Behind closed doors of a middleclass life

The fashion of the 1960s has an unbelievable way to adapt and suit itself into all walks of life and narrative. This sex kitten inspiration brings to life all the naughty and nice elements that lie within the female capability. Stylist, Airdrie Makim, and photographer, Shamim De Varax create a underhanded narrative the reflects one side of playfulness and the other side of purity.

retro housewife styling

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Desperate in Suburbia by Shamim De Varax
Desperate in Suburbia by Shamim De Varax
Desperate in Suburbia by Shamim De Varax
Desperate in Suburbia by Shamim De Varax
Desperate in Suburbia by Shamim De Varax
Desperate in Suburbia by Shamim De Varax
Desperate in Suburbia by Shamim De Varax
Desperate in Suburbia by Shamim De Varax

As mentioned, the fashion of the 1960s serves for much of the inspiration behind this shoot. The bouffant is a clear indicator of this, as well as clothing and style put forth. Everything is elegant with a suburban sophistication that comes through; strings of pearls, beaded wrist gloves, foxy pin heels, silken blouses and pencil skirts. And yet the deception and dishonesty within the story is clear; one woman plays the perfect part while the other likes to play games… and guess whose husband she is playing those games with?

De Varax tells the story through exquisite use of fashion and a simple representation of something hidden within each portrait.

To view more of this deceptive tale by Shamim De Varax (www.sdevarax.com) simply 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.