Resort is often the bright spot on a calendar otherwise in lock-step with the Northern Hemisphere dreariness of December. Meghan Collison brings this mostly monochrome series to life in this month’s Harper’s Bazaar Australia photographed by Paul Empson. This Thelma McQuillan-styled story, titled “The Lost Highway,” steers clear of the 1997 David Lynch feature film of a similar title and instead punches the throttle on the open road for a lucid look at Resort 2014. With Meghan behind the wheel, the highway is not so much lost as are those left in the dust.

Credits include: Publication, Harper’s Bazaar Australia December 2013; Title, “The Lost Highway”; Photography, Paul Empson; Styling, Thelma McQuillan; Hair, Sasha Nesterchuk at Walter Schupfer Management; Makeup, Darlene Jacobs at Frank Reps.

Meghan Collison | Harper’s Bazaar Australia December 2013 (Photography: Paul Empson)