Olio e Acqua
Categories: art, fashion, living, nature

As the saying goes, “oil and water don’t mix.”  Italian Vogue’s August issue agrees.  Some find the cover and spread of tar-faced models strewn across craggy shores to be distasteful.  Really?  Reality is hard to swallow.  We’re so used to being fed beauty in a way that is easier to digest.  These photos are not your typical mermaid beauties – they are raw, cold, and deathly looking, spewing, choking and shocking.  Where do we find beauty?  In our imagination?  Editor-in-chief, Franca Sozzani’s message “to be careful about nature… Just to take care more about nature,” translates almost naively.  But it is not.  It’s a powerful statement, simply stated.  How much time, effort, and money do we spend primping to make ourselves an image of beauty?  Don’t we owe it to ourselves to spend some time then, on caring for our environment, where we “place” ourselves in our beauty scenes of everyday?  The Oil Spill is not an isolated event, contained in a corner of the world.  Vogue’s message is brutally honest and sometimes we can’t handle the truth.  Afterall, fashion is about making a statement.  What do you think?

See more photos and read the article from Stylelist here:


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