Marloes Horst by Will Davidson for Harper’s Bazaar Australia March 2012
Marloes looks absolutely gorgeous across this alight landscape. Which is makes it funny that I choose to feature one of the black and white shots. But that Haider Ackermann was just so perfectly suited to this. I love how unexpectedly well-suited some of my favorite pieces (Haider Ackermann, Calvin Klein, The Row, and Tom Ford to name a few…) from the shows are to this golden cast savanna. The styling is not typical “fashiony” safari either. And while the texture can add edge to an otherwise fluid look, texture for this editorial provides depth and intriguing sophistication without losing any of its serene insouciance. The cream looks, in particular, have a lovely warmth to them when placed in this tawny backdrop. And Marloes positively glows in this; her skin looks amazing against this golden terrain. Her wispy soft curls are beautifully illuminated in the sunlight, adding to the dreamy romantic tone to this editorial. I love the languid easy feel to this in general. There is sort of sultry laziness about it that reminds me of an afternoon spent lounging in the heat of a summer’s day. Something to make me long for summer for sure.