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As the Yulia Gorbachenko ‘Embellished’ series demonstrates, not all fashion editorials are about clothing or accessories. Sometimes they aim to focus simply on beauty rather than what is in vogue at the moment.
In so far as this series aims to capture and convey beauty, it is a shining success. Valentine Gretsova adorns Model Amanda (Click Models) with stunning makeup patterns that are at once eccentric and elegant. In some shots, they are reminiscent of the black out that American football players wear under their eyes to mitigate the sun’s glare. In others, Amanda wears styles reminiscent of tribal tattoos. Beyond the makeup, manicurist Julie Kandalec deserves credit for her wonderful work. Last but not least, Yulia Gorbachenko’s assistant, Sebestian Beckmann, should be applauded for his part in this editorial.