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Emilia Clarke Appears on Vogue China’s Disappointing August Cover, Shot by Terry Richardson

Emilia Clarke is one of those actresses whose beauty fails to come across in print (certainly not as much as it does on our TV screens, anyway). After a slew of less than impressive newsstand appearances, Emilia finally managed to charm our opinionated forum members with her current cover of ELLE. In full Game of Thrones promotion mode, Emilia now also appears on the cover of Vogue China’s August 2017 issue. Photographed by controversial photographer Terry Richardson, Emilia wears a feathered Calvin Klein number at the beach.

Vogue China August 2017 : Emilia Clarke by Terry Richardson


Our forum members simply weren’t here for Emilia’s latest. “I can’t tell how much I hate this, and the layout looks so dated like what they did ten years ago,” voiced MDNA the moment the cover struck.

“It doesn’t look like her. That pose looks unflattering and uncomfortable. My goodness that hair! Brush that hair! One can have a windblown cover but still manage to get a classy cover. This just looks like a dusty cheap wig,” critiqued MON. (more…)

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Gucci’s Fall 2017 Campaign Is Out of This World!

Alessandro Michele continues to raise the bar at Gucci while refusing to follow the rest of the fashion pack. His advertising campaigns for the iconic Italian fashion house are often extremely well-received by our hard-to-thrill forum members (despite a few controversies). The newly unveiled Fall 2017 campaign, captured by Glen Luchford, is on another planet — literally. Yes, Michele revisits his sci-fi concept, going all-out for the new mainline campaign — complete with dinosaurs, hovering spaceships, models channeling their inner alien and so much more.

Gucci F/W 2017.18 by Glen Luchford


Our forum members were certainly in the mood for something different. “Oh my!! Instant love from me. This looks amazing, don’t even know where to begin. This is exactly what I want from fashion! Glen Luchford is going from strength to strength with Gucci. Can’t wait to see more,” raved Benn98.

“First Gucci campaign I like since Alessandro took over. This is so fun!” approved lightblue. (more…)

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Is Karl Lagerfeld Even Trying Anymore? Cara Delevingne and Lily-Rose Depp Pose for Chanel’s Basic Fall 2017 Campaign

If you’ve spent any time on theFashionSpot forums over the past few years, you’re well aware of complaints that Karl Lagerfeld has let standards slip when it comes to Chanel ad campaigns. According to our members, he once again fails to bring his A-game to the new Fall 2017 campaign, which they deem “underwhelming” and “disappointing.” Playing it safe, Lagerfeld taps regular Chanel girls Cara Delevingne and Lily-Rose Depp, who pose against a basic white backdrop in the familiar surroundings of Karl’s photographic studio in Paris, while modeling Chanel’s space-inspired collection.

Chanel F/W 2017.18 : Cara Delevingne & Lily-Rose Depp by Karl Lagerfeld


The campaign failed to propel our forum members into another dimension. “The most depressing Chanel campaign yet! But guess what, it won’t hurt their books because people are suckers and will still buy this,” stated an underwhelmed Benn98 straight away.

“I expected more, a whole lot more. This is pitiful. Why bother with shooting a campaign if it’s going to end up looking like a basic look book?” asked a dumbfounded GivenchyHomme. (more…)

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How Did Vogue Japan Manage to Make Six Top Models Look So Plastic on This September Cover?

Last month, our forums lost it over Vogue Japan’s embarrassingly overcrowded August cover, featuring 67 Dolce & Gabbana-clad models. Moving on from that mess, the glossy has pared it down to just a handful (six) of the industry’s top models to front the all-important September 2017 cover. Luigi & Iango captured Lara Stone, Joan Smalls, Natasha Poly, Doutzen Kroes, Vittoria Ceretti and Anna Ewers for the group cover image, with Anna Dello Russo styling the girls in head-to-toe Prada.

Vogue Japan September 2017 by Luigi & Iango


Was it enough to win over our opinionated forum members? “Absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous styling! I will be splurging on this!” declared an overjoyed GivenchyHomme upon seeing the cover.

“Stunning cover. Pure perfection,” applauded fashionlover2001. (more…)

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Aamito Lagum Steals the Spotlight on UK ELLE’s Delightful August Cover

Our forums are slowly starting to appreciate everything British ELLE lately, just as the magazine’s brand new EIC, Anne-Marie Curtis, begins to take over the magazine. Lana Del Rey photographed like a dream for the June cover, while Hailey Baldwin stunned on last month’s offering. As the fall season looms, UK ELLE ushers in “fashion’s new mood” with the August issue and welcomes cover girls Adrienne Juliger, Aamito Lagum and Isabella Emmack wearing head-to-toe Miu Miu, captured by Liz Collins.

UK Elle August 2017 : Adrienne, Aamito & Isabella by Liz Collins


One model, in particular, stood out from the trio. “Aamito (center) could’ve handled this cover alone. She is just so stunning!” said mathiaskatz.

“This definitely should be a solo cover for Aamito, anyway I’m glad she got it!” agreed thatsfierce. (more…)

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A Bevy of Diverse Models Star on UK Harper’s Bazaar’s ‘Garish’ August Covers

Models continue to reign supreme at UK Harper’s Bazaar during 2017, with Karen Elson appearing on the June cover and a beaming Ashley Graham fronting July. Now, Bazaar‘s series of colorful August covers features diverse beauties including Irina Kravchenko, Lara Mullen, Ling Chen, Malaika Firth and Polina Oganicheva. Photographed by British Bazaar staple Erik Madigan Heck and styled by Leith Clark, the girls star on the magazine’s six unique covers to celebrate the new season.

UK Harper's Bazaar August 2017 by Erik Madigan Heck


Overall, the covers weren’t well-received by our forum members. “I hate when they put any editorial shot as a cover. It’s so clueless to think just anything can work as a cover,” said A.D.C upon seeing the subscribers cover (above).

“Exactly!” agreed Miss Dalloway. “Justine Picardie is so clueless. Listen, I do appreciate her supporting models for the covers, LOVE IT! But she needs better execution, the issues are also terribly boring. It’s just a snoozefest! Irrelevant snoozefest!”  (more…)

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