Cherchez La Femme. A phrase coined by Alexandre Dumas, it means look for the woman. Why? Because there’s always a woman at the root of any man’s behaviour. The allure of absolute femininity – laced perhaps even with knowingness or guilt? – is perfectly represented by Vanessa Traina’s ladylike styling in this shoot. Starring Kinga Rajzak and Daga Ziober, Cherchez La Femme has no explicit narrative; no action or controversy. But between Boo George’s romanticised photography – which plays with focal points and depth of field to beautiful effect – and the aforementioned feminine styling, you can’t help but get drawn in. And besides: the power of the influential woman is that she’s doesn’t need to do anything to cause an impact.
From T Style’s spring 2012 issue, you can view more of Boo George’s beautiful shoot at the gallery above.