The cult of domesticity ain’t what it used to be. Women’s suffrage and trousers in the last century helped take a sledge hammer to the prevailing ideas of what a woman should be. Although many of those oppressive notions have been steadily chipped away over the last hundred years, jagged shards do remain. The April 2019 issue of Vogue Portugal enters the fray in its own way with a spring couture editorial starring Maria Miguel. Titled “Honey, I’m Home,” the story by photographer Branislav Simoncik and stylist Cláudia Barros places Maria squarely in the domestic sphere, a home, replete with drapes and duvet covers. The twist, though is that for Maria’s homecoming she comes decked out in this season’s leading couture collections. Funny thing is, there aren’t any trousers to be found in this story, the sense of empowerment is very much what Maria brings to the page and just how it is she wears those meticulously crafted gowns.

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Credits include: Publication, Vogue Portugal April 2019; Title, “Honey, I’m Home”; Photography, Branislav Simoncik; Styling, Cláudia Barros; Hair, Cláudio Pacheco; Makeup, Thomas Lorenz; Production, Helena Silva.

Maria Miguel | Vogue Portugal April 2019 (Photography: Bronislav Simoncik)

Maria Miguel | Vogue Portugal April 2019 (Photography: Bronislav Simoncik)