“Strange Harmony” is an editorial inspired by the 1950s - a time of traditional gender roles, but also a decade of change, as discontent with the status quo emerged. Similar to today, women are trying to live lives that don’t always reflect the political climate, specifically ideas of domesticity. Outside of these social constraints, is the black woman, who, during the 1950s, was rarely shown in popular culture. This editorial plays on the ideas of the American Dream - the postwar ideal, that the black woman continues to ignore. Featuring Fredia Lucas and Jena Pruitt - the duo behind “It’s a Look” podcast - you can see their similarities in movement and poise, but unique individuals at their core. Ones whom cannot be labeled.
Styling and photography by Paige Ricks