As temperatures dip in the Northern Hemisphere, the mercury steadily rises across the lower 50 percent of the planet. Harper’s Bazaar Australia is alert to this seasonal shift and has kept an eye on the throne for its “Queen of the Desert” story in its December issue featuring Dutch stunnah Marloes Horst. Photographed by Paul Empson, the 10-page story runs rule over statement swimwear with a preference for the sexy, eighties-era one-piece. High-low styling is used to great effect, particularly in the shot to the left in which Marloes pairs a one-piece American Apparel swimsuit with a belt and sunnies by Gucci.

Credits include: Publication, Harper’s Bazaar Australia December 2013; Title, “Queen of the Desert”; Photography, Paul Empson.

Marloes Horst | Harper’s Bazaar Australia December 2013