Stranded in style

Being stranded on a lonely island with minimal clothing and zero food supply sounds like a nightmare, but not if you’re in the fashion industry.

Having an entire island at your disposal is a cliché in the best of its abilities, but things are different when crochet wraps, shell jewellery and beach hair is involved.

For this editorial, model Marianne Fonseca has stepped into a much stylish version of Tom Hanks’ character from Cast Away. Photographed by Michael David Adams, the obvious replication of blue water and white sand still stand, but they’re projected in a more seductive and vulnerable manner.

Michael David Adam Calypso Heart

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Calypso Heart by Michael David Adams
Calypso Heart by Michael David Adams
Calypso Heart by Michael David Adams
Calypso Heart by Michael David Adams
Calypso Heart by Michael David Adams
Calypso Heart by Michael David Adams
Calypso Heart by Michael David Adams
Calypso Heart by Michael David Adams
Calypso Heart by Michael David Adams
Calypso Heart by Michael David Adams

As much as she’s enjoying the isolation and calmness, the injected creativity in her wardrobe is working in her favour. The shark teeth necklaces, oyster shell waist belt and threaded kaftans bring life to every shot, despite their placement against the dead branches on the seashore.

The fashion industry always has a silver lining, and it hardly ever encourages a dull or lonesome moment. An example of which is presented before you in this editorial styled by Don West.

Click on the thumbnails to view the entire editorial, you might just want to wander off to a secluded beach. No guarantees!

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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.