Harper’s Bazaar seems to think that Lea Michele has enough pull to warrant a September issue cover, but Fashion Spot forum members disagree.
After seeing the cover preview, lucy92 declared, “This star can't carry a September issue.”
was “not at all impressed with the cover or the ‘star’ who's on it.”
“Lea didn’t live up to the expectations of a September Issue,” wrote MON
. “I feel so ashamed that I actually expected something spectacular from Bazaar
. There’s nothing September-ish in this cover. Plain old white background, white dress, pink text and same old taglines. Lea does look good though but this could pass for a May issue. Sad for Bazaar
that they didn’t level things up. Kate [Moss’] Vogue
cover will put this to shame in no time.”
wasn’t opposed to seeing a fresh face on the cover, even if it lacks the wow factor. “I don’t think Lea is undeserving of the cover,” he wrote. “I would much rather see a new face like hers as opposed to Jennifer [Aniston], Courteney [Cox], Demi [Moore], Gwyneth [Paltrow]
. So, good on Lea for landing the issue. I just hope her editorial is a bit more inspiring.”
I hope so too: this issue needs to redeem itself, and that's coming from a closet (now out of the closet) Glee fan.
Image courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.