30 Dec Madame Butterfly! An Epic Beauty Editorial By Asiko.
“The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.”
The story of the beautiful butterfly means a lot of things to different people. For us, it’s a depiction of victory, a glorious aftermath of turbulent situations. The closing year has been one of a kind, with highs and lows, tears and joy- But if we take a few notes from the butterfly, we can all hopeful look into the new year with brighter expections.
In the light of this and our final editorial feature for the year, we present you an inspiring conceptual beauty shoot by the prolific Asiko, themed ‘Madame Butterfly’.
Speaking of the editorial and how it all beautiful came together, Asiko says “The idea of the images stemmed the likeness of butterflies and femininity and how they share attributes in beauty, grace and sensuality. In the editorial we worked with real frozen butterflies which we placed on our model.”
A truly inspiring editorial and a perfect sign out from 2016.
Photography: asiko (instagram @asiko_artist)
Makeup: Adeola Gboyega using Bobbi Brown and MAC (instagram @bbfa_adeola)
Model: Christine Ukaegbu (instagram @ceeivory)