Posts in the Avant-Garde Category

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Beauty Bedazzles Life Befalls "Expect the Unexpected"

Vilma gets aggressive in “Expect the Unexpected” shot by Mikael Schulz for Models.com. Disturbing the flow of normalcy this story opens our minds to the idea of the unknown. Sophia Eriksen invent an illusion of light with decorations that adorn the skin and create change. Bedazzled beauty beckons us near with a moody mix of art and excess. A line of diamonds depict lashes as clear crystals create a partial face. 

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Anna Brings Moody Blue Into Mix "Season of the Witch"

Anna Ewers brings a moody blue mix of art and evolution in “Season of the Witch” by Paolo Roversi for Dazed, SS 2016. “Power/Protest” remind us that we all own a right to respond, both internally and externally, to the world’s earthly insistence. I Set My Sight on the Rhythm of the Night as I Cast My Calling in the Dawn of Delight. To Feel the Fire to Stand Up and Fight, the Moon is My Hero as I walk in it’s Light. 

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Steven Klein Takes Us Back to the 70's "Squad Goals" W Mag

Irina ShaykTami Williams, Katie Moore and Amilna Estevão join this poetic pack, in “Squad Goals” by Steven Klein for W Magazine, May 2016. This editorial delivers a taste of the 70’s with a modern edge. Edward Enninful evokes a sense of nostalgia, with bold fashions that speak to another century while forging ahead. Each picture plays like stills from a movie set, artfully exploring a time gone by. 

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Guinevere Introduces Us to Artful Glory of "La Geisha"

Guinevere Van Seenus melds into the story in “La Geisha” by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello for Numéro #172, 04/16. A modern tale of sensual stimulation and artful revelation, Guinevere becomes one with the sun ~ The Geisha Girl. Setting herself above the scene she artfully fits into a day dream. Dressed in the currency of creation, each image injects a sense of wayward wonder. Daring to divine, from a lilac dress covered in red accouterments to similar hose that match in color but differ in design. 

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Anna Cleveland Brings World of Rei Kawakubo to Life

Anna Cleveland invites us inside the inaugural Issue, in “Blue Witches” by Paolo Roversi for Luncheon Magazine, S/S 2016. A compelling editorial that captures the artistry of Comme des Garçons through the incomparable vision of Rei Kawakubo. In one of the most dynamic stories of the season, we are able to see the imaginative efforts of this designer come forth. So fluid are her movements so distinct is her vision, to witness her work come to life is like watching raw pictures project in slow motion. 

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Break Through Walls of Wonder "Expression Forte" Vogue Paris

Avant-Garde beauty breaks through the walls of wonder in “Expression Forte” shot by David Sims for Vogue Paris, 04/16. Edie Campbell, Julia van Os, Hana Jirickova, Fei Fei Sun, Ruth Bell, Lili Sumner, Annika KrijtMarjan Jonkman & Jordan Barrett capture the art of costumed couture. Proving opposites truly do attract, fashion blends as decades are dealt in random order. Emmanuelle Alt injects a sense of vintage inspiration while focusing on what’s ahead.  

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Seek to Find Creative Art that Honors the Haus of Divine

Andrew Logan is part of the art in “Broken Mirrors and a Good Time,” shot by Philippe Vogelenzang for Beauty Papers. Multi dimensional mirrors give new meaning, as each image projects a progressive construct. Calling his work, “the art of popular poetry and metropolitan glamour,” Logan embodies the spirit of a cross-cultural artist. Fluid in his ability to transition, he is famous for being able to build a conceptual playground. 

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Lindsey Wixson Celebrates a Decade of Defiance, ODDA

Lindsey Wixson celebrates a decade of defiance, in this playful piece dedicated to ODDA Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tributes Issue. ODDA embraces avant-garde photography with imagery that incites independence. Lindsey invites Yuri Pleskun along for the ride, as they run through each frame free to just be. This compelling couple captures our imagination, with fiery attitudes that fall just this side of devious. 

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Sylvester Mimics the Late Leigh Bowery in "The Blitz" for ODDA

Sylvester Ulv Henriksen mimics the late London Performance Artist, Leigh Bowery, in ‘The Blitz‘ by Oliver Shipton for ODDA Magazine, March 2016. Reveling in the fury of fantasy this story plays out like a festival of facade. Posed in a series of altered avant-garde wares, this piece pushes past the limited view of sexuality. Editor-in-Chief, David Martin, composes an eloquent array of collections as he builds an epic set of editorials. 

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Molly's Skin Drinks in Pink as it Nestles in Nest of Neon

Molly Bair falls into the future in “trip Tease” by Janneke van der Hagen for CR Fashion Book, S/S 16. Nestled in a neon nest, Benjamin Galopine floats bright pink designs over her body. Shadows come and shadows go but what’s behind we’ll never know. Riding the line between soulful and sexy, Bair uses her unmatched ability to fuse fashion and art. Transitional is the only word that adequately describes her eclectic style. 

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Play a lil' Jail House Jubilee in "Caged Heat" by Steven Klein

Anna Cleveland and Violet Chachki play a little jailhouse jubilee in “Caged Heat” by Steven Klein for Interview Magazine, 03/16. Pushing the procession of provocation, this breaks barriers as it redefines gender-bending. Following Cleveland into the fray, we watch frocks rock as hips start to sway. What I wear will never be confined, as who I am can’t be defined. Lifting a wallet may get you in, but it will take more for haute couture to fall off this girl’s skin. 

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The Cult of Plastic Dares 2 Break Down Being Fake Beauty Papers

Briley Jones, Mona Matsuoka & Sahara Lin are transformed in “NY Dolls” by Ben Hassett for Beauty Papers, S/S ’16. Covering the cult of plastic this story dares to look at our addiction to all things faux. Being “Fake” takes this story forward as we come to understand, there is no beauty without emotion. What we see as perfect is anything but, as the closest we get is Perfectly Flawed.