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THE GHOSTS OF LOVERS PAST

We all have a ghost, or more, tucked under the pillows of our chest. A dark romance which dissipated and took the shape of dust and choked us with remorse. A runaway bride in the shadows of the night. The flaming face of jealousy. The rotten nerve of scandal. L’innocence perdue. They awaken at Christmas, in a whirlwind of sensations and emotions, like a hurricane that reverberates through the heart and the mind in one base root note and vibration: “If we do not have peace then we have forgotten we belong to each other“.

THE GHOSTS OF LOVERS PAST FASHION PICTORIAL

THE GHOSTS OF LOVERS PAST FASHION PICTORIAL

THE GHOSTS OF LOVERS PAST

THE GHOSTS OF LOVERS PAST FASHION PICTORIAL

THE GHOSTS OF LOVERS PAST FASHION PICTORIAL

THE GHOSTS OF LOVERS PAST

THE GHOSTS OF LOVERS PAST

THE AWESOME TEAM!

PHOTOGRAPHER: DRAGOS OMETITA

MAKE UP ARTIST: OANA TUTUIANU

HAIR STYLIST: MADALINA STEFU

MODELS: ANA MARIA BUNEA & ANDREI RUNCANU

SET ASSISTANTS: VLAD GIOGU, MIHAI COSTACHE

CONCEPT, STYLING & LAYOUT: IOANA CASAPU

A special thanks goes out to LACHATTERIE, SOCIETE CEREBROSSA, OSTRA BERDO, BIPOLAR, SIN COLORS and to CORINA BRATU.

AND NOW SOME GHOSTS OF LOVERS PASTA (yes, that was not a typo)

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Making of THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

A collection of shots from last weekend’s pictorial with THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS. Scroll down and enjoy.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: ALEXANDRA VĂCĂROIU

MAKE UP ARTIST: RALUCA SPĂTARU

HAIR STYLIST: ALINA MOISE

MODELS: SUSANNE HESSMAN & MIRCEA SMARANDACHE

IMAGE CONCEPT, STYLING AND DTP: IOANA CASAPU (yours truly)

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE GREAT WORK!

A SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO ANA & DAN FOR LENDING US THEIR BEAUTIFUL HOUSE

AND TO ANDREEA VĂITIȘ, H&M ROMANIA

THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

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THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS is a very dear film to me, so making this pictorial was a labor of love and huge acomplishment.

The Royal Tenenbaums is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson and co-written with Owen Wilson. The film stars Gene Hackman and Anjelica Huston, with Danny Glover, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson.

It follows the lives of three gifted siblings who experience great success in youth, and even greater disappointment and failure after their eccentric father leaves them in their adolescent years. An ironic and absurdist sense of humor pervades the film.

The main story centers on step brothers Margot and Richie Tenenbaum‘s secret love affair, which we interpreted as consumed after Royal’s death.

THE AMAZING TEAM who worked on making this shoot come true:

PHOTOGRAPHER: ALEXANDRA VĂCĂROIU

MAKE UP ARTIST: RALUCA SPĂTARU

HAIR STYLIST: ALINA MOISE

MODELS: SUSANNE HESSMAN & MIRCEA SMARANDACHE

IMAGE CONCEPT, STYLING AND DTP: IOANA CASAPU (yours truly)

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE GREAT WORK!

A SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO ANA & DAN FOR LENDING US THEIR BEAUTIFUL HOUSE

AND TO ANDREEA VĂITIȘ, H&M ROMANIA

Whoever has not seen this film, you really must! enjoy!

How to shoot a royalty in 10 easy steps

I took the time to pick some making of shots from the weekend I embodied ANNA de Noailles for Alexandra Vacaroiu and her great photographer talent. Since these could not fit in the pictorial but were also too good to waste, I decided to make a selection and post it here. For the pictorial, jump here.

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Also, listen to this amazing tune my friend Felix found tonight:

ANNA DE NOAILLES. THE AGE OF DESIRE

French aristocrat poet with Romanian origins Comtesse Anna de Noailles has been the most prominent of my recent musings. She wrote three novels, an autobiography, and a number of poems. At the beginning of the 20th century, her salon on the Avenue Hoche attracted the intellectual, literary and artistic elite of the day including Francis Jammes, Paul Claudel, Colette, André Gide, Frédéric Mistral, Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac, Paul Valéry, Jean Cocteau, Alphonse Daudet, Pierre Loti, Paul Hervieu, and Max Jacob. Although she was not so remembered in our country for her poetry and autobiographic work, De Noailles seduced the French with her quirky charm and blunt eroticism, also portrayed by many artists of the age. Her lyrics speak of lustful desire, like a drug for the heart.

Based on this heartsnatcher’s story, this is the first RUFFLES FOR BREAKFAST pictorial (well not the first, but the first I’m proud of) and my first “serious” work as a stylist. We tried to embody this free spirited artist’s feminine savageness and to make her walk in modern, yet seasoned by her taste, shoes.

The artist behind the camera was the very talented ALEXANDRA VACAROIU.

And the shoot took place with the help of the guys from CAROL 53.

*Title inspired by book with the same name by Jennie Fields.

THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Lover from Ukraine

Lover from Ukraine is the name of the wonderful curve I used to polish these after Catalin took them in January. Still I couldn’t find the time to edit them until tonight. After I typed the title it made sense, with the fur and all.

Since some of you asked me if I can post new excerpts from my second novel in progress, here is something from April that I’ve been contemplating for a long time without enough resources to finish:

“Mama pleacă la operă. E o balerină stricată, o păpușă rusească cu chimir și văpaie în obraz. Cântă un disc cu Maria Tănase și ea cântă cu el. Romanțe bulevardiere de epocă trecută. Mama are jupon, cum aveau femeile pe atunci, și își toarnă din sticla de parfum peste piept, botez fragrant de emoții atee. Își trage rochia peste cap și un val de muselină neagră o înghite, cu mâini subțiri și tors subțire și părul tot numai bucle și valuri ca fumul, se îndreaptă spre mine și spre Dara, ne sărută apăsat, se îndepărtează furnicător ca o femeie păianjen și ne face cu mâna suav din ușă.

Până la trei ani Clemenceau nu a vorbit. Nici mama nu a vorbit cu tata trei luni, pentru că tata l-a bătut pe Clemenceau că nu vroia să vorbească.”

(2012)

Rag and stone

I once signed a fashion collection story board with these few words:

Love is pure, and also passionate, feisty, bursting with color; flaming, charmy, irrational,
like a mosaic
made of patches of who we are
made of darker shades of former love stories and lighter ribbons of overwhelming new feelings
Love blossoms like cherry trees in winter, bursting flowery bouquets in a rough harmony of pastels and scents
Love is a blanket we put on our back to keep the mind warm and to fire up the insides of the heart

love is the mixtapes he made for you in college

It’s the fringes of whatever we become, meeting the fringes of whatever HE or SHE, our beloved, is

it’s steps, milestones, land marks on the wrist, one for every knot, all the way up to full length happiness.

So if you have it in your hands, just begin knitting at it.

Jumper and lace blouse thanks to newly and greatly rebranded Tina R

Leather pants from ASOS

Photos by David Burlacu

Styling and post process by me