You have to applaud magazines likeVogue Brazil that regularly champion homegrown talent. The magazine loves a good Gisele Bündchen cover appearance and recently served up a picture perfect Lais Ribeiro cover. The latest Brazilian model to grace the cover is Ellen Rosa, who makes her debut for April 2017. Photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, the current face of Miu Miu delivers two unique covers for our forums to deliberate over this month.
According to our forums, one cover most definitely trumped the other. “Oh dear. That first cover (above) is just wrong on so many levels. Ellen has yet to impress me in print, but come on… this is like a bad joke. From the styling to the colors to her pose and expression. Second one (below) is better, because her face is one in a million, but still drab as hell,” slammed myran the moment both covers appeared.
“Yes, yes, and yes! Neither cover works for me. The first cover highlight the butchering of that splendid collection with her slouchy pose. Then you add to the fact that she’s simply no oil painting, so the beauty cover is a miss for me as well,” stated Benn98.
“This girl either looks amazingly beautiful or photographs terribly, there’s no in between. Both covers are bad,” forum member sixtdaily critiqued.
Zoom wasn’t in favor of the outcome either: “Sgura strikes again. Love Ellen but this is a classic Giampaolo cover mess. Styling, angles, and on and on!”
Echoing the same sentiments was Phuel. “Can never never never understand that someone like Giampaolo is employed, let alone shooting for Vogues. His photography is the epitome of generic and nondescript catalog style cheapness— and that’s being generous,” he said.
“It’s a very lackluster debut. The lighting is too dark and the styling leaves a lot to be desired,” ranted GivenchyHomme.
“What on earth is this? How are these actual covers? Outtakes at best, horrible!” Miss Dalloway said.
Which cover do you prefer — if any? See Ellen’s cover story and let us know what you think here.