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First Lady Michelle Obama Graces Vogue’s December Issue With ‘True Style and Beauty’ (Forum Buzz)

We forgot about fashion for a brief moment this week, with politics being everyone’s main focus of discussion. Amid the race for the presidency, our forums half-expected to see Hillary Clinton on the cover of American Vogue (because it wouldn’t have been the first time). However, Anna Wintour had someone else in her sights for December. To round off the week on a positive note, behold the magazine’s beautiful new cover featuring the world’s favorite first lady, Michelle Obama. Giving us true grace, style and effortless beauty, Michelle was photographed by master photographer Annie Leibovitz on location at the White House. Michelle looks like a goddess in a dreamy white Carolina Herrera dress — and it should come as no surprise that our forum members are left in sheer awe.

US Vogue December 2016 : Michelle Obama by Annie Leibovitz


“What a beautiful cover to close the year, AND her time in the White House. The editorial is just stunning, she looks like a movie star! I will miss her intelligence, style and grace!” cheered a delighted Miss Dalloway the moment the cover struck.

“I knew it. It’s a gorgeous cover, I am so going to miss Michelle,” Scotty sighed in admiration. (more…)

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Viktor & Rolf Doodle on Vogue Australia’s Cover of Julia Nobis for December 2016 (Forum Buzz)

Our forums are forever ratting out Vogue Australia for not supporting local talent (the last Aussie to appear on the cover was Gemma Ward back in January), but it appears the magazine has heard our cries. Closing out 2016 is Aussie model Julia Nobis, who returns to the cover for the December issue. In conjunction with Viktor & Rolf’s upcoming exhibition down under, Vogue Australia tapped the designers to collaborate on a cover shoot by illustrating over a clean, graphic image of Julia shot by Daniel Jackson and styled by Christine Centenera.

Vogue Australia December 2016 : Julia Nobis by Daniel Jackson


At first, our forum members were unsure. “I don’t like this at all, it looks too much like her Jil Sander campaign. There’s a reason we hardly ever see Julia on covers in general (not just in Australia). It’s her perpetually vacant expression, which I don’t think appeal to most readers,” stated a underwhelmed Benn98.

“I love the concept and layout but I wish for a different model, she seems to be photographed always the same way IMO. This could have been easily by Willy [Vanderperre] and Jil Sander comes to mind,” kokobombon echoed. (more…)

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Kendall Jenner, Isabeli Fontana and Liu Wen Unite for La Perla’s Over-Photoshopped Spring 2017 Campaign (Forum Buzz)

This has been an outstanding year for Kendall Jenner. She’s covered numerous editions of Vogue within a short span of time and starred in campaigns for the likes of Fendi and Marc Jacobs. So it should come as no surprise that Kendall’s success is carrying into 2017 as she’s unveiled as the face of La Perla for Spring 2017, alongside fellow models Isabeli Fontana and Liu Wen. As well as switching up the casting this season, La Perla also replaced Mert and Marcus with Steven Klein to lens the eye-catching and dynamic new campaign.

La Perla S/S 2017 : Kendall Jenner, Isabeli Fontana & Liu Wen by Steven Klein


Yet the majority of our forums weren’t too fond of all the changes. “Isabeli and Liu look great! However, the first girl looks bored and completely out of place. Who is she?” asked a sarcastic GivenchyHomme the moment the campaign dropped.

“What have they done to Liu’s face?” questioned a horrified jeffandtheworld. (more…)

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Dree Hemingway, Birgit Kos and Others Star in Miu Miu’s Cinematic Resort 2017 Campaign (Forum Buzz)

The holiday period is upon us and we’re already starting to see the campaigns for the resort/cruise season. Michael Kors gave us Anja Rubik, Jessica Chastain held her own as the face of Prada and now it’s Miu Miu’s cinematic Resort 2017 campaign to land on our forum’s radar. Models Dree Hemingway, Cecilia Chancellor, Birgit Kos, Faretta Radic and Sara Somogyi take a midnight stroll around the streets of Rome with photographer Alasdair McLellan behind the lens and Katie Grand on styling duties.

Miu Miu Resort 2017 by Alasdair McLellan


Members of our forums actually liked what they saw. “This is already much better than the Fall campaign,” declared anbale32 the moment the campaign struck.

“I actually like this, very moody, and the lighting looks great! Great for Birgit Kos,” championed Benn98. (more…)

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Miranda Kerr Dazzles on ELLE Canada’s Best Cover in Ages (Forum Buzz)

ELLE Canada doesn’t usually receive all that much buzz on our forums, with its last notable cover back in November 2015 featuring Kylie Jenner. However, we couldn’t help but notice the enchanting December cover featuring the ever-radiant Miranda Kerr. Lensed by Max Abadian, the Aussie model wears a crisp white shirt from Joe Fresh — and our forums couldn’t be more delighted with the soft and dreamy outcome.

Elle Canada December 2016 : Miranda Kerr by Max Abadian


“Oh wow this is the first time in a looooooong time I’m in love with a photo of Miranda Kerr. I’m surprised in a very good way, she looks like a model and not as your usual sexy-naked-Victoria’s Secret girl. Here she looks soft, fashionable and very nice. I am intrigued to see her editorial spread now, hopefully with good poses and clothes,” a pleasantly surprised Bertrando3 commented in the thread.

“It really is a beautiful cover, good enough to be the US or UK edition!” Miss Dalloway championed. (more…)

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Jennifer Aniston Makes a Welcome Appearance on Marie Claire’s Breezy (if Summery) December Cover (Forum Buzz)

We hadn’t seen Jennifer Aniston on the cover of our favorite fashion glossies since her Harper’s Bazaar turn back in March, so you can imagine our delight with her latest appearance on the cover of American Marie Claire. The magazine has delivered a solid stable of covers this year, featuring a good mix of subjects who’ve never looked better, like Dakota Johnson and Sarah Jessica Parker. Jennifer photographs beautifully for the December issue, staying true to herself in the picture-perfect Michelangelo di Battista shot, wearing a striped Michael Kors dress on the newsstand cover (below).

US Marie Claire December 2016 : Jennifer Aniston by Michelangelo di Battista


“Jennifer Aniston always delivers according to the expected formula. You know what you’re going to get… but she never lets you down,” said tigerrouge the moment the cover dropped, setting the tone for commentary to follow.

Sharing the same attitude was Benn98: “Oh wow, a great end for Marie Claire in a series of strong covers this year. I agree, magazines may not experiment much with her, but she’s very photogenic even in her basic state. The breeziness of this cover is more suited to June, but it looks good.” (more…)

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