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Jennifer Aniston Channels Icons From the Past on 5 InStyle October 2019 Covers

InStyle might just be our favorite mainstream American fashion magazine right now. Laura Brown has done wonders with the publication since taking over back in 2017 by giving the title a bold new look, creating stimulating content and demonstrating a superb taste in cover stars. Out with its annual beauty issue, Brown welcomes back last year’s September cover girl: Jennifer Aniston. Michael Thompson captured the former Friends star for the mag with Julia von Boehm on styling duties. Channeling icons from the 60s and 70s (Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Veruschka, Lauren Hutton and Charlotte Rampling), the actress and regular newsstand fixture serves up five unique covers for us to choose from for October 2019.

InStyle October 2019 : Jennifer Aniston by Michael Thompson

IMAGE: INSTYLE.COM

Our forum members immediately began picking favorites. “I actually love these a lot, Jen looks gorgeous and healthy as usual. And it all works well for InStyle‘s brand,” declared dodencebt.

“This is so good,” praised caioherrero.

“Fabulous to see Michael Thompson shooting the cover of InStyle, I am loving the look of each and every cover here. For me, the second is all we needed — love the styling on Jennifer, the taupe tones, the monochromatic masthead and fonts. Also very much into the Veruschka cover!” vogue28 chimed in.

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“The first two covers are gorgeous! Wow, what a tan!” voiced Srdjan.

But a certain something bothered the majority of our members. “Holy bronze! I like the third cover, looks great. But the tan ruins everything. I get that she’s the eternal Cali beach babe, but wow. That’s awful. Anyway, way too many covers as usual. And the styling looks very pedestrian,” critiqued Benn98.

“These covers already look dated,” mocked ellastica.

“They managed to make one of the most beautiful women alive look subpar,” stated RMDV.

HeatherAnne wasn’t much of a fan, either. “I was excited that she was on the cover, but the styling here is beyond embarrassing, they styled her like she’s Lauren Conrad. So juvenile and goofy.”

InStyle October 2019 : Jennifer Aniston by Michael Thompson

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Which cover will you be hunting down? Sound off and share your thoughts here.

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Lupita Nyong’o Stars on Vanity Fair’s Simply Stunning October 2019 Cover

Vanity Fair is officially back on our radar. Over recent months, the magazine has put out bold, visually stunning covers that make us want to dash down to the newsstand. First came Kristen Stewart on last month’s September offering looking pretty in pink. Now the mag wows us yet again with the ever-radiant and forum favorite Lupita Nyong’o gracing its October 2019 issue. A vision in green Valentino (picked by Samira Nasr), the actress was captured by photographer Jackie Nickerson on location at the Pleasantdale Château gardens in New Jersey, resulting in one vibrant cover shot.

Vanity Fair October 2019 : Lupita Nyong’o by Jackie Nickerson

IMAGE: VANITYFAIR.COM

Forum members absolutely adored Vanity Fair‘s latest. “I love this,” MON simply declared.

“Whoa, only Lupita could make this color work and she sure did! What a great cover!” praised Miss Dalloway.

“Two solid covers from Vanity Fair  in a row. Radhika Jones ought to stick with this loud new direction because the magazine’s covers have begun to stand out immensely on the shelves with those vibrant colors. Lupita has photographed oh so perfectly here!” raved vogue28.

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KINGofVERSAILLES agreed. “Beautiful! I don’t know how well it sold, but the Vanity Fair September issue was extremely eye-catching on newsstands thanks to the liberal use of that deep, assertive pink. I suspect this shade of green will have the same impact. Not a bad move, Radhika.”

“My goodness! This is gorgeous!” confessed Velasco.

“She’s working that color. Beautiful cover,” said mepps.

Also showing the cover some love was aracic: “Surprisingly, this works very well. Usually I’m not a big fan of green, especially in such shades, but everything looks good…”

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

Be sure to check out Lupita’s cover feature and join the conversation here.

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Kaia Gerber Makes Her British Vogue Debut With a Stunning October 2019 Cover

Edward Enninful keeps thinking outside the box, giving us Meghan Markle as British Vogue‘s guest editor last month and featuring Karlie Kloss and Zoë Kravitz on the cover in recent months — both posing before the lens of Steven Meisel. The legendary photographer is back with the goods once again, capturing Kaia Gerber as she makes her debut on the title as the magazine’s October 2019 cover star. In a nod to covers from the past, the current face of Versace and Jimmy Choo looks elegant wearing a look from Valentino’s Resort 2020 collection chosen by Joe McKenna.

UK Vogue October 2019 : Kaia Gerber by Steven Meisel

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.UK

The cover was a hit. “I absolutely love the cover, it really should have been September,” commented dodencebt the moment the cover dropped.

“I’m ecstatic! Such a stunning cover, I couldn’t be more satisfied! It’s an instant classic! We’ll just pretend this is September and that Lindbergh disaster never happened,” stated aracic.

“I LOVE THE COVER! This is so refreshing after those painful September covers,” shared slayage.

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“Black giraffe, stunning! This reminds me of Adwoa [Aboah]‘s cover from December 2017. It’s simple and clean, but it catches your attention. This is a classic Vogue cover,” praised crmsnsnwflks.

“Wow, what a cover to wake up to this morning! She is stunning and works so well with Meisel. How lucky are we to have had four Meisel covers this year. Which have all been stunning,” echoed Blayne266.

“Now that‘s what a cover should look like!” heralded liberty33r1b.

“I mean, look at that face! Kaia is such a stunner. This issue is a must-have,” declared jorgepalomo.

Check out some previews of Kaia’s cover feature, await the contents of the issue and share your thoughts here.

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Gigi Hadid Delivers Two Dynamic Covers for Vogue Brazil’s September Issue

Given the fact that we crowned Gigi Hadid the top cover model of 2018, we expected to see Gigi splashed across just about every September 2019 cover. But that hasn’t been the case. Gigi’s last notable presence down at the newsstand was Vogue Italia’s July 2019 issue. Finally, Gigi makes her September 2019 debut courtesy of Vogue Brazil. A year since her last stint on the Brazilian fashion bible, the current face of Moschino, Prada and Burberry goes before the lens of photographic duo Luigi & Iango, delivering a pair of dynamic covers. For the first cover (below), Gigi wears pieces from Chanel’s Fall 2019 collection picked by Pedro Sales. The top model channels her inner Morticia Addams while going topless on the second black-and-white cover (after the jump).

Vogue Brazil September 2019 : Gigi Hadid by Luigi & Iango

IMAGE: VOGUE.GLOBO.COM

For the most part, our forum members approved. “No doubt, my new favorite Gigi cover of all time! And winner of September for me. Just perfect. Old-school close-up, nice layout, nice font, gorgeous face and beautiful long hair!” raved aracic.

“I absolutely love it, so classy and perfect for a September issue. Gigi and Luigi & Iango did such a good job here,” declared anadmm.

“Actually gorgeous, both work for me,” wrote Miss Dalloway.

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Also full of enthusiasm was kokurox: “The first cover is gorgeous, Gigi looks like a Final Fantasy character.”

“Love the first one! Reminds me of those 60s Vogue covers,” pointed out FashionMuseDior.

Not everyone was so elated with the outcome, though. “I sort of wanna like this, but is there something wrong with her makeup or is it just bad Photoshop? I think they wanted to sharpen her cheekbones,” voiced KissMiss.

“I see it as well. And while I will agree that the first cover is a charming throwback to the [Diana] Vreeland era, you’re right. The makeup/retouching make this look more like Morticia Addams…” said Benn98.

Blayne266 wasn’t exactly jumping for joy, either. “I do really like both covers and that sort of 60s/90s look, but I think there’s something off about her skin color, it’s very pale/gray-toned, which just makes it look cold.”

Vogue Brazil September 2019 : Gigi Hadid by Luigi & Iango

IMAGE: VOGUE.GLOBO.COM

Take a peek at Gigi’s accompanying cover shoot and join the conversation here.

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Adut Akech and Rebecca Leigh Longendyke Compete for Best Vogue Germany September 2019 Cover

Given the fact it’s almost September, we half-expected to see a bevy of German models (like Claudia Schiffer and Anna Ewers) make a splash on the cover of Vogue Germany this month. The magazine thrills us all the same, however, by giving its September 2019 edition to two models of the moment: forum favorites Adut Akech and Rebecca Leigh Longendyke. The models each pose before the lens of photographer Chris Colls for their respective covers with both Nicola Knels and Maximilian Aufschnaiter on styling duties. An emerald green number from Givenchy’s Fall 2019 collection was selected for Adut, while Rebecca works a head-to-toe look from Gucci’s latest collection on the other cover.

Vogue Germany September 2019 : Adut Akech & Rebecca Longendyke by Chris Colls

IMAGE: VOGUE.DE

Our forum members had an immediate favorite. “I love Adut in all the green. She looks good in that color. Happy for her,” commented RanThe the second the covers came to light.

“Adut’s cover is absolutely stunning! Love her in the green Givenchy!” echoed Nepenthes.

“Adut’s cover is so eye-catching with the vibrant green. I like both covers though, simple but well done,” approved Nomar.

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“I love Adut, but her cover falls flat for me. Rebecca’s is better because of her facial expression being slightly more alive, but I’m really not a fan of the styling. I’m a little disappointed TBH, especially since this is for September,” complained an underwhelmed bluestar.

ForTheImage shared the same sentiment: “Never thought I’d be saying this, but Rebecca’s cover is actually doing more for me than Adut’s. Adut looks great in the green Givenchy (though the green text on top of that is a bit much) and her face is flawless as ever, but the expression and pose are a bit too lifeless for me.”

“I like both covers, Adut’s one is a little bit meh, but she looks good in that color. Rebecca, God! She looks beautiful! One of her best works by far,” proclaimed jorgepalomo.

Vogue Germany September 2019 : Adut Akech & Rebecca Longendyke by Chris Colls

IMAGE: VOGUE.DE

Let us know which cover you prefer here.

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You’ll Either Love or Hate the First Chanel Campaign Without Karl Lagerfeld

We’re still coming to terms with the tragic loss of Karl Lagerfeld as the house of Chanel is still trying to find its footing in his absence. Back in March, Virginie Viard presented Lagerfeld’s last collection for the iconic French fashion house and now the campaign is finally here. Styled by Carine Roitfeld, models Kris Grikaite, Rebecca Leigh Longendyke, Vittoria Ceretti, Jing Wen and Mona Tougaard appear in the studio-shot ads. The collection is showcased beautifully since the girls were captured before a clean white backdrop with the sleek art direction paying tribute to Lagerfeld’s Chanel campaigns from the 90s.

Chanel F/W 2019.20

IMAGE: CHANEL.COM

The campaign received mixed reviews on our forums. “It looks so badly Photoshopped. Like they shot a lookbook and merged all the girls together. And everyone’s hair doesn’t look good. I’m still waiting for the rest, but kind of disappointed,” voiced Ivanovaju after checking out the first campaign image (above).

“If they were shot together, it would have looked more fluid and natural. Instead they look completely disjointed. They all have a different expression, it’s quite awkward to see them put together. Virginie has absolutely no taste or imagination,” critiqued GivenchyHomme.

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“A shame really because I like the clothes, but this looks like America’s Next Top Model,” said Nymphaea.

Also majorly underwhelmed was dodencebt: “Is this what Chanel is going to be now? The in-house team shooting the campaigns in a Lagerfeld-esque style that looks even cheaper than the original?”

“Seriously…Karl deserved better. This is a wonderful collection, a very important collection that closed a very important era in fashion and to have a mediocre amateur lookbook is a pity,” Lola701 pointed out.

Chanel F/W 2019.20

IMAGES: CHANEL.COM

Although not everyone felt let down by the outcome. “After getting the Chanel: The Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns book a while back and having looked through it from cover to cover, I cannot help but love this for how it resembles Karl’s earlier campaigns from the 90s in terms of layout and styling — and I think that’s very fitting for the first without Lagerfeld,” approved vogue28.

“I actually love the simplicity of this campaign,” echoed zacatecas570.

Forum member aracic felt the same way. “I definitely agree, this turned out to be one of the best Chanel campaigns in recent memory. Although it may seem like a lookbook due to its simplicity, I find a certain beauty in it. The frames add a lot to it, too.”

Chanel F/W 2019.20

IMAGE: CHANEL.COM

See more from Chanel’s Fall 2019 advertising campaign and share your thoughts here.