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Hailey Bieber Stars on Two Summery ELLE March 2020 Covers

Nina Garcia continues to keep ELLE in top form thanks to her knack for scoring the best cover stars. We’ve encountered the likes of Lizzo, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Zoë Kravitz down at the newsstand over recent months and we’re about to see Hailey Bieber as the model stars on the mag’s March 2020 issue. For its annual big spring fashion edition, ELLE skips spring and goes straight to summer transporting us to Miami Beach with Hailey posing in looks picked by Anna Trevelyan for a pair of delightful covers shot by Zoey Grossman.

US Elle March 2020 : Hailey Bieber by Zoey Grossman

IMAGE: ELLE.COM

“Flawless! It’s perfect for ELLE! Like a modern interpretation of Gilles Bensimon! I don’t have anything bad to say about it,” raved Lola701.

“Love the second cover. Despite the odd outfit, she looks sun-kissed and this whole cover makes me ready for summer. But no thanks to the first one. It’s the hair, as usual,” critiqued Benn98.

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ELLE‘s choice of cover lines soon became the topic of conversation. “I love the orange cover, but STILL talking about being Mrs. Bieber? How enraging and degrading!” commented Srdjan.

“How long can she drag this cover story? Hailey, girl, marrying is not a job description,” an uninterested MON chimed in.

“I just can’t with these taglines. It’s freaking 2020 and ELLE still thinks it’s a good reason to feature a cover star just because of the man they are married to. Ugh,” ranted [Piece Of Me].

“Is there anything this woman earned on her own? She’s really pretty and this isn’t all that bad, but as a cover subject she’s so pathetic and insufferable that no matter how good the final product is, her presence stains it and her last name is all I can see. It’s a shame,” added aracic.

US Elle March 2020 : Hailey Bieber by Zoey Grossman

IMAGE: ELLE.COM

Check out Hailey’s cover feature and share your thoughts here.

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Kylie Jenner Appears on a Pair of Covers for the March 2020 Issue of Harper’s Bazaar

Members of our forums haven’t exactly been running down to the newsstand to buy Harper’s Bazaar lately and the mag’s new spring fashion edition won’t break that pattern. Kylie Jenner follows in the footsteps of her sisters (Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner) by becoming a Bazaar cover star for March 2020. Photographed by the Morelli Brothers and styled by Joanna Hillman, Kylie wears a showstopping Valentino creation on the vibrant newsstand cover (below) and channels Marie Antoinette decked out in Dolce & Gabbana for the subscribers’ alternative (after the jump).

US Harper's Bazaar March 2020 : Kylie Jenner by The Morelli Brothers

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.COM

The covers sparked debate on our forums. “OMG, this magazine is such a joke,” declared caioherrero.

“OMG, horrible! Can Glenda leave right now? As if the Fashion Nova spokesperson wasn’t enough, Glenda had to get those tacky Morelli Brothers to shoot her? This magazine is the epitome of processed cheese in print form,” proclaimed Benn98.

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“I imagine this cover will be popular. It will sell. I’ll probably buy it myself. But will any new editor be permitted to stray from the formula that’s been ‘good enough’ for Hearst for a very long time and take risks with a new approach?” wondered tigerrouge.

Not everyone felt compelled to bash Bazaar‘s latest. “I actually love the Marie Antoinette cover, just by virtue of it being so different for U.S. Bazaar. Not a big Kylie fan, but I almost think her background and baggage actually add something to this particular theme. It’s very camp. If only they were bold enough to switch up their newsstand cover formula,” said KINGofVERSAILLES.

“Actually, the subscribers’ cover is deliciously good! If only Harper’s Bazaar was more tongue-in-cheek like this as opposed to being cheesy and repetitive…” agreed dodencebt.

US Harper's Bazaar March 2020 : Kylie Jenner by The Morelli Brothers

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.COM

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Billie Eilish Gets the Vogue Treatment With Four March 2020 Covers

We’ve been raving about American Vogue pretty much nonstop since October following a series of brilliant Olivia Colman, Rihanna, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Stella McCartney and Florence Pugh covers. Anna Wintour continues to endorse fresh cover subjects by selecting recent Grammy winner Billie Eilish to front four covers. Vogue commissioned three different photographers to profile the rising star: Hassan Hajjaj, Ethan James Green and Harley Weir. And 16-year-old illustrator Nastya Kovtun produced a unique digital cover.

US Vogue March 2020 : Billie Eilish by Hassan Hajjaj, Ethan James Green, Harley Weir & Nastya Kovtun

IMAGE: VOGUE.COM

Members of our forums were pretty pleased with the outcome. “Initially I was taken aback for a moment, but I can’t hate on it. It’s not exactly on-brand for U.S. Vogue, but it works perfectly for Billie. I love the colors from the first cover, it’s unlike anything Vogue has done in years…” admitted aracic.

“I really like the first two covers! Very different for U.S. Vogue, but they work,” said Mr Naija.

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“Wow these are great! I was curious to see how it would turn out cause her personal style is not traditional Vogue, but they managed to meet in the middle quite nicely. She looks very much like herself, but also very pretty and even a bit glamorous. Great job,” Marc10 applauded.

Sharing the same sentiment was honeycombchild: “I really like what they did here. Making four covers is probably overkill, but I like how they shaped Vogue to fit Billie and didn’t force Billie into a Vogue-shaped cookie cutter. It’s all very her.”

“I actually love all the covers, finally they used a cover subject without changing them in any way,” proclaimed Miss Dalloway.

“This is just stunning. They’ve provided something colorful, but it’s still got that Vogue touch,” raved SLFC.

US Vogue March 2020 : Billie Eilish by Hassan Hajjaj, Ethan James Green, Harley Weir & Nastya Kovtun

IMAGES: VOGUE.COM

See Billie’s Vogue feature and join the conversation here.

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Bella Hadid Stars on a Pair of Vogue Hong Kong Covers for February 2020

It goes without saying that Bella Hadid is newsstand gold. Just take a look at Bella’s covers for Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Allure, InStyle, Vogue Mexico, Vogue Spain, Vogue Brazil — the list is endless. The current face of Moschino continues to add to her impressive body of work by landing her first Vogue cover appearance of 2020. Following in the footsteps of her sister Gigi Hadid and Hailey Bieber, Bella fronts Vogue Hong Kong’s February edition starring on a pair of covers shot by Zoey Grossman. On the first cover Bella takes a dip in the tub (below) and can be found roaming a decadent hotel lobby for the second cover (after the jump).

Vogue Hong Kong February 2020 : Bella Hadid by Zoey Grossman

IMAGE: VOGUEHK.COM

The covers quickly sparked debate among our forum members. “Why is there always something wrong with their covers? The hot pink masthead, in this case! Otherwise, the first cover is a winner. Certainly a triumph considering it was shot by Grossman,” critiqued Benn98.

“That first cover is gorgeous, it’s all you need!” declared Miss Dalloway.

“The first cover is actually very nice! The second cover is meh,” echoed bluestar.

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In complete agreement was jorgepalomo: “I love it. First cover is the best.”

“The first cover would’ve been a whole lot more compelling if someone hadn’t opted to rotate the image. The second cover is amateur and the hot pink Vogue masthead feels like an afterthought. Bella Hadid…and it’s a total nonevent,” disapproved vogue28.

But SLFC wasn’t totally disappointed. “I’m gonna derail the train a bit. I actually like this. Sure, Bella is not very expressive as usual, but she is more expressive in the second cover, just very slightly, to the point it may actually work. I like both covers.”

Vogue Hong Kong February 2020 : Bella Hadid by Zoey Grossman

IMAGE: VOGUEHK.COM

Which cover do you prefer? Sound off and share your thoughts here.

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Natalia Vodianova Serves Timeless Glamour on Tatler’s March 2020 Cover

We’re always down for some timeless glamour and Tatler feeds our need with its elegant March 2020 cover. Over the last 12 months, the British publication has steadily become a total must-read delivering delightful covers like the ones starring Joan Collins and Elle Fanning. Now Natalia Vodianova takes to the cover with the Russian supermodel serving glamour and elegance with ease wearing Christian Dior haute couture, courtesy of Sophie Pera, before the lens of Victor Demarchelier.

Tatler March 2020 : Natalia Vodianova by Victor Demarchelier

IMAGE: TATLER.CO.UK

What more could we possibly ask for? “Beautiful! Tatler is on a roll lately, most covers have been stunning,” applauded dodencebt.

“Yeah I’m loving this. It’s reeeeaaaallly reminding me of the sort of cover that Eva Herzigova always slays. Natalia looks gorgeous…” added happycanadian.

“Natalia has one of the most beautiful faces I’ve ever seen. I love it, glad to see her on a cover again,” declared jorgepalomo.

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“The cover looks very U.K. Vogue under Alexandra [Shulman], in fact it reminds me of Lily-Rose Depp’s December 2018 cover. Nothing special, but not awful by any stretch,” wrote Benn98.

“Very British Vogue under Alexandra Shulman indeed, which is perhaps the reason why I’ve been so fond of Tatler lately! Yet another cover that I absolutely love here — will never complain over the sight of Natalia Vodianova and some timeless glamour,” shared vogue28.

Forum member liberty33r1b simply described the cover as “stunning” and we couldn’t agree more.

Check out Natalia’s accompanying cover story and share your thoughts here.

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Anok Yai Steals the Spotlight From Mica Argañaraz and Othilia Simon on Vogue Germany’s Trio of February 2020 Covers

It’s no secret that Vogue Germany hasn’t been our magazine of choice over recent months. The German fashion bible failed to excite during its 40th anniversary celebrations last year and closed out 2019 with unimpressive and lackluster Gigi Hadid and Rianne Van Rompaey covers. After the January issue completely flopped on our forums, Vogue Germany’s second attempt of 2020 arrives in the form of a trio of covers for February 2020. Anok Yai, Mica Argañaraz and Othilia Simon front the issue flaunting leather looks of the season from Balenciaga, Prada and Bottega Veneta for the Gregory Harris-shot covers.

Vogue Germany February 2020 : Anok Yai, Mica Arganaraz & Othilia Simon by Gregory Harris

IMAGE: VOGUE.DE

One cover really stood out. “Anok’s cover looks surprisingly stunning! The best of the lot. Clever move not to add any jewelry to it. My second favorite is Othilia. But her hair is too big for such a laid-back outfit. Awful art direction!” said Benn98.

“I really love these. Anok stole the show,” raved MON.

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SLFC couldn’t agree more: “Anok’s cover stole the show. So good in fact I hardly noticed the bad layout.”

“Anok looks fierce as ever. I’m loving her cover. Straight to the point, I could almost forget about the wonky layout. Othilia’s fine as well. It could easily pass for a Vogue Paris cover,” Valentine27 chimed in.

“Othilia has the best cover, but the text ruins it,” voiced anlabe32.

“My immediate fave is the Othilia Simon cover — love the beauty styling, the Bottega Veneta and it’s honestly just lovely to see Othilia on the cover of Vogue (Simon is already overdue the cover of Vogue Paris),” pointed out vogue28.

Vogue Germany February 2020 : Anok Yai, Mica Arganaraz & Othilia Simon by Gregory Harris

IMAGES: VOGUE.DE

See what else the issue has to offer and join the conversation here.