When director Tony Scott set out in search of the next Tom Cruise vehicle following the blockbuster hit Top Gun (1986) it is little surprise that he set his sights on NASCAR as a backdrop for Days of Thunder (1990). Stock cars are but fighter planes on asphalt. Readers may or may not catch the reference (ask someone over 62) in the latest issue of Schön!, but the story also called “Days of Thunder” featuring Jenna Earle photographed by Ryan Yoon certainly did. Crash helmets and leather do not typically lend easily to the rigors of high fashion, but look closely and there is tremendous beauty to be found underneath the axle grease courtesy of makeup artist Walter Obal. Jenna is a natural beauty and adapts well to the rough and tumble of auto racing and in the end puts a real crackle in these days of thunder.

Credits include: Publication, Schön! #27 Winter 2014; Title, “Days of Thunder”; Photography, Ryan Yoon; Fashion, Lisa Jarvis; Hair, Hiro+Hari for Salon87; Makeup, Walter Obal at Atelier Management; Casting, Jacob Mohr at Creartvt; Production, Artistic Cube, Inc.; All racing & NASCAR images, Ryan Yoon.

Jenna Earle | Schön! #27 Winter 2014 (Photography: Ryan Yoon)

Jenna Earle | Schön! #27 Winter 2014 (Photography: Ryan Yoon)