Kati Nescher has never delivered a bad Vogue cover, always giving good face, and this time around she doesn't disappoint. The German model is Vogue China's latest cover girl, photographed by Mikael Jansson, styled by Anastasia Barbieri and wearing an extravagant floral dress from Dolce & Gabbana. Reviews in the forums of the July 2014 cover were mixed, however.
"Wow, that's ethereal! Another beautiful cover from Vogue China, yet again. I thought it must have been shot by Åkrans until I checked the title again," commented Kanna.
Miss Dalloway shared the same enthusiastic sentiments: "How beautiful, love this cover."
"Couldn't be happier with the fact that Jansson finally made his Vogue China debut. I've been longing to see him work for the Chinese edition and this one turns out to be brilliant. Kati looks divine here. Love the combination of the soft styling and the tough facial expression," enthused Jelavender.
There weren't only positive reviews, however. "This has been done too many times and way better," wrote Creative.
Lavinray was reminded of an advertisement: "It's okay, reminds me of Abbey Lee [Kershaw]'s Gucci Flora Fragrance."
As was Nepenthes, who wrote, "Beautiful, ethereal and summery. My first thought was Abbey Lee's Flora campaign meets Florence Welch. Looking forward to the cover story!"
"So boring. Even the most commercial of brands/catalogs do this sort of styling now," commented HeatherAnne.
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