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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

IMAGES: WWD.COM

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

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.UK

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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Adwoa Aboah and Her Signature Bored Stare Cover Vogue Arabia’s April Issue

Adwoa Aboah can’t seem to catch a break lately, with our forum members regularly calling out her modeling capabilities. She failed to win us over on Allure‘s current cover and not even Karl Lagerfeld managed to deliver the goods when she became the face of Chanel Eyewear. Now covering Vogue Arabia’s April issue, Adwoa had some pretty big shoes to fill after last month’s instantly iconic Iman and Imaan Hammam covers. Photographed by Cass Bird, cover one (below) features the 25-year-old Revlon brand ambassador against a black background wearing an Alexander McQueen creation while cover two (after the jump) is a closeup of Adwoa in sequined Gucci.

Vogue Arabia April 2018 : Adwoa Aboah by Cass Bird

IMAGE: VOGUE.ME

Needless to say, our forums weren’t into Arabian Vogue‘s latest. “The (bored) face of now,” complained helmutnotdead the moment the cover dropped.

“They actually had one of the best Vogue covers last month with Iman and Imaan, to this saddest cover. Adwoa interviewed by Maria Grazia? No thank you,” added Ed. (more…)

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Bella Hadid Lands Her Second Vogue Japan Cover

Anything Gigi can do, Bella Hadid can do better right? It’s sure starting to look that way as Bella just scored her second cover of Vogue Japan, following in the footsteps of sister Gigi who also has two covers under her belt. Shot by Patrick Demarchelier (eek!), the current face of Max Mara and DSquared2 and last year’s top cover model fronts Japanese Vogue for May 2018. In the minimalist portrait, Bella gives major side-eye wearing Gucci teamed with Bulgari jewelry (natch), styled by Sissy Vian.

Vogue Japan May 2018 : Bella Hadid by Patrick Demarchelier‬

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.JP

Is it time for Bella to take a long vacation? Our forum members sure think so. “And Bella Hadid once again! Tired of seeing her everywhere like it’s never going to end. Well, it’s just another ‘beauty perfect’ picture of her robotic/usual expression face and not interested by that a single bit. NEXT!” declared Valentine27.

“I wish it was a full body shot. She is not a beauty girl,” GivenchyHomme chimed in. (more…)

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Gisele Bündchen (Obviously) Slays WSJ Magazine’s April Cover Shoot

Is there anything Gisele Bündchen can’t do? Whether she’s killing it in the current Versace campaign, giving us life (and body) on the cover of Vogue Japan or kicking back on Vogue Italia, we’re always left in awe. Now the Brazilian bombshell does what she does best on WSJ Magazine for April 2018. The Wall Street Journal‘s monthly glossy regularly receives a ton of praise on our forums and the magazine’s offering for April is no exception. Photographed by Mikael Jansson and styled by George Cortina, Gisele makes a return to the front cover and takes us into the wilderness, captured in a barn for the cover image (below) wearing a combo of Loewe and Vivienne Westwood.

WSJ Magazine April 2018 : Gisele Bündchen by Mikael Jansson

IMAGE: COURTESY OF WSJ

Unsurprisingly, our forum members were unanimously on board with Gisele’s latest. “If you just look at the tiny thumbnail of the cover, Gisele looks like Alesandra Ambrosio. I love the cover. The rural setting feels like a throwback to her Vogue US covers from 2000/2001,” noted mikel.

“Oh I like this very much,” confessed KateTheGreatest. (more…)

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Four Top Models Celebrate Vogue Spain’s 30th Anniversary With a So-Tacky-Its-Brilliant 80s-Inspired Cover for April 2018

It’s been a remarkable 30 years since Vogue Spain first made its debut on the newsstands. To celebrate, the title tapped a handful of the industry’s hottest models of today for the April 2018 issue, including Luna Bijl, Yasmin Wijnaldum, Birgit Kos and Blanca Padilla, along with photographer Emma Summerton. Rather than recreate a historical cover, the foursome evoke the 80s (the decade of the magazine’s launch), decked out in Versace’s coveted Spring 2018 collection, styled by Juan Cebrian.

Vogue España April 2018 : Birgit, Luna, Yasmin & Blanca by Emma Summerton

IMAGE: VOGUE.ES

Despite the magazine’s best efforts, the majority of our forum members weren’t in the mood. “I adore the cast (well, maybe minus Yasmin), hate the clothes and those random colors behind the masthead. They could’ve celebrated such a big anniversary better,” complained Srdjan.

“Nah, even the models can’t save it for me! Why are group cover shots so challenging for Vogue? At least [Anna] Wintour’s Vogue has done some amazing group covers, but this just leaves me cold!” exclaimed Miss Dalloway.

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