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Mario Testino Photographs Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod for Vanity Fair’s December Cover

We can’t remember the last time a real couple graced the cover of Vanity Fair together but J.Lo and A-Rod (Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez to the uninitiated) close out 2017 on the publication’s December issue. This year has been a strong one for the title, with covers featuring the likes of a post-split Angelina Jolie and the unforgettable nude and pregnant Serena Williams. Photographing “J-Rod” for the cover was Mario Testino, who captured the couple at an enviable beach-front Malibu home. The pair snuggles up, with Jennifer wearing a floor-length Ralph Lauren dress and Alex wearing a Tom Ford tux.

Vanity Fair December 2017 : Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez by Mario Testino


Despite the perfectly poised cover, our forum members weren’t buying it. “There are so many… real couples I can think of who would have been more appropriate for this cover. They aren’t even an ‘it’ couple, whatever that means anymore,” ranted dodencebt the second the cover struck.

“Do people really care about these two? The relationship is already SO overexposed and a VF cover story is not warranted at all,” added Zposen. (more…)

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Edita Vilkeviciute Photographs Beautifully (as Always) for the Cover of The Edit

Net-a-Porter’s weekly digital magazine The Edit rarely disappoints with its quality content and imagery. This week’s installment is no different, featuring Edita Vilkeviciute. The team takes us to Paris for the edition dated October 26, 2017, with photographer Quentin de Briey on hand and Morgan Pilcher on styling duties. On the cover (below), Edita wears a black PVC Philosophy di Lorenzo coat, layered over a sweater from The Row. Throughout the cover feature, the Lithuanian stunner models a wide range of leather and high-shine vinyl offerings from the likes of Simone Rocha, Saint Laurent and Tom Ford (we’ll take two of each, please).

The Edit October 26, 2017 : Edita Vilkeviciute by Quentin de Briey


Per usual, members of our forum didn’t hesitate to share their opinions. “I wouldn’t be surprised if Emmanuelle Alt hasn’t put out feelers to poach Morgan Pilcher from the Porter group. I’m as fed up with 80s edits as I am with a 90s streetstyle Tumblr accounts, but Pilcher really puts a fresh twist to an overplayed movement each time. The above edit is another prime example,” applauded Benn98.

“Just when I was thinking I haven’t seen Edita in a while, here she comes. I love these type of editorials shot in Paris and Edita looks gorgeous as always,” raved Lausanne. (more…)

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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


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


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


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…)