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Behind closed doors of a middleclass life

The fashion of the 1960s has an unbelievable way to adapt and suit itself into all walks of life and narrative. This sex kitten inspiration brings to life all the naughty and nice elements that lie within the female capability. Stylist, Airdrie Makim, and photographer, Shamim De Varax create a underhanded narrative the reflects one side of playfulness and the other side of purity.
Desperate in Suburbia by Shamim De Varax
Desperate in Suburbia by Shamim De Varax
Desperate in Suburbia by Shamim De Varax
Desperate in Suburbia by Shamim De Varax
Desperate in Suburbia by Shamim De Varax
Desperate in Suburbia by Shamim De Varax
Desperate in Suburbia by Shamim De Varax
Desperate in Suburbia by Shamim De Varax

Rebel chic: weekend beauty

Frocks whittle away to jewel-encrusted hotpants and bare skin in Rebel Chick by Shamim de Varax, leaving the viewer to discern that the rebelliousness the title refers to is both an attitude and a styling choice. Studs and spikes punctuate tough leather jackets, as styled by Charley Greenfield, while the most fitting of hairstyles – messy with a rockabilly twist – amp up the rebelliousness…
NSFW Photo gallery included.

Burnt beauty

Trends in colour, clothing and cosmetics are closely interrelated. The reason for this is obvious: a direction in one is complimented by a correlating direction in another. That’s not to say that themes and styles can’t be mixed up and contrasted – that’s all part of the fun of fashion. But exploring ideas like which beauty looks will support – or indeed fulfil – the…
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Emily & Jade by Shamim de Varax
Emily & Jade by Shamim de Varax
Emily & Jade by Shamim de Varax
Emily & Jade by Shamim de Varax
Emily & Jade by Shamim de Varax
Emily & Jade by Shamim de Varax
Emily & Jade by Shamim de Varax

Born Again: black on black

With models breaking their way through black stockings like butterflies through a dark cocoon, the rebirth theme of Shamim de Varax’s shoot Born Again is immediately apparent. Despite an all-black colour palette of edgy outfits against an also-black backdrop, de Varax’s photography keeps the detail of the clothing. And even so, her shots allow for the intense hairstyles and makeup looks by Anke Hensen to…
Born Again by Shamim de Varax
Born Again by Shamim de Varax
Born Again by Shamim de Varax
Born Again by Shamim de Varax
Born Again by Shamim de Varax
Born Again by Shamim de Varax
Born Again by Shamim de Varax
Born Again by Shamim de Varax

Barely there makeup for natural beauty

Natural beauty is often the best; but that doesn’t mean we can’t use cosmetics to make that natural beauty shine twice as bright. In Shamim de Varax‘s beautiful photo series Barely There, makeup artist Sarah Baxter created a range of looks based on neutral tones making model twins Maddison and Tierney look natural yet striking. Adlena Dingnam did the accompanying range of unique hairstyles.
NSFW Photo gallery included.

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