Julia Roberts is becoming a regular fixture at the newsstand (again) and we aren’t complaining. Fresh from the cover of UK Harper’s Bazaar, Julia now makes an appearance on InStyle for December 2017. Shunning a more festive direction for the last cover of the year, the InStyle team enlisted Carter Smith to photograph the forever-flawless actress in the wilderness. Julia glows in the warm and inviting newsstand cover shot (below), doing double denim and oozing her signature effortless grace and charm.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF INSTYLE
The cover received mixed feedback on our forums. “I think this is absolutely beautiful! Love the photo, very flattering, gorgeous lighting, good clothes, she looks timeless and ageless, great hair and makeup, nice layout, quite punchy. Good job,” approved Bertrando3 instantly.
“Not sure about this one,” critiqued happycanadian. “Her face looks beautiful, I love the serene expression and lack of Photoshop – but that neck? It looks wildly Photoshopped, like they’ve extended her neck or reattached her head or something crazy,” she added (InStyle,once again, hit by over-airbrushing claims). (more…)
Marc Jacobs just announced model-of-the-moment Adwoa Aboah as the new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty. Joining Kaia Gerber, Edie Campbell and Winona Ryder, the British model, feminist activist and British Vogue contributor fronts the newly unveiled campaign for 2018. Photographed by David Sims and styled by Katie Grand, Adwoa has never looked better, giving us major vintage (and Steven Meisel) vibes.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF MARC JACOBS
It’s fair to say that our forum members loved it. “Oh, wow! Her best image yet! I like everything about it. Very lively, and very colorful,” wrote Benn98 upon checking out the campaign image for the first time.
“The best Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign photo I’ve ever seen, and the strongest Adwoa Aboah shot I’ve seen too. She looks fantastic and I’m in love with everything about the image, from Katie Grand’s styling to the overall vintage feel the image possesses,” admired vogue28. (more…)
TheFashionSpot’s forum members still can’t get overWilly Vandeperre replacing Steven Meisel as Prada’s campaign photographer. With the exception of Jessica Chastain‘s Fall 2017 campaign, Vandeperre’s images have been redundant and forgettable — and Prada’s Resort 2018 campaign is just more of the same. Model Kris Grikaite is back, fronting the minimalist and stark campaign, which is split into two parts. Section one, entitled ‘Perspectives‘ (below), features full-length images of the collection, while ‘Synthesis‘ (after the jump) focuses on the accessories.
It’s no surprise that members of our forums weren’t here for the campaign. “Looks like Raf’s Dior – cold, sterile, uninviting. What will it take for Miuccia Prada to realize that Willy Vanderperre is plunging her brand into irrelevancy?” quizzed Benn98.
“With sales still being down, I figured they would have dumped Willy and gone for Meisel. How disappointing. He’s just not working out, the first campaign was good but everything else is just a big blur,” voiced an underwhelmed GivenchyHomme. (more…)
We can’t remember the last time a real couple graced the cover of Vanity Fair together but J.Lo and A-Rod (Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez to the uninitiated) close out 2017 on the publication’s December issue. This year has been a strong one for the title, with covers featuring the likes of a post-split Angelina Jolie and the unforgettable nude and pregnant Serena Williams. Photographing “J-Rod” for the cover was Mario Testino, who captured the couple at an enviable beach-front Malibu home. The pair snuggles up, with Jennifer wearing a floor-length Ralph Lauren dress and Alex wearing a Tom Ford tux.
Despite the perfectly poised cover, our forum members weren’t buying it. “There are so many… real couples I can think of who would have been more appropriate for this cover. They aren’t even an ‘it’ couple, whatever that means anymore,” ranted dodencebt the second the cover struck.
“Do people really care about these two? The relationship is already SO overexposed and a VF cover story is not warranted at all,” added Zposen. (more…)
Net-a-Porter’s weekly digital magazine The Edit rarely disappoints with its quality content and imagery. This week’s installment is no different, featuring Edita Vilkeviciute. The team takes us to Paris for the edition dated October 26, 2017, with photographer Quentin de Briey on hand and Morgan Pilcher on styling duties. On the cover (below), Edita wears a black PVC Philosophy di Lorenzo coat, layered over a sweater from The Row. Throughout the cover feature, the Lithuanian stunner models a wide range of leather and high-shine vinyl offerings from the likes of Simone Rocha, Saint Laurent and Tom Ford (we’ll take two of each, please).
Per usual, members of our forum didn’t hesitate to share their opinions. “I wouldn’t be surprised if Emmanuelle Alt hasn’t put out feelers to poach Morgan Pilcher from the Porter group. I’m as fed up with 80s edits as I am with a 90s streetstyle Tumblr accounts, but Pilcher really puts a fresh twist to an overplayed movement each time. The above edit is another prime example,” applauded Benn98.
“Just when I was thinking I haven’t seen Edita in a while, here she comes. I love these type of editorials shot in Paris and Edita looks gorgeous as always,” raved Lausanne. (more…)
This hasn’t exactly been Glamour‘s most successful year in terms of producing innovative and compelling covers, having amassed a slew of hits and misses throughout 2017 (more misses than actual hits). As a result, Glamour goes all out with its offering for December, proudly unveiling a selection of covers for the annual ‘Women of the Year’ edition. The list of women closing out 2017 includes Gigi Hadid, Nicole Kidman, Solange, Samantha Bee and organizers of the Women’s March, Muzoon Almellehan, Patty Jenkins and Peggy Whitson.
One cover, in particular, appealed to our forum members most. “We are now living in a topsy-turvy world where a Gigi Hadid cover looks better in many ways than a Solange and Nicole Kidman one. My fan club cards for the latter two should be revoked for saying this,” wrote Benn98 upon checking out the covers.
“My favorite here is Gigi, I like the attitude and the colors. The other covers have a nice color scheme but the images are nah,” added Srdjan. (more…)