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Coach Just Released Michael B. Jordan’s Spring 2019 Campaign Photos

We definitely don’t mind rooting for the villain when it’s Michael B. Jordan. It was announced in September 2018 that the Black Panther star would be Coach’s first-ever global male ambassador and, like Coach’s female ambassador, Selena Gomez, he is expected to create an upcoming capsule collection for the brand.

Jordan welcomed the new year with a photo from his new spring campaign on Instagram, captioned, “So excited for my first campaign with @Coach. Showing it to you guys before everyone else. Had the honor to work with the best team, including #CraigMcDean. More amazing things to come in 2019.”

Coach released three more campaign photos including the one Jordan posted. The photoshoot features the actor posing with a vintage car in an abandoned park wearing a MA-1 flight jacket, the iconic Moto jacket and colorblock plush jacket. Each ad also shows Coach’s new Rivington Backpack, Metropolitan carryall and Rivington belt bag.

Coach’s new leading man really brought the heat. We are excited to see more products drop for the Spring 2019 collection and for what Jordan has in store for his own collection. 

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Nicki Minaj Morphs Into Lil’ Kim on Vogue Japan’s February Cover

Is there something going on over at Vogue Japan HQ that we’re unaware of? The staff suddenly seems to have a fascination with…celebrities. Recent cover stars include Elle Fanning back in November and Tilda Swinton just last month and now, the magazine gives us Nicki Minaj for February 2019. Photographed by Mariano Vivanco, the cover marks her second Vogue cover appearance overall (Vogue Arabia gave Nicki her first back in September). The Trinidadian-American rapper sports auburn hair and a head-to-toe look from Riccardo Tisci’s debut Burberry collection, styled by Anna Trevelyan.

Vogue Japan February 2019 : Nicki Minaj by Mariano Vivanco

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.JP

The cover certainly took our forum members by surprise. “All I see is Lil’ Kim,” pointed out liv4beauty the moment the cover came to light.

“Is this a Lil’ Kim tribute?” asked TaylorBinque, also noticing some similarities.

“This looks very brazen and gaudy which in theory should be perfect for VJ, but normally reserve that sort of thing for their inside content and keep the covers simple. There’s something off here though. I think the stylist tried too hard to edge up Burberry,” said Benn98.

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This Ohio Graphic Designer Turned His Braids Into a Colorful Louis Vuitton-Inspired Work of Art

Ever loved a brand so much you found a way to make it your hairstyle? Magnus Juliano, 27-year-old rapper and graphic artist, just stunned and amused everyone on the internet with his Louis Vuitton braids. 

The Louis Vuitton charms were made with a 3D Printer in Eat Crow Studio and his hair was styled by Ciera Jackson. Juliano said that it took six months and multiple tries for his idea to become a reality.

Juliano told Vogue that his look pays homage to his African-American roots as well as Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh: “African American roots are rich in hair jewelry and headdress—it’s our fabric. I chose [to pay tribute to] Louis Vuitton because of the impact [the brand has] had on art and design, but from the perspective of designers like Dapper Dan, who didn’t have access to [luxury brands], yet still made hip hop couture using their likeness.” Adding, “Virgil, a brilliant black streetwear creative, is helming one of the biggest fashion houses in history. That representation makes me feel like the sky is the limit!”

If you enjoyed seeing Juliano’s fun braids, there are more looks on his Instagram, including Legos and feathers. 

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Emma Stone Wears a ‘Floral Straitjacket’ on the February Cover of British Vogue

To kick-start award season, Edward Enninful gives up British Vogue‘s February 2019 cover to actress Emma Stone, whose last notable appearance at the newsstand was for US ELLE‘s September issue. Photographed by Craig McDean and styled before a pale blue backdrop by Venetia Scott, Emma wears statement blue eyeshadow, a red lip and a jacquard Louis Vuitton jacket (because what else?).

UK Vogue February 2019 : Emma Stone by Craig McDean

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.UK

Members of our forums weren’t exactly… awestruck. “American Vogue is that you?” asked jorgepalomo.

“Sex, lies and motherhood? Is this Cosmopolitan? So he’s also using the American Vogue headline font now too? He desires that job so much it’s painful to watch,” stated aracic.

“Reading those cover lines is giving me déjà vu, they seem lifted straight off past issues of US Vogue! Emma in Louis Vuitton, groundbreaking. Bills got to get paid I guess,” A.D.C echoed.

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Margot Robbie Takes a Dip on Porter’s Winter Escape Cover

Margot Robbie is capturing our post-holiday mood perfectly on the latest cover of Porter. Four years after its inaugural issue (starring Gisele Bündchen), the Aussie actress is finally making her debut as a Porter cover girl (fresh from Harper’s Bazaar) while following in the footsteps of Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o and Natalie Portman, to name just a few. Photographed by Yelena Yemchuk and styled by Camille Bidault-Waddington on location in Los Angeles, Margot takes a dip in the pool wearing a swimsuit from Chanel (for which she is brand ambassador).

Porter #30 Winter Escape 2018 : Margot Robbie by Yelena Yemchuk

IMAGE: NET-A-PORTER.COM

Despite Porter‘s attempts at brightening up our winter, the cover failed to stimulate our forum members. “I appreciate the risk they took but the slimming effect of the water makes her neck look insanely long. It’s all so robotic and uncomfortable, she reminds me of an android,” complained dodencebt.

“The water concept isn’t clever, it comes across as amateur hour,” HeatherAnne added.

“Definitely not the right pose for this shot. Like she’s trying too hard to keep her face outside of the water. And the elongated neck is creepy. It’s a shame because I like the minimalism and crispness of the cover overall,” Benn98 chimed in.

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Year in Review: The Best (and Worst!) Magazine Covers of 2018

There’s no arguing that 2018 has been an eventful year for the print industry as just about every major fashion glossy struggles to stay afloat amongst the fierce competition. The publications are now under strict budgets as they battle it out each month at the newsstand.

This year, Interview went bust for a hot minute while Vogue Poland and Vogue Czechoslovakia made their highly anticipated debuts (with a Vogue Hong Kong coming in early 2019 too). We witnessed Samantha Barry take over (and ruin) Glamour while watching Nina Garcia blossom at the helm of ELLE, amid constant rumors that Anna Wintour is to exit Vogue. Digital is allegedly kicking print’s behind with both Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue now producing digital covers to coincide with their traditional print schedule (and much to the dismay of our forum members).

And through it all, global fashion magazines endure the intense scrutiny of our forum members as they fiercely dissect the covers on offer — ultimately either winning or losing our seal of approval. It’s now time for us to reflect back on the year in fashion magazines in our annual list of best and worst covers.

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