Our forums certainly didn’t hold back last month after Lui magazine unveiled a rather tacky cover featuring Rita Ora flashing her bare breasts for Terry Richardson. But the racy French publication appears to redeem itself with its March 2016 offering. The title tapped Lily Aldridge to make her debut on the cover wearing nothing but a striking mohair coat and a pair of knee-high boots before the lens of photographer David Bellemere. Lily is slowly but surely gaining momentum in the fashion industry, currently starring in ads for Stuart Weitzman and she was recently a cover girl for Vogue Spain.
Lui‘s choice this month left our forum members divided. “Will never get this girl’s appeal. She’s got such a harsh face. Just as well there are so many distractions on this cover,” pointed out a disapproving Benn98.
“This looks awfully generic, Lui has had better covers. I don’t know why they do them anymore. Also Lily doesn’t excite me, she isn’t really sexy to me,” inputted KateTheGreatest.
Also not very optimistic was kokobombon, writing, “Not bad but I don’t have high hopes for an editorial by Bellemere…”
But everyone else was quick to find at least one reason to show some appreciation. “It’s not a stellar cover, but she’s gorgeous. Never got her appeal though. But to be honest, put this side by side with last month, you’ll start to appreciate it even more,” acknowledged MON.
“Great news after last month’s effort! Love Bellemere’s work – looking forward to this,” raved an excited sapphirenick.
TeeVanity was keen to see more, too, admitting, “Lily really delivered on this cover.”
Await more from Lily’s brand new shoot and in the meantime, join the conversation here.