After many successful covers for the likes of British Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Mexico and Lui Magazine, our forums have high expectations for the ever-gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Therefore, it comes as a surprise that Rosie’s newest cover appears to be unnecessarily over-airbrushed. Shot by Russell James on a sunny day in New York City, the British beauty took to the rooftops for the scenic shoot wearing a gorgeous Gucci dress.
Our eagle-eyed forum members found something a little off about the image, however. “The face, OMG!” cried out a horrified versustito.
“Awful cover. I hate when they Photoshop beautiful women! It makes the pictures almost always look ugly and cheap,” slated an appalled DutchHomme.
“Talk about a Photoshop disaster,” laughed EstefaniaAbaddon.
Also not having any of it was Bertrando3: “AND YET AGAIN Another Vogue job by Russell James that is BAD BAD BAD! The cropping, the posing, the lighting, the retouching is ALL WRONG! Rosie keeps it real the cover reads… versus Rosie keeps doing the same pose and face over and over again. NEXT!”
Burbuja8910 agreed, chiming in, “She looks horrible with that pose.”
“The dress looks nice, that’s about it for me. I don’t think the choker and glossy lips was a good idea. Quite remarkable how she’s managed to brand herself in the fickle post-Gisele fashion era,” ranted Benn98.
“Nonetheless, it’s a very pretty cover. I just wish her lipstick didn’t match the masthead and her dress,” complained marsnoop2.
Tigerrouge made a valid point, adding, “You know what you’re going to get with a cover shot of Rosie. She’s her own brand, and changing the look would be like altering the ingredients in a packet of top-selling – and bland – biscuits. You don’t want to scare the consumers with something unexpected.”
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