Devotion. A word that underscores the very need for fantasy lace bridal gowns like Karen Willis Holmes’, because what purpose is an eternal bond without it? And yet, nothing is typical about Bonnie Hansen’s shoot for FASHIONTREND magazine featuring Willis Holmes’ couture creations. This shoot is ethereal, haunting, and styled with quaint vintage accents that make its protagonists seem like they’re ghosts of another time.
Carl Reeves for Kevin Murphy had a strong part in the darkly romantic mood of the shoot courtesy his styling of bold raven-black pixie cuts, perfectly matched by unearthly white skin and red lips by makeup artist Blondie. Tessa-Rae Gusman’s unconventional styling – using accessories from House of Baulch and Shag Vintage – turns the narrative from a potentially typical one into a mystery so alluring it beckons you to enter the pages and uncover your own reading of the story.
Featuring in the fantastic issue 32 of FASHIONTREND Magazine (fashiontrend.com.au), which is out now, you can view the rest of the shoot at the gallery.