Hey there, as I told you I had a busy week, allergic conjunctivitis, I’ve been away for the weekend, but… well, I guess soon I’ll finally return to post with the usual regularity.
So – what about today’s post? Even if the post will be short there are a good number of points in fact, but luckily they’re quite brief and concise in their evidence. First of all, the two models: if I had the chance to write about models who appear together and look great because of conflicting (and kind of diverging) suggestions and an interesting heterogeneity, there is to say the effect of a homogeneous, consistent and clearly well-assorted couple can be not only flawless but remarkable and very convincing as well, here a very good example. Josephine and Patricia both embody a crystal clear and delicate beauty, and these shots specifically successfully highlighted that side of them, with a soft atmosphere and a successful styling delicately sexy and seducing (from this point of view, very good the choice of the colors too btw):
(ok the short post, and an editorial I pretty liked, but… something like the fourth shot is somehow unbearable, maybe interesting talking about its “still life dimension” if you want, but since I can’t really find its referential and dynamic dimension you’ll easily see how senseless and without appeal it personally becomes… and btw I have to underline Patricia is one of the models I like the most if we talk about her body, that really isn’t the point… the point is: the image is only an image, and proposes itself as a static, awkward, unnatural and awfully artificial composition)
So yes, a great couple that perfectly expressed its homogeneous nature (hehe yep, they have nothing to do with “The Odd Couple”, they remind more “The Even Couple” –with Jeff Daniels and Bill Pullman- you had the chance to see in Family Guy…), but… these shots are only a little part of a way more long and somehow surprisingly complicated subject, to have an idea of what I mean, see the title of the post: even if “Oh! You Pretty Things” is usually used and associated with models who look cuter than cute, sweetly beautiful or generally express a crystal clear and somehow univocal vision of beauty, well, I have to underline the nature of David Bowie’s song is way more enigmatic and multifaceted than it may seem, and a cursory glance to its lyrics will explain pretty well what I mean.
(you are thinking “I love him!”?! hehe in case, I love you because of that…)
Yes, way more enigmatic and multifaceted than it may seem, even if still with a catchy and snappy music.
From that same point of view, in this case specifically Josephine and Patricia both represent two models whose beauty is crystal clear and delicate, but at the same time they are capable of overtaking the limits models like them usually have. In particular, we talk about a versatility and cryptic enigmatic nature models like them usually don’t have, but that definitely belong to the Danish / Dutch duo.
We’ve lately seen a good and better very interesting example talking about Josephine (@ Wonderland April/May 2012 by Mark Kean – in that post you can find a couple of thorough considerations about her which will somehow reflect what I had the chance to mention here), we’ll soon see one concerning Patricia (and maybe another one about Josephine, I still don’t know…), the point is simply one: expect the unexpected; or better, what may be the usually unforeseeable from models who are beautiful and captivating the way these two models apparently (as: because of how they appear at a glance) are. And that same “catchy enigmatic” nature of a song like “Oh! You Pretty Things”…
PS you’re right, we already had the chance to see this wonderful couple, @ T Style Spring 2012 by Colin Dodgson:
Yep, just for the record…