W Magazine – “Far, Far From Land”
It’s rare for a fairytale to leave us brokenhearted when it ends. Fairytales usually end with the prince charming falling in love with the beautiful princess or damsel and they both live happily ever after. The prince didn’t end up with the heroine of ‘The Little Mermaid’ if you’re following the one written by Hans Christian Andersen, but at least the mermaid in the story had a good ending. W Magazine‘s version of the little mermaid’s story is a bit tragic if not disturbing yet you’ll be drawn to the fashions and the narrative the editorial presents. The editorial, titled “Far, Far From Land”, features supermodel Kristen McMenamy looking like a mermaid who longs for her home with most shots showing her being stranded away from the sea. Whether she is a prisoner or she chose to be like that, no one knows. Kristen is styled by Jacob K in glorious pieces from Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Monique Lhuillier and many others while British photographer Tim Walker captured the stunning yet haunting images. The editorial is part of W Magazine’s December 2013 issue.