If magazine covers are supposed to look nothing like the women on them, then we’re pleased to see that Vogue Germany has stripped it back for Gigi Hadid’s May cover story. Another way to describe it could simply be no-makeup makeup. Camilla Akrans shot it and Nicole Knels styled it up.
The model appears quite bare-faced, making it look like she gave her face a product break between red carpet appearances. It’s all very serene, and the hair is perfectly imperfect with all those sticky-uppies in one of the shots, making this a refreshing one for her. The most embellished thing on her face is a pair of extremely blingy pimp shades. For what it’s worth, being zero at this point, some people on the internet are talking about how she looks “fat” without makeup, which is predictably a ridiculous reaction with a cover this natural. We think it’s marvelous.
The mood board probably had images of Beyonce is saying I woke up like dis, but with a disclaimer saying “not hungover.” Let this editorial inspire you to also smell flowers beautifully in your slippers for all your Instagram followers.