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Vogue US | Natalia Vodianova & Diddy by Annie Leibovitz

American Vogue is well known for its union of models and celebrities in editorials, and the long standing tradition continues in its February issue with a story shot by Annie Leibovitz. In “Brief Encounter”, supermodel Natalia Vodianova is paired up with music mogul, Sean Diddy Combs, for a whirlwind train station romance.

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67 Comments

  1. PolytheneLucy

    January 20, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Vogue decides to pull out decent to impressive editorials once I unsubscribe.

  2. PolytheneLucy

    January 20, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Vogue decides to pull out decent to impressive editorials once I unsubscribe.

  3. kittycat

    January 20, 2010 at 8:25 am

    what an odd couple. i dunno. i love how the whole thing looks but it doesn't look like they have any chemistry here. its not cause of the race or anything cause they can pair up any couple of any different race and as long as they have the chemistry it'll work but these two doesn't seem to go along right. like they are both posing and not in sync with each other. as if annie leibovitz took their pic separately. it could have been better.

    • Carter Reed

      January 20, 2010 at 1:39 pm

      Totally agree. They look so disconnected from the whole situation. Like, the lights are on, but nobody's home.

      • Elaine

        January 20, 2010 at 6:56 pm

        Agree as well. I would love to see more interaction between them, maybe some eye contact, a little bit of touching, etc. They looked so disconnected in those pictures.

      • JJ81

        January 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

        I was just going to comment and say this!

    • Eudora

      January 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm

      I could not agree more

    • emily

      January 20, 2010 at 10:10 pm

      i also agree.
      this who thing looks weird to me. its just totally off.

    • la-huerfanita

      January 22, 2010 at 9:29 am

      It doesn't help that in all but two pictures she's looking away from the camera.

    • Daniel Magalhães

      January 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm

      I felt that either

    • Skreww

      September 6, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      disgusting jewish filth

  4. kittycat

    January 20, 2010 at 8:25 am

    what an odd couple. i dunno. i love how the whole thing looks but it doesn't look like they have any chemistry here. its not cause of the race or anything cause they can pair up any couple of any different race and as long as they have the chemistry it'll work but these two doesn't seem to go along right. like they are both posing and not in sync with each other. as if annie leibovitz took their pic separately. it could have been better.

    • Carter Reed

      January 20, 2010 at 1:39 pm

      Totally agree. They look so disconnected from the whole situation. Like, the lights are on, but nobody's home.

      • Elaine

        January 20, 2010 at 6:56 pm

        Agree as well. I would love to see more interaction between them, maybe some eye contact, a little bit of touching, etc. They looked so disconnected in those pictures.

      • JJ81

        January 21, 2010 at 2:26 am

        I was just going to comment and say this!

    • Eudora

      January 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm

      I could not agree more

    • emily

      January 20, 2010 at 10:10 pm

      i also agree.
      this who thing looks weird to me. its just totally off.

    • la-huerfanita

      January 22, 2010 at 9:29 am

      It doesn't help that in all but two pictures she's looking away from the camera.

    • Daniel Magalhães

      January 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm

      I felt that either

  5. jess

    January 20, 2010 at 10:49 am

    like a russian love for this amazing girl. woww!

  6. jess

    January 20, 2010 at 10:49 am

    like a russian love for this amazing girl. woww!

  7. tanvi @ now craving

    January 20, 2010 at 11:06 am

    An unlikely pairing, but I like it!

  8. tanvi @ now craving

    January 20, 2010 at 11:06 am

    An unlikely pairing, but I like it!

  9. Tiffany

    January 20, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Looks good.

  10. Tiffany

    January 20, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Looks good.

  11. ClaraAnne

    January 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Yes, I think it almost looks like Natalia has been superimposed into the picture in some of them. Except for the one where they're in an embrace the editorial looks more like a 'Hollywood break up' than a Hollywood love story.

  12. ClaraAnne

    January 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Yes, I think it almost looks like Natalia has been superimposed into the picture in some of them. Except for the one where they're in an embrace the editorial looks more like a 'Hollywood break up' than a Hollywood love story.

  13. sonia

    January 20, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    It would have been better had it been Taye Diggs and not p.diddy. P Diddy is just gross.

  14. sonia

    January 20, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    It would have been better had it been Taye Diggs and not p.diddy. P Diddy is just gross.

  15. Creative Opulence

    January 20, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    A fashion story that actually tells a story..how refreshing! Annie always gives images a painterly look.

  16. Creative Opulence

    January 20, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    A fashion story that actually tells a story..how refreshing! Annie always gives images a painterly look.

  17. Nicole

    January 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I like it, its different not your average celeb/model pair.

  18. Nicole

    January 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I like it, its different not your average celeb/model pair.

  19. fashionista

    January 20, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Kinda like the chanel commerciel

  20. Zagga

    January 20, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Expected more from Diddy. For someone who loves the camera, he did not play his part at all.
    Natalia is my eternal favorite…a 5'9 little girl…

  21. Zagga

    January 20, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Expected more from Diddy. For someone who loves the camera, he did not play his part at all.
    Natalia is my eternal favorite…a 5'9 little girl…

  22. fashionista

    January 20, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Kinda like the chanel commerciel

  23. Noelle

    January 20, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Can't stand it! He has one facial expression. Why didn't they get a model and shoot a real fashion story. I dissaprove!

    • leonard

      January 20, 2010 at 8:23 pm

      I agree. He just looks gormless. He doesn't have any presence in the photos.

  24. Noelle

    January 20, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Can't stand it! He has one facial expression. Why didn't they get a model and shoot a real fashion story. I dissaprove!

    • leonard

      January 20, 2010 at 8:23 pm

      I agree. He just looks gormless. He doesn't have any presence in the photos.

  25. FASHIONOGRAPHY

    January 20, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Simply put: this is a total failure. Firstly, I'm totally against this "union of models and celebrities," as Joanna put it, in American fashion magazines in general. It's definitely not just Vogue. It's tired and needs to change if they want to keep readers aside from soccer moms who also subscribe to Time and People. The worst part about this for me is that I love Natalia. What an absolutely horrible editorial for her. And I can go into everything that everyone's already mentioned and is well aware of. Right, there's no connection, "P Diddy" is utterly inexpressive, etc. It doesn't matter. The editorial is not good by any decent measure and that's that.

    And remember, people – this is strictly just my opinion.

  26. FASHIONOGRAPHY

    January 20, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Simply put: this is a total failure. Firstly, I'm totally against this "union of models and celebrities," as Joanna put it, in American fashion magazines in general. It's definitely not just Vogue. It's tired and needs to change if they want to keep readers aside from soccer moms who also subscribe to Time and People. The worst part about this for me is that I love Natalia. What an absolutely horrible editorial for her. And I can go into everything that everyone's already mentioned and is well aware of. Right, there's no connection, "P Diddy" is utterly inexpressive, etc. It doesn't matter. The editorial is not good by any decent measure and that's that.

    And remember, people – this is strictly just my opinion.

  27. jOHNNYVISION

    January 21, 2010 at 12:35 am

    i think thats the whole point of the shoot. it’s not about the chemistry, more so about impending heartbreak. It’s a brief encounter that’s not supposed to mean anything.

  28. jOHNNYVISION

    January 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    i think thats the whole point of the shoot. it’s not about the chemistry, more so about impending heartbreak. It’s a brief encounter that’s not supposed to mean anything.

  29. nicolas

    January 21, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Diddy didn't have it!!! and Annie Mmmmmm i don't know!

  30. nicolas

    January 21, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Diddy didn't have it!!! and Annie Mmmmmm i don't know!

  31. Kate

    January 21, 2010 at 2:24 am

    How random is this? And by random I mean stupid.

    Natalia is stunning as always though

  32. Kate

    January 21, 2010 at 2:24 am

    How random is this? And by random I mean stupid.

    Natalia is stunning as always though

  33. Yen

    January 21, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Judging by the comments that this post garnered, this edit certainly did its job.

  34. Yen

    January 21, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Judging by the comments that this post garnered, this edit certainly did its job.

  35. Hayley

    January 23, 2010 at 12:34 am

    i love what she's wearing.

  36. Hayley

    January 23, 2010 at 12:34 am

    i love what she's wearing.

  37. adrian

    January 23, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    lovely

  38. adrian

    January 23, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    lovely

  39. pattil

    January 24, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    natalia is stunning. i think annie leibovitz is great, it's just weird that these two never look each others in the eyes. feel like there's no connection.

  40. pattil

    January 24, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    natalia is stunning. i think annie leibovitz is great, it's just weird that these two never look each others in the eyes. feel like there's no connection.

  41. danielk

    January 24, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    definitely an ambiguous match-up. not a good choice

  42. danielk

    January 24, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    definitely an ambiguous match-up. not a good choice

  43. stylesouk

    June 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    The pairing of Natalia Vodianova and Sean Diddy Combs (is that what we are calling him now?) is a little unexpected but, as one might expect from the artistic vision of Grace Coddington, this editorial is magnificent.

  44. stylesouk

    June 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    The pairing of Natalia Vodianova and Sean Diddy Combs (is that what we are calling him now?) is a little unexpected but, as one might expect from the artistic vision of Grace Coddington, this editorial is magnificent.

  45. Anonymous

    September 6, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Race-mixing propaganda. 

    Look what happens in REAL LIFE to dumb white women who date Negroes:

    Not to mention that Negroes have a much higher rate of STD infection than Whites:

    You have been warned.

  46. Heretic

    September 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I’m sorry, but I don’t find a Black rapper paired with a gorgeous White woman beautiful, I find it degrading.  You can call me all the names in the book, “racist, hater, redneck,” in order to demonize me, but I’m a Human being and I have a right to express how I feel.  And in terms of racism, I guarantee the horse-faced Jewish photographer is racially motivated.  She just hides her racism behind her work (not that it’s particularly subtle or hidden). 

  47. SFmemberSITR

    September 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Is the white girl looking to catch AIDS from the African, or does she already carry the virus from a previos encounter?

  48. SFmemberSITR

    September 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Is the white girl looking to catch AIDS from the African, or does she already carry the virus from a previos encounter?

  49. billlah ayes

    September 7, 2011 at 2:17 am

    wow, this is not something you want to see just after eating a big dinner

  50. serendipity;

    June 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I think, I like it. If you look it in the other way, they played the ‘brief encounter’ well. It could be better but there was an element of something that just happened, sudden and minimal at the first. It’s a story where you ponder about the ending. Did they just leave the train after their little encounter together, or from that day, something changed between them and plot thickens…. 

    Just a thought. But, over all. An interesting pair. <3 <3

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