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Why is the FASHION text as big as the title? Why does Gwen's face only take up about 10% of the cover when it's a close up? And why should we "Think Pink!" for a Fall fashion issue? I feel like this cover is about everything but Gwen, all the text and the headpiece combined is just way too much, it takes the focus away from her and makes this look like a table of content page more than a cover. It's also just a really unexciting shot anyway. The editorial is really bad, too. Gwen deserves better than that lazy styling. The 3rd and the 7th shot are ok but they look like they were meant to be cover shots and not part of an editorial. Gah, this is so bad, I'm losing my last bit of hope for Harper's Bazaar. Apart from the choice of cover subjects having been decent for the last few issues I really don't feel like anything has changed for the better since the revamp, the layout and the art direction are just mediocre at best.

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Glenda should leave indeed. There is so much untapped talent out there.

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Decent yet a bit try hard. THINK PINK?
Yes, think pink! A reference to the classic movie 'Funny Face' inspired by Richard Avedon and Harper's Bazaar from the the 50's



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it's a pretty good cover actually
just banish, burn and bury the overload text

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Gwen I do actually like the cover, she looks radiant.

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Like the cover ONLY cause it's Gwen. Terry adds zero value to the magazine. Sure wish Glenda would recognize this.

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Absolutely awful

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Gwen looks good in spite of Terry's photography.

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This is great, the subtle pink works great on Gwen and I think the floral headpiece is delightful!

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Okay, it's taken me a while to figure out what I want to say about this...

I don't have a problem with Terry's style of photography... quite the opposite, I actually love strobist photography. So my problem here is with Gwen.

Sure, she might look pretty in these shots, but they're in no way interesting to look at. Rather, they look as though she had them taken at a professional portrait studio for her husband as a gift or something. They don't belong in a fashion magazine, in my opinion.

If they had chosen a real model--say, Coco Rocha, for instance--this boring shoot would've been much more interesting. Coco would have posed much better in these clothes and made them come to life. Gwen? Not so much.

And I'd also like to add that I have a HUGE problem with the excessive retouching that is running rampant in this industry. It has to be one of my biggest pet peeves. It's absolutely insulting to women to suggest that they're only beautiful enough to be in a magazine if you airbrush their skin to the point that they look like aliens...

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omg no seriously, please get rid of terry. :-( i love gwen but come on!

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Not even THAT amount of text can ruin it, nice cover shot. Her ed leaves me cold, its usually the case with Richardson's celeb HB eds, the styling is not great either. But the cover is quite daring for them.


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Why must they photoshop out the traces of shadow that make Terry's work interesting? I know some of his photos are blazingly lit but the Bazaar team went a little nuts. I suppose 'paper doll Gwen' could be entertaining for some but I'm not into the floating in white space thing.

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WOW it's lol hum well... It makes a big impression for starters, that's for sure. Somehow I like it, very strong, girly and in-your-face and I like the photos, but to me it feels very may/june issue not september. It did remind me of a famous moment... = "So it's all 'pinks', so do you really feel that it's the most important message to put in the September issue?" loooool

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