Models (instead of the usual roster of celebrities) may be British Harper’s Bazaar’s go-to cover choice lately, but it doesn’t always guarantee success. Moving on from Karen Elson, the magazine embraces Ashley Graham for the new July 2017 issue. Following her successful cover of British Vogue back in January, Ashley looks radiant on the inviting newsstand cover (below), captured by Alexi Lubomirski on location in New York. Oozing grace and confidence throughout the accompanying cover story, Ashley also appears on the magazine’s limited subscribers cover (after the jump).
As soon as the cover broke, our eagle-eyed forum members noticed something was missing from the newsstand cover. “Body confident and yet we see no body,” MON critiqued at once.
“Body confident but no body. Shame on Harpers!” echoed a less than impressed 8eight. (more…)
After some major staff changes over the past few months (former fashion director Anne-Marie Curtis was appointed the magazine’s new editor-in-chief), UK ELLE is on the right track. Victoria Beckham appeared on last month’s cover while a radiant Damaris Goddrie had the honors for April. Now, Lana Del Rey makes her debut on the British fashion monthly for June 2017, captured by photographer Thomas Whiteside, while perched on a patch of grass wearing Gucci.
The majority of our forum members gave the cover rave reviews. “I like that cover shot, with its laid-back mood, she’s just hanging around on a summer evening,” admired tigerrouge.
“Ah, Lana! Such a beautiful summer cover,” added a delighted StockholmFW. (more…)
Bella Hadid is on top of the world right now. Yesterday, she was announced as the face of Bulgari’s upcoming fragrance during a spectacular event in Rome and now, Bella is unveiled as the face of Giuseppe Zanotti for the Fall 2017 season. Replacing last season’s model, Maartje Verhoef, Bella appears to be the perfect fit for the luxury Italian shoe company as she rocks Zanotti’s latest designs in the moody images shot by Mario Sorrenti.
Our forum members found themselves rather pleasantly surprised with the result. “I like the first shot, but both are doing a great job at selling these shoes,” commented Benn98 the second the campaign images were released.
“She is really selling me those shoes. Bella best campaign work so far,” confessed Zposen. (more…)
After creating a stunning cover for W magazine this month, legendary photographer Steven Meisel now lends his expertise and talent to WSJ‘s June/July 2017 cover story. Reuniting with Sofia Coppola, Meisel and the American film director make magic together for WSJ‘s latest — and our forum members couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome.
As usual, Meisel had our forum members captivated from the get-go. “Woah!! This is enchanting, dare I say the best cover I’ve seen this year. I’m not personally a fan of Sofia, but she looks tremendous here,” cheered a delighted Benn98.
“Meisel proves once again that he can produce a Vogue Italia cover anywhere. Vogue Italia, however, has floundered since he stopped being the cover photographer,” A.D.C. chimed in. (more…)
We love our monthly dose of Harper’s Bazaar Australia, which rarely fails to knock it out the park when it comes to covers. Always willing to champion home-grown talent, Aussie Bazaar follows up its recent Lara Worthington cover with Elle Macpherson, shot by Nick Learyon location in the idyllic setting of Rottnest Island. Returning exactly two years after her last Bazaar appearance, Elle graces the title’s double June/July 2017 issue looking graceful and poised in Gucci.
“In my eyes, Elle can do no wrong. This is another beautiful cover of her for Harper´s Bazaar Australia, loving this one,” raved forum member Bertrando3 the second the cover came to light.
“Beautiful! Can’t wait for my subscriber’s cover!! She’s still in my eyes the ultimate Aussie model, even though I think the Aussie public have not always been that kind to Elle – some pretty severe tall poppy syndrome. Also refreshing that they chose a 53-year-old woman for the cover instead of the mediocre celeb offspring featured inside,” cheered magsaddict. (more…)
Maxim doesn’t receive much attention on our forums, despite managing to secure gorgeous cover girls like Ashley Graham, Jasmine Tookes and Alessandra Ambrosio. This month, however, with Hailey Baldwin on the front, our forums fully engaged the moment the June/July 2017 cover appeared. Topping Maxim‘s ‘Hot 100’ list, Hailey stars on the newly-unveiled cover whilst posing on location in Paris for photographer Gilles Bensimon (who is now a regular fixture at Maxim).
Members of our forums were quick to turn their noses up at the cover. “I have zero interest in Hailey. I might be interested more in seeing Margot and Alicia, they are both gorgeous. Also, Gilles should stick to the beach, it’s what he does best. Every time I see an inside shoot, I feel it’s such a waste of him. Outside shoots are where he really shines,” critiqued KateTheGreatest at once.
“Are we sure she’s 20?” asked mathiaskatz, suggesting Hailey looked way older due to the heavy styling, hair and makeup. (more…)