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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Stars on the September Issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK (Forum Buzz)

By now, the September issues are slowly but steadily starting to surface on our forums. We took a peek at the latest edition of U.K. Harper’s Bazaar as the magazine welcomes back Rosie Huntington-Whiteley onto its cover (Rosie’s September 2014 cover is still fresh in our memories). This time around, the British model-turned-actress was photographed by Alexi Lubomirski and participated in a rooftop shoot on location in New York City. On the cover for subscribers (right), Rosie wears a Saint Laurent blazer and chiffon dress while on the regular newsstand cover (left), she works a dress by Prada.

UK Harper's Bazaar September 2015 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley by Alexi Lubomirski

IMAGES: HARPERSBAZAAR.CO.UK AND MARK E

As always, forum members couldn’t wait to debate. “Wasn’t Rosie last year’s model choice for the same issue? I remember the ed was perfect! This also looks really good, let’s see how the editorial will turn out…” miguelalmeida commented the moment the covers surfaced.

“OMG, I’m in LOVE with the actual cover!” Fotoholic24 raved.

Sharing the same attitude was Srdjan: “I love the outfit choice for the newsstand cover and I adore the pastel colours. Of course, Rosie herself is the best part of this issue! She silently became a favorite of mine.”

KateTheGreatest was a fan too, writing, “I’m excited to see Rosie, they do use her a lot but I prefer her than most other people constantly getting covers.”

The negativity soon came flooding in, however. “The styling is terrible, I don’t care if it’s Saint Laurent, the chiffon dress looks cheap. I don’t understand the Rosie love, she’s a terrible model, she missed her true calling as a stylist,” said HeatherAnne.

“I don’t like her face here — it looks too long and exaggerated but I love everything else about the cover,” MyNameIs admitted.

Check out the fascinating Icons editorial by Carine Roitfeld and join the conversation here.