Daria Strokous In ‘The Blonde Who Stole the Night’ By Sølve Sundsbø For Vogue Japan September 2013

Doubling as one of pop-culture’s most iconic female figures, Daria Strokous plays a doppelganger with a twist in ‘The Blonde Who Stole the Night’ by Sølve Sundsbø for the September 2013 issue of Vogue Japan. Daring to explore the darker sides of Marilyn Monroe, Sundsbø acknowledges the reality of duality, in this powerful portrayal that pays tribute to the polarity of opposites. Vintage glamour goes grunge when Lisa Butler’s perfectly preserved beauty mixes with Louise Brunn’s tattoo filled body art for a creative coupling unlike we’ve ever seen. Artful, edgy and completely unexpected, Strokous breaks the silence with a stunning mix of (faux) skin scripture that reads across her body like a modern day personal confession. Sleeves of emblematic artistry spelling out the truth from beyond, in this insightful editorial I see years of repression reborn in form of free expression. Exploring the Two Truths Doctrine of Buddha – a theory that states, within each person exists a conventional truth and an ultimate truth – in this retro revival we imagine Marilyn Monroe saved from the shackles of her sex-symbol status and openly able to be herself.  Celebrate the fashion dichotomy with styles by George Cortina.

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