We half-expected to see Naomi Campbell take the cover of UK Vogue‘s March issue after a tidbit in our Cover Rumor Thread (and largely because Edward Enninful promised us more diversity and Naomi’s last cover was in 2002). Instead, making a return exactly twelve months after her last appearance, Gigi Hadid is the British fashion bible’s cover girl for March 2018 and she’s joined by sister Bella on a set of dual covers. Thankfully, photographer Steven Meisel was welcomed back to capture the shoot, with the sisters each wearing the same wet hairstyle and gold mesh Versace dress on individual covers, styled by Joe McKenna. Inside the issue, the two pose together in a nude embrace (after the jump).
Our forum members weighed in on whose cover came out on top. “I can’t say I’m interested in either, but Gigi’s is definitely better for me. There’s something about the hair placement and the off-center cropping that makes Bella’s seem out for me. Either way, they’re both blah,” critiqued honeycombchild the moment the covers dropped.
“I am going to pick Gigi’s cover even though she looks nothing like herself. Bella is doing the exact same face she did for her last Max Mara campaign,” mentioned Zposen. (more…)
Every major fashion and cosmetics brand has a legion of brand ambassadors, from L’Oréal to Christian Dior to Chanel to CoverGirl. Now, Revlon has just secured a handful of diverse brand ambassadors for 2018. Scoring Achok Majak, Raquel Zimmermann, Ashley Graham, Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboah and Rina Fukushi, the New York-based cosmetic giant has put its six new faces to work immediately as they star in the new “Live Boldy” campaign for Spring 2018. Shot on location in London, the girls proudly take to the sidewalks and show off their confidence and individuality for photographer Cass Bird, while they lip sync to Dua Lipa’s Blow Your Mind for the commercial (after the jump).
Our forum members were quick to react to Revlon’s new cast. “Wonderful! Such a great and diverse cast. Love how Imaan is front and center in this shot!” praised mikel.
Timing is everything and leave it up to Carine Roitfeld to jump on the Cardi B movement before anyone else (after all, she was the first to give Paris Hilton the cover of French Vogue back in 2006). That’s right, the chart-topping rapper who stole the show at The Grammy Awards on Sunday receives Roitfeld’s seal of approval by becoming a CR Fashion Book cover girl. Serving two unique covers shot by Petra Collins, Cardi poses as you’ve never seen her before in the high-fashion portfolio —and even outshines Zendaya, photographed by Mario Sorrenti, who also covers Issue #12, entitled “Crazy Reality.”
IMAGE: COURTESY OF CR FASHION BOOK
The moment the covers dropped, debate ignited on our forums. “WOW, very pleasantly surprised by Cardi’s covers! She looks so glamorous. I remain having less than zero interest with Zendaya tho,” voiced Marc10.
“This is easily the most high-fashion Cardi has looked so far. The second cover (above right) is just beautiful! I don’t care about Zendaya’s to be honest,” echoed dodencebt. (more…)
Allure took a major risk with its bold January cover featuring a bejeweled Edie Campbell last month and it mostly paid off. The magazine takes two giant steps backward, however, with a washed-out and depressing cover for February 2018. Looking more like a fashion magazine (despite the lack of actual fashion) with a full-body shot, Allure gives up its latest cover to Dakota Johnson. Making her debut on the beauty-focused publication, the actress was photographed by Petra Collins looking rather glum in what looks like a shady motel room.
Our forum members felt the cover left a lot to be desired. “What a sad and depressing looking cover,” described mikel.
“I like the new design of Allure, but this is not good. Dakota looks horrible and thank God she’s not in Vogue again,” voiced caioherrero. (more…)
Ever since she decided to become a high-fashion model, our forums have been incredibly hard on Kendall Jenner. Take, for example, her current cover of American Harper’s Bazaar, which had tFS forum members complaining (loudly) about her lack of modeling skills. Now, the haters might have to eat their words with the unveiling of Missoni’s new Spring 2018 advertising campaign. While Gigi Hadid proved she wasn’t a Missoni girl in the Fall 2017 campaign, Kendall replaces her BFF this season and…nails it. Photographed by Harley Weir, Kendall visited the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico for the shoot, striking some dynamic poses amongst the glistening white sands with Missoni’s colorful creations providing a beautiful contrast.
Suffice it to say, our forum members were impressed. “Her best work,” declared Wolkfolk.
Vanity Fair may not be our go-to choice at the newsstand every month, having failed to hit the spot on more than one occasion recently. Nevertheless, our forum members always anticipate the magazine’s annual ‘Hollywood Issue‘. Amidst the ongoing #TimesUp movement, prominent Hollywood figures Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks, Michael B. Jordan, Zendaya, Claire Foy, Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon, Harrison Ford, Gal Gadot, Robert De Niro, James Franco and the magazine’s very own Graydon Carter (seriously) make up the thirteen cover stars, Photoshopped, er, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
After checking out the cover, our eagle-eyed forum members had some serious questions. “Glad they Photoshopped Nicole back to 10 years ago when she still looked amazing,” snarked chanelh at once.