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Vogue Arabia Shatters Stereotypes on Its Triumphant April Cover

It was just last month that Vogue Arabia celebrated two years of publication with Gigi Hadid, and the magazine isn’t showing any signs of ditching its boundary-pushing aesthetic just yet. Always one to highlight their culture (which can, unfortunately, be a rarity), Arabian Vogue welcomes Halima Aden, Amina Adan and Ikram Abdi Omar onto the cover for April 2019. The trio of Hijab-wearing beauties shatter stereotypes in a series of four celebratory covers.

Photographed by Txema Yeste and with Katie Trotter on styling duties behind-the-scenes, the girls pose together in cover one (below) and each goes solo on the remaining bold, unique and distinctive covers (pictured after the jump).

Vogue Arabia April 2019 : Halima Aden, Amina Adan & Ikram Abdi Omar by Txema Yeste


Members of our covers were intrigued. “Wow, striking! Particularly like the contrast. A minor quibble would be to just zoom it out a tad more to see the fashion and make it look like the white space is, in fact, three separate bodies. But it’s a great shot nevertheless. Wish Ugbad [Adbi] also got this cover,” voiced Benn98.

“Wow I love this! Where is Ugbad though? Halima looks AMAZING! Stunning cover,” chimed in RMDV.

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“Beautiful cover, has a slightly classic/vintage vibe to it but it also feels very current,” Wintergreen admired.

“It’s just a gorgeous cover shot, the art direction is a bit too UK Vogue, but they all look so beautiful, and content, I like it,” approved Miss Dalloway.

Sharing the same sentiment toward the stunning outcome was mepps: “All of the covers are gorgeous. Every single one of them!”

Srdjan sure liked what he saw too, raving, “God, Halima is so stunning! That solo portrait of hers reminds me a lot of Kate Moss’s picture for Love by Mert & Marcus but she might look even better here! Can’t look away!”

Vogue Arabia April 2019 : Halima Aden, Amina Adan & Ikram Abdi Omar by Txema Yeste


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Jenna Coleman Makes Her Debut on British Harper’s Bazaar April 2019 Cover

It is on a very rare occasion that a magazine cover features a fresh new face, and thankfully someone who is lacking in newsstand presence graces British Harper’s Bazaar for April 2019. We’ve come to admire the magazine for being persistent with its quintessentially British vision, which most of the time works oh so wonderfully well (see the Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt and Saoirse Ronan covers). This month sees actress Jenna Coleman making her debut as a Bazaar cover girl, receiving the full cover treatment throughout the shoot, which was captured around the majestic surroundings of Kensington Palace.

Shot by David Slijper and styled by Miranda Almond, Jenna gives us young Keira Knightley vibes in the two covers, wearing a floral Alexander McQueen number in the newsstand cover (below) and a show-stopping Emilia Wickstead gown in the subscriber alternative (after the jump).

UK Harper's Bazaar April 2019 : Jenna Coleman by David Slijper


Did the covers receive the all-important approval from our forum members? “I have no idea who is she, probably a local celeb, but glad a new face got the cover. And it’s a nice spring-like one,” admired Srdjan.

“Nice to see Sljiper back shooting for them,” added 8eight.

“I miss those times when covers were either conceptual or naive, but speaking to some theme or season just like this one. Simple and nice to look at. When people wanted to be just glamorous. Nowadays it is rare to get quietly elegant covers without something vulgar,” appreciated dontbeadrag.

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However, not everyone was impressed. “Very glad for Jenna and surprised that she had to wait this long for her first major cover. Pity it’s so uneventful for me. I find the dress really ugly (of course, it’s McQueen under Sarah Burton). But then they had to shoot it against a patterned backdrop. It’s just a bit of an eyesore. The yellow masthead almost disappears, and her hair and expression look blasé,” complained Benn98.

“It feels a bit like they were so excited to be allowed to shoot a cover inside Kensington Palace they completely overlooked the fact it isn’t actually very cover-worthy,” noted an underwhelmed honeycombchild.

Perickles wasn’t a fan of the surroundings either: “Too much wallpaper and tapestry!”

“What an insipid, generic cover,” Miss Dalloway called out.

UK Harper's Bazaar April 2019 : Jenna Coleman by David Slijper


Is it a hit or miss of a cover for British Harper’s Bazaar this month? See what else the issue has to offer and join the conversation here.

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Bella Hadid Takes Paris on Vogue’s Animated Digital Cover for April 2019

Vogue means business when it comes to integrating digital media with print. In December, the magazine unveiled its first digital cover featuring newlyweds Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas and now the magazine has delivered its second animated cover to coincide with the April 2019 print edition, starring model-of-the-moment Bella Hadid. Photographed and directed by Gordon von Steiner, Bella takes to the city of Paris while paying homage to past cover girls like Lisa Fonssagrives. In the moving cover image (below), stylist Jorden Bickham opted for a red Givenchy number and a featured hat from Koché.

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On our exclusive digital cover, here is @bellahadid as you’ve never seen her before. Neck out like Marella Agnelli, with hands on hips in the manner of such impossibly elegant past Vogue cover girls as Lisa Fonssagrives and Sunny Harnett, Hadid is the picture of poise. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Ladylike polish is feeling fresh and relevant now that fashion has returned to the idea of heritage and refocused on value and craftsmanship. Her strapless red dress, made of an adaptable technical crepe, was designed by @givenchyofficial’s Clare Waight Keller; the dream of a marabou hat by Christelle Kocher of @koche. Tap the link in our bio to see more. Director @gvsgvs⁣ Fashion Editor @jordenbickham⁣ DP @stuart_winecoff⁣ Producer @kelmcgee23⁣ Set Design @andyhillmanstudio⁣ Hair @laurentphilippon⁣ Makeup @jenmyles⁣ Manicure @chloedesmarchelier⁣ Post @aandefilm⁣ Production @prodn_artandcommerce⁣ Earrings @marcopanconesi

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Are digital covers…worth it? “That digital cover is magnificent! Really intriguing to watch. I wish that was an actual cover, would’ve been a great fit for the May issue,” applauded slayage upon first look.

“Should’ve been a real cover. What a waste,” said HodanChloe.

“Wow! This would be amazing in print, so sad it’s only digital,” jorgepalomo echoed.

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At 85, Joan Collins Proves ‘Divas Are Forever’ on the Cover of Tatler for May 2019

We’ve been keeping a watchful eye over Tatler ever since Richard Dennen took over the British fashion, lifestyle and society magazine back in 2018. He kickstarted his tenure with an elegant Nicole Kidman cover and 10 months later, he’s keeping up the good work. Proving age is just a number, the May 2019 cover features 85-year-old Joan Collins, who last appeared on the magazine in 1983. The legendary actress was photographed by Luc Braquet and styled by Sophie Pera in an array of diamonds and feathers for the glam cover shot.

Tatler May 2019 : Joan Collins by Luc Braquet


Safe to say our forum members were fans of the outcome. “All hail the queen of camp! I would’ve liked this on principle alone, that it’s such a stunning shot makes it even better. Plus it’s historical in a sense that she’s not wearing a wig! Truly a W Magazine-level portrait cover, and perhaps the strongest under the new EIC after Nicole Kidman. I’ll get it despite all those eye-rolling Meghan cover lines,” remarked Benn98.

“No doubt Edward will be sure to monopolize headlines if the next issue of British Vogue goes out on a limb to ‘celebrate’ age. Here, we just have Joan Collins on the front of a magazine where it makes sense to see her, and her age isn’t really an issue,” appreciated tigerrouge.

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Penélope Cruz Slays on Two Gorgeous Covers for Vogue Spain’s April 2019 Issue

Vogue Spain just hasn’t been quite hitting the spot for us lately, having insisted on churning out a slew of lackluster covers. The magazine must’ve heard our cries for something spectacular, because they brought our the big guns for April 2019. None other than Penélope Cruz (a firm forum favorite) is guest-editor of the entire issue. No stranger to the Spanish fashion bible and in true celebratory fashion, Cruz appears on not one but two wonderful covers this month. Cover one (below) captures the actress in a demure, regal and ladylike manner, shot by Peter Lindbergh wearing a vintage Chanel suit. Cover two (after the jump) is quintessential Penelope, dialing up the glam and striking a pose decked out in Versace before the lens of photographic duo Luigi & Iango.

Vogue España April 2019 : Penélope Cruz by Peter Lindbergh & Luigi & Iango


Lindbergh’s cover (above) was the first to surface. “I love it! Every time they put Penélope on the cover it’s sublime!” raved jorgepalomo.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Vogue España get it right like this. She looks like royalty,” admired tigerrouge.

“This is one of Peter Lindbergh’s best portraits. Very cinematic, and Penelope looks stunning. She looks like a beautiful woman in her 40s, which is what she is. Bravo to Peter, and his unrelenting battle against the tyranny of Photoshop,” mepps appreciated.

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Discussion soon moved onto Luigi & Iango’s cover (below). “Oh wow, I’m actually mad about the second cover! And that Versace dress looks stunning on her. I’ve always believed Penélope to be more of a Versace than Chanel woman,” voiced Benn98.

“Holy smoke! The second cover is hot. I live for it. She fits Versace so much better than Chanel,” agreed TaylorBinque.

“The second cover is a typical Penélope look that can’t go wrong – slay!”

Marsnoop2 couldn’t have agreed more, writing, “OMG that second cover is fantastic, that dress looks stunning on her!”

Vogue España April 2019 : Penélope Cruz by Peter Lindbergh & Luigi & Iango


Check out the digital cover (which is equally as jaw-dropping) and await the contents of the issue here.

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Gemma Chan Looks Elegant and Chic on Allure’s April Cover

Here at theFashionSpot, we’re huge advocates for diversity and it’s becoming apparent that our favorite glossies are finally catching on. One of last year’s most diverse magazines, Allure has recently featured the likes of Angela Bassett and Rihanna as cover girls, along with a trio of Asian beauties back in June 2018. Now, the beauty publication taps actress Gemma Chan for the cover of the April 2019 issue, captured by photographer Paola Kudacki,

Allure April 2019 : Gemma Chan by Paola Kudacki


What more could we ask for? “It’s refreshing to see an Asian woman on a major magazine cover. It’s very elegant and chic,” said tFS forum member GivenchyHomme the moment the cover struck.

“I love this cover, it makes me smile and feel good. I am visually invested in the fashion, the image and ultimately the cover star: gorgeous!” Bertrando3 added.

[Piece Of Me] agreed: “Delighted to see Gemma Chan landing such a big cover. She looks stunning.”

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