Retro styling has many faces; from 1960s shift dresses to psychedelic prints from the 80s. The retro language is as bilingual as it can be, whether it’s to do with cars, appliances, clothing or lipstick.
Romania-based Rumours magazine takes retro to the bedroom; not in the fashion sense, but in the aesthetic of the retro lifestyle. In this mischievous editorial, the message is loud and clear – the woman’s ability to grasp sexual attention.
Traditionally, sheer lingerie and silky gowns evoke the sensitive side of a woman, however in this scenario, her dominating and powerful self is riding the boat. Her power to seduce, even if it’s by the means of lacy bunny ears, reinstates who’s the boss in the bedroom. The inundation of organza tulle and fine lace in this shoot refers to a pin-up fantasy, especially as model Mirela Balan spreads her slender self across an antique gold couch.
This could be the Romanian version of Betty Boop, or just a retro fantasy waiting to be undressed, either way, photographer Stefan Dani snaps this for your ultimate interpretation.
Click on the thumbnails above to view all the images from the editorial.