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Vogue Arabia’s Newest Cover Makes a Bold Political Statement

Vogue Arabia has been sending shockwaves through the industry ever since it launched with a captivating Gigi Hadid cover last year. Now, 15 issues later, the magazine continues to break down barriers and raise the bar. Following two exquisite covers to celebrate its one-year anniversary and an Adwoa Aboah offering, Arabian Vogue pulls off a June 2018 cover shoot featuring a member of the Saudi royal family. HRH Princess Hayfa Bint Abdullah Al Saud makes a stunning and triumphant appearance on the magazine’s latest, photographed in the desert by Boo George. The princess sits in the driver’s seat of a vintage car, making a bold political statement and celebrating women’s newly earned right to drive in Saudi Arabia.

Vogue Arabia June 2018 : HRH Princess Hayfa Bint Abdullah Al Saud by Boo George


The cover immediately grabbed the attention of our forum members. “When I read it was a princess I thought we’re going to get a rather sterile ‘royal-approved’ cover, but I was wrong. This is very cinematic and luxurious,” admitted dodencebt upon checking out the cover.

“Beautiful way to celebrate such a great moment,” heralded Miss Dalloway.

“Gorgeous! And I love how they turned it into a political cover, but still quite subtle. Well done Vogue Arabia!” [Piece Of Me] applauded.

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Nocturnal was also quick to show some love, writing, “This is how you do it. Watch and learn…”

“I love the main cover. It makes a statement while maintaining to be very cinematic,” MON approved.

Sharing the same sentiments was forum member Velasco. “Thumbs up to the first cover! Strong, glamorous and beautiful,” he described.

Vogue Arabia June 2018 : HRH Princess Hayfa Bint Abdullah Al Saud by Boo George


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