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Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington Disappoint on the September Covers of Vogue Paris

Is Emmanuelle Alt about to ditch the 1980s in favor of the 1990s? It’s sure starting to look that way as she secures a trio of 90s supermodels for Vogue Paris’ special ‘Légendes de Mode’ issue for September 2018. While most other editions of Vogue have resorted to giving us celebrities this month, we can always rely on the French fashion bible to showcase models for what is considered the magazine’s most important fashion issue of the year. Kate Moss (channeling Marilyn Monroe) and Naomi Campbell (giving major Tina Turner vibes) were photographed by Mikael Jansson, while Christy Turlington was captured by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh for a simple black and white portrait.

Vogue Paris September 2018 by Mikael Jansson & Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin


Despite everyone involved, the covers proved underwhelming to our forum members. “This is bad!” declared zacatecas570 once the cover dropped.

“So disappointed. That Kate Moss image is hideous, it looks inspired by those awful Marilyn Monroe’s Bern Stern images, that already have been used (what hasn’t?) as template for other editorials. Naomi’s cover is slightly better, but she is just a caricature now, her image is totally sterile, I cannot get excited about anything she in,” ranted Les_Sucettes.

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This Massimo Dutti Campaign Might Be the Best of the Fall 2018 Season So Far

On what planet are we living where the likes of Zara and Massimo Dutti are producing the best advertising campaigns of the season? While campaigns from Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Karl Lagerfeld have fallen flat, Massimo Dutti’s offering for Fall 2018 is a total triumph. Models Rianne van Rompaey and Bo Fasseur are the faces of the Spanish brand this season, transporting us off the coast of Sweden to the island of Faro, captured at various picturesque locations by forum favorite Mikael Jansson and styled by Geraldine Saglio.

Massimo Dutti F/W 2018.19 : Rianne Van Rompaey & Bo Fasseur by Mikael Jansson


Members of our forums were in love with the outcome. “OMG this is beautiful, can’t believe it’s Massimo Dutti! Mikael is truly talented, I love it,” favored elle_gb at once.

“So nice! Massimo Dutti and Zara beat luxury brands in looking luxurious,” stated dontbeadrag.

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Cameron Russell Cradles Her Baby on the September Cover of British Harper’s Bazaar

Our forum members often complain about how much British Harper’s Bazaar seems to rely on the British countryside ideal, tirelessly shooting covers and fashion stories on location. Unsurprisingly, the magazine hasn’t strayed from its go-to aesthetic for the September 2018 cover starring Cameron Russell, who cradles her baby son in the heartwarming newsstand cover (after the jump) wearing Ralph Lauren. Photographed by Will Davidson and styled by Miranda Almond, it was the special subscribers cover (below), which pictures the American model and activist jumping for joy dressed in a silk Valentino dress and a pair of Hermes leather boots that really caught the attention of our forum members.

UK Harper's Bazaar September 2018 : Cameron Russell by Will Davidson


And not because they liked it. “What is up with that styling? It looks she was wearing her casual clothes and was made to fit the dress and twirl. Bam. Cover. Also, she doesn’t look proportionate,” pointed out MON upon checking out the cover.

“OMG, it’s simply terrible! Prairie/Amish realness. It’s the dress, coupled with the angle which made her look like she’s got no neck,” voiced Benn98.

“Cameron is beautiful – but that looks like a country house bed sheet that hasn’t been washed for the last hundred years of its life,” tigerrouge mocked.

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Jennifer Aniston Does Effortless Glam for InStyle’s Charming September Covers

It’s hard to believe that Jennifer Aniston’s last appearance at the newsstand was for Harper’s Bazaar back in October 2017, but she’s now back in the thick of it for September 2018 on the cover of InStyle. Following in the footsteps of Serena Williams, Jessica Alba and Sandra Bullock, Aniston becomes an InStyle cover girl under Laura Brown’s tenure, photographed by Ben Hassett and styled by the magazine’s new fashion director Julia Von Boehm throughout the cover shoot. In the newsstand cover image (below), the American actress looks at ease wearing Alexander McQueen while in the cover sent out to subscribers (after the jump), she lounges in a luxury car dressed in Michael Kors.

InStyle September 2018 : Jennifer Aniston by Ben Hassett


The cover was a hit with the majority of our forum members. “The shot is cute and candid! And the edit should be good because this is her first shoot with Hassett, and he’s normally amazing in Vogue Paris,” said forum member Benn98 the moment the covers came to light.

“Gorgeous and inviting. I always got why she is so appealing to readers, and such a great newsstands seller. She knows her image and has no need for making drastic changes, and it works for her,” added Miss Dalloway.

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Gisele Bundchen and Doutzen Kroes Help Usher in Change for Stuart Weitzman’s Fall 2018 Campaign

Change is in the air over at Stuart Weitzman HQ. It should go without saying that Mario Testino is out as campaign photographer (for obvious reasons), after 10 years with the brand. For Fall 2018, photographers Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin have implemented a new creative direction by opting to capture the campaign in color, after years of Testino’s black and white photography. Kate Moss and Gigi Hadid are also out, in favor of Gisele Bundchen (a firm Weitzman favorite) and Doutzen Kroes as the pair poses on the studio floor.

Stuart Weitzman F/W 2018.19 : Gisele Bundchen & Doutzen Kroes by Inez & Vinoodh


Members of our forums flocked to the thread to witness the change. “Love seeing both legends together!” said elle_gb, showing the casting some love this season.

“Kinda 90s or 00s mixed together. I like this. Refreshing, if compared to those myriads of pseudo-conceptual or warm colored campaigns. Glamorous,” said dontbeadrag.

“This campaign is all kinds of amazing! Classic I&V,” mikel added.

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Michelle Williams Means Business on the Cover of Vanity Fair’s September Cover

and a few questionable covers in between, It’s official: Vanity Fair just isn’t what it once was and it’s all thanks to the magazine’s new EIC . Ever since editor-in-chief Radhika Jones‘s inaugural issue of Vanity Fair featuring Jennifer Lawrence back in March, our forums haven’t been feeling the magazine as much as we used to (and we aren’t the only ones). Following a tolerable Emilia Clarke cover last month, the magazine gives its September cover to actress Michelle Williams. In the blander than bland portrait cover image, the Louis Vuitton brand ambassador wears an outfit from the iconic French fashion house, shot by Louis Vuitton’s fall campaign photographer, Collier Schorr.

Vanity Fair September 2018 : Michelle Williams by Collier Schorr


To say the majority of our forum members were disappointed would be an understatement. “It could’ve been quite a stunning cover, if only her facial expression wasn’t that harsh as in this shot,” pointed out mikel the moment the cover struck.

YohjiAddict couldn’t believe his eyes. “She looks like a German boy, angry that his parents abandoned him at some dreary boarding school. Not good,” he wrote.

“Does the editor of this magazine know what Vanity Fair is? Its history? What it’s always been? This cover is DIRE. Michelle Williams is a wonderful actress, but she looks stiff and bored here,” stated mepps.

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