issue three : fear thy neighbour
We explore the "veil" in its various incarnations, in this exclusive beauty editorial.
Are age, race, and culture just veils through which we see people?
And if we could turn each other inside out and see each other as we would want to be revealed; what would be revealed?
It comes in waves, and we do what ever we can to hold on.
Choice or chastity.
Veils may be a religious requirement for some, but many choose to wear them in honour of their beliefs.
How can you revere one type of veil and hold another in contempt?
We cover ourselves in order to reveal ourselves.
As we walk away from the life we knew, towards the life we are yet to discover.
We are revealed to our lovers.
We hide behind our hair, the colours of our cosmetics and even our clothes; for we fear the world might not be ready for us.
In truth, we only do this when we are not ready for ourselves.
Is makeup something you use to enhance with or hide behind?
Words by Gabrielle Menezes and Khandiz Joni
Wedding Veils and Lingerie by Hermoine De Paula
Models: Jenny Meister @ MOT Models / Aliya @ Au Naturaliya / Yulia Dan / Amina Fisher @ Leni's Models