Posts in the Beauty Category

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A Campaign of Strange Takes Flight

Armin Morbach shoots a freak-show of high fashion for Tush Magazine, S/S 2016. Camouflaged coverings entice and excite as the campaign of strange aims to take flight. A mutiny of makeup begins as Loni Baur corrals the chaos of neo-cosmetics to the page. Visionary imagery invites the fertile mind to grow, with abstract innovation designed to inspire. Breaking bad… the black netting brings a veiled overlay, with faux eyes glued outside, while red (real) lips radiant from inside. 55

Anya Licks Red Lips as Hair Falls Down Face

Anja Konstantinova dares us to go bare with a starry stare in ‘All Dolled Up‘ by Alberto Maria Colombo for Cosmetic creativity is closely captured as each composite suggests something new. Subtlety seductive and uniquely chic, Frank B lets every makeup twist tells a different story. Devious decadence invites us inside with eyes that sparkle and lips that shine. White-washed brows blend into the skin allowing bold shadows to take center stage. 


Poetry Parallels "Anti-Pretty" Stance

Luma Grothe evokes the stance of “Anti Pretty” by Liz Collins for Vogue China, May 2016. To stare into the great unknown to gaze across the sea, to behold a view that will be undone to cast a shadow in the morning sun. Standing on the edge of something new… this story doesn’t refer to a look that’s unappealing, rather, it defines a true change. The Anti Pretty sentiment captures a sense of impending alteration, artfully echoing the elements of revolution. 


Flanked in a Flurry of Florid Fashion

Daphne Groeneveld is flanked in a flurry of florid fashions by David Roemer for Zoo Magazine No. 50, S/S 2016. Each image projects a sense of enlightenment as it redefines avant-garde artistry. Stepping into another world, this story touches on what I call the sense instrument. To let the eyes peruse over each page is to let your mind be intoxicated with possibility. The enchantress of accouterments floats through the scene, existing in a world where all is but a dream. 

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Plastique Plays as the Fabric du Jour

Olivia Jansing acts responsibly in “Recycle” by Marcus Ohlsson for Beauty Papers, S/S ’16. Plastique is the fabric du jour, with styles that range from eclectic to extreme. Covering up is so yesterday, as we explore the idea of cosmetic counter-play. In one of the most compelling outlets of the season, we find ourselves going for nude. Naked skin will pull you in as the story takes a turn at what I call neo-application. 


Leila is Bound By the Beauty of Truth

Leila Goldkuhl is bound by the beauty of truth in “Plasticity” shot by Paola Kudacki for Beauty Papers Magazine, S/S 2016. What am I covered in… what do I wear… who am being… am I aware. Skin is the house that I live in but empowerment is where I call home. The concept of cosmetic imagery sets forth a fusion of ideas, with pictures that question perfection. Asking us the most powerful inquiry of all – is the nature of beauty all in our heads? 

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The Face Plays Fury of Five Senses

Hana Jirickova finds the music in makeup by Harri Peccinotti for Purple Fashion Magazine, S/S 2016. Focusing on the sentient rhythms of the five senses, this story celebrates the beauty of Touch, Sight, Taste, Smell & Sound. The art of perception is portrayed in the nuance of significance, as the sentient overcast is captured in the Fury of Five. The import of excellence is seen in the export of imagination, as awareness is found in the consciousness of creativity. 

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Winged Eyes Arise to Take on Flight

Niki Trefilova & Lisa Verberght embrace the art of the ace bandage in “Wrap It Up” by Justin Borbely for Like crayons in a box, colorful wraps pass over skin covering what’s within. Swaths of mummification mimic makeup as Carolina Dali brings the art of beauty bandages to life. Green orbs form a perfect circle as color extends like wings taking flight. Blue bleeds around the eyes with one red rectangle sitting on the lower lid in poetic harmony.  

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Colors are Captured in Half Measures

Josephine Le Tutour invites primary colors to pop off the page by Miguel Reveriego for Vogue Spain, February 2016. Beauty becomes as each side displays a new form of fun. The art of extremity shows its stuff with half faces done with full-on drama in mind. From screaming blue that makes orbs appear wide awake, to bright yellow that lets the lips look like a beat up banana. Bold eyes are in, as dueling shadows start the show with lavender and magenta ready to go. 

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Thru Ripped Stockings Chic Speaks

Ashley Smith comes alive in “Sheer Cover” by Peter Rosa for Soma Magazine, The Obsession Issue. Fragments of fury find their insatiable need as the remnants of realization scream to be seen. Stylist, Mindy Saad, bares out the futility of fashion through the art of function. Wearing a daring array of neo-noir, shiny fabrics gleam in gifted reverie. Black on Black never looked so good, with circles sewn so close they look like tiny soldiers marching off to war. 


Graphic Eyes Strike the Scene Today

Hannah Hedberg lets graphic makeup mimic strikes of paint by Frauke Fischer for Grazia Germany! The countenance of creation comes to be as the dial for disguised is set to go. Makeup proper is put away and in its place is set a series of vivid expressions. Lines are drawn over the skin as geometric shapes invite us in. Like paint on a palette, Melanie Schoene uses strong concepts to give the story a sense of primal strength. 

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Say Goodbye 2015, Happy New Year

Vanessa Moody rides out the season right in shades of red by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Germany, January 2016. Fluidity is found in the musicality of fashion as emotions are expressed through lyrical movement. Christiane Arp bravely blends the liquid lines of flowing fabrics with the hard edges of cut leather. Diametrically opposed designs fly through the page, as red and black race down the body in chaotic harmony.