This year hasn’t exactly been a brilliant one for Vogue Brazil, with one mediocre cover after another. Even the title’s major coup of landing designer Nicolas Ghesquière and Selena Gomez as cover stars failed to ignite much interest on our forums. But for Brazilian Vogue‘s August 2016 edition, the title went back to its roots and tapped the country’s very own Adriana Lima for the cover. Photographed by Greg Kadel, the Brazilian native gets wrapped up in a Christian Dior camel coat and lets her flawless face do all the captivating in the commanding shot.
Was it enough to win over our critical forum members? “This looks SUPER dated, it’s not even funny! But her face is gorgeous, as always!” said Miss Dalloway.
“The cover looks rather dated but she looks absolutely gorgeous… at the end of the day that’s what matters to me, so thumbs up from me,” KissMiss echoed.
Sharing the same attitude was Bertrando3: “It looks dated and the styling is super mumsy and boring but her face is selling it with a dominant pose: great hair and makeup. But yeah it feels very blah. Adriana looks good and one of her best covers in a long time…”
“Like many have said, it does look dated but I like it. She looks amazing, and absolutely love the styling,” agreed cocogirl.
Also feeling mixed emotions toward the cover was Benn98: “An instant like from me! The simplicity and composition reminds me of those 00s Vogue Germany covers. A bit of her actual neck would’ve been better. I’m also not on board with Adriana’s expression.”
“Stunning cover, I love the minimalism and 90s vibes. The text shouldn’t have been blue but other than that it’s a gorgeous shot!” Nepenthes declared.
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