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Shaped by all things beautiful and feminine, Nicoleta Parascan’s first steps towards entering the captivating world of fashion were taken somewhere around the young age of six, when she received her very own first fashion magazine. Discovering an entirely new universe, filled with pretty ladies and beautiful clothes, there was not much able to ever beat or compete with the fantasy land that was suddenly opening up. Surrounded by books, constantly thinking about the next best outfit, in search of a signature style and defined by a nostalgic calling towards the past, Nicoleta believes in taking chances, in destiny and in building her own path in life. When she’s not writing, you can easily find her playing with her cat, reading an old book, watching movies, exploring the city or blogging her own daily adventures.

Nicoleta Parascan

Hands on something in red

Something in scarlet red, something sure to turn people’s heads: this is Koray Parlak‘s editorial for XOXO The Mag in a nutshell. Of course, there’s more to it than smudges of red paint and whispers of graphic eye make-up, of forward silhouettes and understated ruby details. Stefani Sober models head-to-toe, her jaw-drooping physique on full display, her striking beauty adding depth to the series of…
Les Mains by Koray Parlak for XOXO the Mag
Les Mains by Koray Parlak for XOXO the Mag
Les Mains by Koray Parlak for XOXO the Mag
Les Mains by Koray Parlak for XOXO the Mag
Les Mains by Koray Parlak for XOXO the Mag

The ultimate game of seduction: Doina Ciobanu vs. the luxe hotel room

The game of seduction is a dangerous thing and few are those who dare win at it by actually following the rules. Doina Ciobanu is one of those rare examples melting femininity into pure temptation, her attitude kept perfectly classy all the while fading into freedom, and delving into a pool of sex-appeal. Having the Mondrian Los Angeles serve as luxurious location, Tom Fraud’s editorial…
Doina Ciobanu by Tom Fraud at Mondrian LA
Doina Ciobanu by Tom Fraud at Mondrian LA
Doina Ciobanu by Tom Fraud at Mondrian LA
Doina Ciobanu by Tom Fraud at Mondrian LA
Doina Ciobanu by Tom Fraud at Mondrian LA
Doina Ciobanu by Tom Fraud at Mondrian LA
Doina Ciobanu by Tom Fraud at Mondrian LA
Doina Ciobanu by Tom Fraud at Mondrian LA

How to: the intricate braided chignon at Steven Khalil

Steven Khalil‘s exquisite couture fashion pieces, showcased in the designer’s spring 2015 presentation, inspired a hairstyle that’s just as intricate and breathtaking as the fabrics, textures and embellishments shaping up the dreamy couture silhouettes. Clean, refined and made whole with beautiful details, the intricate braided chignon makes for a modern take on an otherwise elegant, timeless style. Goldwell Hair Director Sharon Blain is the one providing…

On the verge of a new world (NSFW)

Otherworldly beauty, the kind that’s sexy and intriguing and powerful all at once, it’s not something you usually stumble upon, it’s something that finds you, every now and then, not in the most common of places but likely on the verge of a new world. Crossing a foreign frontier and blooming in the thick of the dessert, Lucy Ross epitomizes the alien-esque beauty with her…
NSFW Photo gallery included.

Against the soft blues of the sea

With eyes the colour of a stormy sky and laid against the soft blues of the sea, Tatyana Vinogradova’s striking features stand out rather effortlessly, her natural beauty just as breathtaking when kept bare, as it is when delicately made-up. Styled in undone ponytails, tucked in high turtlenecks, or gathered under a wide-brimmed hat, her dark hair adds to her brilliant versatility, as lensed by…
Soft Ultramarine for Ellements Magazine
Soft Ultramarine for Ellements Magazine
Soft Ultramarine for Ellements Magazine
Soft Ultramarine for Ellements Magazine
Soft Ultramarine for Ellements Magazine
Soft Ultramarine for Ellements Magazine

The caged bird sings a sexy song

Of freedom and love, of emotions unknown and feelings unfamiliar, of soft sensuality and hidden desires, Noe Lozano‘s caged bird sings a song that’s like a journey into rhythms unheard of, her voice anchored deep in her eyes, her entire being making for one striking metaphor. Seeking a patch of light amongst an ocean of shadows, revealing bits of herself ever so gently, Erika Byrd…
Caged Byrd by Noe Lozano
Caged Byrd by Noe Lozano
Caged Byrd by Noe Lozano
Caged Byrd by Noe Lozano
Caged Byrd by Noe Lozano
Caged Byrd by Noe Lozano
Caged Byrd by Noe Lozano
Caged Byrd by Noe Lozano

5 spring to summer fishtail braids to master right now

Different, easy, yet really fun, there’s truly no end to the creative possibilities involving the one-of-a-kind fishtail braid when it comes to transitional hair. From spring to summer and from day to night, this hairstyle promises to keep its edge regardless of the many cool interpretations it gets. The perfect styles to master now and rock all summer long, these queen braided headbands, alongside the…

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