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Pharrell Williams Models Chanel’s New Gabrielle Handbag in Spring Ad Campaign

We have been waiting for what feels like an eternity for Chanel’s latest campaign to drop and the wait is finally over. After Chanel’s overdone and somewhat peculiar Spring 2017 campaign with Arizona Muse, the iconic French fashion house is getting us excited for the new Karl Lagerfeld-designed Gabrielle handbag. To coincide with the release of the new It bag, Lagerfeld shot a handful of his muses wearing different variations of the bag, including Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne, Caroline de Maigret and, of course, Pharrell Williams. The first man to appear in a handbag campaign for Chanel (but not his first appearance as a Chanel ambassador), Pharrell comfortably models the black crocodile version of the bag, while also posing for one of Lagerfeld’s classic studio images (after the jump).

Chanel Handbags S/S 2017 by Karl Lagerfeld

IMAGE: WWD.COM

Unfortunately, our forum members weren’t feeling it. “I’m indifferent aboutPharrell’s shot. His desperation with being tied to anything Chanel related has reached epic proportions. It’s actually quite embarrassing. I’ve never seen someone so hungry for fashion acclaim. He’s now like a modern day Becky Sharp!” stated Benn98.

“I love how senile Karl is that in his world Pharrell is still a big deal. Remember his Vive La Fete days? Yeah…” MulletProof chimed in. (more…)

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Lily Aldridge Has Never Looked Better Than on Vogue Thailand’s Glamorous March Cover

Everyone is always fixated on what the Kendalls and the Gigis are doing in the world of modeling, but we just cannot keep our eyes off Lily Aldridge lately. She’s the current face of Bvlgari, scored campaigns for Salvatore Ferragamo and Carolina Herrera this season and is now starring on Vogue Thailand for March 2017. Appearing on two covers, the brunette American beauty has never looked better in the glamourous shoot lensed by Russell James.

Vogue Thailand March 2017 : Lily Aldridge by Russell James

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Lily’s latest is a marked improvement over her disastrous appearance on Vogue Spain back in 2015. “Wow, this is incredibly stunning. Maybe the best I’ve seen her look in a fashion image,” confessed JesseDillon the moment the first cover (above) dropped.

“This may be the best she’s ever looked. Just beautiful,” echoed MyNameIs. (more…)

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Doutzen Kroes and Lara Stone Pose Nude for Vogue Netherlands’ Fifth Anniversary Cover

What better way to celebrate a five year anniversary than to have Mario Testino shoot an entire issue? Vogue Netherlands follows the lead of Vogue Australia, Vogue China, Vogue Japan and Vogue Spain by tapping the master Peruvian lensman to celebrate the milestone. Dutch models Doutzen Kroes and Lara Stone were selected for the commemorative occasion, posing nude together for the vibrant cover image.

Vogue Netherlands April 2017 : Doutzen Kroes & Lara Stone by Mario Testino

IMAGE: DAILYMAIL.CO.UK

Our forum members loved the envelope-pushing image. “Finally an exciting and iconic cover! After all the Bella/Gigi blips everywhere that has been thrown at us,” welcomed Riseup.

“I think it will even look better in real life. I like it. Two great models,” applauded Nymphaea. (more…)

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Victoria Beckham Tries Her Best to Smile on InStyle’s Awkward April Cover

Victoria Beckham is a regular fixture at the newsstand and we’ve become so used to seeing her deliver fantastic covers that it’s hard to imagine she can take a bad photo. However, her latest cover for Laura Brown’s newly revamped InStyle is not her best look. Photographed for the April 2017 issue by Pamela Hanson, Victoria wears a white Max Mara coat and an awkward Mona Lisa smile. She looks a bit more at home on the special subscribers cover, though (after the jump).

US InStyle April 2017 : Victoria Beckham by Pamela Hanson

IMAGE: INSTYLE.COM

“Oh wow, we’ve never gotten a smiling Victoria on a cover, have we? A smirk is the most she’s given us I believe! The subscriber’s cover is just sweet, even though it doesn’t look like a cover,” described forum member dodencebt the moment the covers broke.

“Smiling? Deliberately? For a magazine cover that’ll be seen by millions? After those Beckham email tantrums were leaked, surely it hasn’t forced Victoria into THIS level of public rebranding? Or maybe she’s just thinking about all those Estee Lauder lipsticks she’s going to sell,” added tigerrouge. (more…)

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Madonna Serves a Trio of Gorgeous Covers for Vogue Germany’s April Issue

We’ve been seeing a whole lot of Madonna at the newsstand lately, including cover appearances on February’s US Harper’s Bazaar and this month’s Vogue Italia. Now, Madonna turns up on Vogue Germany, a magazine that usually shies away from celebrities. German Vogue tapped the legendary singer for a trio of stark black and white covers for its April edition, shot by photographic duo Luigi & Iango (for the second time this year).

Vogue Germany April 2017 : Madonna by Luigi & Iango

IMAGE: VOGUE.DE

The three covers generated mixed feedback from our forum members. “This could have been shot on the same day as the Harper’s Bazaar shoot for all we know. They just slicked her hair back,” dodencebt pointed out upon seeing the covers.

“Wow, how random! Why is she getting all these big covers? New album? I find this more tolerable and less offensive than Steven Klein’s Vogue Italia one. If I was a magazine editor I would be wary to work with Luigi & Iango. They have no qualms to shoot the same subject in a similar way for another magazine,” added Benn98. (more…)

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A Bare-Faced Chrissy Teigen Redefines Beauty on Glamour’s April Cover

Our forums aren’t afraid to rat out magazines who abuse Photoshop and heavily-retouch their cover subjects. But we also applaud magazines who shun the idea altogether — and Glamour does just that for its April issue. Though their covers have been overdone and messy in recent months, the sight of a bare-faced Chrissy Teigen is a refreshing move for this month’s cover. Shot by Miguel Reveriego, Chrissy looks at ease wearing a striped shirt in the effortless, natural shot.

US Glamour April 2017 : Chrissy Teigen by Miguel Reveriego

IMAGE: PEOPLE.COM

But the majority of our forum members simply weren’t buying it. “Beautiful colors, but it’s wasted by Chrissy Teigen, who I find quite tacky actually. Why celebrate a girl whose claim to fame starts and ends with being married to some famous singer? Suddenly the Kardashian association makes a lot more sense,” voiced an unforgiving Benn98 the moment the cover dropped.

“Zero interest in her, so I definitely won’t be getting this issue,” quipped a disapproving Miss Dalloway. (more…)