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SELF Magazine Gets a Chic Update with the Help of Joan Smalls (Forum Buzz)

SELF magazine looks like it’s undergone a major makeover. The publication’s got a new editor-in-chief, Joyce Chang, and she’s pulling out the big guns for her very first issue. This month, Vogue cover girl Joan Smalls fronts the new issue and can we just say, chick looks amazing?

Image: Self

Image: Self

Joan looks serene, her limbs gracefully zigzagging down the cover. For the shoot, the magazine tapped Patrick Demarchelier, and we can expect to see the work of more top-tier photographers under the new leadership. This is a new era for the magazine, and it’s safe to say it’s off to a great start.

SELF‘s new look didn’t get past our forum members. “Don’t tell me this is SELF, the servicey US health and beauty magazine? Wow! This is great for them! They must’ve had a re-vamp,” Benn98 wrote.

So the Vogue cover girls are really taking over the Condé titles this month,” proclaimed A.D.C.

Some people weren’t too keen on the gray background. “It would have been an awesome cover if it wasn’t for the weird skin colour they gave her and the lack of life in her eyes,” Urban Stylin opined. 

Thrilled to see the model gracing another cover was orchidee, “And the Joan takeover continues!” Still, he had his criticisms: “Her body looks SO good, but she looks a little dead in the eyes. The grey tones in the lighting aren’t helping either. Happy for her though.”

“Flawless,” valliaddict simply stated.

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