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Devon Aoki Is the Face of Moschino’s New Toy 2 Fragrance

One thing about Jeremy Scott is that he sure knows how to put out stellar advertising campaigns for Moschino. Our forums have admired Scott’s campaigns for years, with many thanks to legendary lensman Steven Meisel who effortlessly elevates Moschino’s collections like no other. Take, for example, this season’s current campaign, which pictures the likes of Kaia Gerber and Gigi Hadid as fashion-forward aliens who have landed from another planet, right into Meisel’s studio.

Per our forum’s recommendation, Jeremy ditches Giampaolo Sgura, who fronted his last disappointing fragrance campaign, and brings Meisel and Devon Aoki on board for the new scent, Toy 2. In the campaign, Aoki cradles an oversized version of the bear-shaped bottle in the black and white image, complete with styling from Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele.

Of course, the campaign was an instant success with our forum members. “This casting is legendary. Devon never bores,” said youarearockstar.

“Devon fits this really well,” echoed June.

“Does Devon age? She still looks the same as she did in the Nineties!” forum member 333101 added.

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Rihanna Stars on Two Gorgeous Covers of Allure for October

Like it or not, Rihanna is newsstand gold and whether she’s making history on British Vogue, basking in the summer sun on American Vogue or going blonde for Harper’s Bazaar, she delivers the goods each and every time. Therefore, we cannot blame Allure for making the Barbadian songstress its cover girl for October 2018. The beauty-focused publication has been doing pretty well recently, with triumphant covers featuring Bella Hadid and Lily James. The magazine’s latest is also a winner, featuring Rihanna looking effortlessly beautiful and at ease on two covers photographed byNadine Ijewere.

Allure October 2018 : Rihanna by Nadine Ijewere


Our forum members were immediately captivated. “What a beautiful and attractive cover for a beauty magazine. I mean… the colors,” said jeffandtheworld.

“It’s a lovely picture, I love the colors. Although she may be overexposed, she’s a chameleon so I don’t mind it too much. Her covers this year have all been quite different. It’s a nice change to see her on a cover with a big smile,” favored Morgane07.

“Two good covers in a row. What changed at Allure to suddenly decide they want to do good covers now?” asked SLFC.

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Nicole Kidman Is Barely Recognizable on Marie Claire’s October Cover

After undergoing a makeover, Marie Claire is back on our radar with several gorgeous covers in recent months featuring the likes of Zendaya, Amy Adams and Emily Ratajkowski. In a bold effort to overhaul its image, the American fashion glossy is pulling out all the stops, landing Nicole Kidman as its cover star for October 2018. We’ve called out our fair share of Photoshop blunders over the years, but Marie Claire‘s latest takes the cake. Photographed by Thomas Whiteside, styled by Joseph Errico and drowning in an overload of red (from Nicole’s hair to the studio backdrop), the Aussie actress is barely recognizable in her latest cover appearance.

US Marie Claire October 2018 : Nicole Kidman by Thomas Whiteside


Our forum members were speechless — almost. “Who’s that?” asked KissMiss the minute the cover came to light.

“That’s like someone paying a camgirl to be Nicole Kidman,” snarked tigerrouge.

“I literally busted out laughing at first look. That… is… hysterical…,” said dfl-001.

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Anna Ewers Lands Her Fifth Cover of Vogue Germany

Anna Ewers and Vogue Germany go together like Kate Moss and British Vogue. It’s a relationship that keeps on blossoming and the German native, who already has four cover appearances for the magazine under her belt, adds a fifth for October 2018. After a rather dull and uneventful offering for September, we were expecting some glitz and glam this month; instead, we get yet another tepid gray backdrop and not much else. Even Ewers looks bored with the cover as she sits on a stool wearing Ralph Lauren for photographer Giampaolo Sgura.

Vogue Germany October 2018 : Anna Ewers by Giampaolo Sgura


Members of our forums were divided on the cover. “Her again?! The casual styling isn’t doing her much favors, too basic,” remarked Nymphaea the moment the cover dropped.

“Doesn’t even look like a cover! Can’t believe [stylist Christiane Arp] would run with this. The styling is bad as can be expected from a Vogue Germany cover, but the art direction and image? It looks like an outtake from The Edit’s weekly features,” said Benn98.

“So it’s official? Magazines aren’t even trying anymore, this cover ain’t worth the paper it’s printed on!” slammed Miss Dalloway.

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Zoe Kravitz Goes Unretouched on the October Cover of Harper’s Bazaar

After last month’s bizarre September cover, Harper’s Bazaar has a whole lot of making up to do and this month’s choice of cover subject is a great way to start. The lovely Zoe Kravitz makes her Bazaar debut on the October 2018 issue, photographed by Camilla Akrans and styled by Patrick Mackie. No stranger to fashion magazines, having already covered the likes of Allure, InStyle, British Vogue and US ELLE, the actress and Saint Laurent brand ambassador goes completely unretouched throughout the cover shoot.

US Harper's Bazaar October 2018 : Zoe Kravitz by Camilla Akrans


Despite Bazaar’s attempts at something different, our forums weren’t here for the outcome. “I would probably like this if it was a little more zoomed out, but I think her expression is a little too squinty here — she’s very beautiful regardless and it’s good they’re going for a new cover star,” wrote 333101.

“Refreshing choice for them, but wow, they couldn’t zoom the shot out more? She’s got such defined cheekbones and jawlines, yet it’s nearly invisible here. Don’t get me started on the hair. Complete miss for me, I’m afraid,” Benn98 said.

“At least it’s better than September,” added jorgepalomo.

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90-Year-Old Agnès Varda Stars on the Cover of Interview Magazine’s Relaunch Issue

Interview magazine is no longer. Scratch that. The legendary publication has decided not to shut down as reported back in May and the newly unveiled relaunch issue is already available on newsstands now. To mark the occasion, the new team welcomes Agnès Varda — Andy Warhol’s very first cover star for the inaugural issue of the magazine back in 1969 — onto the retro September 2018 cover. Now 49 years later, the 90-year-old film director was photographed by Collier Schorr and styled by Mel Ottenberg wearing a bold Dries van Noten number.

Interview September 2018 : Agnès Varda by Collier Schorr


Unfortunately, our forum members weren’t pining for the magazine’s comeback. “Stinks to high heaven! As for the actual cover, looks very vintage. Nondescript, if you ask me. And I’m guessing the choice to give the cover to Agnès over Hari [Nef] was a strategic one. Who would pester Agnès, who probably doesn’t even know about the entire affair, about her involvement with this mess?” voiced Benn98.

“I love Agnès. She’s a great artist and living legend. She’s better than this Frankenstein magazine and Collier Schorr. I’m still not buying it, and I doubt many others will either,” mepps added.

“Sometimes it is better to stop everything and let people have good memories… I was done with Interview the moment Fabien [Baron], Karl [Templer] and Ludivine [Poiblanc] left it,” wrote GivenchyAddict.

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