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Horses Steal the Spotlight From Edie Campbell and Anna Ewers in Versace’s Spring 2017 Campaign

Donatella Versace made no attempt to hide that models Edie Campbell and Anna Ewers had signed on to star in Versace’s mainline campaign for Spring 2017, posting a series of behind-the-scenes photos featuring the duo while on location in Kentucky. Replacing Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid but continuing to work with photographer Bruce Weber, Edie and Anna roam around a ranch and pose alongside male models and horses — a stark contrast from the Versace collection.

Versace S/S 2017 : Edie Campbell & Anna Ewers by Bruce Weber

IMAGE: FACEBOOK.COM/VERSACE

Members of our forums weren’t a fan of the concept. “So, clearly, this is not Versace. The two individual shots with Edie are take it or leave it for me — just meh. However, the one with Anna and Edie could not have been more stiff if they tried. Anna, especially, looks like she’s never modeled in her life. And her neck looks like she’s a football player,” MyNameIs critiqued at once.

“Versace in Kentucky? A mess. This is truly awful,” Scotty exclaimed in a state of shock. (more…)

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Fifth Cover for UK ELLE Does Not Disappoint

Rarely does Rosie Huntington-Whiteley disappoint on the cover of our favorite fashion glossies (and she’s fronted several over the past couple of months). Therefore, it’s no surprise that British ELLE had an instant hit when it was announced on our forums in November that Rosie was set to appear on its January issue. The fitness-themed cover, Rosie’s fifth for the magazine, is finally here and our forum members couldn’t be happier.

UK Elle January 2017 : Rosie Huntington-Whiteley by Jem Mitchell

IMAGE: ELLEUK.COM

“It’s finally out and Rosie is just damn perfect!” raved Srdjan the second the cover surfaced, setting the tone for commentary to follow.

“Strong cover, love the covers. I know Rosie appears an awful lot on UK Harper’s Bazaar and UK ELLE but I’m absolutely okay with it. It’s very rare for her not to deliver, for me,” added a more than satisfied honeycombchild. (more…)

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Zendaya’s January Allure Cover Was a Missed Opportunity to Showcase Her ‘Fierce’ Attitude

Allure succumbed to the Gigi Hadid craze with its December cover and now, the beauty bible’s first edition of the new year also features one of 2016’s most talked-about personalities. Zendaya (who isn’t a stranger to making headlines when appearing on magazine covers) makes her Allure debut photographed by Jason Kibbler. The 20-year-old works soaking wet hair, a vivid pink lip and a vibrant silk Christian Dior dress while posing under the warm Malibu sunshine.

Allure January 2017 : Zendaya by Jason Kibbler

IMAGE: PEOPLE.COM

But everything from the styling to the photography was just too much for our tastes. “Oh dear…” sighed KissMiss the second the cover came to light.

“It is beyond me how they managed to turn such a fierce young woman into a total snoozefest. Zendaya usually oozes attitude, what happened?” questioned a horrified dodencebt. (more…)

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Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls and Stella Maxwell Go Topless for Replay’s New Campaign

The fashion community continues to embrace Irina Shayk and one of the latest gigs for the Russian bombshell (aside from starring in the Spring 2017 Alberta Ferretti campaign) includes being the face of Replay. She has appeared on the cover of Vogue Russia, Vogue Germany and Vogue Japan this year and tops it off by fronting Replay’s new #TouchIt advertising campaign. Photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Irina and fellow beauties Joan Smalls and Stella Maxwell go topless, wearing nothing but the Italian brand’s denim.

Replay Jeans 2016 : Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls & Stella Maxwell by Mert & Marcus

IMAGE: DAILYMAIL.CO.UK

Our forum members weren’t feeling it, however. “What was the point of paying a bucket of money to Mert & Marcus for a basic campaign with awful lighting? They got scammed,” laughed a disapproving Marc10 the moment the campaign dropped.

“Co-signed. What was their creative team thinking?” replied Street_a_Licious in agreement. (more…)

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Lineisy Montero Makes Her Long-Overdue Vogue Debut for Vogue Turkey

Vogue Turkey had a perfectly satisfactory 2016, delivering the likes of Bella Hadid, Lara Stone and Kendall Jenner, but there was a serious lack of diversity on its covers. Thankfully, the year wasn’t a total (white)wash as the magazine goes out on a high featuring Lineisy Montero on the December issue. The “catwalk queen” makes her long-awaited Vogue cover debut wearing Elie Saab, photographed by Katja Rahlwes.

Vogue Turkey December 2016 : Lineisy Montero by Katja Rahlwes

IMAGE: VOGUE.COM.TR

Having a wonderful cover subject is one thing, but did Vogue Turkey successfully pull off the shoot? Our forums are divided. “I like the styling, color scheme and layout but her expression annoys me for some reason — makes me want to slap the pretentious smirk off her face,” wrote kokobombon.

“Please don’t, she’s got only one expression as it is. This is Lineisy’s first Vogue cover, and while I’m glad for her, her print presence is still positively unremarkable. It may as well be a mannequin we see here,” Benn98 added. (more…)

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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

IMAGE: DESIGNSCENE.NET

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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