This editorial fashion shoot 'La Bohème' for NUMÉRO magazine, issue 142 (April 2013) photographed by Greg Kadel is a wonderful eclectic mix of fashion and eccentric styling by Bill Mullen. The model, Kasia Struss looks powerful, bold and confident in these outfits. The above image certainly attracted me to the editorial; its intricate head piece, larger-than-life hair styling, creative make up by Mariel Barrera and Strauss's relaxed yet direct gaze at the lens is certainly striking in monochrome among the glitz of her sequined dress. The fashion features influences from all over the globe, Indian, African, Oriental, American and clothing inspired from different decades as well, most notably the denim-on-denim image with a sleeveless jacket and headpiece reminiscing the Western 90's era. If I saw the clothing rack for this shoot I would not think it would come together like this and work as a solid editorial as the clothes by themselves are so contrasting. Bill Mullen certainly styled this cleverly and beautifully and with Kadel's mixture of lighting in the studio and Struss's ability to make every photograph subtly different, it all brought the fashion to life.
(Photo sources: FashionGoneRogue.com)