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Aww. Don't they look soooo cute? Actress Fabianne Gstottenmayr, Z Berg from The Like, Claire Acey of Nightmare & The Cat, and a bevy of other rosy-cheeked L.A. girls are just darling modeling rompers
and baby-doll dresses from Elkin's spring '12 collection by Brit and Kara Smith. But don't be fooled by the first appearances. Elkin isn't doing sugar and spice this season. Their all-American inspiration wasn't the innocent farm girl of decades past, but the
ladies of the brothels and bordellos not-so-innocent farm boys used to visit. That's why the checked dress on Natalie Love goes that extra inch up the thigh and stylist stylist Djuna Bel's sunny plaid number hugs her just so. Hey, just because a lady is just a lil' bit dirty, doesn't mean she can't be adorable too.
Check out the slideshow, and watch the video lookbook below, full of L.A.'s
dirtiest coolest gals.
ELKIN s/s12 lookbook shoot from ELKIN collection on Vimeo.
Photos: Courtesy of Elkin.
With all this inclement weather, we know what you're thinking: "How the heck is my makeup going to stay put with hail, sleet, and snow thrashing at my face?" Add the fact that it's prime Netflix-binging season — with all the crying sessions that entails — and the answer becomes simple: waterproof makeup.
In Western cultures, we tend to avoid death at all costs. We avoid thinking about it and talking about it, and when faced with it, we often go to extraordinary measures to delay it. Photographer Cathrine Ertmann decided to confront death head-on. Her project "About Dying" is a "photo essay from the morgue" that "works as read