‘So Fern, So Nah’ Toni Garrn by Alexi Lubomirski for Vogue Germany December 2012

Written by Guest Blogger Robyn Germanese
So Fern, So Nah, is German for So Far So Close! And, with a breath of fresh air, we are transported to Mongolia in the December issue of Vogue Germany. Rosy- cheeked Toni Garrn adorned in ornate layers stares defiantly into Alexi Lubomirski’s lens, multiple braids atop her head, in an angelic aura that seems to lack makeup! Stylist and Editor for Vogue Germany Christiane Arp, creates a well- researched visual at once, both costume and fashion. The head wraps are elegant, powerful, and no doubt we will see versions on these in the months to come. Long billowing kimono sleeves, gray, layers, wide obi belts and wools, magnify the comfort and raw materials needed, to live a life in harsh climates. An imperial tone is marked by models stances, a live falcon and decorative aspects, while the crisp winter makes for raw skin, bleached eyebrows, and of course clothes by Antonio Marras, Michalsky, Hermès, Hannibal, Yukata Kimono Berlin, Damir Doma, Falke and Pearl River.

Photographer: Alexi Lubomirski
Models: Toni Garrn & male Model David Chiang
Styling: Christiane Arp
Hair: Ben Skervin
Make-Up: Tyron Machhausen
Nails: Ana Maria

Robyn Germanese

Year Born: 1981
Location: Toronto // How many hours a day are you on the web? 4-8
Last cool project you worked on: Art of Fashion 2012 (Toronto, for Nuit Blanche)
Coolest person you know personally: My mother (she works sometimes 9 jobs at a time, makes Broadway divas look like shrinking violets, and has the best vocabulary.
Best place to eat in your neighborhood: Yukaii (Japanese fusion- they have been closed for a long time due to fire from fire bombings that are frequent in my neighborhood)
Top 3 Places: Oaxaca, Tofino, my bed
Next destination: Italy, Scotland, Australia
Generation favorite: for fashion, art and music it changes all the time, but if I had to choose one it would be 1940s.