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Chanel’s New Ad Campaign Is Missing All the Fun of the Spring 2019 Collection

There’s nothing worse than an advertising campaign that doesn’t reflect the vibe of a collection. For Karl Lagerfeld’s Spring 2019 Chanel show, he turned an elaborate man-made beach into a runway to serve as a picturesque and idyllic backdrop for the playful collection. Now, that mood is completely absent from the collection’s campaign, which was shot in Lagerfeld’s studio (once again) against a drab backdrop. Styled by Carine Roitfeld, the ads feature an ensemble cast of models, including Vittoria Ceretti, Sarah Dahl, Adesuwa Aighewi, Hyun Ji Shin, Rebecca Leigh Longendyke, Nora Attal and Kris Grikaite.

Chanel S/S 2019 by Karl Lagerfeld

IMAGE: MODELS.COM

Members of our forums declared the campaign a total missed opportunity. “Hate it. Don’t like the boyish hair, too many models and don’t like the studio-ness of it all. Next,” said Scotty the second the campaign dropped.

“With such a fresh runway presentation this falls flat! Really boring and soulless. The casting is really insipid and the fact they used so many people is kind of absurd. I guess they thought the concept was so weak they had to go overboard for the casting,” said Creative.

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Rebecca Leigh Longendyke Becomes a Vogue Italia Cover Girl for January 2019

Vogue Italia welcomed back an old favorite last month, giving the December 2018 cover to iconic supermodel Shalom Harlow. To kick off 2019, the Italian fashion bible is starting with a fresh face, model Rebecca Leigh Longendyke. After an impressive Spring 2019 runway season (she walked over 40 shows), the blonde beauty solidifies her position as one of the industry’s hottest newcomers. Photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Alastair McKimm, Rebecca wears black Valentino and gives a nod to the 60s to portray “the elegance of youth.”

Vogue Italia January 2019 : Rebecca Leigh Longendyke by Craig McDean

IMAGE: VOGUE.IT

Unfortunately, the cover fell completely flat with the majority of our forum members. “It could have been such a good cover with the background image only. The front shot of Rebecca looks weirdly Photoshopped, IMO,” pointed out Ivanovaju.

“That is one gorgeous girl but I’m not feeling the two images together. The background one would have been so stunning on its own,” echoed dodencebt.

“Ditch the stiff mannequin in the foreground and this could’ve been kinda cool,” added ellastica.

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tFS Forum Members Are Dragging POP Magazine Over These Hailey Bieber Covers

Hailey Baldwin isn’t letting married life slow down her work flow as she continues to remind everyone she’s here to stay. She was just on the cover of Vogue Arabia for the month of December, is rumored to become an American Vogue cover girl in the near future and now takes to the covers of POP for S/S 2019. In a dramatic departure from the ultra-glam Arabian Vogue cover shoot, Hailey looks as if she was caught on vacation, looking effortless and at ease for photographer Stevie Dance. In the three covers, Hailey kicks back in casual clothing, catches some rays and beams with delight over a cake featuring a photo of herself and husband Justin Bieber — all much to the dismay of our forum members.

Pop #40 S/S 2019 : Hailey Bieber by Stevie Dance

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“Fame via your father and now money flowing in from your husband. Gotta keep collecting those surnames! GIRL POWER! #womendoingitforthemselves,” mocked tigerrouge.

“This is so cringe! With all the covers I thought she could get, I’d never come up with POP. The cake, the boy is mine, the phone case, the viva Bieber… are they serious?” asked apple.

“Of course they are,” fired back Marc10. “Because they’re not interested in her, they’re interested in her via him. She has been here for years, comes from the same breed of her Jenner-Hadid pals, and yet no one gave a damn about her. But now… the hottest star on the scene! And of course she’s gonna ride the wave. The whole thing is kinda pathetic.”

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Melissa McCarthy Does Ladylike Glamour for InStyle’s ‘Badass Women’ Issue

Laura Brown has a knack for selecting unexpected cover subjects. Taraji P. Henson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Janet Jackson have appeared on InStyle‘s cover in recent months and now actress Melissa McCarthy stars on the newly unveiled ‘Badass Women‘ issue for February 2019. Melissa participates in the ultimate fashion shoot with stylist Julia von Boehm giving the Can You Ever Forgive Me? star a fresh new look with a ruffled Marc Jacobs coat, shot by photographer Robbie Fimmano.

US InStyle February 2019 : Melissa McCarthy by Robbie Fimmano

IMAGE: INSTYLE.COM

For the most part, our forum members were thrilled with the outcome. “Wow, she looks stunning and seems to pull off that dramatic Marc Jacobs perfectly. Very happy Melissa is getting this big cover during awards season,” admired Benn98 the moment the cover dropped.

“I JUST LOVE THIS WOMAN and this cover is good and simple. Happy for Melissa! The portrait cover looks so fresh and cheerful,” approved xandroh.

“LOOOVE both covers!” said Joromana.

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Kaia Gerber Stars in Steven Meisel’s ‘Boring’ Jimmy Choo Ads

Nothing makes us more excited than a Steven Meisel campaign and the legendary lensman just made a surprise appearance as Jimmy Choo’s photographer for Spring 2019. Replacing Lachlan Bailey, Meisel shakes up the casting, enlisting Kaia Gerber in lieu of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lily Aldridge and Joan Smalls. The 17-year-old model of the year (who now needs no introduction) looks pretty confident in her role as the face of Jimmy Choo under the styling Joe McKenna.

Jimmy Choo S/S 2019 : Kaia Gerber by Steven Meisel

IMAGE: FASHIONGONEROGUE.COM

Despite Choo hiring one of the best photographers in the business, our forums weren’t so convinced. “Jimmy Choo by Meisel? He’s really like a cat, always landing on both feet! It seems there’s always someone willing to tighten their belt and commission him for a campaign. Looks like it could be a Karl Lagerfeld campaign. Very cold and commercial,” Benn98 discredited.

“I’m not liking it either,” mikel chimed in.

“This doesn’t look like Meisel at all! Commercial and boring,” echoed apple.

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Ashley Graham Gives Good Face on ELLE’s Fierce February Cover

Fact: Ashley Graham needs more magazine covers. Whether she’s fronting Vogue Arabia, Glamour, British ELLE, British Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine or starring as the face of David Yurman, Ashley works the lens like there’s no tomorrow. Nina Garcia gives the American model her latest endorsement, awarding her the cover of ELLE  for February and getting 2019 off to a positive start. Photographed by Carin Backoff and styled by Anna Trevelyan, Graham proves every inch her worth, giving good face in the fierce newsstand cover (below), dressed in an embellished Christian Cowan number.

US Elle February 2019 : Ashley Graham by Carin Backoff

IMAGE: COURTESY OF ELLE

Needless to say, members of our forums were in love. “Stunning cover. She seems to be getting better with each shoot. Love whatever she’s wearing, especially considering it’s not a big brand,” Benn98 approved.

“No words, it’s truly a gorgeous cover,” dodencebt applauded.

“Love this one! Ashley is so beautiful and perfect for ELLE magazine,” championed apple.

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