Pania Rose Going Tribal

by Alice Byrne

I always really like the fashion editorials from Karen Magazine. I think that generally they are fairly imaginative in their approach to creative direction and styling of shoots. This editorial was shot by Paul Westlake for the latest issue. The photographs star the beautiful Australian model Pania Rose, who frolics around in fur jackets for this studio-based shoot. She is styled by Nathalie Agussol, in a range of styles from labels such as Sass & Bide, Gucci and Zambesi.

The photographs showcase the tribal trend, which seems to be coming back in a big way. This style is enhanced by the disheveled locks of Pania and natural make-up. I am loving the tribal fashion choices here, in particular the orange dress by Gucci looks incredible, and the prefect fashion choice for this shoot.

Although this is maybe not as out-there and innovative in creative direction than things we have seen from Karen Magazine in the past, I still think this shoot is brilliant. It is fairly simple in some respects, it is about the fashion, and the model, rather than extravagant locations and props. My favorite image has to be the title one, of Pania leaping in the air. I love the composition here, the way the fur jacket is falling behind her. I also think it was a really great choice to have this image in black and white.