Since kickstarting her tenure at British ELLE with a striking Cara Delevingne cover for September, Anne-Marie Curtis continues to do innovative and inspiring things for the magazine. Her October cover featuring a Rihanna reprint outshone the publication’s American counterpart and now the new issue for November 2017 looks to be another success. Continuing with the bold and well-received redesign, Curtis presents four diversity-embracing covers featuring Ashley Graham, Alek Wek, Susan Sarandon and Beth Ditto for the new “Wonder Woman” themed issue.
The covers received a lot of attention on our forums. “This is the first time I am in love with Ashley’s work in print. The other covers are also great,” expressed a delighted fluxxx the moment the covers dropped.
“What a lovely set of covers, love the new ELLE UK! Of course, Alek is my favorite, but I’m really impressed by Ashley’s cover: definitely not your typical cover shot! Nice work,” congratulated forum member apple. (more…)
Vogue Paris opted for sophistication and simplicity with Cara Delevingne‘s chic cover last month. For November 2017, the magazine takes us on a completely different journey with an in-your-face image of Rianne van Rompaey, complete with bold, garish text. The Dutch redhead makes her debut on the French fashion bible, photographed on location by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. The team transports us to the city of Venice with Rianne sporting a vivid makeup look, a head full of curls and a pink Céline dress for the electrifying cover.
Members of our forums were taken aback. “I gasped when I read the title. I was excited to see Rianne van Rompaey! But when I opened the thread, I quickly lost my enthusiasm. What is this? Wrong pose, wrong makeup, wrong frame, fake background, that dizzy pink font…” Valentine27 disapproved.
“We have a winner! Definitely the worst cover of 2017! It’s so bad, it hurts,” cried a horrified jaybee0605. (more…)
Harper’s Bazaar Australia hasn’t been bringing its A-game lately, resorting to reprint after reprint on the past few covers (and underwhelming our forum members in the process). Thankfully, the magazine is back to commissioning original cover shoots for its latest issue. Going all out, the Australian fashion title welcomes back newsstand-gold Miranda Kerr for November 2017, who is joined by Teddy, her adorable canine companion. Miranda wears head-to-toe Ellery while the pair poses on the studio floor for photographer Nino Munoz.
“So simple yet chic!” declared tFS forum member magsaddict. “It gives me a vague American Bazaar under [Liz] Tilberis vibe? I was beginning to think this year would break the yearly cover tradition for Miranda Kerr, she is to Aussie Harper’s Bazaar what Kate Moss is to British Vogue!”
“Looks more like a celebrity cover, very safe, but then again Miranda hardly ever did model solid covers. Her appeal is more like that of a celebrity anyway,” Benn98 chimed in. (more…)
A burning question haunting our forums: what exactly is going on over at Marie Claire lately? The magazine has failed to deliver the goods over recent months, with a slew of less than impressive covers. The American fashion title’s Taraji P. Henson cover last month barely made a splash and now, the new November 2017 issue starring Mila Kunis is off to a rocky start. Photographed by Kai Z Feng, stylist Deborah Watson dressed the actress in head-to-toe Louis Vuitton in the newsstand cover image (below), while Mila sits on the studio floor, looking rather uncomfortable and not much like her usual self.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF MARIE CLAIRE
Members of our forums immediately picked up on the awkwardness. “Weird pose, very Gollum-esque. I also don’t know what’s going on with her left arm. All that said, her face is so damn pretty that it still works,” commented SallyAlbright at once.
“I also thought of Gollum when I saw it,” echoed A.D.C. (more…)
Our forum members are still shaking their heads over Vogue Turkey‘s horrific October cover featuring Natasha Poly. Thankfully, we have a gorgeous new cover to look at from the Russian bombshell as she makes herVogue Netherlands debut for November 2017. Photographed at her home along the Amstel river in Amsterdam, Natasha looks effortlessly natural and perfectly undone in the crisp cover image captured by Alique.
Members of our forums were relieved to see Natasha looking like herself again. “Wow, I actually love this! I really like the effect of the rain on the cover. Natasha looks raw and beautiful (I also love the intensity in her eyes) and the sweater/hat combo works. Bravo, Vogue Netherlands!” cheered bluestar the moment the cover dropped.
“I love this, and I think Alique is such a strong photographer. This is light years better than her Vogue Turkey cover,” championed marsnoop2. (more…)
Vittoria Ceretti is one of those models that seems to flourish in front of the camera. Whether she’s starring in an advertising campaign or giving good face for the likes of Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris or Vogue Japan, the Italian beauty rarely disappoints. Following a minimalist Christy Turlington cover last month, photographic duo Luigi & Iango dials up the drama forVogue Germany’s November 2017’s cover as Vittoria gives us an intense stare, some killer eye makeup and a bouffant rock ‘n’ roll hairstyle while donning a Dolce & Gabbana coat.
According to a select few of our forum members, the cover wasn’t exactly groundbreaking. “Not the greatest styling but I like it,” confessed TeeVanity.
“Beautiful girl, love her eyes here. Nice fall cover concerning the colors, but nothing special, needed something more or less,” added a slightly disappointed Nymphaea. (more…)