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Kate Moss, Edie Campbell and More Celebrate Alexandra Shulman’s Last British Vogue Cover for the September Issue

If you hadn’t heard already, Alexandra Shulman is out at British Vogue and her final issue is here. Going out with a bang and closing the book after 25 years at the magazine, Shulman called on models past and present as she bows out with the all-important September issue. Kate Moss, Stella Tennant, Edie Campbell, Jean Campbell and Nora Attal pose together wearing Alexander McQueen, shot by long-time Vogue contributor Mario Testino.

UK Vogue September 2017 : Kate, Stella, Edie, Jean & Nora by Mario Testino


Our forum members, unfortunately, simply weren’t in the mood to celebrate. “Forgettable cover for her last issue,” proclaimed Style Savvy the moment we got a sneak peek.

“What a bore! It really is such a shame. You would think Alexandra Shulman would go out with a bang?” quipped an underwhelmed fashionlover2001. (more…)

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Not Even Kate Moss or Naomie Harris Can Save This Miu Miu Campaign

While Miuccia Prada is currently shaking up Prada’s various advertising campaign concepts, she’s also taking Miu Miu in a whole new direction, this time transporting us to Mississippi. British photographer Alasdair McLellan and stylist Katie Grand reunite for the Fall 2017 campaign, along with a diverse star-studded cast including Naomie Harris, Kate Moss, Jean Campbell, Jasmine Daniels, Eliza Cummings, sisters Adwoa and Kewesha Aboah, and more.

Miu Miu F/W 2017.18 by Alasdair McLellan


Our forum members weren’t feeling the new campaign, however. “The concept is becoming really old and tired now. Also, Miu Miu is not a British brand even though Alasdair and Katie [Grand] clearly would like it to be,” pointed out anlabe32.

“This campaign is a flop! Every single campaign since Katie and Alasdair started has been spectacular. Was the team asleep? Did they let the models play stylist and photographer? The sets look very generic and poorly lit. The styling is bad,” slammed GivenchyHomme. (more…)

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Did Blake Lively Really Need All That Photoshop on Glamour’s September Cover?

Ever since Blake Lively appeared on our TV screens way back in 2007, starring in the hit show Gossip Girl, we’ve become accustomed to the actress covering just about every major fashion magazine while rarely taking a bad photograph. She’s landed issues of Vogue, Allure, Marie Claire and now, after a little over a year’s hiatus at the newsstand, Blake is back on the circuit, gracing the cover of US Glamour‘s September issue. Photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg, the blonde beauty wears Saint Laurent, making for a stark contrast between last month’s edgy and unconventional Cara Delevingne cover shoot.

US Glamour September 2017 : Blake Lively by Nathaniel Goldberg


Our forums complained that Glamour went a little too hard on the Photoshop this month, though. “She looks airbrushed to death in order to look like a young Leonardo DiCaprio in drag. What’s happening here?” quizzed a startled mistress_f upon checking out the cover.

“The Photoshop is crazy! So are the fonts,” wrote Urban Stylin. (more…)

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Lara Stone and Vogue Italia Tone Down the Glamour for August

Vogue Italia brought some serious glamour to the cover last month, featuring a flawless Grace Elizabeth shot by Steven Meisel. The Italian fashion bible now dials back the pizazz for August 2017, unveiling a dramatically toned-down Lara Stone cover. Returning exactly one year after her last solo Italian Vogue outing, the Dutch bombshell was photographed by Harley Weir for the occasion, serving a spring-inspired close-up wearing Calvin Klein.

Vogue Italia August 2017 : Lara Stone by Harley Weir


Unfortunately, the cover wasn’t enough to lure a vast majority of our forum members to the newsstand. “That looks unflattering. Ouch. I love Lara and I like Harley Weir. What’s up with Vogue Italia? And that hideous art direction! One word would’ve sufficed!” stated a far from impressed MON.

“I feel like this has so much potential. I’m hoping by filling other photographers, Meisel will be back for the September issue. I kind of like the styling but this needs to be zoomed out. It just doesn’t really make sense and not very summery,” wrote TaylorBinque. (more…)

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Gigi Hadid Proves She’s ‘Not a Missoni Girl’ in the Questionable Fall 2017 Campaign

Gigi Hadid is having a pretty successful Fall 2017 season so far, having added Versace, Vogue Eyewear, Stuart Weitzman and Fendi campaigns to her portfolio. Now, Gigi replaces Irina Shayk as the face of Missoni. Photographed by Harley Weir, Gigi goes solo in the Italian brand’s vibrant new campaign, captured on location at Missoni creative director Angela Missoni’s home in Brunello, Italy. Tragically not making use of the scenic location, Gigi strikes some dynamic poses against various studio backdrops while wearing the bold and eccentric fall collection and barely any makeup.

Missoni F/W 2017.18 : Gigi Hadid by Harley Weir


Ultimately, our forum members declared the campaign a total flop. “Her? For Missoni? WHY?? Oh… and this is butt ugly,” complained a horrified Vitamine W, after seeing the first wave of campaign images.

“I like select shots from this campaign but a different model could have pulled this off so much better than Gigi TBH,” added bluestar, questioning Gigi’s modeling ability. (more…)

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Anna Ewers Makes Her 17th Vogue Appearance on the Cover of Vogue Brazil

Ever since Anna Ewers made her first Vogue cover appearance in 2013 on Vogue Italia, our forums have been enthralled. Now, as she adds her 17th Vogue cover to her portfolio, we’ve become slightly disappointed with her recent work. The German beauty looked unrecognizable on her native Vogue Germany‘s July cover and now, Vogue Brazil’s offering for August 2017 isn’t much better. Once again photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, Anna is all smiles in the light and airy cover image wearing Colcci, a brand for which she is the face of for Spring 2018.

Vogue Brazil August 2017 : Anna Ewers by Giampaolo Sgura


Should we hold Giampaolo Sgura responsible for Anna’s latest work? “Such a beautiful and inviting smile, but the overall cover looks very pedestrian,” complained Benn98 at once.

“This girly girly doesn’t suit her,” pointed out Nymphaea. (more…)