COVER: CANDICE SWANEPOEL BY ALEXI LUBONMIRSKI, NUMÉRO TOKYO #59, SEPTEMBER 2012
Posted on September 2, 2012
I meant to post this a while back and found it waiting as a draft post.
Candice Swanepoel takes on the role of the gucci wearing, “Femme Fatale Barbie” on the cover of September’s Numero Tokyo. I say Barbie because as beautiful as she is, there’s no denying that she has been retouched within an inch of her life!
The Alexi Lubonmirski cover is frankly a hot mess! The out of focus neck and overly retouched face makes it seem as if somebody cut and pasted a new head on her body, and the ghastly use of pink and yellow text do not fit with the dark nature of the cover shot. I would have definitely gone with one of the black and white images, they work so much better, even with the text.
Saying that I’m actually quite drawn to the “Angel In The Outfield” editorial. As slicked and glossed as she appears, the idea works…even if a “little” inconsistent in places.