Beautiful and ashen in the dying autumn light

The space that lies between the birth of life and the decay of death is given a new sense of existence through the visual and dramatic photography of Andrew Akimov. It is given meaning through the exquisite design of Elnura Badalova and Elena Petrova, and given life through the artistic application of make-up by Ola Komi, this shoot embodies the overwhelming realism and dramaticism that can be seen in fashion.

There are three distinct colours that run throughout this fashion shoot: red, black and white. Each colour has its own personal meaning and consequence to the viewer – bringing in the notions of neo-gothic fashion, and strengthening the dark sentiments of the traditional black attire through splashes and dashes of emotive colour.

gothic beauty

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Natalia by Andrew Akimov
Natalia by Andrew Akimov
Natalia by Andrew Akimov
Natalia by Andrew Akimov
Natalia by Andrew Akimov
Natalia by Andrew Akimov

The production design of Badalova and Petrova creates an ethereal sense that runs down the spine and into the heart of the viewer, make-up and hair by Komi is ingenious, with wisps of delicate blues and whites to create the lifeless beauty you see before you.

To further absorb yourself into the world of Andrew Akimov photography (www.andrewakimov.com) click on the gallery.

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Born into the humble town of Franschhoek, South Africa it was little wonder that Chevaun Roux would find her flavour in life through good food, good wine and stylish apparel. After completing a Bacherlors Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics the world of freelance writing became the first choice in occupation, with no regrets and having never looked back. With a zest for anything with colour, vibrance and essence she found herself diving further into the world of fashion and design; from thifting vintage wedding dresses to pouring through new and modern jewelry pieces. This self anointed bohemian indentity believes in all the partisan revolutionary ideals of love, beauty and freedom, and when she isn’t writing or editing you can find her at the kitchens helm creating her latest milkshake masterpiece.