Take a moment to breathe and then take the following to savor the craft that often can be missed especially in the throes of the fast-paced ready-to-wear season. LOVE 13 serves up a masterclass in fashion by photographer David Sims and fashion editor Katie Grand that features beauties Josie Canseco and Karolin Wolter amongst others. The idea behind the portraits in the story titled “Frayed Beauty” is to use traditional conceptions of female beauty and flex them toward something far more abstract. Enter Guido, whose virtuosity with hair is brought to bear in both portraits. Hair volume is raised to peak levels and accordingly assume a vitality that is all their own. Drink it in, opportunities to appreciate beauty like this can be fleeting this time of year just as everything else from time to the ends of sanity begins to fray.

Credits include: Publication, LOVE N°13 Spring / Summer 2015; Title, “Frayed Beauty”; Photography, David Sims; Fashion, Katie Grand; Hair, Guido; Makeup, Diane Kendal; Manicure, Megumi Yamamoto; Set design, Poppy Bartlett; Production, Araminta Markes; Post-production, SKN; Casting, Anita Bitton, Barbara Pfister; Fashion assistance, Oliver Volquardsen, David Casavant, Ali Kornhauser, Lynette Garland, Terri Waters; Hair assistance, Sandy Hullet, Ben Muller, Marissa Bollman, Cherie Johnson; Makeup assistance, Susie Sobol, Caoilfionn Gifford; Manicure assistance, Yuka; Set design assistance, Roxy Walton; Thanks, Pier 59 Studios.

Josie Canseco | LOVE N°13 Spring / Summer 2015 (Photography: David Sims)

Josie Canseco | LOVE N°13 Spring / Summer 2015 (Photography: David Sims)

Karolin Wolter | LOVE N°13 Spring / Summer 2015 (Photography: David Sims)

Karolin Wolter | LOVE N°13 Spring / Summer 2015 (Photography: David Sims)