We’re often greeted by the same old faces down at the newsstand each month so our forum members relish when one of our favorite fashion glossies is brave enough to give a cover to someone new. Case in point: Vogue Australia picking Billie Eilish to front its July 2019 issue. Photographed by Jesse Lizotte and styled by Jillian Davison, the American singer and songwriter wears Balenciaga in the portrait-style cover shot.
But the cover failed to hit the spot. “Very happy for Jesse Lizotte scoring his first Vogue Australia cover! As for the actual cover, I’m afraid it doesn’t appeal to me at all,” critiqued Benn98.
“Can’t say anything because I am biased — can’t stand her pretentious music and persona,” ranted dontbeadrag.
“What a lame cover, sigh!” expressed an underwhelmed Miss Dalloway.
Also not exactly jumping for joy was Bertrando3: “LOL what the hell is this? I don’t know who she is, but she looks sleepy as f*** and high and the styling is awful — and the hair and makeup. How can this land a Vogue cover?”
“Maybe a dose of caffeine would help?” asked Ken Doll Jenner.
“This generation’s female Vanilla Ice, LOL. She’s making the most of her 15 minutes,” scoffed VanTerminator.
“I love Billie’s music, but this cover is a nonevent for me. It’s too up close and sleepy, and don’t get me started on the layout again,” complained dodencebt.