Don’t sleep on this story. Yawning is said to be contagious, but no matter how knackered Grace Hartzel might appear to be in this portrait (pictured) by Richard Burbridge running in the January 2017 issue of Vogue Italia, this beauty story is far more likely to quicken the pulse. The beauty aspect in all this drowsing of course has everything to do with the importance of night in protecting the skin. For one thing, following nightfall there is no sunlight or for that matter the normal distresses associated with everyday life. There are products and various elixirs that riff on this theme in a language every bit as dense as it is in defiance of logic and the rigors of science. Still, that is nothing to take away from the insouciant and every bit irresistible Grace.

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Credits include: Publication, Vogue Italia January 2017; Title, “Beauty”; Magazine Text, Laura Taccani, Photography, Richard Burbridge; Styling, Anne Christensen; Hair, Ward Stegerhoek for Living Proof at The Wall Group; Makeup, Kanako as Kanako Takase at Streeters; Manicure, Gina Edwards at Kate Ryan; Set design, Jared Lawton for Jared Lawton Set Design.

Grace Hartzel | Vogue Italia January 2017 (Photography: Richard Burbridge)

Grace Hartzel | Vogue Italia January 2017 (Photography: Richard Burbridge)