Our forums have been rife with speculation as to who might surface on the next cover of U.S. Vogue. Gisele Bündchen and Katy Perry were mentioned but nothing could have prepared us for the fantastic cover Vogue unveiled earlier today. Making her debut on the American fashion bible’s April 2017 issue is Selena Gomez. The songstress, who has a staggering 113 million Instagram followers (and counting), received the Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott treatment for the sultry beach shot.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF VOGUE
Forum members couldn’t believe their eyes. “WOW, this is great. Love the colors and she looks good. For once she doesn’t look like a kid who’s playing dress-up. Her best work for a magazine so far,” applauded fluxxx the second the cover came to light.
“Wow this is amazing! Best I’ve ever seen Selena, she finally looks properly sexy and mature. And I’m loving the ‘Linda by Steven Meisel in Cuba’ vibe of the ed, she pulls it off so well,” raved Marc10. (more…)
Paris Jackson is certainly having a moment in the spotlight with her recent seal of approval from Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book. and a reported Chanel campaign in the works. Now, Paris graces the cover of U.S. Harper’s Bazaar. Following in the footsteps of the likes of Rihanna and Madonna, the daughter of Michael Jackson holds her own in the cover shoot, lensed by Jean-Paul Goude. Paris wears a black Ralph Lauren dress on the generic newsstand cover (below) and can be found leaping in front of the Eiffel Tower wearing a mixture of Christian Dior and Chanel on the more adventurous cover for subscribers (after the jump).
IMAGE: COURTESY OF HARPER’S BAZAAR
Unfortunately, our fourm members weren’t jumping for joy along with her. “Wow, this is so bad. Why is this girl getting covers? She looks truly awful time and time again,” anlabe32 disapproved at once.
“She looks terrifying. What an awful cover,” cried out an unforgiving mepps. (more…)
Due to the tragic passing of Franca Sozzani back in December, Emanuele Farneti makes his debut as editor-in-chief ofVogue Italia this month. Sticking with tradition, Steven Meisel was Farneti’s photographer of choice to capture the anything-but-traditional cover story. Meisel (a forum favorite) cast model Lulu for an online shopping-inspired shoot, which somehow manages to make Giorgio Armani look more like ASOS on the disappointing March 2017 cover.
Most of our forum members despised the cover concept. “How ridiculous!! I have zero interest in this concept, and this is such an unappealing cover!” screamed Miss Dalloway.
“What a letdown! Pushing an ‘online shopping’ themed cover in 2017? And I know the images are supposed to mimic those lifeless ASOS lookbooks, but it simply doesn’t work for a cover,” chimed in a less than impressed Benn98. (more…)
What’s happening over at Marie Claire? The magazine has let standards slip lately, churning out a series of underwhelming covers with some questionable styling choices. Scarlett Johansson managed to make the magazine’s March cover work by striking a powerful pose but Priyanka Chopra’s cover shoot for April 2017 falls flat. Photographed by Tesh, the Quantico actress (who usually photographs beautifully) looks a little lost and uneasy in the cover photo wearing an unattractive Gucci number selected by Alison Edmond.
Our forum members weren’t afraid to call out the American title. “There’s too much going on here — the ‘fierce’ face, hand pose, weird S&M studded leather shrug, and the fact that they’ve stripped her boobs away,” pointed out Benn98 the moment the cover struck.
“I usually always like Priyanka in print but here the result is TERRIBLE. The fierce over the top and crazy pose, the AWFUL styling, those leather things on her shoulders, the bad layout of the coverlines and the hair is baaaad (the person who did this should be fired ASAP!). This is not a good cover. OMG!” ranted a horrified Bertrando3. (more…)
Harper’s Bazaar Australia has a tendency to successfully use reprinted images and make them their own. The magazine brings its A game once again for April 2017, opting to use Spanish Bazaar‘s cover shoot with Christy Turlington. Selecting a totally different (and much better) shot than its counterpart, the 90s supermodel captivates in a printed Prada outfit.
However, Bazaar Australia’s latest choice of reprint has our forums divided. “This cover is wonderful! Such a fantastic, realistic and clean shot of Christy which I cannot help but to love. I love what they’ve done in terms of selecting the image, the composition, the colours, the fonts, etc. Brilliant!” rejoiced vogue28.
“Absolutely agree, I LOOOOOOVE this cover,” approved Bertrando3. (more…)
We have been waiting for what feels like an eternity for Chanel’s latest campaign to drop and the wait is finally over. After Chanel’s overdone and somewhat peculiar Spring 2017 campaign with Arizona Muse, the iconic French fashion house is getting us excited for the new Karl Lagerfeld-designed Gabrielle handbag. To coincide with the release of the new It bag, Lagerfeld shot a handful of his muses wearing different variations of the bag, including Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne, Caroline de Maigret and, of course, Pharrell Williams. The first man to appear in a handbag campaign for Chanel (but not his first appearance as a Chanel ambassador), Pharrell comfortably models the black crocodile version of the bag, while also posing for one of Lagerfeld’s classic studio images (after the jump).
Unfortunately, our forum members weren’t feeling it. “I’m indifferent aboutPharrell’s shot. His desperation with being tied to anything Chanel related has reached epic proportions. It’s actually quite embarrassing. I’ve never seen someone so hungry for fashion acclaim. He’s now like a modern day Becky Sharp!” stated Benn98.
“I love how senile Karl is that in his world Pharrell is still a big deal. Remember his Vive La Fete days? Yeah…” MulletProof chimed in. (more…)