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Bella Hadid’s New Bulgari Campaign by Terry Richardson Looks Cheap, Not Luxe

Like it or not, Bella Hadid is the name on everyone’s lips right now as she continues to dominate the fashion scene. Giuseppe Zanotti declared her the face of the Fall 2017 collection, appearing solo in the brand’s new campaign and now Bella makes her debut as an ambassador for Bulgari. Not only was she just announced as the face of Bulgari’s new scent, the 20-year-old’s campaign for the upscale Italian label’s new line of accessories just dropped. Lensed by Terry Richardson (major eye roll), Bella amps up the energy in the images, rocking the collection of Serpenti handbags.

The images, however, fell completely flat with our forum members. “It’s a nice fun image but not for Bulgari, IMO. Last season with Lily Aldridge was so elegant and now this?” pointed out a far from satisfied kokobombon.

“It’s nice in a Kate Spade kind of way, but you’re right, certainly not for Bulgari,” Benn98 agreed. “I don’t understand why they went to town with the launch, only to release a shot rendering her damn near unrecognizable. So pointless. Also, Terry! And now he’s trying to be [Mario] Testino. Wonder who’ll be next!”  (more…)

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Something Important Is Missing From Ashley Graham’s ‘Body Confident’ Cover of UK Harper’s Bazaar

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).

UK Harper's Bazaar July 2017 : Ashley Graham by Alexi Lubomirski


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…)

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Lana Del Rey Photographs Like a Dream for UK ELLE’s Two June Covers

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.

UK Elle June 2017 : Lana Del Rey by Thomas Whiteside


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…)

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Bella Hadid Is the New Face of Giuseppe Zanotti, Starring in the Fall 2017 Campaign

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.

Giuseppe Zanotti F/W 2017.18 : Bella Hadid 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…)

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Sofia Coppola and Steven Meisel Reunite for WSJ’s Enchanting June/July Cover

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.

WSJ Magazine June/July 2017 : Sofia Coppola by Steven Meisel


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…)

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Ultimate Aussie Model Elle Macpherson Looks Beautiful on Harper’s Bazaar Australia

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.

Harper's Bazaar Australia June/July 2017 : Elle Macpherson by Nick Leary


“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…)

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