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Lupita Nyong’o Captivates on British Vogue’s Vibrant February 2020 Cover

We’re always up for a good Lupita Nyong’o cover down at the newsstand and over recent years, she’s delivered the goods fronting just about every major title, from Vanity Fair to Porter to Allure and American Vogue. Now, thanks to Edward Enninful, she makes her debut on British Vogue for February 2020, following in the footsteps of Oprah Winfrey, Zoë Kravitz and Kaia Gerber. Wearing head-to-toe Louis Vuitton, the Oscar-winning actress was captured by Steven Meisel for the vibrant cover shot.

UK Vogue February 2020 : Lupita Nyong’o by Steven Meisel


What more could we possibly ask for? “I love it! I never get tired of Lupita or Meisel’s clean photography,” admired kokobombon.

“Always here for my Meisel fix and you can’t really go wrong with Lupita,” aracic echoed.

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Velasco also loved the outcome: “Absolutely, positively LOVE this! Captivating and gorgeous!”

“I love the vibrancy of the colors and even if a part of me is still underwhelmed by the fact that Edward doesn’t want to extend his range with Meisel, it works well!” declared Lola701.

“The cover looks fresh and Lupita…wow, she’s stunning!” raved jorgepalomo.

“I think it’s a stunning, striking image and Lupita getting so much Oscar buzz for a horror film that came out nearly a year prior just illustrates her star power,” shared KINGofVERSAILLES.

Check out some previews of Lupita’s accompanying cover feature and join the conversation here.

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Adut Akech Sports an Upcycled Alexander McQueen Dress on Vogue Australia’s January 2020 Cover

Adut Akech had a monumental year. We just crowned the South Sudanese-Australian beauty 2019’s top cover model (alongside Gigi Hadid), she’s starred in advertising campaigns for Chanel, Fendi, Valentino and Miu Miu and strutted the runway for several big fashion houses during fashion month. And 2020 is already looking just as bright. Vogue Australia helps Adut start off the new year with a bang by putting her on its January 2020 cover. Posing before the lens of photographer Nathaniel Goldberg on location in Paris, Adut wears an upcycled Alexander McQueen dress picked by Jillian Davison for the joyous cover shot.

Vogue Australia January 2020 : Adut Akech by Nathaniel Goldberg


According to the majority of our forum members, Adut’s latest missed the mark. “It doesn’t look like Adut and there’s something very pedestrian about the overall cover. Maybe it’s the redesign, the garish yellow masthead or the dress, which looks secondhand. Maybe if she made direct eye contact it may have saved this,” critiqued Benn98.

“Hideous,” aracic chimed in.

“Awful, what a mess,” declared an underwhelmed jal718.

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“I’m missing the strong eye contact, her hands and a cooler layout. It looks very pedestrian, but I love her face, smile, dress and the yellow for me kinda works, too,” said Bertrando3.

But the cover found a few fans. “I actually…love this? Her smile and that McQueen dress stand out in the greenery and I don’t mind the yellow masthead one bit,” commented dodencebt.

“What a gorgeous cover, wow. Love everything about it, it will stand out on the newsstands,” praised Miss Dalloway.

“Love it…it’s a great take on an Australian summer cover without the standard beachy hair bohemian girl,” noted samoanceleb.

“Warm, innocent, gorgeous,” Srdjan simply stated.

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Irina Shayk Delivers a Beautiful Vogue Japan February 2020 Cover

It’s absolutely crazy to think we haven’t rung in the new year yet and Vogue Japan is already dropping its February 2020 cover. After selecting dynamic duo Anok Yai and Grace Elizabeth for its January installment, the magazine welcomes back Irina Shayk for its latest shot on location in Iceland by photographer Giampaolo Sgura. Captured outdoors, the Russian beauty and now four-time Japanese Vogue cover star sports a look from Chanel’s Cruise 2020 collection picked by Patrick Mackie for the beautiful cover image.

Vogue Japan February 2020 : Irina Shayk by Giampaolo Sgura


Members of our forums were pleasantly surprised by Irina’s latest. “I like it! Mad about headscarf styling in general, blame it on the 60s. Plus, they’ve not gone the usual bombshell route with Irina and the backdrop looks stunning,” declared Benn98.

“Loving the romantic hues for February!” admired amby.

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“I support any nonwhite background cover from Vogue Japan,” said chanelh.

In the same frame of mind was Hafyiez wafa: “Finally, no plain white background for Vogue Japan!”

“What! An actually decent Sgura cover? Feeling this new Vogue Japan!” admitted Miss Dalloway.

“I adore headscarf styling in fashion so I was instantly sold on this. The whole cover is a win, it’s truly beautiful,” praised aracic.

“A beautiful cover for a February issue! I love what Irina’s wearing and how the color of the masthead and text complements Giampaolo Sgura’s cover shot (which might be his best work in months, if not years),” wrote vogue28.

Do you love the cover as much as we do? Share your thoughts and join the conversation here.

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Kate Moss Is the Face of Ermanno Scervino’s Spring 2020 Ad Campaign

Supermodels are everywhere right now, not that we’re complaining. Claudia Schiffer is currently on Vogue Russia, Gisele Bündchen graces Harper’s Bazaar Russia and now Kate Moss has just been unveiled as the new face of Ermanno Scervino. The Italian fashion label doesn’t get the recognition it deserves on our forums, but we’ve been keeping a close eye on its campaigns since Luigi & Iango started shooting the ads (featuring Edie Campbell for Spring 2019 and Doutzen Kroes for Fall 2019). For Spring 2020, the photographic duo captures Kate in the studio for the cool black and white images.

Ermanno Scervino S/S 2020 : Kate Moss by Luigi & Iango


But it was the use of Photoshop that became the topic of conversation on our forums. “At this point, I’d just hire a CGI artist instead of spending the money on studio time, a model, a photographer, etc.,” called out tigerrouge.

“Your new anti-aging cream: Photoshop,” mocked Nymphaea.

“Gorgeous CGI Kate! Fake, but gorgeous nonetheless,” said russianelf.

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“A clear example of how good use of Photoshop can make a picture work!” echoed apple.

“At this point it feels like I’ve seen these exact images of Kate Moss thousands of times before,” Nomar complained.

Lola701 shared the same sentiment: “There’s nothing more boring than a campaign of Kate just being Kate… I would love to see her do Prada, Vuitton, maybe Versace again. Anything that doesn’t try to emulate her personal style.”

“I swear these could be outtakes from her Alberta Ferretti Fall 2016 campaign and no one would notice. It’s too similar! Hair over the right side of her face, pretty much the same poses in black and white…damn. I mean, I’ll always be here for some classic Kate Moss, but this is literally the art of doing nothing,” aracic pointed out.

Ermanno Scervino S/S 2020 : Kate Moss by Luigi & Iango


See more of Ermanno Scervino’s Spring 2020 campaign and share your thoughts here.

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Edie Campbell Does Minimalism Right on Vogue Spain’s January 2020 Cover

We love a good OTT cover, but there’s also a time and place for minimalism on magazines. As we enter a new year (not to mention a whole new decade), Vogue Spain decides less is more for its January 2020 installment. The Spanish fashion bible has been riding a wave of success lately, delivering a plethora of dazzling covers starring Karlie Kloss, Birgit Kos, Dua Lipa, Vittoria Ceretti along with Irina Shayk and Adriana Lima. Now the mag starts the new year off right with Edie Campbell wearing Prada for the chic and clean cover shot captured by photographer Sølve Sundsbø.

Vogue España January 2020 : Edie Campbell by Solve Sundsbo


Our forum members loved the mag’s stripped down approach. “So elegant, simple and subdued. It’s so eye-catching! Edie looks terrific. Vogue Spain is on a bit of a roll,” praised KINGofVERSAILLES.

“Love everything about it, even the hair. This is 90s done right. Just last month Karlie brought the drama so I’m perfectly fine with something a bit plain for January,” approved Benn98.

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“Nothing groundbreaking, but gorgeous nonetheless. Sometimes less really is more cause despite being a simple studio shot, it’s one of the best covers of the month. It’s very 90s indeed…” noted aracic.

“So simple yet so incredibly beautiful and Edie is just gorgeous here. What a great clean, fresh way to start 2020!” heralded justaguy.

“I love this! The color palette is divine, the grays and soft peach are so beautiful together. Always love seeing Edie and I appreciate the minimal styling paired with the grungy, messy hair,” raved Blayne266.

But not everyone was feeling it. “It looks like she just got out of bed, had a shower and then put on whatever she could find,” an underwhelmed Nomar critiqued.

Bertrando3 wasn’t overjoyed with the outcome, either. “What the HELL is this? Can’t believe it’s a Vogue cover.”

Minimalism done right or wrong? Have your say here.

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Gisele Bündchen Helps Harper’s Bazaar Russia Start 2020 on a High Note With Two Gorgeous January Covers

You can always rely on Gisele Bündchen for a good cover and it’s almost sinful that the Brazilian bombshell has only covered Vogue twice in 2019 (Vogue Germany and Vogue Paris). But Harper’s Bazaar Russia decided to kick off 2020 right by having the supermodel front its January issue, much to the delight of our forums. Photographed by Kevin O’Brien and styled by Maleeka Moss, Gisele does what she does best on a pair of perfect covers. In cover one (below), she sits on the studio floor sporting a laid-back look while still serving full-on glam. For cover two (after the jump), she gives us a sultry, over-the-shoulder stare.

Harper’s Bazaar Russia January 2020 : Gisele Bündchen by Kevin O’Brien


Our forum members loved the outcome. “This woman is amazing,” declared caioherrero.

“Magnificent! You can never go wrong with Gisele,” proclaimed aracic.

“She always gets the job done,” Lola701 chimed in.

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“Fabulous! The composition and choice of cover image reminds me of Harper’s Bazaar in the early 2000s with the first cover, but the second is clearly the standout of the two. The close-up of Gisele is perfection personified, genuinely head over heels for it,” raved vogue28.

Also quick to show Gisele some love was mikel: “The second cover is stunning!”

“Wow, second cover is awesome, what great makeup,” approved apple.

“Beautiful covers! The close-up is just wow,” echoed Srdjan.

Harper’s Bazaar Russia January 2020 : Gisele Bündchen by Kevin O’Brien


Gisele’s cover shoot is a total must-see. Check it out and share your thoughts here.