Angelic femme fatale

The colour white is translated into several trails of life: purity, truthfulness, and serenity. In fashion, white is associated with summer and its freshness. In photography, when the colour is contrasted with its black counterpart, the realistic element jumps out doubly.

The powerful intermix of the two is seen in this Vogue Germany editorial featuring Austrian model Iris Strubegger. It’s exploring the vision of conservative confidence amid a marbled vicinity. Despite a cleavage-bearing chest being a distant sight, the empowerment is spelled through her all-white attire.

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Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Iris Strubegger: Vogue Germany October '11
Iris Strubegger: Vogue Germany October '11
Iris Strubegger: Vogue Germany October '11
Iris Strubegger: Vogue Germany October '11
Iris Strubegger: Vogue Germany October '11
Iris Strubegger: Vogue Germany October '11
Iris Strubegger: Vogue Germany October '11
Iris Strubegger: Vogue Germany October '11
Iris Strubegger: Vogue Germany October '11
Iris Strubegger: Vogue Germany October '11
Iris Strubegger: Vogue Germany October '11
Iris Strubegger: Vogue Germany October '11
Iris Strubegger: Vogue Germany October '11
Iris Strubegger: Vogue Germany October '11
Iris Strubegger: Vogue Germany October '11

The side-parted sleek pixie hair, darkened brows and decisive liner silhouette exhibit an authoritative stance. The arbitrary presence of a man in one of the frames is a little vague and, honestly, an unnecessary casting but it highlights a faint gush of the femme fatale aesthetic. But this femme fatale influence isn’t a mysterious, dark alleyway kind. Leather has been replaced with structured fabrics and headscarves have overpowered overdramatic accessories, however the cigarette and fur subsist.

It takes a lot to be unique today, and sometimes, inconspicuous simplicity does the job really well.

Photographed by Phil Poynter, view the entire editorial of Iris Strubegger by clicking on the thumbnails above.

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Shitika Anand is a freelance journalist, based in Sydney, who is addicted to coffee, vintage boutiques, bright-glitzy earrings and British stand-up comedy. Her bank account weeps every time she walks out of a shoe shop, but her shoe rack throws a 'welcome home' party for the new member. Her undying love for words is obvious when she narrates her entire life story to a stranger on the train. Which is partly the reason she's resorted to writing. When not blogging, she can be found in a corner of her nearest bookshop, hiding under a monstrous pile of international fashion magazines. You can read more of her work on her personal site, Sweet Dreams in my world.