“Victoria Michaels is not only a beauty to behold, she’s brave, smart and has a heart of Gold. I first met her backstage in 2019 during Milan fashion week and I immediately knew she would be a delight to work with. Seeing such a positive and amazing personality through my lens was just incredible” – Leonardo V.
Photographer Leonardo V shot Victoria and styled all the looks in a home studio with help from makeup artist Giada. It was originally meant to be an outdoor shoot but restriction on movement due to the outbreak of COVID-19 made it impossible, so the team did it a few days before the official lockdown of the Fashion City, Milan.
“I am particularly excited about the ‘not your typical looks’ we created which signifies victory in a time where the world is in turmoil,” shares Leonardo V.
Leonardo V adds: “Let us all keep hope and faith alive. We shall overcome the pandemic. We can create a better world by helping each other especially in this moment as I consider a future of collaborative projects in Africa because Africa is the Future.”
“It is with great pride that I present to you the Black Swan Victory. Grazie.”
Editorial team credit
Photographer – @Leovpage
Stylist – @Leovpage
Makeup artist – @giadarusminimua