As we were getting ready to go to press, I was texting back-and-forth with Dita about her cover and her thoughts were it didn't look like her. She asked if I'd made her lips larger. Hmmm, good catch Dita. It wasn't that we made her lips larger, it was that we'd shot at such a low angle, we pinched the jawline, because it looked too wide. The challenge with altering anyone's face—especially one as recognizable as some of these celebrities, is that the slightest modification can alter them from looking like themselves. This was a good case in point.
I agreed with Dita and decided to hold the presses and to run this image (below) on the cover instead. It's a flattering shot for her face and the best part is that it looks like Dita! I also decided to kill one of the inside shots that I was going to run, the black and white image. It's always better to run a shorter story with "great" shots; than to dilute a fashion story with even one "okay" shot. One bad shot can kill four great ones.