QUEEN OF HEARTS

A KALTBLUT exclusive. Models Stephanie Hall and Twiggy Hunter lensed by Lekhena Porter. Concept and Styling by Alabama Blonde. Makeup by Ben Dniprowskij. Hair by Josie Hanuska.

I first truly became aware of my heart when it broke. I drew it in an attempt it put it back together.

It was broken, but sacred, and I was determined to put it back together again, in the most beautiful way possible. I started embroidering the hearts onto fabric and experimented with it for most of the year. I didn’t really understand what my personal connection to latex was – until in a moment I saw the latex as skin. I felt disconnected and angry at my skin, and I felt pain. I started to gently pierce the latex with sharp needles, embroidering these broken scared hearts onto the surface of the garments, and essentially embedding the fabric with the sting that my heart was beating with. Through this pleasure, I met pain and in the pain, I was met with pleasure again.

Photographer: Lekhena Porter @lekhenaporter
Concept + Styling: Alabama Blonde @alabamablonde
Make-up Artistry: Ben Dniprowskij @bendniprowskij
Hair: Josie Hanuska @josiehanuska
Models: Stephanie Hall @bbycobra + Twiggy Hunter @twiggyhunter
MUA Assistant: Bridget Sophie @bridgetsophiestudio

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