The blameless statue

In some way every model is a statue. We dress her, sculpt her, paint her, put her on a pedestal to be admired as art. People might refer to models as clothes hangers but hangers are faceless – models, with their statuesque beauty, can maketh the clothes.

Playing to the idea of model as statue is this shoot by Francesco Barion. Hair is plasterered back – literally. Makeup by Britney Batt is powdery white. But the clothing as styled by Karen Gallo has a fluidity that contrasts beautifully to the model’s static form, taking in seasonal favourites like lace, pleats and a leather harness.

Caroline West Blameless Statue

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Caroline West by Francesco Barion
Caroline West by Francesco Barion
Caroline West by Francesco Barion
Caroline West by Francesco Barion
Caroline West by Francesco Barion
Caroline West by Francesco Barion
Caroline West by Francesco Barion
Caroline West by Francesco Barion

View the full shoot of model Caroline West, titled The Blameless Statue, a the gallery above.

For more of the photographer’s work head to francescobarionphotographer.com.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.