Vogue Germany can often be credited as having some of the most sensual, visually appealing shoots of the Vogue family. Perhaps not the kind of envalope-pushing sensuality we came to expect from Vogue Paris under Carine Roitfeld, but there’s a classic kind of boldness that feels like it’s not trying too hard to shock. For the November 2011 issue the formula for success is all there: the classically beautiful photography by Alexi Lubomirski, a big-name cover star in Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and a sensual dash of nudity.
What it’s lacking, though, is some edge; some uniqueness to bring it beyond the typical Victoria’s Secret glamour hair and diamonds; to make the colour shots in particular as softly appealing as the black and white ones.
Break-through it is not, but Rosie fans will love it none the less. You can view the full shoot of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for German Vogue at the gallery above.