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Don't Do What They Think ~ Dare to be Daringly Distinct

Jasmine Jessica De Pretto embodies the art of future fashion in ‘Bad Romance’, creatively detailed by Alan Gelati for L’Officiel Singapore July 2020. It’s so exciting to see a proper editorial excursion in the face of the Pandemic. I am not one to minimize the seriousness or carelessly abandon our duty as citizens. However, as we continue down this ‘Road Less Traveled’ I believe we must honor creative needs. 

Africa Finds Her Heart is at Home 'Todo Queda En Casa'

Africa Penalver finds her heart at home in ‘Todo Queda En Casa’ by Txema Yeste for Vogue España, July 2020. Finding beauty in the banal. This story aims to export the idea of boring, by viewing the, so called, ordinary aspects of human life through an abstract lens. Reexamination requires that we not only look from a new view, but that we see things through a new hue. Things that bring us to a place of pure potential. 

Ling Chen Floats to Find Center of Self in 'Water Flight'

Ling Chen floats to find the center of self in ‘Water Flight’ by Primol Xue for Vogue China, July 2020. High fashion is fused with fury, in this fluid form of avant-garde aquatica. What secrets lay beneath the surface? Gracing us with an image of her sunken skin. She lays in the pool, her face reflected on the water’s edge. Poetry in non-motion. Half-submerged, a full shot is mirrored back. 

Celebrate Artistry of Gender Identity and Sexual Fluidity

Anja Rubik & Ibrahim Kamara bring Gender/Together in boundary-busting co-production, by Harley Weir for Vogue Italia & L’Uomo Vogue, May 2020. Like a Dream Inside a Dream… she sees herself through the midnight eye… soaring in one o’er the sanguine sky… like a moonbeam reaching in lunar delight… flying ever fluidly across the great divide. The force of impetus with the will to survive… will forever honor her plight to thrive. 

Listen... Listen... U Will Hear Truth Not Far but Ever Near

Thais Borges wears her feelings on her sleeve (so to speak) by Carlos Teixeira for Vogue Portugal May/June 2020. Pain Reveals as Time Does Heal… That the Winds of Change Will Blow Again. Sitting in the shadows of self the light invites us to breathe. This is a story of regrowth. Of personal development. Of coming into our own as we have been sheltered in the shadows of self. This has been a time of real change. 

Alt Asks: What If We Were to Dream in 'Et Si On Rêvait?'

Gigi Hadid, Rianne van Rompaey, Bella Hadid & Vaughan Ollier ask What if We Were to Dream in ‘Et Si On Rêvait?’ by Inez & Vinoodh for Vogue Paris, May/June 2020. A palate of pretty a face we can’t forget. Feeling our way. We forgo the idea of average in an effort to fly. High above the plateau. If only for a moment. Take my hand and we will soar. Emmanuelle Alt dares to dream, at a time I can’t think of anything more potent. 

Maggie Maurer Walks through Walls of Ethereal Beauty

Stretch your arms around fear and strife welcoming in the many colors of life. Maggie Maurer finds within herself a festival of light in the “Carnival” by Elizaveta Porodina for Numéro Netherlands 02. Not limited by the virtues of learning, we find ourselves free to search the past without being fenced in by our future. Elizaveta is on a quest of theatric discovery, imploring her readers to explore. 

Tomorrow In Sight My Eyes Do See the Coming of Light

Signe Veiteberg & Saskia Kane in The Phantom Lady “LA DONNA FANTASMA” by Robi Rodriguez for Holiday Magazine, S/S 2020. Art is unveiled. Our senses elevate. Truth transpires. A transformation takes shape. A metamorphosis is in order. This is an uprising of spirit. A celebration of self. Here we are versed in the many spectacles of change. This philosophy of the mind is perception personified. 

Aching 2C Better Part of Humanity, Love Heals Wounds

Beauty Borne on Sight Bred Into Light. We Ache to See the Coming of Avant-Garde Artistry as We Wake to See the Better Part of Humanity. Ruinan Dong covers THE Future in “Shimmer Shimmer” by Greg Kadel for Dansk Magazine Issue #43, S/S 2020. THE Future is Now. This is a Defining Moment. It’s a coming to light. High Art resists commonality by it’s willingness to exceed the rules. 

Alek Wek ~ Symbolizes Strength in Face of Global Fear

The Furrow of Her Brow… The Ache In Her Eyes… To Speak the Truth We Now Realize. We Are Not Immune, Protected, Shielded or Shamed… We’re Not Special We’re All One In the Same! Alek Wek speaks to strength without a word leaving her lips in ‘Novo Glam’ by Luigi & Iango for Vogue Brazil, 03/2020. Her beautiful brown eyes stare us down. Behind a net veil Alek evokes a sense of sadness backed by strength.