Jenna Earle ‘White’ David Oldham For Beauty Papers, Summer 2015
Posted Jul 09, 2015
Jenna Earle breaks the barriers of beguiling beauty in ‘White’ by David Oldham for Beauty Papers, Summer 2015. Amy Marquis steps back in time for this intense look into the custom of face and body painting. The countenance of creativity dares to bare with evocative images that reflect social mores. Jenna typifies the pallid complexion of the past with beauty blanched in all-white. Paying homage to the era, (Makeup Artist) Gemma Smith-Edhouse turns tradition on its head by extolling the excess of the past. The power of neo-pretty erupts with porcelain features that stand as a currency of creation. Common cosmetics have been foregone in favor of something brighter. The skin invites us in with a pale pallor that’s covered in a blanket of talc. Fashion floats from dipping in milky waters to standing in a cloud of powdered air. Hairstylist, Raphael Salley, allows the strands to be more a signal of strength than a vision of vanity. Doused in wetness defiance lye’s in the attitude of the anointed. Diaphanous shades pass through the material as transparency exposes us to light. This story lures us through the veil of history as we fall into the bosom of the past. Paleness made popular by the use of powdered pig-bones. The female ideal was so sought after, many conformed to popular trends only to protect their social standing. Seeking the truth, we must first understand flawless features come at a price. Beguiling Beauty… breaks the barriers… sounds of silence… keep me down… I ache for life… to lift me up… pick my heart up… off the ground.