Our forums sure do have a love/hate relationship with Irina Shayk. The Russian bombshell has had a breakout year so far, landing Givenchy advertising campaigns and fronting covers for the likes of Vogue Germany and Vogue Japan. Irina now takes to the cover of her native Vogue Russia as the title bestows upon her the honor of gracing the September edition. Captured by photographers Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Irina does what she does best and vamps it up on the cover as a sultry blonde.
The cover left our forum members pleasantly surprised. “This is actually a gorgeous cover! The windblown effect works. Her expression, albeit sleepy, works. And I love how she seems to be embracing herself – the vulnerability factor I always love,” MON praised immediately.
“Wow, it’s actually really impressive,” confessed Katya in amazement.
“The best she’s ever looked and her best cover to date,” proclaimed an affirmative marsnoop2.
Gazebo likes what he say too, writing, “Stunning Image. I love that it’s outside and it’s daytime, it counteracts the sultriness of Irina.”
Also a fan was anlabe32: “Irina looks amazing!! This would have also been a great shoot for Vogue Paris.”
“I didn’t expect much when I came to this thread, but wow, what a gorgeous cover,” admitted sore.
Yet the rest thought one component in particular almost ruined the whole cover. “Gorgeous, but wow no to that masthead!” shrieked Miss Dalloway.
MyNameIs felt the same way. “Love everything except that rainbow header. It’s ugly to begin with and just doesn’t go with anything else on the cover. Irina has probably never looked better,” he stated.
Check out Irina’s cover story, see what else Vogue Russia’s September issue has to offer and add your own two cents here.