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Gigi Hadid, Nicole Kidman and Solange Amongst Glamour’s ‘Women of the Year’ Cover Stars for December

This hasn’t exactly been Glamour‘s most successful year in terms of producing innovative and compelling covers, having amassed a slew of hits and misses throughout 2017 (more misses than actual hits). As a result, Glamour goes all out with its offering for December, proudly unveiling a selection of covers for the annual ‘Women of the Year’ edition. The list of women closing out 2017 includes Gigi Hadid, Nicole Kidman, Solange, Samantha Bee and organizers of the Women’s March, Muzoon Almellehan, Patty Jenkins and Peggy Whitson.

US Glamour December 2017 : The Women Of The Year Issue

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One cover, in particular, appealed to our forum members most. “We are now living in a topsy-turvy world where a Gigi Hadid cover looks better in many ways than a Solange and Nicole Kidman one. My fan club cards for the latter two should be revoked for saying this,” wrote Benn98 upon checking out the covers.

“My favorite here is Gigi, I like the attitude and the colors. The other covers have a nice color scheme but the images are nah,” added Srdjan. (more…)

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Penélope Cruz Delivers a Simple, Arresting Portrait for Interview’s November 2017 Cover

There’s a select group of actresses who always deliver when covering our favorite fashion glossies and Penélope Cruz is most definitely one of them. Her flawless track record includes covers for American Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar Spain, W Magazine, Allure and Interview. The gorgeous Spanish beauty returns to the cover of Interview for a third time, appearing on the title’s inviting black and white cover for November 2017. Photographed by Christian MacDonald, Penélope serves a graceful and vulnerable portrait, along with an interview by Gwyneth Paltrow.

Interview October 2017 : Penelope Cruz by Christian MacDonald

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Our forum members were in awe. “Can’t remember the last cover of Interview that I liked this much (probably the one with Keira Knightley by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott). I’m a total sucker for Penélope Cruz, and she’s photographed just beautifully for this cover here. A thousand times more compelling than what Interview‘s been doing lately — I’m down for this,” voiced vogue28.

“Love the vulnerability in her eyes,” pointed out kokobombon. (more…)

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Rihanna Channels Queen Nefertiti for Vogue Arabia’s November 2017 Issue

Since launching in March with a captivating Gigi Hadid cover, Vogue Arabia has continued to make its mark at the newsstands. The magazine has delivered gorgeous covers featuring Imaan Hammam, Pooja Mor and Halima Aden, and celebrated a handful of Arabian women on the October issue last month. For November 2017, global superstar Rihanna is unveiled as the title’s new cover girl while channeling Egyptian queen Nefertiti on two unique covers photographed by Greg Kadel.

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Unfortunately, some of our forum members felt let down by the outcome. “I feel like magazines always do too much with Rihanna… she’s such a beauty that a natural shot of her would be so much more striking than her in this costume. Although I don’t mind the makeup, they should’ve of just stripped everything else off. Had she been bare-shouldered I would have loved this,” critiqued A.D.C.

“After all the hype, this is what we get? It’s quite hideous and I’m not sure why they’re so fond of that backdrop,” Benn98 chimed in. (more…)

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Candice Swanepoel Looks ‘as Fierce as Ever’ Posing on Vogue Brazil’s Powerful November Cover

If there’s one thing about Vogue Brazil, it’s that it sure does love to champion homegrown talent. The magazine regularly celebrates Brazilian models like Isabeli Fontana, Gisele Bündchen, Alessandro Ambrosio and Lais Riberio. Mixing it up for November 2017, South African beauty Candice Swanepoel is the sizzling cover girl, shot on location in Rio de Janeiro by photographic duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. Vamping it up, Candice flaunts her toned physique in the dramatic black and white cover image, with the sprawling Rio backdrop contributing to the shot.

Vogue Brazil November 2017 : Candice Swanepoel by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

IMAGE: VOGUE.GLOBO.COM

Ultimately, the cover left our forums divided in their opinion. “I kinda like it. It’s eye-catching to me,” favored lelaid upon seeing the cover for the first time.

“Gorgeous! She shot this in March, only 5 months after giving birth to her son. But look at her, fierce as ever!” declared a more than impressed apple. (more…)

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Cara Delevingne Leaves Chanel to Become the New Face of Christian Dior Cosmetics

Ever since she first came onto the scene, Cara Delevingne has been closely affiliated with Chanel — sitting front row, wearing the most coveted pieces to events and fronting countless campaigns. In a surprising move, the British model-turned-actress has jumped ship in favor of Christian Dior, becoming the new face of Dior’s upcoming anti-aging ‘Capture Youth‘ skincare range, set for release in early 2018. In the teaser picture (below), Cara oozes youthful energy while sporting her cropped brunette pixie cut. Joining the likes of Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence and Natalie Portman, we’ll soon be seeing Delevingne’s face plastered across Christian Dior beauty counters everywhere.

Cara Delevingne Becomes The New Face of Christian Dior Cosmetics

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Our forum member did not take the news lightly. “Wait, what? I’m guessing her dealings with Karl is now officially over. Odd to jump ship from Chanel to Dior. The money must’ve been right, or perhaps something else went down. Isn’t the ‘Capture‘ range aimed at older women, or at least those fighting aging? I don’t think she makes much sense for this line. To make matters worse, she looks like a robot in the teaser,” voiced Benn98 immediately.

“This is so weird. She has been the face of Chanel for so long! It is almost quite passé to use her as a ‘fresh’ or ‘youth’ oriented face for any brand,” Lola701 chimed in. (more…)

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Marine Vacth Proves Less Is More on Vogue Russia’s Elegant November Cover

We have a feeling that we’re about to see a whole lot more of Marine Vacth now that she’s one of Chanel’s many brand ambassadors. The French beauty received Karl Lagerfeld’s seal of approval by becoming the face of the iconic fashion house’s Cruise 2018 collection and now fronts the cover of Vogue Russia. Recently, the magazine has delivered strong covers featuring the likes of Natalia Vodianova, Birgit Kos and Natasha Poly. For November 2017, Marine serves up an effortless, elegant portrait (wearing Chanel, natch) shot by photographer Emma Tempest.

Vogue Russia November 2017 : Marine Vacth by Emma Tempest

IMAGE: VOGUE.RU

“A beautiful elegant basic shot,” said forum member Nymphaea the moment the cover struck.

“Something so simple seems so fresh, especially for this edition,” praised A.D.C. (more…)