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Saoirse Ronan Is the Picture of Elegance on British Harper’s Bazaar’s Regal February Cover

Given the current state of the magazine industry with everyone fighting for prime position, cutting publishing frequency or forced to go digital, you have to admire the magazines that stay true to their identity and power through the tough times. British Harper’s Bazaar is one such magazine that shows no signs of changing anytime soon, much to the delight of our forum members. Emily Blunt was practically perfect in every way on last month’s cover, Keira Knightley was the quintessential Bazaar woman in December and Maartje Verhoef provided a simply stunning cover for November. Now, actress Saoirse Ronan appears perfectly poised as Bazaar‘s cover girl for February 2019, photographed by Erik Madigan Heck and styled by Leith Clark on location at Hammond Castle in Gloucester, England.

UK Harper’s Bazaar February 2019 : Saoirse Ronan by Erik Madigan Heck

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.CO.UK

For our forum members, the cover was love at first sight. “A lovely shot. I love how regal and elegant she looks. So classy – no pout or other gimmick in sight. Her makeup gives me Carolyn Bessette Kennedy vibes,” commented Morgane07.

“This is such a stunning cover! Shows how beautiful Saoirse is and does her far better justice than her US Vogue cover. I just love how Bazaar has executed this – just like last month, I know straight away the film she’s promoting without it being tacky or costume-y,” admired 333101.

“Saoirse doesn’t really need to do gimmicky poses for you to be stunned by her. I love this cover very regal and strong,” xandroh complimented.

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Steven Meisel’s Max Mara Campaign Is Giving Us Flashbacks to the Good Old Days

Our forum members love a good Steven Meisel shoot, but that doesn’t mean they won’t call the photographer out on occasion. This campaign season alone, the forums have criticized his work for Moschino, Versace and Jimmy Choo. But Meisel’s luck is about to change with his twelfth consecutive Max Mara campaign for Spring 2019, as he switches the focus from one model to four for the new season. Anyelina Rosa, Saskia de Brauw, Veronika Kunz and Julia Nobis join forces for a series of color-coordinated images styled by Carine Roitfeld.

Max Mara S/S 2019 by Steven Meisel

IMAGE: MODELS.COM

Members of our forums were instant fans. “Very Meisel. It’s something like this that I would like to see at Versace (less girls and a straight-to-the-point approach),” praised forum member ghostwriter10549.

“Great use of Meisel (you better learn Donatella),” echoed Riseup.

“I think this is stunning. My favorite campaign of the season so far,” raved tjasmine.

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Erika Linder Suits Up on Vogue Paris’ Unisex-Themed Issue

Vogue Paris is easily one of the most predictable magazines in the business and in 2018, it welcomed back a whole host of familiar faces including Kaia Gerber, Anna Ewers, Kate Moss and Natasha Poly. But the magazine is starting off the year with a surprise, featuring androgynous model and actress Erika Linder on the February 2019 cover. The Swedish beauty and Nicolas Ghesquière favorite was photographed by Mikael Jansson and styled by Emmanuelle Alt in a suit from Hedi Slimane’s debut Celine collection.

Vogue Paris February 2019 : Erika Linder by Mikael Jansson

IMAGE: VOGUE.FR

The cover garnered mixed reviews from our forum members. “Wow, surprising choice! Definitely on board with this. She’s a stunning, yet underrated actress. There’s something very 90s about the shot, in a good way. And her cute smile along with the yellow made the cover look light and joyful,” said Benn98 the moment the cover struck.

“This is a very refreshing cover. That smile is contagious. The colors worked as well,” exclaimed MON.

“I really like it. It’s luminous, simple and I love how she has wonky teeth and there’s little Photoshop,” Morgane07 commented.

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Chanel’s New Ad Campaign Is Missing All the Fun of the Spring 2019 Collection

There’s nothing worse than an advertising campaign that doesn’t reflect the vibe of a collection. For Karl Lagerfeld’s Spring 2019 Chanel show, he turned an elaborate man-made beach into a runway to serve as a picturesque and idyllic backdrop for the playful collection. Now, that mood is completely absent from the collection’s campaign, which was shot in Lagerfeld’s studio (once again) against a drab backdrop. Styled by Carine Roitfeld, the ads feature an ensemble cast of models, including Vittoria Ceretti, Sarah Dahl, Adesuwa Aighewi, Hyun Ji Shin, Rebecca Leigh Longendyke, Nora Attal and Kris Grikaite.

Chanel S/S 2019 by Karl Lagerfeld

IMAGE: MODELS.COM

Members of our forums declared the campaign a total missed opportunity. “Hate it. Don’t like the boyish hair, too many models and don’t like the studio-ness of it all. Next,” said Scotty the second the campaign dropped.

“With such a fresh runway presentation this falls flat! Really boring and soulless. The casting is really insipid and the fact they used so many people is kind of absurd. I guess they thought the concept was so weak they had to go overboard for the casting,” said Creative.

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Rebecca Leigh Longendyke Becomes a Vogue Italia Cover Girl for January 2019

Vogue Italia welcomed back an old favorite last month, giving the December 2018 cover to iconic supermodel Shalom Harlow. To kick off 2019, the Italian fashion bible is starting with a fresh face, model Rebecca Leigh Longendyke. After an impressive Spring 2019 runway season (she walked over 40 shows), the blonde beauty solidifies her position as one of the industry’s hottest newcomers. Photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Alastair McKimm, Rebecca wears black Valentino and gives a nod to the 60s to portray “the elegance of youth.”

Vogue Italia January 2019 : Rebecca Leigh Longendyke by Craig McDean

IMAGE: VOGUE.IT

Unfortunately, the cover fell completely flat with the majority of our forum members. “It could have been such a good cover with the background image only. The front shot of Rebecca looks weirdly Photoshopped, IMO,” pointed out Ivanovaju.

“That is one gorgeous girl but I’m not feeling the two images together. The background one would have been so stunning on its own,” echoed dodencebt.

“Ditch the stiff mannequin in the foreground and this could’ve been kinda cool,” added ellastica.

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tFS Forum Members Are Dragging POP Magazine Over These Hailey Bieber Covers

Hailey Baldwin isn’t letting married life slow down her work flow as she continues to remind everyone she’s here to stay. She was just on the cover of Vogue Arabia for the month of December, is rumored to become an American Vogue cover girl in the near future and now takes to the covers of POP for S/S 2019. In a dramatic departure from the ultra-glam Arabian Vogue cover shoot, Hailey looks as if she was caught on vacation, looking effortless and at ease for photographer Stevie Dance. In the three covers, Hailey kicks back in casual clothing, catches some rays and beams with delight over a cake featuring a photo of herself and husband Justin Bieber — all much to the dismay of our forum members.

Pop #40 S/S 2019 : Hailey Bieber by Stevie Dance

IMAGE: MODELS.COM

“Fame via your father and now money flowing in from your husband. Gotta keep collecting those surnames! GIRL POWER! #womendoingitforthemselves,” mocked tigerrouge.

“This is so cringe! With all the covers I thought she could get, I’d never come up with POP. The cake, the boy is mine, the phone case, the viva Bieber… are they serious?” asked apple.

“Of course they are,” fired back Marc10. “Because they’re not interested in her, they’re interested in her via him. She has been here for years, comes from the same breed of her Jenner-Hadid pals, and yet no one gave a damn about her. But now… the hottest star on the scene! And of course she’s gonna ride the wave. The whole thing is kinda pathetic.”

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