Maybe it’s dark eyes the look requires; a mysterious soul upon which it relies. Maybe it’s that strength in a set jaw and unwavering gaze… whatever the reason, it’s impossible to pass by. Cristina Mantas carries off this eclectic character like no other. Stylist Maria Angelova is expert at clashing styles and prints (yes, the great irony of eclectic styling is that it takes skill to mis-match properly. Clashing is, paradoxically, a kind of matching.) But so too does she mix influences, with scarves and hats and jewellery all worked in together so well the looks would be near impossible to replicate.

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Cristina by Niklas Hoejlund for Grazia Bulgaria
Cristina by Niklas Hoejlund for Grazia Bulgaria
Cristina by Niklas Hoejlund for Grazia Bulgaria
Cristina by Niklas Hoejlund for Grazia Bulgaria
Cristina by Niklas Hoejlund for Grazia Bulgaria
Cristina by Niklas Hoejlund for Grazia Bulgaria
Cristina by Niklas Hoejlund for Grazia Bulgaria
Cristina by Niklas Hoejlund for Grazia Bulgaria

All the better to be inspired by. Niklas Hoejlund’s images are simply stunning, bringing out the attitude and strength of Mantas, allowing the styling to shine as it deserves. Nicci Welsh’s makeup accentuates the strong brows and dark eyes in a way that’s more masculine than feminine, and yet all the more appealing for it.

View the full shoot by Niklas Hoejlund (niklashoejlund.com) by clicking on the gallery.

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