"real" is simply electric signals interpreted by your brain
I bought the new issue of POP Magazine specifically because while flipping through it at Quimby's, I noticed this hauntingly beautiful spread (and not just because my friend is in it, haha). Jacquelyn Jablonski is in tough, tailored pieces in a black and blue palette while seemingly stranded in a post-apocalyptic desert. Obviously all of these things are highly appealing to me. The styling itself is a little dystopian with its found-in-a-bomb-shelter modesty and unfinished hems that suggest that perhaps the garments and world have seen better days. The setting reminds me a lot of the scene in The Matrix where Morpheus explains to Neo how the surface exists in its current state - a devastated world devoid of color and beauty with a desperately scorched sky.
I'm especially intrigued by the styling in the second-right image; the sheer turtleneck with the bra over it. This feels so painfully obvious to me now, as I look at it, and I wonder why I haven't thought to do something like this before. Fashion editorials are at their best when they can inspire the viewer to capture the pictured beauty with their own wardrobe.