“In my culture an intimate picture of the body is not something natural. My country of origin is a paternalist one. Women used to serve men and used to hide their body for very long. I always felt different from what the society was trying to impose on me. But exposing my body was always an issue. I felt curious about it but insecure doing so. In fact, I was simply not proud of my body.”
“Being a late bloomer in practically every sense, I watched girls in high school and college develop into beautiful women with curves and legs for days, while I remained the same. Even though those years are long gone and I did eventually “bloom,” the insecurities still linger. I look in the mirror and I still struggle to see past who I was and what I looked like 10 years ago.”
No accessories, no props, no lingerie or clothes. Only crisp, white sheets carefully draped, the choice of her special scent—here classic Chanel No.5—and an artful flower design by Dandelion Ranch reflecting the rose and jasmine notes of the perfume, convey the special meaning and bond of a lady to her favorite and chosen scent.
The inspiration for Elena’s portrait came from her love of walking outdoors and the beauty of the location we choose. In spring Land’s End’s wispy grasses have a delicate green hue which is the perfect dress shade for Elena. This minty green paired with the light yellows of sunset in spring and the caramel tones in her hair created a delicate, fresh but warm palette.
There is something about Paris, Parisian apartments, and Parisian living that people instinctively find thrilling and glamourous. Too often the “Paris” look is overdone and made into somewhat of a caricature. For Joyce’s story and shoot, we wanted to keep it real and effortless, yet polished.
From the first moment to the last, this shoot was one of change. Changing light, changing wind, changing ocean waves. There were moments of complete quiet and stillness and moments of loud rumbling of the ocean waves below. First the light was purple, then more and more pastel shades emerged, until it settled into a diffuse cool white morning light with a bit of warmth from the East.
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