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The Vogue Italia January 2012 Photo Shoot Features Fully Painted Faces

By: Leslie Chen - Published: • References: vogue.it & fashioncopious.typepad
I would never think that something I enjoyed so dearly as a child could be considered high fashion, but the Vogue Italia January 2012 editorial has changed my mind about face painting entirely. The photo shoot features a theme that makes being a mime look seriously couture.

Captured by photographer Craig McDean, the series features model Querelle Jansen as she goes through her daily activities. The striking part of the editorial is how Jansen’s face is painted in full black and white makeup. She wears the look in an effortless and stunning way as she matches it with little black dresses and chic coats. The overall soft coloring of the shoot compliments the themed makeup well.

Check out the Vogue Italia January 2012 editorial to see how a painted face can mean so much more than just playing dress up. Stats for Couture Mime Editorials Trending: Older & Warm
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