Karmen Pedaru burns the midnight oil in ‘The Metallic Sense of Midnight’ editorial for Vogue Japan’s June 2014 issue.
Midnight was formerly known as ‘the witching hour,’ a time when lurking demons and witches were thought to come out of hiding, intent on practicing black magic. These days, the hour is less associated with supernatural elements of evil, but it continues to be synonymous with bad luck. In terms of this Vogue editorial, Pedaru’s come-hither gaze and willingness to toil with serpents lend it a definitively occult vibe.
Fashion editor Sissy Vian styled Pedaru in a series of molten, metallic looks that almost seem to drip seductively from her lithe body. The creative team was rounded out by the likes of Mark Hampton, Petros Petrohilos and Sean + Seng.