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Daphne Groeneveld Brings Sexy Back on British ELLE’s August 2021 Cover

The vast majority of us are living out our summer fantasies through our favorite glossies. Thankfully, Vogue Paris, Vogue Greece along with British Harper’s Bazaar have transported us to locations across the globe. Now British ELLE makes us yearn for sun-drenched days down at the beach with an absolutely vibrant August 2021 cover featuring Daphne Groeneveld. The blond Dutch beauty certainly looks like she’s been plucked from the pages of ELLE from the 80s sporting sunglasses and a yellow Norma Kamali swimsuit as she dashes before the lens of Laurie Bartley.

UK Elle August 2021 : Daphne Groeneveld by Laurie Bartley

IMAGE: ELLEUK.COM

Of course our forum members are big fans. “I love the setting and burst of yellow because it’s all about an exotic summer that not many of us will have. We do want some escapism at least,” proclaims Benn98.

“Great to see Daphne on a cover. She looks stunning,” raves a definitely delighted mikel.

“It’s a good summer cover, very Sports Illustrated, too! The 80s done well!” approved WAVES.

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“Great summer cover!” exclaims an obviously thrilled liberty33r1b.

FashionMuseDior is clearly in the same frame of mind: “Daphne is bringing sexy back!”

“Glad to see Daphne…reminds me of Hans Feurer’s work with brilliant colors,” said VogueGirl8910.

“I’m always down for covers which evoke French ELLE photographed by Gilles Bensimon during the 80s so the direction of this cover is RIGHT up my street — tan lines included. The colors immediately grab your attention and the cover undoubtedly just encapsulates summer!” declares vogue28.

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Molly Constable and Seynabou Cissé Celebrate Body Positivity on the August 2021 Covers of British Harper’s Bazaar

Throughout the years, we’ve often criticized (and commended) British Harper’s Bazaar for delivering us the same style of cover. More often than not, we’re greeted with English stars like Keira Knightley and Rachel Weisz shot in the British countryside. For August 2021, however, Lydia Slater is serving up something completely different with the unveiling of The Body Issue. Molly Constable and Seynabou Cissé transport us to a sun-drenched beach courtesy of photographer Pamela Hanson. Decked out by stylist Shibon Kennedy in Louis Vuitton swimwear for the newsstand cover (below), the models have fun in the sun while celebrating body positivity.

UK Harper’s Bazaar August 2021 : Molly Constable & Seynabou Cissé by Pamela Hanson

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.CO.UK

“I’m sorry to say but the swimsuits on the cover are really quite awful. For a summer cover? I know the magazine is for a woman of a certain age, but honestly, this is just lazy and unimaginative,” discredited Benn98.

“One for the bin before it’s even arrived,” shared tigerrouge.

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“Dang, what happened?” asked SLFC.

“They really have hit a new low, haven’t they? This cover is truly appalling, one of the worst I have ever seen to be honest. For a start, printed logo Vuitton swimsuits, are they serious? On British Harper’s Bazaar?” complained Frederic01.

“On one hand, I’m able to praise the magazine for moving in a different direction, but the outcome is less than pleasing — especially when Pamela Hanson is involved. A real disappointment of a cover…” declared vogue28.

“Awful. Far better shots in the editorial that would have made a really striking cover,” noted honeycombchild.

UK Harper’s Bazaar August 2021 : Molly Constable & Seynabou Cissé by Pamela Hanson

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.CO.UK

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Precious Lee Stuns Once Again via Vogue Arabia’s Pair of ‘Phenomenal’ July/August 2021 Covers

Vogue Arabia hasn’t taken our fancy for quite some time. The last time involved a stunning pair of Lily Collins covers. Eight months later and we’re once again stunned thanks to modeling sensation Precious Lee. Precious is definitely having a moment within the world of fashion and we’re completely here for it. The American beauty and firm forum favorite has graced the covers of British Vogue, Vogue Brazil, American Harper’s Bazaar and i-D. Now the supermodel adds Vogue Arabia to her list of ever-growing achievements this year. Photographed by Paola Kudacki and styled by Patrick Mackie, Precious oozes star quality in the two dynamic cover images for the Arabian fashion bible’s July/August 2021 issue.

Vogue Arabia July/August 2021 : Precious Lee by Paola Kudacki

IMAGE: VOGUE.ME

Needless to say, the outcome received nothing but praise on our forums. “The girl’s a superstar! Such a fierce, powerful cover. Stunning!” declared aracic.

“That’s one bombshell of a cover!” cheered annikad.

“Phenomenal covers. Precious really gives it to you every time! She would kill it on the cover of Vogue Paris,” said GERGIN.

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Marc10 is also a fan: “What a star. Both covers are gorgeous, pure glamour.”

“She does glamour so well! Amazing covers,” approved FashionMuseDior.

“It’s almost scary the way she just consistently delivers with each new cover. Love the vintage Moschino vibes,” admired Benn98.

“Strong covers. Precious is in the same league as Imaan Hammam to me. These girls were born to model,” raved Summer Day.

WAVES simply described the covers as “gorgeous” and we couldn’t agree more.

Vogue Arabia July/August 2021 : Precious Lee by Paola Kudacki

IMAGE: VOGUE.ME

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Gigi Hadid, Precious Lee, Binx Walton and Others Cover i-D’s Summer 2021 Issue

It’s safe to say that i-D is firmly back on our radar. It’s all thanks to Alastair McKimm and his impressive knack for appealing to different tastes with a multitude of covers. The cutting-edge British publication’s Spring 2021 offering had us tracking down a spectacular Naomi Campbell cover. Now i-D‘s Summer 2021 installment supplies even more collectible covers. This time featuring Gigi Hadid by Daniel Jackson, Precious Lee by Tyler Mitchell, Phil Foden by Alasdair McLellan, Celina Ralph by Mario Sorrenti, Jatavia Johnson (JT) and Caresha Brownlee (Yung Miami) of City Girls by Gray Sorrenti, Binx Walton by Stef Mitchell and Digga D by Liz Johnson Artur.

i-D Summer 2021 : The 'New Worldwi-De' Issue

IMAGES: I-D.VICE.COM

“Looks like she got something stuck in her eye,” said GERGIN upon seeing Gigi’s cover.

“How does Gigi have two i-D covers while Bella doesn’t have one and both of Gigi’s covers have either been bad or basic,” critiqued Ghesquiere32.

“I’m not quite sure where all this negativity is coming from. I for one enjoyed this story, the simple portraits bring out Gigi’s beauty and she looks great here. I always love a good black-and-white studio session,” raved aracic.

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“Out of all the seven covers, Gigi Hadid’s is the one I like most — always been a Daniel Jackson fan, love the styling and the use of black and white. Gigi’s cover is guaranteed to grab your attention at the newsstand and pretty confident Precious Lee’s cover will do so also,” approved vogue28.

“I really like Precious’ cover, but that wink is reading more like a lazy eye from that far away. I think i-D should just stick with close-ups,” noted marsnoop2.

“Binx is looking so f*cking good,” proclaimed helmutnotdead.

“Well, that’s the best I think I’ve seen Binx look…maybe ever?” dior_couture1245 chimed in.

i-D Summer 2021 : The 'New Worldwi-De' Issue

IMAGES: I-D.VICE.COM

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Kim Kardashian Picks Kate Moss to Star in SKIMS’ Latest Advertising Campaign

Throughout her impressive 30-plus year career, we’ve seen Kate Moss represent umpteen famous fashion houses. Cementing herself as one of the greatest models ever, Kate’s lucrative contracts in 2020 included Ermanno Scervino, Jimmy Choo and Mônot. (She also already has two Vogue cover appearances under her belt this year.) Now the British supermodel stars in Kim Kardashian’s latest ads for SKIMS. Photographed by Donna Trope, Kate does what Kate does best wearing the brand’s latest range of underwear, loungewear and shapewear in the sultry studio-shot campaign images.

Skims S/S 2021 : Kate Moss by Donna Trope

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.COM

Kate’s latest addition to her portfolio took our forum members by surprise. “SKIMS, Kate Moss and Donna Trope is a combination of names I never thought would happen,” confessed mikel.

“This is so random. I don’t even know how to react…” said dontbeadrag.

“Interesting shift in direction for this brand…from Instagram baddies to Kate herself!” exclaimed RedSmokeRise.

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“Kate Moss has got to be the last person I’d expect in a SKIMS campaign. Not much to see here, it’s your classic Kate Moss — I love it! Any sight of Kate is a good sight,” approved aracic.

“This is the best I’ve seen Kate look in a while,” Ghesquiere32 pointed out.

Serend1pity sort of agreed: “She looks incredible but also ridiculous because we all know that is an airbrushed avatar and not Kate.”

Benn98 also noticed the signs of post-production. “Kate looks great! Could have been 5 or 10 years ago. That’s how unbelievable the retouching is.”

“This is probably the worst Photoshop job of her I have ever seen. It’s not her anymore. Nothing about it is real,” GivenchyHomme chimed in.

Skims S/S 2021 : Kate Moss by Donna Trope

IMAGES: HARPERSBAZAAR.COM

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Adut Akech Outshines Kendall Jenner on ELLE’s August 2021 Covers

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Model sightings on the covers of mainstream American fashion glossies are few and far between. Slowly but surely, editors seem to be hearing our pleas for change, including Nina Garcia. Musicians usually greet us on the covers of ELLE, but now the publication finally switches things up with actual models for August 2021 styled by Alex White. For cover number one (below) a gleeful Adut Akech wears a sequin look from Prada’s Fall 2021 collection captured by Chris Colls. While cover number two (after the jump) features Kendall Jenner decked out in a glitzy Celine Fall 2021 dress shot by Zoey Grossman.

US Elle August 2021 : Adut Akech by Chris Colls & Kendall Jenner by Zoey Grossman

IMAGE: ELLE.COM

Only one cover spoke to our forum members. “They just had to shove KenDULL down our throat. A solo cover with Adut is more than enough,” voiced mikel.

“Adut’s is great! Very Vogue Paris in the late 90s!” raved Lola701.

“Adut’s cover is the winner, obviously. The bold colors, makeup and overall composition is just such a throwback to classic late 90s magazine covers. Kendall looks heavily Photoshopped,” noted Benn98.

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“Wait, what’s going on with Kendall’s face? The Photoshop makes her look like an elf,” Ken Doll Jenner pointed out.

“No surprise whatsoever to see Kendall Jenner delivering the same old lackluster and vapid facial expression, pose and energy. Nina Garcia couldn’t have just run with Adut’s cover allowing the monumental moment to sing out loud and clear,” stated vogue28.

Marc10 wasn’t impressed, either. “If I was Kendall’s agent I would really stop them booking her alongside these vastly superior models.”

“Adut’s cover is amazing. Her skin is glowing. She looks beautiful! As for Kendall, that’s going to be a no across the board,” disapproved GivenchyHomme.

US Elle August 2021 : Adut Akech by Chris Colls & Kendall Jenner by Zoey Grossman

IMAGE: ELLE.COM

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