Model Ayak Veronica Bior delivers a visual punch to our style senses in ‘Art Freedom’, styled by Daniel Gonzalez Elizondo. Photographer Fernando Gomez makes an exciting visual capture for Harper’s Bazaar Serbia November 2019./ Makeup by Rosa Matilla
Model Litza Veloz is styled by Daniel Gonzalez Elizondo in ‘Forbidden Love’, a provocative, elegant fashion editorial. Central to these images is the subliminal preoccupation of white men historically with black women — a reality that most often worked against the well-being and personal lives of women of color. Photographer Fernando Gomez captures Litza’s dazzling fashion attraction for Vogue Czechlosvakia’s November 2019 issue. / Makeup by Rosa Matilla
More specifically, the ‘Forbidden Love’ fashion editorial is probably referencing Pope Clement VII (aka Giuliano de'Medici) who as pope took a black slave girl as a mistress. Their child Alessandro became the first black head of state when he became Duke of Florence in 1530. Alas, Allessandro met a tragic end, stabbed to death by his own cousin after an argument over a woman.
Revisiting this story and the strong connection between between imported slave women and the Italian aristocracy, is recharging my brain cells around current arguments between Italian luxury brands and charges of racism. Thinking . . thinking . . thinking. ~ Anne
Model Carmen Garitano transforms in the hands of makeup artist Rosa Matilla and stylist Daniel Gonzalez Elizondo. Photographer Fernando Gomez turns our focus to ‘Underwater love’ for Vogue Portugal July 2019.
Nigerian beauty Ayobami Okekunie is styled by Daniel Gonzalez Elizondo in ‘Summer Getaway’ lensed by Fernando Gomez for Vogue Arabia July 2019./ Makeup by Rosa Matilla
South China model Zuoye is styled by Daniel Gonzalez Elizondo in ‘Wilderness’, captures by Fernando Gomez for Vogue Arabia January 2019./ Makeup by Rosa Matilla
Top model Eniko Mihalik is styled by Daniel Gonzalez Elizondo in beach queen swimwear by Rocio Ramos for ELLE Croatia July 2018./ Hair & makeup by Rosa Matilla