There is something captivating about the editorial The Nature of Things featured in the September issue of Marie Claire Russia. Maybe it is the hidden concept of The Catcher in the Rye, a book about growing up but still seeking innate childlike innocence; perhaps it’s the lush depiction of the fur trend exposed in the key looks of the fall season antithetically living in symbiosis with the rustic surroundings; or maybe it’s a slight chic reference to 60s vibes that pay my attention so intensively.

nature of things shoot

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Martine Schouten Hoogendijk: Marie Claire Russia, September '11
Martine Schouten Hoogendijk: Marie Claire Russia, September '11
Martine Schouten Hoogendijk: Marie Claire Russia, September '11
Martine Schouten Hoogendijk: Marie Claire Russia, September '11
Martine Schouten Hoogendijk: Marie Claire Russia, September '11
Martine Schouten Hoogendijk: Marie Claire Russia, September '11
Martine Schouten Hoogendijk: Marie Claire Russia, September '11
Martine Schouten Hoogendijk: Marie Claire Russia, September '11

If I would like to see my favourite read of The Catcher in the Rye in fashion translation, The Nature of Things complies with all conditions. The same concept of this specific reverie – melancholy mixed with maturity – escapes to the hidden dreams of youth and freedom while strolling in the golden fields of rye. It’s like walking on the edge of abyss. There’s also an interesting contradiction between luxurious and glamourous fur and the surrounding field environment. Following the rule that appearances love to be deceptive the contrast is only artificial; presenting that editorial reality merges both factors in peaceful coexistence.

Starring model Martine Schouten Hoogendijk and photographed by Sune Czajkowski, you can view more of the shoot by clicking on the thumbnails above.

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