Sarah Brannon in “Portrait d’Un Nouveau Top Model” Txema Yeste, Tush Magazine, F/W 2015
Posted Oct 12, 2015
Sarah Brannon punctuates her prowess in “Portrait d’Un Nouveau Top Model” shot by Txema Yeste for Tush Magazine, F/W 2015. The body breaks forth as art comes to the forefront. To feel not what’s in front of you but to really see what lays before you, that is truth. Lands & grooves take on a different posture with pictures that tell a story of strength. Stylist, Bernat Buscato, uses the subtlety of subtext to lure us in, as each piece screams in sentient overdrive. Layering things up, rich leather invites us to explore with ripped-up jeans worn over thigh-high boots. Washed out cut-offs hang in fury with random devices fastened over the top. By creating unique pieces that insight individuality, a sexy undertone is met with clean couture. The futility of fashion is dealt a blow with Costume National, Givenchy, Maison Margiela, Melitta Baumeister, Thom Browne and Wolford. Mystery aches to unveil as (Makeup Artist) Tyron Machhausen portrays passion through the features of the face. With eyes so inviting we get lost in the hypnotic hue… swimming in pools of these ice blue seas is all the color our hearts will need. Dusted with a pearly gaze her stare gives off angelic overtones, while under the top is something all together different. Diametrically opposed imagery invites us to explore, a taste of the truly tempting. Nude beauty beckons us forth as the only feature to hold our attention is that of the mouth. Just bitten lips scream to be seen, as red oozes in ecstasy. Hairstylist, Pasquale Ferrante, provides anticipation with strands that go from full coverage to a partial peek through. Utterly unbound, these pictures play with the mind by having us see things that aren’t there. Lines bore into the skin as each band bargains with the flesh. And, though ropes are tied around both the hands and arms – this is a woman in total control. Using the binding to build intensity, the message is made clear. When she allows small pieces of string to wrap around her nipples she refuses to allow sexuality to define her. Simplicity captured is the essence of enticement as Yeste’s unmatched ability evokes both passion and intellect. A defiant stand of strength, by placing black ties on the outside of her shirt, she is saying, this may be way over the line but it’s how I will avoid the ties that bind.