Fashion is obsessed with contradiction, but sometimes it’s in the absence of it that styling stands out the most.
In Misty Dream by Joanna Kustra (joannakustra.com) the mood is unwavering: hair, makeup, styling, and photography direction all point to unambiguous girlish femininity: a ballerina necklace paired with pink tulle, doll-like smatterings of rouge on porcelain-perfect skin, and clown-like ruffled collars flowering beneath lashings of costume jewels.
Viewing the shoot sends Joni Mitchell’s words into my head; the bows and flows of angel hair and ice-cream castles in the air, the moons and junes and ferris wheels and fairytales that come real. But this shoot doesn’t look at life, or at least styling, from both sides. It’s wholly one-sided – and all the better for it.
Yuka Hirata created the doll-like makeup looks and Magdalena Tucholska the hairstyles, while the fashion styling was brilliantly put together by Sharpay Tang.
Starring model Virginia Kiss, you can view the full shoot by Joanna Kustra for Factice Magazine by clicking on the gallery.