Last Tuesday, I got to work again with my lovely J. Mendel Family. Down at Root Studios, Marinet , the model, and Anastasia, the makeup artist, discussed relationships, while I watched in amazement how easy it was for Anastasia to contour Marinet's perfect face.
Mendel's collection included pieces that clearly had his signature touch. I could recognize that long sleeve bell sleeve from miles away. Others, were light blue and covered in decorative jewels and sequins - catered to the unconventional bride.
At the end of the shoot, Christian had asked Marinet pose for some extra looks, more editorial in nature than the lookbook photos. "You want dog, I gave you dog," laughs Marinet to Chrisitan as they look at the computer of the final shots. Marinet leaped and screamed in patent leather black shoes (the shoes she arrived to the shoot in). Her wet straight hair covers her face in a sexual manner as she seductively holds the left over rose petals from the bouquets.
The images couldn't be more different than the dainty head to toe bridal looks.
It's fun to see how a dress could be worn in so many different ways. Truly proves how a wedding dress, as beautiful as it might be, looks completely new and innovative on each bride. It's all in the attitude and woman wearing the gown on her special day.
Photographed by Christian Högstedt | Hair by Gavin Harwin | Makeup by Anastasia Durasova | Model Marinet Matthee