On her first Vogue cover, Ondria Hardin looks undeniably cute. And it’s very obviously not her fault the cover itself fails to make an impact. Shot by Giampaolo Sgura and styled by Anna Dello Russo, the Vogue Japan March 2014 cover is just too predictable. (As Miranda Priestly in A Devil Wears Prada would say, “Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.") Needless to say, tFS forums members were not impressed.
“God, the layout and that [Dolce & Gabbana dress] are just horrendous", noted teaars.
And Kite commented, “The photoshopping around the "V" & "O" is really annoying me. She looks cute though. That Dolce collection is EVERYWHERE.”
Indeed, there are many things wrong with this cover. And as pretty as she looks, Ondria does not exactly exude a happy, cheerful spring mood here.
justaguy further elaborated, “If this is supposed to be a pretty cover with the theme of flowers, they should have softened Ondria's makeup and had her smile. I think they might have pulled it off better. Other than that, typical VJ cover with too much text drowning the cover subject.”
I couldn’t agree more with him. Is this cover the result of too many clashing ideas? By this lackluster cover we are definitely not convinced. Next!