Dress To Kill
Posted Jul 15, 2013
Kim Cloutier brings out the beast within in ‘Wild at Heart’ by Chris Nicholls for the Exotic Issue of Dress To Kill Magazine Summer 2013. Under the fashion Big-Top, Nicholls delivers The Greatest Style-Show on Earth, inspired by the dark, mysterious word of the traveling circus. Pushing the limits of the imagination, his languid use of lighting and effects gives the series a surrealistic quality, creating an exciting interchange of ferocity & fantasy. Exuding an almost other-worldly glow this exquisite editorial lands somewhere between hyper-vivid realism and ethereal animation, for a cinematic spectacle we won’t soon forget. Art echoing mother nature. Cary Tauben takes a walk on the wild side with a stunning selection of Fall’s patterns and prints styled to match the coats of these magnificent creatures, while Sabrina Rinaldi brings out the unbridled beauty with makeup designed to enhance Cloutier’s exotic features. Shooting with the stealth moves of a jungle cat, Nicholl’s captures every alluring angle allowing us to see the synergy that exists between (wo)man and animal. A progressive piece of fashion art, the innovative use of color retouching (by Lorca Moore) gives these modern images the kind of depth and drama that’s usually reserved for moving pictures.