Posts featuring stylist Charles Varenne

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Revel in Red Face Painting Tradition

Ling Liu looks back to see ahead by Ben Hassett for Vogue China, September 2017. The art of beauty burns bright as the fire of the modern female takes the stage. Celebrating the cultural relevance and historical tradition of ancient beauty regiments. There’s a vigor and energy to this piece that sets the stage for this season. Stylist Charles Varenne uses a variety of silk and lace to fall …

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Like Pretty Pretzels ~ Bodies Bend in Fashionable Form

Lina Hoss, Harleth Kuusik, Riley Cole, Carly Moore & Andrew Sherman bring the real in “Backstage” by Greg Kadel for Numéro #185 August 2017. Not merely a look into the pageantry of modeling, this gives us a peak into the passion of their play. Skin on skin takes us in ~ to a place we’ve never known. A cross between Installation and Performance ~ this art feeds off the aud…

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Jessie Bloemendaal's ~ Her Tears Inside Just Can't Hide

Jessie Bloemendaal travels forth and she brings us back by Anthony Maule for Numéro Magazine, June/July 2017. Art elevates our understanding of things we might otherwise throw to the wind. The momentum of the message becomes quite clear, as we feel the swell of the ocean’s wall crash down around us. And, while it’s clear we are simply viewing a woman standing behind a wall of shee…

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Beauty Meets Brick & Mortar with High Fashion Twist for Numéro

Issa Lish and Katlin Aas takes it to the streets  in “Brooklyn” by Greg Kadel for Numéro #181, March 2017. To look and see the same old things with eyes as fresh as time. A gifted view of old as new is when yours becomes but mine. When I see these images I’m struck by there inner connectedness. Without an overt statement of purpose, we are witness to flowing motions that spea…

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Celebrate Eye-to-Eye & Face-to-Face

Sam Rollinson & Hoyeon Jung say goodbye to the past as they welcome in 2017, in “Time to Party” by Marcus Ohlsson for Vogue Japan, February 2017. Confetti hits the floor as the clock strikes 12:00 AM. Celebrating the party theme… glitter dances beauty abounds, as colors collide in a circular surround. Symphonic shades are ready to go as Fredrik Stambro steals the sho…

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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 …

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Charlee Fraser Plays a Little Tie Me Up 'Attache-moi' Greg Kadel

Charlee Fraser plays a little, Tie Me Up, in ‘Attache-moi’ shot by Greg Kadel for Numéro, May 2016. Conceptual overtones are lifted from a dream as sensuality conveys the art of extreme. Pushing past the limits of convention this story takes us to the mindful edge. Standing in direct opposition to the tone of this tale, Kadel’s clean imagery sends a signal of strength…

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Julia Wachtel Takes Us on Neon Trip Thru Mind's Eye in "Art"

Julie Hoomans takes us on a trip through the mind’s eye in, The Art Issue, by Victor Demarchelier for Numéro #176, June/July 2016. Julia Wachtel treats us to one of her infamous – transitional fables – where we are asked to sit back and enjoy the ride. As she puts it, “the logic of language is disturbed enough to provoke a reaction”, while I see the landscaped ver…

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Sarah Brannon Is a Woman on Fire in “L’héroïne” for Numéro

Sarah Brannon is a woman of fire in “L’héroïne” by Greg Kadel for Numéro #172, April 2016. Breaking through the walls of boredom Sarah bares the burden of extreme. Evocative, edgy, airy and light – these would not be terms commonly put together, but here we feel the collective unconscious at work. Art evolves around the woman like so many stars lighting the night sky. Stylist,…

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Valery Kaufman Plays an Heiress with Avant-Garde Intentions

Valery Kaufman plays a decadent heiress with time on her hands by Greg Kadel for Numéro #169, Dec/Jan 2015-16. The aire of avant-garde intention fills the room like so many flowers waiting to bloom. Decadent wares fall in the form of high fantasy, as haute couture finds itself in the dark arms of fashion ecstasy. Poised to perfection, Kadel rides the lines of delight as all things go weary in the …

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Magdalena is a Modern Work of Art

Magdalena Jasek is a walking work of modern art in ‘Rachel Feinstein‘ by Victor Demarchelier for Numéro Magazine, June/July 2015. Capturing different angles of the same face is like composing a multi-dimensional photo-collage… I looked into another world and there I was again, on top of all that’s good & fine that keeps my love akin. To stop & wonder lo…

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Explore Art of the Face Metamorphosis of Magic

Daphne Groeneveld is a walking work of aesthetic art shot by Greg Kadel for Numéro #164, June/July 2015. Releasing a metamorphosis of pure magic, this story celebrates the odyssey of ecstasy that is photo-expressionism. Like a flower bursting off the bloom, exotic buds transform through the act of artistic mutation. Stylist, Charles Varenne, brings the power of haute pop to the page with d…