MEET THEIR FUTURE
This editorial exclusive is an in your face extravaganza of primary colors, ornate gold jewelry and cartoonish makeup. Obviously we had to share. "Roots Meet their Future"
is the newest editorial from the beautifully twisted mind of art director Jessah Amarante. Futuristic and heavily influenced by street style -- think flat brims, track jackets and hoochie heels -- the models take on a fantastical space age hoodlum look effectively curated by stylist Jenny Haapala. While the clothing is next level it's the makeup that brings the whole thing home. Thick matte yellow lipstick, painted on pink eye shadow and a blue lip and eye combo that puts hypothermia patients to shame, Amarante serves double -- scratch that, triple
-- duty as makeup artist, hair stylist and director. Fiery haired model Alex Madar serves up a slew of sidewalk attitudes -- from the classic leaning over the fire escape, where-the-hell-is-my-boyfriend-he-was-supposed-to-be-here-twenty-minutes-ago face of dismay to the long distance is-that-7th-avenue-or-9th-I-need-to-buy-a-compass-Google-Maps-you're-totally-failing-me-right-now stare. Our favorite outfit has to be the killer red eyeball print mock turtle neck crop paired with cinched at the waist black shorts, black wedge spiked sneaks and an intricately laser cut visor. All that is a statement of epic proportions in and of itself but when combined with a solid yellow lip and eye shadow that looks drawn on perfectly by the most artistically inclined 6th grader and her favorite hot pink smelly marker, it just shoots right out of this world. Our only complaint? What real life street urchin clomps around her 'hood in six inch stilettos? But, we get it, artistic license. Doesn't a shoot like this make you wish everyone jumped in head first to their everyday looks? Excuse us while we Google who makes solid yellow lipstick...that's right, we're going for it. Roots Meet their Future Editorial Exclusive Art Director: Jessah Amarante Model:Alex Madar (Fusion NY) Photographer: Domonick Gravine Hair Stylist / Makeup Artist: Jessah Amarante Stylist : Jenny Haapala Graphic Designer: Bella Morris