Discussion in 'Magazines' started by Twiggy, Mar 22, 2013.
Cross-posting from Kendall Jenner's thread, as it's more relevant here. I fixed it!
Haha, considerably better.... although I do think it was nice of them to let Emily Ratajkowski sit on Kendall's shoulder for the cover shoot.
the literal emoji IRL
Posting here rather than starting a new thread, hope that's alright. Fingers crossed that this is true, and that her replacement would be somebody with enough sanity to never subject us to another Amy Schumer or Kardashian cover again...
As terrible as all Vogue's covers have been lately, I still think that it's not all Anna's fault. I mean, lots of women really do love Amy Schumer and Vogue's whole existence has to do with people buying the magazine... I'd love to see edgy covers with unknown skinny models just as much as the rest of you but Anna leaving likely won't bring a lot of change to the magazine. It's a lot more than just her pet project, contrary to what The Devil Wears Prada's representation of Anna might want us to believe.
Also, based on what I know of Anna (I'm a huge fan of hers) she likely dislikes Amy just as much as the rest of us. If Anna can hardly stomach pizza I doubt she can stomach the fat crassness that is Amy.
Anna has definitely been the driving force behind the celebrity cover on Vogue, and to be fair, it has helped sell magazines, unfortunately they are a major business and therefore profit is key to staying afloat in the dying print age. Celebrity covers are more palatable to the mass audience than some obscure model, despite it being the complete opposite for us. Anna is a smart business woman and knows this, so even if it may not be to her personal taste, yes, she is largely to blame for the mediocre cover stars we've come to expect from Vogue US.
So as many up here may know...the inaugural issue of Vogue Polska came out in February and the cover proved controversial. Here it is for your thoughts, along with the some articles about it the controversy.
To me, I like that this Vogue cover isn't a photoshopped mess like most on the photos on this thread. Anja Rubik, great - I can't complain about her being on the issue...however, I think that the photo selected for the cover is a bit depressing. Normally, I personally like a bit dreary and dark...however, I would say for the reasons in the article it could indeed be perceived as a "slap in the face“. Nonetheless, maybe in terms of sales and discussion, it being controversial is not a bad thing. My verdict is selected models - great, styling of models - blah, not being in a studio and super photo-shopped - bonus, attempt at finding 'some symbolism' for the shoot- acknowledged, however, the overall execution - not stellar
Vogue Poland: Why the iconic magazine’s first Polish cover has proven so controversial ( Calvert Journal )
Other links to articles that you can use Google translate on if more interested.
Also, it's (obviously) OK to disagree with my post as this is precisely what I enjoy about this forum - the discussions and well written different POVs from the members, but please do take a moment to share your own thoughts. I'm genuinely curious what others think, especially since the magazine cover has seemed to have hit a nerve in Poland.
Don't worry--I didn't disagree because I thought it was a dumb post, I just disagree with you. I think that the political commentary within the image is striking and poignant. I like the fact it isn't a "pretty picture" like you would see on a Vogue IT or a celebrity cover like you would see in the US or other new markets like India. i like the fact that they hired a fairly rough/"artsy" (hate that word but oh well) photographer like Teller who makes a story as much as a photo. I also think that a "slap in the face" isn't necessarily always a bad thing--I wish that UK/US Vogue had some more 'unsettling' covers for that matter. I wish they had used Magda too (she's Polish, no?) but besides that I think the image is powerful albeit dark and a bit dreary as you said. I'd love to see the rest of the editorial.