Her sister is on newsstands left, right and center, so it was inevitable that a magazine was going to jump on featuring Bella Hadid. Amid the staff changes, beauty bible Allure has been delivering terrific covers issue after issue (aside from last month’s cover). As the publication celebrates its 25th anniversary with the March 2016 edition, Allure serves up two covers for us to deliberate over. Joining Bella is modeling legend Naomi Campbell and the duo both look fantastic before the lens of legendary fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier.
But one cover, in particular, took the spotlight. “I think Bella looks really pretty here. Naomi looks good, too, except for her hair looks really fake,” explained justaguy.
Also pointing out Naomi’s hair was dodencebt: “I don’t know if I dislike Naomi’s bad wig or Bella’s greasy hair more.”
A.D.C. couldn’t wait to voice his sentiments, either. “That wig!!! I literally wanna pull it off. Just imagine how striking Naomi would have looked in the same photo but with her hair tightly pulled back. I feel magazines never know what to do with her hair,” he ranted.
“Allure is different now. But it’s borderline Marie Claire. I’m not liking the new direction. Emma’s January cover was an acceptable change, but the Feb cover and these, aren’t to my liking. Having said that, I’m more inclined towards Bella’s cover. It has this natural feel to it, which stands out when compared to Naomi’s cover. Naomi’s hair. Why? That hair would’ve been read to filth in Drag Race,” mocked MON.
Bella’s cover certainly took home the trophy. “Bella looks charming on that cover, there’s something really likable about the shot. It’s odd that they chose her over Gigi. And while I applaud the idea of Naomi Campbell for Allure, the execution unfortunately doesn’t impress me. I’d like to know what the reasoning was behind the casting. Just feels a bit random,” acknowledged Benn98.
Forum member gazebo was pleasantly surprised by Bella too, admitting, “Bella is beautiful and I love the genuine smile.”
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