A thread has been active for Vogue Spain’s August issue for a week now, and at first our forum members couldn’t figure out who the cover star was. It turns out she’s Spanish actress Blanca Suárez, photographed by Giampaolo Sgura wearing a white feathered ensemble by Chanel, which was styled by Sara Fernandez. Shot on location surrounded by luscious gardens, Blanca is also seen for a series of photos inside the magazine where she appears to be channeling Jane Birkin — or is that just me?
“I don’t know who she is, but it’s a lovely cover, I like the text placement,” wrote KateTheGreatest.
“Who is she?” questioned fashionlover2001.
Forum member Zhanna came to everyone’s rescue and informed us: “She’s a popular actress in Spain. Best known for two TV series and actually is one of the ‘Almodovar girls’ (The Skin I Live In/La Piel Que Habitó/ and I’m So Excited!/Los Amantes Pasajeros). Blanca also is now the face of Intimissimi.” She went on to add, “I don’t think she’s the right choice for a Vogue cover. She’s not Penélope. Only famous in Spain.”
“Average run of the mill kind of cover. There’s not really much else to say,” commented Abracadabra.
Oxymore was left underwhelmed as well and wrote, “That could have been a great cover but it’s just the expression on her face that is kind of weird. As always, I’m sure there will be a better picture in the cover story that would have made a better cover. And she reminds me of Jessica Biel with the bang.”
So, what do you think? Are you a fan? You can view the cover story as well as the rest of the fashion content inside the thread here.