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Willy Vanderperre’s Lifeless Vogue Italia Covers Look Awfully Familiar

It’s official: our forum members have fallen out of love with photographer Willy Vanderperre after numerous underwhelming Prada campaigns and his Kardashian-Jenner x Calvin Klein stunt. To add fuel to the fire, the Belgian lensman disappoints again with a trio of depressing Vogue Italia covers for July 2018. The Italian fashion glossy really needed a win after last month’s controversial Gigi Hadid cover, but this month’s installment is disappointingly lifeless and dull. Mica Arganaraz, Rianne van Rompaey and Doutzen Kroes blandly pose on the beach, wearing little black dresses from Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo and Ermanno Scervino, styled by Olivier Rizzo.

Vogue Italia June 2018 : Mica, Rianne & Doutzen by Willy Vanderperre


The covers looked awfully familiar to our eagle-eyed forum members. “Looks like an outtake from any of Willy’s countless CK campaigns,” pointed out Ivanovaju at once.

“The setting seems the same as the Prada campaign he did for Spring 2017,” Sensation noticed.

“Boring models, lazy set, and yes that Prada campaign immediately came to my mind,” MDNA agreed.

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Jessica Stam Looks Like a Drowning Victim on Vogue Portugal’s Unfortunate June Cover

Our forums regularly sing Vogue Portugal’s praises, whether it’s sensational covers featuring the likes of Anna Cleveland and Alessandra Ambrosio or Debra Shaw‘s first Vogue cover last month after decades of working within the industry. The magazine now embraces Jessica Stam for the newly unveiled June 2018 issue (Jessica’s last Vogue cover was way back in March 2015). Photographed by René & Radka, Jessica floats fully clothed in a pool for the provocative cover image, leaving us to wonder whether the magazine’s winning streak is about to come to a drastic halt.

Vogue Portugal June 2018 : Jessica Stam by René & Radka


Members of our forum immediately voiced their verdict. “This is what happens when one tries SO hard!! Waste of everyone’s time!” exclaimed Miss Dalloway.

Vogue Portugal, has run its course – now we’ve gone down the route of parody. This is so trying to be Vogue Italia (late 90s early 00s) it’s almost painful, and ultimately underlies the utter banality of their aesthetic,” slammed carbon-made.

“Why oh why is the masthead covering her face? I appreciate their creativity once again but this is a bizarre cover. The styling is beyond weird as well,” added Fiercification.

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Hailey Clauson Replaces Bella Hadid as the Face of Giuseppe Zanotti

Like the majority of our forum members, Giuseppe Zanotti must be over Bella Hadid. The brand had all the right elements for an outstanding campaign last season but after two consecutive seasons featuring Bella, we guess it was time for a change. Out also is photographic duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott in favor of Sebastian Faena, who capturesSports Illustrated regular Hailey Clausen for the new Fall 2018 campaign.

Giuseppe Zanotti F/W 2018.19 : Hailey Clauson by Sebastian Faena


Despite Zanotti’s best efforts, our forum members still weren’t captivated by the campaign. “I don’t know why Carine is still trying to make Faena happen. He is just not right for it. This looks cheap and the shoes themselves are not appealing at all,” Lola701 said.

“I do not like this campaign at all,” voiced Handbag Queen.

“From the neck up, screams Grace Kelly, the rest Instagirl. I have a soft spot for Faena. Or rather, Carine doing her best to champion him. He’s done some pretty solid stories over the years. Mostly for V magazine. This one’s a bit of a dud, sadly,” Benn98 chimed in.

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Fei Fei Sun Stars in Steven Meisel’s Stunningly Simple Max Mara Campaign for Pre-Fall 2018

Ever since Max Mara enlisted Steven Meisel to photograph Gigi Hadid‘s campaign back in 2016, our forum members have been in awe. Multiple campaigns later featuring the likes of Bella Hadid, Grace Elizabeth and Cara Taylor, and there’s no sign of our opinions changing with the new Pre-Fall 2018 campaign. Following tradition, Max Mara switches up the model casting, opting for Fei Fei Sun, who stuns like never before in the minimalist and elegant images styled by Carine Roitfeld.

Max Mara Pre-Fall 2018 : Fei Fei Sun by Steven Meise


Our forum members were (practically) speechless. “Stunning! Perfect styling, perfect campaign, perfect woman! Carine x Meisel is the perfect combo!” declared Lola701 at once.

“Very striking and dynamic! And I like the vintage element. This is what happens when two great storytellers collaborate,” Benn98 pointed out.

“Fei Fei makes this feel fresh and modern. Chic simplicity,” described forum member zoom.

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Ariana Grande Is Totally Unrecognizable on British Vogue’s July Issue

Now with several issues under his belt, Edward Enninful continues to make his mark on British Vogue. He recently delivered a whole lot of diversity and gave Cara Delevingne her first sitting with master fashion photographer Steven Meisel. Enninful now gives up the July 2018 cover to Ariana Grande, who makes her debut as a Vogue cover girl, photographed by Craig McDean. Ariana wears a black lace Chanel dress, styled by Kate Phelan, in the newsstand cover (below) and serves good face in the special subscribers cover (after the jump).

UK Vogue July 2018 : Ariana Grande by Craig McDean


Members of our forums weren’t exactly smitten with the covers. “What the hell, Ariana getting a big four cover already? She looks awful, I thought it was Adwoa [Aboah] in a new wig,” called out MDNA the second the cover struck.

“If I didn’t know it was Ariana from the text I genuinely wouldn’t have been able to work out who it was,” honeycombchild wrote.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Proves She’s the Ultimate Harper’s Bazaar Australia Cover Girl

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley seems to be set for life in terms of fronting Harper’s Bazaar Australia (not to even mention the British edition of the magazine). The Brit beauty just landed her fourth cover of the Aussie publication for the title’s double June/July 2018 edition, proving she’s the ultimate Harper’s Bazaar cover girl. Photographed by Darren Mcdonald, the Brit model, who recently launched her very own beauty website, wears Alexander McQueen (styled by Kristen Ingersoll) in the newsstand cover image (below). In the black and white subscribers alternative (after the jump), Rosie cozies up at the beach wearing a Miu Miu coat.

Harper’s Bazaar Australia June/July 2018 : Rosie Huntington-Whiteley


The covers were a hot topic on our forums. “Is it just me or over the past few years, whenever Rosie scores a cover there is an 88% chance that it’s a Bazaar cover?” pointed out forum member badgalcrush.

“Seriously, Rosie is basically THE Bazaar model,” happycanadian replied. “She looks incredibly beautiful in the face in this shot. But I dislike the styling. I get that it’s fall/winter in Australia, so the darker palette makes sense… but I must say, I’m very bored of this gray background that’s become ubiquitous in the past couple years.”

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