Vogue Germany gave us our monthly dose of glamour last month with a Versace-clad Gigi Hadid posing up a storm on the cover. For February, the magazine dials it back with a series of (rather fashionable) mugshot-inspired cover images featuring models-of-the-moment Anna Ewers, Raquel Zimmermann, Grace Elizabeth and Faretta, photographed by Daniel Jackson.
The covers generated a mixed amount of feedback from forum members. “They just woke up?” asked a startled KateIsGr8 the moment the covers struck.
“Are these fashion mugshots? Terrible! What is going on with fashion magazines lately?” asked Miss Dalloway. (more…)
Vogue Italia sure does love a themed issue. After December’s ‘The Celebration Issue‘ featuring a host of models, the magazine now gives us ‘The Restarting Issue’ for its first issue of 2018. Emanuele Farneti makes newcomer Fran Summers the magazine’s cover girl, photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Max Pearain in head-to-toe Louis Vuitton. Despite an agreeable cover shot, Vogue Italia’s juvenile art direction evidently needs a whole lot of work.
Per usual, our forum members weren’t afraid to make their feelings clear. “Gorgeous photo! Looks quite dated but it’s alright. Enough with their terrible art direction! Can’t believe people are paid for this. And ‘restarting issue’? They’re clearly running out of ideas,” said MON.
“Back to 2006 with this cover, even the contrived internet references…” added YohjiAddict. (more…)
ELLE‘s recent Zoe Kravitz cover felt too minimal and sterile for January and now, opting for a complete change in direction, the title gives us some summer sunshine to warm up our February. Making an appearance just three months after her last, Margot Robbie is back on the cover of American ELLE, shot by Alexi Lubomirski. Also currently on British Vogue‘s February edition (alongside Nicole Kidman), the Aussie actress shows off her sun-kissed, effortless beauty in the mega close-up newsstand cover image.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF ELLE
Some of our forum members weren’t quite ready for another Margot cover so soon after her last. “I find it so weird. So, she is going to be on the cover of W Magazine, UK Vogue, US ELLE and we still have others magazines to come? It’s a good cover even if given the fact that it’s Margot, it’s weird,” commented Lola701 the moment the cover struck.
“I really think this is overexposure for Margot. Three covers (two shots, but oh well) in one month is an overkill. She’s not even the front runner in her category at award shows this season. And this is not even a great cover,” added dodencebt. (more…)
After revealing a total overhaul of the entire magazine back in September, Vogue Australia has been powering through with newfound confidence. After a gorgeous Margot Robbie cover for December, Aussie Vogue‘s cover for January is just as beautiful. Fresh from the cover of UK Harper’s Bazaar, Carey Mulligan is the title’s first cover girl of 2018, taking to the rooftops of New York City for a rather cinematic cover shoot. The actress was photographed by Emma Summerton wearing a show-stopping Giambattista Valli gown, styled by Christine Centenera.
Members of our forums were instant fans. “LOOOOOOOVE this! THAT is what I want to see in Vogue around the world: the haute couture, the drama, the over-the-top clothes/hair and makeup and pure glamour,” declared Bertrando3.
Every so often, Stuart Weitzman switches up the casting for its ad campaigns (probably less often than it should). Gigi Hadid has been the face of the label for the past four seasons and she’s now back for her fifth — but not alone. The shoe label welcomes back Kate Moss for Spring 2018 to pose alongside Gigi in the New York-based brand’s signature black and white advertising campaign. Also making a reappearance for his 13th consecutive Stuart Weitzman campaign is photographer Mario Testino, who captured Kate, Gigi and male model-of-the-moment Jordan Barrett in the studio.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF STUART WEITZMAN
According to our forum members, the campaign left a lot to be desired. “I never thought I’d see the day when I would say that Gigi Hadid looks better than Kate Moss in a photo, but here we are,” said dodencebt in total shock.
“Gigi seems to be doing Kate Moss better than Kate herself,” added KissMiss. “Anyway, do I need to mention how groundbreaking and original this campaign is?” (more…)
Paris Jackson was wholeheartedly embraced by the fashion industry in 2017, signing a lucrative contract with Calvin Klein and covering the likes of Vogue Australia, Harper’s Bazaar, CR Fashion Book and Teen Vogue. Vogue Brazil (as well as Carine Roitfeld) ushers Paris into 2018, as the 19-year-old graces the title’s cover for January, following a series of Valentina Sampaio covers for December. Paris was photographed by Jacques Dequeker wearing Prada in the fairly simple black and white image.
Members of our forums weren’t having it. “What in the fresh hell is this?” asked a horrified dodencebt upon seeing the cover.
“They are trying very hard to make her happen but she is very irrelevant in this industry. She is neither a style icon or someone who is doing good music or movies. She has done nothing,” pointed out a completely disinterested Lola701. (more…)