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The Ladies of ‘Big Little Lies’ Play 60s Housewives for InStyle’s June 2019 Covers

You’ve been hiding under a rock if you don’t already know that Big Little Lies will soon be back on our TV screens and to celebrate Laura Brown tapped the ladies of the hit HBO show for InStyle‘s latest. Going the extra mile, Brown opted to produce a total of five covers for the title’s June 2019 offering with Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley each playing a 60s housewife before the lens of photographer Pamela Hanson.

US InStyle June 2019 : The Cast of Big Little Lies by Pamela Hanson

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The covers immediately caught the attention of our forum members. “While the execution isn’t always great, Laura’s InStyle and its cover stars are culturally relevant and often unexpected. Getting all five women from Big Little Lies before season two premieres is a big coup for the magazine. Also, Zoë’s cover is gorgeous and definitely my favorite,” commented dodencebt.

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“Color me impressed! I’ve never watched the show, but I am familiar with each actress. These are great covers!” praised Velasco.

InStyle is probably the most finger-on-the-pulse monthly American fashion magazine along with ELLE. All your favourites timed perfectly and executed in a fresh, unpretentious way and this month is a prime example,” applauded magsaddict.

US InStyle June 2019 : The Cast of Big Little Lies by Pamela Hanson

IMAGE: INSTYLE.COM

Also impressed was forum member dfl-001: “If you’re going to do multi-covers, this is how to do it. The styling is consistent and doesn’t overwhelm anyone.”

“To me this is exactly what monthly magazines should be doing. Creating events and unexpected covers that make you want to go to the shops to buy. I genuinely think Laura is the best in the business,” 8eight proclaimed.

Favorites soon began to emerge. “This was wonderfully executed. Laura…wow! She looks like she’s having the best sex life ever from that cover! Which plays so well with her character on the show,” raved Breathless.

“Despite being the most difficult to photograph, Shailene is the winner here! Along with Laura. Their covers are just flawless,” declared Benn98.

“In love with Laura’s cover. It’s the epitome of nonchalant HBIC. Zoë’s cover is also gorgeous,” said Ken Doll Jenner.

US InStyle June 2019 : The Cast of Big Little Lies by Pamela Hanson

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Which cover do you prefer? Share your thoughts on InStyle‘s latest here.

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Rebecca Leigh Longendyke and WSJ. Magazine Deliver a Breathtaking May 2019 Cover

We’ve been devotees of everything WSJ. Magazine since as far back as we can remember. Last year alone the title managed to bag Oprah Winfrey, Gisele Bündchen, Gwyneth Paltrow and gave us a supermodel extravaganza for September. So it should come as no surprise that the magazine is blowing us away for May. Transporting us to New Zealand, WSJ. Magazine enlisted model Rebecca Leigh Longendyke, photographer Lachlan Bailey and stylist Anastasia Barbieri for the occasion. Showcasing the majestic scenery of South Island in the captivating cover shot, Rebecca sits perched in a chunky knit sweater taking in the jaw-dropping view.

WSJ Magazine May 2019 : Rebecca Leigh Longendyke by Lachlan Bailey

IMAGE: WSJMAGAZINE.COM

“Stunning! WSJ. Magazine is doing better than Vogue Paris… with the same photographers,” called out jorgepalomo.

“Sublime is the word I was searching for upon seeing this. How beautiful,” admired Miss Dalloway.

“Just beautiful, I won’t even complain about her looking away from the camera because it just works on this unconventional but engrossing cover. Thank goodness for Barbieri!” praised Fiercification.

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“What a gorgeous cover, I always love it when they incorporate landscapes or architecture into them,” raved dodencebt.

Sharing the same sentiments was dfl-001: “I take so much artistic inspiration from nature and natural beauty, so the wide vista with mountains in the background and the meadow with smaller human figure is quite beautiful.”

Mikel was quick to describe the cover as “breathtaking” and we couldn’t agree more.

See the cover story in all its glory and join the conversation here.

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Céline Dion Plays Peekaboo in Valentino on ELLE’s Disappointing June 2019 Cover

Nina Garcia has been killing it with ELLE‘s cover stars of late, calling upon the likes of Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid for recent issues of the magazine and at this rate, whatever the competition can do, Nina can do far better. ELLE‘s latest features living legend Céline Dion for June 2019. Photographed by Tom Munro with Charles Varenne on styling duties, L’Oréal Paris’ new brand ambassador wears a showstopping Valentino creation in the cover shot proving more is always better.

US Elle June 2019 : Celine Dion by Tom Munro

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For our forum members, however, the cover was a total flop. “Tom Munro is so much better than this and why does she look like Nina Garcia?” asked mepps.

“As pretentious as her sudden fashion enlightenment,” added Srdjan.

“I’m disappointed. She is trying to build a high-fashion image and she let Nina do this to her? This is plain and basic, too American-oriented, there is nothing here, hiding the face doesn’t make you look like a mysterious couture lady,” declared an underwhelmed ghostwriter10549.

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Also left shaking their head was dfl-001: “Who is asking for this?! How many people in the industry were pining for a sudden Céline resurgence? The magazine industry is faltering not from lack of interest or ad revenue moving online. It’s because they got boring as hell.”

“That cover doesn’t do her justice at all… a plain and basic US ELLE cover. If I saw this on newsstands, nothing in that cover would intrigue me to buy it,” proclaimed slayage.

“It’s a striking shot, but it doesn’t work as a cover. One could hardly identify her with all that fabric covering half her face. Major kudos for such an unexpected cover subject, though,” reasoned Ken Doll Jenner.

Did Céline deserve better? Check out the accompanying shoot and share your thoughts here.

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Sasha Pivovarova Gives Us All the Summer Feels on Vogue Greece’s May 2019 Covers

It was only last month that we saw the highly-anticipated relaunch of Vogue Greece and our forums had nothing but praise for its pair of spectacular Bella Hadid covers. The Greek title continues to hit all the right notes with a set of Sasha Pivovarova covers for May 2019. A firm forum favorite, Sasha didn’t have to do much to win us over. Giving us all the summer feels in the two cover images, the first cover (below) pictures the Russian beauty looking beautiful and effortless on the sand dunes before the lens of Alique, while cover two sees Daniela Agnelli’s styling amped up with Sasha’s incredible bone structure doing all the talking.

Vogue Greece May 2019 : Sasha Pivovarova by Alique

IMAGE: VOGUE.GR

Once again, members of our forums were impressed with the mag’s efforts. “That first cover is the most gorgeous I’ve seen Sasha. I’m smitten,” confessed Style Savvy.

“That first shot… Vogue Greece you look so good right now,” stated an equally impressed FashionMuseDior.

“Amazing first cover! So simple and yet, so striking! That’s what people need!” Lola701 declared.

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“Wowwwww I love this! Everything Sasha’s done since her comeback has fallen totally flat with me, but I absolutely love her here. What a perfect summer cover — and great for Alique to get such a big booking!” applauded forum member 333101.

Sharing the same level of enthusiasm was EstefaniaAbaddon: “Vogue Greece is killing it, seriously, they were able to distance themselves from the indie vibe of the new wave of Vogues.”

“Stunning! Fine, fresh, fierce! Take us back to 2005!” proclaimed khyrk.

Aracic agreed, raving, “Oh my god, yes!!! Please keep it up Greece! Sasha looks gorgeous, I’m so happy to see her.”

Vogue Greece May 2019 : Sasha Pivovarova by Alique

IMAGE: VOGUE.GR

Fancy showing the second cover some love? See more from the issue and share your thoughts here.

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Nicole Kidman’s Vanity Fair Cover Gets Mixed Reviews

It’s safe to assume we’re not the biggest advocates of Vanity Fair under Radhika Jones. She kick-started her tenure with Jennifer Lawrence back in 2018 and only managed to capture our attention with the title’s annual Hollywood issue. After an uneventful Beto O’Rourke offering last month, Vanity Fair is back doing what it does best. The mag profiles none other than Nicole Kidman for May 2019 serving us major retro glam. Photographed by Collier Schorr and styled by Samira Nasr, the actress sports a slicked-back hairstyle and a statement lip, both perfectly complemented by a Prada dress and diamonds from Chopard and Tiffany & Co.

Vanity Fair May 2019 : Nicole Kidman by Collier Schorr

IMAGE: VANITYFAIR.COM

In the eyes of some of our forum members, however, the cover was another setback for Vanity Fair. “It’s something about the hair that ruins it,” said mikel the second the cover dropped.

“Man, it really bugs me how often they ruin Nicole on covers these days, especially since she is so incredibly photogenic!” added Miss Dalloway.

“Looking bloated, did she do something again or is it Photoshop?” asked Nymphaea.

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“Her face looks bloated as hell. Not sure if it’s Photoshop or fillers. Terrible picture of a beautiful woman,” mepps declared.

Also unable to give praise was Benn98: “The Photoshopping is criminal and overall the cover just leaves me cold.”

“I can appreciate them trying something different, but this misses the mark for me,” admitted lelaid.

“Half of her face looks beautiful, half looks oddly Photoshopped and bloated. I do like the color scheme, especially for a May issue it feels a bit different and I think the colors will pop on newsstands,” reasoned KINGofVERSAILLES.

In the same frame of mind was vogue28: “A vast improvement from recent Vanity Fair covers and I am all for seeing Nicole Kidman. I do like how old-school the cover feels, the muted red background teamed with the white fonts and the retro-glam styling…”

See Nicole’s accompanying cover feature and join the conversation here.

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Rihanna Gives Vogue Australia Its Best Cover in Ages

Magazines don’t have to do much to impress our forums. Just give us Rihanna and we’re sold. The global superstar has an extremely impressive track record on some of our favorite fashion glossies, including Allure, British Vogue, American Vogue, British ELLE — the list is endless.

You may find it hard to believe that Vogue Australia’s never had the pleasure, but the 11-time Vogue cover girl is finally making her long-awaited debut on the Aussie fashion bible for May 2019 (better late than never, right?). Photographed by Josh Olins and styled by Christine Centenera, Rihanna gives us a sublime cover image wearing an eclectic mix of Savage x Fenty (obvs) and Raf Simons.

Vogue Australia May 2019 : Rihanna by Josh Olins

IMAGE: VOGUE.COM.AU

Needless to say, our forum members were immediate fans. “I think this is the first good thing that I’ve seen from Vogue Australia,” declared Perickles.

“Finally on Vogue Australia! And it slays, no shock,” chimed in SpeakThatJDunn.

“Love it! I love the pose, I love the styling, the attitude and most positive of all — this is Vogue Australia’s best cover in a long time,” applauded dodencebt.

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“This is the best cover from Vogue Australia since December. Exquisite and interesting to look at. Rihanna is really on a roll,” echoed slayage.

Miss Dalloway liked what she saw, too, commenting, “Love the cover, so striking. Vogue Australia is a real contender, I like how they take such image famous women and push them a bit without having them lose their essence. Centenera is doing great styling on these jobs, I love it here.”

“I like when Vogue Australia uses vibrant colors like this. Rihanna looks stunning, very cool styling. Their best cover in AGES,” raved HeatherAnne.

Check out some previews of Rihanna’s shoot and join the conversation here.