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Gwen Stefani Gives Us the Blues on the Cover of Elle UK’s October Issue (Forum Buzz)

Elle UK October 2012 - Gwen Stefani in Peter Pilotto top and McQ skirt, photographed by Matt IrwinGwen Stefani herself looks good (as usual) on the cover of Elle UK’s October issue as photographed by Matt Irwin, but according to forum members, there are a few too many coincidences with last month’s September issue featuring Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

“In terms of first impressions, it doesn't really seem that different from the previous cover with Rosie. Body shot, white background, blue writing, indecipherable text over a gaudily patterned garment…” tigerrouge evaluated.

Also like Rosie’s cover, the styling leaves something to be desired. “Horrendous styling!” VogueDisciple93 declared. “That Peter Pilotto top does not belong with that McQ skirt.”

“Lovely to see Gwen gracing the cover once again, but I don't know why they didn't go with the whole McQ outfit rather than mixing and matching,” glitterpeacock commented. “The blue text and white background is far too similar to September's. It's just… lazy.”

The cover itself isn’t so bad. The blue works with the image, but the problem lies in the repetition as they used the same color scheme just last month. The styling could definitely use some work. I get that they were trying to be quirky and creative, fitting two British brands on the cover, but they would have been far more successful had they gone with a head-to-toe look from either designer. Here are the Fall 2012 runway looks for reference:

Peter Pilotto Fal 2012McQ Fall 2012

Peter Pilotto Fall 2012, McQ Fall 2012

Just imagine Gwen wearing either one of these full looks on the cover. So much better, right?

Images: Cover via Elle UK, runway images via IMAXtree