Vogue Brazil is known for championing home-grown talent and we half-expected to see Gisele Bündchenback on the cover as the magazine closes the door on 2017, but the publication does one better by embracing transgender beauty Valentina Sampaio. She broke down boundaries back in March by becoming the first transgender model to grace Vogue —covering Vogue Paris — and she’s at it again. Photographed by Gui Paganini, the 20-year-old Brazilian native works her magic on two different covers for the December edition.
“The first one (above) is a tad corny for my taste, but I like the second cover! It’s a great, classic, and glamorous way to end 2017. And no ‘trans’ tag in sight, which for me is a plus. Just a focus on Valentina’s beauty, that’s all,” admired forum member Benn98 upon checking out the covers.
Miss Dalloway agreed about the magazine’s cover lines, writing, “I really do enjoy a nice smile on a Vogue cover, and her hair looks great as well. The other one is so not necessary! And Benn98, I second that! Nice they didn’t need to use that tagline!” (more…)
Gigi Hadid recreated Anna Wintour’s very first cover of American Vogueback in 2014 and now she’s giving us major Christy Turlington and Yasmeen GhauriVogue cover vibes on her first cover for 2018. Making a stunning return to Vogue Germany on the newly unveiled January issue, Gigi looks every inch the supermodel. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, she models an embellished Versace catsuit (from Donatella’s ‘Gianni Tribute’ collection for Spring 2018) adorned with vintage Vogue covers while paying homage to both Gianni and the 90s supermodels.
The majority of our forum members had nothing but praise for Gigi’s latest. “I like it, and really excited to see Versace dominate covers in 2018,” said MDNA immediately, showing the cover some love.
“WOW! I love this, a great way to start off 2018! Looks like Gigi won’t be on the slowdown for next year,” noted RanThe. (more…)
Our attention has been focused on Harper’s Bazaar Arabia lately, with the magazine delivering fantastic covers featuring the likes of Kim Kardashian for September and Bella Hadid for October. For December 2017, the fashion title pulls out all the stops, once again, with a spectacular cover starring Lily Aldridge. The Victoria’s Secret Angel works the lens for photographer Alexi Lubomirksi with an alluring over-the-shoulder shot. Lily wears Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2018 collection in the glitzy and festive cover image,
Our forum members loved it. “Not only better than Vogue Arabia, but also better than Adwoa [Aboah] on British Vogue [also wearing Marc Jacobs]! This is glamorous and contemporary in a [Mario] Testino way, and I like the coy stare,” wrote a pleasantly surprised Benn98.
“Congrats to Harper’s Bazaar Arabia for making Lily Aldridge look like a good model. The cover is excellent and she looks very glamorous!” declared clo. (more…)
From making waves with Gigi Hadid on the premiere issue to featuring Halima Aden as the first hijab-wearing model to grace the cover of Vogue to Rihanna as an Egyptian queen, we’ve been hooked on Vogue Arabia ever since its launch earlier this year. The magazine now gives up its December 2017 cover to Nora Attal, marking the model’s first solo Vogue cover appearance. Photographed by Emma Summerton, the British model of Moroccan decent features on two covers, wearing Prada on one (below) and sporting Louis Vuitton on the other (after the jump).
Naturally, when a magazine serves up two covers, only one is bound to stand out “Too much! I’m growing on Nora each time I see her work, and her beauty still come through here, but the styling and art direction is a bit excessive,” said Benn98 regarding the cover above.
“The first one looks like a bad Star Wars cover for an entertainment magazine,” complained CrisGalaxy. (more…)
If you thought you’d seen the last of Daisy Ridley at your local newsstand for a while, think again. After snagging covers for the likes of American Vogue, V Magazine and British ELLE within a matter of months, Daisy takes a step towards overexposure with yet another cover, this time for the January issue of Glamour. Kick-starting 2018 for the magazine, the Brit actress wears a full Calvin Klein look in the playful cover image shot by photographer Steven Pan and styled by Glamour‘s own Jillian Davison.
Despite the team’s best efforts, it wasn’t enough to make our forum members dash to the newsstand. “Must admit that I’m not a fan of this as much as I have been with Daisy’s previous newsstand offerings. This is awkward, flat and looks rather rushed and incoherent. Not to even mention the styling!” exclaimed vogue28.
“Neither am I!” replied an underwhelmed Benn98. “I was so happy to see them return to the neater art direction for December, now we have this messy graffiti again? Readers must be responding well to it, God knows why. The shot isn’t my favorite, and it’s mainly due to the styling.” (more…)
Vogue Portugal has been quietly killing it at the newsstand (and on our forums) lately and now raises the bar even further with its offering for December 2017. Model Anna Cleveland works her magic in the striking, yet unconventional image wearing Jean Paul Gaultier. The haunting cover, captured by photographer Dan Beleiu, features a unique composition offset by a single cover line: Human.
Our forum members had nothing but praise for Portuguese Vogue‘s latest. “I actually like this! Something different than the usual covers these days. I would take this over some basic cover bore fest,” said simon, giving his seal of approval.