Picture explanation: Stand Alone

Insomnia is a glamorous term for thoughts you forgot to have in the day.

Alain de Botton

Written in retrospect. Time of the event: Spring 2018. Time of writing: Spring 2019. Time of posting: Spring 2020.

Festive luxury Christmas editorial by Lary Rauh, ice queen

Christmas Editorial ‘Alice in Winter Wonderland’

Just in time for December, I collaborated with Goldknopf Accessoires on a Christmas editorial so unprecedented, it won’t fail to immediately boost your spirits into a festive mood.

Perfect Illusion black and white self-portrait series by photographer Lary Rauh

Perfect Illusion

Originally, these were meant to be polaroids for a modeling agency I recently signed with.

Floréal editorial with burlesque dancer Janet Fischietto, shot by fashion designer, photographer and model Lary Rauh

Floréal

A few weeks ago, in the midst of Floréal [lit. flower month or month of flowers], I had the honour of photographing Milan-based burlesque star Janet Fischietto shortly before her stay in Stuttgart ended.

An ode to Alexander McQueen, elegance and limits, editorial styled, designed, shot and edited by Lary Rauh

How limits create freedom

Having designed this dress about a year ago, I only recently got what I think is it’s real meaning and also the aesthetic foundation for the accompanying editorial. During a similar time frame I concerned myself with Alexander McQueen’s works for the first time and still am blown away by the incredible legacy he’s left behind.

Golden Girl Editorial, portrait by photographer, fashion designer and model Lary Rauh

Golden Girl

Turning 18 doesn’t only mark the start of officially being an adult but, in many cases, also the beginning of a new chapter in life. The next chapter.

Black and red gown designed by Lary Rauh and photographed for a golden hour editorial

The Dragon Lady

This is the story of a dress. A dress I made way back in 2015 for our Drama Club’s play “Das Traumbuch” (engl.: “The Book of Dreams”). The character it accompanied was called Bandras, the evil sister of Lenaia — her good-willed antagonist. A villain literally causing nightmares as she travels through innocent people’s dreams, destroying anything positive crossing her way.

Jewellery Campaign for Goldknopf Accessoires, shot by photographer Lary Rauh

Jewellery Campaign for Goldknopf Accessoires

Three years ago, in summer of 2015, I set foot into a beautiful little store in Stuttgart, the city I live nearby. I remember walking past it a few times before but never scraping up the guts to actually make it over the doorstep. With it’s lavishly decorated windows, displaying the most sparkly and sophisticated jewellery I’ve ever seen — outside of Vogue — this little store had and still has the potential to make you question, whether you’re not actually standing in front of a mini-edition of Bergdorf’s, Harrods or Selfridges.

Cinema Editorial, Lary Rauh shot by Roger Buerke for Anticipate Magazine

Coverstory for Anticipate Magazine – Issue 13

Surprise! Well, actually it’s not that much of a surprise anymore since I heavily promoted this on my Social Media channels (cue: check my Instagram and Facebook ;). But I wanted to give these pictures a special, separate place on this website.

all white self portrait by fashion designer, photographer and model Lary Rauh

All White Impro

This is my  – one and only – all white look I submitted to the crispy clean gallery of the Parsons x Teen Vogue program that I enrolled to last summer. As someone who constantly drops food (not intentionally, I’m not a monster) white clothing doesn’t really pay off, which is why roughly 80% of my wardrobe has shifted into a black abyss focusing rather on the variety of shapes and textures.

behind the scenes, making of Liberty London inspired makeup look by Lary Rauh starring Celine Imensek, Lennart Kost

Making of: Liberty London Inspired Makeup Look

Hereby I’m introducing a new category: Behind the scenes. I don’t know about you, but I love watching BTS videos of almost every kind, ranging from music video sets to fashion shoots.

sequin glossy blue eyeshadow swarovski

Liberty London Inspired: Glossy Eyeshadow Look

One evening in London – as a matter of fact the last one of our week long stay – my friends and I were aimlessly roaming the streets of this monumental, favourite city of mine.

New Back with a bang editorial by fashion designer, photographer and model Lary Rauh, Wearing Kenzo gloves

Back with a Bang!

Back with a BANG! …and without bangs. Almost – at least – since I‘m currently growing them out. I‘m all about New Year, New Look, Old Me. The latter because 2017‘s „New Me“ didn‘t work out very well and whilst my creative fire was unleashed for the most parts of that bygone year – keeping me from studying for exams – personally, I wasn‘t satisfied with the person I had turned in.

Byzantine Belt

It’s been more than two months, but – in my defence – I have done the opposite of taking it slow in those five months of 2017, although I didn’t come around on Laryconic much.

black leather jacket + ripped embroidered jeans Street Style by Lary Rauh and C-roe photography

Not so simple simplicity

Just quickly stopping by to share a few street style pics I took with c-roe photography a couple of days ago!

Gimme some Drama!

During the last breaths of 2016 I met up with Rüdiger Schestag and his wife – and make-up artist – Olga Schestag to spend a day in their studio over pizza, tea, a DIYed Alexander McQueen butterfly headpiece and a suitcase full of clothes draped across their comfy velvet sofa.

Make-up editorial by Lary Rauh featuring statement earrings

Sci-Fi Glamour

Here’s on an afternoon spent capturing a strange Alien x Roaring 20s crossover instead of doing my homework. True rebellion. 

baroque princess for a day editorial by Model Michelle Gehring and fashion designer, blogger and photographer Lary Rauh

Princess for a Day, pt. II

Welcome to part 2 of the »Princess for a Day« photo series, inspired by Oscar de la Renta and Peter Lindbergh. May this editorial tickle your fancy. 

Design Mafia editorial by fashion designer and blogger Lary Rauh and c-roe photography

2016 Recap

As someone who gets more enthusiastic about New Year’s Eve than Christmas Eve and appreciates the scent of nostalgia swaying in the air during the last days of December, I thought I should note down the highlights and rock bottoms of 2016 in a little recap and take the chance to throw in a little editorial I’d like to title »Design Mafia«. Ladies’n Gentlemen: For me, 2016 has been the year…

baroque princess editorial by fashion designer, blogger and photographer Lary Rauh and Michelle Gehring for Laryconic

Princess for a Day

Just quickly stopping by to wish everyone a merry Christmas, share some recent, slightly Christmassy photo work with you and avail myself of my new-found “back to the roots”-spirit!

Red lipstick portrait by fashion designer, blogger and photographer Lary Rauh

back to the roots

Speaking of roots. Please forgive me, hair, for torturing you with a can of hairspray. 

Personified unconcern

In between loads and loads of exams (because festive season isn’t stressful enough as is) I finally came around to sit down in front of my beloved, dying laptop to give you and my future self a little update.

KENZO x HM

This last week has been quite eventful and since I feel like I haven’t really lived up to your expectations concerning my promise to post more often, I just decided to sum it up quickly.

Head-banging session

Breaking news before I repeatedly break another radio silence: There’s been a growing number of questions flooding my IG’s Direct Message Box, so I decided to stand Laryconic.com an FAQ page, where you can ask me questions and I can answer them for everyone to see. 

Zara athleisure turtleneck and black neoprene jacket with red floral embroidery by fashion designer and blogger Lary Rauh

Curved Neoprene

As I’m sitting in front of my PC, thinking about what to write after an almost month-long absence, I notice that much, but at the same time nothing, has happened in September.