There is a surreality to the QVEST Magazine 'Arizona Blue' editorial that has everything to do with the gorgeous gowns worn by the porcelain-skinned model in the middle of a scorching desert. As though straight out of a dream or a fantastical story, Ilva Heitmann's delicate disposition is left unharmed by the harsh sun while the shimmering and vibrant ensembles are simply accentuated by it.
The QVEST Magazine Arizona Blue editorial was shot by photographer Maria Karas. Appearing in the publication's spring and summer 2012 issue, the photo shoot was styled by Cannon. The 19-year-old German beauty is draped in stunning designs from fashion houses such as Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and Jen Kao. Her striking red hair has been slicked back in a ponytail.