As rumored in theFashionSpot‘s Cover Rumor Thread, Blake Lively is on the cover of American Vogue‘s August 2014 issue. For the magazine’s annual “Age Issue,” Blake is photographed by Mario Testino and styled by Tonne Goodman. Shot for the cover wearing a red knit dress, which was teamed with a thick brown leather shearling coat, Blake looks radiant with her hair styled effortlessly as she flashes a welcoming smile while portraying Southwestern chic. The former Gossip Girl star previously fronted both the February 2009 and June 2010 issues of the fashion bible.
Our forum members aren’t so thrilled that Blake has scored yet another Vogue cover. “I adore Blake but gosh another Vogue cover? I mean, there are talented up and coming actress you can choose from a pool who’s having their movies now but then you decided to choose Blake Lively with a story focusing on a GOOP-ish website. Oh well…” posted TaylorBinque.
“This is horrible! I don’t think she deserves another cover, but I was still expecting it and the editorial to look nice enough. The only shot I like is the one with the dog. The styling is awful,” said an unsatisfied SallyAlbright.
Sharing their sentiments was whysper: “Seriously, her? I just don’t see the ‘IT factor’ with Blake, despite the fact that she surprisingly has lucrative deals and that still confuses me to this day. She’s got hustle, sure, but nothing special.”
Not everyone is in the same frame of mind, though. A small few actually liked what they saw! “It’s a lovely classic American Vogue cover. I can almost see Linda or Amber in this same setup during their heyday. With that being said, I have zero interest in Blake. The pictures are pretty but the headline might as well read, From Gossip Girl to a Failed Movie Career. Internet entrepreneur? Give me a break,” proclaimed A.D.C.
“Stunning! Am getting that Elaine Irwin vibe and I think she deserves the cover being a fashion and beauty star,” wrote Urban Stylin.
What are your feelings about Blake’s third Vogue appearance? Check out the thread for Mario’s accompanying cover story and join the discussion here.