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Where’s the Spirit in Emma Stone’s Louis Vuitton ‘Spirit of Travel’ Campaign?

If you haven’t heard already, Emma Stone is Louis Vuitton’s latest brand ambassador, becoming Nicolas Ghesquière‘s newest muse and clothes horse. The first major outing from the actress as the face of the legendary French fashion house arrives in the form of the new ‘Spirit of Travel’ campaign for 2018, photographed by Craig McDean. Giving Alicia Vikander the push, Emma ventured out into the California desert for the shoot, roaming around a large purpose-built V monument with the rugged landscape making for a nice contrast against Vuitton’s luxurious Capucine handbags.

Louis Vuitton 'Spirit of Travel' 2018 : Emma Stone by Craig McDean


Unfortunately, our forum members weren’t too impressed. “Coach? Calvin Klein?” asked Conbothsides, suggesting the campaign didn’t look or feel on-brand.

“Coach + Calvin Klein = Louis Vuitton. Seriously though, this is so uninspiring it puts me to sleep. I remember those Annie’s shots which actually sent me somewhere but my bed. The images are fine. But for a brand that is Louis Vuitton, I expect more,” voiced TaylorBinque. (more…)

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There’s Something Off With Jennifer Lopez’s Harper’s Bazaar Cover for April

We love when someone unexpected appears on the cover of our favorite fashion glossies and, despite what you may think, Jennifer Lopez can be a rare sight at the newsstand. J.Lo’s last notable solo cover was for W Magazine back in 2016, but Harper’s Bazaar just made her its cover girl for April 2018. Shot by Mariano Vivanco, Jennifer was photoshopped photographed on location on a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles at sunset, wearing a vivid pink Oscar de la Renta gown and sporting a soft and sultry makeup look in the newsstand cover image (below).

US Harper's Bazaar April 2018 : Jennifer Lopez by Mariano Vivanco


But something seems seriously off, according to our forum members. “Jennifer Lopez and US Bazaar should be a great match. But what’s with the odd cover shot — this less-than-glamorous neck twist? Did they try to capture her mid-movement?” questioned tigerrouge the moment the cover struck.

“I instantly liked this! Yet on closer inspection, Jennifer’s mouth area looks really off in the shot, as does the jawline and cheek area. They’ve clearly gone OTT post-production (again),” vogue28 noted.

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Eva Herzigova Poses on Vogue Poland’s Laid-Back April Cover

The inaugural cover of Vogue Poland featuring Anja Rubik and Malgosia Bela failed to excite the majority of our forum members when it debuted last month. The publication now gives up its April 2018 cover to model Eva Herzigova, whose last Vogue cover appearance was back in 2014. Four years later, Eva shows us what we’ve been missing in the laid-back cover image photographed by Chris Colls. The Czech looks effortless and comfortable wearing jeans and a sweater while reclining on a leather sofa.

Vogue Poland April 2018 : Eva Herzigova by Chris Colls


Once again, the magazine pulled in mixed feedback. “OK well this is just lazy and uninspired,” pointed out lelaid the moment the cover dropped.

“Pretty shot but not Vogue-worthy, it’s literally and figuratively lazy. It needs more tension/excitement,” noted Nymphaea. (more…)

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Kendall Jenner Just Landed Her Third US Vogue Cover, Posing With a Cockatoo

Our forums had concocted a theory that either Beyoncé or Rihanna would land this month’s cover, but Vogue threw us a curveball by featuring Kendall Jenner for the third time. The model, who’s currently on the cover of Vogue Korea and the face of Missioni this season, fronts the magazine’s April 2018 edition and, just like her first American Vogue appearance, is captured by photographic duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. In the soft and romantic cover image (below), Kendall was styled by Tonne Goodman in Chanel Haute Couture — complete with an exotic bird perched on her finger.

US Vogue April 2018 : Kendall Jenner by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott


Apparently, the third time isn’t a charm for some of our forum members. “Oh, come on Anna, just give the cover to Anna Ewers or Grace Elizabeth. How much does it take to have a REAL model on the cover? When was the last one? I can’t even remember,” ranted StockholmFW.

“SERIOUSLY? Why, how even!! Are Vogue readers even slightly interested in her? I am so not and it’s not even a good cover, I’ve seen her shot better than this!” slammed Miss Dalloway. (more…)

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Kim Kardashian Makes Her ELLE Debut With a Duo of Covers for April 2018

Kim Kardashian continues to commandeer newsstands worldwide and now makes her debut on the cover of ELLE for April. It’s hard to believe the social media phenom has never graced the cover of the American title before, having already appeared on US Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour. Photographed by Boo George on a Malibu beach for the occasion, Kim wears a metal mesh crop top from Jeremy Scott and a pair of Yeezy black leggings in the newsstand cover shot (below) while working the heck out of Balmain and Yeezy in the striking black and white cover preview (after the jump).

US Elle April 2018 : Kim Kardashian by Boo George


One cover, in particular, stood out to our forum members. “I love the black and white so much,” voiced caioherrero straight away.

“The second cover is what I’ve been hoping Vogue would do for years. It’s such a great shape shot,” favored Benn98. (more…)

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Camila Cabello, Elle Fanning and Aja Naomi King Are Glamour’s Cover Girls for April 2018

It seems that Glamour has finally heard our complaints and ditched the messy graffiti-style cover font as the magazine unveils its latest offering for April 2018. Amidst some major staff changes and presumably with a small interim team until Samantha Barry takes control, Glamour plays it safe with cover girls Camila Cabello, Elle Fanning and Aja Naomi King. Photographed by Olivia Malone, the girls huddle together in the welcoming and fresh cover shot.

The cover generated a whole lot of mixed feelings amongst our forum members. “It has the feel of an old Allure… and it’s nice to see actual normal grown-up text on the cover, instead of that pseudo-handwritten scrawl they’ve been overusing for the past while,” said tigerrouge.

MON agreed, saying, “Allure? Even the layout screams Allure. You have three gorgeous women and you get this? Camila looks sleepy. Did she come from a show? They should’ve chosen a smiling shot of Elle. Her laugh is out of place here but it’s a beautiful shot of her.”

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