Vogue Portugal doesn’t normally get much recognition on our forums these days, even though it has a tendency to do reprints perfectly and we can vividly remember that vibrant Naomi Campbell cover for February. For June 2016, the magazine has proudly commissioned its very own cover shoot and enlisted the modeling expertise of Anja Rubik. Shot by photographic duo Hunter & Gatti, the Polish beauty does laid-back luxe with effortless ease, wearing a coat and trousers from The Row with a 3.1 Phillip Lim shirt worn underneath.
But members of our forums declared the outcome a missed opportunity. “You manage to get Anja Rubik and you’re coming up with this? Such a waste,” complained Bezimienna at once.
“I know the tagline says exclusive but this looks like a reprint IMO. There have been so many covers/editorials with Anja styled like this, posing like this… she has more range, what a wasted opportunity,” kokobombon chimed in.
Also disapproving of the magazine’s efforts was TaylorBinque: “I don’t mind it but it somehow looks weird. Maybe the cropping. I also get an ELLE vibe.”
Bertrando3 agreed, writing, “The styling is a mess, there’s way too much text, the cover looks like ELLE magazine and Anja does not bring any energy there. Next!”
“It does look very ELLE, and that’s mainly down to the styling. She looks great though, although it’s weird to see her still booking covers,” said Benn98.
Not everyone was left entirely unsatisfied, however. “Anja’s always a perfect choice. I really like it but the styling and palette of colors look like for fall,” pointed out narcyza.
“Great seeing Anja on the cover of Vogue again. I love the color palette, but this looks so fall to me,” echoed justaguy, feeling the same way.
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