Vogue Australia has been making quite an effort to create buzz and drive sales lately. The magazine unveiled a daring new redesign back in September (much to our forum members’ dismay) and now makes Emma Watson guest editor for March 2018. The Brit actress and activist was photographed by Peter Lindbergh for one of his signature effortless and laid-back photo shoots, resulting in two covers: one (below) with Emma cozying up in a thick knit sweater and a second (after the jump) featuring a smiling Emma wearing a black ruffled number.
The covers generated all sorts of feedback on our forums. “Shades of young Rachel Weisz in that first shot, with the long messy hair, pretty brows, and relaxed smile. Gorgeous. The second one (below) is too forced, with the fake Kate Middleton like smile,” commented HeatherAnne.
“It’s nice to see her smile! She’s beautiful. Love the first cover. She looks like she’s cold on the second one, and her smile does look more forced,” echoed Valentine27.
“I find both covers beautiful, and I think having her as a guest editor is a good choice,” Miss Dalloway voiced.
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June was also quick to applaud the magazine’s choice of cover girl this month: “So happy to see her on the cover!”
Although not everyone was here for the outcome. “What happened to this magazine?” asked a disapproving marsnoop2.
“As long as she’s been around you would think she would know how to work it, but it’s the same face over and over again,” scolded an unfavorable GivenchyHomme.
“There’s absolutely nothing interesting about her or those covers,” mepps added.
Check out Emma’s cover story in full and join the conversation here.