I got hold (rather belatedly) of Preview magazine’s latest issue with Shalani Soledad on the cover.Preview is one of my fave mags from Summit, aside from Yummy, and I always try to buy every month. Shalani, on the other hand, is one of the most searched terms on this blog. It’s no wonder then that she emerged No. 1 in Google Philippines’ list of 20 Most Influential Women last year, edging out the likes of Kris Aquino & Ruffa Gutierrez.
But I just have to say this cover is so unappealing and doesn’t do the popular cover girl justice. Maybe Shalani erred in entering a territory that’s really biased in favor of Liz Uy? The Preview people couldn’t even resist putting a tagline that SS was “styled by Liz Uy.” A demolition job, more like it 😀
One commenter in spot.ph said: ” summer na summer balot na balot na naman sya sobrang manang naman.”
But the truth is, Shalani didn’t have a hand in choosing the clothes and admitted they were not something she would wear in her daily life. Why then did you wear it Shalani? Stop for a moment and look at your face in the mag cover. It’s as white as your vest!
If the Preview people were aiming for a Goth – kabuki – feral look, it’s not getting on to me, or to you for that matter. I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing floor-length black skirt over much-overused animal prints in a background of pink flowers. Definitely, the white vest has to go too! The whole concept is disjointed for me to understand. I’d rather vote for the cover pic that didn’t make it:
Rating: B for Blah and Baduy