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).
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.
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.”
Which cover do you prefer? Sound off and share your thoughts here.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
See what else the issue has to offer and join the conversation here.
We’ve been experiencing a Vogue Japan by Luigi & Iango drought since last August, but a little rain has finally come our way with the unveiling of the mag’s March 2020 issue. The photographic duo has been behind some of Japanese Vogue‘s best covers over recent years complete with cover stars like Kim Kardashian, Kaia Gerber, Namie Amuro and Gisele Bündchen. For March, the title gives us all the models we can handle with Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Joan Smalls, Edita Vilkeviciute, Doutzen Kroes and Sui He making up the cast each wearing a look from Stella McCartney’s Spring 2020 collection (picked by Anna Dello Russo) surrounded by a floral illustration by Thierry Perez.
But the cover didn’t hit the spot for our forum members. “This looks like a horrible fan-designed cover. The lost potential…” proclaimed Nomar.
“I think it’s hilarious that Luigi & Iango shot this for an ‘All Natural’ cover. Nothing screams ‘natural’ more than a bunch of Photoshopped supermodels with bleached eyebrows,” mocked mikel.
Marc10 shared the same sentiment: “It’s always astonishing how they manage to suck every bit of personality from the models and turn them into plastic clones.”
“Looks like a snake pit of supermodels,” declared tigerrouge.
“Everything is far too clashy. Why not just give us a portrait shot of one girl (Edita!) and call it a day. The only one who benefits from this cover is the brand because those dresses are all in full view,” called out Benn98.
The accompanying cover feature is a total must-see. Check it out and share your thoughts here.
Edward Enninful has championed a whole host of faces throughout his tenure at British Vogue (everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Madonna to Kaia Gerber to Naomi Campbell). Now he gives Irina Shayk his seal of approval with the unveiling of the title’s March 2020 cover. The Russian beauty has been on top of her game lately, having just appeared on the cover of her native Vogue Russia, fronted Vogue Japan last month and is the current face of Max Mara. Captured by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott with Enninful on styling duties, the model wears a pink Prada number in the ethereal cover shot for the mag’s big spring fashion edition.
The cover quickly divided our forums. “Ooh, love this! Gorgeous soft spring palette and Irina looks radiant and fresh,” appreciated aracic.
“It’s actually a beautiful cover! Very saccharine yet still fashion-forward. Will definitely get this for the cover alone,” said Benn98.
“It’s fresh, it’s clean and it has a real fashion model on its cover,” noted crmsnsnwflks.
But not everyone was thrilled. “Wax figures at Madame Tussauds look more alive than this. They really did Irina dirty here. I do like the backdrop and the pink Prada looks fantastic. I just think it’s an incredibly unflattering shot of Irina,” called out KINGofVERSAILLES.
“She looks kind of creepy here. And not in an interesting way,” disapproved tipi1355.
“The more I look at it, the less it works for me. There’s something in Irina’s eyes that is so sleepy, the shot looks very empty with pink on pink and the masthead seems strange,” proclaimed apple.
“At first glance I really liked it, but then I looked at Irina’s face for more than a second and started to notice the sleepiness of it all. The hair is really hideous as well, I just don’t get it,” voiced dodencebt.
Are you a fan? Check out some previews of the issue and share your thoughts here.
Steven Meisel can do very little wrong when it comes to magazine covers, fashion editorials and advertising campaigns. At least according to our forum members. Meisel has been working with Moschino since 2014, brilliantly highlighting Jeremy Scott’s collections in fabulously camp campaigns. Last season we were treated to a Dynasty revival and the 80s theme continues for Spring 2020 with Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Adut Akech and Imaan Hammam rocking out as Moschinorama serving us 80s girl group realness in the stylized campaign images. The “band” even performs Karla DeVito’s “Cool World” in the campaign videos with Tyra Banks making surprise cameos.
The campaign took our forums by surprise. “Tyra Banks by Meisel. That’s all we needed. Instead we get the most predictable casting choice of the season,” commented helmutnotdead.
“Tyra and Meisel is one reunion I didn’t know I needed until now. Everyone did an impeccable job here, Moschino really has some of the most exciting campaigns every season. Meisel and Jeremy are on a roll!” praised aracic.
“Meisel and Moschino campaigns give me life!” declared dodencebt.