Natasha Poly & Lily Aldridge in ‘Born to be Wild’ by Mert & Marcus for Vogue Paris, 09/15
Posted Aug 21, 2015
Natasha Poly & Lily Aldridge are ‘Born to be Wild’ shot by Mert & Marcus for Vogue Paris. Embracing the history of womankind this story takes us back to our beginnings. Bodies become one as they crawl through caves dressed in desert fare. Editor-n-Chief, Emmanuelle Alt, fashions a selection of fabulous finery, as we celebrate the fire of the female spirit. Exotic elements erupt off the page with furs made to look like modern-day pelts. Lily lays back, opening up her arms as if to call to the spirits, as Natasha redefines dimensions by standing tall under a circular rock wall. Designs represent the Aztec times, with looks that range from a leather poncho to a geometric unitard. Flesh is part of the cultural art as natural elements mimic the lay of the land. Colors cast in chaos with wildness masked in mysticism. Embracing the era, (Makeup Artist) Val Garland evokes a sense of strength through pigments of paint. Ferocity seen on the face of two strong women, made up with the signs of modern tribal markings. Bronzed and beautiful, the sun-kissed skin pulls us in with succulent shades that take the last breaths of Summer. Hairstylist, Malcolm Edwards, has long hair dancing in the wind, with power so exquisite it penetrates the page. Wild and free each image invites us to soar, as we settle into the loving arms of mother nature. High on a rock with the sky as a backdrop, Natasha holds a lamb as symbol of purity & renewal. Solemn in her spirit ferocious with her fire, this tells us the story of today’s female hero.