Bows and flows of angel hair

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.

Misty Dream by Joanna Kustra

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Misty Dreams by Joanna Kustra for Factice Magazine
Misty Dreams by Joanna Kustra for Factice Magazine
Misty Dreams by Joanna Kustra for Factice Magazine
Misty Dreams by Joanna Kustra for Factice Magazine
Misty Dreams by Joanna Kustra for Factice Magazine
Misty Dreams by Joanna Kustra for Factice Magazine
Misty Dreams by Joanna Kustra for Factice Magazine
Misty Dreams by Joanna Kustra for Factice Magazine
Misty Dreams by Joanna Kustra for Factice Magazine
Misty Dreams by Joanna Kustra for Factice Magazine
Misty Dreams by Joanna Kustra for Factice Magazine

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.

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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.