Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Vogue - March 2009 - Michelle Obama

Snagged this from Jezebel.

To be honest, I'm a little 'meh' about the photo they chose but then this is American Vogue (which has never been accused of having much imagination when it comes to photo styling) AND Annie Leibovitz has been phoning it in for about a decade.

Still, I love the color of her dress and will be waiting with baited breath until this shows up in my mailbox.

I'll reserve furthur judgement until I see this one in person. The image makes it look as though her head is weirdly Photoshopped doesn't it?

I wonder if this issue will break their sales record the way Oprah's cover did back in 1998.


Divalocity said...

I can't wait either! I still have my Vogue with Oprah on the cover.

lapetitediva said...

I do not like the cover, but then again, this IS American Vogue. At least Michelle's mouth isn't wide open like she's about to devour a cheeseburger a la Jennifer Hudson(although, I guess it could be argued that since Jennifer is a singer, that pose was supposed to imply that she was in the middle of holding a note. Or something). Love the color of the dress, though. I hope the photo feature is much better. I'm loathe to spend money on magazines these days, but I suppose I could make an exception and purchase it for historical purposes.

Project Christopher said...

I like this picture too, but it could be a bit yawnesque when it comes to Vogue. I loved how you said Annie has been phoning it in. When I first thought the same I thought maybe she was going a different direction when all the new up and coming photogs were following her established footsteps, but then came to realize that, you're right, she's resting on her name a bit I think.

As for photoshopping, there is an odd quality to it, but I think I've decided that there's often a differentness to Michelle's pics. She's a gorgeous woman, don't get me wrong, but I think the way her mouth forms when she smiles from the shape of her mouth often forms an angle that is just a bit of juxtaposition to the rest of her. It adds to her allure for me.


I'm disappointed in this lackluster cover. Michelle still manages to look regal despite the photographers inadequacies. I thought it would be a little more imaginative. But alas this is American Vogue. Imagination left the building a long time ago with this mag.

LE K SANDRA said...

Hey Girls !
Ok the picture is not as great as it should have been for a us Vogue Cover ( as always!!).
But Waouhh she did it .
You can even imagine what we can feel here in France when a black girl is on a Vogue Us cover !
Fantastic !

Naturally Sophia said...

I am happy that she is on it but it seems they picked the most unflattering picture of her possible. Geez!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

That color is great.

The photos inside are better. I agree with you regarding AL. zzzzzz