Punchlines aside, fashion and magic have more in common than simply the manufacture of illusion. The April issue of Vogue Nederland makes literal the connection of the two seemingly mystical practices in a story featuring rising star (rijzende ster) Ola Rudnicka photographed by Boe Marion. Titled “Magic Star,” the Marije Goekoop-styled story makes inspired use of white doves, a levitating egg, and enough sleight of hand to make believing less a leap of imagination than an article of faith. Ola wears an organza jacket in red by Barbara Bui (left), which is just the sort look that the sort of look that the platinum beauty effortlessly takes from great to magical. Put another way, no combination of white rabbits and top hats are necessary for this show…abracadabra, Ola Rudnicka!

Credits include: Publication. Vogue Nederland April 2014; Title, “Magic Star”; Photography, Boe Marion at New Blood Agency; Styling, Marije Goekoop; Hair, Ali Pirzadeh at CLM; Makeup, Ignacio Alonso at Linkdetails; Set design, Bart van Dulmen.

Ola Rudnicka | Vogue Nederland April 2014 (Photography: Boe Marion)

Ola Rudnicka | Vogue Nederland April 2014 (Photography: Boe Marion)