Anja Rubik cover). Yet InStyle gets summer glamour oh-so-wrong with the unveiling of its December July issue. Giving us just a little bit too much glitz is Jessica Alba, appearing exactly two years after her last cover for the magazine (which ironically gave us “sheer summer perfection“). Photographed by Anthony Maule this time around, Jessica wears a sequined Givenchy number, a bold red lip and a head full of curls.

US InStyle July 2018 : Jessica Alba by Anthony Maule

IMAGE: INSTYLE.COM

Everything was just a little too much for our forum members. “Wow, it’s AWFUL! It looks like a little girl playing in her mother’s clothes, very late 70s early 80s but done in a very cliché way. NEXT!” exclaimed Bertrando3.

“Why her again? What is she promoting? Also, the photos are not good. She can’t handle the 70/80s look at all,” snarked RanThe.

“Nowadays you just can’t pick the worst U.S. cover of the month. They are all so bad,” slammed Srdjan.

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Glamour’s Atrocious Cover Design Overpowers Anne Hathaway

Samantha Barry‘s first cover as editor-in-chief of Glamour featuring Melissa McCarthy was an epic fail according to our forum members and the unfortunate new redesign is sticking around for the magazine’s double June/July 2018 edition. Glamour’s latest victim cover girl is actress Anne Hathaway, whose last notable appearance on a mainstream fashion glossy was for ELLE back in April 2017. The actress and Ocean’s 8 star serves up a perfectly fine portrait, photographed by Billy Kidd.

US Glamour June/July 2018 : Anne Hathaway by Billy Kidd

IMAGE: GLAMOUR.COM

It’s a shame the atrocious art direction ruins it and our forum members weren’t afraid to call the magazine out. “Glamour? Hah! What a joke!” mocked GivenchyHomme.

“They have got to regret this redesign,” added Jal718.

“Somehow they managed to make the new redesign even worse than the previous cover that had the ridiculous text font,” noted SLFC.

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