In a slightly related response to the feminist marches in Washington, I put together a photo reminiscent of “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The novel is part murder mystery but also social commentary on all kinds of concepts that are still relevant today: machismo, gender oppression, the religious Madonna-whore dichotomy and feminism. In the novel, women’s virginity is treated like the ultimate prize, whereas the women themselves are crudely objectified. I tried to channel the essence of the contradictions into this photograph, which was photoshopped to look even more like an epitaph or religious memorial.
Dress : M&S Kids
Eyeliner : Dior Cherie Bow 002
Brows: L’Oreal brow artist genius kit, Light
Scarf : JCrew
Glasses : Kaneko Optical