Anja Rubik is no stranger to Vogue covers and this month marks her sixth cover of German Vogue. For its August 2014 issue, the magazine enlisted Camilla Akrans to capture the Polish model wearing a curly hairstyle and a chunky baby blue knit teamed with a white shirt underneath. Styled by Nicola Knels, the shoot was inspired by Kim Basinger‘s hit movie 9 1/2 Weeks, with Anja portraying the blond actress to perfection inside the issue.
Our forum members have mixed feelings regarding the cover and accompanying cover story. “WOW, very 80s but in the BEST possible way, and even though I hate when text touches the masthead, HATE IT, love this cover!” writes Miss Dalloway.
“I’m not a fan of Camilla Akrans’ soft focus/high key style, but this ed (which obviously isn’t soft focus/high key at all!) is simply PHENOMENAL,” added Zorka, who has kindly provided the thread with digital HQ’s of the entire issue.
Wolkfolk was also in favor of the cover: “Fantastic cover and great editorials. Anja looks stunning here and I love the styling in all the eds.”
Not all members were interested, though. “Everything bores me to death. It’s so bland and not eye-catching; the only pic I like is the b&w shot of Hilary,” commented an unimpressed Bertrando3.
A.D.C. feels that another publication has done the concept better: “Anja’s shoot looks a bit like J. Lo‘s recent one for Billboard but J. Lo did it better IMO.”
View the thread for the fashion stories inside the issue and join the discussion here.