By Lauren Bell
Photography by David Colwell

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Notorious Beauty

An exercise in good (bad) taste.

baltimore magazine presents “NOTORIOUS BEAUTY” styling by Lauren Bell Photography by David Colwell styling assistance by GABRIELLA SOUZA AND MARY MAREK HAIR AND MAKEUP by EMILY BOULIN Photography assistance by Aaron Keeney Divine impersonator JoAnna Blue Model Snow(For Q Management) Shot on location at Brown’s Motel

Believe it or not, it’s been 45 years since John Waters’ Pink Flamingos entertained— and sickened—us with a story of the filthiest person alive. We pay homage to the film with a mix of vintage patterns, contemporary trends, and our very own Divine.

Sheing-hi dress ($65) at Charlotte Elliott.
Vintage gold clutch ($22) at Hunting Ground.
Bernardo Hayden heel ($215) at Sassanova.

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Lovers + Friends striped tie front top ($78) at South Moon Under.
Diane Von Furstenburg leather jacket ($898) at L’Apparenza.
English Factory striped wide leg pants ($82) at South Moon Under.
All Black Sibbie heel ($160) at Ma Petite.

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Lovers + Friends striped tie front top ($78) at South Moon Under.
Diane Von Furstenburg leather jacket ($898) at L’Apparenza.
English Factory striped wide leg pants ($82) at South Moon Under.
All Black Sibbie heel ($160) at Ma Petite.

Alice and Olivia beaded top ($330) at L’Apparenza.
Schumacher Desire paper bag skirt ($530) at Ruth Shaw.
Aquazzura leopard heels ($925) at Ruth Shaw.
Leopard Choker ($10) at South Moon Under.
Bracelets ($36/each) at Sassanova.

Carven metallic sweater ($390) at Ruth Shaw.
Carven lace skirt ($450) at Ruth Shaw.
Fur stole, stylist’s own, shop similar styles at Milk & Ice Vintage.

Carven metallic sweater ($390) at Ruth Shaw.
Carven lace skirt ($450) at Ruth Shaw.
Fur stole, stylist’s own, shop similar styles at Milk & Ice Vintage.

Vintage bird shirt ($16) at Hunting Ground.
Vintage western jeans ($24) at Bottle of Bread.
Marc Jacobs antiqued small box bag ($1,295) at Handbags in the City.
Loeffler Randall Winnie flat ($295) at Sassanova.
Tassel earrings ($36) at Sassanova.
Antique crib ($95) at Charlotte Elliott.

Rose embroidery dress ($180) at Go-Gos.
Kate Spade Be Mine typewriter satchel ($548) at Handbags in the City.
Leopard choker ($10) at South Moon Under.

Rose embroidery dress ($180) at Go-Gos.
Kate Spade Be Mine typewriter satchel ($548) at Handbags in the City.
Leopard choker ($10) at South Moon Under.

Evil Twin shimmer slip dress ($82) at Hunting Ground.
White fox fur coat ($195) at Charlotte Elliott.
Jeffrey Campbell Elecia boot ($195) at Ma Petite Shoe.
Barbell choker ($18) at Hunting Ground.
Quay sunglasses ($50) at Brightside Boutique.
Midcentury modern plastic shell chair ($65) at Wishbone Reserve.
Divine’s dress by Mary Bova.

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