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Nicole Kidman’s Cover of Vogue Australia for January 2017 Looks All Too Familiar

Kate Moss x British Vogue, Natasha Poly x Vogue Russia and Gisele Bündchen x Vogue Brazil are just a few examples of longstanding relationships between cover subjects and magazines. Similarly, we’ve become accustomed to seeing Nicole Kidman on the cover of Vogue Australia over the years, so it’s hardly a surprise that the actress is fronting the title’s first issue of 2017. Photographed by Will Davidson and styled by Christine Centenera, Nicole wears Louis Vuitton in the wilderness.

Vogue Australia January 2017 : Nicole Kidman by Will Davidson


According to our forum members, the resulting cover is recycled and dated. “I feel like I’ve seen this before,” pointed out blueorchid within seconds of the cover surfacing, setting the tone for commentary to follow.

“My thought exactly! Her right hand pose is so awkward,” Ed replied in agreement. (more…)

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Sarah Jessica Parker Stars on InStyle’s Lackluster January Cover

Newly-appointed editor-in-chief of InStyle Laura Brown hasn’t exactly received a standing ovation on our forums lately, with Reese Witherspoon‘s December cover being the latest to disappoint. So, it comes as no surprise that the newly-unveiled January cover has received a bit of backlash. Newsstand dynamite and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker is Brown’s latest cover conquest, taking time out of her busy schedule designing a successful shoe collection and filming HBO’s Divorce to pose for InStyle-regular Thomas Whiteside.

The newsstand cover (above) left our forum members far from impressed. “Yikes, this could be Redbook! It’s not bad, but the backdrop doesn’t suit the color at all. It actually looks poorly edited,” critiqued Benn98 at once.

“I give Laura three more months until she returns to more natural looking backdrops. This is getting hilarious,” added a disapproving dodencebt. (more…)

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Cameron Russell Is Barely Recognizable on Vogue Germany’s Glitzy January Cover

While the majority of our favorite fashion glossies tend to kick off the new year with a bang, Vogue Germany is off to a rocky start. The magazine hit a home run with its festive December cover featuring sisters Edie and Olympia Campbell and continues the festivities with a glitzy, stylized January cover. Continuing to choose models for its covers (which we applaud, BTW), Cameron Russell was photographed by Giampaolo Sgura for the occasion.

Vogue Germany January 2017 : Cameron Russell by Giampaolo Sgura


Not all of our forum members were impressed, however. “Would be better for their December issue with all that bling/glitter/gold. But happy to see Cameron Russell,” DutchHomme commented the moment the cover struck.

“Even though at first sight I found it garish and gaudy I think I’ll hold judgment until I see it in person. Something tells me it’ll look different in person,” A.D.C pointed out. (more…)

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Steven Meisel Photographs Five Different Models (Including Irina Shayk) for Alberta Ferretti’s Spring 2017 Campaign

The new year and new season is just around the corner and Alberta Ferretti has wasted no time unveiling its advertising campaign for Spring 2017. Out is Kate Moss and photographic duo Luigi & Iango in favor of legendary lensman Steven Meisel who was commissioned to capture five individual and unique portraits of models Julia Nobis, Raquel Zimmermann, Vittoria Ceretti, Carolyn Murphy and Irina Shayk, each styled by fashion icon Carine Roitfeld.

Alberta Ferretti S/S 2017 : Julia, Raquel, Irina, Carolyn, Vittoria by Steven Meisel


Considering the team involved, our forum members felt a little let down. “Wow, what a random campaign. What’s the direction?” questioned a dumbfounded MON.

“Everything around this seems perfect: great photographer, great cast and for the moment, great pictures. But it doesn’t work with the brand. I associate Ferretti with glamour but not this kind.
It’s weird,” Lola701 chimed in. (more…)

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Actress Ruth Negga Delights on Vogue’s January Cover

When it comes to magazine cover diversity, 2017 is off to a fantastic start. British Vogue embraced Ashley Graham for its January offering and now, on the heels of a gorgeous Michelle Obama cover, Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga makes an unexpected appearance on American Vogue. The star of AMC’s hit TV series Preacher was photographed by Vogue regular Mario Testino for the occasion, complete with styling from Tonne Goodman. Wearing a floral Alexander Wang top, Ruth delivers a refreshing, colorful and inviting January cover.

US Vogue January 2017 : Ruth Negga by Mario Testino


Members of our forums were thrilled with the results. “Fabulous choice! I love the cover, it feels fresh and pretty. It’s also got a festive feel without being too much, I love the mint green background. An excellent start to the new year,” praised LastNight the moment the cover struck.

“Such a great choice, this made my day! Just because Ruth has been working, and for so long without getting that big break! And now with Loving, the most powerful movie of the year, it’s just wonderful to see her rewarded like this,” championed Miss Dalloway. (more…)

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Bella Hadid Is Unrecognizable as a Blonde on Paper’s Winter 2016 Cover

While sister Gigi Hadid took home the award for International Model of the Year at The Fashion Awards earlier this week, Bella Hadid reminds us that she’s also a formidable presence in the industry. Not that we needed reminding since Bella has had quite the high-profile 2016, amassing a healthy amount of magazine covers (nine, to be exact), landing lucrative adverting campaigns and walking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. She now takes to the cover of Paper — as a blonde. Yes, gone are Bella’s trademark dark tresses in favor of a drastic ice-blonde look as she poses for photographer Nicolas Moore.

Paper Winter 2016 : Bella Hadid by Nicolas Moore


The drastic change didn’t win over our forum members, who were far from impressed. “I’m using my phone, and from the thumbnail alone, this looks like a Miss Fame makeup?” asked MON, referencing the famous drag queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

“Miss Fame wouldn’t even have such ugly lip makeup,” laughed russianelf in response. (more…)

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