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Fashion Editorial: Blanca Padilla for Harper’s Bazaar Spain July 2015

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01--Blanca Padilla for Harper's Bazaar Spain July 2015

PASSION is something the Spanish are known for around the globe, whether it be the passion of the toreros or bull fighters, or that of evocative flamenco dancers who seem so engrossed in the guitar music they get lost amidst a sea of fervour, ruffled dresses and flame red hues — an unbelievable spectacle. When this sentiment is translated into a fashion editorial the results are magnificent, for Blanca Padilla appears alongside Jose Maria Manzanares – the new it-torero – in horse stables, Andalucian patios, and vast green fields. The clothing is unquestionably Spanish, yet with modern twists, for there were satin corset-like dresses, red woven straw sun hats, embellished jackets, and a willowy ankle-grazing fringe dress that is perfectly at home in a green meadow swept by a soft breeze. —Victoria

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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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