Dark Athena: fierce and fearless

We hear stories, tales: this is the year the world ends. We don’t want to believe the stories, and at our core we’re like a youth driving too fast and recklessly, believing in our own immortality. Surely, it’ll never happen to us.

But we’re quietly fascinated. What if our calendars really do run out in 2012? Indulging in the theme, photographer Lorent Korstar (kostarprod.com) asked the question, what would be left on earth?

Dark Athena

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Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell
Dark Athena The Last Day by Lorent Kostar & Oanell

In his vision it’s a single woman. A dark Athena, aptly named after the Goddess of courage, justice, war and wisdom. Each backdrop represents one of the elements that rages against her: water, earth, fire and air. Assisted by Oanell Terrier and fearlessly styled by Aurore Donguy, the shoot draws inspiration from the world of film – The Fifth Element, Star Wars, Gladiator, The Book of Eli – and is itself cinematic.

Awa Ceesay is the sole survivor who fights. With hair by Jonathan Dadoun and makeup by Agathe Pons, you can view the full shoot by clicking on the thumbnails and perusing 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.