In the recently unveiled June/July 2023 edition of WSJ. Magazine, a dazzling symphony of fine jewelry meets everyday fashion, expertly captured by the discerning lens of acclaimed photographer Nagi Sakai. His camera is drawn to model Maria Jose ‘MJ’ Herrera, whose effortless charm is amplified by a glamorous array of jewels, skilfully brought together by stylist Louise Ford.
Ford, with her discerning eye, integrates timeless pieces from industry titans such as Harry Winston, Dior and Bulgari, blending the brilliance of diamonds with elements of daywear. Casual jeans, tailored blazers, pastel tweeds, and even audacious animal prints become a canvas for these sparkling masterpieces, embodying an unexpected harmony of simplicity and luxury.
Underlining the blend of sophistication and minimalism, hairstylist Marki Shkreli styles Herrera’s brunette locks into a smooth, slick bun, harmonizing perfectly with Rei Tajima’s modest make-up application. Bringing the vision full circle, manicurist Elina Ogawa bestows upon Herrera a faultless, organic finish that enhances the shoot’s overall aesthetic. Defacto Inc, steering the helm of the shoot’s production, ensures a harmonious and captivating execution.