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Beach, beauty, bikinis

This test shoot by Mariah Jelena caught our attention for reasons three-fold: beautiful model, beautiful photography, and beautiful styling of 2012’s bikini trends, from the sporty to the exotic to the kind of white crochet that’s so perfectly offset by bronzed skin. No doubt the wonderful Shev Kelly has done some great makeup work, too. I’d be able to tell you if I could wrench…
Olivia by Mariah Jelena
Olivia by Mariah Jelena
Olivia by Mariah Jelena
Olivia by Mariah Jelena
Olivia by Mariah Jelena

Entry by invitation only

Lingerie, blindfolds, masks and tuxedo jackets. If the grand setting of winding staircases, opulent tiling and pillared halls doesn’t send your mind careening back to Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 film Eyes Wide Shut, the perhaps the styling by Andrew Zumbo will. It does for me, anyway. There’s a subtle fetishism to Mariah Jelena’s shoot, titled Invitation Only. Twin models Maddie and Thierney are mirror images of…
Invitation Only by Mariah Jelena
Invitation Only by Mariah Jelena
Invitation Only by Mariah Jelena
Invitation Only by Mariah Jelena
Invitation Only by Mariah Jelena
Invitation Only by Mariah Jelena
Invitation Only by Mariah Jelena
Invitation Only by Mariah Jelena

Girl got cash – and colour

Scattered hundred dollar notes, cheap mosaic wallpaper and an entire wall wrapped in thick curtains. This imagery imposes our imagination to believe that this scene ensues a shoddy legacy of a third-rate movie. However, there’s something exceptionally right in each one of them. Our cashed-up protagonist, played by Tina Johnson, sure does know how to work it when it comes to wearing colour. Eye-popping shades…
Tina Johnson by Mariah Jelena
Tina Johnson by Mariah Jelena
Tina Johnson by Mariah Jelena
Tina Johnson by Mariah Jelena
Tina Johnson by Mariah Jelena
Tina Johnson by Mariah Jelena

Retro glam, far from minimal

Forget minimalism for a second: sometimes there’s nothing quite like adorning your limbs with the comforting weight of baubles and chains. To have your digits dripping in rings. To leave virtually no bodypart unaccounted for in a quest for the kind of 70s glamour that can only be achieved by excessive accessorisation, not to mention lashings of lipstick and full, bouncy hair. If ever you…
Glam Slam: Schon! issue 13
Glam Slam: Schon! issue 13
Glam Slam: Schon! issue 13
Glam Slam: Schon! issue 13
Glam Slam: Schon! issue 13
Glam Slam: Schon! issue 13

Sunshine yellow and brown leather

Part of the beauty of sweeping pleated dresses is that they work so well in all kinds of colours. Something about a pleated skirt, no matter how vibrant or bold, colour just seems to work with them. And what more fitting a colour for a dress of sunray pleats than silk as golden yellow as sunrays themselves.
Claire by Mariah Jelena
Claire by Mariah Jelena
Claire by Mariah Jelena
Claire by Mariah Jelena
Claire by Mariah Jelena

Bold beauty tones

From Chisato Arai’s bold makeup, to the high-gloss, high-saturation photography by Mariah Jelena; everything in this shoot plays perfectly to model Abul Akol’s rich skin tones and beautiful features. The coloured eyelashes may be a little extreme for day to day, but it’s certainly worth taking inspiration from the shimmering lilac and azure eyeshadows, especially if you have darker skin tones.
Abul Akol by Mariah Jelena
Abul Akol by Mariah Jelena
Abul Akol by Mariah Jelena
Abul Akol by Mariah Jelena
Abul Akol by Mariah Jelena
Abul Akol by Mariah Jelena
Abul Akol by Mariah Jelena

In the wilderness

Sisters Rhia and Christina have that infuriating quality of being both beautiful and talented. Self-styled in this shoot for Faint magazine there’s a quality of back-to-nature wildness in every piece of fur, crafty poncho, and stripe of facepaint that they’ve pulled together. Photographer Mariah Jelena captures the moments in a mix of vintage-style colour and black and white prints.
Rhia Taranto and Christina Dietze: Faint Magazine
Rhia Taranto and Christina Dietze: Faint Magazine
Rhia Taranto and Christina Dietze: Faint Magazine
Rhia Taranto and Christina Dietze: Faint Magazine
Rhia Taranto and Christina Dietze: Faint Magazine
Rhia Taranto and Christina Dietze: Faint Magazine
Rhia Taranto and Christina Dietze: Faint Magazine
Rhia Taranto and Christina Dietze: Faint Magazine

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