Posts in the Avant-Garde Category


Sara Grace Deigns to Embrace Beauty of Bird Blending

Sara Grace shines in “Birds” by Ben Toms for Vogue China, February 2017. Birds don’t just possess the power to fly rather they signify the triumph to try. “In general, birds symbolize the presence of a higher being with a connection to the sky.” Airborne creatures defy our ideas of what is possible, “by freeing themselves from the restraints of gravity.” As we look through these images our brains start to bend, believing that we are seeing the impossible. 


Estella Boersma & Jaden Smith "A Brave New World" Vogue It

Estella Boersma & Jaden Smith bring the beauty of youth forward in “A Brave New World” by Bruce Weber for Vogue Italia, January 2017. Art unleashes the beast with imagery that captures the cinema of the eccentric. Gone are the days of clean and extreme as we welcome into view a dream inside a dream. Lost inside the languid lines of linear space, a Brave New World deigns to take shape. Hiding inside the recesses of the mind Paul Cavaco gives us a new concept on the craft of mining creativity. 


Maren Behringer "The Sleeper Awakes" to Pearly Gates

Maren Behringer in “The Sleeper Awakes” by Chloé Le Drezen for Off Black Magazine, F/W 2016. Art breaks as beauty wakes in the subtle tones of tomorrows light…. and there we’ll find in the moonshine of our minds, what once was lost is now but found. Fashion was at one time a staple of style that was only used to cover the body. But now we see passion is present, as each piece is a projection of hope. 


Back Becomes Front ~ As Surreal Picture Pops Off Page

Nimue Smit, Lily Donaldson & Amanda Googe fly through the mind’s eye by Viviane Sassen for Pop Magazine, F/W 2016. Fate is held in the hands of destiny, as fortune is found at the feet of the future. My weapon is my pencil the power’s in my mind, all is but a secret that life has left behind. Part I and Part II unfolds in two distinct sections, as I weep in quiet corners a respite from the pain, of what I’m sworn to conquer is the will that keeps me sane. 


Nadja Auermann's Eyes Speak Looking Behind She Sees Ahead

Nadja Auermann looks behind as she sees ahead by Arnaud Lajeunie for Numéro Berlin #1, FW ’16. Art unleashes the avant-garde beast, setting in motion a dramatic feast. The depth that we reach is the truth by which we seek. As one of the most talented models of all time, her abilities far outweigh the magazine page. A body in full motion is much like a piece of poetic prose. We can appreciate her long limbs and impressive lines, however, perfection is not the goal. 


Isobella Stares in a Trance State as Beads Dangle Down

Isobella Bowering lights up the night in “We’ll Take Chrome” by Armin Morbach for Tush Magazine #39. The face is not merely a place where we drop makeup off, rather, it’s a chance to reshape our ideas on beauty. A spectacle of sensation appears on sight, as features dance under the bright lights. Art evolves before our eyes as this story gives us a sense of adventure. Editor-n-Chief of Vogue Paris, Frédérique Verley, stepped in as style supervisor, showcasing a variety of visual stimulating designs. 


Coco Rocha Braves the Baron but Beautiful Icelandic Coast

Coco Rocha travels through the baron but beautiful Icelandic coast by Silja Magg for Glamour Iceland. She commits to every movement like pieces of poetic intention. We feel the fluid motion of her being experienced through her bodily connection. Coco creates the first ever coherent collusion. By giving herself over to the process, her soul succumbs to the innovative spirit of Iceland. Long limbs stretch out as she showcases the sinuous steps of her graceful lines ~ lithe and supple ~ we bare witness the limber specs of her balletic form.  


Jamilla Hoogenboom Bewitching Beauty in "Sortilèges"

Jamilla Hoogenboom foretells the future in “Sortilèges” by Alice Rosati for Numéro #179. Bewitching beauty takes hold, as Jamilla makes friends with a beautiful Burmese Python named Banana. Inspired by the magic mojo of modern witchcraft, this fuels the fire of the female spirit. Black doesn’t reflect a turn toward the dark side, rather, it reveals a sense of independence. Silky fabrics open up the mind’s eye, while a mix of the exquisite lures us inside. 


Bella Hadid Revels in Art of the Unknown in 'Outspoken'

Bella Hadid revels in the artistry of the unknown in ‘Outspoken‘ by Nicolas Moore for Paper Magazine, Winter ’16. Hadid has settled in the spotlight, where the blinding fury of fast fame has turned her hair to white. Known for her quiet intensity, one wonders if that’s all there is? Simmering under the surface we get the impression there’s much to be found. Depth can be portrayed in many ways. 


Catherine McNeil Plays it Dark for Jeff Bark in "Maléfice"

Catherine McNeil plays her part dark in ‘Maléfice’ by Jeff Bark for Numéro #179. The heart builds as the music swells leaving the sorcery of enchantment to cast its spell. Our heroine finds herself lost in a world of mystic overlay, as we are awakened by the mischievous spirits of Maleficence. Inspired by the surroundings, Bark’s powers reach from the great beyond. High fashion redefines the ideal of noir with black that revels in the unknown.  


Roos Abels Flies High Watching Eye from Sky "Mirage"

Roos Abels teeters on the edge of time in “Mirage” shot by Txema Yeste for Numéro Magazine #179, December/January 16-17. As I sit and wait for love to arrive I feel you waiting on the other side. It’s not often that we see an editorial that’s so rich with unique details and uncommon imagery. Gravity gets a face-lift with images that attract the body to the center of the earth.  


Meghan Collison lets Succulence Drip off Lip "Colour of the Night"

Meghan Collison in “Colour of the Night” by Patrick Postle for Vogue Ukraine, December 2016. Beauty is all but a dream caught in a state of the extreme. Light filters through the aire, as paint slides down the face and art jaunts into another dimension. Up down and all around is the direction we will head… for never knowing where we’ll go will lead us to a drop dead show. Craziness is caught in-between as, “surrealists sought to channel the unconscious as a means to unlock the imagination.” By combining pure inspiration from many influences, this tale echos the sentiment of transformation.