“Take the Red Pill” by Yvan Fabing for Garage Magazine, Spring/Summer 2017
Photographer: Yvan Fabing. Model(s): Adrienne Jüliger, Dilone, Jasmine Sanders, Julia Banas, Lineisy Montero, Stella Lucia, Vittoria Ceretti. Source: Garage Magazine. Stylist: Pheobe Arnold. Makeup: Georgi Sandev. Hair: Peter Gray.
Posted Mar 14, 2017
Stella Lucia & Vittoria Ceretti are among those who choose to “Take the Red Pill” by Yvan Fabing for Garage Magazine, Spring/Summer 2017. This editorial exposes the symbolism that exists between staying still and moving into the unknown. The blue pill was a choice that meant you stayed within the comforts of home, while the red pill was a selection that indicated an escape into the real world. These popular cultural symbols are referenced in 1999 film, The Matrix. This starts with a powerful question. Do you want to stay in your deadened reality or do you want to escape to wonderland? Multiple lines depict disturbance in the frequency. Taking us from clean to extreme & everything in-between, these pictures plays with the idea of altered states. Phoebe Arnold celebrates the fiery passion of modern fashion. Keeping up with the theme she brings the idea of neo-blending to a new level. A compilation of genres bleed into one another, by combining design formats that take prim/proper to a new place. And, this is no joke. We see a modern, petticoat done in all black, with ruffles cascading down under a hoodie and retro Adidas kicks. Donning shades of black, Julia Banas stands at an angle wearing an exquisite dress-coat with puffed up sleeves and elbow length lace gloves. Crazy accouterments keep us on our feet with styles that race from high chic to straight street.
Somber tones sing out from the blue page moving into a righteous red rage. Absent any real emotions we see these girls caught in-between. Like a dream inside a dream Ceretti’s eyes scream to be seen. Capturing the essence of this tale, she shines in an adorable floral swim cap and zip-up hoodie, with winged eyes that fly out the sides. Jasmine Sanders gives us a taste of high face with neo-wings that are seen from a side profile shot. This Golden Barbie takes things to the next level, by mixing a nylon jersey over her flouncy, lace butt bump. Neon blue cascades over the skin as Georgi Sandev makes Julia’s mouth the center of attention. Lineisy Montero’s soft skin plays against the big, black bow while her Bordeaux lips exist in a deep, luscious state. Adrienne Jüliger looks straight on as her body starts to melt. Cast in both bright red and moody blue, we see her eye shapes done in a smudged wing and defiant, dark brow. Delivering us to the middle of the matrix, Dilone doubles up as she stands in center of scanned lines that are seen in distinct display. Unique marks make her lids glow matching in kind to a black party dress over white, knee-high boots. Peter Gray presents a perfect cone shape by having her hair reach high. Is she real or is she… standing in the center we begin the question. The picture is poetic landscape of altered vision. Stella Lucia crosses casual and couture as she sits draped in Dior with an Adidas cap covering a netted face overlay.
Truth or Reality – are choices that reference the distinct difference in cultural symbolism. Do you want to live in a pretend world, where all is comfortable? Or do you want to risk it all to experience a world where you can choose? A land of opportunity where who you are doesn’t dictate the opportunities you enjoy. Where having a will to work/optimism to proceed forth offers you a trip to the unknown. Some of our greatest philosophers have put in coherent prose their unwillingness to stay silent on the subject. To grow isn’t a question of personal preference, rather, it’s a matter of mind momentum. If a breathe falls into my chest and blood flows through my veins am I then struck by my need to achieve? A word I choose to use with care. To achieve isn’t always a measure of accomplishment, sometimes it simply dictates a level of action worth taking. So, as we choose to take the ~ Red or Blue ~ pill we might find ourselves pushing beyond… asking the question is there really a choice???? #TanyaTalk