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The Alexander Neumann L'Officiel Paris Editorial Stars Nadja Bende

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: lofficielmode and fashiongonerogue
Foregoing traditional saharan dress codes that blend into sandy backdrops and typical billowing dresses that vibrantly contrast with stark desert settings, the Nadja Bender L’Officiel Paris editorial offers a fashion take that is entirely refreshing. In place of a muted neutral palette is a bright and bold one. Instead of glamorous gowns, the outfits boast clean lines, fitted forms and subtle sci-fi aesthetic.

Appearing in the magazine's April 2012 issue, the Nadja Bender L’Officiel Paris editorial was shot by New York-, Miami- and Paris-based photographer Alexander Neumann. The editorial was shot on location at the Paracas Desert in Peru. Stylist Vanessa Bellugeon paired the fashion-forward outfits with an array of headscarves to better protect Bender from the harsh heat of the sun. Makeup artist Sergio Corvacho completed the looks with a natural face.