Fashionable Life: Dark Romance

by Editorial

Washington Life’s October fashion editorial flirts with black lace, velvet and feminine silhouettes.

By Anne Kim-Dannibale

Model Meleena Araceli Velez-Karger photographed at the Embassy of Finland (Photo by Yassine El-Mansouri)

Despite a late summer heat wave, the slight chill in the air permeating the early morning call time helped set the tone for a fall fashion flirtation. We marched into the Embassy of Finland‘s modern building with its lushly wooded grounds to tackle the task at hand — telling the story of a dark, fall romance.

Catch a behind-the-scenes look at our October fashion shoot below, courtesy of videographer Martin Lourd Philippe. Special thanks to our very talented crew:

Photographer Yassine El-Mansouri, aided by “Thrifty Fashionista” visual artist Violetta Markelou
Stylist Stara Pezeshkian of T.H.E. Agency, assisted by Sarah Boysel
Makeup by Valentina Gretsova
Hair by Rita Tadros
Manicurist Titilayo Bankole
Model Meleena Araceli Velez-Karger

With a very special thanks to the Embassy of Finland for their warm hospitality and Meleena Araceli Velez-Karger for supplying her own original music for the video soundtrack.

2012 October Editorial Shoot Washington Life BTS from Martin Lourd Philippe on Vimeo.

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