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The Color Blocked Series by Oriana Layendecker Channels Cleopatra

 - May 15, 2013
References: orianalayendecker & inspirefirst
Entitled 'Color Blocked' this striking set of portraits by photographer Oriana Layendecker is a contemporary take on an Egyptian inspiration. Channeling a modern Cleopatra, a model sits in studio while sporting a series of over-the-top cosmetic looks and geometry-infused hair art applications.

These gorgeous portraits pay homage to ancient Egyptian styling and makeup techniques that are merged with modern raver beauty looks. These bold beauty looks are displayed in a palette of neon hues that are both daring and visually dynamic.

Instead of portraying a dark haired beauty, photographer Oriana Layendecker opts for a platinum haired model who channel's Cleopatra's regal attitude while remixing her iconic look to appeal to a new and fashion forward generation of youth that isn't afraid to make a statement.