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Kendall Jenner Adds Vogue Italia to Her Long List of Magazine Cover Appearances

Whether you love her or loathe her, there’s simply no knocking Kendall Jenner’s credentials as a working model. In 2018, Kendall was a prominent fixture at the newsstand with covers for Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, American Vogue, Vogue Korea, Vogue Turkey (to name just a few) while starring in various advertising campaigns for mega brands Missoni, Dsquared2, Longchamp and Miu Miu — earning her the spot as the highest-paid model of the year. 2019 is now starting to look just as promising for Kendall as she’s already the brand ambassador for Stuart Weitzman and Roberto Cavalli and now just landed the gig every model dreams of: the cover of Vogue Italia. Photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and styled by Jacob K in Giorgio Armani, Kendall dials up the drama and pays homage to the glory days of great Italian cinema in the 60s.

Vogue Italia February 2019 : Kendall Jenner by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

IMAGE: VOGUE.IT

Our forum members couldn’t wait to share their thoughts. “This would be appropriate for MiLK, Pop, or one of those other hipster fashion magazines, but not Vogue — everything is sad right down to the font,” HeatherAnne said.

“I don’t hate that it’s her. I hate that the pose and whatever M&M asked of her is way out of her league. This kind of shot will rake up the requisite 2/3 million likes on her Instagram, but it doesn’t work for a HF magazine cover,” Benn98 added.

“OH. MY. GOD. This is trash,” expressed phungnam96.

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It Took Almost 17 Years for Naomi Campbell to Return to the Cover of British Vogue

A Brit supermodel on the cover of a British fashion magazine is a no-brainer…and it’s almost comical to think that it has taken over 16 years for Naomi Campbell to return to the cover of British Vogue. It’s all thanks to Edward Enninful, who finally makes the incomparable supermodel his cover girl for the magazine’s spring fashion issue, photographed by none other than Steven Meisel. Enninful himself styled the unconventional portrait shot, dressing Campbell in a look from Riccardo Tisci’s debut Burberry collection.

UK Vogue March 2019 : Naomi Campbell by Steven Meisel

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.UK

Needless to say, our forum members will be racing to the newsstand for a copy. “Amazing! Must-have cover,” Chalka said.

“Shut it down QUEEN! ICONIC,” applauded Riseup.

“Genuinely stopped me in my tracks, I’ve waited since Edward’s first issue for a Naomi Cover and couldn’t be any happier. Also finally something different from Edward, it’s cool and modern but with an iconic model and team behind it. Bravo!” raved Blayne266.

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Kendall Jenner and Willow Smith Join a ‘Random’ Cast for Stuart Weitzman’s Spring 2019 Campaign

Last season, Stuart Weitzman ditched long-serving campaign photographer Mario Testino (we certainly don’t blame them) in favor of Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, who captured models Gisele Bündchen and Doutzen Kroes for Weitzman’s first-ever colored ads. The New York-based footwear label is still in the mood for change apparently, tapping Kendall Jenner, Jean Campbell, Willow Smith and Yang Mi to wear various nude-toned heels for the Spring 2019 campaign.

Stuart Weitzman S/S 2019 by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

IMAGE: PEOPLE.COM

Our forum members weren’t here for the casting, unfortunately. “I find this ad very unappealing and bland. They look bored or half-asleep, they don’t have any chemistry, Willow looks like she was forced to do it, the shoes are invisible. Nothing works for me,” Morgane07 said.

“I don’t like this campaign and I don’t like any of the models. It looks too commercial,” voiced Perickles.

“Awful… bring Gisele, Doutzen or Kate back!” pleaded DK92.

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Vanity Fair’s 25th Annual Hollywood Issue Is Here — and It’s Refreshingly Diverse

Radhika Jones hasn’t exactly pulled out all the stops since taking over for Graydon Carter at Vanity Fair, and even covers featuring the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Williams or Natalie Portman haven’t managed to impress our discerning forum members. Jones, however, is sticking to tradition as the magazine drops its 25th annual ‘Hollywood Issue‘ for 2019. Chadwick Boseman, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Nicholas Hoult, Yalitza Aparicio, Rami Malek, Regina King, John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, Tessa Thompson and Henry Golding get the honors this year, styled by Samira Nasr and photographed by Emmanuel Lubezki, who makes for a refreshing alternative to Annie Leibovitz (especially considering last year’s unforgivable Photoshop blunder). Worth noting is that the cover features a majority people of color for the first time.

Vanity Fair March 2019 : The Hollywood Issue by Emmanuel Lubezki

IMAGE: VANITYFAIR.COM

Despite the diverse cover subjects, don’t expect our forum members to make a mad dash to the newsstand. “This cover is standard. Nothing feels special. All the poses seems so calculated and forced,” commented TaylorBinque.

“This looks like a bunch of extremely bored people on a film set who have been waiting hours for their call to work,” tigerrouge chimed in.

“Tiresome. Same boring, pretentious group portrait. Where are the obnoxious Photoshop bloopers?” mocked dfl-001.

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Freja Beha Erichsen and Mica Arganaraz Star in Saint Laurent’s Helmut Newton-Inspired Summer 2019 Campaign

Ever since Anthony Vaccarello took over the reins at Saint Laurent back in 2016, he has favored a certain type of look for the brand’s advertising campaigns. The images are (more often than not) either photographed in the studio or in black and white and usually feature his favorite models and muses. The Italian-Belgian designer is trying his hand at something different for Summer 2019, opting to have photographer Juergen Teller shoot the campaign on location. Models Freja Beha Erichsen and Mica Arganaraz roam the grounds of Villa Serbelloni in Lake Como, Italy in looks styled by Alastair McKimm.

Saint Laurent Summer 2019 : Freja Beha Erichsen & Mica Arganaraz by Juergen Teller

IMAGE: MODELS.COM

Our forum members were instantly reminded of something (or someone). “Always the first one to call out Juergen Teller but I am loving the look of this, especially that first shot of Freja with that Lake Como backdrop and the shot of all the legs… very Helmut Newton-esque,” admired vogue28.

“Loving the Helmut Newton vibes. I always thought Vaccarello should have leaned into the Newton look,” added forum member lelaid.

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Birgit Kos Lights Up Vogue Russia’s February Covers

It’s been a while since Vogue Russia last captured our attention — the September issue featuring a trio of Russian supermodels, to be exact. The magazine is back on our radar for February 2019 with two covers featuring Dutch beauty Birgit Kos. Currently one of the industry’s most in-demand models, Kos was photographed by Giampaolo Sgura flashing a big smile, wearing a bold red lip and some Miu Miu double denim in the first cover, while dialing up the glam in a Valentino creation for the second cover (after the jump).

Vogue Russia February 2019 : Birgit Kos by Giampaolo Sgura

IMAGE: VOGUE.RU

According to a select few of our forum members, Birgit deserved a whole lot better. “Very boring!” said Perickles immediately after the covers broke.

“Seriously, I have no interest in Giampaolo Sgura’s work,” added ChicSaks.

“I’ve seen this concept/colors before… and photographed by Sgura,” jorgepalomo said.

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