Dark ROMANCE

IN A CONTROVERSIAL TIME WE ARE CELEBRATING HIGH-CONTRAST STYLES

 
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Luxury vs. poverty, femininity vs. masculinity, super food vs. food porn and don’t forget the comeback of romance vs. individualism: All these topics influence our daily lifestyle more than ever. On top of that we love looking back and cling our thoughts closely to things we loved the most back in the years. The result is a constantly evolving fashion retrospective with refreshing angles to quite feminine or masculine styles that are detached from the gender that should stereotypically be attracted to it. The result can be sportive and also nearly unattractive styles, which almost weekly celebrate a comeback - let’s just remember the great GUCCI collection by Alessandro Michele or PRADA by Miuccia Prada. Consumption and publicity is also part of the designers’ inspiration that wonder boys like BALENCIAGA’s Creative Director and Head Designer of VETEMENTS, Demna Gvasalia, show.

Coming back to our new feature, we took all of this into our thoughts about the newest collection we wanted to produce. Driven by the remarkable controversy of this time we felt like celebrating style in its controversial way, creating a sense of dark romanticism…

 
 

Romance emphasises illusion, but also it brings up darker and deeper feelings while playing with an easy-going attitude and some kind of irony. Something that already influenced our society in the 18th century, during the so-called Romanticism, with its peak between 1800 and 1850. Back then, this artistic, literary, musical, cultural and intellectual movement was characterised by its emphasis on emotion and individualism as well as the glorification of all what was in the past and in the nature. Sound familiar? We thought so too. That’s we seated our model right in front of a enormously decorated table with a bunch of roses, beautiful jello cakes and our favourite accessories from make-up to fashion. A dinner for one and a bitter sweet symphony of style playing with ultra-feminine norms and the powerful sexiness of an empowered woman… delicate, dolce and dedicated.
All that’s left to say is: Dinner is served by the spring trends of 2018. Buon appetito!

 
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ONE PIECE of the CAKE

STYLING: Shirt-blouse with transparent and lily-printed sleeves by STEINROHNER for about € 350,–. Gold-plated Aki Bangle from the Aubergine Collection by ANNE MANNS for about € 380,–. Gold-plated metal cuff with glass stones by KENZO available at ZALANDO for about € 159,95. Gold-plated Love tag ring with „HEART“ by JANE KØNIG for about
€ 75,–. Sterling silver Love tag ring with the letter „F“ by JANE KØNIG for about € 75,–.  Pink Vintage glasses by ETNIA BARCELONA.

MAKE-UP: Nail polish The Thrill of Brazil by O.P.I. for about € 16,–. ...also featured in the picture: Eau de Colognes from the English Fields-collection: Green Wheat & Meadowsweet and Honey & Crocus, both by JO MALONE (30ml each) for about  € 57,–. Colour awakening nourishing Lip Balms: Dior Addict Lip Glow in Matte Glow N°102 and in Holo Glow N°009, both by DIOR each one for about € 35,50. From the Lunar New Year-collection: Powder Blush Duo in Love Token/Long Life & Happiness for about € 22,50. Eye Shadow X9 palette in Luck and Fortune for about € 41,–. All by M.A.C. COSMETICS. RARE SKY fragranced soap available at KNOK STORE now for about € 25,–. Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer in Very Fair Nr.04 by CLINIQUE for about € 22,50.

 
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CARE and CONSUMPTION

STYLING: Cherry patterned transparent silk blouse with volant details by THE KOOPLES available at ZALANDO for € 194,95. Goldplated sterling silver LANA EARCLIP w/ lavender quartz and gold by VIBE HARSLØF for about € 90,–. Vintage gold round ear clips: stylist’s own.

MAKE-UP: Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallics in Silver Spoon by M.A.C. COSMETICS for about € 26,–. Nail polish in Portobello Plum by LAKUR ENHANCED COLOUR BY LONDONTOWN for about € 18,–, available in May. ...also featured in the picture: Multisticks in Voodoo Ray and Backstage for lips, cheeks and lids by HIRO COSMETICS available at greenglam.de, each one for about € 29,–. Eau de Toilette Eau Rose by DIPTYQUE (100ml) for about € 95,–. Rose Delight fragmented candle by DIPTYQUE for about € 60,–.

 
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POWER to the PEOPLE

STYLING: Silver Top Helmut Club Silver by VALENTINE GAUTHIER for about € 170,–. Matte gold-plated sterling silver RINGLET Earrings by Jane Kønig for about € 154,–. Gold-plated sterling silver ring with black coloured details in the form of a tiger by KENZO available at ZALANDO for about € 164,95. Gold metal necklace with coin charms by KENNETH JAY LANE available at ZALANDO for about € 164,95.

 
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MAKE-UP: Nail polish Londoner Love by LAKUR ENHANCED COLOUR BY LONDONTOWN for about € 18,–, available in May. ...also featured in the picture: Luxe Eye Shadow Rich Lustre in Poison Ivy by BOBBI BROWN for about € 38,–. The super sensual version of the fashion brand’s new signature fragrance, the gourmand Eau de Parfum Fresh Couture by MOSCHINO (100ml) for about € 87.90.

 

 

 

 

DOLCE and VITA

MAKE-UP: Nail polish Cajun Shrimp by O.P.I. for about € 16,–. ...also featured in the picture: La petite Robe noir Lip Colour’Ink n L101 #Adventurous by GUERLAIN for about € 31,–.

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DARK side of ROMANCE

STYLING: Dotty Midi Dress by FOR LOVE & LEMONS available at ZALANDO for about € 279,95. Adelheid earrings, silver, from the Aubergine-collection by ANNE MANNS for about € 460,–. Sterling silver ring with freshwater pearl by VIBE HARSLØF for about € 165,–.

MAKE-UP: Art Stick Liquid Lip in Hot Tangerine by BOBBI BROWN for about € 29,50. Nail polish in Waterloo Sunset by LAKUR ENHANCED COLOUR BY LONDONTOWN for about € 18,–, available in May. Silver Pigment in Frost, used as eyeshadow, by M.A.C. COSMETICS now for about € 17,–. Also featured in the picture: High Impact Lash Elevating mascara in 01 black by CLINIQUE for about € 22,–. Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallics in Silver Spoon by M.A.C. COSMETICS for about € 26,–. The perfume’s classic Cheap and Chic by MOSCHINO for about € 58,50 (50ml).

 
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MAKE-UP BASE & HAIR CREDITS:

Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup SPF 15 by CLINIQUE for about € 34,50.
Diorskin Forever Undercover 24H Wear Full Coverage Fresh Weightless Foundation by DIOR for about € 44,50.
EIMI Stay Styled flexible hair spray for about € 18,10 | EIMI Sugar Lift texture and volume spray for about € 16,85 | EIMI Just Brillant shiny nomad for about € 15,45. All by WELLA PROFESSIONALS.
Gel Forte for Strong Hold for about € 20,60 | Resintek Remoldable Texturizer for about € 34,–.
All by SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL

 

The TEAM:
Model: SALOME MARTEL | M4 Models Management
Photographer: Shahar Lev | www.fleuranddetail.com
Hair & Make Up: Gianluca Venerdini
Production & Styling: Kate Fronius | birdsneverbored.com
Assistance: Marco Petz

Special thanks to BOAZ ARAD PHOTOGRAPHY | STUDIO
Schönhauser Allee 187, 10437 Berlin Germany
For requests please mailto: to.boaz@gmail.com

 

Story by Kate Fronius