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Natalie Portman Shines on a Set of ‘Flawless’ British Harper’s Bazaar September Covers

Brand ambassadors are out in full force for September. Kristen Stewart is doing her thing for Chanel on Vanity Fair and now Natalie Portman is promoting all things Christian Dior on British Harper’s Bazaar. We’ve come to admire the magazine a great deal over recent months and following an unexpected model cover last month, British Bazaar‘s most important offering of the year doesn’t fall short. Natalie’s September 2019 cover appearance marks a first for the Hollywood actress (despite numerous covers for the American edition) captured by Pamela Hanson at Villa Carlotta in Los Angeles.

UK Harper’s Bazaar September 2019 : Natalie Portman by Pamela Hanson


The issue was a hit with the majority of our forum members. “It almost feels like a Richard Avedon 80s Vogue cover. I like it,” approved mikel.

“Red lipstick on a beautiful woman is a classic recipe, but also it feels like a direct reproduction of her Rouge Dior ads. There’s probably a Dior makeup ad on the back page or somewhere inside where she looks exactly the same. That said — still beautiful, still buying,” shared tigerrouge.

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“You’ll never hear me complaining over the sight of a gorgeous Natalie Portman on the cover of a fashion magazine, looking radiant and poised on a straightforward and glamorous September cover. I am all for the close-up shot, the warm coloring, the makeup and red Bazaar masthead,” said vogue28.

“Very classic but beautiful. In times when so many magazines seem to be trying too hard, I love something a bit understated,” appreciated KateTheGreatest.

“She looks flawless on both covers,” praised burbuja8910.

“This is just incredibly beautiful. Her face is one in a million. Nothing reinventing the wheel about this cover, but who cares when the wheel looks as glorious as this?” raved happycanadian.

UK Harper’s Bazaar September 2019 : Natalie Portman by Pamela Hanson


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Kristen Stewart Is Pretty in Pink on Vanity Fair’s September 2019 Cover

We’re over halfway through 2019 and Kristen Stewart’s only notable presence down at the newsstand has been for Vogue Korea — until now. Vanity Fair, a magazine which hasn’t exactly had the best reception on our forums over recent months, attempts to regain our affections by making the Charlie’s Angels actress its cover star for September 2019. Shot by Alasdair McLellan, it was only natural for Samira Nasr to style Kristen in a ruffled white blouse and pink tweed jacket from Chanel’s Fall 2019 collection for the cover (seeing as how Kristen’s been a brand ambassador for the French fashion house since 2012).

Vanity Fair September 2019 : Kristen Stewart by Alasdair McLellan


For the majority of our forum members, the cover was a nonevent. “She looks pretty, but the styling is overpowering her way too much for my liking,” said kokobombon after checking out the cover.

“All I see is a Harper’s Bazaar U.S. reject cover,” pointed out MON.

“She’s beautiful, but the cover could look better. Not saying this is no good, but I feel like this magazine lost its focus on fashion,” critiqued biagiolr.

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“The new fashion director isn’t good — that’s the problem,” replied caioherrero.

Also not jumping for joy over the sight of the cover was dodencebt: “The unbuttoned jacket makes her look four times bigger than she really is and it’s all I can see now. Plus the outfit is super unattractive. But neck up, gorgeous.”

Forum member mepps felt the same way. “Love her, but I’m not feeling the image or the styling. Both she and Alasdair can do better than this.”

“I love it. Happy to see Kristen back in the spotlight,” praised jorgepalomo.

“Always a pleasure to see her. Not a huge fan of the cover in general, but it’s eye-pleasing,” reasoned fluxxx.

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Stephanie Seymour and Claudia Schiffer Show Plenty of Skin on Vogue Italia’s August 2019 Covers

We half-expected to see Stephanie Seymour starring in Versace’s Fall 2019 advertising campaign after her spectacular runway comeback during Milan Fashion Week. But it’s Vogue Italia supplying our Seymour fix by gifting us not one but two August 2019 covers featuring the ultimate 90s bombshell. We were also treated to a pair of Claudia Schiffer covers. Both beauties stripped down to the bare minimum wearing a selection of pieces from Saint Laurent’s Fall 2019 collection (picked by Vanessa Reid) for the Collier Schorr-shot covers.

Vogue Italia August 2019 : Stephanie Seymour & Claudia Schiffer by Collier Schorr


But the covers didn’t win over our forum members. “It is too painful to see what has happened to this magazine,” said dodencebt.

“Wow, they are going deeper and deeper down the drain,” pointed out an unimpressed Nymphaea.

“Was excited to see Stephanie Seymour get a Vogue cover, out of all the Supers, she really is used the least. And while I think she works for this concept, this is not a cover-worthy shot! It’s crazy how Vogue Italia has lost its luster,” complained Miss Dalloway.

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“I sometimes forget this magazine still exists and these covers are exactly the reason why,” voiced anlabe32.

“What really surprises me is how a (maybe former) great fashion magazine managed to produce not only one but four horrible covers,” stated blusheels.

“Horrible cast and horrible photos! They need to stop with 90s models and Collier Schorr, one of the worst photographers in the history of the world,” declared Perickles.

Scotty felt exactly the same way: “They’re all terrible. Collier Schorr is just not a good photographer.”

“There’s something obnoxious about Vogue Italia under [Emanuele] Farneti, from the photography, layout, creative direction, the choice of photographers, the accompanying fonts…and I don’t know what is gonna make me like Vogue Italia again,” testified Ed..

Vogue Italia August 2019 : Stephanie Seymour & Claudia Schiffer by Collier Schorr


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Kate Moss Looks Like Her Old Supermodel Self in Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2019 Campaign

We’re all used to Kate Moss being photographed and styled exactly the same way, whether she’s the face of a brand or fronting a fashion magazine. So our forum members are always elated whenever the supermodel is portrayed in a new and exciting way. And Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2019 advertising campaign is certainly cause for celebration. Captured by Jamie Hawkesworth, Kate is thrust out of her comfort zone photographed in Sarah Burton’s sharp and tailored collection indoors and outdoors.

Alexander McQueen F/W 2019.20 : Kate Moss by Jamie Hawkesworth


Our forums absolutely loved the outcome. “That’s really Kate? Wow,” stated Scotty.

“Oh my God, Kate Moss without a blur filter looking straight into the camera? I’ll take it!” expressed dodencebt.

“Fabulous! What a surprise…coming from Kate and McQueen,” Lola701 chimed in.

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“Love this. The collection was really strong so it’s great to see that the campaign didn’t disappoint,” proclaimed Nepenthes.

Sharing the same enthusiasm was KINGofVERSAILLES: “The shots with Kate in front of the loom are incredible and juxtapose beautifully with the outdoor shots. It’s the best work she’s done in a long, long time.”

“Now this is the Kate we all know and love, not that oversaturated, overedited CGI mess,” heralded Style Savvy.

“Love it!! First time in months that Kate actually looks like Kate!” applauded GreyVetiver.

“I love the results!” declared DK92.

Alexander McQueen F/W 2019.20 : Kate Moss by Jamie Hawkesworth


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Alicia Keys Stars on Harper’s Bazaar’s ‘Iconic’ September 2019 Cover

September issues are always a big deal. As usual, Harper’s Bazaar dropped its annual Icons edition for the most important month on the fashion calendar. Alicia Keys lands this year’s cover, which was shot by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Carine Roitfeld. The singer/songwriter strikes a pose in Salvatore Ferragamo on the newsstand cover (below). Subscribers get a Christy Turlington cover with the 90s supermodel decked out in Celine.

US Harper’s Bazaar September 2019 : Alicia Keys by Mario Sorrenti


Our forums weren’t feeling the newsstand cover. “Alicia herself looks beautiful, as always. However the overall design of the cover, from styling to photography to text placement, content and color just reads as terribly cheap to me,” shared KINGofVERSAILLES.

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“A little dumbfounded over how Alicia Keys could make the cover of a fashion magazine for what is considered to be the biggest issue of the year. Carine Roitfeld ought to be stopped at this rate. Is Alicia even a big thing anymore?” asked vogue28.

“Alicia Keys isn’t relevant enough to cover a September issue. Even if it’s Harper’s Bazaar,” RanThe chimed in.

“Alicia is beautiful, but that’s one hell of a safe cover,” disapproved Urban Stylin.

Forum member aracic wasn’t a fan: “It looks worse than Cosmopolitan and that’s saying something.”

And mepps wasn’t jumping for joy, either. “Alicia is beautiful, but I hate her dress. The Christy cover is beautiful. Someone needs to send Carine a dictionary with the word icon bookmarked.”

“As usual, Alicia looks stunning, but that dress is a disservice to her stunning figure,” declared MON.

US Harper’s Bazaar September 2019 : Alicia Keys by Mario Sorrenti


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Adut Akech Outshines Everyone Else on Vogue Japan’s 20th Anniversary Cover

Magazines have a lot to celebrate right now. Vogue Germany is currently in the midst of celebrating its 40th anniversary, Vogue Paris is set to unveil its 1,000th issue this month and Vogue Japan decided to commemorate two decades in print with its September 2019 cover. To mark the momentous occasion, Japanese Vogue features some of modeling’s brightest newcomers on its cover: Rebecca Leigh Longendyke, Hikari Mori, Anok Yai, Adut Akech, Kris Grikaite and Fran Summers. In the vibrant cover shot captured by Luigi & Iango, the girls huddle together and give us a (mainly) neon moment wearing a selection of ruffled Saint Laurent minidresses selected by Anna Dello Russo.

Vogue Japan September 2019 by Luigi & Iango


But the cover missed the mark. “The cover is kinda weak for a big anniversary issue,” stated MDNA.

“It just never works when they do group covers… No one is bringing it because that styling and positioning make it impossible!” commented Miss Dalloway.

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“Great cast in terms of relevance, but the result is disappointing. These young, beautiful and successful girls didn’t find a way to shine together as some poses are weird, the styling is too much. Adut is the best and steals the show without a doubt,” shared apple.

“After realizing this is their 20th anniversary issue, I hate the newsstand cover even more. It’s horrible even though some of the models are beyond stunning,” complained aracic.

“As usual, Adut’s pretty much slaying everyone here,” declared ForTheImage.

“Most of them look bored. The pose of the girl on the left end is just so amateurish. Adut is the definite winner here,” agreed KissMiss.

“It could’ve been a strong image with better positioning or if they got rid of everyone but Adut,” called out Ken Doll Jenner.

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