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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


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


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


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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