Stories

Territory of the Unknown

“This story was inspired by a trip to Mexico City where people celebrate Día de Muertos. Ghostly creatures, Death, soul, myths, fire, the afterlife… The purity of death. It’s not a story about Mexico at all but more our representation of The Day of the Dead.” – Guillaume Roemaet

Photography GUILLAUME ROEMAET
Hair EROL KARADAG
Make up AYAMI NISHIMURA

LAURENCE AND CHICO

"We wanted to offer our take on the spirit of the other world, that territory of the unknown we all have pondered at some point."

Beauty Papers: What was the last beautiful thing you saw?
Erol Karadag: Joker, the movie. Beautiful in many ways in my opinion.

BP: What was the idea or the inspiration behind your shoot for Beauty Papers?
EK: We wanted to offer our take on the spirit of the other world, that territory of the unknown we all have pondered at some point. 

BP: How did you approach the hair?
EK: For this shoot I kept it minimal for some of the looks and used irregular elements to create textures reminiscent of hair. 

BP: Tell us one of your favourite hair techniques.
EK: Creating classic shapes while breaking the rules of classic training. 

BP: Current kit hero product?
EK: The hairspray! It allows me to create multiple looks single-handedly as if by magic! I also like to use it alongside various other products for added styling tricks and effects.

BP: Do you have a favourite hair gadget?
EK: I love my wigs and extensions, they make hair play a whole other game.

DAVID KOMA DRESS

BP: What does the word glamour mean to you?
EK: It’s about the irresistible magnetism emitted by an individual, a lifestyle,  or an epoch. 

BP: What is your first memory of glamour?
EK: Images of haircuts by Vidal Sassoon.

BP: What is the future of glamour?
EK: It will continue to be a powerful beautiful characteristic that unites and inspires.

BP: Living, dead, real or imaginary… who has the best hair-do?
EK: Klaus Nomi and Nina Hagen to name a couple.

ANN DEMULEMEESTER DRESS AND HEATHER HUEY HAT

MARC JACOBS DRESS

 

 

LAURENCE AND CHICO


Photography Guillaume Roemaet
Hair Erol Karadag
Make up Ayami Nishimura
Stylist Lisa Jarvis
Photography Assistant Kevin Drelon
Make up Assistant Elika Hirata
Models Tianna at New York Models, Lilla at IMG and Lisa Verberght at Elite NYC