The Harper's Bazaar Russia May 2012 editorial stars a sophisticated Irina Nikola who happens to be as sweaty as she is stylish. As though foreshadowing the heat of the upcoming summer season, this photoshoot nevertheless stays away from typical summer outfits. Instead, it is filled with layered looks that are more appropriate for fall or even winter.
Photographed by stylist and fashion editor Natalia Alaverdian, the Harper's Bazaar Russia May 2012 editorial takes cues from traditional Renaissance oil paintings. The dark settings, stately poses and typical still life props such as fruit add to the medieval theme of the fashion itself. While the photoshoot may be steeped in tradition, Russian model Irina Nikolaeva has more of a modern flair. Her wet hair and dewy face makes it appear as though she just got back from the beach.