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And Now For Something…Interesting

By Glinda

I’m trying to get behind these shots of model Simone, but for the most part, I can’t.  Something about her looks consumptive, even though the editorial does a good job highlighting some of the spring 2012 makeup trends.  I think I might like the last one best, mostly because of the hair.

2 Responses to “And Now For Something…Interesting”

  1. Aurumgirl Says:

    The consumptive look has always been a high beauty standard. It might have been a bit “starvy” looking in the past (like in La Boheme, or in Baudelaire’s Fleurs du Mal poetry, and then later in every version of the story of Colette) but as we’ve progressed it has become the fashion ideal. This one is just like that vision of Hamlet’s Ophelia, drowned, and floating among the water flowers. Pretty dead girls sell a lot of clothes, accessories, and make-up.

    I suppose the idea is to make the idea of “saturated colour” the focus of the images. It works in the previous post, too: if you downplay or erase the colour on the mouth, then all the visual attention climbs to the eyes. In this series, though, the whole image is reduced to one objectified focus. Just a mouth. Just the hollow eyes.

  2. Ellen W. Says:

    And I was thinking “that bra looks really comfortable…”

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