In this beautiful bridal editorial for Harper's Bazaar China, model Athena Wilson walks a dog, rides the bus and gleefully wears a pair of flat-soled sandals on her way to make her vows.
'I Do!' by Benjamin Kanarek is not a conventional bridal editorial. As is to be expected, Athena Wilson wears several gorgeous flowing white gowns throughout. The dresses are each original and fascinating in their own right, but not so unusual as to make the editorial revolutionary. The really interesting aspect of the styling is the pair of sandals that is a constant throughout each photograph: bright white, thick-soled, comfortable-looking and adorned with a cheeky bow. They seem totally out of place in a bridal editorial and yet completely work with each of the looks.
Complementing the various casual poses in which we find long-limbed star Athena Wilson, the unconventional footwear sends a clear message. This is a woman taking her time on the way to her wedding, entering into a life-long union without giving up an ounce of her independence.