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Not Even Zendaya Can Save Vogue’s Disappointing June 2019 Cover

More often than not, our forums can predict who might turn up on the covers of our favorite fashion glossies (because Anna Wintour isn’t exactly unpredictable). Zendaya is making a comeback on the cover of Vogue and, not to brag, we called this one back in December. Almost two years after her debut, Zendaya was photographed by Tyler Mitchell and styled by Camilla Nickerson for the June 2019 issue. Giving us major The Great Gatsby vibes, the 22-year-old glistens in Ralph Lauren, working a no-makeup makeup look and a finger-wave hairstyle in the cover shot.

US Vogue June 2019 : Zendaya by Tyler Mitchell

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But the cover wasn’t exactly a hit. “Very jumbled! The makeup looks fresh and almost natural, but the hairdo and dress are glam? Doesn’t go together. And then you have the odd backdrop, but with a red masthead? Doesn’t work for me, I’m afraid,” voiced Benn98 the moment the cover dropped.

“The image itself is nice, but the art direction leaves much to be desired. The red masthead and the black and white text is confusing me,” said MON.

“I don’t get Anna’s fascination with red mastheads. Always ruins nice cover images,” amby pointed out.

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Marc10 was also not exactly impressed: “Hate this. Hair and makeup are awful, the outfit is unflattering, bad lighting and background… all wrong.”

“It doesn’t work. The hair and the dress and good god the awful headlines,” echoed SLFC.

Bertrando3 felt majorly underwhelmed, too. “I usually always love her pictures, but this photographer is not a Vogue-worthy photographer: the editorial is bad, very weak, it feels unresolved. From the cropping, the styling, the poses, it’s like a behind-the-scenes shoot rather than a finished product. NEXT!”

Ouch. Better luck next month, Vogue. See Zendaya’s accompanying cover feature and join the conversation here.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Stuns on Two Beautiful June 2019 Covers for British Harper’s Bazaar

If you’re an avid reader of British Harper’s Bazaar, you’re no doubt aware of the fact that the magazine loves a good Rosie Huntington-Whiteley cover every now and then. The British beauty just racked up her sixth cover appearance for June 2019. Photographed by Alexi Lubomirski and styled by Miranda Almond, Rosie proves to be the ultimate English rose wearing Christian Dior Haute Couture in the subscribers’ cover (below). She also paid homage to Karl Lagerfeld by wearing the finale look from Chanel’s Spring 2019 Haute Couture collection in the newsstand cover (after the jump).

UK Harper's Bazaar June 2019 : Rosie Huntington-Whiteley by Alexi Lubomirski

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.CO.UK

Members of our forums were overjoyed. “Rosie and British Bazaar, such a power couple!” heralded Srdjan.

“Perhaps her best covers. She looks gorgeous,” admired dfl-001.

“Stunning. Very, very stunning. I don’t care if this format has been done over and over again,” said SLFC.

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“I don’t care how boring it is, she looks absolutely resplendent,” confessed marsnoop2.

Sharing the same level of enthusiasm was apple: “What a stunning shot of a stunning woman.”

Ivstratus couldn’t agree more: “What a beautiful cover and stunning woman.”

“Tried and tested but nevertheless, beautiful,” honeycombchild admitted.

“I was wondering when her annual Bazaar cover would come out. They really love her don’t they?” laughed HodanChloe.

UK Harper's Bazaar June 2019 : Rosie Huntington-Whiteley by Alexi Lubomirski

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.CO.UK

Check out Rosie’s cover feature in full and share your thoughts here.

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Charlize Theron Brings Marie Claire’s June 2019 Cover to Life

We have been hooked on Marie Claire for some time now partly due to the fact the title has been delivering exactly what we want from a fashion magazine. Just last month, Marie Claire brilliantly gave the cover to Sandra Oh, Thandie Newton and Elisabeth Moss while previous covers saw the likes of Penélope Cruz and Kerry Washington. The publication’s keeping its stellar track record going by enlisting Charlize Theron for June 2019. Shot by Thomas Whiteside and styled by Joseph Errico, the ever-gorgeous actress shows off her new brunette ‘do wearing a look from Christian Dior’s Pre-Fall 2019 collection (because what other brand would she wear?).

US Marie Claire June 2019 : Charlize Theron by Thomas Whiteside

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The cover got a thumbs-up from our forum members. “I love this woman. Only she could elevate this basic cover,” raved mepps.

“She can model better than most of the models out there! Her face is perfect here for a cover,” approved an equally impressed apple.

“Don’t think this would work with anyone else. She brings this cover to life,” RMDV echoed.

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“Stunning! What a gorgeous portrait,” complimented MON.

Sharing the same enthusiasm was vogue28: “Yet another terrific cover from American Marie Claire. The cover image of Charlize is fab, effortlessly simple, straightforward and direct. The art direction doesn’t distract from the image, either, and each element complements one another perfectly. It also feels rather 90s/00s, which I won’t complain about, either.”

“Gorgeous cover, but I just can’t associate dark hair with her, she’s one of Hollywood’s ultimate blondes,” noted Srdjan.

“Would have been stunning if she were blonde,” mentioned jal718.

Does her brunette hair ruin an otherwise stunning cover for you? See more from Charlize’s cover shoot and join the conversation here.

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Jennifer Aniston and Harper’s Bazaar Deliver Two Underwhelming Covers for June/July 2019

The team over at Harper’s Bazaar has yet to hear our cries for something new, given the fact we’re constantly greeted by the same old faces down at the newsstand. There are no signs of the title welcoming new blood in the near future, either, since Jennifer Aniston is back on the cover less than two years after her last appearance. She sure looks elated to be scoring her umpteenth Bazaar cover for June/July 2019 photographed by Alexi Lubomirski and styled by Miguel Alberto Enamorado, who picked out a sequined Saint Laurent number for the actress.

US Harper’s Bazaar June/July 2019 : Jennifer Aniston by Alexi Lubomirski

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“OMG it’s worse than usual. Taking into consideration it’s the usual formula for Bazaar: Aniston, the flying hair and fake smile, but this time it’s REALLY bad. The contrived pose, the hair in her mouth and the awful dress for summer and so on. Grade: 0/10. There is not a single element that I like here. NEXT!” declared Bertrando3.

“This is one irrelevant magazine. What a tragedy,” commented jeffandtheworld.

“God, all her covers for this magazine look the same, over and over and over and over again! Alexi is the weak link here because he shot most of these covers,” Benn98 pointed out.

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In the same frame of mind was RanThe: “Typical Jennifer Aniston smile and Bazaar cover, but I really don’t mind it. I think she looks amazing. The only thing Glenda [Bailey] needs to do is to get rid of Alexi because all his photos look the same. ALWAYS.”

“Alexi’s photography is more and more cringeworthy the more work he gets,” 333101 chimed in.

“Jennifer Aniston is known as a reliable mag seller — why not take a risk with her and do something edgy?” asked magsaddict.

US Harper’s Bazaar June/July 2019 : Jennifer Aniston by Alexi Lubomirski

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.COM

Care to see more? Check out Jennifer’s accompanying feature and join the debate here.

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Madonna Makes a Triumphant Return to the Cover of British Vogue

Edward Enninful’s British Vogue may just be the hottest magazine on the market right now. He’s managed to revolutionize the British fashion bible since day one by championing diversity cover after cover. And he’s put out covers featuring Oprah Winfrey, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Adut Akech and Naomi Scott. Continuing to make his mark, Enninful secured none other than Madonna for June 2019. The legendary songstress returns to the cover after 30 years in an unconventional black and white shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Styled by Benjamin Bruno, Madonna strikes a pose in the bathtub wearing Michael Kors Collection.

UK Vogue June 2019 : Madonna by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

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We’ll race you down to the newsstand for this one. “Oh this is STUNNING! M&M delivered the goods,” applauded mepps.

“What a perfect cover! I love EVERYTHING about this, especially since this kinda beautiful melancholy cover is the last thing I would have expected from U.K. Vogue or Madonna!” approved Miss Dalloway.

“I love it. She doesn’t look too bloated or too airbrushed to death and I’m thankful,” shared Scotty.

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“You know, I looked at this cover a couple of times and I realize that each time I look at it, it grows on me. At the end of the day, this is a classic Madonna look, classic Madonna vibe from this cover. Really tasteful coming from her and M&M,” noted a pleasantly surprised dontbeadrag.

Sharing the same enthusiasm was [Piece Of Me]: “This is absolutely stunning and suits the Madame X era so well. In general, I am just very glad to see her on the cover without a bondage theme. Yes Madonna!”

Although not everyone felt the same way. “I’m hoping there’s another cover because this is very underwhelming,” declared Blayne266.

“Why does everything look so fan-made? The odd art direction, the colours, the lack of actual fashion in favour of the subject — no doubt she demanded this image be used. After all this hype, this fell flat,” critiqued Benn98.

Are you a fan? Check out some previews of Madonna’s shoot and join the conversation here.

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The Ladies of ‘Big Little Lies’ Play 60s Housewives for InStyle’s June 2019 Covers

You’ve been hiding under a rock if you don’t already know that Big Little Lies will soon be back on our TV screens and to celebrate Laura Brown tapped the ladies of the hit HBO show for InStyle‘s latest. Going the extra mile, Brown opted to produce a total of five covers for the title’s June 2019 offering with Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley each playing a 60s housewife before the lens of photographer Pamela Hanson.

US InStyle June 2019 : The Cast of Big Little Lies by Pamela Hanson

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The covers immediately caught the attention of our forum members. “While the execution isn’t always great, Laura’s InStyle and its cover stars are culturally relevant and often unexpected. Getting all five women from Big Little Lies before season two premieres is a big coup for the magazine. Also, Zoë’s cover is gorgeous and definitely my favorite,” commented dodencebt.

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“Color me impressed! I’ve never watched the show, but I am familiar with each actress. These are great covers!” praised Velasco.

InStyle is probably the most finger-on-the-pulse monthly American fashion magazine along with ELLE. All your favourites timed perfectly and executed in a fresh, unpretentious way and this month is a prime example,” applauded magsaddict.

US InStyle June 2019 : The Cast of Big Little Lies by Pamela Hanson

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Also impressed was forum member dfl-001: “If you’re going to do multi-covers, this is how to do it. The styling is consistent and doesn’t overwhelm anyone.”

“To me this is exactly what monthly magazines should be doing. Creating events and unexpected covers that make you want to go to the shops to buy. I genuinely think Laura is the best in the business,” 8eight proclaimed.

Favorites soon began to emerge. “This was wonderfully executed. Laura…wow! She looks like she’s having the best sex life ever from that cover! Which plays so well with her character on the show,” raved Breathless.

“Despite being the most difficult to photograph, Shailene is the winner here! Along with Laura. Their covers are just flawless,” declared Benn98.

“In love with Laura’s cover. It’s the epitome of nonchalant HBIC. Zoë’s cover is also gorgeous,” said Ken Doll Jenner.

US InStyle June 2019 : The Cast of Big Little Lies by Pamela Hanson

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Which cover do you prefer? Share your thoughts on InStyle‘s latest here.