For its November 2023 issue, Vogue Spain welcomes back Spanish music icon Rosalía, this time portrayed in a dramatic black and white cover by fashion stylist Katie Burnett. Eschewing clothing for a bold statement, Rosalía is adorned exclusively in Cartier jewels, embodying a raw and elegant aesthetic.
The cover story inside unfolds with Burnett’s carefully selected fashion pieces for Rosalía, featuring high-end labels such as Alaïa, Bottega Veneta, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors Collection, Loewe, Valentino and Chanel, complemented by luxurious jewelry from Prada, Bvlgari and Van Cleef & Arpels. The creative team, including Jesús Guerrero’s hairstyling, Ana Takahashi’s make-up artistry and Beatrice Eni’s manicure skills, along with Sophear Van’s set design and Lotti Project’s production, collectively create an image of Rosalía that’s both striking and timeless.
In this issue, Rosalía and Penélope Cruz, two Spanish icons, engage in a candid conversation that reveals insights into their lives, careers, and the nuances of fame and artistry. This dialogue offers a rare glimpse into the minds of these influential figures.
Rosalía delves into her journey, which has been marked by a mix of determination and serendipity. Her early foray into music, sparked at the tender age of 13 on the show “Tú sí que vales,” laid the foundation for her unique artistic path. She remembers skipping school to attend the auditions in Barcelona, a bold step that set her on the path to stardom.
Penélope Cruz, an established force in cinema, shares her experiences and perspectives that resonate with Rosalía’s journey. Both artists discuss the transformative power of motherhood and the grounding influence of their families. Reflecting on her own journey, Cruz emphasizes the importance of staying true to one’s roots and values in the face of fame.
The conversation also touches on the evolving landscapes of music and cinema. Known for her innovative approach to music, Rosalía emphasizes the need for authenticity and courage in artistic expression. She discusses the influence of female artists like Björk and Madonna, who have fearlessly expressed their sexuality and power, inspiring her own artistic journey.
Cruz and Rosalía‘s discussion extends to the broader social context, addressing the challenges and responsibilities that come with being influential figures in today’s world. They reflect on the impact of their work on younger audiences and the importance of using their platforms to promote positive change.