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Adut Akech, Andreea Diaconu and Raquel Zimmermann Score Vogue Paris Covers for April 2019

Our forums can usually guess who will turn up on the cover of Vogue Paris every month, thanks to Emmanuelle Alt being pretty predictable. After serving retro redux with Rianne van Rompaey last month, the French fashion bible goes all classical on us for April 2019 with some surprising cover girls. Adut Akech and Raquel Zimmermann score their first Vogue Paris covers, while regular Andreea Diaconu adds another to her portfolio. Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and styled by Alt herself, the girls sport show-stopping creations from Valentino and Chanel on their solo covers.

Vogue Paris April 2019 : Adut, Andreea & Raquel by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

IMAGE: VOGUE.FR

Forum members digested Adut’s cover first (above). “Fabulous! It’s what I’ve been waiting for on a Vogue Paris cover for a while now,” dodencebt said.

“Wow! What else could I possibly say!” exclaimed Blayne266.

“Wow, such a change for the usual VP covers styling wise. I love it and am so happy for Adut,” said kokobombon.

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Ciara Serves Major Glam on InStyle’s Gorgeous April Covers

Ever since she took over the helm of InStyle back in 2016, Editor in Chief Laura Brown made it apparent the rules of the newsstand were to be rewritten, calling upon the likes of Melissa McCarthy, Taraji P. Henson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Janet Jackson to become cover girls. This month, Ciara makes the front of InStyle‘s April 2019 issue, serving up major face, body and glam vibes for the occasion, captured by Phil Poynter.

US InStyle April 2019 : Ciara by Phil Poynter

IMAGE: INSTYLE.COM

It’s another complete hit (more or less) for the magazine this month, according to our forum members. “Wow, what a beauty! Very refreshing to see her on a bigger title. And her body is banging on that Prada cover! Actually, I only like the full body cover. InStyle tend to shoot their subjects way too close. This one reminds me of the Serena [Williams] cover,” said Benn98.

“It’s safe to assume the Givenchy cover (above) is the newsstand version. It’s super gorgeous!” championed GERGIN.

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“Always loved Ciara, always thought she’s underrated and always thought she was beautiful. It’s fab to see her on the cover of InStyle, and with the passing of each issue, I am having a newfound love and respect for Laura Brown. The closeup newsstand cover is undeniably gorgeous!” praised  vogue28.

“Really shocked to see Ciara on the cover. It’s a nice surprise. InStyle as really been on a good roll this year. She looks absolutely gorgeous,” RanThe expressed in delight.

Sharing the same sentiments was forum member Velasco: “Lately, InStyle has been on my radar and buying list, even more so than Vogue. And I can’t believe I’m writing this!”

US InStyle April 2019 : Ciara by Phil Poynter

IMAGE: INSTYLE.COM

We’ll race you down to the newsstand for this one. See more from the issue and join the conversation here.

[ Next: Melissa McCarthy Does Ladylike Glamour for InStyle’s ‘Badass Women’ Issue ]

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Scarlett Johansson, Deepika Padukone and Others Star on Vogue’s Diverse ‘Global Talent’ Issue for April 2019

There’s something going on over at Vogue HQ — and we like it. Despite the Hailey and Justin Bieber cover last month, Vogue has been consistently delivering impressive covers with the likes of Emily Blunt, Priyanka Chopra and Reese Witherspoon. Diversity is on order this month as Vogue gives up its latest to “global talent,” as actresses Scarlett Johansson, Doona Bae and Deepika Padukone feature on one cover and Léa Seydoux, Angelababy, Adesua Etomi-Wellington and Elizabeth Debicki star on a second cover. The ladies sit pretty in the charming images shot by photographer Mikael Jansson and styled by Camilla Nickerson.

US Vogue April 2019 : 'A Celebration of Global Talent' by Mikael Jansson

IMAGE: COURTESY OF VOGUE

Were our forum members buying Vogue‘s newfound direction? “I’ve never been a fan of US Vogue but this year they have produced some lovely covers, this included. They have all been classically American Vogue, but we’ve had new faces and more importantly diverse faces,” Blayne266 said.

“Another classic example of an old-school American Vogue which I won’t scoff at! It’s a beautiful cover, and even more refreshing to see fresh new faces on the cover,” echoed vogue28.

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Alicia Vikander Soars to New Heights on Harper’s Bazaar for April 2019

Considering the atrocious Harper’s Bazaar Cardi B cover last month, we didn’t have much hope for the rest of the magazine’s spring covers — and, unfortunately, the April 2019 cover wasn’t able to make up for it, according to our forum members. Alicia Vikander will greet you down at the newsstand this month, as she finally makes her debut as a Bazaar cover girl (just as our forums complain over the same old faces).

The Swedish actress receives the full Bazaar treatment for the occasion, featured in one of the magazine’s typical cover shoots, suspended high above the ground and captured on location in Savannah, Georgia and shot by photographer Mariano Vivanco. Styled by Miguel Alberto Enamorado, Alicia wears Louis Vuitton throughout (if you even need ask) as she soars to new heights.

US Harper’s Bazaar April 2019 : Alicia Vikander by Mariano Vivanco

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.COM

Another month, another mediocre Bazaar cover. “I really don’t like this cover. Not an attractive cover at all, I wouldn’t stop to look at it. You can’t really tell who it is instantly and her expression looks off,” discredited Morgane07.

“Someone tell Harper’s Bazaar that it was Emily Blunt who played Mary Poppins, not Alicia Vikander,” laughed dodencebt, suggesting the cover resembled Blunt’s recent Vogue cover.

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“Atrocious! Which is pretty much the norm for the majority of Alicia Vikander’s covers. I admire Glenda’s ballsiness, but this girl has been shot by so many photographers and the result has always ended up awful. Not sure why Harper’s would prove any different,” Benn98 chimed in.

“If the best she’s going to bring is ‘boring schoolgirl’ then this woman shouldn’t be allowed on covers, because she’s wasting everyone’s time. And I’m getting tired of the ‘athletic pose against a blue sky’ that seems to be the default style for most of their lead shoots these days. I say this as someone who actually likes US Bazaar and buys it more often than not,” shared tigerrouge.

Caioherrero simply asked: “Why is Glenda [Bailey] still at Bazaar?”

“Wait, is it still 2018? I know Glenda’s Bazaar is dated but did she really have to feature her instead of a plethora of other, more relevant celebrities?” quipped Ken Doll Jenner.

US Harper’s Bazaar April 2019 : Alicia Vikander by Mariano Vivanco

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.COM

Check out Alicia’s accompanying cover feature and share your thoughts here.

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Ava DuVernay, Jessica Chastain and Constance Wu Star on Marie Claire’s ‘Power’ Cover for April 2019

Print magazines need to pull out all the stops to survive these days and you’ve got to hand it to Marie Claire for at least trying. In 2018, the magazine unveiled a redesign, which captured the attention of our forum members, and the title backed up its bold new look with terrific, diverse covers starring Emily Ratajkowski, Amy Adams, Zendaya, Kerry WashingtonPenelope Cruz and Lupita Nyong’o. For April 2019, the cover shows us “what power looks like in 2019” with Ava DuVernay, Jessica Chastain and Constance Wu, photographed by Amanda Demme and styled by Joseph Errico against a gray studio backdrop.

US Marie Claire April 2019 : Ava DuVernay, Jessica Chastain & Constance Wu by Amanda Demme

IMAGE: MARIECLAIRE.COM

Was it enough to impress our forum members? “Should be a The Hollywood Reporter cover,” remarked TZ001 at once.

“Sick of all the ‘Women in Hollywood‘ covers. They all blur together, the photos are largely indistinguishable and the articles are near identical. So what’s the point? It’s the click-bait of newsstands everywhere,” stated SophiaVB.

“Kinda annoyed by the headline. Let the image speak for itself. A powerful cover will manifest/exude power,” MON chimed in.

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Brilliant or Boring? Lady Gaga Returns to the Cover of V Magazine for the Umpteenth Time

Magazines have a habit of favoring certain cover subjects and V Magazine certainly cannot resist a Lady Gaga cover. Quite possibly the magazine’s most-featured cover star, Lady Gaga returns to commemorate a decade of collaborating with the New York-based arts, music and fashion publication. Released just as “Shallow” finally reached number one on the charts, V commissioned photographer Jean-Paul Goude to capture the multi-hyphenate for the Spring 2019 Issue #118. Starring on two unique covers, Gaga channels her inner Vegas showgirl wearing a Giorgio Armani Privé gown on the first cover (below) and goes incognito hiding behind a stack of hay for the second cover.

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She’s an Enigma! Celebrating 10 years of @LadyGaga and #VMagazine, our March/April cover story sees @jeanpaulgoudeofficial transform #LadyGaga into a couture doll. Seen here as a showgirl in @Armani Prive, she returns as the ultimate shape-shifter in this long-awaited #JeanPaulGoude collaboration. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "We tried to turn Gaga into a living doll, a living icon, like the figurines that people collect and put on their mantelpiece, but life size," explains Jean-Paul Goude. #V118 is on newsstands March 7th. Head to #linkinbio for the full story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photography Jean-Paul Goude Fashion by @aikiualex. Hair by @deki_kazue_hair Make-up by @sweetmayia Necklaces (top and bottom) @ChanelOfficial Joaillerie Headpiece @shaunleanejewellery for @alexandermcqueen courtesy #Swarovski On lips @maybelline color sensations On face @swarovski gem stones Casting @starworksgroup @itboygregk Cover story @mathiasrosenzweig

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For a select few of our forum members, this was yet another example of V Magazine on repeat. “Gaga on the cover of V? Groundbreaking,” stated RMDV the second the covers struck.

“It’s always the same crap: the old Gaga is back but not really. V Magazine and Gaga, we don’t need you anymore! Rihanna is pushing fashion forward in Hollywood and Beyoncé is pushing the mainstream sound, so this is pointless to me,” voiced ghostwriter10549.

“This magazine lives on repeat. Please Stephen [Gan] go away,” pleaded caioherrero.

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