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Ruth Bell Takes Trip to Another World in "Life on Mars"

Ruth Bell brings the heat in “Life on Mars” by Camilla Akrans for Porter Magazine #22, Fall 2017. A vision of forward fusion seeps into the system, as we breath in that excess energy like an alternate life force. This editorial escapes the commonality that plagues many of today’s pictorials. Racing through the recesses of the imagination, reflecting on the realities of life… up feels down, flat feel round as our mind dances to and fro. 

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Like Pretty Pretzels ~ Bodies Bend in Fashionable Form

Lina Hoss, Harleth Kuusik, Riley Cole, Carly Moore & Andrew Sherman bring the real in “Backstage” by Greg Kadel for Numéro #185 August 2017. Not merely a look into the pageantry of modeling, this gives us a peak into the passion of their play. Skin on skin takes us in ~ to a place we’ve never known. A cross between Installation and Performance ~ this art feeds off the audience in a variety of ways. 

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Dipped in Decadence Luma Grothe Scintillates in Silver

Luma Grothe gets her metallic grove on by Kenneth Willardt for Harper’s Bazaar US, August 2017. Decadence devours the scene as Luma transcends into a silver machine. Her love of alloy radiates throughout the page as this story ignites in a riotous rage. When we think about the edges of excess we imagine the art of the ideal. Evocative, provocative, powerful and real this explores the excess of the exquisite. 

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Vittoria Ceretti Floats Free by the Sea in Water Box Full of Oranges

Vittoria Ceretti brandishes the color of blue sky over her eyes by Luigi & Iango for Vogue Italia, 07/17. Sometimes we find that art moves us at just the right time. Here we see Vittoria boldly baring out the fury or her feelings. She’s gone to the center of the universe to showcase the abstract oneness of our being. True to form, Luigi & Iango celebrate the strange by putting it front and center. 

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Devon Aoki Bares Out Beauty of Fully Freeing Being, Vogue UK

Boldly baring out the beauty of her unusual being, Devon Aoki celebrates the art of the outdoors in this two-part series by Harley Weir for Vogue UK, August ’17. She has an ability to be both of nature and totally connected to the cinema of high style. Devon doesn’t let the little things slow her down. She is one who writes her own rules. She’s her own persona and her own judge. That is a beautiful thing. 

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Tilda Swinton Rides by Light of Moon in Future Fashion

Tilda Swinton rides by the light of the moon in sinuous story by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Korea, July 2017. We Dive inside the mind to find the other-side as we aim to seek the spirit of true enlightenment. Hiding under these inviting images is a female ready to engage. The robust flavor of this story is felt in the tenacious spirit of the styles. Art and excess blend into one system of strange as all things go hazy in the twilight of the deranged. 

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Stella Lucia Stuns Us Senseless "Good Girl Gone Bad" in Dazed

Stella Lucia stuns us senseless in “Good Girl Gone Bad” by Bettina Rheims for Dazed Digital, SS17. Artful images dominate this page as Stella emerges in a riotous rage. Her passionate overtones are obvious, however, it’s the subtle makings of sadness that keep me engaged. Here we have a woman on the edge. Teetering towards a tenuous truth, one where what we believe is not marked by what we see, rather, what is unveiled is voraciously met by vicious ends. 

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Love Invites U2 Jump Into Arena of Avant-Garde Excess

Alasdair McLellan delves in deep to this three part series for Love Magazine, SS 2017. Here we have a strange and wonderful mix of models & actresses, as this collection of characters come together to form a fusion of fabulous. Katie Grand is a costumier of high end wares, as she uses fashion as a form of storytelling. Clothing has a unique intent, with styles that speak to the specificity of the moment.  

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Fashion Pops as We Travel Through Pantheon of Pretty

Lorena Maraschi & Manuela Miloqui look back to see ahead by Gil Inoue for Vogue Brazil, June 2017. Travelling through the pantheon of pretty, Gil does a little of what I call era jumping. He allows us to imagine a world where blocks of time meld into one. Brilliant looks borrowed from the best parts of the past all seamlessly blend. Flapper inspired dresses are designed with sequined embellishments, long and lean, these sinewy frocks fuse together while standing apart. 

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Natasha Poly Rides the Ocean "On the Crest of a Wave"

Natasha Poly crashes in on a new tomorrow as she rides “On the Crest of a Wave” by Txema Yeste for Vogue Russia June 2017. I waited patiently for summer proper to show it’s face before I illuminated such a spectacular place. Art expounds this sacred ground as the sea doth pound the shore, Natasha rises forth in colorful wonder like an enchantress from the ocean floor. Natures’ wonders are found in abundance as we watch her languid along the water’s edge.