There is definitely a legit reason why everyone is kind of in a frenzy over this Vogue China August 2011 spread that is Freja-inspired.
The first image of Tao Okamoto is everything perfect about rawness and edge. I love the smouldering black eye make-up and completely tousled hair. The 90s grunge inspired ripped white racerback Calvin Klein tank seamlessly works with the entire image. Lately, I have been also looking for inspiration for a subtle tattoo, and I love the star one on the left side of Tao Okamoto's neck in this photoshoot, but do I dare? The juxtaposition of grunge with metallic-sequin pieces without-a-doubt works, such as the flawless image of Tao wearing the blue sequin Chanel jacket with the Ralph Lauren red checkered shirt and the grey tee from T by Alexander Wang. Seeing the heavy metallic eyeshadow worn by Anja Rubik (here), and now Tao Okamoto, I am tempted to experiment with this, but due to my lack of make-up technique, I suppose I should just leave it to the professionals. This shoot may have been "Freja inspired", but Tao Okamoto has now completely convinced me of her potential edgy-rockstar image.
Photo Credit: Lachlan Bailey
Model: Tao Okamoto
Images Courtesy of Vogue China.
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