Daphne Groeneveld’s Vogue Russia April 2012 By Hedi Slimane

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I think I’m hunting Hedi Slimane’s photo – projects more than before since that YSL announcement. After all, he’s really talented and his amazing ability to go from designing clothes to equally inspiring photography work is fascinating. Daphne Groeneveld’s Vogue Russia April 2012 stands proof of that photo – perfection!

And, if I’m not mistaken, Vogue Russia is the new Vogue Paris! At least with Vogue Paris’ Doutzen cover (no offense, Doutzen, you know I love you to pieces), there’s really no doubt, Vogue Russia leads the Style Bible pack! Doesn’t it? (if you’re having doubts, click through to see some images from the inside pictorial – Hedi really tries hard to pull some fashion out of Daphne!)

Daphne Groeneveld Vogue Russia April 2012 cover

As upsetting and contradictory as it may seem, this Vogue Russia cover / main pictorial brings out a lot of wrongs happening right now in fashion. One of them would be (too) young models trying to pull the sensual game and only going as far as looking esc()rt ready. Which is completely normal, given that they’re not at the right age to have (1) the confidence required by this kid of role playing and (2) the right photographers, stylists, editors to know exactly how to obtain a certain look from them.

Daphne Groeneveld Vogue Russia April 2012 by Hedi Slimane

Another flaw in today’s society, fashion or not, is overdoing it. Logos, makeup. It’s all too loud. Over the top, like Vogue Italy’s issue so well put it, much to everyone’s horror and indignation. Why do fashion people keep on wearing the hypocrisy cape? It will only sunk us deeper!

Daphne Groeneveld photographed by Hedi Slimane


#1 Riana on 03.16.12 at 11:24 am

This makes me feel sort of sick. Russian Vogue? For the Nouveau Rich Russians right? Pffftttt….Daphne looks cheap vulgar in my opinion. It’s not chic, not elegant…..

#2 Ellington on 03.16.12 at 12:14 pm

Yes! I so agree Riana!
When I saw this cover I felt nausea
sweep over me. I find this photo rather gross to be honest. And I have to say that I have always found Daphne to be rather odd looking like a big baby in makeup and a wig. :P

#3 keiKo on 03.17.12 at 4:49 pm

Yikes! This is pure tackiness – which is a shame. Daphne looks like the child bride of Frankenstein. There is just something creepy about how Daphne is styled that makes me a bit uneasy (as well).

#4 Riana on 03.18.12 at 9:49 am

Yes, uneasy is the right word. I thought that in my mother’s tongue. Ongemakkelijk (uneasy)…..Daphne don’t even care….

This is so Putin’s corrupt Russia today….it has all elements in it what’s so wrong. there…it’s even frightening. I would use these photos to show why! :(

#5 Riana on 03.18.12 at 9:58 am

I’d click to fast on ‘submit’. I know this is the happy world of Stylefrizz. But when things like this are shown a lot of other things related does cross my mind.

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