We’re fairly used to seeing Doutzen Kroes looking picture perfect with a face full of makeup and hair styled into oblivion for the majority of her work. Vogue Netherlands serves up a different concept for the Dutch beauty this month with an effortlessly beautiful April cover, Doutzen’s seventh cover appearance for the title. Photographed by Duy Vo, the team took things outdoors on location in Nepal with Doutzen perched on some rocks wearing Michael Kors.
Members of our forums wanted something more exciting and glamorous, however. “It looks awful and I find it very boring, resembling a standard holiday snap,” critiqued DutchHomme the moment the cover came to light.
“It’s boring because Doutzen is boring and Vogue Netherlands is boring, so added together it’s the definition of boring,” chimed in anlabe32.
“Doutzen for Vogue Netherlands…what a surprise,” laughed an unimpressed narcyza.
Echoing the same sentiments was KateTheGreatest: “This is too plain for Vogue, but it is Vogue Netherlands and they don’t exactly make stellar covers. But still it is boring.”
Oxymore was in agreement, expressing, “Looks like ELLE, not Vogue…”
“Oh my eyes, it hurts,” exclaimed a horrified phungnam96.
“Nice enough, like the red, can’t expect much from Vogue Netherlands,” reasoned Nymphaea.
HeatherAnne added, “It’s bad, but by Vogue Netherlands’ standards it’s a masterpiece. I’ll give them credit because they shot outside, for once.”
See the content of Vogue Netherlands’ April 2016 issue and join the conversation here.