Tilda Swinton by Yelena Yemchuk for Vogue Italia, July 2016

Tilda Swinton teeters on the edge in this evocative tale of love and other longings by Yelena Yemchuk for Vogue Italia, July ’16. Surrounded in Victorian excess, Swinton succumbs to androgynous callings. Camouflaged scenes steal the show in a role that has her going incognito. Editorials run like acts in a play, with designs that portray theatrical disguises. Darkness devours the senses, as Tilda is dressed to the nines in daring wares styled by Cathy Kasterine. Sartorial excess is expressed, from high flying fabrics in a feathered flurry, to leather dripping over the body. A momentum of madness is unleashed with fashions that speak our inner language. Decadence tells a story of strength, as each image takes us deeper into the fold. Intimate in her ability to emote, her expressive nature gives undeniable access to an inner world. Elsa Durrens redefines the idea of beauty by bringing a new face forward. Makeup that’s made to make you think. The eyes of tomorrow are here today, with noir that starts at the middle of the lid and cascades out the sides. Giving a modern take on the idea of drama, with no mascara and no shadow, the power of the look comes in the defining line above. Following suit, black continues forth with a thin, ebony line drawn over the brows. Powdered to perfection, only a soft dusting is done in order to maintain her ethereal essence. Pale skin screams to be seen as flaming, red lips sneak a peak over her silk lapel. Beauty beguiles the senses with one of the most evocative applications we’ve seen this season. A veiled netting fits over the face as sounds of silence echo in grace. Platinum pops atop as Odile Gilbert highlights the masculine angles of her hair. Avant-garde intentions artfully met as aching is earnestly expressed… as I beckon forth on this fateful day I beg for my love to fade away.

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