For a fashion editorial to really sell the product in it, it should do one thing: generate desire. And one of the strongest motivators for desire is envy.
The romance of international travel, of being far from the stresses of working life, may be less enviable in this globalised, accessible world than it once was in and before the golden age of air travel. But it still speaks to us, the viewer, if done right. Here it’s not only done right but adds another envy-inducing layer: the extraordinary proportions of Lara Stone.
High waisted pants and a cropped top is a combination perfect for a figure like Lara’s. Channeling the European bombshell side of 50s and 60s fashion, her Roman Holiday is more Brigitte Bardot than Audrey Hepburn, styled by Anastasia Barbieri with a modern day cool-girl – almost L.A-esque – twist.
Shot by Mikael Jansson, you can view more snaps from Lara Stone‘s Weekend in Rome, from Vogue Paris’ March 2012 issue, at the gallery above.