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The Kardashian-Jenner Sisters’ Second Calvin Klein Underwear Campaign Is Just as Bad as the First

There are just some things we can’t avoid and the Kardashian-Jenner sisters’ affiliation with Calvin Klein is one of them. Our forums genuinely thought last season‘s campaign was a joke and the ultimate all-American label drives the dagger even deeper by casting the five siblings once again for Fall 2018. Ditching the whole barn concept and venturing out into the great outdoors, Willy Vanderperre photographed Kim Kardashian, a pregnant Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner for CK’s new underwear campaign and forum members were not having it.

“Well, it seems their Madame Tussauds wax figures needed some fresh air. Hope they don’t melt in the sun. Or maybe I do…” joked mikel the moment the campaign dropped.

“Again?!” simply asked a dumbfounded dodencebt.

Anlabe32 felt the same way, commenting: “Can’t believe CK/Vanderperre would sink that low for the second time.”

“They look too disconnected and awkward,” Perickles pointed out.

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“I officially don’t know who’s who anymore! Really surprised Raf cosigned this to the extent of getting the Ambien in live form to shoot them. Campaign looks a mess, I’m guessing they were all Photoshopped together?” Benn98 questioned.

“This shot looks Photoshopped indeed,” echoed Zposen. “It’s sad that only Kendall and Kourtney look ‘human’… the other three just look too plastic for my liking especially for a brand like Calvin Klein.”

“What’s the point in booking a ‘family’ if you can’t get them to appear in the same place at the same time?” wondered tigerrouge.

“The funniest thing is they were actually shot together. The wonders of bad retouching,” stated Melancholybaby.

“Wow, CK campaign shot by CGI team. It’s bad when you actually get them all at the same shoot yet you Photoshop the hell out of it to make it look like they are placed together by a digital program,” slammed an unforgiving TaylorBinque.

Probably best to go with someone else next season CK. Share your thoughts by joining the conversation here.

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Rihanna Makes History as the First Black Woman to Star on British Vogue’s September Issue

Our forums have been rife with speculation about who would turn up on British Vogue‘s all-important September 2018 issue. Edward Enninful‘s been making a splash ever since he took over from Alexandra Shulman last year by giving us bold and diverse covers and now 10 months into his tenure, he chooses Rihanna to front the mag’s September edition (marking the first time a woman of color received the honor). Photographed by Nick Knight (whose last cover was back in 2012) and styled by Enninful, the Barbadian beauty sports a quirky makeup look in the portrait newsstand cover image (below) and wears a head full of exotic flowers for the subscriber’s cover.

UK Vogue September 2018 : Rihanna by Nick Knight


What’s not to love? “I’m into anything that will pop on the newsstand and this definitely will!” raved Lucien112 the second the cover surfaced.

MissLimaVzla felt exactly the same way: “I am living for this, honestly. This is the kind of cover that will catch everyone’s attention on the newsstands.”

“You honestly cannot be mad at this cover. I love it! Rihanna just knows how to work the camera and deliver stunning content,” praised callalills.

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“This woman is really on a whole different level, incredible,” applauded Marc10.

RanThe also seemed pretty impressed with the outcome: “STUNNING! MARVELOUS! ICON! I love it, I’ll be buying several copies and spend way too much money on them in America!!”

“I love E V E R Y T H I N G about this,” commented Fashionswagger.

“Rihanna by Nick Knight evoking late aughts Galliano realness, how can I be mad at that,” declared dodencebt.

“Epic!! A round of kudos to everyone involved!” proclaimed Velasco.

UK Vogue September 2018 : Rihanna by Nick Knight


Await the contents of the issue and have your say by dropping us a comment here.

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77-Year-Old Faye Dunaway Stars in Gucci’s New Handbag Campaign

You have to hand it to Alessandro Michele. Since taking the reins at Gucci back in 2015, he’s managed to reinvigorate the brand and increase sales. In addition to his coveted collections, the designer has also upped the iconic Italian fashion house’s game when it comes to advertising campaigns. Following a series of images for Spring 2018 that were everything fashion dreams are made of, Michele tapped none other than Faye Dunaway for Gucci’s Sylvie handbag campaign. Photographed by Petra Collins, the 77-year-old Hollywood legend is joined by French actress and singer Soko with the duo playing the role of mother and daughter in Beverly Hills living the high life clad in head-to-toe Gucci, of course.

Gucci 'Sylvie' Handbags F/W 2018.19 : Faye Dunaway & SoKo by Petra Collins


Members of our forums reacted to Gucci’s latest campaign immediately. “LOL, this is cute. So bad it’s good! And it’s actually one of the less obnoxious Gucci campaigns, Faye looks amazing in all the ensembles. I do however wish Charlotte Wales shot this. Petra is so overrated,” confessed Benn98.

“I like the shot in the car. The rest look too candid,” mikel chimed in.

“I love this. It looks like a Sofia Coppola movie,” raved Perickles.

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But the campaign wasn’t to everyone’s taste. “Shocked that she got this campaign, she became the Katherine Heigl of her generation after that awful Joan Crawford film and she doesn’t seem to me like an iconic personality despite her role in Bonnie and Clyde. I guess Alessandro liked Network?” quipped YohjiAddict.

“Faye Dunaway is a legend, and anyone who compares her to Katherine Heigl knows NOTHING about cinema. End of. This campaign is silly, like so much of what Gucci does,” mepps fired back.

Urban Stylin was quick to declare the images “fabulous” and we couldn’t agree more.

Gucci 'Sylvie' Handbags F/W 2018.19 : Faye Dunaway & SoKo by Petra Collins


Gucci 'Sylvie' Handbags F/W 2018.19 : Faye Dunaway & SoKo by Petra Collins


Are you a fan? See more from Gucci’s new advertising campaign and sound off here.

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Madonna’s Pair of Vogue Italia Covers for August Are Nothing New

We’ve been in suspense ever since our forums got wind that Madonna was shooting a cover for Vogue Italia. Now the mag has finally released said cover as the legend appears on the Italian fashion bible 18 months after her last appearance. The team made no attempt to hide the fact the music icon was shooting for the magazine, either, documenting the experience on social media. In true Madonna fashion, she’s decked out in various looks from Saint Laurent for the two cover images shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Italian Vogue‘s August 2018 issue.

Vogue Italia August 2018 : Madonna by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott


But the covers failed to excite our forum members. “As we predicted in the Cover Rumor Thread Madonna dressed in black lace, lots of jewelry, chains and a hat. If someone held a gun to my head I’d pick the grass cover, but there is nothing to see here really,” declared dodencebt.

“I’m trying to visualize the situation where this eyesore lands on the editor’s desk. What do they do if they hate it? Do they dismiss it or they just don’t simply because it’s Madonna? This is terrible, both covers,” proclaimed Royal-Galliano.

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“Does she sell in Italy? Did her last feature do that well? Aside from her longtime fans, who are they targeting here? Who is Vogue Italia’s reader? I have so many questions. I find these covers alienating and irrelevant,” noted GivenchyHomme.

“I just don’t think they really put much effort into it. I feel like I’ve seen Madonna like this a million times before, but it could definitely just be down to Madonna herself wanting to look this way,” Elite13 added.

“Not interested, same boring shoot from Madonna, this time for a magazine that should know better,” agreed YohjiAddict.

“Most celebs have better IG photos than this. I’d rather go browse the European vacation of a VS model TBH. They seem to be able to create more memorable aspirational photos than this on the fly,” ranted an unimpressed A.D.C.

Vogue Italia August 2018 : Madonna by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott


Care to see more? Check out some previews of Madonna’s cover shoot and join the debate here.

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Katy Perry’s Hair Almost Ruins a Perfectly Good Cover of Vogue Australia

What’s going on down under at Vogue Australia? The magazine’s been serving up some questionable covers of late, having doused Rebel Wilson in a mountain of fabric and styled Gigi Hadid in ridiculous fashion last month. At least the styling is turned all the way down on the Aussie fashion bible’s August 2018 cover thanks to Christine Centenera. Making her debut on Vogue Australia (and landing her fourth Vogue cover) is Katy Perry wearing a floral embellished Saint Laurent dress in the Emma Summerton-shot cover image.

Vogue Australia August 2018 : Katy Perry by Emma Summerton


From the get-go members of our forums weren’t feeling the cover. “All her Vogue covers are a nonevent, what a waste of her beauty, but of course she needs to end this era and get rid of that hairdo ASAP,” stated MDNA.

“I’m all for artificial wigs, when the real hair is that bad,” exclaimed tigerrouge.

“Agreed, they should’ve used a wigged image for the cover,” replied russianelf.

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In agreement over how questionable the cover turned out was forum member zzzyao76, who described the cover as “tragic.”

“Tragic. Vogue Australia is dying,” proclaimed MON.

Benn98 was quick to add: “I wish Vogue Australia would stop using Emma Summerton. How different does this edit look from her ones with Amanda Seyfried or Selena Gomez? All her recent work for this magazine is just so mediocre.”

“Better than all her other Vogue covers combined,” reasoned Scotty.

“Agreed. It’s not bad, but still Katy Perry…” confirmed ghostwriter10549.

Are you into it? See more from Katy’s cover shoot and join the conversation here.

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Hailey Baldwin Wears Burberry Overload on Vogue Japan’s Shockingly Bad September Cover

Hailey Baldwin might not be our first choice for a September cover, but here she is on the newest issue of Vogue Japan. Following in the footsteps of her BBFs Bella, Gigi and Kendall, the American beauty was photographed by Luca & Alessandro Morelli and styled by Anna Dello Russo in head-to-toe Burberry (if we need even mention), sporting a mane of blonde hair.

Vogue Japan September 2018 : Hailey Baldwin by Luca & Alessandro Morelli


The cover was sure to generate buzz in our forums. “Atrocious styling and she looks nothing like herself here. What’s the point in her? She can’t model,” wrote Valentine27.

“It’s like a Kim K and Donatella [Versace] mix-up. Terrible. And do they really need that amount of text on the cover?” asked EstefaniaAbaddon.

“Mediocre model photographed by mediocre photographers,” snarled fluxxx.

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