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At 85, Joan Collins Proves ‘Divas Are Forever’ on the Cover of Tatler for May 2019

We’ve been keeping a watchful eye over Tatler ever since Richard Dennen took over the British fashion, lifestyle and society magazine back in 2018. He kickstarted his tenure with an elegant Nicole Kidman cover and 10 months later, he’s keeping up the good work. Proving age is just a number, the May 2019 cover features 85-year-old Joan Collins, who last appeared on the magazine in 1983. The legendary actress was photographed by Luc Braquet and styled by Sophie Pera in an array of diamonds and feathers for the glam cover shot.

Tatler May 2019 : Joan Collins by Luc Braquet

IMAGE: TATLER.CO.UK

Safe to say our forum members were fans of the outcome. “All hail the queen of camp! I would’ve liked this on principle alone, that it’s such a stunning shot makes it even better. Plus it’s historical in a sense that she’s not wearing a wig! Truly a W Magazine-level portrait cover, and perhaps the strongest under the new EIC after Nicole Kidman. I’ll get it despite all those eye-rolling Meghan cover lines,” remarked Benn98.

“No doubt Edward will be sure to monopolize headlines if the next issue of British Vogue goes out on a limb to ‘celebrate’ age. Here, we just have Joan Collins on the front of a magazine where it makes sense to see her, and her age isn’t really an issue,” appreciated tigerrouge.

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Penélope Cruz Slays on Two Gorgeous Covers for Vogue Spain’s April 2019 Issue

Vogue Spain just hasn’t been quite hitting the spot for us lately, having insisted on churning out a slew of lackluster covers. The magazine must’ve heard our cries for something spectacular, because they brought our the big guns for April 2019. None other than Penélope Cruz (a firm forum favorite) is guest-editor of the entire issue. No stranger to the Spanish fashion bible and in true celebratory fashion, Cruz appears on not one but two wonderful covers this month. Cover one (below) captures the actress in a demure, regal and ladylike manner, shot by Peter Lindbergh wearing a vintage Chanel suit. Cover two (after the jump) is quintessential Penelope, dialing up the glam and striking a pose decked out in Versace before the lens of photographic duo Luigi & Iango.

Vogue España April 2019 : Penélope Cruz by Peter Lindbergh & Luigi & Iango

IMAGE: VOGUE.ES

Lindbergh’s cover (above) was the first to surface. “I love it! Every time they put Penélope on the cover it’s sublime!” raved jorgepalomo.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Vogue España get it right like this. She looks like royalty,” admired tigerrouge.

“This is one of Peter Lindbergh’s best portraits. Very cinematic, and Penelope looks stunning. She looks like a beautiful woman in her 40s, which is what she is. Bravo to Peter, and his unrelenting battle against the tyranny of Photoshop,” mepps appreciated.

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Discussion soon moved onto Luigi & Iango’s cover (below). “Oh wow, I’m actually mad about the second cover! And that Versace dress looks stunning on her. I’ve always believed Penélope to be more of a Versace than Chanel woman,” voiced Benn98.

“Holy smoke! The second cover is hot. I live for it. She fits Versace so much better than Chanel,” agreed TaylorBinque.

“The second cover is a typical Penélope look that can’t go wrong – slay!”

Marsnoop2 couldn’t have agreed more, writing, “OMG that second cover is fantastic, that dress looks stunning on her!”

Vogue España April 2019 : Penélope Cruz by Peter Lindbergh & Luigi & Iango

IMAGE: VOGUE.ES

Check out the digital cover (which is equally as jaw-dropping) and await the contents of the issue here.

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Gemma Chan Looks Elegant and Chic on Allure’s April Cover

Here at theFashionSpot, we’re huge advocates for diversity and it’s becoming apparent that our favorite glossies are finally catching on. One of last year’s most diverse magazines, Allure has recently featured the likes of Angela Bassett and Rihanna as cover girls, along with a trio of Asian beauties back in June 2018. Now, the beauty publication taps actress Gemma Chan for the cover of the April 2019 issue, captured by photographer Paola Kudacki,

Allure April 2019 : Gemma Chan by Paola Kudacki

IMAGE: ALLURE.COM

What more could we ask for? “It’s refreshing to see an Asian woman on a major magazine cover. It’s very elegant and chic,” said tFS forum member GivenchyHomme the moment the cover struck.

“I love this cover, it makes me smile and feel good. I am visually invested in the fashion, the image and ultimately the cover star: gorgeous!” Bertrando3 added.

[Piece Of Me] agreed: “Delighted to see Gemma Chan landing such a big cover. She looks stunning.”

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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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