Luisa Via Roma :: Second Look & Warrior Queen

by wendy

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Happy Friday everyone!   Thank you so much for your kind words and support on our last blog post!  Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share behind the scenes stories and adventures with you.

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After we shot on the Ponte Vecchio, we dashed to the Grand Hotel Villa Cora to shoot the second look.  We wanted to complement the exquisite jewels with beautiful architecture and interior decor.

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The theme of this season’s Style Lab is ethno-morphic.  Of the two looks, I wanted to challenge myself and dedicate one of the looks to the theme.  Ethno-morphic to me is about broken boundaries, and more specifically in fashion, about combining different elements to create a signature look.  I wanted to take an editorial approach to the styling and create a fantastical outfit, one that is fit for a queen.  When I saw the Idriss Guelai Atelier corset and headpiece at the Luisa via Roma store, I knew I wanted to center the styling around them.  The craftsmanship and fine details of these pieces were incredible.  I felt completely inspired.  I could imagine a queen wearing it.  But not just any queen.  A warrior queen.  Even though the corset has a feminine shape and the headpiece adorned with feathers has a delicate feel, the gold patterned shell on the corset and helmet-like design on the headpiece exude strength and power.  She can be a queen of any land, but the most important part of all is that she is fearless and not afraid to fight on the same battlefield as her warriors.

MM and I truly hope that you enjoyed these Style Lab looks.  We had an amazing time shooting it.  A special thanks to Luisa via Roma for this opportunity.  Thank you for inviting us back to Florence and for always encouraging us to be creative.  These Style Lab events are truly nurturing playgrounds where our imagination can go wild.

Thank you so much for reading and have a wonderful weekend!

 :: Outfit ::

Dress :: Roberto Cavalli
Gold corset & headpiece :: Idriss Guelai Atelier
Shoes :: Saint Laurent

:: Hair & Make-up ::

Carlo Bay

:: Photography ::

Mystery Man and Gildardo Gallo