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Naomi Campbell Rocks Plenty of Bling on Vogue Brazil’s Festive December 2019 Cover

The majority of mainstream fashion glossies have been steering clear of festive glamour this season. But Vogue Brazil decided to go against the grain by giving us true holiday vibes for December 2019. Following an array of striking covers featuring Anok Yai, Gigi Hadid and Christy Turlington, the Brazilian fashion bible picks Naomi Campbell to close out 2019. Shot by photographic duo Luigi & Iango and styled by Pedro Sales, Naomi looks flawless wearing a look from the Christian Dior Cruise 2020 collection for the portrait cover shot.

Vogue Brazil December 2019 : Naomi Campbell by Luigi & Iango

IMAGE: VOGUE.GLOBO.COM

Naomi’s latest divided our forums. “God, such perfection! Wonderful end of the year for Vogue Brazil with Gigi and Christy and now Naomi! I’m always going to love Luigi & Iango’s CGI version of women and I’m in love with these simple portraits they’ve been shooting for Vogue Brazil lately,” applauded aracic.

“Simple, classic, festive. Everything we need,” raved jorgepalomo.

“It’s impossible for me to ever dislike or not buy a Naomi cover! Look at that face!” exclaimed Miss Dalloway.

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“Pretty CGI, but that’s expected of Luigi & Iango, so I think I like it. Naomi looks fresh and the styling is great,” admired dodencebt.

“Naomi is stunning! Stunning! However, the styling is too excessive for this pose/mood,” said MON.

Not everyone loved the outcome. “I used to respect Naomi (for her modeling experience only), but this woman is so cheap nowadays. Ugh!” shared Srdjan.

Vogue Brazil closes 2019 without a single cover featuring a Brazilian model,” noted caioherrero.

A hit or miss? Await Naomi’s cover feature and join the conversation here.

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Stella McCartney, Ashley Graham and Others Star on Vogue’s January 2020 Issue

Anna Wintour has been on a roll lately gifting us great covers and some unexpected cover stars. First came an amazing Olivia Colman offering, a glorious Rihanna cover followed, then we were treated to a practically perfect Phoebe Waller-Bridge cover for December. Now the American fashion bible is honoring the fearless faces and forces in the industry with four January 2020 covers. All shot by Annie Leibovitz and styled by Tonne Goodman, the fresh covers feature Stella McCartney, Ashley Graham, Greta Gerwig and a mystery subject to be named later.

US Vogue January 2020 : Stella McCartney & Family by Annie Leibovitz

IMAGE: VOGUE.COM

Stella’s cover was the first to drop. “This is such a great idea, I know people usually hate kids on covers, but I love that they gave a cover to a female designer. Also this is easily the most natural of Leibovitz’s covers. Bring on the others…” raved Miss Dalloway.

“Seemingly surprising, but actually a very suitable way to start the new decade. Stella McCartney is a pioneer and a tireless advocate for sustainable practices in fashion,” noted dodencebt.

“Come through Anna! She seems to have had some sort of a revelation recently with all these gorgeous covers and surprising cover subjects. Love everything about this!” applauded aracic.

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Marc10 felt the same enthusiasm for the cover: “Whoa, Anna has been brave with some unexpected yet awesome cover stars lately! Love this, what a gorgeous, warm image. Really flawless!”

“WOW! That cover is stunning. I love the fact that despite how simple the image is, it still captures your attention. Great way to start the year, Vogue U.S.,” said crmsnsnwflks.

The covers starring Ashley and Greta proved to be just as popular. “Oh the other two are STUNNING! Ashley’s cover is so far the best. The stare, the mood, the composition. Stunning,” approved MON.

“Really beautiful covers, finally American Vogue‘s style comes back! These portraits are so romantic and modern at the same time,” declared biagiolr.

“Ashley and Greta are unexpected but welcome surprises. Loving all three images so far, classic Leibovitz. And wondering who’s the final cover star gonna be…” wrote amby.

US Vogue January 2020 : The 'Vogue Vaules of 2020' by Annie Leibovitz

IMAGES: VOGUE.COM

Who do you think the mystery cover star is? Share your thoughts on Vogue‘s latest here.

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Prada Switches Photographers for Its Resort 2020 Campaign

Our forum members have been very open about their displeasure over Willy Vanderperre replacing Steven Meisel as Prada’s campaign photographer. With the exception of Vanderperre’s Resort 2017 offering featuring Jessica Chastain, the campaigns have fallen short — extremely short. Thankfully, Miuccia Prada decided to switch things up by enlisting Drew Vickers and Keizo Kitajima to shoot the fashion house’s Resort 2020 campaign. The new ads feature a long list of models, including Qun Ye, Freja Beha Erichsen, Sara Blomqvist, Toni Smith, Stella Jones, Ashley Radjarame, Xiao Wen Ju, Lexi Boling, Kyla Ramsey and Victoire Ishimwe captured both indoors and outdoors.

Prada Resort 2020 by Drew Vickers & Keizo Kitajima

IMAGES: MODELS.COM

Our forums were huge supporters of the switch. “A new era!” heralded Nuit.

“Best campaign they’ve done in years,” exclaimed lelaid.

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“I really like this campaign. Cinematic and both modern and retro at the same time. The black and white shots give me Ingmar Bergman vibes with a modern twist…” noted Morgane07.

“This is probably the most Prada-esque campaign in years,” proclaimed Style Savvy.

“This campaign is soooooo good. Fresh cast. Fresh perspective,” said dfwn2n.

“Everything is perfection with this campaign — from the concept to the cast to the styling to the execution,” agreed blusheels.

“Love this as well. I like Willy Vanderperre as a photographer, he’s amazing, but he just never really worked for Prada,” declared Joromana.

Prada Resort 2020 by Drew Vickers & Keizo Kitajima

IMAGES: MODELS.COM

Check out Prada’s Resort 2020 advertising campaign in full and join the conversation here.

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Virginie Efira Guest Edits Vogue Paris’ Double Holiday Issue

Out of the 23 international editions of Vogue, Vogue Paris is the most predictable of the bunch. In 2019 alone, we’ve encountered Rianne Van Rompaey a total of three times and Erika Linder twice down at the newsstand. We expected to see one of the two regulars help the French fashion bible round out the year. But the mag threw us a curveball by having French-Belgian actress Virginie Efira guest edit its holiday issue, following in the footsteps of Rihanna, Karl Lagerfeld and Vanessa Paradis. Rocking a Veronica Lake-inspired hairstyle, glossy makeup and a sequined Saint Laurent number, Virginie poses before the lens of Mikael Jansson for the chic cover shot.

Vogue Paris December 2019/January 2020 : Virginie Efira by Mikael Jansson

IMAGE: VOGUE.FR

The vast majority of our forum members had no clue who Virginie was. “I googled her because I don’t know who she is and I’m really impressed. She’s gorgeous, the cover is stunning. Always great to see someone unexpected on Vogue Paris,” approved jorgepalomo.

“After umpteen covers from Alt with the same faces, I can appreciate the sight of someone new on the cover of Vogue Paris, but I also have absolutely zero clue who Virginie Efira is (did immediately think it was Kate Moss upon first glance — or Sofia Richie). Nevertheless, I’m a fan of how festive and glamorous the cover feels…” echoed vogue28.

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“I’m beyond shocked! This is literally the first time that Vogue Paris has a celebrity that has a real mainstream popularity as a cover woman. I kinda like it! The cover is chic, safe and festive,” commented Lola701.

Valentine27 felt the same way: “Virginie Efira on the cover of Vogue Paris. Now that’s a shock! Never thought I’d ever witness this! Incredible and quite unbelievable to be honest. I’m very happy for her. She’s a great actress and a beautiful woman. Finally we get someone drastically different.”

“That’s a beautiful and chic cover. Very Vogue Paris,” proclaimed mepps.

Are you a fan of the cover? Check out some previews of the issue and share your thoughts here.

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Irina Shayk Upstages Stella Maxwell on Vogue Russia’s Set of December 2019 Covers

Vogue Russia managed to stay in our good graces throughout 2019 by consistently selecting fashion’s finest (Birgit Kos, Bella Hadid, Grace Elizabeth, Kendall Jenner, Imaan Hammam, Cara TaylorAbbey Lee Kershaw) to front its covers. The mag closes out the year on another high note by giving its December issue to Irina Shayk and Stella Maxwell. The pair each score a solo cover for the occasion captured by photographer Zoey Grossman with Paul Cavaco on styling duties. Irina serves good face in her portrait shot wearing lacy Valentino (below), while Stella does a high kick in a showstopping Moncler number (after the jump).

Vogue Russia December 2019 : Irina Shayk & Stella Maxwell by Zoey Grossman

IMAGE: VOGUE.RU

One cover really stood out for our forum members. “Irina’s cover is stunning! A perfect balance of styling elements, text, composition and beauty. I feel sorry for not liking Stella’s cover because she’s been working really hard lately, shooting more than ever. But her cover just doesn’t work and feels unnecessary,” wrote Benn98.

“Stella’s cover is indeed unnecessary!” mikel chimed in.

“Irina’s cover is really wonderful. It just works for December,” declared dodencebt.

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Sharing the same sentiment was vogue28: “Irina Shayk’s cover is clearly the standout of the two so utterly gorgeous and engaging. I just cannot understand for the life of me why someone decided to include Stella Maxwell in this!”

“Irina is clearly the only one needed here,” voiced SLFC.

“Fantastic cover from Irina! Such a natural beauty, only enhanced by other elements of the cover,” approved aracic.

“Irina has one of the most beautiful faces in the industry… I like Stella’s one, but if a magazine wants to make multiple covers, they should all be at the same level and clearly this isn’t the case,” commented jorgepalomo.

Vogue Russia December 2019 : Irina Shayk & Stella Maxwell by Zoey Grossman

IMAGE: VOGUE.RU

See the accompanying cover feature and share your thoughts here.

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Taylor Swift Morphs Into Brigitte Bardot for British Vogue’s January 2020 Cover

It goes without saying that 2019 has been a remarkable year for Edward Enninful and in his continuing effort to propel British Vogue in a new direction (or in this case, a whole new decade), Enninful just dropped the magazine’s very first offering for 2020 starring Taylor Swift. The American singer/songwriter returns to the cover exactly two years after her last appearance morphing into Brigitte Bardot with a little help from beauty dream team Pat McGrath and Guido Palau. Enninful outfitted Swift in vintage Chanel for the cover image shot by photographer Craig McDean.

UK Vogue January 2020 : Taylor Swift by Craig McDean

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.UK

According to our forum members, the cover is a huge setback. “This is bad. I really like Taylor’s music and don’t have an issue with her on magazines generally, but this is AWFUL. The Photoshop makes her look like a different person. Never thought I’d say this, but this makes her U.S. Vogue September 2019 cover look like a masterpiece,” commented KINGofVERSAILLES.

“The amount of Photoshop and the wig-like hair makes it unlikable,” Srdjan chimed in.

“‘New decade, new style’ starts with Taylor and a Chanel suit? OK, I must be missing something. New style and a new decade should have started with a hot star, model or something less conventional than a successful white girl…” disapproved KissMiss.

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LastNight wasn’t impressed, either. “The cover is horrible and so disappointing. I have to say I haven’t been a fan of McDean’s work for years and this is a real mess. Interesting that it’s a very similar color palette to Dua Lipa’s January 2019 cover: beige and red. I like Taylor, but nothing about this works for me.”

But not everyone hated the outcome. “So sick of her, but my god, this is easily the best cover she has done! The Bardot makeup actually works on her, especially with this styling,” raved Miss Dalloway.

“I like when Taylor goes Bardot — it’s perfect,” approved ghostwriter10549.

“Love it! I don’t think they Photoshopped Taylor, it’s the Bardot-esque styling and makeup. Way better than U.S. Vogue,” applauded Urban Stylin.

Check out some previews of Swift’s cover feature and join the ongoing debate here.