Miley Cyrus has been absent from the magazine circuit for quite some time and it’s hard to believe that her last notable cover appearance was back in 2015 for British ELLE. The American edition of ELLE has brought Miley back into our lives on the cover of its recently unveiled October 2016 issue. After winning us over with Cara Delevingne last month, ELLE hits a home run for the second month in a row. Photographed by Terry Tsiolis, the “Wrecking Ball” singer sports a toned-down look for the light, airy and refreshing cover shoot, looking more at ease than she ever has before.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF ELLE
Members of our forums were loving ELLE‘s take on Miley. “What a beautiful cover! I love everything about it. She looks so gorgeous… And the layout actually works. They should stick with this,” praised MON.
“What a lovely cover!” added Handbag Queen. (more…)
Everyone has been so transfixed on what Kendall Jenner has been doing lately (ahem, scoring magazine covers left, right and center), that we almost forgot about sister Kim Kardashian for a second. Yet Kim has quickly reminded us of her existence by appearing on the cover of Wonderland‘s latest. The British title hasn’t been short of aheadlines lately, with its Summer 2016 issue starring Zendaya causing some controversy. Wonderland is set for some more buzz with its Autumn edition thanks to Kim, who plays a naughty bride in the cover photo shot by Petra Collins while wearing a ruffled Kenzo number complete with a veil and fishnet stockings — as all blushing brides are wont to do.
Our forum members weren’t here for the cover though. “LOL at the fashion issue and the only thing they could squeeze her into was a Cartier necklace? Give me a break,” slated a far from impressed iclawhands.
“For a split-second, I thought she was rubbing herself under the wedding dress ensemble, or whatever it is, lace curtains and table napkins turned into a top. And always with the thigh-high boots. Kanye must be like one of those husbands with a fetish who can see no further than whatever weird item of clothing they constantly want their wives to be wearing, for their pleasure,” added tigerrogue. (more…)
We hate it whenever a magazine changes for the worse — and W Magazine is most definitely headed in that direction. After the unveiling of its September cover featuring Rihanna, our forums noticed some changes in art direction, taking an immediate dislike to the redesigned masthead. Hoping the change was only temporary, W‘s set of covers for October 2016 reveal otherwise. The mag’s annual The New Royals Issue has just been unveiled and it features a handful of personalities photographed by Mario Sorrenti. Kanye West, Irina Shayk, Jodie Foster, Halle Berry, Kit Harrington and Elle Fanning (among a few others) each star on their own solo cover.
It was only natural for our forum members to start selecting their favorite. “The masthead on the men’s covers are upside down…why? None of these three images appeal to me, and it’s mainly the deadpan expressions. It perfectly captures Tonchi’s W – bland and boring,” slated Benn98.
“Oh WOW! Some interesting faces on these covers! Collectively, they’re all intriguing enough for me to purchase without seeing the content, although there is no way I’m going to buy them all. Admittedly, I’m enamored with Irina Shayk’s cover. She is serving up some serious face and pose here,” Valesco added. (more…)
Allure has had a terrific year thus far (major staff changes aside) and the magazine continues to steam ahead with newfound confidence. The American beauty bible has managed to secure girls-of-the-moment Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner for recent covers and served up a pixel-perfect cover featuring Jessica Alba last month. Now, sure to gain even more momentum, Allure scored none other than Kendall Jenner for October — this month’s unparalleled must-have cover girl. Yes, you’re about to see a whole lot more of Kendall at the newsstand (since she’s got three major Vogue covers this month) as she returns to the cover of Allure, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier.
Members of our forums couldn’t hold their tongues for long. “That boring face again,” sighed a disapproving liberty33rlb the moment the cover struck.
“Allure‘s got to keep itself alive by any means. An awkward cover shot to match the awkward cover line. I get this magazine every month and I don’t mind what the new editor is doing, because she hasn’t shifted radically from the formula that Linda Wells created, but still, it often feels like there’s a wind blowing through the magazine, because there’s an empty sense to the pages, so I’m giving it until the end of the year before I abandon the title,” stated tigerrogue. (more…)
Chambray all day; Image: Goop
Goop’s been toying with our emotions lately. The newsletter-turned-lifestyle site-turned-all-encompassing brand released its own organic skincare line earlier this year with revered brand Juice Beauty (It rules; Cue happy tears). Then, founder Gwyneth Paltrow’s somewhat ill-worded Sage Summit comments had us all thinking she was consciously uncoupling from the brand (Um…no thank you; Cue sad tears). She’s not (happy tears again). Now, the brand known for its expertly — if expensively — curated e-commerce offerings and chic designer collaborations is launching its own apparel line, no x’s, ands or dashes necessary. The much-anticipated Goop Label is here, and before you choose whether to rejoice or depair, here are all of the deets:
First off, the line is incredibly well-made. “I think there’s a huge white space in the market for luxurious ready-to-wear at a direct-to-consumer price,” said Paltrow in a statement. Designed with Gwyn’s wardrobe staples and Goop’s greatest apparel hits in mind, the line is produced from the same Italian fabrics — and in the same Italian factories — as coveted brands like Proenza Schouler, Vetements and Dries Van Noten.
“It was very important to me to make the clothes in the same way that all of my favorite designer clothing is made, which is in Italy, with beautifully loomed fabrics, incredible tailoring, and incredible attention to detail, but to be able to deliver those pieces at a third of the price,” Paltrow affirmed. (That said, a third of the price of a Dries masterpiece is still a chunk of change. But more on that in a moment.) (more…)
The fashion industry venerates the supermodels of yore but often excludes them anyway (aged models were only cast 11 times during the Fall 2016 season). Nevermind the fact that, unless you’re a celebrity like Caitlyn Jenner or even an industry insider like Gilliean McLeod, beginning your modeling career as a quinquagenarian requires a near miracle.
However, regardless of her youth-obsessed profession, model Christy Turlington Burns is neither fazed by the prospect of aging nor tempted by plastic surgery. “Maybe I would think differently if I thought it looked good and it didn’t hurt and it didn’t send bad messages to young people,” the 47-year-old supermodel and Every Mother Counts founder said in a recent interview with Town & Country. “But I’ve never seen someone who I’ve been like, ‘Oh, that’s a good idea.’ It looks freaky to me.” (We’d also like to add “if I wasn’t a genetic miracle” to Turlington’s list of “ifs.”)
All jokes aside, with so many models inwardly and outwardly suffering due to poor self-image and industry pressures, it’s important to hear one of the most respected players in the game championing the idea that “being who you are, being your best self, has nothing to do with what you look like.” (She’s pretty much the perfect candidate for the All Woman Project’s next video.) (more…)