When the Beauty Papers cofounders Maxine Leonard and Valerie Wickes said they wanted to bring a new and different voice to the conversation of beauty in high fashion, they were not exaggerating. Writer Amy Marquis investigates the connections between class and the use of cosmetics throughout history in a story titled “White” featuring Jenna Earle by photographer David Oldham and makeup artist Gemma Smith-Edhouse. As the title suggests, cosmetics wet and cosmetics dry offer myriad ways to blanch the skin. By no means, however is this rote instruction, but rather a meditation on the historical underpinnings of cosmetics as we know them today. Jenna as ever is the central figure in this discourse on beauty, which she plays with great distinction.

Credits include: Publication, Beauty Papers N°0  Spring / Summer 2015; Photography, David Oldham; Prop Styling, Tara Holmes; Hair, Raphael Salley at Streeters; Makeup, Gemma Smith-Edhouse; Manicure, Imarni at Saint Luke; Casting, Shelley Durkan.

Jenna Earle | Beauty Papers N°0 Spring / Summer 2015 (Photography: David Oldham)

Jenna Earle | Beauty Papers N°0 Spring / Summer 2015 (Photography: David Oldham)