Photographer: Dylan Summer
Model: Elite Model Los Angeles

Art Déco characteristic forms are animal motifs and shapes, tropical foliage, Ziggurats, crystals, solar motifs and water sprouts. Aptitude chooses Elite to narrate the “Déco” woman.

story to tell

Femininity expands, assumes elongated agile, and athletic forms, smooth enough to shine, feather light.
The déco woman comes from long back. She has wild styles from old Africa, and expands her beauty evoking Aztec art and Egyptian depiction. She blends with nature, with flowing water, and the foliage.
They seem to issue forth from the scenic imagination and the almost unreal costumes made by Léon Bakst for Diaghilev’s Russian ballets. They are crystalline forms born from sunrays; the arms and the long legs seem like pinnacles or decorations on same style palaces. Aptitude has chosen nature to describe them; nature with its illogical confusion that has the logic of being, the  Beauty of the body, a lock of hair, bare breasts, eyes looking up into the sky.
Déco is a long series of notes that seem to accompany the models of Aptitude to the tune of jazz.
Suddenly you discover that your muse is a simple figure, assumes life all on her own and evolves naturally like in photosynthesis, assuming the figure of a flower or the long leaves of a wild plant.
The curves become vast, the arms and legs stretch out, seeking life. Paris, New York, Rome, Los Angeles, she is a citizen of the world, she immerging with her style almost melting in, hiding herself and disappearing in the bigger picture. But Aptitude is there, and I’m here to capture the moment, the instant that leads my woman to become Jazz…

Written by Maurizio Catalani