Tara Marino Sets Up a Rainbow for Elle
Elle enlisted Tara Marino to build a pair of sets for "She's a Rainbow," an editorial in the mag's October issue. "One had a plain wall, but in most of the images is a panel I tiled with two-by-two-foot squares," said the prop stylist. "I rounded the edges and painted them. Then, I switched out the floors – we had a linoleum tiles and I found it interesting to use an all-pink floor with one blue tile in it ... it made the furniture pop."
Marino explained: "I'm first sent wardrobe choices, and from there I determine what would look best with each outfit and go shopping." Many of the pieces – including the lace-metal lamp, accordion-like peacock chair, pylon chair, and white garment chair – came from Italian manufacturer Cappellini's Soho shop. A Tom Dixon bird chaise, the Meander Sculpture screen by Jacques Jarrige, and Sarah Fels's Fritz ottoman complemented the bold hues, wild patterns, and dynamic textures of the clothing.
Photographer: Catherine Servel
Stylist: Lori Goldstein
Hair: Orlando Pita for Orlo Salon
Makeup: Christian McCulloch for Dolce & Gabbana
Manicure: Gina Edwards at Kate Ryan for Chanel
Casting: Zan Ludlum
Model: Zen at IMG World