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Kate McKinnon Is All Smiles on the Cover of ELLE’s Women in Comedy Issue

The American edition of ELLE may just be our hottest pick at the newsstand lately. The magazine keeps knocking it out the park and hit a total home run with last month’s cover featuring Missy Elliot. The fashion glossy just unveiled its annual Women in Comedy issue for July 2017 and, instead of going the multi-cover route, ELLE opted for a single cover starring SNL‘s Kate McKinnon. Returning to the cover exactly a year after her last, Kate is all smiles in Versace, posing for photographer Paola Kudacki.

US Elle July 2017 : Kate McKinnon by Paola Kudacki


ELLE‘s latest seemed to generate mixed feedback from our no-holds-barred forum members. “Definitely buying this! Gorgeous cover. The edgy shot is gorgeous! Would’ve worn a diff blazer but damn,” raved MON.

“I have no idea who she is, and I like it. It’s very ELLE,” said tigerrouge. (more…)

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Freja Beha Erichsen Makes a Triumphant Return to the Cover of Vogue

We haven’t seen Freja Beha Erichsen on the cover of Vogue for what feels like an eternity. Everyone’s favorite Danish beauty’s last notable cover appearance was for Vogue Japan, way back in 2015 (and a Korean Vogue cover flying under our radar in May 2017). Now, Vogue China (and our forum members) welcome the sight of Freja as she graces the cover of the magazine’s July 2017 issue. Shot by Collier Schorr, Freja was captured on location wearing Christian Dior and our forum members are all for it.

Vogue China July 2017 : Freja Beha Erichsen by Collier Schorr


“Oh god she looks so beautiful,” admired KateTheGreatest, seconds after the cover was revealed.

“This is moody summer done right and the choice of Freja as cover star feels fresh in this setting. Collier is turning out lovely work lately, no exception here,” commented zoom. (more…)

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Joan Smalls Channels Her Inner 70s Diva on Two Covers for Vogue Brazil’s June Issue

Vogue Brazil is firmly on our radar right now, having just celebrated its 42nd anniversary with a trio of bold and unforgettable covers. Moving swiftly on, the Brazilian title taps Joan Smalls for June 2017. Magazines can always rely on Joan Smalls to deliver fantastic covers and to receive the coveted seal of approval from our forum members. Appearing on two 70s-inspired covers, the current face of Michael Kors wears head-to-toe Gucci in cover one (below) and works Replay (for which Joan is also the face of this season) in the second cover, both shot by Zee Nunes.

Vogue Brazil June 2017 : Joan Smalls by Zee Nunes


Forum members professed their love for the covers immediately. “Loving both these covers,” declared TeeVanity, setting the tone for comments to follow.

“I love both covers. Joan is amazing, a real top model,” raved narcyza. (more…)

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Cameron Russell Captivates on Numéro’s Stunning Summer Cover

The last time French publication Numéro took our forum’s fancy was way back in November 2016 with a fierce Joan Smalls cover. The covers in between have been more or less satisfactory, but the magazine has suddenly caught our interest again with a captivating cover for June/July 2017. Photographed by forum favorite Txema Yeste, Cameron Russell serves good face while being submerged in a pool of water wearing Christian Dior.

Numéro #184 June/July 2017 : Cameron Russell by Txema Yeste


Members of our forums wasted no time in showing the cover some love. “That’s beautiful. Txema’s work for Numéro is spot on,” commented a more than impressed anlabe32.

“This is good. So good,” applauded a mesmerized lightblue. (more…)

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Anna Ewers Is Unrecognizable on Vogue Germany’s July Cover

Whether Anna Ewers is fronting Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia or Vogue Japan, we’re usually guaranteed an instant hit. Marking the German beauty’s third cover appearance on her native Vogue Germany, the current face of Isabel Marant fronts the title’s July 2017 issue. Photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, Anna (sporting new fringed hairstyle) wears a blue denim Christian Dior overalls at the beach.

Vogue Germany July 2017 : Anna Ewers by Giampaolo Sgura


Unfortunately, our forum members weren’t feeling Anna’s latest cover. “The hair is absolutely horrible. It’s eating her face alive! This cover could have been a knockout, instead we got ‘When bangs attack!'” cried a horrified GivenchyHomme.

“Whoa! Ewers?! I swear I looked at her face for almost a minute before it connected, she looks really different here, and it’s not the good kind of different!” exclaimed Miss Dalloway. (more…)

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Carolyn Murphy Stars on Two Lackluster British Vogue Covers for July 2017

After a tragically styled Alexa Chung cover last month, British Vogue enlists the expertise of 90s supermodel Carolyn Murphy for its July 2017 issue, shot by photographic duo Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. We expected to see the American beauty grace the cover of an upcoming issue after having an exclusive peek at two covers back in April. Making an appearance 13 years after her last, Carolyn proves she’s every inch the ultimate cover girl, wearing laced Giorgio Armani Privé.

But for our forum members, it seemed not even Carolyn could have saved the outcome. “The first cover (above) is better, but it’s still dull and uninspiring. When last have we seen these kind of covers (late 90s, perhaps)? Absolutely outdated. I&V should be ashamed of themselves, because the second cover (below) is even worse,” noted Benn98.

“Carolyn’s work is usually superb but I am not impressed by this at all…” proclaimed KissMiss. (more…)