Fun fact: We are huge Horror film fans. When the idea for a scary movie themed photo shoot started percolating in our minds we knew just the partner in crime -- friend and fellow Horror film devotee, Daphne Gardner, co-host of the Ladies Horror Night podcast.
So what would a Chess & the Sphinx x Daphne slasher look like? In a genre where women are so often portrayed one dimensionally as the victim, we wanted to create a story where women were the exclusive subject - both the deviant antihero and the martyr. Visually inspired by Jawbreaker, we envisioned a tongue-in-cheek femme fatale of the Y2K era as our villain and protagonist. A picture began to solidify of Patrick Bateman as a teen girl -- a psychopath with a taste for butterfly clips and an ear for Destiny's Child. A suburban Prom-Queen-contender with a fashion sense as candy-colored and girly as her heart is craven and cruel.
And now, without further ado, Chess & the Sphinx presents....