Heiresses

Heiresses

The Blutstein twins explore an uninhabited castle producing an allure of mystery, wonder, and inheritance.

The Blutstein twins explore an uninhabited castle producing an allure of mystery, wonder, and inheritance.

Photography: Christian Cody

Text: Chloe Laguette

Christian Cody shot the editorial in 35mm film and directed the film (shot by Brandon Polack) in at the Historic Westview Cemetery castle in Atlanta, featuring twins Reese and Molly Blutstein on the grounds of the Battle of Ezra Church from the Civil War.

Conveying a narrative in which two sisters discover the castle, Cody has shaped a journey where these two identical souls soon become infatuated with the eerie and majestic character of the building. They become heiresses to this inhabited, empty estate that seemingly exists for only them. "It was a perfect place to play on our themes of mystery, wonder, and love as the girls who visit this uninhabited castle take on their curious fantasies as heiresses to the expansive estate for the time being," he said. They played on the twins' doll-like appeal, which paired perfectly with their self-styled looks featuring Calvin Klein, Helmut Lang, Tibi, Saks Pots, Maison Cleo and more.

The editorial's accompanying film features the song "Homecoming" by Atlanta native musician and producer, Jaixx, who's hollow and haunting echoes chills the visuals with a tone of suspension. "I heard her music before shooting and knew that it would pair well with the story. My goal was to evoke the feeling of togetherness through sisterhood, yet with a suspenseful solitude as the girls take the day to themselves here, in a castle that was once owned, but exists for them at the moment," said Cody.

Watch the film here.

Credits: Photography: Christian Cody Director: Christian Cody Director of Photography: Brandon Polack Editor: Brandon Polack Talent: Reese and Molly Blutstein (self-styled) Clothing: Calvin Klein(shoes), Helmut Lang(shoes), Tibi (Molly’s white dress), Saks Pots (tights) Maison Cleo (Reese’s white top) rest is vintage.

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