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Gemma Ward Returns to the Cover of Vogue Australia for March 2021

Editions of Vogue around the world continue to serve up their take on creativity. Now Vogue Australia’s offering has finally dropped. Edwina McCann with her knack for supporting homegrown talent strikes again as she welcomes back one of Australia’s biggest exports to the cover of the Aussie fashion bible. Following a five-year hiatus, Gemma Ward returns to cover the March 2021 issue posing before the lens of photographer Derek Henderson. Shot on location in Byron Bay, Gemma wears a red dress from Fendi’s Spring 2021 collection chosen by stylist Jillian Davison.

Vogue Australia March 2021 : Gemma Ward by Derek Henderson

IMAGE: VOGUE.COM.AU

Gemma’s comeback garnered mixed feedback on our forums. “Always love Gemma Ward, but the cover literally looks like Modeling 101,” critiqued THD96.

“A creativity shoot in Byron. Groundbreaking,” disapproved dsamg.

“Good to see Gemma, but there’s something missing…” WAVES chimed in.

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Benn98 was also majorly underwhelmed: “What a snoozefest! Last month’s haunting shot with Amanda Seyfried would have been better for March…”

“What bothers me the most is the awful dress,” declared Srdjan.

“Aside from the fact it’s Gemma Ward back on the cover of Australian Vogue, I’m struggling to find a single redeeming quality from the whole entire outcome. There’s nothing remotely creative about the cover and I severely dislike both the beauty and fashion styling. A total miss for me,” voiced vogue28.

Forum member oaklee91 couldn’t have disagreed more. “Gemma! Put her in and on anything, I don’t care, and I will approve!”

“YES, I’m LIVING for this! Love her pose, the hair, the dress — everything!” proclaimed Bertrando3.

Are you a fan? See more from Gemma’s cover shoot and share your thoughts here.

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Irina Shayk, Natalia Vodianova and Tanya Churbanova Each Earn Solo Vogue Russia Covers for March 2021

All 27 editions of Vogue have united for the theme of creativity this month. But truth be told, the majority have flopped. (Prime examples are the covers of Vogue Spain, Vogue Paris and Vogue Hong Kong.) The tables have suddenly turned with the unveiling of Vogue Russia’s latest trio of covers that knock it out of the park. Irina Shayk, Natalia Vodianova and Tanya Churbanova star on the bold and vibrant March 2021 covers with the three Russian models photographed by Arseny Jabiev, Elizaveta Porodina and Yan Yugay respectively.

Vogue Russia March 2021 by Arseny Jabiev, Elizaveta Porodina & Yan Yugay

IMAGE: VOGUE.RU

The covers immediately made an impression on our forum members. “WOW! Those covers are beautiful. I love their take on creativity. Kudos to Vogue Russia for stepping up this month!” applauded crmsnsnwflks.

“I must admit I love all three of them. Irina’s ability to pull off green hair comes as a surprise, she looks amazing. Natalia’s cover is just spectacular!” raved aracic.

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“I love all of them. Weirdly enough, even though Irina was made to look like Kermit the Frog, I love it!” admitted oaklee91.

Vogue Russia March 2021 by Arseny Jabiev, Elizaveta Porodina & Yan Yugay

IMAGE: VOGUE.RU

“Natalia’s is by far the best, I’m not sure why they bothered with the other two,” said marsnoop2.

“More often than not, I loathe artsy magazine covers, but Natalia Vodianova’s cover is an absolute knockout, utterly sublime. Irina Shayk’s is a close second. The three covers look fantastic together, love how each cover complements one another with the vibrant colorblocking. Major, MAJOR kudos to the team at Vogue Russia this month!” declared vogue28.

“Irina’s and Natalia’s covers look so good!” agreed slayage.

“Natalia’s cover is my favorite for sure! Tanya’s is also very good while Irina’s is the weakest,” voiced WAVES.

“The most creative covers for sure,” approved MON.

Vogue Russia March 2021 by Arseny Jabiev, Elizaveta Porodina & Yan Yugay

IMAGE: VOGUE.RU

Which cover is your favorite? See more from Vogue Russia’s March 2021 issue and share your thoughts here.

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Stacey Abrams Serves as Marie Claire’s April 2021 Cover Star

We’ve been seeing political figures splashed across many major fashion titles lately. Melissa DeRosa along with Lauren Underwood popped up on Harper’s Bazaar. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fronted Vanity Fair. While Kamala Harris covered both ELLE and Vogue. Now Marie Claires newly-installed editor Sally Holmes selects Stacey Abrams as the magazine’s April 2021 cover star. The American politician, lawyer and voting rights activist strikes a pose in a Thom Browne cape chosen by stylist Memsor Kamarake for the image shot by photographic duo AB+DM.

US Marie Claire April 2021 : Stacey Abrams by AB+DM

IMAGE: MARIECLAIRE.COM

Nevertheless, the cover definitely divided our forums. “Since when did fashion magazines become political vehicles? Ridiculous,” declared an obviously unimpressed Handbag Queen.

“Politics and fashion have mixed since at least the 60s,” replied Joromana. “That being said, I do NOT like the layout for this cover. Stacey deserved better.”

FashionMuseDior also isn’t feeling the cover: “Shocking layout! Looks like what a middle school student who loves graphic design would do on PowerPoint.”

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“It would’ve been much better it was cropped from her hands up. She has a beautiful smile on that cover and it’s a shame it’s zoomed out,” Yasouss points out.

“What’s with the influx of full-length covers lately? Please make it stop! That said, Stacey looks great and I like that they didn’t go the safe route of photographing her in an office. This looks respectful to her role but still interesting. So politicians are officially the new cover stars,” proclaimed Benn98.

Forum member vogue28 is clearly a fan, too. “Out of all of the political figures we’ve seen on the covers of fashion magazines over recent months, I think this is my most fave. The statuesque stance and the full-length image makes sense with the styling, love the colors and how it still feels like a fashion cover.”

“Love her and love the cover,” shared an absolutely thrilled axiomatic.

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Selena Gomez Stars on Vogue’s ‘Lackluster’ April 2021 Cover

Anna Wintour sure has a knack for securing the best of the best for Vogue‘s covers. We’ve encountered everyone from Harry Styles to Naomi Osaka to Kamala Harris to Gigi Hadid down at newsstands lately. Proving Wintour’s pull is as strong as ever. Exactly four years after her last appearance, Selena Gomez is back on the cover of the American fashion bible for April 2021. Photographed by Nadine Ijewere and styled by Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, the actress/singer was snapped in the backyard of her Los Angeles home for the cover shoot wearing a look from Anthony Vaccarello’s Saint Laurent Spring 2021 collection.

US Vogue April 2021 : Selena Gomez by Nadine Ijewere

IMAGE: VOGUE.COM

Unfortunately, Vogue‘s latest fell short. “What she’s wearing is awful and they’ve done quite a number on her with the Photoshopping. I don’t get it. She’s got good skin, no visible wrinkles. Why still retouch so aggressively?” asked Benn98.

“This is a very unflattering photo of her,” added tipi1355.

“Feel like I’ve seen this all before!” said an underwhelmed annikad.

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BlueRuin was also less than impressed: “This looks very repetitive of something we’ve seen over and over again. Forgettable. The lighting is awful…not to mention the retouching…”

“Really lackluster cover. It’s great to see U.S. Vogue working with more new talent, but I wish they were able to pull out the best in them. Everything seems really poorly composed, Selena’s poses are weak…it’s just not good,” LastNight chimed in.

“Photography is subpar to the point of comedy. Anybody with a phone camera gets a Vogue cover now. Hard pass on Nadine’s work here. Shame,” proclaimed zoom.

Meanwhile, oaklee91 described the cover as “amateurish,” but do you agree?

Check out the accompanying cover feature and share your thoughts here.

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Precious Lee Dazzles and Delights in Marina Rinaldi’s Spring 2021 Campaign

Precious Lee is finally having her moment. She walked the Versace Spring 2021 runway. Then appeared in the corresponding campaign. That’s in addition to appearing on Vogue Italia along with British Vogue. But she’s definitely just getting started. Now Precious stars in Marina Rinaldi’s Spring 2021 advertising campaign. Taking over from Ashley Graham, the American beauty stuns in the dynamic images captured by Txema Yeste.

Marina Rinaldi S/S 2021 : Precious Lee by Txema Yeste

IMAGE: SATELLITESTUDIO.IT

Our forum members certainly loved the outcome. “Absolutely divine,” said helmutnotdead.

“Glad to see that Marina Rinaldi is getting a high-fashion edge by casting Precious,” approved Benn98. “It’s as though we are witnessing a star slowly ascending to the top! I’m glad she booked this Marina Rinaldi campaign and delivered.”

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“She looks gorgeous,” raved an obviously impressed RMDV.

“As much as I loved the majority of Ashley Graham’s campaigns for Marina Rinaldi, I think it’s incredibly refreshing to see Precious Lee… This has turned out to be quite the campaign! I love a studio setting with a fabulous model, great styling and strong sense of glamour. This delivers on all accounts,” praised vogue28.

RedSmokeRise clearly shared the same sentiment: “She is the moment!”

“I love Precious, she’s on fire!” declared an undoubtedly ecstatic elle_gb.

Marina Rinaldi S/S 2021 : Precious Lee by Txema Yeste

IMAGE: SATELLITESTUDIO.IT

See more from the campaign and join the conversation here.

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Achenrin Madit, Precious Lee, Janaye Furman and Mona Tougaard Bring Joy to British Vogue’s April 2021 Covers

It’s rare for a magazine cover to make us go weak in the knees. But British Vogue‘s latest offering does just that (four times over). Following a rather uninspiring Angelina Jolie outing last month, Edward Enninful sure makes up for lost time by bestowing upon us a quartet of joyous covers featuring four of the industry’s finest models for April 2021. Photographed by Steven Meisel and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Achenrin Madit, Precious Lee, Janaye Furman and Mona Tougaard give us life with the series of bold and vibrant covers.

UK Vogue April 2021 : Achenrin, Precious, Mona & Janaye by Steven Meisel

IMAGES: VOGUE.CO.UK

The race to newsstands is ON! “Ugh, finally, high-fashion covers!” heralded GERGIN.

“Love it! This actually brought me joy so mission accomplished!” applauded kokobombon.

“These covers made me go weak in the knees, gave me a sudden rush, a total burst of pure energy and joy! Meisel is a genius and the addition of Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele only adds to the excitement,” approved vogue28.

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“Screams in every language of the world! I’m ecstatic! It’s been precisely a year since the brilliant Jodie Comer cover and we’ve been through a lot since then and now everything is right in the universe again because these are absolutely fantastic. Each and every single one of them is brilliant! Beautiful! Talented! Extraordinary!” raved aracic.

KINGofVERSAILLES couldn’t agree more: “Gorgeous! These are everything we’ve been missing from Vogue.”

“Everything I ask for in a fashion magazine,” declared THD96.

“YES! My jaw literally dropped after seeing these four stunning covers,” shared bluestar.

“Gorgeous, glorious! Absolutely love these, I want all of them. High fashion, simple but beautifully done photography, fun styling, gorgeous models… I mean what more could you want?” asked LastNight.

UK Vogue April 2021 : Achenrin, Precious, Mona & Janaye by Steven Meisel

IMAGES: VOGUE.CO.UK

Join the party and check out some previews of British Vogue‘s April 2021 issue here.