There are many things we associate with finger waves. Like Josephine Baker and her banana skirted Danse sauvage, or the leading ladies of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, or any other bobbed, frivolous flapper girl to whom the decade of the twenties or thirties was home. But with elements of 1920s fashion lingering over the horizon we’re seeing more and more examples of finger waves (or Marcel Waves as they are when set with a hot iron) thrown in amongst modern settings and mixed in with other current trends. So it is that model Avril Alexander in nothing but a leather harness and gloves, modesty far from intact, highly sexualised and all the most striking for it, doesn’t seem at all out of place in such a vintage hairstyle. The mix of utterly modern styling and perfectly sculptured 20s finger waves in this case not only feels like an acceptable pairing, it feels like a natural one. And perhaps that comes down to the likes of the aforementioned Baker and her exotic banana skirt dances. We accept nudity as part of fashion now, and we also accept the ’20s as an era that dabbled in the debaucherous.
Set against the unmistakable backdrop of Sydney harbour, this shoot comes from the same ‘Uncensored Glamour’ issue of Tangent Magazine as the A Man’s World shoot we saw earlier in the week. After the jump you’ll find the full (NSFW) shoot and accompanying video.
Emmanuel Giraud photographed the series for Tangent’s 7th issue (tangentmag.com). Watch the video above, and view the full shoot by clicking on the thumbnails.