chapter V - Made on Earth

photography Valentina Ilardi Martin and Silvia Morani

realization Valentina Ilardi Martin and Silvia Morani

GREYBOOK Volume I

AS THE POET SAID "TREE ARE YOUR BEST ANTIQUES." MORE THAN A LOCATION, ESTOUTEVILLE IS WHERE THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN INHALE ART IN ITS PUREST FORM — ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT. WHERE THE COLORFUL SHADES SHELTER DARKNESS AND A SACRED PLACE ROOTED IN THE GROUND, AVOWED AS HOME. TO EXPLORE THIS LAND IS TO EXPLORE THEIR HEARTS, IN TRINITY, AND THE MEMORIES OF ALL THINGS BURIED.

featuring BEATRIX OST and her granddaughters VIVA and AVA
hair and makeup ALLIE SMITH at SARAH LAIRD & GOOD COMPANY
location ESTOUTEVILLE

Ashore towards an unknown destination they sail away dressed by 3.1 PHILLIP LIM: Beatrix in a nylon vest collared by a detachable fur stole, worn over a tiger lace dress; Viva in an olive green gabardine parka and matching skirt; Ava in a checkered brushed wool dress. Beatrix wears her own accessories throughout the editorial: the unique turbans from her own collection, the one-of-a-kind Venetian jewelry, and fishnet stockings.

Under the pink tree Viva finds comfort in a Prince of Wales vest styled with a brooch made with crystals, worn over a silk shirt. Her hair is adorned by a crystal hair-clip. All by PRADA.

Suspended atop the morning dew, sequined petals fall over Viva’s geometric lace dress, worn under a wool blazer with black leather boots. Under the willow tree more petals fall to adorn Beatrix’s coat, veiling the floor-length geometric lace dress worn underneath. All by VERA WANG.

Skulls evoke the mortality of all lifeforms, and appear not only underground but also on Ava’s silk foulard and Viva’s crew-neck sweater, adorning the girls with the quintessential symbol of life. A cotton sweater with sheer inserts completes Ava’s look. All by COACH.

Three ages of women contemplate the passing of time, each their own way, in their total looks by BABYGHOST. Viva is sheltered in a camo bomber jacket worn over a wool pullover styled with matching skirt. Her leather boots are by VERA WANG. Beatrix ponders life in an ethereal black lace gown warmed by a black wool overcoat, while Ava freely swings in her grunge silk gown, watching the world upside down.

The trio is enveloped by the elegance of BURBERRY PRORSUM, as they embrace the distant voices echoing in the woods. The fairy-like girls wear dyed lace and botanical print dresses with black details, while cocooned by Beatrix’s cerulean mutton fur coat, styled with an ephemeral headband made of real flowers.

A mosaic of chopped wood sets the background to a handclasp of FENDI geometries. Beatrix wears a burnt orange turtleneck paired with a tobacco leather skirt with calfskin panels and her own accessories, while the sweater worn by Viva resembles a Rothko painting, displaying a patchwork of wool, shearling and astrakhan fur. The matching skirt worn underneath finishes the canvas.

In the sweet shade of the tallest pine trees, Beatrix and her granddaughters wear total looks by HERMÈS. From the left, a cashmere sweater of the Maison is mixed with Viva’s own candid shirt and pleated skirt, styled with the “Rive Droite Rive Gauche” Twilly silk carré worn as headband and matching enamel bracelet, while Ava shelters herself in a cashmere coat featuring the “Rocabar” motif worn over her white t-shirt. The Maxi-Twilly silk scarf in “Collier de Chien” print adorns her blonde hair, complemented by the enamel bracelets. Behind the purple veil, Beatrix enchants the woods in an “Éperon d’Or” printed silk ensemble.

A symphony of crickets by the pool welcomes the audience dressed in CHANEL. Ava and Beatrix in tweed legacy wear, respectively, a long dress cinched by a leather belt, and a tailleur with contrasting revers, completed by an ivory crêpe de Chine shirt and black lace pants. Viva rocks a mélange cashmere dress behind her VALLEY EYEWEAR glasses, also worn by her sister who’s not afraid of losing her class in case she falls. Beatrix sports a pair of her own sunglasses, matched with her own jewelry, black tights and ox-blood turban, as well as CHANEL gloves and iconic two tone pumps.

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