A Visit To Roversia


Excuse me while I slip away into this Roversian dream world where one swans in silence on velvet staircases, leans tenderly into the open hearts of somber trees, and runs away forever to weep one’s sorrows into the thorny embrace of labyrinthine shrubbery.

(I recall seeing this October 2009 W Magazine editorial several years ago, but it’s resonating so deeply with me right now. I frequently these days find myself longing to hide away from everything in a secret dream world via a hidden door in a hedge. I’ll come back in 100 years and all my troubles will have crumbled to dust.)


Photography: Paolo Roversi

Hair by Rita Marmor/TRESemme; makeup by Lucia Pieroni/ Streeters for Cle de Peau Beaute; manicures by Yuna Park/Streeters. Models: Jac/IMG; Darya Kurovska/Supreme; Dorothea Barth Jorgensen and Regina Feoktistova, both at Women Model Management. Set design by Piers Hanmer; production by Viewfinders; digital technician: Antonio Pizzichino/d-touch. Photography assistant: Arno Frugier. Market Editor: Carolyn Tate Angel. Fashion assistants: Kathryn Typaldos and Katie Casamassimo







3 Comments on A Visit To Roversia

  1. Melissa Kojima
    May 22, 2019 at 9:18 pm (2 years ago)

    OMG! This is so ghostly and gorgeous. It reminds me of the photo realistic painting of Benz & Chang (www.benzandchang.com). If you love this photography, you will love the paintings of Benz & Chang. Most people think it’s photography, but it’s not. Everything seems to mysterious and haunted in his work. It also reminds me of my artwork since I love creating art with ghosts and Victorian gothic ladies.

    • S. Elizabeth
      May 23, 2019 at 7:22 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh my goodness! I had never heard of these artists before–thank you so much for pointing me in their direction!

      • Melissa Kojima
        May 23, 2019 at 7:25 pm (2 years ago)

        Oh, you are welcome! Thanks for your reply. We are both from that strange and mysterious town in the PNW, Portland, Oregon! I love all your posts. I’m definitely following you. We seem to have kindred tastes!


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