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You May Not Recognize Anne Hathaway on Tatler’s Retouched June 2019 Cover

You could say we’ve become a little obsessed with Tatler in recent months and it’s all thanks to Richard Dennen who took over the British fashion, lifestyle and society title last year. Dennen has revitalized the magazine by gifting us covers featuring Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova and Sofia Richie and made Joan Collins a cover girl at 85. He’s now adding Anne Hathaway to his roster of cover girls as the actress graces the June 2019 edition. Photographed by Jack Waterlot and styled by Sophie Pera, the Oscar winner took to the rooftop of The Mark Hotel in New York for the cover shot, dripping in diamonds and a sequined Giorgio Armani gown.

Tatler June 2019 : Anne Hathaway by Jack Waterlot


Something seemed WAY off to our forum members, however. “What’s going on with her face?” asked caioherrero.

“The tip of her nose looks very different. Maybe it’s just too much Photoshop. It could’ve been good, but it looks lifeless and cold as it is with all the editing,” commented Morgane07.

“Too much Photoshop. Those lips and nose belong to a cat not to a human being,” called out Perickles.

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Tatler‘s retoucher went crazy on the Joan Collins cover and shows no sign of stopping here, either,” tigerrouge pointed out.

In the same frame of mind was RMDV: “Poor Anne, she’s so beautiful and they destroyed her face with that makeup and retouching.”

Also not letting it rest was forum member Bertrando3, voicing, “She’s been Photoshopped to death… I’m sure the image was very nice in the first place. WHY did they do that???”

“Oh my god, what an abomination,” scoffed a disapproving SLFC.

Are you as dumbfounded as we are? Sound off and await more from the issue here.

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Emilia Clarke Appears Uncomfortable in Valentino Haute Couture on Vogue Spain’s May 2019 Cover

Emilia Clarke doesn’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to captivating magazine covers (the proof being Vogue China, British Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour). But we haven’t seen the British actress down at the newsstand for a hot minute (her last notable appearance being for Vanity Fair back in 2018) and we’re wondering if Emilia’s luck is about to change. Joining the Game of Thrones hype, Vogue Spain makes Emilia its cover girl for May 2019 as she poses before the lens of Thomas Whiteside with stylist Simon Robins dressing her in a showstopping Valentino haute couture creation.

Vogue España May 2019 : Emilia Clarke by Thomas Whiteside


The cover was immediately declared a flop. “She looks uncomfortable. Wasted potential,” stated MON the second the cover dropped.

“Her expression is just so blank and I don’t like how her head is cropped. This could have been a stunner, but all I see is yellow wrapping paper,” mepps chimed in.

“The dress is wearing her,” declared Nomar.

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Also majorly underwhelmed was tigerrouge: “In print, she comes across as so ordinary, right down to her fingertips. That doesn’t detract from her acting nor her appeal, but it means there’s nothing ‘there’ when it comes to a fashion shoot.”

KissMiss shared the same sentiments, “This dress requires stronger expression… otherwise it’s all you end up noticing.”

“I love Emilia, I love the concept and composition. But the problem with her is the same that (almost) all of us have with Alicia Vikander: she’s so stunning, but her facial expressions don’t do her justice,” said jorgepalomo.

Slayage, however, couldn’t disagree more. “I really like this one, fresh and clean. That Valentino dress literally screams spring. I don’t think it’s the most memorable cover, but at least it’s suitable for spring.”

“See, a model would have carried this, an actual model, not the Insta ones! But I still don’t hate it. For once she doesn’t look confused, just a little uncertain,” voiced Miss Dalloway.

Another miss for Emilia? See the whole cover shoot and share your thoughts here.

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Naomi Campbell Sizzles on Vogue Japan’s June 2019 Cover, But Did She Fall Victim to Photoshop?

If the covers of Vogue Japan aren’t photographed by Luigi & Iango, we don’t want them. Giampaolo Sgura’s offering last month featuring Japanese models Miki Ehara and UTA went unnoticed, but thankfully L & I are back for Japanese Vogue‘s latest. Adding to the excitement is supermodel Naomi Campbell, who is making an appearance on the June 2019 cover after a five-year hiatus. A model of Naomi’s caliber doesn’t have to convey much and does just that while still commanding our attention in the minimalist cover shot, striking a pose wearing a Dolce & Gabbana LBD, styled by Patti Wilson.

Vogue Japan June 2019 : Naomi Campbell by Luigi & Iango


But do we smell … Photoshop? Members of our forums sure did. “Holy Sims! They’ve really taken this back to 1999, not only with the styling. The retoucher deserves to be inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame — she does not look like this AT ALL,” scolded Benn98.

“I’m not sure what to think. Photoshopped? Are her ‘girls’ really that high? She looks so unnatural, like the body of a 13-year-old. And she lost her right arm!” pointed out an eagle-eyed dfl-001.

“Photoshopped to death, artificial, Sims-like and yet I love it,” defended dodencebt.

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“Am I the only one not seeing the excessive Photoshop here?” asked orchidee. “Aside from a few wrinkles edited out, I feel like she more or less looks the same here as she does in recent live interviews and non-professional photographs.”

Blayne266 was quick to disagree with the majority, raving, “She’s just beyond, an out-of-this-world beauty! I love the simplicity of it, you can’t really go wrong with Naomi, let’s be honest!”

In agreement was Miss Dalloway: “Love it, it works. She is just so good in print, doesn’t even need to do much, she just exudes that X-factor so many models miss.”

A hit or miss of a cover for Vogue Japan? Check out some previews of Naomi’s cover feature and drop us a comment here.

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Sophie Turner Enchants on the Covers of British Harper’s Bazaar for May 2019

If you’ve come to appreciate British Harper’s Bazaar over the years as much as we have for being a magazine that stands firm with its signature aesthetic, regardless of current trends or which celebrity they’ve scored, you’ll love the May 2019 cover. Bazaar taps into the Game of Thrones hype for May 2019, welcoming actress Sophie Turner onto the latest issue. Photographed by Richard Phibbs and styled by Miranda Almond, Sophie enchants on both the newsstand (below) and subscriber covers (after the jump).

UK Harper’s Bazaar May 2019 : Sophie Turner by Richard Phibbs


Did all the elements come together perfectly, however? Apparently not, according to our forums. “I’m kinda tired of all these ‘magical forests and old castles’ covers. I’m still waiting for Justine [Picardie] to break her pattern a little bit and produce a cover that’s actually somehow spectacular and unforgettable … and give us someone else on the cover other than an actress,” commented slayage.

“Sophie’s face seems to say she’s over this already. ALL OF IT,” tigerrouge chimed in.

“Ugh, no! Looks like American Harper’s Bazaar, and nobody wants to look like them! Budget. It seems they’re trying to cash in on the GOT gravy train with all the theatrics,” noted Benn98.

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“‘Warrior Woman’ dress up with Sansa Stark? Man, Justine is so ridiculous, come on, it’s 2019, give us less gimmick nonsense of this sort!” declared an unforgiving Miss Dalloway.

MyNameIs wasn’t much of an admirer either, pointing out, “Her pose is so odd and awkward. It does not read ‘warrior woman’ at all. She looks confused. I think they should’ve given her a prop to work with or made her interact with the horse.”

“I don’t like this fantasy aesthetic. It looks too childish and belongs to Disney World,” mocked Perickles.

In the same frame of mind was ivano: “What a waste of Sophie. She’s gorgeous. It’s a shame what they made with her!”

UK Harper’s Bazaar May 2019 : Sophie Turner by Richard Phibbs


Check out what else the issue has to offer (like a beautifully curated Karl Lagerfeld tribute) and join the conversation here.

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Cara Delevingne Gives Good Face on Vogue Korea’s Gorgeous May 2019 Cover

Question: What do you think makes the perfect magazine cover? Answer: A striking cover shot, minimal cover lines and a stimulating subject. Vogue Korea certainly ticks all the boxes this month with Cara Delevingne, following a triumphant Anok Yai offering back in March. Photographed by Jooyoung Ahn, the Brit model-turned-actress delivers a stark and striking portrait for May 2019, only complemented further by a vibrant pink Vogue masthead and the essential cover lines. Cara represents her Christian Dior ambassadorship with a face full of Dior cosmetics in the beauty-focused shot.

Vogue Korea May 2019 : Cara Delevingne by Jooyoung Ahn


A select few of our forum members weren’t so overjoyed. “No, C.D. is for Christian Dior! God, this whole advertorial thing is getting crazier by the minute. I like the text on the side, but nothing else really. Looks too much like a campaign,” complained Benn98.

“Why is she suddenly back modeling? I thought she quit for good. It looks more like a cosmetic campaign rather than a cover, but Cara looks good,” added Lax89.

“Well, it would make a great campaign for Dior cosmetics,” Nomar confessed.

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“This is gorgeous, I don’t care how Dior advertising campaign it looks. Most spokespeople get covers backed by brands, so nothing new about that. Still, it’s a beautiful cover that will look great in print!” Miss Dalloway raved.

Also full of praise was vogue28: “This is easily the best work Cara’s produced since the cover of British Vogue by Steven Meisel. The vibrant pink Vogue masthead works wonderfully with the lip, the lighting and starkness of the whole shot. A total thumbs up from me!”

“I love it! Thinking of all the celebrities who get covers only because they are ‘brand ambassadors’ and churn out banal crap; it’s good to see a model who knows how to do the job,” voiced dfl-001.

Are you a fan? Share your thoughts on Cara’s latest here.

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Christian Dior’s Underwhelming Pre-Fall 2019 Campaign Starring Jennifer Lawrence

Our forums have been more than vocal over the odd pairing that is Jennifer Lawrence x Christian Dior. Ever since the Oscar-winning actress put pen to paper back in 2013, she’s yet to overwhelm us as the face of the iconic French fashion house. A total of six years later and Dior still insists on milking the contract for everything it’s worth, and J.Law is back once again starring in another campaign for the brand. Following the Joy fragrance campaign, Jennifer now showcases Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Pre-Fall 2019 collection, surrounded by the work of artist Sheila Hicks at the Sikkema Jenkins & Co. art gallery in New York — and doing little else.

Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2019 : Jennifer Lawrence


Dior, remind us when this contract is up, please? “Those art pieces look far more interesting than the clothes!” declared Benn98 the second the campaign dropped.

“This is just pointless! Pointless clothes, pointless campaign and clearly, a woman who doesn’t even care about fashion, Dior or the shoot,” ranted Lola701.

“Atrocious, and at the end of my tether with these mind-numbingly insipid Christian Dior campaigns,” vogue28 confessed.

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“When will they get rid of her? This connection never worked,” disapproved Royal-Galliano.

DK92 couldn’t have agreed more, echoing: “I don’t understand how they continue with J.Law!”

“Dull. She doesn’t want to be there,” noted a less than impressed Perickles.

“She doesn’t make clothes and accessories look good, and her hair never looks good either. Jennifer’s much better suited for their makeup line. She looked very good in their Dior Addict lipstick ads,” confessed Morgane07.

Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2019 : Jennifer Lawrence


See the campaign in full and join the on-going debate here.