The ELLE UK 'Venus Rising' Editorial Stars Ieva Laguna

By: Meghan Young - Published: May 1, 2012 • References: elleuk & fashiongonerogue
Oftentimes, when it comes to sophisticated retro-inspired photoshoots, every hair is tucked properly in its place--not so with the ELLE UK 'Venus Rising' editorial. Although the fashion itself is impeccably pristine and elegant, there is a disheveled nature to the beauty element in the editorial that gives it a subtle, unraveling storyline. It is as if this housewife has had one drink too many as she waits for her husband to come home.

The ELLE UK 'Venus Rising' editorial was shot by Belgium-based photographer David Vasiljevic. Stylist Anne-Marie Curtis outfitted model Ieva Laguna in demure designs from the likes of Christopher Kane, Richard Nicoll, Versace and Prada. Hairstylist Thomas Dunkin created the Latvian beauty's modern beehive while makeup artist Mary-Jane Frost gave her a dramatic smokey eye. Stats for Disheveled Retro-Inspired Photoshoots Trending: Older & Average
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