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Vittoria Ceretti Helps Bring Awareness to the Flooding Crisis in Venice on Vogue Italia’s February 2020 Cover

It’s a fair statement that we weren’t Vogue Italia’s biggest champions last year, but this year at least the magazine is dedicating issues to worthy causes. Last month it ditched photoshoots entirely and made a sustainable statement by creating a series of collectible illustrated covers. Now the Italian fashion bible has started a fundraising campaign to protect Venice against flooding. Forum favorite Vittoria Ceretti fronts the February 2020 issue in Valentino captured on location in the Italian city by Oliver Hadlee Pearch.

Vogue Italia February 2020 : Vittoria Ceretti by Oliver Hadlee Pearch

IMAGE: VOGUE.IT

The cover sparked fierce debate on our forums. “A disingenuous cause. Why not donate HALF of the January and February earnings to the cause? Goodness. Also, where’s the fashion? Why is she dressed as if she’s out there to throw the ashes of her deceased spouse? Also, thanks for using the least flattering photo of Venice,” voiced MON.

“Venice needs more protection against itself than it does from the environment. Vogue Italia is sinking faster,” tigerrouge weighed in.

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“A cover with bank details to protect Vogue Italia would be more appropriate!” exclaimed DK92.

“Where can I donate to save Vogue Italia?” asked WilliamsLe010919.

Srdjan wasn’t feeling it, either. “I’m divided about this. While it’s impactful to see that a prestigious magazine in a prestigious country is begging for financial help, I believe that social causes (or better yet trends) should somewhat be absent from fashion magazines, at least from Vogue and Bazaar.”

“After many months of letdowns, I think we all don’t expect anything good from Vogue Italia. At least Vittoria looks beautiful with that makeup. But Italian Vogue delivered more than just a beautiful picture in the past. To protect Venice, isn’t there a better way than holding a stone with a bank account number carved on it?” wondered Vision Ruan.

Maty Fall also landed a cover. Check it out and join the debate here.

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Even Emily Blunt Can’t Save British Harper’s Bazaar’s Boring March 2020 Covers

British Harper’s Bazaar hasn’t exactly been on a roll lately. Take last month’s Victoria Beckham offering. In an effort to turn the tide, the mag gives us Emily Blunt for March 2020. Taking to the cover 14 months after her last appearance, the actress was photographed by Pamela Hanson on location in Brooklyn. Styled by Leith Clark, Emily wears Alexander McQueen on the newsstand cover (below) and is decked out in Christian Dior for the subscribers’ alternative (after the jump).

UK Harper’s Bazaar March 2020 : Emily Blunt by Pamela Hanson

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.CO.UK

But the covers failed to impress our forum members. “Not sure what’s going on with her outfit in the newsstand cover. It’s as if she’s holding a headless baby doll,” called out Srdjan.

“A little too neutral,” voiced an underwhelmed Urban Stylin.

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“Can’t believe a team of professionals signed off on this. Looking at last month and this cover and edit, can anyone honestly say they’re doing better without Justine Picardie?” proclaimed Benn98.

“This is a pitiful offering for a March issue — dire to be completely honest. I’ve nothing against Emily Blunt, but think Pamela Hanson’s banal photography and the styling here do absolutely nothing for Emily (especially when compared to her electric January 2011 cover by Paola Kudacki),” declared vogue28.

“Blunt describes the mood of the cover and the contents pretty much perfectly,” wrote slayage.

“The definition of banal,” added KINGofVERSAILLES.

UK Harper’s Bazaar March 2020 : Emily Blunt by Pamela Hanson

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.CO.UK

Are you a fan of either cover? See more from the issue and join the conversation here.

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Kerry Washington Delights on InStyle’s Vibrant March 2020 Covers

Magazines have a tendency to get it oh so wrong when covering Kerry Washington (look to Allure, ELLE and Glamour), but Marie Claire and InStyle (2015’s shameful skin lightening controversy aside) have always done the actress justice. Now Kerry is back fronting InStyle for March 2020 wearing Dries Van Noten picked by Law Roach for the glorious newsstand cover shot (below), while striking a pose in Louis Vuitton for the subscribers’ alternative (after the jump) both captured by Sebastian Faena.

US InStyle March 2020 : Kerry Washington by Sebastian Faena

IMAGE: INSTYLE.COM

The covers felt like a breath of fresh air. “Possibly the best Kerry has looked on a cover so far! It is a gorgeous spring cover and makes me look forward to the warmer weather,” praised dodencebt.

“Stunning! Thanks for saving the month of March,” Urban Stylin applauded.

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“To be 100 percent honest, nothing will ever compare to Kerry’s cover of U.S. Marie Claire for me, but this is a solid cover nonetheless. The vibrant colors are gorgeous, sure to stand out on the newsstand and despite it feeling more summery as opposed to spring, everything works beautifully,” approved vogue28.

“I want to buy the second cover. I hope it’s not subscription only. Beautiful cover,” said glamrockgal.

“Kerry looks beautiful, as always, but I sort of wish there was more fashion on the cover of their fashion issue. What she’s wearing looks extremely generic,” KINGofVERSAILLES called out.

“Generic? She’s wearing Dries! Better than Dolce,” replied longliveamour.

Handbag Queen called the covers “gorgeous” and we certainly agree.

US InStyle March 2020 : Kerry Washington by Sebastian Faena

IMAGE: INSTYLE.COM

Await more from Kerry’s cover feature and join the conversation here.

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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.