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Zendaya’s Cover of InStyle Misses the Mark for tFS Forum Members

A favorite at the newsstand, Zendaya has covered just about every fashion magazine including Vogue, AllureW Magazine and Marie Claire. It’s no surprise that the “on fire” actress now makes an appearance on InStyle‘s first offering for 2018, following in the footsteps of Nicole Kidman, Bella Hadid and Karlie Kloss. Posing on the January cover, the 21-year-old oozes youthful radiance wearing a blue velour Chloé outfit for photographer Anthony Maule.

US InStyle January 2018 : Zendaya by Anthony Maule

IMAGE: COURTESY OF INSTYLE

Members of our forums weren’t too impressed, however. “I know Zendaya likes experimenting and all that, but this hairstyle is too much for her petite frame. Anyway, this looks more like a glorified Grazia cover to me,” commented Benn98.

“A singer/actress with very little success in either,” wrote A.D.C, clearly unimpressed by InStyle‘s choice of cover subject this month. (more…)

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Natalia Vodianova, Irina Shayk and Others Get in the Party Spirit on Vogue Italia’s December Covers

Vogue Italia delivers yet another themed issue for December, dubbed ‘The Celebration Issue.’ Photographic duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott captured a festive crew having fun at a Parisian eatery for the occasion. Cover one (below) features Natalia Vodianova tucking into a burger and fries, cover two (after the jump) catches Joan Smalls, Anja Rubik, Catherine McNeil and Jamie Bochert in their swimsuits taking a quick break in the kitchen, and cover three gives us a smiling Irina Shayk as she crawls across the dining table.

Vogue Italia December 2017 : The Celebration Issue by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

IMAGE: VOGUE.IT

Was the Italian Vogue themed issue a success with our forum members? “YEAH, THIS is Vogue Italia cover worthy!” rejoiced Bertrando3. “It’s glamorous, sensual, fashionable and a real supermodel is on the cover where she belongs.”

“Yeah, this is the VI that’s been missing the last few years. Love all the covers,” declared MyNameIs. (more…)

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Carey Mulligan and British Harper’s Bazaar Give Us the Festive Cover We’ve Been Waiting For

If there’s one thing about our forums this time of year, they absolutely crave festive magazine covers. The British edition of Harper’s Bazaar gives us exactly what we want with its beautiful January 2018 edition. Actress Carey Mulligan makes a stunning return to the cover as the title rings in 2018 on a high. Photographed by Richard Phibbs, Carey wears a white ostrich feather Saint Laurent dress in the dreamy newsstand cover (below) and looks ethereal and demure throughout the entire cover shoot.

UK Harper's Bazaar January 2018 : Carey Mulligan by Richard Phibbs

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.CO.UK

Members of our forums were in awe. “I absolutely love this – finally a festive winter cover!” rejoiced SallyAlbright.

“Beautiful cover and she’s such a great actress,” cheered mepps. (more…)

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Taylor Swift Tries on a Dark New Look for British Vogue’s January Cover

After a dazzling debut cover in December, we couldn’t wait to see what Edward Enninful had planned for the January 2018 issue of British Vogue. As expected, he pulls out all the stops for his second issue as editor-in-chief, securing Taylor Swift for the cover, photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. Taylor tries on a new look for the dark and moody cover shot, wearing a studded red leather Saint Laurent dress, a dark makeup look from Isamaya Ffrench and wet-look waves styled by Paul Hanlon.

UK Vogue January 2018 : Taylor Swift by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.UK

The question remains: did the effort meet our forum members’ high expectations? Unfortunately, no. “Trainwreck. How can you go from the December cover to this?” asked Conbothsides after seeing the cover for the first time.

“Oh, Edward… you let me down big time,” sighed kokobombon. (more…)

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Valentina Sampaio Becomes Vogue Brazil’s First Transgender Cover Girl

Vogue Brazil is known for championing home-grown talent and we half-expected to see Gisele Bündchen back on the cover as the magazine closes the door on 2017, but the publication does one better by embracing transgender beauty Valentina Sampaio. She broke down boundaries back in March by becoming the first transgender model to grace Voguecovering Vogue Paris — and she’s at it again. Photographed by Gui Paganini, the 20-year-old Brazilian native works her magic on two different covers for the December edition.

Vogue Brazil December 2017 : Valentina Sampaio by Gui Paganini

IMAGE: VOGUE.GLOBO.COM

“The first one (above) is a tad corny for my taste, but I like the second cover! It’s a great, classic, and glamorous way to end 2017. And no ‘trans’ tag in sight, which for me is a plus. Just a focus on Valentina’s beauty, that’s all,” admired forum member Benn98 upon checking out the covers.

Miss Dalloway agreed about the magazine’s cover lines, writing, “I really do enjoy a nice smile on a Vogue cover, and her hair looks great as well. The other one is so not necessary! And Benn98, I second that! Nice they didn’t need to use that tagline!” (more…)

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Gigi Hadid Wears Vogue Covers on the Cover of Vogue Germany’s January 2018 Issue

Gigi Hadid recreated Anna Wintour’s very first cover of American Vogue back in 2014 and now she’s giving us major Christy Turlington and Yasmeen Ghauri Vogue cover vibes on her first cover for 2018. Making a stunning return to Vogue Germany on the newly unveiled January issue, Gigi looks every inch the supermodel. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, she models an embellished Versace catsuit (from Donatella’s ‘Gianni Tribute’ collection for Spring 2018) adorned with vintage Vogue covers while paying homage to both Gianni and the 90s supermodels.

Vogue Germany January 2018 : Gigi Hadid by Patrick Demarchelier

IMAGE: VOGUE.DE

The majority of our forum members had nothing but praise for Gigi’s latest. “I like it, and really excited to see Versace dominate covers in 2018,” said MDNA immediately, showing the cover some love.

“WOW! I love this, a great way to start off 2018! Looks like Gigi won’t be on the slowdown for next year,” noted RanThe. (more…)

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