Ethereal Beauty, Zen shot by Amber Gray
by Alice Byrne
For the latest issue of Marie Claire China, Amber Gray captures IMG’s Zen with the cutest little kittens in the whole world. This is a soft, romantic shoot with fantastic styling and a strong overall look. Stylist Holly Gray dresses Zen in the dramatic designs of Viktor & Rolf, Fendi and Reem Acra to name just a few.
Following the styling from the elegant wardrobe, make-up artist Robert Greene and hair stylist Yoichi take a soft, romantic and slightly regal approach, using light colors and flowery hair accessories to add the magical and ethereal overall look. The whole look for the editorial is oriental-inspired, and the soft pastel-hues go beautifully with Zen’s auburn hair and pale complexion.
Amber Gray’s photography is full of light, the images are very soft, and very beautiful. And there are no words for those tiny cute little kittens. The surroundings for the shoot go perfectly with the aesthetic of the shoot, but do not detract from the heavy styling and stand-out fashion. My favorite photograph is the title image with the big mirror in the background, and the little kittens running all over the place. The composition is beautiful here, and the light coming in from the top left gives the image a really dreamy feel. Video Cinematographer – Julian Bernstein.