Marthe Wiggers in ‘The Flower’ by Thom Kerr for Black Magazine #23

Marthe Wiggers plays an ethereal fairy in ‘The Flower’ captured by Thom Kerr for Black Magazine #23, The Human Issue. Floating like a supernatural sprite beauty blossoms like a nymph in flight. “To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat”~Beverley Nichols. Fashion Editor, Sarah Birchley, invites the nuance of effervesce to erupt as, art breathes forth the sweetest odours. Tactile styles & long stems blend from Ellery, Gail Sorronda, Kate Sylvester, Strateas Carlucci & Toni Maticevski. “Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare, and left the flushed print in a poppy there”~Francis Thompson. A garden of glory grows around her skin, as (Makeup Artist) Gemma Elaine pays tribute to the beauty of the bloom. Freshness falls upon the face like so many a peach blush. With bleached-out brows and neo-naked skin the lure of loveliness takes us in. Colors of creation come to bare as each image invites us to explore. From wide open eyes to rounded lips, the pallor of perfection is captured in pieces of poetic harmony. I dreamed a dream that would one day be the truth that would come to you & me. “What intensity in those odorous buds…compassed with fitful fragrance…even the pansies, with their dewy eyes, are ready to rival the violets now….”~Sarah Smiley. Hair Editor, Iggy Rosales, initiates her new position at Black by creating coiffed curls that mimic the flushing of flavor. Winding waves of wonder reach to the sky as Marthe’s icy, blonde curls captivate our senses. “The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with her through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms”~Auguste Rodin.

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