Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My mother at 22 & 12


These photos are from fashion designer Alexandra Groover's black label collection. This model is a spitting image of my mother when she was in her early twenties (first photo) and when she was 12 (second photo). I just chopped off my hair this week, so I was thinking about this image. Now, my mom was much more glamorous looking than this model, who's styled in a rather harsh, modernist way. In her photo at 22, she has amazing sixties eyeliner and these perfect short curls and cute earrings. I tend to gravitate towards harsh modernism, so this would be my reinterpretation.

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3 Comments:

Blogger fine little day said...

Oh, very Nastassja Kinski like. Lovely.

2/05/2008 6:42 AM  
Blogger K said...

I love this mini-story.

2/11/2008 9:11 PM  
Blogger Susan Surface said...

I'm the photographer of this shoot! I liked your reading of the styling. The model (Vera - who is a jewelry designer, verameat.com) is beautiful without any makeup or hairstyling, which is what happened here.

She arrived at the shoot having recently recovered from a skateboarding accident and had broken some of the bones in her face. She had no bruising left but it would have hurt her too much to put any makeup on or done her hair. So Alexandra and I left them plain. It worked out well with the clothes I think but it was a decision made out of necessity as much as styling choice :)

8/03/2010 9:38 AM  

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