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Emma Stone’s September Cover of ELLE Fails to Excite Our Forum Members

Emma Stone has been a rare sight at the newsstand this year, but that’s all about to change with the unveiling of ELLE‘s September cover. The magazine has given us strong covers in recent months, featuring the likes of Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande. This month, Stone was photographed by Ben Hassett and styled by Samira Nasr in Louis Vuitton (obvs).

US Elle September 2018 : Emma Stone by Ben Hassett


Unfortunately, both the cover and Emma’s presence fell flat with our forum members. “Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton. Groundbreaking,” snarked GivenchyHomme.

“Such a shame that this deal means she’s only shot in Louis Vuitton,” added mikel.

“It’s a warm and inviting cover but her hands and hair are obscuring so much of her face, dodencebt pointed out.

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Kris Grikaite and Steven Meisel Make a Dream Team for Max Mara’s Fall 2018 Campaign

Steven Meisel is on a roll this campaign season, having shot for the likes of Versace, Moschino, Givenchy and Zara, to name just a few. Now the legendary lensman is back to photograph Max Mara’s campaign for Fall 2018. Following a clean and crisp Cara Taylor offering last season, Meisel photographs Russian beauty Kris Grikaite (a firm favorite of Prada) around a street-like setting as she dashes across the pavement in clothes styled by Carine Roitfeld.

Max Mara F/W 2018.19 : Kris Grikaite by Steven Meisel


Members of our forums were ecstatic over the outcome. “OMG, YESSS! Meisel FINALLY working with Kris!” said a delighted guimon.

“The real dream team,” stated helmutnotdead.

“I love this. Kris looks great and I’m happy the background is not white like in the previous campaigns,” Lausanne admired.

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Bella Hadid Gives Good Face on Allure’s Beautiful September Cover

Bella Hadid hasn’t been on the cover of a major fashion magazine in a hot minute (especially considering last year’s overwhelming stats), yet we’re still thinking about her last cover, for Vogue Mexico, which blew us away. She now makes a stunning return on the cover of Allure, after a two-year hiatus for the magazine. Making up for recent botched covers featuring Lily James and Janelle Monae, Allure‘s September 2018 issue, photographed by Daniel Jackson, features Bella serving good face (something she’s noted for around here) as she stares over her shoulder with piercing blue eyes and coral lips.

Allure September 2018 : Bella Hadid by Daniel Jackson


Were our forum members impressed with Allure‘s latest? “This is possibly the first Allure cover under the new regime that I actually like – and Bella looks like a human being, instead of a perfect plastic person,” said tigerrouge upon checking out the cover.

“It’s a lovely fresh cover, and certainly a lot better than any of their recent output,” 333101 echoed.

“This is amazing! She works so well when she’s natural and soft. It’s a great alternative to the blow-up doll look we’re accustomed to,” voiced GivenchyHomme.

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Abbey Lee Kershaw Outshines Adwoa Aboah and Gigi Hadid in Fendi’s Fall 2018 Campaign

Karl Lagerfeld is known for giving his muses all the plum advertising campaigns he photographs. However, after last season’s disappointing Fendi campaign starring Vittoria Ceretti and Taylor Hill, a new cast is ushered in for Fall 2018. Lagerfeld welcomes back old favorite Abbey Lee Kershaw (a much-welcomed sight considering his past choices), who is joined by Adwoa Aboah and Gigi Hadid for the studio-shot campaign.

Fendi F/W 2018.19 : Abbey, Adwoa & Gigi by Karl Lagerfeld


A certain someone is clearly the campaign’s saving grace, according to our forum members. “Wow, Abbey made it the best Fendi campaign in years!” praised GreyVetiver the moment the campaign dropped.

“Abbey Lee Kershaw’s a nice blast from the past! She sure does make for a refreshing choice of Karl Lagerfeld’s for an advertising campaign nowadays. She looks terrific and kudos to the hairstylist because Abbey’s hair looks downright gorgeous,” vogue28 said.

“Abbey’s Fendi hair is truly giving me life. There’s not enough room for the other girls here, this is Miss Kershaw’s show alone,” added zoom.

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Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington Disappoint on the September Covers of Vogue Paris

Is Emmanuelle Alt about to ditch the 1980s in favor of the 1990s? It’s sure starting to look that way as she secures a trio of 90s supermodels for Vogue Paris’ special ‘Légendes de Mode’ issue for September 2018. While most other editions of Vogue have resorted to giving us celebrities this month, we can always rely on the French fashion bible to showcase models for what is considered the magazine’s most important fashion issue of the year. Kate Moss (channeling Marilyn Monroe) and Naomi Campbell (giving major Tina Turner vibes) were photographed by Mikael Jansson, while Christy Turlington was captured by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh for a simple black and white portrait.

Vogue Paris September 2018 by Mikael Jansson & Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin


Despite everyone involved, the covers proved underwhelming to our forum members. “This is bad!” declared zacatecas570 once the cover dropped.

“So disappointed. That Kate Moss image is hideous, it looks inspired by those awful Marilyn Monroe’s Bern Stern images, that already have been used (what hasn’t?) as template for other editorials. Naomi’s cover is slightly better, but she is just a caricature now, her image is totally sterile, I cannot get excited about anything she in,” ranted Les_Sucettes.

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This Massimo Dutti Campaign Might Be the Best of the Fall 2018 Season So Far

On what planet are we living where the likes of Zara and Massimo Dutti are producing the best advertising campaigns of the season? While campaigns from Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Karl Lagerfeld have fallen flat, Massimo Dutti’s offering for Fall 2018 is a total triumph. Models Rianne van Rompaey and Bo Fasseur are the faces of the Spanish brand this season, transporting us off the coast of Sweden to the island of Faro, captured at various picturesque locations by forum favorite Mikael Jansson and styled by Geraldine Saglio.

Massimo Dutti F/W 2018.19 : Rianne Van Rompaey & Bo Fasseur by Mikael Jansson


Members of our forums were in love with the outcome. “OMG this is beautiful, can’t believe it’s Massimo Dutti! Mikael is truly talented, I love it,” favored elle_gb at once.

“So nice! Massimo Dutti and Zara beat luxury brands in looking luxurious,” stated dontbeadrag.

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