Vogue US | Natalia Vodianova & Diddy by Annie Leibovitz

nataliavodianovaforvogueus 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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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/PolytheneLucy PolytheneLucy

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

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/PolytheneLucy PolytheneLucy

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

  • kittycat

    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

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

      • http://elainekyu.blogspot.com Elaine

        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

        I was just going to comment and say this!

    • Eudora

      I could not agree more

    • http://iheartchiobella.blogspot.com emily

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

    • la-huerfanita

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

    • http://www.danielmagalhaes.net Daniel Magalhães

      I felt that either

    • Skreww

      disgusting jewish filth

  • kittycat

    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

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

      • http://elainekyu.blogspot.com Elaine

        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

        I was just going to comment and say this!

    • Eudora

      I could not agree more

    • http://iheartchiobella.blogspot.com emily

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

    • la-huerfanita

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

    • http://www.danielmagalhaes.net Daniel Magalhães

      I felt that either

  • http://jessantander.wordpress.com/ jess

    like a russian love for this amazing girl. woww!

  • http://jessantander.wordpress.com/ jess

    like a russian love for this amazing girl. woww!

  • http://nowcraving.blogspot.com tanvi @ now craving

    An unlikely pairing, but I like it!

  • http://nowcraving.blogspot.com tanvi @ now craving

    An unlikely pairing, but I like it!

  • http://beautyestdiverse.blogspot.com Tiffany

    Looks good.

  • http://beautyestdiverse.blogspot.com Tiffany

    Looks good.

  • http://www.ma-vie-privee.blogspot.com/ ClaraAnne

    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.

  • http://www.ma-vie-privee.blogspot.com/ ClaraAnne

    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.

  • sonia

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

  • sonia

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

  • http://creativeopulence.com/ Creative Opulence

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

  • http://creativeopulence.com/ Creative Opulence

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

  • http://hausofnicole.blogspot.com/ Nicole

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

  • http://hausofnicole.blogspot.com/ Nicole

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

  • fashionista

    Kinda like the chanel commerciel

  • Zagga

    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…

  • Zagga

    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…

  • fashionista

    Kinda like the chanel commerciel

  • http://www.raggedmag.com Noelle

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

    • http://leonard-miller.blogspot.com/ leonard

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

  • http://www.raggedmag.com Noelle

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

    • http://leonard-miller.blogspot.com/ leonard

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

  • http://fashionography.wordpress.com FASHIONOGRAPHY

    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.

  • http://fashionography.wordpress.com FASHIONOGRAPHY

    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.

  • jOHNNYVISION

    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.

  • jOHNNYVISION

    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.

  • http://www.nicolasguillen4th.com nicolas

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

  • http://www.nicolasguillen4th.com nicolas

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

  • Kate

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

    Natalia is stunning as always though

  • Kate

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

    Natalia is stunning as always though

  • Yen

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

  • Yen

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

  • http://readytoleavereality.blogspot.com Hayley

    i love what she's wearing.

  • http://readytoleavereality.blogspot.com Hayley

    i love what she's wearing.

  • adrian

    lovely

  • adrian

    lovely

  • pattil

    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.

  • pattil

    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.

  • danielk

    definitely an ambiguous match-up. not a good choice

  • danielk

    definitely an ambiguous match-up. not a good choice

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/stylesouk stylesouk

    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.

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/stylesouk stylesouk

    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.

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Heretic

    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). 

  • SFmemberSITR

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

  • SFmemberSITR

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

  • billlah ayes

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

  • serendipity;

    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