Abbey Lee Kershaw photographed by Rafael Stahelin and styled by Ye Young Kim for the April 2010 issue of Vogue Korea
Is it far too early to pine for Halloween? Or perhaps, too late to dwell on last year’s Old Hallows Eve date? Technically a New Year has began, and a solid two months have since lapsed so I feel like anything goes at this point. Especially when presented with such resplendent editorial creations as this Lovely Bones featured in Vogue Korea.
There’s a subtle beauty and edgy, dark romance that is compelling; a tale and visual feast for the mysterious. Like a curious glimpse into scenes from the (fashionably) occult, otherworldly and perhaps leaving you to question its wickedness. There’s a strange sense of comfort and solace I take in such pieces; a fascination and attraction I’ve long held. And while I may not be as open and loud on said enraptures, perhaps such enchantments come through more and more in my own visual musings and writing. And because of this I’ve found myself drawn more and more to editorials and photography like the Lovely Bones of late. The intrigue and nefarious mingling with pure and soft romance all created by delicate swathes of lace and mesh with fierce and dominant hardware. Like that statement breastplate, an anatomical conception; sternum meets ribs. Seemingly temperate in nature, yet under layers of flesh its fragility and vulnerability evident in this piece. A vulnerability we take for granted.
Much like this editorial itself.