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Forum Buzz: Gisele Graces the Cover of Vogue Paris; Kate Moss Puckers Up for Dior Addict

Vogue Paris April 2011 Cover with Gisele BundchenGisele Graces Emmanuelle Alt’s First Vogue Paris Cover

An image of the cover of Emmanuelle Alt’s first issue as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris has been released. We learned a while back that husband and wife photography team Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin would be shooting Gisele Bundchen in St. Barth’s for the cover of the April issue and now we can see the long-awaited result. Reactions in the Fashion Spot forums for the most part have been positive. 

“Stunning cover, love everything about it; the pose, her face, that it's outdoors, and the styling, it all works for me,” wrote Miss Dalloway. “It's gorgeous and fresh! A new and exciting start to Vogue Paris,” said windlagoon, adding, “I like this cover, it's a breath of fresh air, and it's quite appealing to the public.”

MyNameIs shared another positive reaction: “STUNNING. First word that came to my mind. I'm no fan of Gisele really but she looks amazing here. Sexy, but not in a try hard way, very relaxed and comfortable. Also, you can definitely see the magazine going in a new direction here, softer, prettier. But still not without an edge. Basically this is a perfect debut cover for Alt.”

A gripe that continued to surface however was the choice of font used on the cover. “I love the photo, but the typography makes the overall cover look like a high school project,” wrote kimair.

Keep up the good work Emmanuelle… we’ll be tracking your progress.


Keira Knightley Revs it Up for Coco Mademoiselle

Keira Knightley’s place as the spokeswoman for Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle fragrance is secure, and teasers of her new commercial and ad campaign have now been leaked on the web. Clips and images show Knightley astride a vintage cream-colored motorbike clad in head to toe Chanel – from her suede catsuit to her beige and black-tipped high-heeled boots. Knightley described her role as that of the “Chanel superwoman.”

Keira Knightley Coco Mademoiselle adKeira Knightley Coco Mademoiselle commercial

So far, Knightley’s new spots have gotten the tFS seal of approval. “She is just so perfect for Chanel, she is what I envision a spokesperson for Chanel to be… and I really love the beige suede catsuit. The ad looks like it will be beautiful in full,” wrote littlepaperstars. “Almost makes me want to buy a motorbike,” mused Style Souk. That may be a problem, as Knightley is actually trying to sell perfume, but as long as she makes you want to buy something she’s probably doing her job, right? 


Rihanna Lands the Cover of Vogue’s Shape Issue

Reactions to Rihanna on the cover of April’s edition of Vogue magazine ranged from xPedro’s anguished cries of, “Why, God?! Why?!” to  Miss Dalloway’s glowing approval: “Kudos to US Vogue for this cover. I don't listen to her music, or follow anything she does, but this cover is stunning!…This cover for US Vogue is epic… it’s sexy, and modern, and I even like her red hair here, fantastic!” Many members were with xPedro in the former camp, but the decidedly mixed reviews showed support for Miss Dalloway’s conclusions as well. For every positive comment there seemed to be a negative one to counteract it.

Psylocke zeroed in on Rihanna’s “awkward pose” and tigerrouge expanded on the thought and pointed out that “she's like some sort of mermaid caught at the wrong moment.” Loladonna meanwhile liked “that she's not doing the typical portrait pose.”

I guess we’ll all have to agree to disagree on this one. Click here for more clashing comments and critiques of the cover.


Kate Moss is an Iconic Dior Addict

Dior Addict’s new lipstick commercial encourages viewers to “Be Iconic.” Who better to be iconic in their ad campaign than the ultimate supermodel and fashion icon, Kate Moss? “A girl can’t make an entrance without her lipstick,” she says in the new short film.

Kate Moss Dior Addict lipstick commercialKate Moss Dior Addict lipstick print ad

“The video is simply fabulous,” drawled mackos. *ana* thought it was “not bad for a lipstick commercial!…. they could have toned down the cat eyes though, a bit too Amy Winehouse for Kate.”

The accompanying print advertisements are more subdued than the film, but with Kate Moss striking a pose in profile, they have potential to be more than just the average makeup ad; the potential to be iconic. Mikel and Street_a_Licious both called the print ads “gorgeous.” It's probably a safe bet that this isn’t the last we’ll be seeing of the iconic Kate Moss for Dior.

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