Darlings, as the days start to get a little shorter, are you feeling all autumnal and shit? Or are you doing everything you can to pretend that summer will last forever and you will always be exactly as young as you are right now?
There are two types of people: those who make simplistic classifications and those who don’t. Since we’re of the former persuasion, allow us to say that there are two types of people: those who greet the fall by noting the sanctity and brevity of life and respond by indulging in hearth and home; who greet the changing of seasons with a shudder of delight as they light another candle and wrap themselves in their favorite sweaters and plan their next hayride or pumpkin scone (even if they live in the tropics or the desert). Then there are those who see autumn as one big deathfest, announcing with every sight, sound, and smell that everything is dying or going to sleep and that a long, dark, bitter winter is ahead of them; a prelude of the grave to come. The former are good friends to hit up for Halloween costumes but the latter make better drinking buddies.
Anyway, no matter what your response is to the inevitable shortening of the days, we’re thinking this golden-tinged editorial of pretty might be just the way to end your day.
So which kind are you? The Yankee-Candle-and-pumpkins type or the “Life is horribly BRIEF and DARK. I need SEX and STIMULANTS right NOW.” type?
ELLE Sweden August 2012 Issue
Editorial: “Dreams and Reality”
Photographer: Carl Bengtsson
Model: Elsa Brisinger
Stylist: Jenny Fredriksson
[Photo Credit: Carl Bengtsson for elle.se]