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Kaia Gerber Stars in Steven Meisel’s ‘Boring’ Jimmy Choo Ads

Nothing makes us more excited than a Steven Meisel campaign and the legendary lensman just made a surprise appearance as Jimmy Choo’s photographer for Spring 2019. Replacing Lachlan Bailey, Meisel shakes up the casting, enlisting Kaia Gerber in lieu of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lily Aldridge and Joan Smalls. The 17-year-old model of the year (who now needs no introduction) looks pretty confident in her role as the face of Jimmy Choo under the styling Joe McKenna.

Jimmy Choo S/S 2019 : Kaia Gerber by Steven Meisel


Despite Choo hiring one of the best photographers in the business, our forums weren’t so convinced. “Jimmy Choo by Meisel? He’s really like a cat, always landing on both feet! It seems there’s always someone willing to tighten their belt and commission him for a campaign. Looks like it could be a Karl Lagerfeld campaign. Very cold and commercial,” Benn98 discredited.

“I’m not liking it either,” mikel chimed in.

“This doesn’t look like Meisel at all! Commercial and boring,” echoed apple.

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Ashley Graham Gives Good Face on ELLE’s Fierce February Cover

Fact: Ashley Graham needs more magazine covers. Whether she’s fronting Vogue Arabia, Glamour, British ELLE, British Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine or starring as the face of David Yurman, Ashley works the lens like there’s no tomorrow. Nina Garcia gives the American model her latest endorsement, awarding her the cover of ELLE  for February and getting 2019 off to a positive start. Photographed by Carin Backoff and styled by Anna Trevelyan, Graham proves every inch her worth, giving good face in the fierce newsstand cover (below), dressed in an embellished Christian Cowan number.

US Elle February 2019 : Ashley Graham by Carin Backoff


Needless to say, members of our forums were in love. “Stunning cover. She seems to be getting better with each shoot. Love whatever she’s wearing, especially considering it’s not a big brand,” Benn98 approved.

“No words, it’s truly a gorgeous cover,” dodencebt applauded.

“Love this one! Ashley is so beautiful and perfect for ELLE magazine,” championed apple.

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Reese Witherspoon Returns for Her Sixth Cover of Vogue This February

It’s been ages since we’ve seen Reese Witherspoon on the cover of Vogue (five years, to be exact) and now she’s finally back for her sixth Vogue cover appearance on the February 2018 issue. The American actress is known to photograph beautifully and with her last notable newsstand presence being the wonderful WSJ Magazine cover back in November 2017, we were certainly in need of some Reese. Shot by photographer Zoe Ghertner (her first Vogue cover) and styled by Tonne Goodman, Reese looks beautiful at the beach wearing a one-shoulder dress from Givenchy.

US Vogue February 2019 : Reese Witherspoon by Zoe Ghertner


The cover became an instant hit with our forum members. “Ugh this is beautiful. Quintessential Reese for me,” praised MON.

“Oh wow this is stunning! Sure it’s very straightforward Vogue US-y, but Zoe brought a freshness to it. The composition and the natural vibe is beautiful. Honestly one of their best covers in a long time!” Marc10 applauded.

“So beautiful! I love the free, natural vibe to all the pictures – and the colors of the cover are absolutely stunning. It’s really great to see US Vogue support young photographers and women photographers!” heralded an equally as impressed LastNight.

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Serena Williams Strikes a Confident Pose on Allure’s February Cover

Just about every single fashion glossy wants Serena Williams to be their cover girl and it sure seems like she’s trying her best to work with them all. In the past two years, the tennis ace has granted InStyle, British Harper’s Bazaar, American Vogue and Vanity Fair their requests. As a result, we aren’t at all surprised to see Serena take to yet another Condé Nast title to kick off 2019. Making her Allure debut for February 2019, Serena was photographed by Tanya & Zhenya Posternak and styled by Jaime Kay Waxman, striking a pose in a figure-hugging Jacquemus number.

Allure February 2019 : Serena Williams by Tanya & Zhenya Posternak


Members of our forums weren’t exactly…enthralled with the cover. “Like a retake of her recent Vanity Fair cover, except she kept her clothes on… the two covers could serve as a ‘before and after’ series,” said an underwhelmed tigerrouge.

“Weird cover, not flattering at all. I love the dress and the ponytail, but her pose its not working. Forgettable, unfortunately,” said ghostwriter10549.

“I’m officially fed up with her. Geez, she has covered every possible magazine in such a short space of time,” Marc10 complained.

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Gigi Hadid Becomes the Face of Prada (Alongside Some Prada Favorites) for Spring 2019

There are certain things every working model strives for, like walking her very first runway, landing the cover of Vogue and becoming the face of a major fashion brand. Gigi Hadid, of course, has many lucrative achievements under her belt but has only just become the face of Prada. Earlier this week, rumors began to swirl on our forums that one of 2018’s most-followed of models had scored the blue-chip campaign this season — and it’s now confirmed as Prada unveils its minimalist Spring 2019 campaign. Photographed by Willy Vanderperre and styled by Olivier Rizzo, Gigi is joined by fellow models Anok Yai, Liu Wen, Freja Beha Erichsen and Maike Inga, who each pose separately in a series of ads.

Prada S/S 2019 by Willy Vanderperre


Call our forum members… surprised. “I like it… clean and shows off the collection! Gigi actually looks high-fashion but my fav is Liu Wen!” shared Zposen.

“See. This is why I said Gigi is an Instamodel whose beauty could somehow fit the aesthetic of Prada and it did! I love her shot out of all girls in the group,” admitted xandroh.

Marc10 felt the same way: “Funny enough, Gigi’s shot is the strongest!”

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Jennifer Lopez’s Harper’s Bazaar Cover for February Looks Awfully Familiar

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you: Jennifer Lopez is back on the cover of American Harper’s Bazaar…not even 12 months after her last appearance. Last year was pretty hit or miss for the glossy: Selena Gomez resembled Kylie Jenner in March, Bruce Springsteen was the disappointing cover star for September and Margot Robbie somehow appeared generic in December, yet the magazine delivered stellar covers featuring Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Julia Roberts. Unfortunately, Bazaar is off to a rocky start for 2019, with a cover that seems recycled from a decade ago. Photographed by Camilla Akrans and styled by Patrick Mackie, J.Lo tries her best to make a red pleated Gucci number look somewhat wearable, all the while giving us flashbacks to the February 2009 cover.

US Harper's Bazaar February 2019 : Jennifer Lopez by Camilla Akrans


Members of our forums were quick to call the magazine out. “Sigh, just when you think this magazine cannot stoop any lower. First, they give JLo a back-to-back cover, then they recycle a February 2009 backdrop? All the tears over Anna [WIntour], but how exactly does Glenda [Bailey] hold down her job?” asked Benn98.

“Jennifer looks great but who rehashes an already stupid concept exactly 10 years later?” dodencebt echoed.

“Red love hearts for Valentine season? The girls look great but the covers look tacky,” mocked Morgane07.

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