Waiting for the September issues to smash onto our local newsstands is like waiting for Christmas morning, but finally U.K. Vogue‘s edition has dropped for our entertainment and pleasure. As whispered about weeks ago, British actress Emma Watson takes the honor of gracing the title’s newly unveiled cover, wearing Stella McCartney and photographed by Josh Olins. Just like Emma’s December 2010 appearance, we thought Mario Testino would’ve shot the feature, so Olins is certainly a welcome choice.
Unfortunately, the cover fell short with our forum members. “This would be more fitting on the cover of a teen girl magazine,” Nomar suggested immediately.
“Great to see them move away from head shots. This would’ve been a great Teen Vogue cover, but it’s nice to see Emma. I’m surprised they haven’t matured her a bit to appeal to their broad range of women,” wondered an underwhelmed Benn98.
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“This should be better, it’s still good but it could be better. Something is off with her face, maybe they used too much Photoshop? I think she looks better than this cover lets on,” said KateTheGreatest.
Also not feeling the outcome was Kanna: “Emma looks tired. Adding some color on the lips would do good.”
GlamorousBoy was quick to complain, “Bad hair, bad expression, bad pose… I am very disappointed.”
“I adore Emma but sadly this isn’t the best cover she’s landed by any means. What a shame. The hair has just tipped too far into ‘through a hedge backwards’ for me. Daria [Werbowy] on Porter is artfully disheveled, this is just… scruffy,” said honeycombchild.
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