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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

IMAGE: PRADA.COM

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

IMAGE: COURTESY OF HARPER’S BAZAAR

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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Tiffany & Co. Makes It Easier to Know the Source of Your Diamond

More than ever, brands are coming clean about where they source their materials and how they manufacture their products. Tiffany & Co. is the latest to step up, opting to be more transparent about where it sources its diamonds. Upon purchasing from Tiffany & Co., a certificate will include the origin of all newly mined diamonds. 

Tiffany’s chief sustainability officer, Anisa Kamadoli Costa, and senior vice president for diamond and jewelry supply, Andy Hart, initiated the Diamond Source initiative. “We are ushering in a new era of transparency for diamonds. This is something we have long been working on — the sustainable, vertical integration of our supply chain,” Kamadoli Costa said. “It’s the first step in the process.” The next step for the company is to provide the same transparency for its colored jewels. Hart said that it is challenging to trace the source of where colored jewels come from, but they are determined.

Tiffany’s announcement comes at a critical time in the diamond jewelry industry. According to WWD, “The market for lab-grown diamonds is only strengthening — particularly among Millennials who are averse to diamonds’ conflict-riddled past.”

[ Next: Everything You Need to Know About Lab-Grown Diamonds ]

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Kendall Jenner Is Out of Her Depth in Roberto Cavalli’s Spring 2019 Campaign

Kendall Jenner didn’t exactly have a record-breaking Fall 2018 campaign season, only managing to score two (forgettable) campaigns for Longchamp and Dsquared2. Yet things are looking up as she starts the Spring 2019 season as the face of Roberto Cavalli. The most-followed model of 2018 and last year’s highest-paid model poses for Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott in the newly unveiled campaign, looking like a fashionable nomad in an otherworldly desert setting, with Marie Chaix on styling duties.

Roberto Cavalli S/S 2019 : Kendall Jenner by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

IMAGE: FASHIONGONEROGUE.COM

Despite Kendall’s highly successful career, our forum members can’t seem to change their low opinion of her modeling skills. “Nepomodels everywhere, I’m done with fashion!” aguires said.

“It has the spirit of Cavalli but Kendall is not a Cavalli girl. Thanks to the CK report, we know now that the Kardashian are not selling when they are attached to big brands. So, why is she there?” asked Lola701.

“You can literally see her think ‘where the f*** am I?’ in that first shot,” mocked Vitamine W.

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Movie News: Margot Robbie Will Be Living in a Barbie World

A live-action Barbie movie has been in the works for quite some time. At first, comedian Amy Schumer was pegged to star as an imperfect doll living in a Barbie world, but the actress dropped the project in 2017 due to scheduling conflicts. “I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen,” she said at the time.

Margot Robbie

Image: Vera Anderson/WireImage/Getty Images

Though we’re sad the movie won’t be starring Schumer, the film has the perfect new producer and leading lady: Margot Robbie, who is set to play the iconic doll. In an interview about the casting, she said, “Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery. Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president. I’m so honored to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide.”

As Vogue pointed out, Barbie has been accused of promoting unrealistic beauty standards over the years, but based on Robbie’s statement, her focus seems to be on Barbie’s brains, not body. We look forward to learning more about the movie’s plot and release date. In the meantime, all we can do now is just sit back and keep watching Barbie vlogs on YouTube. 

[ Next: Ashley Graham Insisted That Her Barbie Likeness Have Thighs That Touch ]

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Luna Bijl Is the Victim of Bad Styling on the Cover of Vogue Brazil for January

Luna Bijl scored the most Vogue covers in 2018 — eight, to be exact — fronting the likes of Vogue Japan, Vogue Netherlands, Vogue Russia, and Vogue Korea. And 2019 ain’t looking too shabby for the Dutch beauty, either. Luna kick-starts the new year on Vogue Brazil, venturing to the city of Rio de Janeiro for the magazine’s flamboyant January 2019 cover shoot. Photographed by Martin Parr and styled by Pedro Sales, she was captured on the famous Copacabana Beach wearing head-to-toe Gucci, resulting in two OTT covers.

Vogue Brazil January 2019 : Luna Bijl by Martin Parr

IMAGE: VOGUE.GLOBO.COM

Another triumph for Luna? Not according to our forum members. “Terrible start at VB. This image is so fake and retouched that it hurts, and this styling is beyond ugly. I hope that is not a bad sign for 2019, this magazine slayed in 2018,” commented ghostwriter10549.

“This would have been a good cover if it wasn’t for those stupid gloves,” laughed SLFC.

“Her hands look like lobster claws!” exclaimed a horrified GivenchyHomme.

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