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Abbey Lee Kershaw Rocks Head-to-Toe Saint Laurent on Vogue Russia’s Striking November 2019 Cover

It’s hard to believe that Abbey Lee Kershaw’s last Vogue cover appearance was back in 2015. So we are thrilled to see the Aussie beauty grace Vogue Russia’s latest. We’ve been treated to a strong selection of covers from Russian Vogue over recent months, from Cara Taylor to Imaan Hammam to Kendall Jenner to Grace Elizabeth. For November 2019, Abbey is captured on the streets of New York City wearing head-to-toe Saint Laurent courtesy of Paul Cavaco in the stark and striking shot by Chris Colls.

Vogue Russia November 2019 : Abbey Lee Kershaw by Chris Colls


The majority of our forum members fell head over heels. “Russian Vogue just keeps getting better,” applauded phungnam96.

“Damn, that’s a great use of a Saint Laurent outfit!” praised dodencebt.

“Abbey Lee serving it as always,” raved jorgepalomo.

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“More often than not, I loathe full-length cover images with the subject not looking out toward the reader, but I was immediately a fan of this. It’s different, has a narrative and I do love how the dramatic styling is complemented by Colls’ black and white photography,” voiced vogue28.

But not everyone was into it. “It’s a beautiful shot. But does it work for a cover? Maybe with a stronger layout,” wrote mikel.

Mercury6181 felt the same way: “I like the image a lot, but it’s not the best for a cover shot!”

“I’m beginning to grow a bit tired of the way Colls does his black and white shots. And anyway, this one looks like a preview cover or an ad,” declared Benn98.

Do you side with the majority? Check out some previews of the cover story and join the conversation here.

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Even Vittoria Ceretti Can’t Save Vogue Korea’s ‘Amateur’ November 2019 Cover

Vittoria Ceretti is one of our forum favorites. Whether the Italian beauty is storming the runways during fashion week, gracing covers of Vogue Italia, Vogue China and Vogue Spain or becoming the face of mega brands like Moschino, Chanel and Alexander McQueen, Vittoria continues to impress. So we aren’t at all surprised to see Vittoria make a comeback on the cover of Vogue Korea for November 2019. Photographed by Hyea W. Kang and styled by Kihoh Sohn, Vittoria smolders in the dramatic cover shot sporting smoky eyes and a look from Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2020 collection.

Vogue Korea November 2019 : Vittoria Ceretti by Hyea W. Kang


But our forum members felt the cover was a missed opportunity. “Yikes, this looks so amateur! Like it was taken with an Android. The reflection on her belt, the colors, huge miss for me,” said Benn98.

“All Vittoria does nowadays is save covers from being worse. I like the styling and everything, but that pose does not sit well with me. It looks weird,” called out SLFC.

“What a weird pose. She is giving Quasimodo realness,” mocked djowodjo30.

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“I agree,” replied apple. “There’s this Quasimodo pose because of the arm placement that makes it look like her back plus it resembles the Vogue Paris cover for October 2019. Also her stare is not giving me anything!”

Sharing the same sentiment was vogue28: “I do find it hard to hate on anything with Vittoria Ceretti, but Vogue Korea is pushing the limitations with this! What on earth? It’s not the worst magazine cover I’ve come across, but could’ve undoubtedly been better. I absolutely loathe the gradient masthead and the minuscule text.”

“I am not a fan of this cover. The only good thing is Vittoria, who at least adds some emotion to it,” defended Mercury6181.

Bertrando3 disagreed with the majority. “This is the first time I actually enjoy Vittoria on a Vogue cover. I like this, it’s dark, powerful and edgy. Besides the great hair and makeup, I love the pose, too.”

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Regina King Stuns on Marie Claire’s Refreshing November 2019 Cover

Anne Fulenwider has revitalized American Marie Claire by consistently delivering great covers. In 2019 alone we’ve fawned over covers featuring Penélope Cruz, Sandra Oh, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, Missy Elliott and Cara Delevingne — and the year’s not over yet! For November 2019, Regina King makes her debut on the magazine. Photographed by Thomas Whiteside on location in Los Angeles, the star of HBO’s upcoming Watchmen TV series looks utterly stunning in the engaging cover shot wearing a white Gabriela Hearst dress and Bulgari jewelry picked by Memsor Kamarake.

US Marie Claire November 2019 : Regina King by Thomas Whiteside


The cover impressed our forum members. “Stunning! She is such an amazing woman!” raved mikel the moment the cover dropped.

“She looks stunning and regal!” applauded FashionMuseDior.

“It’s about time she got a cover,” said a delighted violet100.

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In the same frame of mind was vogue28: “Ultra refreshing to see Regina King on the cover of a mainstream fashion glossy and it’s an added bonus that the outcome is just so fab. The cover is gorgeous, extremely engaging and well executed. I love everything from the poised cover shot to the colors and the monochromatic masthead and text.”

“It’s stunning!” declared Lola701.

But not everyone absolutely loved the cover. “What a refreshing choice! Very keen to read her feature, but the cover image isn’t the best,” wrote Benn98.

See more from Regina’s cover story and share your thoughts here.

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Olivia Colman Is Ravishing in Red on the November 2019 Cover of British Harper’s Bazaar

It’s official: Olivia Colman is the industry’s latest obsession. Following a triumphant appearance on American Vogue last month, the actress is now making her debut on the cover of British Harper’s Bazaar for November 2019. The star of The Crown looks right at home on location at the historic Burden Kahn Mansions posing before the lens of Alexi Lubomirski. In the regal newsstand cover image (below), Olivia wears a red Simone Rocha number courtesy of Miranda Almond, while the subscribers’ cover (after the jump) has her sporting a custom Alexander McQueen royal blue gown.

UK Harper’s Bazaar November 2019 : Olivia Colman by Alexi Lubomirski


Bazaar‘s latest divided our forums. “Much prefer this over the American Vogue cover, purely for how bright and regal it is! The red looks great, appreciate the minimal cover lines and quite like the choice of profile shot. It is very literal given Olivia Colman’s upcoming role in The Crown, but just perfect for British Harper’s Bazaar!” heralded vogue28.

“Gorgeous, she’s quite the stealthy dark horse! Do wish they didn’t crop the image like that because it makes what she’s wearing look really odd. And a simple pearl earring would’ve been enough really,” wrote Benn98.

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“I suppose they were going for regal/classy, but it looks like a friend took a photo while Olivia was having her passport photo taken,” disapproved Melancholybaby.

Miss Dalloway wasn’t a fan, either. “Easily the worst cover shot of hers I have ever seen!”

“They went far too literally ‘regal’ for my tastes. I love that U.S. Vogue avoided the obvious with their cover shot. This is precisely the opposite of that,” noted an underwhelmed honeycombchild.

“That tacky earring takes attention away from her. All things considered, they’ve had better days,” declared MON.

UK Harper’s Bazaar November 2019 : Olivia Colman by Alexi Lubomirski


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Gigi Hadid Deserves Better Than Vogue Germany’s ‘Uninteresting’ November 2019 Cover

Vogue Germany’s 40th anniversary celebrations are still in full swing, but the magazine’s offerings over the last 10 months simply haven’t been enough to impress. Covers with Gisele Bündchen, Victoria Beckham and Diane Kruger have been dismissed by our forums and now the publication has enlisted Gigi Hadid as its November cover star in an attempt to generate buzz. Marking her seventh Vogue cover appearance of 2019, the current face of Moschino, Prada and Burberry dons a sequin Michael Kors Collection number picked by Christiane Arp for the cover shot captured by photographer Giampaolo Sgura.

Vogue Germany November 2019 : Gigi Hadid by Giampaolo Sgura


The cover wasn’t for everyone. “Don’t like the cover. It’s not awful by any stretch, but even ELLE France would turn this down. Way too basic for Vogue,” proclaimed Benn98.

“The cover is really not bad and Gigi looks nice. But not a ‘great’ cover by any means,” dodencebt chimed in.

“What a cheap knockoff of Vogue Russia’s cover with Bella Hadid where she is also sitting. They even copied the way she sat. Next,” called out an underwhelmed MON.

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The questionable styling soon came under fire. “Wow that styling makes her head look a really strange shape. Not good at all,” disapproved SLFC.

“They made her look like she’s in her 40s,” exclaimed HeatherAnne.

Bertrando3 wasn’t a fan, either. “What the hell?”

“Well this is just deeply uninteresting,” stated lelaid.

“It’s not entirely terrible. This is how Gigi looks. Photographers really have to work hard to shoot her just right. Usually makeup artists go heavy on the contouring and bronzer. If anything, this is more natural than what we’re used to seeing from her,” defended GivenchyHomme.

“Giving me Michaela Bercu circa 1988 vibes,” shared FashionMuseDior.

Check out Gigi’s cover story and share your thoughts here.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, Dolly Parton and More Front ELLE’s ‘Women in Hollywood’ Issue for November 2019

Nina Garcia continues to demonstrate her pull within the industry by scoring just about every big celebrity to front ELLE. This year alone, Garcia has dropped covers featuring heavyweights Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift, Indya Moore and Angelina Jolie. Keeping up with tradition, Garcia serves up the magazine’s annual “Women in Hollywood” issue for November 2019 offering a whole series of multi-covers for us to hunt down. Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas, Jodie Turner-Smith, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Zendaya, Mindy Kaling (all shot by Zoey Grossman) and Dolly Parton (photographed by Jason Bell) all earned the coveted cover spots.

US Elle November 2019 : The 'Women in Hollywood' Issue by Zoey Grossman & Jason Bell


Forum members immediately began picking their favorite. “Nicole’s cover is one of the best ELLE covers I’ve seen in a long time. None of the others come close to it,” raved dodencebt.

“Nicole blew everyone else out of the water, love it!” agreed FashionMuseDior.

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“I actually like all of them! Some of the strongest ELLE covers in a long time. I love the starkness of Scarlett’s and Gwyneth’s,” said honeycombchild.

But not everyone was over the moon. “Beige overload! Nicole’s and maybe Gwyneth’s covers look stunning, but it’s odd to see Gwyneth on a ‘Women in Hollywood’ cover considering the only movies she appears in seem to be The Avengers franchise,” proclaimed Benn98.

“Too many covers, but with this lineup I can understand it! Nicole and Gwyneth are the winners for sure. I like all of them though!” commented apple.

US Elle November 2019 : The 'Women in Hollywood' Issue by Zoey Grossman & Jason Bell


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