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Gugu Mbatha-Raw Makes Her Debut as a British Vogue Cover Girl for April

One could argue that Edward Enninful hasn’t lived up to the hype as British Vogue‘s new editor-in-chief. After some questionable covers featuring Taylor Swift, Hollywood duo Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman and even the Steven Meisel-shot Gigi and Bella Hadid covers last month, our forums haven’t exactly given Enninful a standing ovation. For April 2018, the magazine finally embraces home-grown talent with Brit actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Photographed by Mikael Jansson and styled by Kate Phelan, Mbatha-Raw looks ravishing in red velvet Valentino.

UK Vogue April 2018 : Gugu Mbatha-Raw by Mikael Jansson

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.UK

Nevertheless, the cover still managed to pull in mixed feedback on our forums. “Beautiful picture and wonderful cover choice! Only thing bothering me is the layout… and I hope we’ll see a cover without that gray background soon enough!” said GinAndTonic the moment the cover struck.

“Pretty, but nothing groundbreaking. I like the flower in her hair,” wrote Srdjan. (more…)

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Steven Meisel Photographs Remington Williams for Vogue Italia’s Bland March Cover

Vogue Italia is just not the same without Steven Meisel shooting the front cover. Thankfully, the master photographer and forum favorite returns for the March 2018 issue after a long hiatus following his July 2017 cover featuring the gorgeous Grace Elizabeth. Newcomer Remington Williams makes her debut, marking her very first magazine cover (having only been scouted late last year) and immediately makes her mark on the world of modeling. The 20-year-old wears a black feathered Giorgio Armani Privé dress in the simplistic cover shot styled by Joe McKenna.

Vogue Italia March 2018 : Remington Williams by Steven Meisel

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According to our forum member, however, the cover was missing a certain something. “Good for Remington! From working at Chipotle to the cover of VI!! Also, I’m happy Steven is back, but I was expecting one of his favorites to be on the cover,” voiced RanThe.

“Definitely a Meisel type of girl. I’ve seen it all before. Nothing new or interesting,” said MissMagAddict. (more…)

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Christy Turlington Is Back on the Cover of Vogue Japan After 10 Years

We’re all for seeing Christy Turlington on the cover of our favorite fashion glossies, whether she’s going au naturel on Vogue Germany, giving it her all on the cover of Vogue Paris or beaming with delight on i-D Magazine‘s latest. So you can imagine how thrilled our forums were to learn the 90s supermodel was on the cover of Vogue Japan. Returning ten years after her last Japanese Vogue appearance, Christy was once again shot by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin for the magazine’s April 2018 issue, flashing her signature smile and wearing a look from Chanel’s Spring 2018 collection.

Vogue Japan April 2018 : Christy Turlington by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.JP

Forum members were disappointed with the cover, however, blaming the magazine for a wasted opportunity. “You can’t have Christy Turlington and Inez & Vinoodh in the same sentence and get this HORRIBLE cover. How dare you!” exclaimed helmutnotdead.

“When Christy Turlington and Inez & Vinoodh couldn’t even save this magazine, that’s when you start realizing that this magazine is truly doomed. I 100% doubt that this was the best shot. The hands are so awkwardly placed. They look contrived. The pose is forced. The styling is atrocious,” scolded MON. (more…)

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Anna Ewers Is All Smiles in Isabel Marant’s Disappointing Spring 2018 Campaign

Anna Ewers has been the face of Isabel Marant for the past three seasons and, ever since her debut, our forum members haven’t exactly been supportive of the pairing. After last season‘s boring campaign, the French label has ditched long-serving photographers Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin (who have captured umpteen campaigns for Isabel Marant) and hired Juergen Teller to shoot the Spring 2018 campaign. This time around, Anna is captured in full color and is all smiles while wearing Marant’s latest collection.

Isabel Marant S/S 2018 : Anna Ewers by Juergen Teller

IMAGE: ISABELMARANT.COM

Time for change? Our forum members sure think so. “There’s a Terry Richardson vibe which puts me off. And it’s about time fashion should cast Anna Ewers in a proper campaign where she does actual modeling,” complained Benn98 at once.

“It’s a little Terry Richardson x Alexander Wang. This could be so much better,” wrote mathiaskatz. (more…)

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A Pregnant Cameron Russell Poses on the Cover of Vogue Spain for March 2018

Is Vogue Spain’s editor-in-chief finally hitting her stride? Eugenia de la Torriente tapped Victoria Beckham last month for an unconventional, dynamic cover and this month, the magazine is in our good graces once again. Making a comeback as the title’s cover girl is Cameron Russell, who poses pregnant on the studio floor for March 2018’s soft, demure cover photo. Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, the model-turned-activist wears a black Saint Laurent blouse styled by Alex White.

Vogue España March 2018 : Cameron Russell by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

IMAGE: VOGUE.ES

The cover practically received a standing ovation from our forum members. “I love the cover. It looks very Italian. It’s chic and glamorous,” enthused GivenchyHomme.

“Beautiful cover, I love the warm tones,” added Valentine27. (more…)

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Kaia Gerber Becomes the Quintessential Chanel Girl in New Handbag Campaign

It was only a matter of time before Karl Lagerfeld bestowed an advertising campaign on supermodel progeny Kaia Gerber, whether for his namesake label, Fendi or Chanel (not to mention collaborating on an upcoming capsule collection, Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia). She opened Chanel’s Spring 2018 ready-to-wear show in Paris last season, made her couture debut in July and ventured to Hamburg to walk the Pre-Fall 2018 show, so we aren’t at all surprised to see the 16-year-old rising star front Chanel’s latest handbag campaign for Spring 2018. Photographed by Karl and styled by Carine Roitfeld, Kaia was photographed at Coco Chanel’s Rue Cambon apartment in Paris and we can’t think of a more quintessential representation of the brand.

Chanel Handbags S/S 2018 : Kaia Gerber by Karl Lagerfeld

IMAGE: ELLE.COM

Our forum members were here for Chanel’s latest signing. “I like it! It’s very elegant and young. I like how she looks very chic and fashionable without looking like a walking billboard for a brand,” said GivenchyHomme the moment the campaign struck.

“Beautiful campaign! Obsessed with her legs!” exclaimed fashionlover2001.

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“This is actually gorgeous. Again, she doesn’t look like she is playing dress-up; she sells the ‘rich girl raised in Chanel’ look to me,” added dodencebt.

“Wow, sold. Obsessed with the first photo (above),” approved Conbothsides.

Chanel Handbags S/S 2018 : Kaia Gerber by Karl Lagerfeld

IMAGE: ELLE.COM

In agreement over how wonderful the images and partnership turned out was zoom. “This really works well on a number of levels. It manages to feel young and luxe at the same time, Kaia is perfect here. The best photos I’ve seen from Karl in a minute,” he voiced.

“Was wondering where Kaia would show up for one of Karl’s campaigns and this is pretty good!” admitted mathiaskatz.

“It’s very nice. I think all Chanel ads should be black & white,” forum member gazebo expressed.

Bluebanter felt the same way, writing, “I love every short here. Very beautiful!”

“I like Kaia, the set and that they’re not closeup shots,” kokobombon appreciated.

Chanel Handbags S/S 2018 : Kaia Gerber by Karl Lagerfeld

IMAGE: ELLE.COM

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