The snow-covered fashion editorial 'Winter Story' by Maria Daranova features dark regal gowns. This menacing series features a setting that appears to be an abandoned, greyish mansion. Though these shots are set indoors, the floors and furniture are lightly coated in snow. Some shots even feature indoor flurries.
The gowns seen in this wintry fashion editorial are black and red, which adds a roguish feel to these photos. The striking models featured in these photos seem to inject life into these otherwise bleak shots.
The lavish and unusual headpieces warn by the model reinforce the idea that this winter beauty is in fact royalty. The majority of these shots also incorporate a caged companion of the ice queen's. She carries around a little white bird, probably to avoid becoming lonely in an otherwise lifeless setting.