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Bella Hadid and Adut Akech Star in Steven Meisel’s Vibrant Moschino Campaign for Spring 2019

We’ve been huge advocates of Jeremy Scott ever since he brilliantly tapped Steven Meisel to photograph Moschino’s campaigns back in 2014. The legendary lensman and forum favorite has continued to make Scott’s kitschy collections look expensive, luxurious and even more covetable than they appear on the runway. The campaigns are often a gateway to something fabulously OTT, like last season’s ads featuring Kaia Gerber and Gigi Hadid as glamazons from outer space — something we certainly don’t see every season.

For Spring 2019, Scott casts Vittoria Ceretti, Fran Summers, Adut Akech, Meghan Collison and Bella Hadid to model ladylike glam against a studio backdrop that complements each look, styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele.

Moschino S/S 2019 by Steven Meisel


For our forum members with high expectations, however, the campaign was a total flop. “Please don’t tell me this is going to be the style of the entire campaign. Zero effort. It’s like someone made it in Paint. If they wanted to play on the drawing theme, they could have gotten an artist to draw an entire campaign off of real shots with models. It would have been incredible,” commented dodencebt.

“You have a TERRIFIC collection and deliver a bullshit campaign like this one?” slammed helmutnotdead.

“Disappointing result. Lately I’ve been really excited and looking forward to the Moschino campaigns, but this is SO boring. You have such a fun collection, great models, Steven Meisel, and this is what you do?” asked guimon.

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There’s No Looking Back for Jennifer Aniston on the January Cover of ELLE

How do you follow a cover subject like Michelle Obama? Nina Garcia has the answer: Jennifer Aniston. Despite a strong track record covering the likes of Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar and Allure, we’re hardly ever treated to a Jennifer Aniston cover these days (her last notable appearance was InStyle‘s September 2018 issue). Looking fresh-faced on ELLE’s January 2019 newsstand cover (below), the American actress was captured on location in the middle of the Californian desert by Zoey Grossman and styled by Alison Edmond. The alternative cover for subscribers (after the jump) was shot in black and white — with each copy set to be delivered with a personal message from Jen.

US Elle January 2019 : Jennifer Aniston by Zoey Grossman


According to our forum members, however, the covers failed to hit the spot. “Two unflattering covers,” declared mepps, setting the tone for comments to follow.

“Eek, I really wanted this to be great! Even Kendall [Jenner]‘s desert shoot was better than this one. I guess the first cover is the best? But just this once I’d have liked to see a less familiar side to her,” Benn98 chimed in.

“I like everything except Jennifer Aniston. Sorry, but she is boring because she is too average. I find this cover better than InStyle though,” confessed Perickles.

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After More Than 20 Years, Shalom Harlow Is Back on the Cover of Vogue Italia for December 2018

Vogue Italia hasn’t been our favorite fashion magazine this year, thanks to a host of questionable covers featuring the likes of Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Madonna, Vittoria Ceretti and last month’s awful Freja Beha Erichsen offering. To close out 2018, the Italian fashion bible has pulled out all the stops with the triumphant return of Shalom Harlow. After a long fashion hiatus, the legendary 90s supermodel/actress first appeared this fall, closing out Versace’s Spring 2019 runway, and is now back on the cover of Italian Vogue — two decades after her last. Shot by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Shalom reclines across the studio floor wearing a look from Hedi Slimane’s debut Celine collection, selected by stylist the Patti Wilson.

Vogue Italia December 2018 : Shalom Harlow by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin


Yet for our forum members, the cover was just another disappointment. “Try to convince me that this is Shalom,” pointed out helmutnotdead, suggesting the cover was heavily Photoshopped.

“Where’s Shalom? I can’t see her,” chimed in aracic.

“NO to this young Christine Baranski. Seriously, if they couldn’t deal with an older model, why book her? They couldn’t hide her face enough with that netting and all the retouching. Awful end to the year for them,” commented Benn98.

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Gigi Hadid Channels Debbie Harry for W Magazine’s Volume #8 Cover

W Magazine is slowly but surely getting back on our forum’s radar. The October issue featuring Cardi B was the first to grab our attention in 12 months and now, with the unveiling of Volume #8, W welcomes back model-of-the-moment Gigi Hadid. The magazine steps it up a notch for the holiday season with a Debbie Harry-inspired cover shoot, photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott with Carlos Nazario in charge of the punk styling. Gigi is the spitting image of the legendary American singer, rocking Harry’s signature platinum blonde hairstyle, a smoky eye and a little black sequined dress from Saint Laurent.

W Volume #8 : Gigi Hadid by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott


The Debbie Harry reference is even more apparent throughout Gigi’s cover story — but not according to our forum members. “She looks like a 40-year-old actress. That hair doesn’t suit her,” liv4beauty said the second the cover came to light.

“The bleached eyebrows is not a good look for Gigi. Is it me or did they try to make her look like Kate Moss?” asked mikel.

Perickles was unable to catch the reference too: “She looks like Melania Trump!”

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Priyanka Chopra Becomes the First Indian Woman to Star on the Cover of Vogue

The wedding of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jones has been a major topic of conversation this week — and Vogue is making sure we’ll still be talking about it come January. Earlier this week, the magazine put the newlyweds on its first-ever digital cover to mark the occasion (which ultimately bombed on our forums) and now we aren’t at all surprised to see Priyanka go solo on Vogue‘s print edition for January 2019. A far cry from the juvenile digital offerings, Priyanka gets the Vogue cover treatment she deserves with a rich-looking Annie Leibovitz-shot image as she becomes the first Indian woman ever to grace the magazine in its 125-year history. Styled by Tonne Goodman, the actress sits pretty in a nude-toned Tom Ford dress, her hair pulled back into an effortless chignon and a sultry red lip.

US Vogue January 2019 : Priyanka Chopra by Annie Leibovitz

“Well, VERY happy with the final result. Digital cover may be trite, but this is a classic US Vogue cover. Love the rich, warm tones for January, and her hair looks effortless yet great,” Benn98 approved at once.

“After all the comings and goings, I gotta’ say that I love the print cover… specially the color scheme,” confessed kokobombon.

Also sharing enthusiasm toward the cover was forum member Blayne266: “Wonderful classic American Vogue cover featuring a new face! I’m glad it isn’t the wedding dress but instead this sultry Tom Ford number.”

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Bella and Gigi Hadid, Vittoria Ceretti and Others Morph Into Mickey Mouse for Chaos Magazine

We’ve come to rely on Luigi & Iango to consistently deliver arresting imagery for magazine covers and advertising campaigns. Whether the duo is shooting major covers for Vogue Japan, Vogue Italia or Vogue Russia, our forums are usually a captivated bunch. Therefore, we aren’t at all surprised that Chaos has commissioned Luigi & Iango for its special poster book commemorating Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday. To help with the celebrations, Chaos enlisted models-of-the-moment Bella and Gigi Hadid, Karen Elson, Cara Taylor, Shanelle Nyasiase and Vittoria Ceretti to pay tribute, each getting their own cover of the limited-edition book while channeling the iconic Disney character in the most fashion-forward way possible.

Chaos 'The Disney Issue' 2018 : Bella, Gigi, Karen, Vittoria, Cara & Shanelle by Luigi & Iango


The covers sparked a keen interest amongst our forum members. “They’re all really fantastic covers. And I’m loving this little Karen Elson resurgence lately. She’s iconic and is pretty consistently getting good work, but it’s like every couple years she kinda has a full-on spell of high profile fashion gigs and I’m always here for it. It’s surprising how seamlessly she fits in with these girls of an entirely different era,” admired happycanadian.

“Oh my God, Karen’s made me gasp. That face!” exclaimed dodencebt.

“Karen is the winner here,” russianelf declared.

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