Anna de Rijk graces the cover of Vogue Netherlands’ November Issue styled in a frilly white lace confection by Dolce & Gabbana and an eye-catching jeweled necklace. Joining Anna within the pages of the magazine are models Mirte Maas, Laura Kampman, and more. Having yet to reach a full year in publication, this magazine still seems to be finding its sea legs. Some forum members feel this cover is a step in the right direction while others find it to be more of a misstep.
“It looks off, like an old Vogue Paris mixed with the weirdness of Vogue Russia,” Bertrando3 posted. “I don't feel anything except blandness and awkward photo.”
In contrast, Urban Stylin wrote, “Love it! She looks like a glamorous vampire.”
“Really like this cover,” justaguy agreed. “She looks beautiful and they've done a really nice job with the styling. At first I thought the greens clashed, but they've grown on me and add to the cover's allure.”
As far as I can tell, Vogue Netherlands is still working things out. This isn’t the best cover we’ve seen this year, but it’s certainly not the worst. On the pass-fail scale, this cover gets a pass from me. Despite any shortcomings, there's something pretty and romantic about it. Plus, chances are they got some more dynamic images out of Anna for the editorial, so it could be worth another look.