So I thought about it and decided that while this entire shoot from Lula is stunning (as is their entire catalogue), this particular image is one of the most beautiful & striking images I saw all year. The colors are just perfect, the mood is right, and it was absolutely no surprise when I found out it was styled by my friend & brilliant stylist Aya T. Kanai. After falling for Mercedes Helnwein in her in all her redheaded glory, I decided to check out more of her artwork and - no shock here either - it was awesome. Her pencil drawings are like stills from a fashion-bent arthouse film that will make you swoon because... well, what's not to like about a gorgeous redhead (I think I'm redhead fetish-status) with hot style and the talent to draw even more gorgeous girls with hot style? Exaaactly.