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Natalia Vodianova Channels a Lifeless Mannequin on Vogue UK’s December Cover (Forum Buzz)

Vogue UK December 2012 - Natalia Vodianova photographed by Mario Testino

Vogue UK’s December 2012 cover may mark Natalia Vodianova’s tenth appearance on the magazine, but it certainly isn’t her best showing. There are so many things wrong with this cover that it’s hard to know where to start. But, I’ll give it a try.

First: Natalia looks frozen and lifeless. More on that later.

Second: This is a DECEMBER cover. Does this color scheme and Valentino Resort 2013 jacket make you think of cuddling up by a fire, trimming a Christmas tree, and getting tipsy at a holiday party? I thought not.

Third: What is with that “POP” font in the lower left corner?! Not chic. C’mon Vogue

Back to Natalia though. Sure forum members can be nitpicky, but they had a lot to say about Natalia on this cover. “She's honestly looking like one of those wax figures,” Flashbang wrote: “There's no life whatsoever. The more I see the cover, the more terrified I get.”

Iluvjeisa commented: “If she didn't look so anxious and eager to please, this would have been a good cover. But she really has the look of someone who has tried really hard but is unsure they made the cut and is concerned that, if she smiles a little wider, some wrinkles might show.”

At least VogueDisciple93 kind of came to Natalia’s defense. “If I had to wear that awful jacket I would have the same expression,” he quipped.

So, maybe Natalia has lost her mojo a little bit, but what’s Vogue UK’s excuse with the fonts and the styling?