Photographer Irina Lis Costanzo creates image elegance — and exquisite backdrops with her own talented hand — for ‘Dream Light Factory’. Model Sofia Resing poses in romantic elegance styled by Erika Guerrisi for L’Officiel Kazakhstan’s July 2019 issue./ Hair by Valeria Lovino; makeup by Einat Dan
Model Ling Chen drifts in ‘The Shape of Water’, perhaps a nod to great Chinese water goddesses like Ehuang & Nuying, goddesses of the Xiang River. The inspiring, haunting images resonate in tune with the matriarchal global unity of Africa’s Mam Wata — the mother of all humanity — and a genderless, pluralistic, non-race-based tradition that preceded monotheism.
Photographer Liu Song captures the poignant beauty, imbued with a quiet tension of a moment about to happen — a powerful rising of ancient traditions and consciousness — on full display in Vogue Me China August 2019.
Model Anna Mila Guyenz is styled by Melina Chen in voluminous elegance and ballroom colors for ‘Dreamlike Beauty’, lensed by Greg Swales for Vogue Taiwan August 2019./ Hair by Keiichiro Hirano; makeup by Emily Mergaert
Top model Fernanda Ly is styled by Andrew Mukamal in ‘fall with Fernanda’, lensed by Chad Moore for Numéro Tokyo No. 129. / Hair by Lizzie Arneson; makeup by Allie Smith
Top model Karmen Pedaru is styled by Charles Varenne in ‘Night Fever’, lensed by Zoey Grossman for ELLE US August 2019./ Hair by Brent Lawler; makeup by Mariel Barrera
Model Selena Forrest is styled by Stevie Dance in black beauty elegance, as the former RUSSH intern, fashion editor and then editor-in-chief steps behind the lens for Vogue Italia August 2019./ Makeup by Fara Homidi; hair by Tamara Mcnaughton