Vogue Mexico often receives a bashing from our forum members, and it appears as though it will continue into 2015. The magazine’s January cover hit our forums earlier this week with mixed results. Vogue has handed Julia Frauche her second cover (she previously landed the April 2012 issue of Vogue Australia), but this time around she’s styled in the complete opposite and we just don’t know what to think. Photographed by Nagi Sakai, the French beauty models a baby pink Christopher Kane coat, standing in the studio against a purposely torn backdrop. The team behind the shoot must have been feeling the pink trend this season as stylist Sarah Gore Reeves selected only pink outfits for the shoot. Gimmicky or trendy?
Our forum members share mixed feelings. “Not a fan… They wanted to try something with the background but it doesn’t work for me. I don’t really like Julia’s face expression. That pink jacket doesn’t match with anything in this cover,” said Oxymore, not getting us off on a very positive note.
“It’s the jacket that’s bothering me the most. It doesn’t have any shape, making her look like a mannequin head that models wigs,” agreed TREVOFASHIONISTO.
We can assume Nepenthes wasn’t a fan, either: “Looks like a pre-fall lookbook.”
Benn98 showed no enthusiasm and posted, “She looks too washed out for my liking. And I don’t like the weird backdrop. I feel these colours are more suitable for winter.”
But not all of us are left disappointed by Vogue Mexico’s efforts this month. “I like what I’m seeing so far. Not a fan of the background, but I love the shade of pink. I don’t like Julia Frauche that much but she works it well here!” credited Valentine27.
“Lovely! I really like it. Nice palette of colors. This pink looks pretty elegant,” complimented narcyza.
Take a peek inside the thread and see Julia’s cover story. Share your own opinion of Vogue Mexico’s January 2015 cover here.