Anna Ewers by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Germany July 2017
Photographer: Giampaolo Sgura. Model(s): Anna Ewers. Source: Vogue Germany. Stylist: Christiane Arp. Makeup: Jessica Nedza. Hair: Franco Gobbi..
Posted Jun 12, 2017
Anna Ewers emerges forth in “Lights-Sea” Story 1 by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Germany, July ’17. The mermaids long connection to the Heart of the Ocean were the Gems of the Sea ~ as all of life’s mysteries were waiting to be. I’ll dive to the bed and there I’ll find my soul’s retrieval… my love divine. For there upon the sea of light lies a million and one stars that shine like diamonds. We come from the sea covered in the archaeological mysteries of life. The arc of unity the commencement of flight sour over the centuries beaming with light. Gemstone lovers will fall in love with what this story represents. Swimming below we take in the beauty above as Sgura shoots this incredible vivid story on the shores of the Maldives. This editorial opens our minds to the unbearable lightness of being ~ The Art of the Ocean the Soul of the Sea What Discoveries There are Waiting for Me…
Christiane Arp uses fashion like an extension of the ocean. Each piece portrays anther layer as we begin to put our imagination in play. Exquisite styles are encrusted with accouterments, from fringe with a mirrored overlay to a dress done entirely in jewels. To tie this to the Mysteries of the Mermaid, we have to turn to the Ancient Lore of the Sea. Ewers takes on this fine fabled marine character with stunning aplomb. Out of the water we see her without a fishtail. By not feeding into our long standing misconceptions we get a true depiction of this creature. Arp allows the wildly, wonderful fabric choices to flow with the wind, while she enjoys the sand at her feet. Mermaids have long been known for their obsession with all things shiny. Here, we see a captivating combination of bejeweled accessories. A huge neck-piece blends into a shiny dress covered in crystals. As see-thru coat captures our attention with panels that allow portions of the body to be exposed. She is literally glowing from within as she runs down the beach in a crystal encrusted dress.
A mythical creatures that’s half woman half fish. Here we have a story that doesn’t follow that legend in perfect form, rather it takes from some of it’s cinematic scope – borrowing from the lore of the sea. This centers on the idea of evolving. Full of life, the intoxicating nature of this enticing creature tells us she’s from an exotic locale. Beauty bares witness to the truth as Jessica Nedza brings to life the art of the ocean. Using her face as a reflection, Anna mimics the under sea wonders of the wile. Seminal sounds of the ocean floor is reflected in the tectonic tones of her mystical makeup. Application evolves into a full blown theatrical display, fusing in kind of neo-kinetic way. Art and aquatic excess blend in one, as the result goes beyond the typical two-toned affair. Compounds create a cosmic interplay with shadows smeared into a symmetrical showdown. Pencil thin brows bring back 40’s drama, as Nedza capture this quizzical look. This application takes on a more avant-garde appeal with dynamic eyes that speak to the drama of the ocean. The brows belong to the same era, as the hair gives the look a sense of consistency. A blast of black is on the attack smearing in an enticing surround. Gold flecks are spread over the lids using them to portray the Mermaid’s love of all things shiny. A masterpiece of makeup, Jessica allows the shadows to naturally bleed out.
Franco Gobbi enamors us with the captivating combination of 40’s inspired pin-curls. First we have a crown that sits atop the head, and then we have jewels strung that hang over the face front to mimic bangs. The pièce de résistance comes with a bang, as Anna appears as if she’s just arisen from the ocean with hair made of crystals. It’s clear this is merely an accessory, but, we can’t help to feel the lore of the ocean. Then we move to a more flirty addition. As a golden chapeau is made to mimic long hair with a wig that looks like strands of gold. The era of pristine is almost obscene as perfection is a thing of the past. Eyes are more alive with elements that allow them to take on nature in an authentic way. We don’t need to be force fed a pictorial that plays a masculine view of the female journey. The conceptual background for the mermaid proper was the female top with a fish bottom. In many of our much beloved fairy tales we never saw a mermaid without a fishtail. Here we get a true depiction of this fine creature, as we see her out of the water fighting to find a deeper truth.