I realize it has a fantastic cheesy potential, but the title is only describing half the cover truth of Vogue US January 2013 issue focused on Gwen Stefani!
To make it a round, full truth of the cover situation, I should’ve also mentioned the disturbingly flat head due to the big black hat. I have to admit that it’s a pretty original cover, even by Vogue US & Annie Leibovitz celebrity standards. But the pose? It’s so wrong! And the head sequence is cauchemardesque! I sometimes wonder if Anna Wintour doesn’t deliberately approve of issues like this one, to set everyone’s tongues wagging!
Think about it for a second: if they chose the picture you’ll see after the jump as cover, the fashion people would’ve labeled it ‘cliché’ or ‘boring’. Not even Gwen’s six pack wouldn’t have made it safely through the rotten tomatoes rain! (let’s hit the jump to discuss more and see two images from the pictorial! or just click here for the gallery!)
Annie Leibovitz’s epic lensing is obvious even under all the layers of ‘No Doubt’ glam rock used by Gwen Stefani to polish her Vogue interview. But why Gwen? Why now, you might ask – Barack Obama’s second inauguration is happening this month, why not making it about him and the presidential family? (actually, that’s a pretty fair question, given that Anna Wintour often advocated for the Obama camp)
Or why not about Beyonce? She’s having this HBO documentary ready for our visual enchantment. But no. Gwen Stefani is a fresh choice for Vogue US. Beyond her Saint Laurent Paris safe wardrobe choice. Regardless of the promotional purposes of the issue – No Doubt having released a new album and going on extended tour with it. Now after reading all these paragraphs, the cover surely sunk in – what do you think about it?
I like Gwen Stefani, musically and fashion wise, and I do like this cover. It is really different for US Vogue and has more a model age than the usual celebrity covers. And the pose and the Mariachi look is rather fun and funky, very Gwen Stefani.
As for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama the inauguration takes place in February does it not? And there will be plenty of photos of what Mrs. O, and the the girls will be wearing then, and then there is the Inaugural Ball and her of course ball gown that she will be wearing. The world will be watching that that will be a big fashion discussion of what was worn for the swearing in and the Ball.
I do not want a cover with Beyonce thanks, I like her but I will be seeing more than enough of her with her million dollar Pepsi ads soon enough. : )
Oh? it’s February? I thought it was January 2013 (the month of this Vogue issue) , around the 19th? Oh well, my head is all foggy for three days, I’m not surprised :)
Ah yes, Bee’s Pepsi ads – I wanted to write something about that but then again I realized that it’s all just a business thing and my two cents will only add to its global revenue. So – no thanks (see, I actually didn’t want Beyonce on the cover either :) ).
But you’re right, the cover is fresh and the outfit is very Gwen Stefani <3 . And I'm glad that Annie didn't do one of her beach side shootings or running through the fields - pictorials!
No you are right it is apparently January 21st. : ) And the festivities last a week!
I am sure that it will be made focus of in February though. : )
Here are the details. : )
She is only wearing Saint Laurent Paris because of politics ( how much they spend on advertising) and not due to merit or virtue of this “collection”.
That said, I love Gwen. She is always refresing and looks like a blow of energy.
I dont have an issue with the posing. It is very rock and roll .
I have ‘no doubts’ it’s advertising politics. It always is. It’s something I have accepted for so long. And I love Gwen she can do no wrong on my account.
I love this look. It’s the kind of look I cherish a lot. Almost a trade mark look for myself. :)
I see what you did there ;-)
Oh, and that is? I don’t get it….
I meant how you played with the words No Doubt.
What a relieve girl!! My God I thought I said something wrong, something not friendly ….’no doubt’ about it I am an idiot at times ;)
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