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. Although you can download a free digital issue of Anticipate Magazine here, the whole editorial submitted covers even more pictures than those already featured in the magazine. Speaking of covering… I still can’t believe they put a picture of the neoprene jacket I designed last summer on the cover! And me in it. I’m most proud of the jacket, though.
Before granting you a look at unreleased pictures and personal favourites of mine, I feel like I should introduce you to the story behind this shoot and its motivational meaning for my future, first. A few months ago, Roger (check him out here!) messaged me asking whether I did not only work as a model or designer, but as a stylist for fashion shoots, too. “Of course”, I told him. Even though I had never worked on set as a stylist only. But I took advice from Scott Stevenson – who sadly passed away last year – just said yes and figured I’d have time to figure out the details while working on them. Also, it’s not like I’ve never styled outfits before;)
Some time ago, Roger then messaged me again and we began developing a concept for our first shoot, with me as both model and stylist, and Olga in charge as the makeup artist on set. I made sure to build the looks around some key-pieces I had designed, pairing them with garments from other brands to avoid making the editorial pass for an ad campaign. I knew the photo series would be submitted to magazines but I never would I have thought it would later serve as the cover story. Thanks a lot, Anticipate Magazine!
In January, all of us met in the studio and spent a day shooting with these really cool, worn-out cinema seats, finally bringing to life what had only been a concept so far. You might notice that I had my fun scrambling about these seats, trying to hang from them in all ways and angles possible to provide variety.
Baby steps = one skill and magazine at a time
Now to the motivational part of all this. Honestly, I couldn’t be more thankful for opening up the world of independent print and online magazines for me. It’s a mystery why I haven’t realized how awesome the opportunity to get your work out there – and by out there I mean out of the internet into the real world – where real people can look at it and touch it is, until now. Alright, that last one sounded creepy. But you get the point. And the best part about it is: If your works are good enough it doesn’t cost a penny to get them featured or printed.
Therefore – and because I’ll pursue a creative gap year after graduation – one of my 2018 goals is getting my work into as many publications as possible. May they be small or have a huge following, online exclusive or available on actual newsstands. Not only is it a great way of spreading the word but it also gives my work some kind of “higher purpose”. Higher than doing it only for fun and publicising it here. Ideally, I want to get projects featured that are 100% Lary-made, where I design, model and photograph. But even if it’s going to be only one skill at a time: Baby steps still move you forward. After all, all of these skills are my babes and I’m gonna get them out there!
Transparent Beate Heymann top. Lary Rauh Snake Skirt. Goldknopf earrings. Evita patent high heels.
Anna L. leather dress. Goldknopf jewellery set. Alexander McQueen skull ring.
Zara leather jacket. Green Lary Rauh dress. Di Lauro snake boots.
Brown Zara leather top. Lary Rauh ruffled leather skirt. Charles & Keith wedges.
Missguided biker jacket. Black Lary Rauh jersey dress. Zara pearl necklace. Di Lauro snake boots.
Intimissimi body suit. Lary Rauh neoprene jacket with curved sleeves. Sisley belt. Di Lauro snake boots.