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CR Fashion Book Unveils a Bold New Look for Spring 2019, Starring Cynthia Ervio

As print continues to struggle, Carine Roitfeld recently announced that she plans to reduce her role at her namesake CR Fashion Book in order to provide opportunities to fresh talent. Along with the announcement comes a bold new redesign for the Spring/Summer 2019 edition. Gone is the CR signature logo, in favor of a smaller, more retro alternative. The cover images still speak volumes, with the latest going to Cynthia Erivo, who stars on one of six yet-to-be-released covers for Issue #14. The British actress follows in the footsteps of Gigi Hadid, Halima Aden, Rihanna and Joan Smalls, photographed in all her glory by Roe Ethridge.

CR Fashion Book S/S 2019


Unfortunately, members of our forums weren’t exactly wowed by CR‘s latest. “This is really bad. Cynthia Erivo delivered two of the best performances I’ve seen last year and got little to no recognition, so I’m glad she’s getting exposure but this… this is terrible, she deserves better!” ” called out mistress_f.

“Yikes this is horrid. Who is doing their art direction? Carine needs help… each issue is so cheap looking!” complained RMDV.

“What in the Monotype Corsiva is this? The new logo looks like something you’d see on wedding invitations,” mocked MON.

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A Tribute to Legendary Designer Karl Lagerfeld, Who Died Today at Age 85

Karl Lagerfeld closes a Chanel runway show.

Image: Imaxtree

Today, the fashion world mourns the passing of Karl Lagerfeld, who died this morning in Paris at age 85. The German-born designer, who is best known for transforming and revitalizing the house of Chanel as well as designing for both Fendi and his namesake label, leaves behind an enormous legacy and void within the industry.

Lagerfeld joined Chanel in 1983, where he modernized the iconic French fashion house and redesigned its signature tweed suits, quilted handbags and advertising campaigns. Under his creative direction, Chanel quickly became one of the most successful luxury fashion brands in the world.

In addition to being a renowned fashion designer, Lagerfeld was also a fashion photographer, producing memorable magazine covers and editorials for the likes of Harper’s Bazaar and Numéro. In 1987, Lagerfeld started shooting Chanel’s advertising campaigns starring many of his muses, including Inès de la Fressange, Claudia Schiffer, Stella Tennant and, more recently, Luna Bijl and Kaia Gerber.

Rumors of Karl’s ailing health began to swirl when he was notably absent from his final bow at the end of Chanel’s Haute Couture Spring 2019 show during Paris Fashion Week in January, with his right-hand woman (and now Karl’s successor), Virginie Viard, taking his place.  (more…)

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Vittoria Ceretti Is Ravishing in Red on Vogue China’s Striking March Cover

Vogue China went almost a whole year without getting much attention on our forums — until it delivered a spectacular Grace Elizabeth cover for December 2018. Three months later and Chinese Vogue is back on our radar with a striking and rather mysterious cover starring Vittoria Ceretti. Everyone’s favorite Italian model and the current face of mega fashion brands Chanel, Moschino and Versace posed for Sølve Sundsbø for the magazine’s March 2019 cover. To complement the cinematic image, stylist Anders Solvsten Thomsen opted for a red sequined look from Hedi Slimane’s debut Celine collection.

Vogue China March 2019 : Vittoria Ceretti by Sølve Sundsbø


The lady in red had our forum members captivated from the get-go. “Finally something different from them, love it. She looks great,” Miss Dalloway complimented at once.

“Oh wow, absolutely love it! A great idea for a cover. I’m sure it will pop on the newsstand,” said russianelf.

“FINALLY another good Vogue China cover! It’s been YEARSSSSSSSSS. I love the background, her dress…everything,” Bertrando3 praised.

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Rianne van Rompaey Does 70s Disco Glam for Vogue Paris’ March Cover

Praise the fashion gods: after last month’s unisex-themed issue featuring Erika Linder, Vogue Paris is giving us a healthy dose of glamour for March. Our forums knew Emmanuelle Alt couldn’t leave her love of all things retro behind for too long and now welcomes back cover girl Rianne van Rompaey, who last featured on French Vogue‘s garish November 2017 cover. In stark contrast to her debut, Rianne is 70s glamour personified, giving us have major hair envy while dazzling in Givenchy.

Vogue Paris March 2019 : Rianne van Rompaey by David Sims


Our forum members were thrilled with the result. “Slay Rianne! Slay!” exclaimed mikel.

“I’ll take ’70s disco’ over ’80s unisex’ any day of the week,” favored tigerrouge.

“Alt is serving Cosmopolitan covers from the late 70s, I love it,” admired Karl Boucher.

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Bella Hadid Sports a New Short Haircut on Vogue Russia’s March Cover

We’ve become accustomed to Bella Hadid looking a certain way: whether she’s dominating the covers of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Allure, Vogue Japan or British Vogue, glamour is almost always the aesthetic. After fronting just about every other edition of Vogue, Bella makes her Vogue Russia debut for March 2019 (also her first cover of the year). Photographed by Giampaolo Sgura and styled by Celia Azoulay, the current face of Versace and Moschino ditches the glam, sporting wet hair and virtually no makeup.

Vogue Russia March 2019 : Bella Hadid by Giampaolo Sgura


Needless to say, members of our forums were expecting more. “I prefer the first cover, it looks very striking, but this new hairstyle doesn’t do her any favors. I know all the Vogues are all out on some secret androgynous agenda right now, but that doesn’t suit models like Bella,” noted Benn98.

“What the hell is that haircut,” russianelf said.

“Yikes. She looks gorgeous in high glamour editorials and beauty shots but you strip away all that and what you’re left with is a not very versatile face for someone that’s supposed to be a supermodel,” dodencebt added.

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Maya Hawke Stars on the New Cover of Love Magazine for Spring 2019

Ever since it landed on newsstands back in 2009, Love Magazine has supported emerging talent — along with a healthy dose of nepotism. Throughout its 10-year history, cover stars have included the likes of Kendall Jenner, Kaia Gerber, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Lily-Rose Depp, Hailey Baldwin, and Adwoa Aboah. The latest celebrity prodigy to land a cover is Maya Hawke, daughter of Uma Thurman (a past Love cover girl herself) and Ethan Hawke, who features on the newly unveiled Spring/Summer 2019 cover. The 20-year-old actress is concealed by a Marc Jacobs veil chosen by Katie Grand, while photographer Willy Vanderperre snaps away.

Love #21 S/S 2019 : Maya Hawke by Willy vandeperre


The cover did not impress the majority of our forum members. “Not (LOVE)ing this!” said GERGIN upon checking the cover out.

“She’s like a generic version of Ashley Good. She won’t make it. She’s as interesting as Lottie Moss,” remarked an underwhelmed GivenchyHomme.

“Who is she? Another ‘model’?” quizzed Scotty.

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