Sweet and natural Luisa
“Real beauty is what your likes, what your thoughts and what you are.” says Lotus Josephine, a Los Angeles based photographer, when talking about beauty. We always find it very interesting to hear how beauty is being defined by someone who is surrounded by it that much.
“The sun is setting, you’re still a few hours away from home – down to a quarter tank of gas and the same Bob Dylan album’s been on repeat for hours – you tilt the rear view mirror to see the dirt road trailing off behind you, the sweet taste of road trip lingers on your on your lips…” The latest lookbook of Spell & the Gypsy Collective SS 2013 already makes us long for summer again. Inspired by native American, the clothes and accessories radiate a very cool, yet comfortable look with the taste of freedom. Everything put great into scene by photographer Johnny Abegg and modelled by Matilda Price. Sweet!
Photography Johnny Abegg
Model Matilda Price @ Priscillas
Art Direction Isabella & Lizzy of Spell
H&M Luciana Rose
Assistants Nathalie Solis Perez, Olivia Deane, Rihannon Stevens
All garments & accessories by Spell except Fedora Hat in Rust by Lovely Bird and purple blanket which is vintage
“In my photographs I try to emphasize the beauty of everyday, small fragments of real life, with the naturalness in the foreground, but enriched with nuances.” tells us Emanuele Ferrari, and Italian based photographers who makes quite a splash with his NextDoorModel Project.
I don´t know if I´ll ever fully understand the human. And I don´t know if I ever want to anymore. Even though we have all the possibilities and knowledge, our studies and experience, it still seems that we find it so hard to treat nature and animals with the necessary respect. With all our intelligence how can we allow not to share the world and rights equally and acknowlegde our responsibility for the ones that are dependend on us? They say that you cannot change the world, but you can change little things in your surrounding to make it a better place. But sometimes I feel that no matter how hard I try, even to change one person´s view is impossible. Because humans tend to be so set in their way. And if we are even admitting that we are doing something wrong, the way to actually change is still far out of reach. We make the easy way out. For the simple reason that it´s always the “other´s” fault. Or the circumstances. Or whatever. But things are not always as complicated or impossible as we sometimes outline. Let´s face it, there comes a time in everyone´s life where we have to stop blaming everyone else and attend to one´s duty. And deep inside we know that there is no one to blame for that, if we don´t. Just ourselves.
Image by Brigette Bloom
Who would have ever thought that? The Nineties are back. The fashion that I had always thought would never return – well, at least not that fast. People who know me nowadays, probably couldn´t imagine me anymore with that bright reddish-pink hair, piercings, Buffalo platforms, glitter make-up and bindis around my eyes and a proudly worn bright green belly top shirt. Well, I have to admit that some years later when observing those images of mine, I couldn´t help smiling and thinking that maybe I did look a bit awkward and I was wondering why at that time, I had thought that I looked so cool. But funnily enough, now I am just in love again with that kind of style and realise again how awesome our appearance actually had been. Maybe seeing something so often and everywhere makes you like stuff again. It might also be the fault of the Beverly Hills 90210 series that I have started watching again, indulging me into this Nineties nostalgia. Well, whatever it is, those times bring back great memories.
Clothes are always also a reflection of the society and lifestyle. Our garments showed the way we felt and lived. We were free spirits, only looking for the fun parts of life. Our rebellion was to enjoy and celebrate the moment. Never thinking about tomorrow. Never growing up.
So I have concluded peace with my Nineties look at that time. And I still don´t want to think too much about tomorrow and I never wanna grow up.
Thoughts by Sigrun Guggenberger
Photo by Alan Light
“If you are independent then you’re happy, if you’re happy you are healthy. This is what we call a fullfilled life.”very wise words of Stefanie Hofer und Toni Tramezzini, the owners of Eigensinnig, a very special showroom for fashion and photography based in Vienna.