I’m really torn about this cover, although there is one thing I LOVE here: The “Let Curls Be Curls” cover line. AMEN, Anna.
As for the rest, I need to work through it.
Pro: Her hourglass is well-represented. They didn’t Photoshop her into oblivion.
Con: The eye makeup makes her look like she hasn’t slept in three days.
Pro: The lipstick is aces.
Con: The hair is bedhead.
Pro: Bedhead is okay sometimes.
Con: I’m not sure this, in combination with the eyes, looks like Groovy Bedhead as much as “I just closed my eyes for a sec on this grassy knoll — is it still Sunday?”
Pro: I do like that Amy has stormed this particular fortress.
Con: I also feel like they storyboarded this cover idea with a silhouette bearing the label “INSERT WHATEVER CELEBRITY HERE, IT DOESN’T MATTER,” and then shoehorned Amy into it.
Pro: The… grass is nice and green?
Con: She says she doesn’t want to play the game, but redefine it; doesn’t this cover feel like it’s redefining nothing?
Pro: Maybe that’s part of her statement. Maybe the reason she looks like she just woke up in a field after the Prom is because she’s trying to tweak the Vogue-on-a-meadow conventions.
Con: That interpretation might be a reach, though.
Pro: Stilettos are back!
Con: Were stilettos really ever gone?
Pro: That Versailles show looks really dishy.
Con: “Unique Chic: The New Season’s Standout Style” is more Vague than Vogue.
The article, which is fairly winding and meandering (but I don’t mean that as negatively as it sounds), is posted in full on Vogue.com. I liked this section, particularly the sentence after that first colon, which hits home for anyone who runs, say, a critically honest celebrity fashion blog.
It’s probably why her comedy has connected with so many on such a deep level: Being blunt does not necessarily equate with being mean. To Schumer’s mind, it is the phoniness of snobby politeness that is the true bitch. “I think the reign of the mean girls is ending,” she says. “I think people are gravitating toward a more honest, more normal human.” Likability has become something of a dirty word for modern-day feminists, as if a woman’s daily routine should include being eternally vigilant about whether she presents as pleasant and appealing. Amy Schumer is not the least bit concerned with being likable, which, oddly enough, has made millions love her—although she does have more than her fair share of haters and trolls, she says, mostly men who “don’t like my disgusting feminism. The feedback that reaches me is so equal in appreciation and outrage that it doesn’t feel overwhelming in either direction.” Does it ever get to you? “Some days it does. Some days there will be a bunch of Web sites dedicated to trying to get me to just shut my mouth, or I’ll walk into a greenroom and someone had a caricature artist draw me and it’s with a martini glass, looking like a linebacker with Jay Leno’s chin. That can get to me. I’m not without that vulnerability.”
Where do you fall on the cover?
- Pro! (64%, 1,666 Votes)
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[Photo: Annie Leibovitz/Vogue]