If only beauty were a form of immunisation against heartbreak… but it’s the same for the Hitchcockian blonde as for the rest of us. You give too much. You pour your heart into a boy and your dreams into a life that doesn’t exist yet, and you think it’s going fine until one day – over lunch at your favourite cafe – he says he’s been meaning to talk to you about something, and that something is that he wants to coolly end it. You’re left wondering how all this happened before the entree even arrived, how just moments ago you were confident and sparkling and now you’re emptier than your wine glass. Hope was blinding, like a beautiful bright light.
But time, tide, a train ticket and several (dozen) repetitions of I Will Survive make you start to become whole again. Now, when you tell yourself it’s his loss, you actually start to believe it. And the one thing you know for sure is that you won’t naively give yourself up like that again, not to anyone. At least… not for a while, anyway.
Setting out down the cinematic black and white path paved by Peter Lindbergh, a debt to whom she openly acknowledges, photographer Daniela Rettore (danielarettore.com) tells a story of love won and lost. Model Lotte Tuinstra is the elegant blonde created in the image of silver screen starlets before her: retro faux bob by Ana Rodriguez and winged eyeliner by Elena Pivetta building a persona of one never less than perfectly put-together on the outside, no matter how much turmoil churns within. Pia Johansson styled the sophisticated outfits in which colour plays no role over detail and cut, dressing both male and female character in ways that reflect their coldness of emotion.
Rettore’s cinematically beautifully story-telling was for the IVth issue of Bambi Magazine. Check it out in full by clicking on the gallery or by heading to bambimagazine.com.