Posted Nov 10, 2013
Part of the art, stunning shots of Toni Garrn are broken up by these exquisite renderings of ‘Dark Shades of Roses’ by Ben Hassett for the December 2013 Beauty Supplement Issue of Vogue Japan. Embracing the beauty of the East, the strength of these shots are echoed in the sentiment of simplicity, with a series of close-ups culminating in a dark-ethereal cover set among a sea of black cherry rose petals. Wearing a stunning combination of bold and bare, (Makeup Artist) Violette uses a sheer wash of gold tones on Garrn’s otherwise naked eyes, while covering her lips with a variety of shades that run the spectrum from rich red to deep plum. Artfully effective achingly beautiful, Hassett’s poetic images provide and endless source of aesthetic pleasure and visual inspiration.