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Hailey and Justin Bieber Make It Official on Vogue’s March Cover

We’ve known since December that a Justin and Hailey Bieber Vogue cover was imminent after the newlyweds were spotted at a shoot with photographer Annie Leibovitz and stylist Tonne Goodman. After some delightful covers starring the likes of Priyanka Chopra and Reese Witherspoon over recent months, the latest celebs to hit the cover are indeed Mr. and Mrs. Bieber as Hailey sits on Justin’s lap wearing a white embellished Prada dress, while Justin goes shirtless.

US Vogue March 2019 : Hailey & Justin Bieber by Annie Leibovitz


If you thought the infamous Kimye cover was bad…apparently you’ve seen nothing yet, according to our forum members. “This looks like a 45-year-old mom from the suburbs of LA posing with her bad boy son who keeps getting suspended from school for selling Xanax,” mocked littlekiki the moment the cover dropped.

“I’m baffled. Not only is the subject of the cover truly tragic, the image itself is, in my opinion, bloody awful. Neither come off well and the posing is just plain weird,” said honeycombchild.

“No, this is terrible in every way. Anna [Wintour] is just pathetic, truly!” Miss Dalloway called out.

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Not Even Irina Shayk and Imaan Hammam Can Save Vogue Japan’s Tragic March Cover

Photographers Luigi & Iango have been the only thing keeping us even remotely interested in Vogue Japan lately. After a slew of unimpressive covers featuring actress Tilda Swinton and rapper Nicki Minaj, our forum members had all but written the magazine off. Thankfully, the publication has gone back to what it does best for the March 2019 issue: featuring models on the front cover. Mariacarla Boscono, Chiharu Okunugi, Irina Shayk, Natasha Poly and Imaan Hammam do glam rock for the multi-girl cover photo (Japanese Vogue‘s signature), decked out in mini dresses from Hedi Slimane’s debut Celine collection, styled by Anna Dello Russo.

Vogue Japan March 2019 : Mariacarla, Chiharu, Irina, Natasha & Imaan by Luigi & Iango


According to our forum members, however, it was a missed opportunity. “The casting couldn’t be any more random! Mariacarla is definitely the one who doesn’t belong. And Irina looks unrecognizable. Everyone’s poses look terrible in full length. And then there’s the hideous styling which succeeded in making Celine look very high street,” remarked Benn98.

“Era of Innocence but they all dressed like … that,” laughed Rigida.

“Obviously, this styling doesn’t work on grown women. What they were thinking?” mocked Lola701.

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Kendall Jenner Adds Vogue Italia to Her Long List of Magazine Cover Appearances

Whether you love her or loathe her, there’s simply no knocking Kendall Jenner’s credentials as a working model. In 2018, Kendall was a prominent fixture at the newsstand with covers for Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, American Vogue, Vogue Korea, Vogue Turkey (to name just a few) while starring in various advertising campaigns for mega brands Missoni, Dsquared2, Longchamp and Miu Miu — earning her the spot as the highest-paid model of the year. 2019 is now starting to look just as promising for Kendall as she’s already the brand ambassador for Stuart Weitzman and Roberto Cavalli and now just landed the gig every model dreams of: the cover of Vogue Italia. Photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and styled by Jacob K in Giorgio Armani, Kendall dials up the drama and pays homage to the glory days of great Italian cinema in the 60s.

Vogue Italia February 2019 : Kendall Jenner by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott


Our forum members couldn’t wait to share their thoughts. “This would be appropriate for MiLK, Pop, or one of those other hipster fashion magazines, but not Vogue — everything is sad right down to the font,” HeatherAnne said.

“I don’t hate that it’s her. I hate that the pose and whatever M&M asked of her is way out of her league. This kind of shot will rake up the requisite 2/3 million likes on her Instagram, but it doesn’t work for a HF magazine cover,” Benn98 added.

“OH. MY. GOD. This is trash,” expressed phungnam96.

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It Took Almost 17 Years for Naomi Campbell to Return to the Cover of British Vogue

A Brit supermodel on the cover of a British fashion magazine is a no-brainer…and it’s almost comical to think that it has taken over 16 years for Naomi Campbell to return to the cover of British Vogue. It’s all thanks to Edward Enninful, who finally makes the incomparable supermodel his cover girl for the magazine’s spring fashion issue, photographed by none other than Steven Meisel. Enninful himself styled the unconventional portrait shot, dressing Campbell in a look from Riccardo Tisci’s debut Burberry collection.

UK Vogue March 2019 : Naomi Campbell by Steven Meisel


Needless to say, our forum members will be racing to the newsstand for a copy. “Amazing! Must-have cover,” Chalka said.

“Shut it down QUEEN! ICONIC,” applauded Riseup.

“Genuinely stopped me in my tracks, I’ve waited since Edward’s first issue for a Naomi Cover and couldn’t be any happier. Also finally something different from Edward, it’s cool and modern but with an iconic model and team behind it. Bravo!” raved Blayne266.

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Kendall Jenner and Willow Smith Join a ‘Random’ Cast for Stuart Weitzman’s Spring 2019 Campaign

Last season, Stuart Weitzman ditched long-serving campaign photographer Mario Testino (we certainly don’t blame them) in favor of Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, who captured models Gisele Bündchen and Doutzen Kroes for Weitzman’s first-ever colored ads. The New York-based footwear label is still in the mood for change apparently, tapping Kendall Jenner, Jean Campbell, Willow Smith and Yang Mi to wear various nude-toned heels for the Spring 2019 campaign.

Stuart Weitzman S/S 2019 by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin


Our forum members weren’t here for the casting, unfortunately. “I find this ad very unappealing and bland. They look bored or half-asleep, they don’t have any chemistry, Willow looks like she was forced to do it, the shoes are invisible. Nothing works for me,” Morgane07 said.

“I don’t like this campaign and I don’t like any of the models. It looks too commercial,” voiced Perickles.

“Awful… bring Gisele, Doutzen or Kate back!” pleaded DK92.

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Vanity Fair’s 25th Annual Hollywood Issue Is Here — and It’s Refreshingly Diverse

Radhika Jones hasn’t exactly pulled out all the stops since taking over for Graydon Carter at Vanity Fair, and even covers featuring the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Williams or Natalie Portman haven’t managed to impress our discerning forum members. Jones, however, is sticking to tradition as the magazine drops its 25th annual ‘Hollywood Issue‘ for 2019. Chadwick Boseman, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Nicholas Hoult, Yalitza Aparicio, Rami Malek, Regina King, John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, Tessa Thompson and Henry Golding get the honors this year, styled by Samira Nasr and photographed by Emmanuel Lubezki, who makes for a refreshing alternative to Annie Leibovitz (especially considering last year’s unforgivable Photoshop blunder). Worth noting is that the cover features a majority people of color for the first time.

Vanity Fair March 2019 : The Hollywood Issue by Emmanuel Lubezki


Despite the diverse cover subjects, don’t expect our forum members to make a mad dash to the newsstand. “This cover is standard. Nothing feels special. All the poses seems so calculated and forced,” commented TaylorBinque.

“This looks like a bunch of extremely bored people on a film set who have been waiting hours for their call to work,” tigerrouge chimed in.

“Tiresome. Same boring, pretentious group portrait. Where are the obnoxious Photoshop bloopers?” mocked dfl-001.

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