Beauty is often misunderstood, lost in translation or completely isolated out of fear of a spell being broken, of a familiar truth being suddenly dissolved. But beauty has its roots deeply implanted in the unconventional, feeding upon the unexpected, encouraging oddity, embracing the eccentricity. Born out of a fairytale but inspired by the regal figures seen in paintings, sprinkled with magical elements while reimagining the urban legends and myths of the Bearded Lady, Katriena Emmanuel‘s editorial elevates the atypical beauty to a state of the art.
Caged in a reflective state of mind, Gisele Pletzer doesn’t appear to move, to breath, or to sense how the seasons are slowly changing around her. Her beard of flowers is the one element that symbolizes the passage of time, a different arrangement illustrating how spring morphs into summer, summer melting into fall. Alongside the seasonal wardrobe, Aleesha Darke’s gorgeous braids are also suggesting change, framing the incredibly delicate make-up with feathered brows created by Alana Mevissen.
View the complete editorial for Lone Wolf Magazine’s 9th Issue, featuring Lord Newry’s splendid flower arrangements, at the gallery.
Visit www.katrienaemmanuel.com for more of Katriena Emmanuel’s stunning photography.