The September 2014 cover of Vogue Germany surfaced on our forums earlier today. Captured by Daniel Jackson, Vanessa Axente looks “every inch a supermodel” with wet hair swept back from her effortlessly beautiful face, while wearing minimal makeup for the magazine’s front cover. Styled by the fashion bible’s Editor-in-Chief, Christiane Arp, the Hungarian model showcases a white coat by Ralph Lauren Collection. Vanessa has also previously covered the October 2013 issue of German Vogue.
Despite the magazine’s best efforts, however, our forum members aren’t so satisfied. “She looks slightly sick…it´s the biggest issue of the year, they could have come out with a more exciting concept couldn’t they?” questioned kokobombon.
“This is such a disappointment! For a September issue this just doesn’t translate to me at all. White background? Wet hair? So plain? Where is the dream??? When will editors get that ‘normcore’ is NOT going to happen. Expected so much more. Hope the other Vogues deliver,” commented longliveamour.
Also feeling let down by the cover was bridgettetson, who wrote, “Such a bad cover! So disposable and unremarkable!”
Not everyone shared the same sentiments, though. A few of us actually admire the cover: “Not sure why no one else likes it, I think it’s a stunning cover. She looks beautiful and the white background is nice with this. Layout could be better, but at least they weren’t trying to be too funky with it for once. The cover editorial is flawless and I’m loving the Karlina Caune overload in this issue. Looks like a great September issue to me already!” enthused Psylocke.
Nepenthes favored the cover too: “I don’t know what you guys are talking about. To me, this is a stellar cover. Vanessa looks every inch a supermodel.”
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