Tian Yi photographed by Oliver Stalmans and styled by Anna Katsanis for the May 2013 issue of Elle Vietnam.
I’ve never been the biggest cheerleader for oriental design, in fact I somewhat cringe at it most times. I’m not sure where this silly aversion stems from, probably because it simply looks horrible on me. Yep I have never been able to give this decadent and traditional inspired look any justice. Though I can not work said look I always admire editorials featuring it like this shoot that just screams Geisha secret agent. Tian’s fierce yet determined sense of abandonment in her stance and stare are incredibly striking and accompanied by sartorial sumptuousness of Dries Van Norton, Thakoon and Prada, it gives this a completely new and modern perspective on the traditional Geisha beauty or I guess my interpretation of one.
Happy weekend lovers.
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