• NOBLE TRADITION Traditional women’s dress. Rural community of Chahuaytire, district of Pisac, province of Calca Cusco, Peru 2012 © MarioTestino

    The beauty

    Be picture-perfect

    What's the secret to looking great in a photograph? Over to Mario Testino: “If I know I am going to have my picture taken, I will use the Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask – it lifts the face. But to me, picture perfect is a positive attitude. Some people look their best acting cool; I look better with a smile. Finally, bend forward so your stomach goes back, it makes the body look really good!”

    The must-read:

    Alta Moda by Mario Testino(MATE)

    Your coffee table will be a more stylish place with Mario Testino's latest tome. Alta Moda is an equisite homage to the people of his native Peru, and is available exclusively at NET-A-PORTER. The book includes an introduction by Testino's friend, American Vogue's Hamish Bowles, who reveals the respectful way that Testino has merged his fashion-sensitive vision with this fascinating culture.
    mariotestino.com; mate.pe

    The Edit

    Words: Emma Strenner; Jo Craven. Photograph: © Mario Testino

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