Alessandra Ambrósio by Mariano Vivanco for Vogue Brazil. I love Alessandra and I am a big fan of Mariano Vivanco’s work but I just can’t get past the styling choices and the art direction of this cover. Alessandra, Mariano, and a lot of Prada could have resulted in one of the best stories Vogue Brazil did recently, but ended up becoming the least interesting story I have seen featuring Prada’s amazing spring collection.
Thairine Garcia by Nicole Heiniger for Harper’s Bazaar Brazil. By far the best cover this month, but Thairine was just on the cover of the magazine in October, and as much as I like her, booking her for the cover for the fifth time is enough. I would have much preferred to see girls like Waleska Gorczevski, Mariana Santana, Cris Herrmann, or Amanda Wellsh on this cover, so maybe it is time for someone in the editorial team to step outside the box and hire a casting director.
Carolinne Prates by Hugo Toni for Elle Brazil. Love the casting but don’t necessarily love the cover, mostly due to the art direction.
Alicia Kuczman by Nicole Heiniger for L’Officiel Brazil. I don’t get the styling and the beauty and why that image was chosen for the cover, and the existence of this publication remains a mystery to me. Perhaps this was just not a very good month in general.