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A Gucci-Clad Oprah Makes the Cover of InStyle for March 2018

It’s now been exactly twelve months since Laura Brown unveiled InStyle‘s overhaul and the magazine continues to surprise us (for better or worse). For March 2018, the magazine pulls a major coup by featuring none other than Oprah Winfrey. A cover girl at the age of 63, Winfrey follows in the footsteps of the likes of Bella Hadid and Drew Barrymore, who have each been cover girls under Brown’s tenure and participated in perhaps her most fashion-forward shoots to date. Photographer Phil Poynter captured the American philanthropist (and possible future U.S. presidential contender) in profile for the rather minimal newsstand cover (below), wearing a Gucci jacket etched with ‘LOVED’ written on the back (for obvious reasons).

US InStyle March 2018 : Oprah Winfrey by Phil Poynter

IMAGE: COURTESY OF INSTYLE

Members of our forums were quick to jump on the thread to discuss the cover. “I think they tried to go for an iconic shot, but it doesn’t work IMO. All I see is hair. It’s odd to see her on a magazine other than O. She’s a rather handsome woman through the right lens,” wrote Benn98.

MON shared the same uncertain sentiments, adding, “It’s an OK cover. I won’t read much into the fact that it’s an odd angle and cover shot. Maybe they’re trying something new.” (more…)

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Grace Elizabeth Steals the Spotlight From Sam Smith on V Magazine’s Spring 2018 Cover

Over the past year, it has become evident that V Magazine is no longer the cutting-edge publication it once was. Actress Daisy Ridley attempted ladylike glamour on the last issue and now Sam Smith is the magazine’s latest attempt to get our attention on the cover of Issue #111 Spring 2018. Photographed by Nicola Formichetti, the Brit singer-songwriter is joined by model-of-the-moment Grace Elizabeth as well as male models Jules Horn and Jaad Belgaid. Despite Sam being the main focus of the image, someone else succeeded in stealing the shot.

V#111 Spring Preview 2018 : The Discovery Issue

IMAGE: VMAGAZINE.COM

Who, you ask? Our forum members made it clear immediately. “Damn, this could have been an amazing close-up cover of Grace Elizabeth! Sam Smith looks okay, but those two models look like 18+ actors. What’s with the model aesthetics nowadays… Where has the gentleman look gone?” asked Srdjan upon seeing the cover.

“Grace looks gorgeous as always and I wish she had gotten the cover to herself (gigantic hat included!). Its a shame she’s been shoved to the back,” said 333101. (more…)

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Olivier Rousteing Is Back Shooting Balmain’s ‘Tacky’ Ad Campaign for Spring 2018

Despite our complaints last season, Balmain’s creative director of several years, Olivier Rousteing, continues to serve as the brand’s campaign photographer (because what’s good for Karl Lagerfeld, right?). As we head into the new season, Rousteing ditches the established, big-name models in favor of Valery Kaufman, Tami Williams, Aleyna Fitzgerald, Kiko Arai, Katrin Zakharova and Roosmarijn de Kok. Photographed amongst the lavish and opulent surroundings of the Château de Baronville in France, the girls endeavor to make the shoot look like a whole lot of fun, playing to Rousteing’s camera in Balmain’s coveted new collection.

Balmain S/S 2018 by Olivier Rousteing

IMAGE: FASHIONWEEKDAILY.COM

Our no-holds-barred forum members went all in the moment the campaign struck. “Tragic photos. Tragic cast,” slammed simon.

“Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Olivier needs to leave the photography to the pros. The angles are so unflattering, it’s all one big blob of tackiness,” wrote GivenchyHomme. (more…)

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Kaia Gerber Channels Gia Carangi for Love Magazine’s Spring 2018 Issue

Like it or not: Kaia Gerber is currently the hottest in modeling. After a knockout show season for Spring 2018 and receiving Emmaneulle Alt’s seal of approval by gracing Vogue Paris, the daughter of Cindy Crawford flaunts her supermodel genes for the forthcoming edition of Love Magazine. The magazine has been teasing us for weeks for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2018 edition (available on newsstands February 5) and out of multiple previews, Kaia’s has us most excited for the issue to drop. Shot by photographic duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and styled by Katie Grand, the 16-year-old does some serious late 70s/early 80s glam for the occasion, effortlessly channeling legendary model Gia Carangi.

The majority of our forum members were impressed with the young model and her resemblance to her famous mother, Cindy Crawford. “Kaia looks fantastic,” voiced apple at once.

“The Kaia cover is absolutely stunning. It’s definitely a tribute to Gia. I want a copy,” demanded liv4beauty. (more…)

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Grace Hartzel Nails the 80s Inspiration for Vogue Russia’s February Cover

Vogue Russia had a fairly good 2017 in terms of consistently good covers but failed to generate much buzz for the first issue of 2018, featuring Jean Campbell. The magazine, once again, has our full attention with the unveiling of its bold and electrifying February 2018 cover. Making a reappearance (after fronting the March 2016 edition) is American model Grace Hartzel, doing her best David Bowie impression for the 80s-inspired cover photo. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Grace wears an oversized, OTT Gucci look, styled by Olga Dunina, complete with hair coiffed into a mullet for optimum effect.

Vogue Russia February 2018 : Grace Hartzel by Patrick Demarchelier

IMAGE: VOGUE.RU

Members of our forums loved it. “WOW, now that is bold!” Royal-Galliano approved.

“Wow! I love it so much, mullet and all. It’s 80s to the max; colors, outfit, makeup and hair. Although still manages to avoid looking like a costume. I also love the composition – how the top fills out the space of the image. 1980s done right. Good job!” gazebo raved. (more…)

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Kim, Kendall, Kylie, Khloe and Kourtney Star in Calvin Klein’s New Underwear Campaign

Leave it to the Kardashian-Jenner clan to give us our first major surprise of the Spring 2018 campaign season. No strangers to breaking the internet, the famous sisters pose together in their undies for the new Calvin Klein underwear campaign (Kendall Jenner is already familiar with CK). The five siblings took time out from their busy schedules to pose in a barn setting for photographer Willy Vanderperre.

Calvin Klein #MyCalvins S/S 2018 : The Kardashian/Jenner Sisters by Willy Vanderperre

IMAGE: USWEEKLY.COM

Unsurprisingly, the campaign didn’t go down well with our forum members. “Seriously?” asked apple the moment the images struck.

“Someone please tell me this is a joke. I am begging you,” wrote a shellshocked dodencebt. (more…)

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