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A ‘Lifeless’ Bella Hadid Wears Chanel on Vogue China’s Odd April Cover

Bella Hadid’s 2017 domination continues with yet another magazine cover to add to her growing portfolio. Following in the footsteps of older sister Gigi, who delivered a knockout cover for Vogue China last month, the magazine now taps 20-year-old Bella for April 2017. Shot by Collier Schorr, the current face of Fendi, Moschino, Christian Dior and DKNY looks ethereal in the simple portrait image, sporting minimal makeup with her hair scraped back while wearing a ruffled Chanel look.

Vogue China April 2017 : Bella Hadid by Collier Schorr

IMAGE: WEIBO.COM/VOGUECHINA

Given Bella’s track record of giving good face, our forum members were disappointed by her latest cover. “Yikes, what a dull cover! Bella’s deadpan expression leaves me cold. I don’t think Collier Schorr should be shooting Vogue covers,” stated Benn98.

“This cover is bad. Bella looks washed out and ill. Strange image to choose for the cover, while it definitely accentuates the flow of the garments, it has this odd effect where she appears to be carrying her own head?” added an unforgiving magsaddict. (more…)

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Sienna Miller Covers UK Harper’s Bazaar’s Bird-Themed April Issue

Forum members have been praising British Harper’s Bazaar lately for eschewing celebrity cover stars in favor of models. This month, however, the magazine is back to its old ways. Actress Sienna Miller returns as UK Bazaar‘s cover girl for the April 2017 issue shot by Bazaar-regular Alexi Lubomirski. Sienna wears pieces from Burberry’s latest collection (which was shown during London Fashion Week late last month) on both the subscribers cover (below) and the regular newsstand version (after the jump).

UK Harper's Bazaar April 2017 : Sienna Miller by Alexi Lubomirski

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.CO.UK

Our forum members were not feeling the images at all. “So cheesy… and that tagline! Forgettable cover, hopefully newsstand cover will be better,” sighed kokobombon the moment the cover for subscribers surfaced.

“Yeah, this is silly. Not an image I want to see for my fashion magazine! Their newsstands covers truly have been miles better lately!” Miss Dalloway added. (more…)

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Kristen Stewart As You’ve Never Seen Her Before in V Magazine’s Spring 2017 Cover Shoot

After serving up a selection of cover stars and covers for us to choose from last issue, V Magazine goes the simple route by choosing just one standout cover for its #106 Spring 2017 edition. Having teased us on Instagram earlier this week, V now unveils a platinum blonde Kristen Stewart as its new cover subject. The Karl Lagerfeld favorite wears a colorful Chanel blazer (styled by Paul Cavaco) in the vibrant, visually stimulating Mario Testino cover shot.

V #106 Spring 2017 : Kristen Stewart by Mario Testino

IMAGE: COURTESY OF V MAGAZINE

“Finally something interesting from both Kristen and Mario Testino,” heralded TREVOFASHIONISTO upon seeing the cover.

“OMG, this is the best celeb cover for a longgggggggg time,” raved a more than satisfied kewkaw. (more…)

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Gigi Hadid Stars on Vogue Arabia’s Captivating Debut Issue

The wait for the overdue debut of Arabian Vogue is finally over as the magazine proudly unveils a set of two covers for March 2017 featuring none other than Gigi Hadid. Already on the covers of British Vogue, American Vogue and Chinese Vogue this month, the model-of-the-moment celebrates her Palestinian roots by launching the first-ever issue of Vogue Arabia. Gigi is featured in two intense and captivating black and white portrait images shot by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin.

Vogue Arabia March 2017 : Gigi Hadid by Inez van Lamweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

IMAGES: EN.VOGUE.ME

Forum members gave the covers a standing ovation. “Very strong debut. Respectfully conservative and still sensual. Thank goodness some publications still haven’t forsaken skillful lighting, sharp composition and layout. Hopefully the content will continue the cover’s momentum instead of devolving into an expensive department store catalogue. Gigi exudes such heat and silent-film star allure,” wrote Phuel the moment the covers dropped.

“Mysterious, beautiful, expensive, and powerful. Such stunning covers. I knew they would use Gigi for the first cover, but wow at Inez & Vinoodh – so happy for them!” Miss Dalloway approved. (more…)

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Bella Hadid Just Dropped Her First Official Christian Dior Cosmetics Campaign

Christian Dior is certainly getting its money’s worth with Bella Hadid. Immediately after announcing back in May 2016 that Bella was the brand’s newest ambassador for Christian Dior Cosmetics, she became well affiliated with the iconic French fashion house. Having already starred in a handful of social media videos for Dior to plug various products, the current face of Moschino and Fendi has proudly unveiled her first campaign image for Dior’s Pump’N’Volume mascara. Bella stares down the photographer’s lens while serving a fierce makeup look from Dior’s very own Peter Philip.

So far, however, our forum members aren’t feeling the long-awaited campaign. “LOL, whoever drew that dress did it in Paint and should be fired without prior notice,” pointed out an eagle-eyed dodencebt, immediately after the image found its way onto our forums.

“The more I look at the dress, the more I see the artifice!” echoed Benn98, responding in total agreement. “I’m more bothered by the fact that they’ve retouched every inch of life out of her here. Lips are thinner, vague semblance of cheekbones, skin so smooth it looks like rubber. I get that it’s a beauty campaign and women love ideals, but surely they’ve taken it a bit too far here!” he went on to vent.

Early days for a more thorough analysis from our forum members, but it doesn’t look too positive so far. How do you feel toward the shot? False advertising? Overly-Photoshopped? Let us know here.

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After an Eight-Year Hiatus, Gisele Bündchen Returns as the Face of Loewe’s Fall 2017 Campaign

It’s hard to believe that we haven’t seen Gisele Bündchen in print since the cover of Vogue Brazil back in November 2016. Thankfully, that’s about to change with the unveiling of the Brazilian bombshell’s latest campaign. Appearing in two campaign photos as the face of Loewe’s Fall 2017 collection, Gisele’s return to the spotlight marks a reunion with both Loewe and legendary photographer Steven Meisel.

Loewe F/W 2017.18 : Gisele Bündchen by Steven Meisel

IMAGE: WWD.COM

As the images made their way onto our forums earlier today, forum members found themselves a little startled over the outcome. “Wow! The second one (below) is amazing. The first one (above) looks a bit odd though, looks like her head isn’t attached to her body,” Scotty commented straight away.

“The second one looks beautiful. BUT it doesn’t look like Gisele,” cried out MON. (more…)