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Faretta Does 70s Glam on Vogue Russia’s August Cover

We were beginning to feel as though Masha Fedorova‘s tenure at Vogue Russia was taking a turn for the worse given the magazine’s questionable covers featuring Natalia Vodianova and Lily-Rose Depp from the past two months. Yet with the unveiling of the August 2018 issue, there’s light at the end of the tunnel as the title serves up a high-glam cover featuring Croatian model Faretta (on the heels of her Vogue Japan cover). Photographed by Olivier Zahm, Faretta serves major 70s glam in Tom Ford, with hair that could rival Jerry Hall’s and a bold red lip.

Vogue Russia August 2018 : Faretta by Olivier Zahm


The cover received mixed reviews from our forum members. “Not a fan of the concept and the green color but happy for Farreta’s third and first solo Vogue cover,” said zacatecas570 the moment the cover dropped.

“The sex kitten pose looks great, but styling is an eyesore. It seems Zahm is much better when he’s confined to the commercial Vogue Russia than his own magazine. Also, it’s a winner for Faretta, who can be rather hit and miss with her covers,” noted Benn98.

“She looks good but I don’t like what she’s wearing,” voiced Sensation.

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Ashley Graham and Paloma Elsesser Star on Vogue Arabia’s Glam Summer Cover

Vogue Arabia may be the most risk-taking magazine on the newsstand right now. After making a huge political statement with last month’s cover, the fashion glossy continues to break down barriers with July/August 2018 cover girls Ashley Graham and Paloma Elsesser. Photographed by Miguel Reveriego and styled by Anya Ziourova, the girls go high-glam, with Ashley wearing a sequined Balmain blazer over a sparkling Oscar de la Renta dress while Paloma dons a glitzy Paco Rabanne number in the shared cover image (below). In addition, each model stars on her own cover, serving good face in the closeup images (after the jump).

Vogue Arabia July/August 2018 : Paloma Elsesser & Ashley Graham by Miguel Reveriego


Surely our forum members loved it, right? Not so fast. “What could’ve been a stunning cover was ruined by the jacket Ashley is wearing, probably to kowtow to custom, and the unnecessary model in front. There’s just too much going on, AND in sequins,” commented Benn98 straight away.

“I can’t believe these are real covers,” slammed bluebanter.

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“God these covers are awful. The styling on the first screams tackiness (and awkwardness), and the solo shots are too close,” said forum member 333101. (more…)

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Egyptian-Born, Sudanese Model Anok Yai Becomes Estée Lauder’s Newest Global Brand Ambassador

Estée Lauder is on a mission to snatch up the best talent to serve as brand ambassadors. We’re only halfway through 2018 and the mega makeup brand has already signed Karlie Kloss and Grace Elizabeth as global spokespersons — and now Estée Lauder sets its sights on Anok Yai. Ever since Anok made her catwalk debut in February as the second black woman to open a Prada show, just about everyone in the industry has had a watchful eye on the Egyptian-born, Sudanese beauty. In the announcement image (below), Anok proves she’ll need minimal effort to elevate her glowing, natural beauty as she features in future advertising campaigns for any of Estée Lauder’s extensive line of luxurious skin care and beauty products.

Of course, our forum members were ecstatic about EL’s latest signing. “Absolutely fantastic to see Anok snatched up by Estée Lauder! First Grace, now Anoki, wonder who’s next? They sure are signing up fresh new faces and I’m here for it. Anok looks smashing in the unveiling photo, utterly radiant and captivating,” said vogue28.

“Love the colors in this shot, and she seems to work for the brand based on this shot. She’s actually the most unconventional hire for EL yet which is refreshing. And I’m not saying this because of her skin tone, but because of her features,” wrote Benn98.

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Steven Meisel’s Magic Touch Is Missing From Givenchy’s Fall 2018 Campaign

Clare Waight Keller made the brilliant move to hire legendary lensman Steven Meisel for her very first Givenchy campaign last season. Welcomed back again for Fall 2018, Meisel ditches the ambiance of a private mansion in favor of a dark and moody nightclub setting. Models Karolin Wolter, Sohyun Jung and Veronika Kunz and a bunch of male models party up a storm in the stark black and white campaign images, with styling from Suzanne Koller.

Givenchy F/W 2018.19 by Steven Meisel


Our forum members weren’t too impressed with Givenchy’s latest. “It’s lacking something I can’t pinpoint. It feels very plain and the composition is annoying,” said YohjiAddict the second the campaign came to light.

“It’s basic as hell. No life, no energy. If anyone but Saint Meisel had shot this, everyone here would be ripping it apart,” stated mepps.

“It’s very been-there-done-that, and has no ‘Meisel Magic.’ I really dislike Clare’s Givenchy,” complained gazebo.

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Doutzen Kroes, Naomi Campbell and Others Join Forces for Vogue Germany’s #WhatMatters Issue

Vogue Germany is following in Porter’s footsteps and giving us an issue dedicated to #WhatMatters. Dialing down the va va voom from last month’s high-octane trio of covers, German Vogue once again offers multiple choice at the newsstand, serving up four unique covers for August 2018 featuring Doutzen Kroes, Naomi Campbell, Edie Campbell and Anja Rubik. Photographed by Daniel Jackson, each model brings awareness to a different cause and stars in simple, effortless covers styled by Christiane Arp and Nicola Knels.

Vogue Germany August 2018 by Daniel Jackson


It’s obvious that certain covers would stand out from the rest, right? Our forum members were quick to weigh in with their favorites. “Edie’s cover is the best so far, but the purple masthead is horrible,” confessed sixtdaily.

“Flashes of Twiggy with that Edie cover, she looks spectacular. Definitely the strongest of all four and the only one worth mentioning. Will get it purely for the cover,” Benn98 raved.

“In love with Edie’s cover. I’m not even a big fan of her but she has been proving me wrong: Vogue Paris June/July first and now this cover. She looks fantastic and I love the Twiggy vibes,” echoed forum member apple.

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Ashley Graham Is All Smiles on the Stunning August Cover of British Harper’s Bazaar

After recently featuring Vanessa Kirby and Serena Williams on the cover, British Harper’s Bazaar welcomes back the ever-gorgeous Ashley Graham for August 2018. Photographed by Alexi Lubomirski, Ashley is a breath of fresh air on two covers this month, with styling from Miranda Almond. The soon-to-be face of David Yurman and Marina Rinaldi is all smiles for the charming newsstand cover (below), working a ruffled floral number from Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda. In the subscriber cover (after the jump), Ashley evokes ‘la dolce vita’ (albeit photographed on location in New York City) wearing a red leopard Marina Rinaldi dress while tossing flowers over the balcony.

UK Harper’s Bazaar August 2018 : Ashley Graham by Alexi Lubomirski


One cover, in particular, stood out to our forum members. “Oh wow, the newsstand cover turned out amazing! Like night and day from the other cover. Love not only the lilac, but also the jovial mood which looks genuine. Subscribers got duped, sadly,” voiced Benn98.

“Oh wow! That newsstand cover is STUNNING! It looks refreshing and really made me smile. I love how you can see her curves with the dress. That subs cover is a mess. Christmas came too early. Sucks to be a subscriber this month,” echoed MON.

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