‘Beauty Queens’ by Brigitte Niedermair for Harper’s Bazaar UK, May 2015
Photographer: Brigitte Niedermair. Model(s): Anne Cleveland, Antonia Wilson, Gigi Hadid, Jing Wen, Kitty Hayes, Laura James, Ondria Hardin, Paige Reifler. Source: Harper's Bazaar UK. Stylist: Carine Roitfeld. Makeup: Kabuki. Hair: Akki Shirakawa.
Posted Apr 19, 2015
Models of the moment come to be in ‘Beauty Queens’ by Brigitte Niedermair for Harper’s Bazaar UK, May 2015. Jing Wen, Gigi Hadid, Ondria Hardin, Antonia Wilson, Anna Cleveland, Paige Reifler, Kitty Hayes & Laura James are face first in this celebration of beauty. Each shot invites us to the odyssey of the eyes with imagery that evokes a sense of extreme. Makeup art is made to fly as Kabuki creates colorful hues that are designed to defy. Features take their turn with extreme applications that allow them to shine. From dynamic shadow that redefines the ocular area to lips that say it all, this is face-art at its finest. The spirit of strength evokes optical illusions while mirror like modeling captures our imagination. Gigi has us considering the concept of the black geometric base shapes in conjunction with blank space. Linear op-art makes its way across the lids with movements that create openness. Seeing ahead, the future has arrived with neo-graphic patterns encircling the eye. A beautiful blend – the skin provides a space for forward thinking while the mouth makes it way with daring colors. Stylist, Carine Roitfeld, dazzles our senses with high fashion that embraces era jumping. Avant-garde artistry takes its position in this exquisite editorial that moves across the century. Fabric foundations thrill with modern silhouettes mixed with a Victorian vibe. Hairstylist, Akki, brings braids back with an ode to the art of the updo. Not a hair out of place… each picture projects a vision of pure perfection in this poetic look at a modern Princess Leia. Dancing through decades, this story mixes a piece of the past with a taste of what’s ahead.