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Fashion Editorial: Joan Smalls by Mariano Vivanco for Harper’s Bazaar May US 2017

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Joan Smalls by Mariano Vivanco for US Harper's Bazaar May 2017

FOR A GLIMPSE OF THE JET SET LIFE, one must look no further than Slim Aarons’s photographs, capturing all that is cool and chic of the café society of the 60s. He would follow princesses, movie stars, and socialites to their homes everywhere from Palm Beach to Positano, and life became just that little more fabulous. These shots for Harper’s Bazaar US May edition, whether consciously or not, take inspiration from the preppy all-American subjects of Aarons’ photographs. Take CZ Guest with her two dogs in her Palm Beach mansion, or Esther Williams lounging poolside in Florida.

Joan Smalls by Mariano Vivanco for US Harper's Bazaar May 2017

Clothing, of course, embodies the very spirit of the lifestyle; every destination requires a different dress code. For a summer in the West Coast, there are gingham Carolina Herrera dresses, Dolce & Gabbana floral swimsuits—worn with a headband and accessorised with a white poodle, of course—and the most exquisite Salvatore Ferragamo floral dress with puffed sleeves. The winning shot? Joan Smalls standing by the pool, squared symmetrically by two guests sitting on deck chairs. To paraphrase Slim Aarons…attractive clothes on attractive people in attractive palaces. — Victoria.

Joan Smalls by Mariano Vivanco for US Harper's Bazaar May 2017

Joan Smalls by Mariano Vivanco for US Harper's Bazaar May 2017

Joan Smalls by Mariano Vivanco for US Harper's Bazaar May 2017

Joan Smalls by Mariano Vivanco for US Harper's Bazaar May 2017

Joan Smalls by Mariano Vivanco for US Harper's Bazaar May 2017

Joan Smalls by Mariano Vivanco for US Harper's Bazaar May 2017

Joan Smalls by Mariano Vivanco for US Harper's Bazaar May 2017

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Images via Visualizing Fashion

Victoria | Contributor, London
Fashion Contributor, London

Victoria lives in the south of Spain, having moved there from her native country Ukraine when she was just a child. She finds herself looking up to timeless icons from past decades including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Katherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn, and longing for sunny afternoons on the French Riviera and walks along the Seine during spring. Always overdressed and dishing out on tailored pieces and shoes – secretly dreaming they were from Dior or Saint Laurent – she dresses for herself rather than others, and would trade breakfast for Vogue or a one way ticket to anywhere beautiful.
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