Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cover Girl: Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima covers the February issue of Vogue Brazil. It has gotten some grief over the styling and the actual image as it does not look like your typical cover image. In my opinion this is a good thing. Beauty shots are typical for magazine covers, but this cover is much more asymmetrical as Adriana is found in a leaning sideways position. Another interesting part of this image is that her hair is floating above her. This changes up her look, and I read about a few people not being able to recognize her because of this fact.

The reason I think this is a good cover is that change can be beneficial. These fashion magazine covers appear monotonous after awhile. You lose track of which is which because they all look the same. The difference with this Vogue cover is that it grabs your attention because of the off center angle. This is what magazines strive for--getting your attention. 

The only critique I would give this is that the styling looks more like something you would find on french Vogue. The ruffled white blouse top and sequin blazer are much more European style-wise. 

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