This story in the latest Vogue Italia is for anyone who has ever suffered through a conversation in which someone criticizes high fashion for it being too far removed from everyday life [that’s the bloody point! — Next News Ed.]. Photographed by David Dunan, the editorial shines light on Maja Salamon and some excellent hair styling by Nicolas Jurnjack that ought to dizzy partisans and critics alike. Sheets of hair ironed impossibly thin stand in moments of suspended animation atop Maja’s head. Hair that is styled to resemble waves, ribbons, brush strokes, and more is complemented in kind by dramatic makeup by Ayami Nishimura. Ensembles by Valentino, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen amongst others further confirm the story’s sartorial credentials and offer an emphatic riposte to anyone still unclear on this whole fashion business. If the banality of everyday life is what readers seek, then an otherworldly Maja Salamon will surely disappoint.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Italia N°771 November 2014; Title, “Beauty”; Photography, David Dunan; Styling, Sara Maino; Hair, Nicolas Jurnjack at Management + Artists for hairblog.nicolasjurnjack.com; Makeup, Ayami Nishimura using M∙A∙C; Manicure, Christina Conrad at Calliste using M∙A∙C.

Maja Salamon | Vogue Italia November 2014 (Photography: David Dunan)

Maja Salamon | Vogue Italia November 2014 (Photography: David Dunan)