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Kaia Gerber Becomes the Quintessential Chanel Girl in New Handbag Campaign

It was only a matter of time before Karl Lagerfeld bestowed an advertising campaign on supermodel progeny Kaia Gerber, whether for his namesake label, Fendi or Chanel (not to mention collaborating on an upcoming capsule collection, Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia). She opened Chanel’s Spring 2018 ready-to-wear show in Paris last season, made her couture debut in July and ventured to Hamburg to walk the Pre-Fall 2018 show, so we aren’t at all surprised to see the 16-year-old rising star front Chanel’s latest handbag campaign for Spring 2018. Photographed by Karl and styled by Carine Roitfeld, Kaia was photographed at Coco Chanel’s Rue Cambon apartment in Paris and we can’t think of a more quintessential representation of the brand.

Chanel Handbags S/S 2018 : Kaia Gerber by Karl Lagerfeld


Our forum members were here for Chanel’s latest signing. “I like it! It’s very elegant and young. I like how she looks very chic and fashionable without looking like a walking billboard for a brand,” said GivenchyHomme the moment the campaign struck.

“Beautiful campaign! Obsessed with her legs!” exclaimed fashionlover2001.

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“This is actually gorgeous. Again, she doesn’t look like she is playing dress-up; she sells the ‘rich girl raised in Chanel’ look to me,” added dodencebt.

“Wow, sold. Obsessed with the first photo (above),” approved Conbothsides.

Chanel Handbags S/S 2018 : Kaia Gerber by Karl Lagerfeld


In agreement over how wonderful the images and partnership turned out was zoom. “This really works well on a number of levels. It manages to feel young and luxe at the same time, Kaia is perfect here. The best photos I’ve seen from Karl in a minute,” he voiced.

“Was wondering where Kaia would show up for one of Karl’s campaigns and this is pretty good!” admitted mathiaskatz.

“It’s very nice. I think all Chanel ads should be black & white,” forum member gazebo expressed.

Bluebanter felt the same way, writing, “I love every short here. Very beautiful!”

“I like Kaia, the set and that they’re not closeup shots,” kokobombon appreciated.

Chanel Handbags S/S 2018 : Kaia Gerber by Karl Lagerfeld


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Iman and Imaan Hammam Unite for Vogue Arabia’s Exquisite Anniversary Covers

It feels like just yesterday that we were praising Vogue Arabia’s debut cover starring Gigi Hadid and now it’s celebrating its one-year anniversary with the new March 2018 issue. As expected, the magazine has gone all-out to impress with a series of covers starring modeling legend Iman and current It model Imaan Hammam (her second cover for the publication). The pair poses together and separately for three striking covers shot by photographer Patrick Demarchelier.

Vogue Arabia March 2018 : Iman & Imaan Hammam by Patrick Demarchelier


The issue can’t hit newsstands quick enough. “Great casting! Imaan Hammam is really one of the great beauties of this generation! I don’t even think it’s just to put her next to Iman, who is on a different level modeling wise. The cover looks simple, yet so chic. Love the monochrome styling and headgear!” Benn98 approved at once.

“Fabulous! Exuberance, beauty and Saint Laurent used right,” cheered dodencebt. (more…)

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Kim Kardashian Slays on Two Stunning Vogue India Covers for March 2018

We all know Kim Kardashian is no stranger to the cover of Vogue (or any magazine cover for that matter) and her latest surprise appearance is on Vogue India (because anything sister Kendall Jenner can do…). The social media sensation who breaks the internet every time she posts a new selfie or switches up her hair serves up two covers for the March 2018 issue, marking her seventh Vogue cover. Photographed by Greg Swales, Kim works a red Jean Paul Gaultier creation in cover one (below) and poses against a wall of flowers wearing Philipp Plein for cover two (after the jump).

Vogue India March 2018 : Kim Kardashian West by Greg Swales


Forum members couldn’t knock Kim K this time. “It pains me immensely that I actually like these covers. UGH,” confessed happycanadian.

“Stunning. Her best Vogue cover to date!” voiced guimon. (more…)

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Adwoa Aboah Channels Coco Chanel for the Brand’s New Eyewear Campaign

Despite his inability to take inspiring photographs, Karl Lagerfeld is always on his A-game when it comes to model casting and themes for Chanel’s elaborate fashion shows. The Kaiser won our forums over last season with a gorgeous Chanel eyewear campaign featuring forum favorite Luna Bijl and now, for Spring 2018, model-of-the-moment Adwoa Aboah snatches up the coveted campaign. Following in the footsteps of Cara Delevingne, Lottie Moss and Willow Smith, Aboah channels her inner Gabrielle Chanel, evoking the iconic photo of Coco and Serge Lifar from 1937, complete with turban and pearls.

Chanel Eyewear S/S 2018 : Adwoa Aboah by Karl Lagerfeld


Ultimately, the black and white campaign images divided our forums. “I wish her eyes looked at the camera,” said forum member apple upon checking out the campaign.

“Don’t like it, it’s one of her worst campaigns. There’s no energy or life in these images. The only way to make her seem vaguely interesting is to spice things up on all fronts. Styling, setting, etc. Because without the frills she’s bland. As it is, I’m perplexed how she came this far with her looks,” ranted Benn98. (more…)

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Jennifer Lawrence’s Cover of Vanity Fair Is Either Weird or Wonderful

We were pretty much done with our copies of Vanity Fair’s annual ‘Hollywood Issue‘ the moment it dropped, due to the atrocious post-production work that included additional limbs and Nicole Kidman morphing into Naomi Watts. Graydon Carter, unfortunately, left on a real low and it seems as though the magazine’s newly installed editor-in-chief, Radhika Jones, is off to a rocky start. Overhauling the magazine (as you do for your first issue), Jones makes the conventional choice of Jennifer Lawrence as VF‘s March 2018 cover subject (a firm Carter favorite), who was shot by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin.

Vanity Fair March 2018 : Jennifer Lawrence by Inez & Vinoodh


Unfortunately, our forum members weren’t too impressed. “Beautiful portrait of her face, and stunning light play, but another case of shrunken masthead! Why? It looks weird! I don’t get this sudden demise of art direction in magazines,” fumed Miss Dalloway the second the cover came to light.

“I don’t like this ONE BIT,” added Khabeer. (more…)

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Cara Taylor Delivers in Max Mara’s Clean and Crisp Spring 2018 Campaign

Steven Meisel is on a roll this campaign season, having already shot Chloé, Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Versace and Zara. Since he’s everyone’s go-to photographer lately, we aren’t surprised to see him return to shoot Max Mara’s Spring 2018 collection. Out is Grace Elizabeth who was the face of the luxurious Italian fashion label last season, in favor of 16-year-old American beauty Cara Taylor. Styled by fashion powerhouse Carine Roitfeld, Cara fits the mold perfectly in the clean and crisp images, which take us back to the 90s.

Max Mara S/S 2018 : Cara Taylor by Steven Meisel


Our forum members couldn’t have loved the campaign more. “I would have never taken Cara as a Meisel girl, but this shot is fantastic! Meisel has created a very distinct style for Max Mara. It looks accessible and expensive at the same time. It works!” GivenchyHomme approved at once.

“I don’t know why Meisel and Carine work so well for Max Mara, turning the simple into the solid. This is just beautiful. Much like the Faretta campaign. The models are of course young but the final execution is distinctly aimed at the mature woman. Love it!” said Benn98. (more…)

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