Ever since Vogue Greece relaunched back in 2019, the magazine has been stronger than ever. We’ve enjoyed a whole series of stunning covers featuring Sasha Pivovarova, Victoria Beckham and Candice Huffine. And jumped for joy over the magnificent Joan Smalls, Candice Swanepoel and Irina Shayk covers which closed out 2020. Thaleia Karafyllidou breaks new ground with the publication’s latest starring Regina King for May 2021 sans Photoshop captured by photographer Sonia Szóstak for a pair of covers.
Unfortunately, the covers failed to excite our forum members. “They don’t want to retouch but then literally hide her face? Bad optics, Vogue Greece,” voiced Ken Doll Jenner.
“‘OK guys let’s do an unretouched issue but also try our best to hide any natural flaws.’ Not that Regina has any flaws and she’s absolutely stunning, but I feel that was what was going through their heads when choosing the covers…” remarked GERGIN.
“I wish the second one didn’t have all that shadow because the colors and natural light look nice…” said Urban Stylin.
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“The shadow [on the second cover] is literally devouring her face,” crmsnsnwflks pointed out.
“A positively surprising cover subject, especially for Vogue Greece. Can’t say that I’m all that impressed by the outcome, the first cover works but feels just slightly dull while the second one doesn’t work at all for me,” stated aracic.
MON couldn’t have agreed more: “Surprised and delighted with the choice, but disappointed with the outcome.”
“A pair of uneventful and unremarkable covers if you ask me and Regina’s cover of Marie Claire by Thomas Whiteside still remains the best a magazine has ever profiled her (along with WSJ. Magazine by Alexandra Leese),” added vogue28.
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