Originally published in Vogue Nippon back in March 2008, this editorial by Camilla Akrans still remains one of the most visually stunning she's ever done. Italian model Bianca Balti transforms into a modern-day geisha, seducing the camera in every which way possible. With her cherry red lips and her fierce stares, Balti oozes sexuality and, in an empowering way, doesn't seem afraid to show it.
"Silk ‘Furisode’ (long-sleeved kimono worn by young unmarried women). Meiji or Taisho periods (1868-1927), Japan. MET Museum (Met dates this garment at 1850-1950, which is very broad) (Gift of Mrs. Ray C. Kramer, 1958)"