We’ve become accustomed to Bella Hadid looking a certain way: whether she’s dominating the covers of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Allure, Vogue Japan or British Vogue, glamour is almost always the aesthetic. After fronting just about every other edition of Vogue, Bella makes her Vogue Russia debut for March 2019 (also her first cover of the year). Photographed by Giampaolo Sgura and styled by Celia Azoulay, the current face of Versace and Moschino ditches the glam, sporting wet hair and virtually no makeup.
Needless to say, members of our forums were expecting more. “I prefer the first cover, it looks very striking, but this new hairstyle doesn’t do her any favors. I know all the Vogues are all out on some secret androgynous agenda right now, but that doesn’t suit models like Bella,” noted Benn98.
“What the hell is that haircut,” russianelf said.
“Yikes. She looks gorgeous in high glamour editorials and beauty shots but you strip away all that and what you’re left with is a not very versatile face for someone that’s supposed to be a supermodel,” dodencebt added.
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“Both covers are tragic for more than one reason: the photographer, the hair, the pose in the first one, her lips and chin in the second one,” apple pointed out.
Morgane07 wasn’t impressed either: “With that lighting, makeup and hair, she looks much older. With Gigi and Bella, most of the time, when you take away the hair, e.g. Gigi in the Tom Ford eyewear ads, Bella here, it doesn’t work. Bella has always looked better with her hair pulled back or in a tight bun!”
Sharing the same lack of enthusiasm toward the styling was SLFC: “The hair and attempted androgyny doesn’t really work here.”
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