Skull and Cross

Skull + Cross | Florence, Italy 2016 | Allegory of Vanity

"Cause of our joy, pray for us."

An unexpected structural detail worked into the facade of a very old building in a small private alley in Florence. The buildings around Florence (and even around Rome, for that matter) are full of these little embellishments that often seem to serve a dual purpose: veneration and aesthetic inspiration.

Inspiration: Daria Werbowy by Juergen Teller for Pop Spring / Summer 2016

Model: Daria Werbowy
Photographer: Juergen Teller
Stylist: Vanessa Reid
Hair: Christian Eberhard
Make-up: Adrien Pinault

I love Daria's look in this shoot. Everything she's wearing, right down to her blue nail polish and her "unstyled" hair, looks completely effortless, like it's a second skin. It's what's so perfect about this look: that it really isn't perfect at all, nor is it contrived, but it's stylish and neat nonetheless. This is the essence of sprezzatura.

Sound Waves: Cruise Control

Playlist No. 3 Cruise Control || Monica Moraru photography || Allegory of Vanity

Whatever You Like - Single Version : Anya Marina
Follow : Diiv
Iris : The Goo Goo Dolls
Wonderwall - Remastered : Oasis
I See '99 : Letters to Cleo
You Found Me : The Fray
Slide : The Goo Goo Dolls
Radioactive : Imagine Dragons
Paint : The Paper Kites
Giant Peach : Wolf Alice
Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake) : Major Lazer, MØ, DJ Snake
Ryderz : Hudson Mohawke
Albion : Pearls
Midnight Sun : The Ghost of a Sabertooth Tiger
Take A Picture : Filter, Ben Grosse

Happy Summer!