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Edie Campbell Channels Edie Sedgwick on Vogue Poland’s December Cover

Ever since its debut back in February, our forums have had a love/hate relationship with Vogue Poland. The magazine got off to a rocky start with a dire Anja Rubik and Malgosia Bela cover, gave us a laid-back Eva Herzigova the month after, had Natalia Vodianova dashing across the studio for May, asked Adwoa Aboah to style herself for June and hit September gold with the ever-radiant Christy Turlington. In an attempt to end 2018 on a high, the magazine gives the December cover to Edie Campbell, who shows off her newly dyed platinum hair (à la Edie Sedgwick) in the unconventional cover image lensed by Felix Cooper.

Vogue Polska December 2018 : Edie Campbell by Felix Cooper


The cover caught our forum members by surprise. “Oh, I LOVE this. Totally different from what I expected, and I am digging the hair on her,” complimented Miss Dalloway.

“Obsessed with this! Love her new hair so much!” echoed Blayne266.

“WHAT A COVER,” applauded jorgepalomo.

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Amanda Bynes Attempts to ‘Break the Internet’ on Paper Magazine’s New Cover

Paper sure knows how to drop the mic when it comes to headline-grabbing covers. Back in August, it had our undivided attention with an Emily Ratajakowski cover and at the start of the year, gave us a beautiful Christina Aguilera offering. But the New York-based indie mag is best known for its infamous and instantly recognizable Kim Kardashian cover from 2014 (and for making Miley Cyrus pose naked while cradling a pig and photographing Kylie Jenner as a cartoon character of herself). Paper‘s latest attempt at breaking the internet just dropped, with a gimmick-free cover featuring a sedate Amanda Bynes, shot by Danielle Levitt.

Paper 'Break the Internet' 2018 : Amanda Bynes by Danielle Levitt


Members of our forums expected to be wowed — but weren’t. “She’s supposed to ‘break the internet’ with a cover and preview which looks like a glorified Glamour filler edit? This is just way too basic to follow in the footsteps of Kim’s infamous Goude shoot. Fashion never really cared for Amanda Bynes, so they needed to have gone the extra mile to show her off in a more edgier and inventive way than this. That lip and hair color looks awful especially with her eyes, and I don’t get the generic TV reporter/FBI agent’ outfit,” Benn98 said.

“What is up with that lip color? She looks like she’s been dead for two days,” chimed in WilliamsLe010919.

“The only way this would ‘break the internet’ is if someone lost their wireless connection while looking at the images,” mocked tigerrouge.

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Model Kirsten Owen Makes a Comeback on Vogue Czechoslovakia’s Andy Warhol-Themed December Cover

We love seeing 90s-era models make a comeback on the covers of our favorite magazines and this month, major kudos go to Vogue Czechoslovakia for skipping the usual suspects (Cindy CrawfordNaomi Campbell) and choosing Kirsten Owen as its December cover girl. The magazine launched back in August and got off to a rocky start with Karolina Kurkova, went for gold with Lara Stone a month later and fell off our radar completely for the November cover. Now, Kirsten participates in an art-inspired cover story while paying tribute to the iconic Andy Warhol. Photographed by Michal Pudelka and styled by Jan Kralicek, the Canadian-born English fashion beauty models Calvin Klein, appropriately shot around the Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Slovakia (complete with Warhol impersonator).

Vogue Czechoslovakia December 2018 : Kirsten Owen by Michal Pudelka


Members of our forums didn’t rate either of the two covers, however. “Why on earth will you allow the Vogue masthead to fade into the background? Don’t you want to sell? That shot would have been lovely as an ad campaign, but never for a cover. Too odd. The second cover provided no redeeming factor whatsoever. Tragic,” MON slammed.

“Literal Warhol printed clothing shot in front of the Warhol Museum. It’s almost insulting that they needed to spell it out like this,” Benn98 added.

“Having a random dude dressing up as Andy is the biggest insult to the artist ever,” phungnam96 said, referring to the second cover (below).

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Lila Moss Lands Her First Solo Magazine Cover, for the Magazine Co-Founded by Her Father

After news last month that the mini-me daughter of Kate Moss had become the face of Marc Jacobs Beauty, it was only a matter of time before Lila Moss made an appearance at our local newsstand. The fresh-faced 16-year-old can now add the cover of Dazed to her portfolio as she graces the Winter 2018 issue — and why wouldn’t she? Her father, Jefferson Hack, is the co-founder of the magazine. But the cover of Dazed isn’t exactly Lila’s first major cover appearance, as she once shared the spotlight with Kate on Vogue Italia‘s June 2016 issue. This time around, Lila poses for photographer Tim Walker and is styled by Katy England (Lila’s godmother) in a look from Hedi Slimane’s debut Celine collection.

A whole lot of nepotism? Or did our forum members have a whole lot of love for the cover? “I’m sorry but she looks terrible. When is this nepotism trend going to end?” asked Perickles at once.

“This is nepotism taken to a whole other level. The daughter of the founder of the magazine and a supermodel wearing an outfit made by a friend of both parents,” laughed Lola701.

“At least Kaia [Geber] looks like a model, Moss junior does not. The cover is tragic, please stay in school,” said Fiona3.

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Michelle Obama Has a Blast in Christian Dior on ELLE’s December Issue

Nina Garcia transformed ELLE from the second she got her feet under the desk at Hearst Tower. Since replacing the long-serving Robbie Myers, Garcia has secured the likes of Margot Robbie, Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez as cover girls under her tenure and now closes out 2018 with none other than Michelle Obama. A total treat for December 2018, the former first lady is all smiles for photographer Miller Mobley in the refreshing newsstand cover image (below), looking like she’s having a blast in a swirling look from Christian Dior’s Cruise 2019 collection, styled by her very own Meredith Koop.

US Elle December 2018 : Michelle Obama by Miller Mobley


Despite the magazine’s huge scoop, a select few of our forum members weren’t here for it. “I don’t like the styling. Way too generic for a fashion magazine like ELLE. Michelle actually loves fashion, so I’m sure she’d have been up for more daring yet sophisticated looks,” Benn98 critiqued.

“This photoshoot and September were the biggest disappointments of the year. I love Michelle, I love Emma but ELLE could’ve done better,” noted jorgepalomo.

Also not in a hurry to the newsstand was vogue28: “A total score of a cover subject for Nina Garcia but what a total flop of a cover shoot, and while I understand ELLE might be the most cutting edge of fashion magazines out there – this just looks very Good Housekeeping.”

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Amber Valletta Personifies the Saint Laurent Woman in the Spring 2019 Campaign

Anthony Vaccarello is a man who knows what he wants when it comes to his advertising campaigns for Saint Laurent. Ever since he became the legendary French fashion house’s creative director back in 2016, the Italian-Belgian designer has favored a certain…je ne sais quoi. If you’ve followed Saint Laurent’s campaigns over recent years, you will have noticed the likes of Kate Moss, Kaia Gerber and Anja Rubik all looking like the quintessential SL woman. It’s now Amber Valletta’s turn to take on the role as she becomes the face of the Spring 2019 collection along with Mathilde Henning, Rebecca Leigh Longendyke and Charlotte Gainsbourg — all captured by David Sims in his preferred black and white style of photography.

Yet for a brand of Saint Laurent’s stature, our forum members were expecting a whole lot more. “Even the Zara campaign is way more professional than this crap,” disapproved helmutnotdead at once.

“This brand needs a purge ASAP, especially with the Hedi x Celine comeback,” stated Ed.

“Anthony’s work for SL is like Frida [Giannini]’s work for Gucci. Frida held on to the image Tom Ford created. Anthony held on to the image Hedi created. Now that Hedi is at Celine, SL is soon going to be irrelevant,” added dfwn2n.

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