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Serena Williams Covers InStyle’s ‘Badass Women’ Issue for August 2018

With both Vogue and British Harper’s Bazaar giving up covers to Serena Williams this year, she’s become quite the familiar face at the newsstand. Now, for InStyle‘s August 2018 edition, who better to front the title’s inaugural ‘Badass Women Issue’ than the tennis ace? Photographed by Robbie Fimmano and styled by Julie Pelipas, Serena wears an oversized Eric Javitz hat and a halter neck dress from The Row as she stares out into the distance (foreseeing winning Wimbledon for the eighth time?) in the cover image.

US InStyle August 2018 : Serena Williams by Robbie Fimmano


The cover received mixed reviews from our forum members. “I think this is the most beautiful Serena Williams has ever been captured on a cover,” said dodencebt the second the cover came to light.

“Wow, this is really the year of Serena! If you’d have told me years ago that she’d be the one booking all these covers who normally shun women like herself, I’d not have believed it. InStyle‘s covers always look so fake, this one is no different. Way too much retouching. British Harper’s Bazaar showed her true looks (and skin!),” critiqued Benn98.

“They could have done so much better with her. Happy to see her scoring all these covers though,” Miss Dalloway added.

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Kate McKinnon’s Glamour Cover Shot Looks More Like a Passport Photo

Three months later and our forum members still can’t figure out what Samantha Barry was thinking when she introduced Glamour‘s questionable redesign with the May 2018 issue. Following in the footsteps of Melissa McCarthy and Anne Hathaway, Kate McKinnon becomes Glamour‘s latest victim as she stars on the August 2018 issue. Photographed by Miguel Reveriego and styled by Vanessa Chow, the American actress and comedian serves passport photo realness in the questionable close-up portrait.

US Glamour August 2018 : Kate McKinnon by Miguel Reveriego


Another month, another issue our forums will be passing by at the newsstand. “Besides the horrid cover, the ‘Authentic. Accessible. Relevant’ tagline has me reaching for the sick bucket,” said 333101 the moment the cover struck.

“What on earth is happening with fashion magazines!! Sigh,” added Miss Dalloway.

“It’s heartbreaking for us longtime fans. They’re doubling down on stupid in their efforts to attract fickle millennials,” replied Handbag Queen. “What a mess of a cover. All three from this new EIC have been horrid. Great hire, Glamour!”

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Kaia Gerber and Gigi Hadid in Moschino’s Fall 2018 Campaign Are Out of This World

While his Moschino collections tend to be hit or miss with fashion critics (and tFS forum members), there’s no doubt that Jeremy Scott’s advertising campaigns are always spectacular. Ever since Scott took the reins of the Italian fashion label back in 2014, he has brilliantly tapped photographer Steven Meisel to capture his vision. Every campaign is just as good as the last, with last season’s casting of Naomi Campbell (and peers) having gone down a total treat. Expanding on the theme of the Fall 2018 show, models Kaia Gerber, Gigi Hadid and Vittoria Ceretti (and no doubt a few others) are painted extraterrestrial shades of orange, yellow and aqua for the recently unveiled Fall 2018 campaign, with Meisel once again behind the lens and Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele on styling duties.

Surprisingly, the kitschy new campaign faced mixed reactions from our forum members. “My least favorite Moschino campaign by Meisel. This is so boring and uninspiring. I was expecting something a lot more creative considering the show/collection theme,” voiced guimon the moment the campaign dropped.

“Oh no, now let’s wait for Bella. Kaia’s shot is great because she actually looks like Jacky Kennedy, but Gigi?? ENOUGH OF THEM!” cried zacatecas570.

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“So underwhelming after last seasons great campaign. Kaia looks amazing though. Meisel always brings out the best in her,” bluebanter added. (more…)

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Bella Hadid’s Sun-Soaked Covers of Vogue Mexico Are Spectacular

Our forum members are notorious for their love/hate relationship with Bella Hadid. Whether she’s receiving a well-deserved cover of Harper’s Bazaar, fronting the cover of Vogue for what feels like the hundredth time, or starring in a “trashy” advertising campaign for Giuseppe Zanotti, members of our forum are always quick to share their opinion. Bella’s latest, however, seems to have won over even the haters. As documented across the model’s social media feeds (and our forums), the 21-year-old beauty took a trip to Mexico last month with photographer Chris Colls, which resulted in a spectacular array of sun-soaked covers for Mexican Vogue’s July 2018 issue.

Vogue Mexico & Latin America July 2018 : Bella Hadid by Chris


To say the covers were gorgeous would be an understatement. “Before all the ‘I’m so sick of her!!’ comments start, let me just say that this is an unequivocally beautiful image and cover. I can’t get over her face here – she’s just so gorgeous,” happycanadian immediately wrote.

“She does one thing, but she does it well. I’d probably define that ‘one thing’ as ‘looking like an exquisitely carved statue’, and it works for print,” stated tigerrouge.

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Kasia Smutnaik Stars on Vogue Poland’s Carefree Summer Covers

Despite last month’s Adwoa Aboah disaster, you have to commend Vogue Poland for at least trying something new with each cover since the inaugural issue back in March. Now five issues in, the publication counts the likes of Eva Herzigova and Natalia Vodianova as cover girls and now gives up its double July/August 2018 edition to Polish actress Kasia Smutnaik (you have to love a magazine that champions homegrown talent). Photographed by Stanislaw Boniecki and styled in Céline by Daniela Agnelli, Kasia embraces the mood of summer in the gleeful and carefree newsstand cover (below) and appears just as effortless in the black and white subscribers cover (after the jump).

Vogue Poland July/August 2018 : Kasia Smutniak by Stanislaw Boniecki


Our forums were a divided bunch once the covers dropped. “Now, this is beautiful. Totally into it,” raved Miss Dalloway.

“So pure and clean, I love it,” added Nomar.

“Way too plain and white for a Vogue cover. Loathe saying this, but where’s the fashion?” asked an unimpressed Benn98.

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Luna Bijl Electrifies on Vogue Korea’s High-Voltage July Covers

Following a cinematic Grace Elizabeth cover last month, Vogue Korea is slaying the game lately, while model Luna Bijl, favorite of the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Emmanuelle Alt and our very own forum members, continues to propel her career to new heights. The two coming together should be nothing short of extraordinary, right? It sure is, as the Dutch beauty graces two electrifying July 2018 covers, serving high-voltage glam (just like her Vogue Russia debut back in March) photographed by Hyea W. Kang.

Vogue Korea July 2018 : Luna Bijl by Hyea W. Kang


Our forum members loved the outcome. “It’s a fact. [Emmanuelle] Alt discovered a star. Luna has been in a non-stopping Vogue cover ride since her VP debut two years ago. On this one, kudos to the graphic designers for the layout, feels fresh,” wrote Legolas.

“I can agree with that, Alt really launched her career. These covers are bold and fun,” Miss Dalloway echoed.

Vogue Korea’s on a roll. Another striking cover. Luna looks fantastic!” mathiaskatz said.

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