Welcome, December

A month of joy, dreaming and planning, a month when magic can happen. These weeks leading to Christmas are some of the most beautiful in the entire year, filled with anticipation, creativity unfolding, happy thoughts and kindness above all. That’s how I see December. And I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate its arrival than this gorgeous, otherworldly editorial featuring Natalia and photographed by Ellen von Unwerth. I don’t know what the idea behind the story was, but the setting and clothes take my mind to the film Doctor Zhivago and one of the last scenes, the Varykino estate, all frozen inside like a palace of ice, where Yuri Zhivago starts writing his poems.

Today is the National Day of Romania, so Happy 1st of December, my dear Romanian readers!

photos: ‘The Splendid Allure’ editorial by Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Italia, November 2002, model Natalia Vodianova

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