After Kim Kardashian fabulously channeled Cher on the September cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia last month, the magazine is suddenly on our radar — and even more so now with the unveiling of the October 2017 cover. Fresh from her recent stint on Vogue Arabia, Bella Hadid graces Arabian Bazaar‘s latest and serves good face (per usual) in the magazine’s captivating and enchanting new cover image. Photographed by Victor Demarchelier, Bella ventures to Venice for the shoot and cements her affiliation with upscale Italian label Bulgari by wearing a whole host of jewelry and accessories throughout the cover story.
The majority of our forum members were pleasantly surprised with the outcome. “I don’t know about the necklace-on-the-head thing, but holy crap that’s a gorgeous picture of Bella. That FACE is just stunning,” confessed happycanadian upon checking out the cover.
“The cover is looking good! Far better than her Vogue Arabia cover,” added badgalcrush.
“What a classic cover, Bazaar Arabia is on a roll! She also comes off quite thoughtful and articulate in the interview,” noted magsaddict.
“That face is beautiful, but every time I look at the cover shot, I’m itching to reach in and center that necklace… just shift it a tiny bit to the left. So I certainly find it compelling, but for the wrong reason,” tigerrouge chimed in.
Ultimately, the cover wasn’t for everyone. “They can do whatever they want with her, her plastic face always has the same expression,” said an unforgiving KateTheGreatest mocked.
“This is very amateur looking. Shame coming after the Kim K shoot that schooled many international editions,” commented A.D.C.
Forum member russianelf blamed the photographer for the cover’s faults: “It’s Victor Demarchelier’s work so no wonder it looks bad…”
See more from the issue, read Bella’s accompanying interview and let us know what you think of it all here.