The pearl, the jewels and the attire.
It had to be that either my eyes were playing a trick or I had just witnessed a very clever photoshop technique. Apparently it’s neither seeing as Rese from Germany managed to very convincingly recreate the famous Johannes Vermeer painting Girl with a Pearl Earring looking more like the subject than Scarlett Johansson actually. Those particular Dutch master painting hues infiltrated a particular S/S 09 Dior Haute Couture collection by John Galliano and these painterly colours have since been filtering down exemplified most recently by Richard Nicoll’s texture rich, dusty coloured collection.
20-year-old girl from Germany
I had to do a double take when I saw Laura from Switzerland’s profile. First off, she’s a dead ringer for Bat for Lashes front lady Natasha Khan. That can only be a good thing of course to channel a little of Khan’s whimsical carefree attitude. Except Laura, whilst bearing some physical resemblance, looks to have a more streamlined style, accentuated by these pared down photos where black dominates and only a glint of embellishment is displayed through the chains on her shoulders. Jewellery designer Bliss Lau is probably responsible for all the ensuing similar designs of body chains that are part jewellery, part attire. Chains of Love has dissected the idea further with a chain that slips off the shoulder in a multitude of ways that reminds me of the shoulders Laura is bearing.
16-year-old girl from Switzerland