Beauty Interrupted

Beauty Interrupted
 

 

Creative Direction: Emily Jane Davis and Krystall Schott

Photographer: Emily Jane Davis

Model / Writer: Krystall Schott

Stylist: Andi Ospina

Hair & Makeup: Shideh Kafei

 

Kick off your Halloween season with a wonderfully eerie short film by photographer Emily Jane Davis in collaboration with Krystall Schott (writer / editor / model). Exploring the inner turmoil and disintegration of the “perfect woman,” Beauty Interrupted evokes the dark side of Old Hollywood glamour. The film is a wry critique of the male gaze and the objectification of the silent woman. It acts as a poignant commentary about society today—one that Davis warns can “strip [women] of their human identity.” Scary stuff indeed.

 

 
 

Krystall wears Haute Hippie runway gown; Bjorg jewelry earrings; Vintage lace mask

 
 
 

Krystall wears Helmet Lang backless dress; Helmet Lang opera length gloves; Vintage lace bow.

 

In the making of DRØME we hope to showcase a community of doers and nourish an attitude of empathy in a world that teaches us to pass judgment rather than practice kindness. The stories, images, and people shared in this magazine are an amalgamation of perspectives often overlooked or explicitly excluded from art and media worlds. The dearth of diverse identities and viewpoints within the arts is harrowing, especially for a young generation that is fighting its hardest to overcome conservative notions of order ultimately practiced as acts of discrimination against the very people and things we find most inspiring. In DRØME, the featured creators and creations encourage us to never shy away from who we are and what we want. Each artist, in sharing their story, embodies their own definition of agency. Against a mainstream ideology that indoctrinates patriarchal, capitalist, and hateful theories turned into policy, the artists in our first issue represent the ways in which art can take power back from society's denigrating control.