Daria Strokous, Striking and Seductive thanks to Mariano Vivanco
by Alice Byrne
This amazing and visually striking editorial spread was shot for Vogue Russia by Mariano Vivanco. The colors give this shoot great impact, and the mix of simple color images and monochromatic styling make this a simple yet very effective shoot,
The styling by Ekaterina Mukhina is faultless here. Although it is simple, I think it is such a successful combination of colors, textures, form-fitting designs and floaty sheer pieces. I love the mixture of daring, seductive photographs, and mysterious, distant posing by Daria. This editorial features dramatic designs by Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce and Gabanna, Nini Ricci, Stella McCartney and Louis Vuitton. The gold jewelry in this shoot is also beautiful and adds to the sophisticated aesthetic.
Daria’s sleek blonde hair-styling works wonderfully with the simple color scheme and glossy look of the shoot (styled by Karin Bigler), and the simple yet dramatic make-up by Alexey Molchanov makes Daria look elegant and very classy as she attempts to seduce a gorgeous male model. My favorite images are the black and white ones, although I think the color photographs are just as strong. I love the composition in these images, the smart tailoring, and definitely the sophisticated oversize hat. Produced by Elena Serova.