We’ve built up a love/hate relationship with Vogue Japan lately. The magazine either tempts us with stunning covers or fails to excite with mediocre or horrifyingly bad alternatives. Last month’s cover featuring Binx Walton left our forum members with mixed feelings and this month’s offering leaves us with the exact same sentiments. Mica Arganaraz fronts the July issue (after having covered the likes of Vogue Paris and Vogue Germany), with Anna Dello Russo selecting a disaster of a Gucci dress for the Argentinean beauty to wear in the shot, photographed by Richard Burbridge.
The vast majority of our forum members weren’t buying it. “HIDEOUS! Can’t look at this for more than two seconds,” exclaimed a horrified anbale32 the moment the cover dropped.
“That awful Gucci dress!” added an equally horrified madzedre.
“For crying out loud, how can all Vogue Japan covers be so busy? Does this style really sell?” asked a dumbfounded dodencebt.
In the same frame of mind was Creative. “The Photoshop and the harsh lighting. What a disaster! This magazine is a total and absolute train wreck,” he slammed.
“Too much color and no energy! The Photoshop is terrible and hides Mica’s features,” pointed out Aizanara.
Nomar wasn’t much of an admirer either, writing, “An absolute mess. Laughable.”
“I’m not sure what’s more hideous about this: the layout, that tacky Gucci dress or that HIDEOUS hair. She looks like she just woke up, I’m officially tired of Mica,” said an uninterested and disapproving zacatecas570.
But the cover didn’t seem to horrify everyone. “Gorgeous, always happy to see her! Even all that bad text & fonts works here,” praised Miss Dalloway, projecting a different attitude toward the cover.
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