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Joan Smalls Goes Over the Top for Vogue Italia (Forum Buzz)

Vogue Italia March 2012 - Joan Smalls by Steven MeiselJoan Smalls is intentionally “over the top” (as the hashtag implies) on the cover of Vogue Italia’s March issue, and forum members are all for it. This marks Joan’s first appearance on the cover of Vogue.

“FINALLY,” Psylocke expressed. “So good to finally see her getting her more than well-deserved first Vogue cover! But I'm surprised that after all the previews we've seen we get a cover that isn't all that tacky. Maybe it's her serious facial expression but I really don't find this very '#overthetop' except for the eye makeup? But I really love the colors and think this is quite a beautiful cover.”

“You know you're beautiful when you're wearing eye makeup that ugly and you still manage to look good,” ALAUU quipped.

MulletProof laughed when she saw the hashtag on the cover. “Like 'yeah, it's over the top'. Love the celebration of tackiness and the humor in it,” she commented.

The intentional tackiness is brought to another level inside the magazine, where Joan is joined by Daphne Groeneveld, Lindsey Wixson, Karen Elson, Jessica Stam, Guinevere van Seenus, Coco Rocha, and Abbey Lee Kershaw in an editorial by Steven Meisel called “Haute Mess”. Vogue Italia made up gifs of the ladies as a teaser for the editorial. I'm glad to see that Vogue Italia is succeeding in their quest to keep things interesting.

Daphne Groeneveld - Vogue Italia March 2012 by Steven MeiselLindsey Wixson - Vogue Italia by Steven MeiselJessica Stam - Vogue Italia March 2012 by Steven MeiselGuinevere van Seenus - Vogue Italia March 2012 by Steven Meisel- Vogue Italia March 2012 by Steven Meisel- Vogue Italia March 2012 by Steven Meisel

Image: via the Fashion Spot forums.