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Instead of fully embracing traditional Spanish ensembles, the Elle Mexico April 2012 cover shoot subtly introduces elements to give each outfit an exotic flavor. Granted, the matador hat, lacy fans and floral accessories do take it over the edge a bit, but overall the fashion features only a faint influence.

The Elle Mexico April 2012 was lensed by Jason Kim, a Korean American fashion photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. It stars Kelsey Van Mook, who channels her inner Latino admirably despite being born and raised in Canada. The brunette beauty was styled by Joseph Episcopo, who clad her in flamboyant and flirty pieces from labels such as Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Gucci and Emilio Pucci.