Luna Bijl scored the most Vogue covers in 2018 — eight, to be exact — fronting the likes of Vogue Japan, Vogue Netherlands, Vogue Russia, and Vogue Korea. And 2019 ain’t looking too shabby for the Dutch beauty, either. Luna kick-starts the new year on Vogue Brazil, venturing to the city of Rio de Janeiro for the magazine’s flamboyant January 2019 cover shoot. Photographed by Martin Parr and styled by Pedro Sales, she was captured on the famous Copacabana Beach wearing head-to-toe Gucci, resulting in two OTT covers.
Another triumph for Luna? Not according to our forum members. “Terrible start at VB. This image is so fake and retouched that it hurts, and this styling is beyond ugly. I hope that is not a bad sign for 2019, this magazine slayed in 2018,” commented ghostwriter10549.
“This would have been a good cover if it wasn’t for those stupid gloves,” laughed SLFC.
“Her hands look like lobster claws!” exclaimed a horrified GivenchyHomme.
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Ken Doll Jenner wasn’t impressed, either: “How disappointing. Especially after the exquisite cover and editorial with Shanelle Nyasiase last month. I was expecting to see an ethereal Luna, something we haven’t seen from her modeling, and they gave us this awkward looking, hand-laden image!”
“Yikes, it reminds me of Juergen Teller and that’s not a good thing,” noted apple.
Sharing the same sentiments was EstefaniaAbaddon, writing, “This is terrible on every single front. The photography is really bad, how is that possible? Luna’s beauty alone can’t save this mess.”
333101 agreed: “Luna’s had a string of really good Vogue covers since she first appeared… suppose it had to come to an end at some point. Both covers are U G L Y and it’s all down to the styling for me – poor girl looks like she’s been attacked by a five-year-old’s dressing up box.”
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