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Hailey Baldwin Underwhelms on Vogue Mexico’s Lackluster September Covers

The industry seems hellbent on trying to make Hailey Baldwin happen and more power to her, as she scores not one but TWO September covers this month. First came the cover of Vogue Japan where she was styled to the hilt in head-to-toe Burberry and now Vogue Mexico makes the American beauty its cover girl. It was only two issues ago that Bella Hadid sent temperatures rising on a series of sun-soaked covers for the magazine and now Hailey reminds us that fall is on the way, cozying up in knitwear and socks in the special digital cover (below) and a wool blazer on the newsstand cover (after the jump), both photographed by Bjorn Iooss and styled by Celia Azoulay.

Vogue Mexico September 2018 : Hailey Baldwin by Bjorn Iooss

IMAGE: VOGUE.MX

It seems our forum members have a long way to go before warming to Hailey. “Maybe it’s the hair? Just wondering why all Hailey’s covers always look so cheap,” said Benn98 the second the covers appeared.

“Even if she were brunette, it might still be difficult to engage with her images, because she doesn’t put any emotion into her face. I’m not talking about a big false smile, but the glimmer of a mood, a certain look in her eyes. The best models don’t just turn up in front of the camera — they turn up and turn it on,” stated tigerrouge.

“Why do we live in a world where Hailey Baldwin scores two September Vogue covers,” slammed mikel.

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Natasha Poly, Natalia Vodianova and Irina Shayk Help Vogue Russia Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary

The September issues are continuing to roll out and Vogue Russia is celebrating a milestone this month, rounding off a monumental 20 years of publication. The magazine brought out the big guns to celebrate, enlisting a trio of Russian supermodels to front the issue: Natasha Poly, Natalia Vodianova and Irina Shayk, photographed by Giampaolo Sgura. The girls strut their stuff outside The Ritz hotel in Paris wearing Saint Laurent and walking barefoot, holding their heels as if leaving a fashionable soiree from the night before.

Vogue Russia September 2018 : Natasha, Natalia & Irina by Giampaolo Sgura

IMAGE: VOGUE.RU

For a 20th-anniversary issue, our forum members felt a little…disappointed. “Crikey, can’t believe something associated with those names can turn out so bad. Also don’t know what is worse, the styling (with sunglasses, why??), or the ridiculous art direction. Looks worse than a preview cover!” said Benn98 the moment the cover dropped.

“What the actual F is this? The glamorous, hedonistic take on Stepford Wives during the morning after? What’s the point of making them look identical?” asked Ken Doll Jenner.

“This is good enough for a supplement,” complained KissMiss.

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Karl Lagerfeld Photographs a Diverse Cast for Chanel’s Simple, Chic Fall 2018 Campaign

Karl Lagerfeld has received his fair share of critique from our forums over recent months, whether he’s making Kaia Gerber look like a soccer mom in his namesake label’s campaign, collaborating with Nicki Minaj for the cover of ELLE or having Adwoa Aboah channel her inner Gabrielle Chanel for the brand’s eyewear campaign. Yet Lagerfeld’s latest Chanel campaign for Fall 2018 appears to be a hit with our hard-to-impress members. Joined in the studio by a handful of diverse models — Yoon Young Bae, Luna Bijl, Adesuwa Aighewi, Vittoria Ceretti, Hoyeon Jung, Grace Elizabeth and Nina Marker —and stylist Carine Roitfeld, his latest effort is chic and straightforward.

Chanel F/W 2018.19 by Karl Lagerfeld

IMAGE: MODELS.COM

Members of our forums liked what they saw upon first look. “Love what I’m seeing so far!” declared bluebanter.

“Love this campaign… a departure from the usual Chanel campaigns a bit and I like the diversity of the cast too!” Zposen said.

“Karl shot this? I’m surprised because I love it,” remarked Elite13.

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Christy Turlington Gives Vogue Poland a Beautiful September Cover

After decades in the game, Christy Turlington is STILL out here killing it with each and every shoot (unlike fellow supermodel Cindy Crawford, who can’t seem to catch a break). This month alone, Christy has managed to score the cover of Vogue Paris and delivered us a beautiful portfolio for InStyle. So we aren’t at all surprised to see the American beauty land Vogue Poland’s first September cover. Since the magazine’s launch back in March of this year, Polish Vogue has been hit with both positive and negative feedback from our forum members — but most definitely hits a home run this month. Christy wears a Jacquemus trench and slicked-back hair In the beautiful black and white cover image photographed by Chris Colls and styled by Julie Pelipas.

Vogue Poland September 2018 : Christy Turlington by Chris Colls

IMAGE: VOGUE.PL

Members of our forums were full of praise. “Yes to this! I wasn’t sure of the direction Vogue Poland was taking, but I think I am starting to see a pattern of airiness, liberation and strength radiating from all their covers,” admired dodencebt.

“The first Vogue Poland cover I really love. I’m truly impressed with this,” said RaisinBoy.

“Amazing pic! A strong femme fatale,” Nymphaea noted.

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WSJ Magazine Wins September With This Cover Model Extravaganza

The majority of this year’s September covers have failed to live up to expectations, but leave it to WSJ Magazine to deliver the goods (once again). The title has produced some spectacular covers this year featuring the likes of Gisele Bündchen and Oprah. Now celebrating 10 years of publication, WSJ goes all out for its monumental September 2018 issue, dropping a total of five covers starring models Anna Ewers, Andreea Diaconu, Imaan Hammam, Carolyn Murphy, Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes, Tao Okamato, Rianne van Rompaey, Freja Beha Erichsen and Adwoa Aboah. The 10 cover girls were photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, complete with styling from forum favorite George Cortina.

WSJ Magazine September 2018 : The Power of 10 by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

IMAGE: WSJMAGAZINE.COM

The covers were an instant hit with our forum members. “This is all kinds of amazing!” exclaimed mikel the second the covers came to light.

“For me, those are the best September covers!” added john2elmejor.

“Yes! Finally glamour,” applauded GivenchyHomme.

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Charlotte Casiraghi Gives Vogue Germany Two Boring September Covers

In an ideal world, we would have been gifted a slew of German models ranging from Claudia Schiffer to Anna Ewers for Vogue Germany’s most important fashion issue of the year, but the title goes against the grain by featuring Charlotte Casiraghi for September 2018. The daughter of Caroline, Princess of Hanover is certainly no stranger to the cover of Vogue, having already fronted Vogue Paris on two occasions. Charlotte poses in the studio for Daniel Jackson with swept-back hair, minimal makeup and Saint Laurent clothes (for which she is the face of this season).

Vogue Germany September 2018 : Charlotte Casiraghi by Daniel Jackson

IMAGE: VOGUE.DE

Despite Vogue Germany’s best efforts, our forums weren’t buying it. “Fashion Rocks? I feel embarrassed for them. That would be an Instagram caption of a random blogger wannabe. Vogue Paris copycats too,” ranted Srdjan upon checking out the two covers.

“The September covers are alarming. Not a single release has been good. Is September no longer something to look forward to?” asked MON.

“Why is she making that terrible clueless expression in both pictures? It’s so depressing,” gunsnroses chimed in.

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