Eva Mendes on the cover of Vogue ITALIA
I couldn’t believe it at first. Eva Mendes is more of a celeb that looks good on covers of Shape or Glamour: tan, beautiful smile and fit body… I wouldn’t mind Keira Knightley or even Anne Hathaway but Eva Mendes photographed by Steven Meisel?
Guess this is one of the most unusual VI’ covers in a long time, not to mention a Hollywood celeb. Under the lenswork of Meisel, it still feels Vogue Italia, it is a very different shot of of her. Do you want to see another celeb fronting it again?
”Eva Mendes and Steven Meisel have been hanging out a lot lately. Meisel recently shot the actress for Calvin Klein’s fragrance and underwear campaigns, which will make their debuts in fall fashion magazines as well as the May cover of Italian Vogue at a private home in the Pacific Palisades. The May issue hit newsstands on Friday” — WWD
But given that Meisel is very picky when it comes to models (he snubs the likes of Freja Beha, Catherine McNeil), Eva must have been really impressive. I am curious about how her editorial and the Calvin Klein campaigns would turn out.
And then there’s the Mariah Carey i-D cover, which left me totally speechless:
Mariah is a great singer, she has a great voice and I love her songs. Fronting ad campaigns like PINKO, ok. But i-D is precious, remember how the likes of Gemma Ward, Raquel Zimmermann, Kate Moss and Devon Aoki had once rocked the cover with so much grace that reminds you of what is artistic high fashion?
What are they trying to sell, or tell exactly?
Give me a clue.