Posts in the Beauty Category

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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. 

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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. 

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Art of Body Glitter Sparkles & Shines

Marique Schimmel is in a state of sheer splendor as body glitter radiates the night “Party Pour La Nuit” by Jonas Bresnan for Stylist Magazine France, 12/15. Covered in sprinkled stars showered in shine, Schimmel takes the concept of Party All Night to another level. Editor, Julie Levoyer, embraces the fire of noir with black lace that celebrates the body beautiful. The pageantry of pomp comes forth, as light ignites from behind and future fashion is born.  

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Painted Powder Floods the Fair Face

Julia Fleming splashes on the scene in “The Miracle of Change” by Ben Hassett for Vogue Japan, January 2016. Passion’s palate passes over the skin like so many colors that rush within. My mind’s eye is awaken with a florid flush from yellow, red, green and blue. Primary pigments pop off the page with chroma seen in its purest form. Makeup Artist, Violette, veers off the road of everyday normal and slams into something extreme.  

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Golden Stripes Brake over the Body

Jeneil Williams bares her truth by Torkil Gudnason for Models.com. This Jamaican born beauty was discovered in her home town where she made her meteoric rise to fame. A competitive girl from the Caribbean islands, she captured the imagination of the industry with her drive and athletic prowess. Gifts that in the past have been known to hold girls back, this model used her disciplined nature to catapult her to the top. 

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Flood of Purple Spills Down the Face

Anniek Abma wears the palate of perfection in “To the Extreme” by Alexander Staulino for L’Officiel Netherlands, 09/15. The water of life spills over the skin baring out natural elements. Eyes are cast in blue and green with liquid shadow that smears itself in aquatic ecstasy. Behind a wall of smoke noir beauty blasts as, (Makeup Artist) Baltasar G takes us from clean to extreme. 

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Emily DiDonato Hides in Shadows Aches 4 Light

Emily DiDonato engages in the costume of change in ‘En Boucle’ by Ben Hassett for Vogue Paris, November 2015. The art of obscurity is captured in the click of a camera. Hiding in shadows aching for light, to camouflage beauty is a veiling of the night. Bright ignites an aura emanating from the center, with wild waves reaching all about. Golden lockes fill in the frame, rushing from the head in a mane of explosion. 

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Behold Theatre of Cosmetic Creation

Wylie Hays engages in a little double-edged beauty duty in ‘Grunge Lane’ by Fernando Gomez for Elle Indonesia. Masterful manipulation unfolds as we behold the theatre of cosmetic creation. Ruben Marmol breaks the confounds of conceptuality with mesmerizing makeup that transforms. Modernity comes forth with facial embellishments that are made for the stage. Masked in mayhem marked for must, drama is induced with dark noir that delights our senses. 

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Lucidly Lured as Fantasty is Unfurled

Andreea Diaconu drinks in the diamonds in ‘Carats en Colorama’ by Ben Hassett for Vogue Paris, October 2015. Her eyes are deceiving her smile is distinct, her warmth is inviting her mind is succinct. An evocative tale of love and other yearnings. Gems sparkle in vibrant light, as power is felt through fire of the female force. Alive with a kind of subhuman super-strength, Diaconu delves into another world.  

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The Art of 'Extraordinary Creatures' for AnOther

Harleth Kuusik, Issa Lish, Vanessa Moody, Maja Salamon, Grace Simmons, Greta Varlese & Tami Williams are ‘Extraordinary Creatures’ by Craig McDean for AnOther MagazineJohn Galliano comes to life as the Artistic Director of Maison Margiela. Way past the idea of projection, this teeters on a new construct I’m calling, Catfish Couture. It’s a new day and a there’s an innovative way of doing things.