If anyone’s looking for lessons in how to create a great summer cover, just take a look at Vogue Australia’s November 2011 issue featuring model Alina Baikova photographed by Nicole Bentley. This cover leaves me feeling unabashedly jealous that it’s going to be summer in Australia because it conveys such a fresh, fun, chic version of the season that I can’t help but want to experience. A lot of other Fashion Spot forum members also liked the look of and feel of the cover.
“Oh wow that is a beautiful image.” Style Savvy wrote. “Glad to see Alina back on the cover of Vogue Australia. Her two covers thus far are some of the best that the publication has produced.”
AL92 posted, “It has a great St Tropez summer vibe to it which I'm totally digging with a splash of retro! And no cluttered text… hurrah!”
Posting from Sydney, YourMonster wrote, “The cover is perfect. Just what we need here in Australia as we enter into much warmer weather – this will sell like hotcakes, it's perfect!”
Some forum members took issue with the model’s spread legs, but I like how they echo the position of her arms and form diagonal lines against the horizontal stripes of the beach blanket. Plus, the spread legs have a kind of carefree vibe to them that I associate with summer. All in all, this cover represents a job well done by Vogue Australia.
TheFashionSpot's Forum Buzz editor, Chrissy Makkas, has been a member and moderator of the tFS forums since early 2005. She regularly reports on hot topics and up-to-the-minute commentary from the forums, and highlights what trendsetting members are shopping for and wearing from week to week in her popular "What We Bought" and "Forum Street Style" features. You can find ChrissyM in the forums here.