Lady Snake's inspirational story

08/08/2019

When you put together a contortionist, a stylist and a photographer in the same room, you can be sure you are in for a real treat!

The Berlin-based talented trio shot a fashion editorial for Notorious with images full of movement, femininity and grace, but also strength and power. The beautiful B&W photos were taken by photographer Emma Thoenes and styled by fashion designer and stylist Izabela Macoch. Makeup artist Meike Ewend did the hair and makeup, and the model is Nina Burri, a dancer, contortionist, actress and model with an inspiring story.

At the age of thirty, the Swiss Burri, a graduated ballet dancer, felt she needed a new challenge and decided to join the “China Acrobatic Troupe” in Beijing, to learn the art of contortion. Quite a late start for such extreme bending and stretching, and of course, everybody told her that it was impossible, but she proved them wrong! 

Have a look at the beautiful editorial:

Notorious Fashion Editorial with contortionist Nina Burri

Dress by Danny Reinke. Photo by Emma Thoenes.

Notorious Fashion Editorial with contortionist Nina Burri

Dress by Lana Mueller. Photo by Emma Thoenes

Notorious Fashion Editorial with contortionist Nina Burri

Top by Marina Hoermanseder and trenchcoat, Stella Lavinia. Photo by Emma Thoenes.

Notorious Fashion Editorial with contortionist Nina Burri

Top by Marina Hoermanseder and trenchcoat, Stella Lavinia. Photo by Emma Thoenes.

Notorious Fashion Editorial with contortionist Nina Burri

Skirt by Marina Hoermanseder and gloves by Prada. Photo by Emma Thoenes.

Notorious Fashion Editorial with contortionist Nina Burri

Top and skirt by Dawid Tomaszewski. Photo by Emma Thoenes.

Notorious Fashion Editorial with contortionist Nina Burri

Pants by Stella Lavinia and top, Irene Luft. Photo by Emma Thoenes.

Notorious Fashion Editorial with contortionist Nina Burri

Dress by Lana Mueller. Photo by Emma Thoenes.

Notorious Fashion Editorial with contortionist Nina Burri

Top by Miu Miu, tights, Falke. Photo by Emma Thoenes.

Notorious Fashion Editorial with contortionist Nina Burri

Overall by Michael Michalssky, catsuit by Florentine Leitner. Photo by Emma Thoenes.

Notorious Fashion Editorial with contortionist Nina Burri

Dress by Lana Mueller. Photo by Emma Thoenes.

Notorious Fashion Editorial with contortionist Nina Burri

Dress by Florentine Leitner. Photo by Emma Thoenes.

Cheers,

MP

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