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Gwen Stefani Returns to the Cover of Harper’s Bazaar for August 2016 (Forum Buzz)

We were fairly surprised to see Kendall Jenner on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar‘s double issue last month since models are now a rarity on fashion magazine covers. But the American title has reverted back to old ways for its latest, bestowing yet another celebrity cover. Gwen Stefani is Bazaar‘s August cover girl, returning for the umpteenth time. Photographed by Alexi Lubomirski, the American singer was shot on location at the intriguing Petersen Automotive Museum wearing a flashy Dolce & Gabbana creation on the newsstand cover (pictured below).

US Harper's Bazaar August 2016 : Gwen Stefani by Alexi Lubomirski

IMAGE: COURTESY OF HARPER’S BAZAAR

The cover wasn’t exactly fawned over by our forum members, however. “I love her. I love this, even though I think that the styling is a bit heavy (flowers and sequins). The layout is also nice, not crowded with silly tags,” complimented kokobombon.

“The cover is so radiant, I bet it’s gonna look amazing in real life. Pictures from the ed are lovely as well,” added Srdjan.

Also impressed by Bazaar was Miss Dalloway, writing, “Gorgeous and inviting cover, even if a bit tacky, but it works. She had some good covers for them.”

But discussion soon took a turn for the worse. “Please not her again…” begged a frustrated liberty33r1b.

“That fugly automotive museum with that dress and those injected lips, the stuff of nightmares. She seems to be on more tabloids than the freakin’ Kardashians these days…” echoed a horrified MulletProof.

Forum member tigerrouge wasn’t thrilled, either. “This cover isn’t even doing the one thing U.S. Bazaar can do well. It’s cluttered, it’s garish and it makes Gwen look like a slightly demented clown,” she mocked.

“Absolutely awful cover and editorial OMG! Editors at Bazaar don’t even care to try to look smart, I mean come on, it’s super amateur. Where’s the flair in the styling or the photography here?” asked a disapproving Bertrando3

US Harper's Bazaar August 2016 : Gwen Stefani by Alexi Lubomirski

IMAGES: HARPERSBAZAAR.COM

See the rest of Gwen’s cover shoot for Harper’s Bazaar and join the conversation here.