Think about it – a bird in a cage lives a rather dilemmatic life.
Her world inside the constraints of the wrought-iron rods is poles apart from what’s outside. Every passer-by looks inside the cage in awe and flatters the bird for her beauty, voice and courage, but they forget how her life within is painstakingly forceful.
In this editorial, lensed by Francesco Trombetti, the model lives an analogous life to that of a bird, but she is restricted to a worn down and rusted space fit for a human. Despite the turmoil she is surrounded in, her appearance is of superior quality – silk blouses, velvet bolero jacket and suede high heel booties.
Perhaps her priority lies in deceiving the world by putting her most fashionable foot forward, even when she’s mounted on a smashed down, graffiti-painted car. In every frame, she’s looking away from the camera in a hope to find a path that’ll help her escape. But does she succeed?
The world around her might be tilting, but a well-trusted cane stick compensates for the non-existence of wings. If anything crumbles, this bird knows just how to make a safe exit, be it Mary Poppins style with an umbrella or not.
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