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Regina King’s WSJ. Magazine December 2020/January 2021 Cover Is Simply Stunning

Kristina O’Neill undoubtedly has a knack for knocking it out of the park. Want proof? Just look at the amazing covers WSJ. Magazine delivered over the last 12 months. We’re big fans of its covers featuring Adut Akech, Nicole Kidman, Doutzen Kroes along with Naomi Osaka. And the mag definitely keeps on giving. For the December 2020/January 2021 issue Regina King serves as cover star stunning in the striking shot captured by Alexandra Leese.

WSJ. Magazine December 2020/January 2021 : Regina King by Alexandra Leese


“Gorgeous portrait! She’s got a great shot at becoming one of only a few women — and the first black woman — to ever be nominated for best director at the Oscars. Hopefully more covers follow,” exclaimed KINGofVERSAILLES.

“Regina is absolutely gorgeous and I’m so happy she landed this cover,” proclaimed bluestar.

Summer Day is absolutely happy with the outcome: “I’ve loved Regina since I was a kid and I’m glad that she’s getting recognition from the fashion crowd.”

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“This is such a beautiful cover, feels far more relevant and worthy of the paper it’s printed on as opposed to what we’ve seen at Bazaar over recent months,” said vogue28.

Forum member aracic obviously shares the same sentiment. “What a beautiful portrait indeed! Much more interesting than Vogue, Bazaar and ELLE combined.”

See what WSJ. Magazine‘s latest issue has to offer here.

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Awkwafina Is Almost Unrecognizable on Vogue Australia’s December 2020 Cover

Vogue Australia hasn’t exactly been our favorite magazine this year. The Aussie fashion bible started off strong with a gorgeous Adut Akech offering, but totally dropped the ball with its Zendaya, Dua Lipa and Cate Blanchett covers the following months. Even the mag’s September cover by indigenous artist Betty Muffler fell short. To close the chapter on 2020, Awkwafina makes an appearance on Australian Vogue’s December issue wearing Miu Miu picked by Philippa Moroney for the Charles Dennington-shot cover.

Vogue Australia December 2020 : Awkwafina by Charles Dennington


But the cover failed to impress our forum members. “Oh god, this is so bad yet it could have been great if they even tried!” declared Miss Dalloway.

“Would never have recognized her if her name wasn’t on the cover. What’s the point of booking celebs if you’re going to make them look so unlike themselves? Such a shame,” said KINGofVERSAILLES.

“I hardly recognize her. The styling is very juvenile,” mikel chimed in.

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Benn98 certainly agreed: “Looks too childish for a magazine that’s all about mature, grown-up women. This cover would be better suited to Miss Vogue that was killed off. Plus, the styling and pose are awful. One of their worst covers in a while.”

“She looks so uncomfortable. I’d be too if I were styled that way,” voiced Ken Doll Jenner.

“I’m always happy to see more diversity on covers, but did they have to make her look so terrible?” asked Nomar.

Meanwhile, caioherrero simply described the cover as “trash.”

Check out Awkwafina’s cover feature and have your say here.

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Mona Tougaard Looks Lovely Fronting Vogue Japan’s January 2021 Issue

We’re all well aware that Vogue Japan favors studio covers shot against all-white backgrounds. After all, only three covers this year featured a nonwhite backdrop. Now that 2021 is around the corner, things are shaping up as we finally venture into the great outdoors with Japanese Vogue‘s January 2021 cover shoot. Ditching its trademark multi-model format for the moment, Mona Tougaard goes solo on the mag’s latest captured by photographer Giampaolo Sgura. Shot on location in the Puglia region of Italy, the Danish beauty looks ethereal in the refreshing cover image perched on a wall wearing a dreamy look from Christian Dior’s Cruise 2021 collection courtesy of Anna Dello Russo.

Vogue Japan January 2021 : Mona Tougaard by Giampaolo Sgura


The cover quickly got the attention of our forum members. “I immediately clicked on this after I saw Mona’s name. I actually like this cover. It’s different from their typical studio cover shoots, but it doesn’t take away from their aesthetic,” appreciated crmsnsnwflks.

“It’s actually a really striking cover… I like it, Mona looks like a regal cottage goddess and that Dior cruise collection photographs like a dream,” added THD96.

“It’s a win for me, Mona just does it effortlessly — so beautiful,” said aracic.

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Dazzlefashion is also a fan: “My eyes lit up when I saw Mona’s name. She’s so beautiful and this cover works. Beautiful model, amazing cover.”

“I love this, the photo, the styling and of course Mona,” echoed SLFC.

“Stunning! Love it. Finally a Vogue cover for Mona. About time,” applauded guimon.

“Amazing cover and a great score for Vogue Japan! I bet this is just the first of Mona’s Vogue covers for the upcoming year, now that she is 18, she’s bound to end up on Vogue Italia. Who knows, maybe even Vogue U.K.!” voiced russianelf.

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

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Annie Leibovitz Photographs Frances McDormand, Naomi Osaka, Paloma Elsesser and Rosalía for Vogue’s January 2021 Covers

Anna Wintour’s on a mission to revitalize American Vogue and we’re here for it. The American fashion bible recently made headlines by making Harry Styles its first-ever solo male cover star. Now it’s time once again for the Vogue Values issue complete with Frances McDormand, Naomi Osaka, Paloma Elsesser and Rosalía. The four subjects make their debuts as U.S. Vogue cover stars for January 2021 each posing separately before the lens of photographer Annie Leibovitz.

US Vogue January 2021 : The 'Vogue Values' of 2021 by Annie Leibovitz


Frances’ cover dropped first. “It’s very striking and I love the colors. I think it works for a January cover — it looks like the light from a sunrise/sunset, like we’re on the edge of something new…which works nicely for a new year issue,” approved LastNight.

“What a kick-ass cover with Frances! Love it!” exclaimed Miss Dalloway.

“Yeah, I have absolutely no issues with this cover. The composition is beautiful, the colors all work and Frances in Fear of God is a surprisingly good combination,” said youarearockstar.

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Next up was Naomi. “Happy for Naomi! Well deserved for sure! Overall feels fresh. Great start to 2021,” noted RanThe.

“Yay so happy Naomi finally got a Vogue cover, she deserves it!” echoed Marc10.

Paloma’s cover was praised almost immediately. “This is my favorite January cover already. I love that Paloma is kinda mimicking the Venus pose,” THD96 pointed out.

“I hope I get Paloma’s cover in the mail, but if not I’ll definitely be buying it, I absolutely love it,” proclaimed KINGofVERSAILLES.

“Rosalía’s has that sexy touch and that’s something we don’t get to see often from U.S. Vogue,” voiced MON.

US Vogue January 2021 : The 'Vogue Values' of 2021 by Annie Leibovitz


Which cover do you prefer? Share your thoughts and join the conversation here.

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Joan Smalls, Candice Swanepoel and Irina Shayk Lend Their Grace and Beauty to Vogue Greece’s December 2020 Covers

Ever since Vogue Greece relaunched in 2019, we’ve been left in awe over the vast majority of the magazine’s front covers featuring everyone from Sasha Pivovarova to Victoria Beckham to Bella Hadid to Candice Huffine. Even in the middle of a pandemic, the Greek fashion bible’s offerings with Georgina Grenville and Sharon Stone entertained us to no end. Closing out 2020 on a high note, Vogue Greece gifts us a trio of beauties on several serene covers. Joan Smalls, Candice Swanepoel and Irina Shayk star on the mag’s December 2020 covers each captured in black and white by photographer Rowan Papier.

Vogue Greece December 2020 : Candice Swanepoel, Irina Shayk & Joan Smalls by Rowan Papier


Needless to say, the covers were a hit. “A woman should be two things: classy and fabulous. Congratulations, they did it,” applauded 9sete.

“The trio cover is the best Vogue cover of 2020 for me,” raved Ed..

“Very Peter Lindbergh. Very simple yet very effective,” approved MON.

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WAVES couldn’t agree more: “Beautiful covers and so reminiscent of our beloved Peter.”

“I’m in love with this edition! Joan, Candice and Irina look gorgeous as usual and these girls work so well together! There is connection, power, fineness and beauty and it’s so Peter Lindbergh. Lovely, fabulous and memorable!” Dazzlefashion chimed in.

“All four covers are beautiful and powerful,” declared burbuja8910.

“I love the individual covers more than the group shot. They just look so raw yet ethereal at the same time. Lindbergh would be proud,” commended Ken Doll Jenner.

Meanwhile, avonlea002 described the covers as “perfect,” but do you concur?

Vogue Greece December 2020 : Candice Swanepoel, Irina Shayk & Joan Smalls by Rowan Papier


Share your thoughts on Vogue Greece’s December 2020 covers here.

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Lucan Gillespie Looks Like Twiggy on the January 2021 Covers of British Harper’s Bazaar

A fresh new face is the perfect way to usher in a new year. And British Harper’s Bazaar delivers just that with the unveiling of its January 2021 edition. Just last month the magazine gave us its annual “Women of the Year” issue starring Lashana Lynch, Gillian Anderson along with Daisy Edgar-Jones. Now British Bazaar‘s latest features a smiling Lucan Gillespie making her debut on the mag’s vibrant newsstand cover (below). While for the subscribers’ alternative (after the jump), Lucan looks like a modern-day Twiggy. Both charming covers were captured by Agata Pospieszynska and styled by Charlie Harrington.

UK Harper’s Bazaar January 2021 : Lucan Gillespie by Agata Pospieszynska


It’s definitely another home run for British Bazaar. “Love this, despite it being so literal with the Twiggy references. It’s something new and modern for this magazine,” approved Benn98.

“I love the quirkiness of it,” echoed MON.

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“I love the covers, especially the red one, which is quite vintage,” Urban Stylin pointed out.

“Very vintage-y. Which also makes it a little dull for my taste, but her smile is very beautiful,” admired annikad.

Yohji clearly shared the same sentiment: “Great smile. She reminds me a little bit of Miranda Richardson.”

“I can certainly appreciate how joyous and inviting the newsstand cover is, love the red, the whole composition along with the young Twiggy vibes I’m getting from Lucan Gillespie here. Two strong covers once again from British Harper’s Bazaar, loving the subscribers’ alternative just as much!” raved vogue28.

UK Harper’s Bazaar January 2021 : Lucan Gillespie by Agata Pospieszynska


See more from Lucan’s cover shoot and what else the January 2021 issue of British Bazaar has to offer here.