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Doutzen Kroes Covers the Vogue Netherlands September 2013 Issue (Forum Buzz)

Doutzen Kroes photographed by Paul Bellaart for Vogue Netherlands

Doutzen Kroes photographed by Paul Bellaart for Vogue Netherlands

Dutch favorite Doutzen Kroes landed this year’s Vogue Netherlands September issue cover, and though the cover shot for me is just kind of okay, I’m still glad to see her there. This cover isn’t about to win any “best of the year” accolades (except maybe from Bobby153, who called it “easily one of my favorite Vogue covers of the year”), but the accompanying editorial shots by Paul Bellaart aren't too bad. Doutzen sprawled naked in some sort of milk bath with strategically hidden naughty bits? That just may be the best of the bunch. 

On the cover, Miss Dalloway noted, “The masthead bothers me, the pose is strange, it’s just not a cover image to me.”

Justaguy seemed ambivalent. “Hmmmm, it's a great shot of Doutzen, but the pose, although quintessential in modeling, is so overused and doesn't work for this cover… Overall it looks like they tried to do a Vogue Paris–type cover, but didn't succeed.”

Tigerrouge wasn’t a fan either. “I'd make everyone stay behind in the office and try even harder, before I'd ever allow a cover like that to see the light of day,” she shared.

And now that we’ve effectively buried this cover, let’s just go ahead and enjoy Doutzen’s milk bath. 

Paul Bellaart for Vogue Netherlands

All images: Paul Bellaart for Vogue Netherlands