When the surface of your world is blanketed in snow, you know winter’s cold fingers are in full grip. It’s then that fur – faux or real, whatever your heart desires and your moral compass allows – takes on a whole new aesthetic. Between an enveloping fur coat and a sweeping white landscape the wearer can become as icy as Narnia’s White Witch; but in an embellished black cape and black fur-lined boots, she’s stepped out of another fairytale entirely.

Forget the Terry Richardson you’ve come to expect: this shoot is one from the lesser-used section of his reportoir. Eniko Mihalik may be the constant, but the usual props are traded for an adorable arctic pup, a feather-footed snow white pony, and a wise, pensive barn owl.

eniko mihalik snow shoot

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Eniko Mihalik: Harper's Bazaar November '11
Eniko Mihalik: Harper's Bazaar November '11
Eniko Mihalik: Harper's Bazaar November '11
Eniko Mihalik: Harper's Bazaar November '11
Eniko Mihalik: Harper's Bazaar November '11
Eniko Mihalik: Harper's Bazaar November '11
Eniko Mihalik: Harper's Bazaar November '11
Eniko Mihalik: Harper's Bazaar November '11
Eniko Mihalik: Harper's Bazaar November '11

From the contrasts of voluminous outerwear and skinny pant cuts, to the Cossack hats and hints of bare thighs despite the cold: Julia Von Boehm’s styling makes mid-winter dressing magical and exciting again. You know it would be worth braving the cold if you looked this good.

For the rest of the shoot of Eniko Mihalik by Terry Richardson, which appears in the November 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar US, click on the thumbnails above.

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