The hats and straw bags were inspired by a Mediterranean vacation over the summer—while on a boat with Nasiba Adilova, the Russian beauty's wide brim straw topper flew into the sea, prompting the captain to turn the boat around and send someone into the water to retrieve it. At that moment, Assoulin explains, "I knew we had to have straw hats." Here, a high drama topper is paired with a rust colored ball gown skirt and matching thin strapped tank.
A different twist on perspective can make a some what ordinary image extraordinary. The flower in the place of her skirt gives a bit more of a fantasy feel to the image. If the photographer was even slightly off then it just wouldn't have the same impact.