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Zendaya Brings Simone Leigh's Works to Life in Garage

Zendaya reaches for the sky in compelling captures by Ryan McGinley for Garage Magazine, F/W 2019. A powerful portrayal permeates the page, as this story invites us into the process. Evoking art that touches the heart, we’re moved by the act to embody truth. I felt distinctly honored to view these proud images. A bringing to life of the beauty of Simone Leigh’s Brick House.”This is a collaboration, A New Vision of Black Womanhood within the Pages of a Fashion Magazine.” Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, engages in a dynamic discussion held between herself, Simone Leigh & Zendaya.  

Fluid Fashions Find Calm Center in 'The Shape of Water'

Ling Chen embodies mythological folklore in ‘The Shape of Water’ by Liu Song for Vogue Me China August 2019. She emerges from the water like a creature coming to life. Moving with mystical intent, shades of pink are cast across the water’s bed mimicking the energy of the ocean. Rich images are restrained yet bursting at the seems. The intention is unknown. Power is present, as beauty breeds a sense of well being. 

Let Dark Night Fall Over Bright Light 'Dreamlike Beauty'

Anna Mila Guyenz finds herself phased by the elegant waves in ‘Dreamlike Beauty’ by Greg Swales for Vogue Taiwan, August 2019. A Bird of Beauty She Flies on High Spreading Her Wings to Meet the Sky. Garbed in gorgeous attire, Anna appears to have a wingspan of glorious proportion. Ruffles roar as feather fly giving the fabrics a winged illusion. Colors mimic the bird’s plumage as the contours of these designs are defined as if in flight. 

Eye is Emblazoned Over Forest Like Symbol of Strength

Mayowa Nicholas finds the forest of flight in ‘Ponse De Largo’ shot by Txema Yeste for Vogue Spain, August 2019. Immersing herself in the gorgeous, green of this luscious surroundings. Mayowa lifts the arms of her long, silk dress as she spreads her wings as if to take flight. An optical illusion ensues, as she appears to be walking on water. Red petals spill over every inch of her gown, making her appear like an angelic tree of the fantastical forest. 

'Born to Be Bella' Back In Time Retro Beauty is Defined

Bella, Bella Bring Me Home… I’m Calling to the Great Unknown. Back in time retro beauty is defined. Art is an energizing theme to explore as we delve inside the makeup artist’s mind. Using the face as a palate, we are challenged to leave behind the notion of pretty in favor of something more conceptually compelling. Pretty is a mundane concept. A transient truth tortured by time as seeking perfection is a waste of fervent minds. 

Bea Sweet Gets Deliciously Kitchy with 'Sci-Fi Glamour'

Laura Schoenmakers & Natie Nowak channels the psychic forces of high fashion, in ‘Sci-Fi Glamour‘ by Carlijn Jacobs for Beauty Papers Issue #7. Art by nature is an amalgamation of emotions. This excites the senses. Moving through the visual medium landing somewhere in the realm of the mental. Mysterious meanderings takes us on a trip through the collective mind. As we travel we embrace the evocative nature of nuance. 

Sasha Belyaeva Dares to Embrace Blurry Lines of Being

Sasha Belyaeva stuns us into submission shot by Elizaveta Porodina for Vogue Russia, August 2019. Working as an activist, singer and model, Sasha dares to embrace the blurry lines of being. Pictures emit a powerful presence oozing with enigmatic essence. Dark and light collide as this brilliant story exalts the beauty of living between. Shining Lights from Far and Wide Will Take You on a Spirit Ride. 

Old/New Pieces from Archive Story to New Found Glory

Ugbad Abdi in ‘Fierce Fall Fashion‘ by Sølve Sundsbø for V Magazine, V120 Fall 2019. High design is for the dreamers. This isn’t about cloth that cuts to your frame, this is about fabrics that find the folds of the body. Here, in the sweep of succulence we see a myriad of miracles come into play. That is the heat of haute couture. Art exposes truth. Abdi’s energy doesn’t overpower the ensemble, nor does is cower to it’s strengths. 

She Shines From Behind ~ Decadence Drips Down Back

Alexandra Agoston immerses herself In the Immensity of ‘En La Inmensidad’ by of Yulia Gorbachenko for Harper’s Bazaar España, July 2019. Shot in the Bolivan Salt Flats (know as the Solar De Uyuni), these artful captures play with the concept of spacial notion. This exquisite mise en scene provides a powerful look at the natural surroundings. Alexandra appears to float on the water in the middle of the ocean, while long limbs travel up and over the land’s edge. 

Artistry of Modern Muppets Seen Thru Eyes of Jazzelle

Many say JazzelleUglyworldwide, is a one-woman wrecking ball of beauty. Working hard on a self proclaimed, Trail of Terror, she gives us open access to her honest excess. Recreating the purity of youth, she embraces the conceptual notion of childhood memories. This is a profound experiment of youthful exuberance coupled with raw, emotional power. Art is an exploratory exercise, one that takes advantage of our fluid thought process.