Joan Smalls For Vogue Italy March 2012 Over The Top Issue

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While this is one of the most amazing news this week (I think it tops Viola Davis and Esperanza Spalding wearing natural hair while attending the 2012 Oscars Ceremony), Joan SmallsVogue Italia March 2012 is pretty strange.

Like they say: Over the top. Steven Meisel photographed a handful of gorgeous models (all white but Joan) for a special issue of Vogue Italia, dealing with the excess of all things style and fashion. And more. Not much has been posted online yet, however, I took out two images from the animated gifs which were made available. Now remember – it’s all about excess. All in all, I’m happy Joan landed this cover. As always, congrats to Franca Sozzani’s Vogue Italy for their courage and fashion initiative!

Joan Smalls covers Vogue Italia March 2012

Joan Smalls Vogue Italia March 2012 photographed by Steven Meisel

Joan Smalls Vogue Italia by Steven Meisel


#1 keiKo on 02.28.12 at 1:01 pm

Joan Smalls is quickly becoming THE model of 2012! I like (not love) this cover – it is fun. Lastly only a truly gorgeous women could wear that eyeshadow & still look fab. I wish this was the kind of cover that we got on this side of the pond – fashion & beauty together (dream on).

#2 Ellington on 02.28.12 at 7:55 pm


why are they the only ones out of the Vogue family that realizes that beauty comes in many different colours?
I like this cover, it kind of reminds me of the old Ebony magazine covers from the 70’s that my parents use to read! : )

#3 Riana on 02.29.12 at 8:17 am

Fun and beauty on one cover! Last week I had a Pam Grier revival on my Facebook face. There’s some of her here and also some of Beyoncé on the cover photo and still it’s so very Joan.

#4 keiKo on 03.27.12 at 9:17 am

I luv this cover but wait till you see the May cover of OZ VOGUE! It is spectacular! I am so glad Joan is becoming the ‘it girl’ of 2012.

#5 Riana on 03.27.12 at 11:10 am

keiKo; I saw that cover and it’s amazing!! OZ did it definitely better in my view :)

She’s really a model that does impress me and someone I always recognize. WOW! Feels very frumpy looking at her….:)

#6 Ellington on 03.27.12 at 11:15 am

I saw the Australia Vogue cover as well! Joan looks stellar! : )

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