seascouts1 The aesthetic in Dazed & Confused photo editorial “Scouting for Girls” was all about sea scouts with an edge, as models Georgia Taylor and Laura O’Grady posed in crimson knee-highs and oversized jackets from Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dior Homme and more. Both models convey a prep-school-girls-gone-punk vibe through their slouched poses and tattoo leggings, and the look in their eyes almost seems to challenge the viewer to cut English class with them for a smoke and a snog on the pier. The “sea scouts” theme is present in nautical navy and militaristic berets, and Taylor even wears a sea scouts jacket, complete with a loop of sailing rope draped delicately around her neck. Fashion editor and stylist Jacob Kjeldgaard had a clear vision for this shoot, only made stronger by the work of hair stylist Tina Outen and makeup artist Petros Petrohilos. With Outen’s windswept styles, you can practically smell the salty ocean breezes blowing straight off the page, and the makeup applied by Petrohilos puts the focus on the full brow look of the moment. Photographer Ben Toms brings the ideas to life, and the effect of the rumpled sails for a backdrop subtly reinforces the theme of the shoot. All elements truly come together for a result that’s, if you’ll pardon the pun, shipshape. At only 16 years old, Georgia Taylor has already been named as one of Vogue‘s “New Models to Watch” for the Spring/Summer 2014 season. She’s walked for Christopher Kane, Céline and Alexander McQueen, and her versatile look makes her posed for stardom. Irish model Laura O’Grady has previously been featured as a “Model of the Week” on Models.com, and her wide eyes and pale skin remind us of a high-fashion Winona Ryder circa Heathers. Taylor is currently represented by IMG, while O’Grady is signed with Select Model Management.

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