You can always rely on WSJ Magazine for a solid cover image and the magazine’s December/January offering is no different. After a beautiful Reese Witherspoon cover for November, Dutch photographic duo Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin took model Rianne van Rompaey and stylist George Cortina to Greece for this month’s cinematic cover shoot. In the sepia-toned image (below), Rianne stands before the ancient Greek Temple of Poseidon, striking a pose wearing a Ralph Lauren trench.
Our forum members were in awe of the cover. “WOW I love this! Feels very vintage but modern at the same time,” admired 333101 at once.
“George Cortina rarely disappoints. We need him at Vogue Paris. He is the king of glamour!” wrote Lola701. (more…)
Anna Wintour has made it clear over the years that she’s a huge admirer of Lupita Nyong’o. As a result, we’re not too surprised to see the actress back on the cover of the magazine for January 2018. Giving us the polar opposite of last month‘s studio shoot, Lupita shows off her yoga skills while standing on a surfboard in the water. Shot by Mikael Jansson, Lupita was styled by Tonne Goodman who selected a (non-waterproof) silver embellished Christian Dior bodysuit and skirt.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF VOGUE
The cover reminded our forum members of another yoga-inspired Vogue shoot. “Man oh man. All I can think of is how great Christy Turlington’s yoga [Vogue October 2002] cover was,” voiced A.D.C.
“Christy Turlington’s yoga cover was divine, such a shame we would never see that kind of cover anymore,” added chanelh. (more…)
Ever since she scored her first major magazine cover with Vogue Russia back in April, we’ve become accustomed to Grace Elizabeth delivering the goods whenever she lends her remarkable beauty to a fashion bible. After all, who could blame us after her gorgeous appearances on Vogue Spain‘s May issue and Vogue Italia‘s July cover? Grace now takes to the front of Vogue Mexico, helping the publication close out 2017 on a high, participating in a festive, wintry cover shoot, lensed by none other than Patrick Demarchelier.
Needless to say, our forum members loved it. “I quite like them, she looks like a snow princess or something. Very good for Grace Elizabeth too, scoring more Vogue covers,” said KateTheGreatest upon seeing this month’s offerings.
“The first cover reminds me so much of Carla Bruni,” pointed out KateIsGr8. (more…)
After some major staff changes back in September, ELLE hints at more changes to come in 2018 with a stark, blank-canvas cover for January. Nina Garcia, the publication’s newly installed editor-in-chief, welcomes actress Zoe Kravitz as her debut cover girl. Rumored to have originally been photographed by controversial photographer Terry Richardson for the cover shoot, ELLE regular Paola Kudacki stepped in to conduct the re-shoot. A firm favorite of Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello and face of the brand’s Spring 2018 collection, Zoe makes one of his creations her own in the clean, crisp newsstand cover image.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF ELLE
Despite ELLE‘s best efforts at something fresh, our forum members weren’t feeling it. “The colors pop, for all the wrong reasons. The backdrop looks fake, I think Zoe’s hair color looks too severe for her skin tone, and the art direction could be lowered. I suppose we should let this one slide knowing they had to scramble to reshoot this at the 11th hour,” wrote Benn98.
“This is mediocre. They could have done so much more with this,” voiced Khabeer. (more…)
A favorite at the newsstand, Zendaya has covered just about every fashion magazine including Vogue,Allure, W Magazine and Marie Claire. It’s no surprise that the “on fire” actress now makes an appearance on InStyle‘s first offering for 2018, following in the footsteps of Nicole Kidman, Bella Hadid and Karlie Kloss. Posing on the January cover, the 21-year-old oozes youthful radiance wearing a blue velour Chloé outfit for photographer Anthony Maule.
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Members of our forums weren’t too impressed, however. “I know Zendaya likes experimenting and all that, but this hairstyle is too much for her petite frame. Anyway, this looks more like a glorified Grazia cover to me,” commented Benn98.
“A singer/actress with very little success in either,” wrote A.D.C, clearly unimpressed by InStyle‘s choice of cover subject this month. (more…)
Vogue Italia delivers yet another themed issue for December, dubbed ‘The Celebration Issue.’ Photographic duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott captured a festive crew having fun at a Parisian eatery for the occasion. Cover one (below) features Natalia Vodianova tucking into a burger and fries, cover two (after the jump) catches Joan Smalls, Anja Rubik, Catherine McNeil and Jamie Bochert in their swimsuits taking a quick break in the kitchen, and cover three gives us a smiling Irina Shayk as she crawls across the dining table.
Was the Italian Vogue themed issue a success with our forum members? “YEAH, THIS is Vogue Italia cover worthy!” rejoiced Bertrando3. “It’s glamorous, sensual, fashionable and a real supermodel is on the cover where she belongs.”
“Yeah, this is the VI that’s been missing the last few years. Love all the covers,” declared MyNameIs. (more…)