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Karl Lagerfeld Photographs Luna Bijl for Two Covers of Vogue Germany May 2018

Taking advantage of Chanel’s Métiers d’Art collection shown in Hamburg back in December, Vogue Germany asked Karl Lagerfeld to photograph the collection for the May 2018 issue. The magazine (understandably) jumps on the Luna Bijl bandwagon this month and the Dutch beauty and firm favorite of Lagerfeld delivers once again. In the first cover, Luna wears a tux, sailor cap and holds a smoking pipe (below) and in the second, she becomes a fashionable fisherman in an oversized thick cable knit sweater, a string of pearls and a bold red lip (after the jump).

Vogue Germany May 2018 : Luna Bijl by Karl Lagerfeld


The two covers generated a mixture of feedback on our forums. “The fonts in the first cover are horrible but kind of work in the second cover. The first one should have been more classy like the pic, but ditch the pipe please. The model could have been anybody. If I have to choose it would be the second cover for sure,” noted Nymphaea.

“Overall I like the second cover more, but her face in the first cover looks better. I’m so happy that Luna is a bonafide Karl favorite,” mikel chimed in. (more…)

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Not Even Karlie Kloss Can Save the Summer 2018 Cover of Porter

Once a firm forum favorite, Porter magazine seems to have lost some of its shine. Last month’s attempt at giving Natalie Portman a new look was declared a flop and it looks like the new cover for Summer 2018 may be headed for the same fate. Karlie Kloss returns to the front cover exactly three years after her last appearance. Photographed by Camilla Akrans and styled by Cathy Kasterine, the American model turned entrepreneur stars in the super closeup cover image while effortlessly pulling off a minimal makeup look.

Porter #26 Summer 2018 : Karlie Kloss by Camilla Akrans


Don’t count on our forum members rushing down to the newsstand. “Any recent covers of The Edit would make a more exciting cover than this. Karlie looks good but I feel like she can do better,” voiced TaylorBinque.

“I always enjoy Karlie in print but I can’t help but feel the shot is just too closeup?” pointed out honeycombchild. (more…)

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Adwoa Aboah and Sara Sampaio Join Cate Blanchett as the Faces of Giorgio Armani’s New Fragrance

Ever since the 2013 debut of Giorgio Armani’s signature Sì fragrance, Cate Blanchett has been the face and embodiment of the scent. As Armani unveils the new Si Passione iteration of the fragrance franchise, models Adwoa Aboah and Sara Sampaio join Cate in the newly unveiled campaign (and practically steal Cate’s thunder). The three women were each photographed by Tom Munro against a vivid red studio backdrop, which complements the updated red-infused bottle for 2018.

Giorgio Armani 'Si' Fragrance 2018 : Cate Blanchett, Adwoa Aboah & Sara Sampaio


Our forum members couldn’t wait to sound off on Armani’s latest signings. “I had to stare at Adwoa’s picture for 10 minutes trying to understand why they would use this as an ad for their product. It would never make me want to buy this perfume, in fact it would have the exact opposite effect,” said June immediately.

“Abwoa is a joke. Her photo looks like a meme,” added Nocturnal. (more…)

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Edward Enninful Features Nine Diverse Cover Girls on UK Vogue’s May Issue

Edward Enninful continues to champion diversity at UK Vogue. His debut issue in December featured cover girl Adwoa Abaoh and last month’s cover featured actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw. His latest effort for the May 2018 issue features nine trailblazing cover girls: Vittoria Ceretti, Halima Aden, Adut Akech, Faretta, Paloma Elsesser, Radhika Nair, Yoon Young Bae, Fran Summers and Selena Forrest, photographed by Craig McDean.

UK Vogue May 2018 : The New Frontiers by Craig McDean


Our forum members were quick to weigh in with their opinions. “This diversity thing feel so forced. I don’t why they feel the need to please everyone at one time. This trend of putting your token girls all in the cover, all at one time is desperate,” pointed out Lola701.

“I feel the foldout was totally unnecessary here. Other than that, this looks very political, like Time magazine. Why so serious?” quizzed Royal-Galliano. (more…)

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Adwoa Aboah and Her Signature Bored Stare Cover Vogue Arabia’s April Issue

Adwoa Aboah can’t seem to catch a break lately, with our forum members regularly calling out her modeling capabilities. She failed to win us over on Allure‘s current cover and not even Karl Lagerfeld managed to deliver the goods when she became the face of Chanel Eyewear. Now covering Vogue Arabia’s April issue, Adwoa had some pretty big shoes to fill after last month’s instantly iconic Iman and Imaan Hammam covers. Photographed by Cass Bird, cover one (below) features the 25-year-old Revlon brand ambassador against a black background wearing an Alexander McQueen creation while cover two (after the jump) is a closeup of Adwoa in sequined Gucci.

Vogue Arabia April 2018 : Adwoa Aboah by Cass Bird


Needless to say, our forums weren’t into Arabian Vogue‘s latest. “The (bored) face of now,” complained helmutnotdead the moment the cover dropped.

“They actually had one of the best Vogue covers last month with Iman and Imaan, to this saddest cover. Adwoa interviewed by Maria Grazia? No thank you,” added Ed. (more…)

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Bella Hadid Lands Her Second Vogue Japan Cover

Anything Gigi can do, Bella Hadid can do better right? It’s sure starting to look that way as Bella just scored her second cover of Vogue Japan, following in the footsteps of sister Gigi who also has two covers under her belt. Shot by Patrick Demarchelier (eek!), the current face of Max Mara and DSquared2 and last year’s top cover model fronts Japanese Vogue for May 2018. In the minimalist portrait, Bella gives major side-eye wearing Gucci teamed with Bulgari jewelry (natch), styled by Sissy Vian.

Vogue Japan May 2018 : Bella Hadid by Patrick Demarchelier‬


Is it time for Bella to take a long vacation? Our forum members sure think so. “And Bella Hadid once again! Tired of seeing her everywhere like it’s never going to end. Well, it’s just another ‘beauty perfect’ picture of her robotic/usual expression face and not interested by that a single bit. NEXT!” declared Valentine27.

“I wish it was a full body shot. She is not a beauty girl,” GivenchyHomme chimed in. (more…)