The gold standard was abandoned by every major world currency in the early part of the last century. Today the gold standard is but a turn of phrase used to describe the very best of thing of its type. Enter Marloes Horst, face of Maybelline, and the gold standard for a beauty story by the same name running in the July 2014 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK photographed by David Slijper. As the calendar and 10-day forecasts hurtle toward summer beauty editor Sophie Bloomfield takes precious moments to elucidate how best to achieve the perfect tan before ever stepping foot on a beach. Made for the sand and surf, Marloes’s exceptionally golden looks are anything but standard.
Credits include: Publication, Harper’s Bazaar UK July 2014; Title, “The Gold Standard”; Photography, David Slijper; Styling, Florrie Thomas; Hair, Dennis Devoy at Art Department; Makeup, Frankie Boyd at Tim Howard Management for Tom Ford Beauty; Beauty styling, Sophie Bloomfield; Tanning and skin-finishing, St Tropez; Location, Amanyara.