Throughout 2019 Vogue Russia has managed to get our attention with covers featuring Birgit Kos, Bella Hadid, Grace Elizabeth, Kendall Jenner and Imaan Hammam. The title just added Cara Taylor to its impressive list with the mag serving up some sleek 90s minimalism in the striking black and white August cover shot by Giampaolo Sgura. Sveta Vashenyak styled the American beauty and current face of Isabel Marant in a leather dress from Daniel Lee’s debut Bottega Veneta Fall 2019 collection, which complemented Cara’s glossy bob and cat eye makeup.
The cover was a hit. “Oh wow, Cara looks badass. The light, the styling, the makeup, the background, the baby pink masthead — it all works for me,” approved dodencebt.
“Surprised how much I like the cover, Cara really makes it work. Was expecting some Sgura awfulness when I clicked on the thread!” confessed a pleasantly surprised Miss Dalloway.
“Absolutely love this shot of Cara. She is an excellent model and pulls the styling and makeup off perfectly,” applauded apple.
“Oh I love this!! Cara really pulls it off,” tjasmine agreed.
Echoing the same sentiments was vogue28: “Quite like this, honestly failing to pick out anything negative about the cover as a whole. I do love the darkness of the shot mixed with the pale pink and white fonts, I also like the sleek art direction and the styling (the leather, the eye makeup and Cara’s polished bob).”
“She’s giving me Linda Evangelista realness and I’m here for it,” said A.D.C.
But not everyone was in the same frame of mind. “Looks quite dated…” proclaimed KissMiss.
“I understand what they were going for, but I’m not sure whether it works for this new Vogue Russia. And it looks like a watered-down version of Hedi [Slimane]‘s past work for this magazine. Maybe because of that very reason it will work for them,” Benn98 chimed in.