Gastronomy is something of a sacred art in France and Paris is no exception. Across Boulevard Saint-Germain, opposite the storied Les Deux Magots, the no less storied Brasserie Lipp offers up Alsatian fare to its patrons as it has for more than 130 years. Tonight’s menu, for example, calls for Gigot d’Agneau Rôti (flageolets ou épinards) / Blanquette de veau à l’ancienne, but if roast leg of lamb and veal are not your thing, then surely the December 2016 issue of Vogue Russia has something more palatable. Enter Grace Hartzel and Purple founder Olivier Zahm, who together along with stylist Katerina Zolotrubova create a bluesy and bejeweled story from inside the walls of the Brasserie Lipp. Grace does not so much soak up the atmosphere as she imbues every frame of the story with her own. Grace is a natural fit in this story, which reads like an intimate diary of Parisian nightlife. The resultant story is sure to capture literary imaginations in ways that only Grace Hartzel possibly can.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Russia December 2016; Title, “Блюз”; Photography, Olivier Zahm; Styling, Katerina Zolototrubova; Hair, Olivier De Vriendt at Artlist; Makeup, Katy Le Sant at Airport Agency; Manicure, Christina Conrad at Calliste; Production, Elena Serova; Photography assistance, Stan Rey Grange; Styling assistance, Farida Mamisheva.

Grace Hartzel | Vogue Russia December 2016 (Photography: Olivier Zahm)

Grace Hartzel | Vogue Russia December 2016 (Photography: Olivier Zahm)