“It's going to sell like hot cakes, that's for sure,” predicted Creative when rumors about Irina Shayk’s appearance on the cover of the November issue of Vogue Spain surfaced, hinting at the model’s popularity in Spain thanks to her high-profile relationship with Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Shot by Giampaolo Sgura, the cover shows Irina posing in front of a tree, looking sexy and beautiful as ever.
Forum member valliaddict posted, “Her face looks amazing. I wish they would've styled her in something else, but the cover is still nice.”
“Wish there wasn't a banner, I mean with all that text already, why?!!! But otherwise such a gorgeous cover image of her, and I love that it’s outside, it captures my mood at the moment,” commented Miss Dalloway.
“I love it… It's a great fall cover. Very 90s American Vogue,” added A.D.C.
It is uncommon that tFS forum members get overly excited by the sight of a more commercial model on a Vogue cover, but happycanadian was another one who had no complaints with this cover. He wrote, “Say what you want about her, but Irina is an absolutely STUNNING woman. Seriously, just take a moment and imagine running into her in the street. She would literally take your breath away. I’m happy to see her on a cover.”
Truth is, you can get away with unimaginative styling and a questionable layout when you have a truly captivating beauty gracing your cover. If she is willing to talk about her relationship with her mega-famous boyfriend in the interview (the cover tagline translates as “Cristiano knows how to make me happy”), even better. This may not be a groundbreaking concept or iconic image, but it’s a solid cover and Vogue Spain more than likely did everything right here.