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Jodie Comer Serves 1940s Realness on Town & Country’s May 2019 Cover

We have a feeling we’re about to see a whole lot more of Jodie Comer down at the newsstand as the industry jumps on the Killing Eve bandwagon and finally joins the hype surrounding the hit TV show. Town & Country is the latest publication to profile Comer, with British ELLE also featuring the British actress while her co-star Sandra Oh delivers a beautiful cover on Marie Claire this month. The last time T&C took our fancy was almost a whole twelve months ago, so the title has done something right for May 2019. Photographed by Marc Hom and styled by MaryKate Boylan serving 1940s realness, Jodie looks totally killer wearing Bottega Veneta, a Lola Hats beret and Harry Winston diamonds in the chic portrait cover shot.

Town & Country May 2019 : Jodie Comer by Marc Hom


Needless to say, members of our forums were quick to applaud the magazine’s efforts. “Very different from their previous covers. Love this!” praised phungnam96.

“Ooh, love the styling!! Like a cross between Bonnie Parker and a Tamara De Lempicka goddess. Very thematic for them. Jodie looks great, definitely a tremendous print presence,” Benn98 added.

“Absolutely gorgeous, loved this immediately upon first look but did think it was Uma Thurman for a split second before noticing Jodie Comer’s name. Miles, miles better than Comer’s cover of British ELLE and loving the whole 1940s vibe,” vogue28 chimed in.

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Sharing the same sentiments toward the brilliant outcome was 333101: “This is how you do it! Take notes, please, ELLE UK. I love that she’s finally receiving the attention she deserves — she’s such a brilliant actress and one of the few big British actresses that hasn’t come from a very wealthy, entitled background. I never buy T&C but I have to say I’m tempted by this!”

“Fresh choice, and very well deserved for her, she’s fantastic on Killing Eve. Love the cover,” raved an equally impressed HeatherAnne.

“She has such an interesting face, this sort of 40s film noir styling and makeup fits her perfectly,” observed AnaD.

Town & Country May 2019 : Jodie Comer by Marc Hom


See the rest of Jodie’s cover feature and share your thoughts here.

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Rianne van Rompaey Returns to the Cover of Vogue Italia for April 2019

Our forums have been notoriously hard on Emanuele Farneti ever since he took the helm of Vogue Italia back in 2017, and not even the likes of Lauren Hutton, Lara Stone, Madonna or Gigi Hadid have managed to save Farneti’s questionable covers. He’s still powering on (amid some major staff changes) and Italian Vogue‘s offering for April 2019 is here. Fresh from the cover of Vogue Paris, Rianne van Rompaey makes a reappearance, captured on the shores of the Mediterranean by photographer Karim Sadli, and styled in head-to-toe Chanel by Max Pearmain.

Vogue Italia April 2019 : Rianne Van Rompaey by Karim Sadli


Was it enough to impress the tFS forums? “Better than their previous offerings! The art direction is also better,” confessed MON.

“Quite possibly Farneti’s best cover since his debut with Grace Elizabeth by Meisel. Kudos to Karim’s photography for bringing up a livelier charm from that Chanel ensemble,” added Ken Doll Jenner.

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Helena Christensen Photographs Gigi Hadid at the Hadid Family Farm for Vogue Czechoslovakia’s May Issue

Joining the likes of Vogue Arabia, Vogue Hong Kong and Vogue Brazil, the newly established Czechoslovakian edition of Vogue jumps on the Hadid bandwagon with three Gigi Hadid covers for May 2019. Not just any old cover shoot, the magazine enlisted supermodel Helena Christensen to photograph Gigi outdoors at her family’s farm.

Vogue Czechoslovakia May 2019 : Gigi Hadid by Helena Christensen


The all-important question is, were our forum members impressed? “Their strongest offering yet! I must say I love these, as random as they are,” Roayl-Galliano commented at once.

“I hate to say but it looks pretty damn good, probably the best covers Gigi has done,” echoed luchang732.

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ELLE Misses the Mark With Two Disappointing Dua Lipa Covers for May 2019

ELLE has been at the top of our forum’s radar ever since Nina Garcia landed at the Hearst-owned title early last year, and in 2019 alone, Garcia has already managed to secure such notable cover stars as Jennifer Aniston, Ashley Graham, Gigi Hadid and Taylor Swift. Impressive, right? Continuing to give the likes of Vogue a run for its money, ELLE‘s latest features Dua Lipa on two covers photographed by Carin Backoff and styled by Anna Trevelyan. The 23-year-old hitmaker reclines across the studio floor in both cover images, decked out in looks from Chanel’s Haute Couture Spring 2019 collection (subtly paying tribute to Karl Lagerfeld).

US Elle May 2019 : Dua Lipa by Carin Backoff


According to tFS forum members, the team behind the shoot missed the mark with this one. “I love Dua but not this cover, I really don’t like that thing on her head.. I don’t think it fits with her style,” said apple the second the covers struck.

“Dua kinda represents that idea of fun! The idea of a couture swimsuit is fun but this cover is not fun at all. A fail,” Lola701 said.

“It had all the makings for a stellar cover on paper – Carin Backoff, Due Lipa, who we all know is very photogenic, so I’m not sure how they’ve mucked this up. And can we stop with this Chanel swimsuit? It’s very difficult to get right due to the kitschiness. That headpiece is too much,” added Benn98.

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Kim Kardashian West Makes a Splash on Vogue’s May 2019 Cover

It was only a matter of time before Kim Kardashian West became a Vogue cover girl again, and after that now infamous Kimye cover from 2014, Mrs. West goes solo for May 2019. It’s almost hard to believe it has taken Anna Wintour a total of five years to have Kim make a reappearance, but the covers of ELLE, Allure and Harper’s Bazaar Arabia in between have sufficed. For her solo outing on the American fashion bible, Kim ups the splash factor for Vogue‘s latest, standing drenched in Chanel and sporting wet hair for a not-so-average Vogue cover shot, photographed by Mikael Jansson and styled by Tonne Goodman.

US Vogue May 2019 : Kim Kardashian West by Mikael Jansson


The cover rendered our forum members almost speechless — in a good way! “Maybe I need to see a doctor, but I actually like this?” said dontdeadrag.

“I’m unashamed to admit that I like the look of this, and at the very least Kim Kardashian makes for a refreshing subject over Lady Gaga or Serena Williams for the umpteenth time (who I might’ve thought would’ve been on the cover with the Met Gala upcoming),” added vogue28.

“I love this — clean, simple, minimal. The wet look and styling works really well and I really like Kim on covers,” Blayne266 said.

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“I love this! Credit where credit is due, regardless of the subject. What I really love about this is the fact that Kim FINALLY got a cover of her own,” applauded MON.

Guimon shared the same sentiments, commenting, “Shocked. I really wasn’t expecting this, but I’m happy for Kim. Say what you wanna say about her, but I like her personality and style!”

“I absolutely LOVE this cover, and I love Kim. Sorry, not sorry. Kudos to Anna for putting her on the cover, over the usual (and tired) suspects. Haters can stay mad,” laughed mepps.

Also quick to show the cover some love was KateIsGr8: “Totally unexpected and totally in love!”

In agreement with our forum members? Check out Kim’s cover shoot and join the conversation here.

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Jodie Comer Sits Pretty in Prada on British ELLE’s May 2019 Cover

Anne-Marie Curtis started out strong when she first took the helm of British ELLE in 2017, launching a series of bold and ultra-modern Cara Delevingne covers to usher in ELLE‘s new age. However, it wasn’t long before mediocrity set in (remember those reprints of Margot Robbie?) and now Curtis is set to depart from the magazine next month. For one of her final issues, Curtis enlists Jodie Comer for the May 2019 cover, marking the actress’ first major outing on a fashion glossy. Comer sits pretty in the minimal newsstand cover image, shot by photographer Mariana Maltoni and styled by Jenny Kennedy in a look from Prada’s Spring 2019 collection.

UK Elle May 2019 : Jodie Comer by Mariana Maltoni


Was the cover enough to entice our forum members to make a purchase? Apparently not. “Nice chair, I suppose! I don’t understand how Anne-Marie is so passionate about vintage ELLE, yet that never manifests on her covers. The 80s, above all else, are known for really fine-tuned magazine covers. Lots of vibrant energy, color, design,” remarked Benn98.

“I admit that I had no idea who Jodie Comer was until this cover came about. I did love that Prada collection, so I don’t totally loathe the newsstand cover but ELLE definitely could’ve done better with Jodie. Another passable issue of ELLE!” vogue28 chimed in.

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“A naughty girl who has to sit in the corner and think about the bad things she’s done,” tigerrouge said, criticizing the setup of the cover shot.

Honeycombchild also wasn’t impressed, writing, “Love Jodie but I’m not convinced this is the best use of her beauty.”

Not everyone was quick to call out the team, however. “Reminds me of ELLE‘s pre-2010s era where feminine visuals were very strong,” phungnam96 said.

“I love that they tied in this shoot with her character in Killing Eve,” wrote kokobombon, after checking out the accompanying cover feature.

Check out the editorial for yourself and join the conversation here.