Weird beauty

— I'm a barbie girl in a plastic world

"Weird beauty" concept was created for the photographic seminar "DIY lighting techniques" organized by the photographer Stefanos Samios at his studio 1416.

The idea of "plastic" and ephemere beauty drove me to create two outfits made of plastic and tulle.

In order to create the atmosphere of "weirdness", the epidermis of the model was manicured with white powder to look pale and "ill". We have chosen dark eye powder for the eyes and a dark colour for the lips to make an emphasis of the characteristics of the face in absolute contrast with the epidermis. The hair were given a weird and theatrical volume, something that would remind the haircuts of 18th century but with a modern view.

The first outfit consisted of a plastic bolero and a tutu skirt made of white tulle and plastic. The legs had been also partly covered with plastic reminding the form of leggings. The second outfit was a dress made of plastic, white and red tulle at the bottom. The red colour was used to give a more dramatic approach.

Credits

Styling: Foteini Chalkia

Photography: Stefanos Samios

Mua: Konstantinos Basios

Hair: Idomeneas

Model: Diana Chemeris