By Joanne Higgins

Dress: Bartolotta & Martorana @bartolottaemartorana; Stockings: Wolford Vintage @wolford Shoes; Mario Valentino @mariovalentinoofficial

From Ancient Grecian times women have opted for free and floating fabrics like silk and linen. The inverted A-shaped studding and open neckline add some 21stCentury sex appeal by way of a gladiatorial twist.

Coat: Attic and Barn @atticandbarn_official; Dress: Flavia Mardi @flaviamardi; Gloves: Paula Rowan @paularowangloves
Shoes: Mario Valentino @mariovalentinoofficial; Headpiece stylist’s own.

“We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates.”

Junichiro Tanizaki
Gloves: Paula Rowan @paularowangloves; Kaftan worn long: Debbie Millington @debbiemillingtondesigns; Shoes: Mario Valentino @mariovalentinoofficial

An enduring symbol of sex appeal since the 1960’s, these feather adorned over-the-knee nylon’s paired with diamante-buckled soft pink stilettos and elbow length gloves, add just the right amount of Cruella de Vil camp to balance the soft vulnerability of the Kaftan worn as a dress.

 Dress: Fracomina @fracomina_official; Shoes: Mario Valentino @mariovalentinoofficial; Cuff: Stylist’s Own.

A long double-button sleeved 1970’s inspired mini dress in purple chiffon to electrify any night out.

 Dress: Paola Quadretti @paola_quadretti; Shoes: Vintage Zara @zara; Hairclip stylist’s own.

The prim High-necked Victorian ruffle neck collar dress with bow detail waist is fiercely contrasted by the moody green jungle print fabric and killer-heeled black court-shoe, melancholia at it’s best.

“My portrait will have a dead expression, thus the painter reveals the soul, and I can’t help it. I’m searching for an expression, something gloomier, stronger.”

Helene Schjerfbeck

“Nobody puts baby in the corner,” and even if they did, all eyes would surely fall on this goddess in green silk with a seductive sloping V-neckline and ruched waist detail at the back.

Dress: Bartolotta & Martorana @bartolottaemartorana; Shoes: Mario Valentino @mariovalentinoofficial

ABBA meets Riverdance to manifest a tulle petrol-blue mini-dress with delicate sheer bell sleeves and embroidered top. Baby-blush pink pumps practically make dancing the night away compulsory.

Gloves: Paula Rowan @paularowangloves; Top: Flavia Mardi @flaviamardi

“Evening dress draws attention to a woman’s body and serves to define her gender, establishing her as an object to be gazed upon by her audience.”

 Jane E. Hegland


Photographer: Edland Man @edland_man

Fashion Editor: Michael Dye @michaelpeterdye

Model: Esz Veres @eszter.withoutgun @thelabmodels

Hair: Rovena Mema @memarovena Using:@lolloproduction

Make-up: @lollomilanosonoio Using: @yslbeauty

Assistant Photo Back Stage: Erica Muller @ericamuller_me

Assistant Fashion: Giulia Pia Strangis @giulia_strangis



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