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Olivia Colman Stars on Vogue’s Glorious October 2019 Cover

Anna Wintour has been throwing us all sorts of curveballs lately. She started the year off by making Priyanka Chopra the first Indian woman to star on Vogue‘s front cover. Then she welcomed newlyweds Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber for March and surprised us with Taylor Swift for September. For October, Anna surprises us once again with a beautiful and totally unexpected Olivia Colman offering. The Oscar winner receives the full Vogue treatment before the lens of famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. Thanks to Tonne Goodman, Olivia was decked out in a Dolce & Gabbana cape and pants plus a pair of Hermes boots for the occasion.

US Vogue October 2019 : Olivia Colman by Annie Leibovitz

IMAGE: VOGUE.COM

“This is absolutely glorious!” declared KINGofVERSAILLES.

“Whoa this is amazing! Perfectly executed in all departments. After a string of duds, this is a refreshing home run for Vogue,” praised Marc10.

“Oh my god! This is absolutely glorious. Definitely their best cover this year. Olivia has such an interesting personality and is very talented. I’m also in love with the styling and the editorial so far. Pretty typical Leibovitz, but executed well. Also love how it’s not retouched to death,” said TaylorBinque.

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“Just beautiful!! Olivia really shines on this cover… This is when Leibovitz’s predictable style of photography really works,” complimented justaguy.

Forum member jaybee0605 was also impressed: “The best cover and cover choice of the last five years. I never thought I would ever buy an issue of U.S. Vogue again, but this is a must-have.”

SallyAlbright agreed. “OMG an amazing, intelligent, interesting actress instead of another Jenner or Hadid cover? I love everything about this.”

“This is really great from every angle. Even if it isn’t completely frump-less (honestly), it feels classic and a welcome change from the Insta-chasing sh*t we’ve seen too often recently on the cover of U.S. Vogue,” Fiercification pointed out.

“Please buy this issue! Show Vogue this is the kind of cover we want to see,” implored dsamg.

See Olivia’s cover story and share your thoughts here.

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Vittoria Ceretti Gives Good Face on Vogue Spain’s September 2019 Cover

Considering it’s September (the most important month on the newsstand calendar), you would think magazines would be willing to go all out with bold and daring covers. But Vogue Spain reminds us that sometimes less is more with its alluring September 2019 cover starring forum favorite Vittoria Ceretti. Photographed by Giampaolo Sgura and styled by Marina Gallo, Vittoria does preppy chic perfectly wearing a look from Hedi Slimane’s Fall 2019 collection for Celine.

Vogue España September 2019 : Vittoria Ceretti by Giampaolo Sgura

IMAGE: VOGUE.ES

What more could we ask for? “Beautiful! I’m always here for Vittoria,” raved aracic.

“Scribbling all over the cover shot like it’s a postcard doesn’t detract from the sheer beauty of that face,” admired tigerrouge.

“Stunning as always,” declared jorgepalomo.

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Forum member vogue28 was also happy with the outcome: “So far, the September covers are proving to be a total washout…but the sight of the beautiful and unbelievably photogenic Vittoria Ceretti staring back at me is something I can’t complain about.”

“Love Vittoria and how her stare pulls you in and draws your attention!” echoed Mercury6181.

Although the cover wasn’t for everyone. “She’s so impossibly beautiful, it nearly makes up for the banality of literally everything else about this cover,” stated KINGofVERSAILLES.

Miss Dalloway wasn’t impressed, either: “God, not even her face can make up for such a drab cover! It’s September, why so glum? Leave that for October and other throwaway months!”

“Vittoria’s beautiful, as per usual, but it’s too basic and I see nothing interesting here. It’s an absolutely forgettable cover,” proclaimed Valentine27.

Are you a fan? Check out Vittoria’s cover story and join the conversation here.

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Margot Robbie Deserves Better Than These Vogue Australia September Covers

There’s nothing we love more than our favorite fashion glossies championing homegrown talents (like British Vogue picking Kate Moss) and Vogue Australia has been doing a superb job lately. The title welcomed Elle Macpherson back on its cover after a 20-year hiatus last month and just tapped Margot Robbie to celebrate its big September 2019 offering. Making a comeback almost two years after her last cover, the blond beauty goes before the lens of Mario Sorrenti wearing various looks from Chanel, Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen and Wardrobe.NYC selected by Christine Centenera for the series of unique and collectible covers.

Vogue Australia September 2019 : Margot Robbie by Mario Sorrenti

IMAGES: VOGUE.COM.AU

The covers immediately caught the attention of our forum members. “Not a single redeeming one for me! I don’t know why photographers and stylists always want to make her look edgy,” critiqued Benn98.

“What’s up with Mario Sorrenti and mediocre photography lately?” wondered vogue28.

“It’s always lovely to see Margot, but these covers are just meh,” expressed Nomar.

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An underwhelmed magsaddict agreed. “What a scoop — the director and star of one of the hottest movies of the year! Margot is really the Aussie movie star heir apparent of Blanchett and Kidman, but she’s let down here with weak photography and styling.”

But not everyone was left so unsatisfied. “Whoa, didn’t expect much from this, she rarely does it for me in print, but not a single bad cover here, love them all!” praised Miss Dalloway.

Vogue Australia September 2019 : Margot Robbie by Mario Sorrenti

IMAGES: VOGUE.COM.AU

Check out Margot’s cover story and join the conversation here.

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Birgit Kos and Luna Bijl Serve Supermodel Realness on Vogue Netherlands’ Stunning September Covers

Models are all we want on our September covers and Vogue Netherlands grants our wish this month. The last time the magazine caught our attention (for the wrong reasons) was back in April with its 100th anniversary issue, but it’s back in our good graces with a trio of covers for September 2019. What better way to celebrate the most important month on the newsstand calendar than by welcoming a duo of Dutch beauties? Models-of-the-moment Birgit Kos and Luna Bijl transport us to the 80s (and the Côte d’Azur) in the retro-inspired covers shot by Carlijn Jacobs.

Vogue Netherlands September 2019 : Luna Bijl & Birgit Kos by Carlijn Jacobs

IMAGE: VOGUE.NL

The covers were just what our forum members were craving. “Getting vintage Vogue vibes! Surprisingly, I like all three covers,” raved aracic.

“Oh my! This is gorgeous, all three attempts, well done!” applauded Miss Dalloway.

“The images are perfection. This has been my most anticipated cover so far because of the new EIC’s full-fledged debut and it doesn’t disappoint. Love the shot of both girls together. Very easy yet glam retro vibe even though it’s not exactly Carlijn’s vibe. Luna’s solo cover is also stunning,” Benn98 approved.

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“Gorgeous models make gorgeous covers. By far my favorite September covers so far,” declared mathiaskatz.

Sharing the same sentiment was 333101: “Instantly blows all the other September covers out of the water! These are spot-on. The first cover in particular emulates a classic 80s Vogue perfectly — and what a perfect cast to pull it off with.”

“The covers that we deserve! This might well be the best September covers of Vogue in a while!” commented AFWQ.

Mercury6181 was in the same frame of mind: “Wow these are all amazing, I love them! When I first saw these on Instagram, I thought they were vintage covers and my first thoughts were that I wish covers were still this good and turns out some still can be! Love it!”

Vogue Netherlands September 2019 : Luna Bijl & Birgit Kos by Carlijn Jacobs

IMAGES: VOGUE.NL

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Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Camila Cabello Each Land a Cover of ELLE’s ‘Women in Music’ Issue

Nina Garcia has endorsed a whole bunch of musicians during her tenure at ELLE and in 2019 alone, the mag has featured Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Céline Dion and Miley Cyrus on its covers. For October 2019, ELLE‘s “Women in Music” issue shines a spotlight on Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Camila Cabello, each making their debut as ELLE cover stars. On the trio of bold, bright covers, the songstresses wear looks from Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier and David Koma pulled by Anna Trevelyan for the Yvan Fabing-shot images.

US Elle October 2019 : Billie Eilish, Lizzo & Camila Cabello by Yvan Fabing

IMAGE: ELLE.COM

But which cover caught the eyes of our forum members? “Billie’s cover looks so good. Though the nails are TOO MUCH for such simple styling and makeup. Lizzo could have been better, but I love it because it’s HER. Disappointed with Camila’s though. Very off-brand with what she’s portraying right now,” critiqued MON.

“Who would’ve thought that Camila’s cover would be my favorite,” commented dodencebt.

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“Hate that styling on Lizzo, perhaps it could’ve worked as a close-up instead. Billie and Camila look nice. Also a very weird lineup, you have all these new-ish stars and then you throw in THE queen of rap Nicki Minaj,” aracic pointed out.

“The only cover that works here is the Camila one, it’s just a beautiful shot of her. I really don’t like her music, or her style, but she really pulled this off,” confessed Miss Dalloway.

Perickles was in the same frame of mind: “The only one who looks good is Camila Cabello and I don’t even like her music.”

“Three perfect subjects for the ‘Women in Music’ issue, they’ve dominated charts and radios worldwide. The covers are not perfect, but also not bad,” apple admitted.

“The three of them are on point. Maybe my favorite ELLE covers of the year,” raved jorgepalomo.

“Love the color scheme and styling of the three covers,” praised kokobombon.

US Elle October 2019 : Billie Eilish, Lizzo & Camila Cabello by Yvan Fabing

IMAGES: ELLE.COM

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Jennifer Aniston Channels Icons From the Past on 5 InStyle October 2019 Covers

InStyle might just be our favorite mainstream American fashion magazine right now. Laura Brown has done wonders with the publication since taking over back in 2017 by giving the title a bold new look, creating stimulating content and demonstrating a superb taste in cover stars. Out with its annual beauty issue, Brown welcomes back last year’s September cover girl: Jennifer Aniston. Michael Thompson captured the former Friends star for the mag with Julia von Boehm on styling duties. Channeling icons from the 60s and 70s (Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Veruschka, Lauren Hutton and Charlotte Rampling), the actress and regular newsstand fixture serves up five unique covers for us to choose from for October 2019.

InStyle October 2019 : Jennifer Aniston by Michael Thompson

IMAGE: INSTYLE.COM

Our forum members immediately began picking favorites. “I actually love these a lot, Jen looks gorgeous and healthy as usual. And it all works well for InStyle‘s brand,” declared dodencebt.

“This is so good,” praised caioherrero.

“Fabulous to see Michael Thompson shooting the cover of InStyle, I am loving the look of each and every cover here. For me, the second is all we needed — love the styling on Jennifer, the taupe tones, the monochromatic masthead and fonts. Also very much into the Veruschka cover!” vogue28 chimed in.

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“The first two covers are gorgeous! Wow, what a tan!” voiced Srdjan.

But a certain something bothered the majority of our members. “Holy bronze! I like the third cover, looks great. But the tan ruins everything. I get that she’s the eternal Cali beach babe, but wow. That’s awful. Anyway, way too many covers as usual. And the styling looks very pedestrian,” critiqued Benn98.

“These covers already look dated,” mocked ellastica.

“They managed to make one of the most beautiful women alive look subpar,” stated RMDV.

HeatherAnne wasn’t much of a fan, either. “I was excited that she was on the cover, but the styling here is beyond embarrassing, they styled her like she’s Lauren Conrad. So juvenile and goofy.”

InStyle October 2019 : Jennifer Aniston by Michael Thompson

IMAGES: INSTYLE.COM

Which cover will you be hunting down? Sound off and share your thoughts here.