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Hailey Bieber Strikes a Pose on Vogue India’s August 2020 Cover

Vogue India doesn’t receive the recognition it truly deserves on our forums. The magazine last caught our eye two years ago with a pair of cool Kim Kardashian covers. Thanks to Indian Vogue‘s latest cover conquest, the mag has our undivided attention once again. Hailey Bieber stars on the publication’s August 2020 edition, marking her fourth notable cover appearance of 2020 (following stints on ELLE, Vogue Spain and Vogue Germany). The current face of Dsquared2 poses in a blazer and jeans from Gucci’s Pre-Fall 2020 menswear collection for the sleek cover shot snapped by Zoey Grossman.

Vogue India August 2020 : Hailey Bieber by Zoey Grossman


Hailey’s latest immediately sparked debate on our forums. “The styling feels like she’s wearing her man’s clothes,” said MON.

“Empty-looking cover and a random choice for Vogue India. It’s almost weird seeing a non-Indian person on their cover,” commented Srdjan.

“The cover seems half-baked. They could have done more,” crmsnsnwflks chimed in.

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Urban Stylin wasn’t exactly jumping for joy, either. “Terrible! Even shot-at-home covers look better than this. This type of styling would look nice and modern, but this is a sloppy mess.”

“There’s no styling here. It looks like she just rolled out of bed and threw on the clothes that were left on the floor. Oops, I forgot my shirt,” added MissMagAddict.

“I personally don’t mind the cover. There’s not much you can do with Hailey and this cover pretty much sums up her range. It’s effortless (on many levels), the styling fits her personal style, the hair…yeah. It’s not ugly, it’s not offensive — it’s plain boring. A simple, effortless snap for Instagram, nothing to write home about,” critiqued aracic.

“Of course, it’s nothing special, but such a simple and clean cover is a nice change. It feels like a breath of fresh air after all the tacky messes they have published,” defended avonlea002.

Are you into the cover? Check out Hailey’s cover feature and share your thoughts here.

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Christine Centenera Photographs and Styles Adut Akech for Vogue Australia’s August 2020 Cover

At just 20 years old, Adut Akech already has three Aussie Vogue covers under her belt. Now the South Sudanese-Australian beauty lands a fourth with the title’s August 2020 offering. Photographed and styled by the magazine’s fashion director Christine Centenera, Adut poses in a mix of Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga and Tiffany & Co. for the intriguing image.

Vogue Australia August 2020 : Adut Akech by Christine Centenera


The cover clearly divided our forum members. “Who thought that this angle was flattering?” asked Nomar.

“The picture and the fonts are a total mess,” voiced Urban Stylin.

“The red will stand out on newsstands and I like the glossiness of the image, but someone from that angle will never be flattering. Plus, the placement of her hand looks off,” critiqued Benn98.

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Kiyoko wasn’t impressed with the outcome: “Deborah Mailman, Leah Purcell or Jessica Mauboy deserve this cover more than Adut Akech…again.”

“Editors should stay editors and designers should stay designers. Leave the photography to the pros,” declared GivenchyHomme.

“My initial reaction to the cover was why? But slowly it grows on you,” confessed bluebanter.

But Miss Dalloway disagreed with the majority. “This is easily my favorite cover from Vogue Australia this year so far. Just love the angle…”

A hit or major miss? Check out Adut’s cover feature and join the debate here.

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Cardi B Dazzles on ELLE’s September 2020 Cover

Every year every major fashion glossy pulls out the big guns for their September issues. This year, amid the global health crisis, Vogue Japan tapped Kaia Gerber, British Vogue dropped an issue dedicated to activism and Harper’s Bazaar secured Rihanna. Over at ELLE, Nina Garcia managed to land none other than Cardi B who makes her ELLE debut for September 2020. The American rapper wears a dazzling crystal Area headpiece and a glittering Versace dress for the bold cover shot captured by Steven Klein.

US Elle September 2020 : Cardi B by Steven Klein


How did the cover fare on our forums? “I like it! Even with the black backdrop,” declared jorgepalomo the moment the cover dropped.

“She really isn’t photogenic at all, but it’s a strong cover! I like it,” admitted aracic.

“It’s an impactful cover, but I think that once again, they have failed to do Cardi justice,” commented Lola701.

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“Steven Klein for U.S. ELLE? That’s a big get. Too bad the results are rather lackluster. Her eyes are not strong enough and it reminds me too much of Adriana Lima’s Vogue Paris cover,” mikel pointed out.

“A beautiful woman with some Grace Jones styling would have made this a fantastic cover…instead, it’s like something from one of those series of RuPaul’s Drag Race where RuPaul is too busy to be a judge,” added tigerrouge.

“This is painful to look at. The styling is insanely terrible,” disapproved MON.

Miss Dalloway shared the same sentiment: “What an awful cover!”

Share your thoughts and await more from ELLE‘s most anticipated issue here.

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Zendaya Stuns on InStyle’s ‘Bold and Beautiful’ September 2020 Covers

Every month InStyle proves it’s equal (and often superior) to its competitors like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. The mag has produced some stellar covers of late starring Alicia Keys, Carey Mulligan and Lady Gaga. Now Zendaya returns to front the publication three years after her last appearance. For the all-important September edition, the Emmy-nominated actress poses under the clear blue skies of Malibu before the lens of photographic duo AB+DM. Zendaya wears a dress from Aliétte for the newsstand cover (below) and sports Hanifa for the subscribers’ alternative (after the jump) both picked by Law Roach.

US InStyle September 2020 : Zendaya by AB+DM


The covers quickly caught the attention of our forum members. “Wow. I’m in love with this!” praised caioherrero.

“First cover is stunning! Zendaya is one of the most beautiful girls I’ve ever seen and the cover does her justice,” approved jorgepalomo.

“Zendaya is always a winner for me! She looks good!” Lola701 chimed in.

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Miss Dalloway shared the same enthusiasm: “Both fantastic covers, Zendaya works so well in print. That first cover is especially gorgeous.”

“I love this cover so much! It made me feel happy looking at it and this doesn’t happen a lot anymore with magazine covers…so I’ll definitely be buying this!” raved bluestar.

“Wow! Was not expecting this! Love everything about both covers! Bold and beautiful!” exclaimed Velasco.

“The ‘Fashion is Back’ cover line is enough to make me go weak at the knees… Fabulous newsstand cover, love the minimal styling and how sultry it feels,” voiced vogue28.

US InStyle September 2020 : Zendaya by AB+DM


Check out Zendaya’s accompanying cover feature and join the conversation here.

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Kylie Jenner Looks Sultry in Saint Laurent on Vogue Hong Kong’s August 2020 Cover

Vogue Hong Kong just celebrated its first anniversary and it’s absolutely amazing how many A-listers have already appeared on its front cover. Like Gigi Hadid and Fei Fei Sun, Rihanna, Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid, Naomi Campbell along with Natalia Vodianova. Now Kylie Jenner is added to the list. Landing her second Vogue cover this year, Kylie wears a Saint Laurent latex dress chosen by Jill Jacobs for the sultry shot captured by Greg Swales.

Vogue Hong Kong August 2020 : Kylie Jenner by Greg Swales


Kylie’s latest divided our forums. “I’ll put my frustration with the Kardashian-Jenner-Instagram-millennial-blogger aesthetic aside and acknowledge that this cover is pretty and sexy,” confessed Srdjan.

“Easily one of their better covers,” approved MON.

“The cover image itself is pretty inoffensive, love the choice of the latex Saint Laurent dress for Kylie and can appreciate the simplicity of the art direction with the minimal cover lines,” said vogue28.

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Forum member russianelf was also pleasantly surprised. “Don’t know how much Photoshop went into this, but she looks amazing! And can certainly give Kendall a run for her money.”

“Seems more Paper than Vogue, but it’s not necessarily a bad cover,” admitted kenndale.

“Something about it looks very cheap,” critiqued Ghesquiere32.

“Kylie is Kylie. At best her portrayal of sexy will always come with a good dose of sleazy. For this shot, she has the advantage of slightly resembling a baby Janice Dickinson’s ‘sleazy sexy’. So I’ll take it,” defended Phuel.

Are you a fan? Share your thoughts and see more here.

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Models Celebrate Chanel for Chaos SixtyNine’s Issue #5

A model extravaganza is sometimes all you need to lift your spirits. And Chaos SixtyNine feeds our need with the unveiling of its latest issue. After first catching our attention back in 2018 with a series of covers showcasing models morphing into Mickey Mouse, the British biannual publication is back in the spotlight with its Issue #5 dedicated entirely to Chanel. The 13 collectible covers feature top models like Bella and Gigi Hadid, Adut Akech, Kendall Jenner, Natasha Poly, Vittoria Ceretti and Imaan Hammam wearing the French fashion house captured by Luigi & Iango, Cass Bird, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin or Jean-Baptiste Mondino.

Chaos SixtyNine #5 2020 : 'The Chanel Issue'


What more could we ask for? “It looks quite spectacular to me,” praised aracic.

“Luigi & Iango are giving me life! I love how they mix the best of M&M and Steven Meisel,” kokobombon chimed in.

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“My name is written all over this, right up my alley in terms of a Luigi & Iango and Chanel overload — all in addition to the presence of Natasha Poly,” raved vogue28.

“There are actually quite a few covers that I like, including the one of Imaan, Mona, Vittoria and (sadly) Kendall,” admitted bluestar.

But not everyone was head over heels. “There are some cute ones, but most of them are unnecessary,” said misszk.

Chaos SixtyNine #5 2020 : 'The Chanel Issue'


Which cover will you be hunting down? Join the conversation here.