LACK OF COLOUR

When it's ok and when it's not. You must be telling a lie if you claim to have never gone through an all-black-wardrobe phase. Heaven knows I did, especially towards the end of my teenage years. The height of my fashion sense? Skinny jeans, plain t-shirts and an arm full of leather bands (all in black) on repeat. It was not cute. Since then, I've graduated from jumping at anything and everything black and learnt to appreciate fashion and style in greater depth that goes beyond the boundaries of colour. There are so many elements to play with when styling clothes, which was exactly why I had so much fun during this test shoot.   People often underestimate the power of texture. Chantilly lace running along curves of a dress elevates the sex factor. A blazer, scrunched up at the sleeves, gives you a touch of tomboy nonchalance. Leather and fur layered over sheers creates a dynamic duality between heavy and light. All of this despite the lack of colour.   Lack of colour definitely does not equate to lack of character either. Especially not when the babes in them are completely owning it. With every frame on point, these girls made the afternoon in the unforgiving heat that much more bearable. Nothing is more uncomfortable than a shoot filled with awkward silences and deer-in-the-headlights moments, but it was definitely not the case as we swapped LBDs for more LBDs. It's always a pleasure to work with models who aren't just pretty faces, but have personalities as well. Lack of colour in the modeling industry, however, is a real problem (among many, many other...
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