Vogue Italia brought some serious glamour to the cover last month, featuring a flawless Grace Elizabeth shot by Steven Meisel. The Italian fashion bible now dials back the pizazz for August 2017, unveiling a dramatically toned-down Lara Stone cover. Returning exactly one year after her last solo Italian Vogue outing, the Dutch bombshell was photographed by Harley Weir for the occasion, serving a spring-inspired close-up wearing Calvin Klein.
Unfortunately, the cover wasn’t enough to lure a vast majority of our forum members to the newsstand. “That looks unflattering. Ouch. I love Lara and I like Harley Weir. What’s up with Vogue Italia? And that hideous art direction! One word would’ve sufficed!” stated a far from impressed MON.
“I feel like this has so much potential. I’m hoping by filling other photographers, Meisel will be back for the September issue. I kind of like the styling but this needs to be zoomed out. It just doesn’t really make sense and not very summery,” wrote TaylorBinque. (more…)
Gigi Hadid is having a pretty successful Fall 2017 season so far, having added Versace, Vogue Eyewear, Stuart Weitzman and Fendi campaigns to her portfolio. Now, Gigi replaces Irina Shayk as the face of Missoni. Photographed by Harley Weir, Gigi goes solo in the Italian brand’s vibrant new campaign, captured on location at Missoni creative director Angela Missoni’s home in Brunello, Italy. Tragically not making use of the scenic location, Gigi strikes some dynamic poses against various studio backdrops while wearing the bold and eccentric fall collection and barely any makeup.
Ultimately, our forum members declared the campaign a total flop. “Her? For Missoni? WHY?? Oh… and this is butt ugly,” complained a horrified Vitamine W, after seeing the first wave of campaign images.
“I like select shots from this campaign but a different model could have pulled this off so much better than Gigi TBH,” added bluestar, questioning Gigi’s modeling ability. (more…)
Ever since Anna Ewers made her first Vogue cover appearance in 2013 on Vogue Italia, our forums have been enthralled. Now, as she adds her 17th Vogue cover to her portfolio, we’ve become slightly disappointed with her recent work. The German beauty looked unrecognizable on her native Vogue Germany‘s July cover and now, Vogue Brazil’s offering for August 2017 isn’t much better. Once again photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, Anna is all smiles in the light and airy cover image wearing Colcci, a brand for which she is the face of for Spring 2018.
Should we hold Giampaolo Sgura responsible for Anna’s latest work? “Such a beautiful and inviting smile, but the overall cover looks very pedestrian,” complained Benn98 at once.
“This girly girly doesn’t suit her,” pointed out Nymphaea. (more…)
You have to applaud the major fashion brands who take a risk on a new campaign concept from time to time. Moving on from photographer Peter Lindbergh and model Lily Aldridge, Salvatore Ferragamo just unveiled a playful new aesthetic for Fall 2017 shot by Walter Pfeiffer. The Swiss photographer captures models Xiao Wen Ju and Aymeline Valade amongst some stylish surroundings for a set of colorful images styled by former Vogue Paris fashion director Suzanne Koller.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF SALVATORE FERRAGAMO
Our forum members applauded Ferragamo’s newest campaign. “Love the casting, curious to see more,” voiced a delighted apple upon seeing the first of the campaign images.
“More please!! This is surprisingly good, not what I expected from Ferragamo. Love the composition and Pfeiffer’s play with color,” applauded Benn98. (more…)
According to our hard-to-please forum members, Vogue Ukraine has been killing it lately, often surpassing its many sister editions of Vogue in terms of creativity, design and innovation. Recent covers have featured the likes of Anja Rubik, Amber Valletta and Doutzen Kroes, and now the Ukrainian glossy shows rival publications just how to showcase and profile celebrities in a whole new light. For August 2017, photographer Nan Goldin captured It girl/actress Chloe Sevigny swimming in Bulgari jewels for the magazine’s art-themed issue.
Our forum members were thrilled with the outcome. “I swear this is one of the most pleasant cover surprises ever. Chloe looks fantastic on the cover and the layout is very clean and beautiful,” applauded dodencebt.
“Wow after 20+ years as the ‘fashion icon’, she finally gets a Vogue cover! Vogue Ukraine always dares to go with the unexpected. I love this cover, love her expression, and the fact it’s not perfect, way less boring this way,” Miss Dalloway approved. (more…)
It’s hard to believe that Angelina Jolie’s last notable magazine cover was for WSJ way back in 2015. Her lack of newsstand presence in recent years is almost offensive. Thanks to Vanity Fair‘s all-important September issue, we’re treated to a glamorous new cover of the Guerlain ambassador, wearing a bright red lip and crystal-encrusted Saint Laurent dress. Photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Angelina was shot on location at the Warner Bros. Studio in California and looks every inch the global superstar, oozing grace and sophistication throughout the entire cover story.
Amazingly, our forum members were disappointed by the rare cover appearance. “I love the styling and color scheme but the expression in her eyes is kinda off,” pointed out kokobombon straight away.
“Lighting is odd. Also, can’t recall the last time I was more excited for the article than the actual cover,” stated Lucien112. (more…)