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Vogue Russia’s May Cover Is a ‘Hot Mess’ with Catherine McNeil (Forum Buzz)

The latest issue of Vogue Russia has Australian beauty Catherine McNeil on the cover. The model was photographed by Mariano Vivanco and styled by Olga Dunina. The outcome of the shoot is very earthy, with a laid-back McNeil blending in to the landscape which surrounds her as she wears pieces from fashion houses such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Dries van Noten and Proenza Schouler.

Vogue Russia May 2014 Catherine McNeil


"Hot mess… And am I the only one that thinks cat is quite an oddball choice for Vogue Russia??" wrote A.D.C.

MyNameIs wasn't impressed: "Really strange composition. That coat/jacket/hood thing looks really awkward. The hair would look nice on its own but combined with all the text and the hood, it all comes out looking really busy and messy. Cat looks pretty though."

"She looks hot, don't get me wrong, but the hair and the hood are just so strange-looking on the cover," commented ALAUU.

Although more positive comments started to flood in with Miss Dalloway posting, "I love this cover, so striking, I dont even mind it has too many elements for a close up, it's what holds my attention."

"This would be fabulous with minimal text and a darker masthead, because the image itself is awesome," suggested Pyslocke, who went on to state, "Really love this as a cover shot. Shame about the layout. Cat does look like a 70s babe, love the dramatic makeup and fluffy hair on her."

So, we have mixed reactions from forum members. The cover shot reminds me of something Hans Feurer would shoot for Vogue back in the early 80s. Check out the thread and join the discussion here.