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Not Even Bella Hadid Can Save Vogue Spain’s March 2021 Cover

Bella Hadid added six Vogue covers to her portfolio in 2020. So we’re obviously surprised it has taken a whole two months for Bella to pop up on a cover of Vogue in 2021. Better late than never as Vogue Spain taps the forum favorite to front its March 2021 issue. Following Jill Kortleve‘s questionable cover last month, photographer Micaiah Carter and stylist Patti Wilson join forces for the title’s latest. Bella rocks a black wig and a look from Prada’s Spring 2021 collection for the truly quirky cover image.

Vogue España March 2021 : Bella Hadid by Micaiah Carter


Members of our forums could not believe their eyes. “Easily, without a shadow of a doubt, the worst Bella Hadid cover of Vogue I’ve encountered. The hair is a monstrosity!” declared vogue28.

“That wig is tragic,” exclaimed namelesscloud.

“What’s up with this ugly Medusa hair?” asked a definitely dumbfounded Hafdis.

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Benn98 clearly isn’t a fan: “No wonder it’s so awful, it was styled by Patti Wilson! First strike is the full-length cover. Second strike is the styling, which is carrying Bella instead of the other way around. Patti Wilson shouldn’t be doing any work for this magazine, sorry! Her style is so far removed from what Vogue Spain is about.”

“Bella’s worst cover ever. How did they manage this?” wondered bluebanter.

“I get the 60s influence, but the wig, lack of eyebrows and Bella’s expression just don’t sell it,” Urban Stylin chimed in.

“She looks so dull on the cover and that wig is horrible,” echoed burbuja8910.

Meanwhile, versustito simply described the cover as “ugly.”

Do you love the cover? Check out Bella’s accompanying cover feature and share your thoughts here.

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Charlize Theron, Michaela Coel and Zendaya Are Just a Few of the Stars Covering Vanity Fair’s Annual Hollywood Issue

Vanity Fair is known for its annual Hollywood Issue and the magazine’s 2021 offering just dropped. Radhika Jones has definitely been on a mission to propel the magazine to new heights. Just look at recent covers featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Gal Gadot and Viola Davis. Last month’s Billie Eilish cover almost went unnoticed, but the publication’s latest is a feast for the eyes. Michael B. Jordan, Charlize Theron, Zendaya, Sacha Baron Cohen, Spike Lee, Maya Rudolph, LaKeith Stanfield, Awkwafina, Michaela Coel and Dan Levy are all captured by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari for the playful cover.

Vanity Fair 'The Hollywood Issue' 2021 by Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari


“The worst Vanity Fair cover ever. And they’ve had some shoddy covers over the years. There’s not a single positive point I can think of. Not even the styling,” exclaimed Benn98 the moment the cover dropped.

“This is the worst thing ever,” echoed caioherrero.

“This is so bad, like People magazine bad. Everything looks so fan-made,” critiqued THD96.

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Yohji was also horrified: “Yikes. I guess this is what happens when you can’t get everyone in the same room. The main one is just so busy and messy. There should’ve been just three people.”

“Do people still remember/care about the Hollywood Issue? It’s such a nonevent these days,” said A.D.C.

But not everyone was disappointed. “This is fabulous! It’s fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Something we really need these days,” appreciated [Piece Of Me].

“Honestly, I love it. It’s fun, vibrant, something different. I really like the art direction, it’s so stylized that it works for me and I’m glad they did that, embracing the fact they’ve (presumably) shot them all separately and not trying to pretend otherwise,” agreed LastNight.

Vanity Fair 'The Hollywood Issue' 2021 by Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari


See more from Vanity Fair‘s Hollywood Issue and join the conversation here.

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Lila Moss Looks Like Her Mother on Vogue Japan’s April 2021 Cover

Lila Moss’ star continues to rise with the daughter of modeling royalty Kate Moss scoring fashion gigs left, right and center. She’s already landed covers for V Magazine, Vogue Italia and Chaos SixtyNine. Not to mention notable runway appearances for Miu Miu and Fendi. Lila’s latest accomplishment? Gracing Vogue Japan for April 2021. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Lila receives the quintessential Luigi & Iango treatment sporting a retro-inspired hairdo along with a piece from Tomo Koizumi’s capsule collection with Emilio Pucci courtesy of Anna Dello Russo for the sultry cover shot.

Vogue Japan April 2021 : Lila Moss by Luigi & Iango


The cover divided our forums. “This is the first time that I see her as a real model. I love this cover!” raved crmsnsnwflks.

“This is the best she’s looked thus far… It’s giving me very Kate Moss British Vogue June 2013 by Patrick Demarchelier vibes,” said Wagon1974.

“A beautiful image of Lila, no doubt thanks to Luigi & Iango’s (re)touch! This is undoubtedly a tribute to Kate’s photoshoot for British Vogue and a good one at that!” proclaimed aracic.

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“I think this cover looks great! What irks me is that Luigi & Iango sorta Photoshopped her into looking like a clone of Kate…” disapproved russianelf.

“That’s the first time I actually like her, but still I wonder why are they trying so hard to make her happen,” shared namelesscloud.

“Who is next? This new wave of nepotism models is the worst. I am more surprised about Lila wearing Tomo Koizumi, who is not even Vogue-worthy!” exclaimed JohannesL.

Moxie Remon definitely agreed: “God, I miss the days when they’d just pull a model from an obscure place and give us something actually worthy. This is just sad.”

Check out previews of Lila’s cover feature and share your thoughts here.

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Megan Thee Stallion Stars on a Pair of March 2021 Covers for Harper’s Bazaar

Glenda Bailey didn’t exactly have the best track record on our forums over the years. So when Samira Nasr took over Harper’s Bazaar, we were eager to see what she had in store. But recent covers featuring Sarah Paulson, Liya Kebede and Awkwafina flopped. The mag’s March 2021 issue sees Megan Thee Stallion making her debut as a Bazaar cover star. Photographed by Collier Schorr, the American rapper poses before an orange backdrop wearing Chanel for cover one (below) and dons Saint Laurent on cover two (after the jump).

US Harper's Bazaar March 2021 : Megan Thee Stallion by Collier Schorr


Needless to say, neither cover made a good impression on our forum members. “Both covers are terrible. I’ve never seen Megan look so boring,” commented gunsnroses.

“Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse,” liberty33r1b chimed in.

“The makeup, or lack thereof, made her look really washed out here. The expression also looks like she’s exhausted. Disappointing, they could’ve done so much with her,” voiced Marc10.

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“Collier Schorr is so awful and dire. I will never understand how she has a career in fashion photography. Megan is a beautiful woman, but in these pictures every ounce of life is sucked out of her…” proclaimed mepps.

RedSmokeRise shared the same sentiment: “They’ve managed to suck all the life and fun out of her persona!”

“I’m underwhelmed and I blame Collier Schorr,” declared mikel.

“It’s certainly proving to be a case of ‘better the devil you know’ in terms of what Glenda Bailey once gave us at Harper’s Bazaar because Samira Nasr has been a major disappointment from the very start. Not even a cover under her full control is breaking new ground…” wrote vogue28.

US Harper's Bazaar March 2021 : Megan Thee Stallion by Collier Schorr


Definitely a missed opportunity. Share your thoughts on Bazaar‘s latest here.

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Quinn Mora Makes Her Vogue Cover Debut Fronting the March 2021 Issue of Vogue Paris

Last year Emmanuelle Alt proved that Vogue Paris is one of the top fashion magazines on the market. Largely due to how she navigated the French fashion bible through the ongoing pandemic. Covers featuring Bella and Gigi Hadid, Malika Louback and Rianne Van Rompaey were certified hits. While last month’s Anna Ewers offering was everything we needed and more. Now Quinn Mora fronts the publication’s March 2021 issue. Sticking with the mag’s aesthetic, Quinn rocks head-to-toe Saint Laurent for the minimalist cover image captured by David Sims.

Vogue Paris March 2021 : Quinn Elin Mora by David Sims


But the cover was more of a miss according to our forum members. “Really? This is Vogue Paris’ March cover?” asked bluestar.

“A huge disappointment,” declared MON.

“Quite uninspiring, especially after the beautiful February cover,” remarked Srdjan.

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“This is a terrible month for fashion magazines, specifically for Vogue. All their covers are forgettable. This one is no exception at all,” echoed GivenchyAddict.

“If we can’t rely on Vogue Paris for amazing covers, then fashion mags are doomed,” kokobombon chimed in.

Mercredi wasn’t a fan: “Very amateur, it’s hard to believe that there is a professional team behind this…”

“Nothing is working for me. Too much white space. And that font should be illegal. The model is not strong enough, this type of pose needs models like Lara Stone or Georgia May Jagger,” critiqued THD96.


Share your thoughts and await the contents of the issue here.

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Akon Changkou Rocks Chanel on Vogue Germany’s March 2021 Cover

We encountered plenty of hits and misses last year when it came to Vogue Germany. Covers with Hailey Bieber, Toni Garrn and Nicole Atieno were deemed unsatisfactory, while covers with Anok Yai, Raquel Zimmermann and Irina Shayk pleased us to no end. Back in December, Christiane Arp announced her departure from the glossy closing out her tenure with a Leni and Heidi Klum offering. Now Akon Changkou graces the title’s March 2021 cover fresh from fronting Vogue Hong Kong. Snapped by Julia Noni and styled by Nicola Knels, the South Sudanese-Australian beauty wears Chanel for the striking cover image.

Vogue Germany March 2021 : Akon Changkou by Julia Noni


The cover garnered mixed feedback on our forums. “That’s a beautiful profile. A different layout would’ve elevated it more,” said mikel.

“Great to see Akon on a Vogue cover. However, the photo and their layout don’t match. It’s like I’m looking at fan art,” echoed crmsnsnwflks.

“Stunning portrait! It’s certainly better than most of their 2020 covers,” appreciated Benn98.

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MON wasn’t impressed with the art direction, either. “Stunning! I wish she was facing the camera since it says ‘face the future.’ I hate the art direction! Hate it. It seriously needs to be elevated.”

“Very Vogue Paris (probably because of the color of the font), but still gorgeous nevertheless,” noted THD96.

“Don’t know why people like this, a generic photo of a generic (by today’s standards) model. Lighting is not good, too, but the styling is nice, I admit. More elaborate and skillful lighting mixed with a better model would have resulted in a far more striking cover,” critiqued dontbeadrag.

“Meh. Seen better and just reminds me of Karim Sadli’s portrait of Adut Akech for Chanel’s Cruise 2020 campaign, which was far more striking. This falls short,” added vogue28.

Are you a fan of the cover? Share your thoughts here.