‘Privacy Settings’ by Mert & Marcus for W Magazine, August 2015
Photographer: Mert & Marcus. Model(s): Anna Ewers, Barbara Palvin, Bella Hadid, Chrissy Teigen, Doutzen Kroes, Emily Ratajkowski, Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls, Lily Aldridge, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Source: W Magazine. Stylist: Edward Enninful. Makeup: Yadim. Hair: Jimmy Paul.
Posted Jul 01, 2015
The worlds most beautiful, and followed, women expose a part of themselves we won’t see on screen in ‘Privacy Settings’ by Mert & Marcus for W Magazine, August 2015. Anna, Barbara, Bella, Chrissy, Doutzen, Lily, Rosie, Joan, Emily & Irina brave a new world in dynamic shots not made for Instagram. The power of processing has been foregone in favor of something quicker. 10 women go up against the quick click of a camera, with daring insight driven through thoughtful interchange. Exploring the art of evocation, the ladies lace-up to face-up by delving in on a deeper level. While we understand that inclusion is a positive, when innovation is interrupted, we have a problem. Each shot invites us into the fold with fashions that forge a pathway of aesthetic expression. Undergarments erupt as intensity is reflected in the subversion of subtlety. Stylist, Edward Enninful, embraces the moment with Agent Provocateur, D&G, DVF, Gucci, Miu Miu, Natori, Prada, Rodarte & Rochas. Long limbs lead the way from barely there & beguiling to thigh-high & alluring. Enticing us with the eyes, (Makeup Artist) Yadim focuses on the lids with seductive shades designed to intoxicate. The features of the face are all but erased as we are entranced by the singular focus of female beauty. Holding our attention, each woman evokes a sense of intimacy as copper colors caress the skin. Proving that nothing is off-limits these portrayals expose us to visions of value. Hairstylist, Jimmy Paul, lets lox fall free with cascading curls that fuel the fire. Bed-Head never looked so good with a just-woken vibe that steals our senses. Passionate overtones are potent, but, veracity is the most powerful tool we possess. Blindly browsing for something new is a temptation for the weak. Honoring freedom of expression invites a creative collision at the intersection of imagination. As I sit arched in effortless agony I ache to see the truth.