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Actress Ruth Negga Delights on Vogue’s January Cover

When it comes to magazine cover diversity, 2017 is off to a fantastic start. British Vogue embraced Ashley Graham for its January offering and now, on the heels of a gorgeous Michelle Obama cover, Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga makes an unexpected appearance on American Vogue. The star of AMC’s hit TV series Preacher was photographed by Vogue regular Mario Testino for the occasion, complete with styling from Tonne Goodman. Wearing a floral Alexander Wang top, Ruth delivers a refreshing, colorful and inviting January cover.

US Vogue January 2017 : Ruth Negga by Mario Testino


Members of our forums were thrilled with the results. “Fabulous choice! I love the cover, it feels fresh and pretty. It’s also got a festive feel without being too much, I love the mint green background. An excellent start to the new year,” praised LastNight the moment the cover struck.

“Such a great choice, this made my day! Just because Ruth has been working, and for so long without getting that big break! And now with Loving, the most powerful movie of the year, it’s just wonderful to see her rewarded like this,” championed Miss Dalloway. (more…)

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Bella Hadid Is Unrecognizable as a Blonde on Paper’s Winter 2016 Cover

While sister Gigi Hadid took home the award for International Model of the Year at The Fashion Awards earlier this week, Bella Hadid reminds us that she’s also a formidable presence in the industry. Not that we needed reminding since Bella has had quite the high-profile 2016, amassing a healthy amount of magazine covers (nine, to be exact), landing lucrative adverting campaigns and walking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. She now takes to the cover of Paper — as a blonde. Yes, gone are Bella’s trademark dark tresses in favor of a drastic ice-blonde look as she poses for photographer Nicolas Moore.

Paper Winter 2016 : Bella Hadid by Nicolas Moore


The drastic change didn’t win over our forum members, who were far from impressed. “I’m using my phone, and from the thumbnail alone, this looks like a Miss Fame makeup?” asked MON, referencing the famous drag queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

“Miss Fame wouldn’t even have such ugly lip makeup,” laughed russianelf in response. (more…)

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Isabelle Huppert Shows How It’s Done at 63, on T Magazine’s Timeless Holiday Cover

Every month, there’s one fashion title that completely takes our fancy and this month, the honor goes to T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Joining W Magazine by shunning the younger generation of cover stars, T serves Isabelle Huppert as its cover subject for Holiday 2016. Photographed by Craig McDean, the French actress shows how it’s done at age 63 in a series of classic black and white portraits.

T Magazine Holiday 2016 : Isabelle Huppert by Craig McDean


The cover was an instant success on our forums. “Queen Isabelle styled by Marie-Amelié Sauvé, just like in the Balenciaga years – I’m in heaven! A must-buy for me. She is so charismatic, a real queen!” rejoiced a delighted Lola701.

“A real queen indeed! Amazing cover star and cover. I wish Vogue Paris would take note. It still baffles me that she never got a French Vogue cover. She, McDean and Sauvé make a perfect trio. The portraits are so beautiful even though it’s a bit funny that Marie-Amelié styled her in quite a young version of her. There’s a slightly late 70s feeling, like an homage to her early Claude Chabrol years but it works really well and it’s so effortlessly chic,” echoed Wolkfolk. (more…)

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Michelle Williams and Her Platinum Pixie Make an Appearance on Porter’s Winter Escape Cover

Our forums love it when a new issue of Porter is on the horizon, but we can’t remember the last time we felt this let down by a cover from the glossy. Sienna Miller‘s joyful May cover was exactly what we needed, but both Alicia Vikander and model Edita Vilkevicute have disappointed on recent issues. Sadly, the Winter Escape issue starring Michelle Williams isn’t enough to turn the trend around. Photographed by Porter staple Ryan McGinley, the actress wears a sequined Michael Kors striped dress while showing off her platinum blonde pixie hairstyle.

Porter #18 Winter Escape 2016 : Michelle Williams by Ryan McGinley


Michelle’s cover was met with mixed reviews from our forum members. “She bores me to tears with this platinum pixie,” HeatherAnne ranted the moment the cover dropped.

Sharing the same attitude was Wolkfolk, complaining, “Why did she cut and bleach her hair again! She went from cute Eddie Sedgwick-like with that hair to dried out Andy Warhol wig now. I wish she’d keep her hair long and in its natural shade.” (more…)

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Ashley Graham Kicks Off 2017 With Her First Vogue Cover

Here’s hoping 2017 will be the year of diversity as British Vogue kick-starts the new year with a much-welcomed cover appearance by curve model Ashley Graham. The body positivity advocate gets the full Vogue treatment with a stunning portrait by Patrick Demarchelier.

UK Vogue January 2017 : Ashley Graham by Patrick Demarchelier


TFS forum members were thrilled to see Ashley, but felt something was missing from the casually styled image. “Finally gets her first Vogue cover but it’s quite a safe cover,” stated TeeVanity the moment the cover struck.

“I’m not a fan of whatever is going on with her mouth, they should have chosen a photo with a different expression,” blueorchid critiqued. (more…)

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Vogue Japan Gives Anna Ewers the Brigitte Bardot/Claudia Schiffer Treatment for January 2017

Vogue Japan has just delivered the first cover of the new year — and it’s a fierce one. While the majority of tFS forum members are still ogling the gorgeous December cover featuring Gigi Hadid, Japanese Vogue is moving on to January 2017 (yes, already) with German bombshell Anna Ewers. Channeling the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Claudia Schiffer, Anna rocks Miu Miu with a killer smoky eye and a nude lip, complemented by an effortlessly undone hairstyle before the lens of Vogue Japan regulars Luigi & Iango.

Vogue Japan January 2017 : Anna Ewers by Luigi & Iango


Amazingly, the cover generated mixed feedback on our forums. “The styling is atrocious especially compared to Anna’s hair and makeup which is beautiful, and reminds me very much of Natasha Poly,” Nymphaea pointed out.

“I don’t like the styling here but Anna is so good. Perfect choice for a start of the year!” approved narcyza. (more…)