Like all of us benighted moderns, she understands that the central question is always whether to conceal or to reveal. To be seen, or to withdraw. She knows that to conceal is to intrigue. She understands, as did Anne-Marie Beretta before her, that sometimes more is more. That to choose not to reveal – to wear collars up, high necklines, outlandish masks – is to pique curiosity.
FEATURED IMAGE blazer, shirt & trousers ANEST COLLECTIVE, gloves RHANDERS
coat EUDON CHOI, blazer MILÓ MARIA, shirt JOSEPH, hat LOCK & CO HATTERS, gloves RHANDERS
blazer and skirt SPORTMAX, boots CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, hat LOCK & CO HATTERS , choker STYLIST’S OWN
To walk a straight line between the terror of hermetic anonymity and the horror of total exposure.
Equally, though, she understands that to declare yourself unambiguously in the manner of Serge Lutens – leather, fishnet, beret, glasses – is to actively court, even demand attention. Might that, she speculates, be the only way to blend in these days?
She knows that in this age of self-surveillance – this era of being both spy and spied upon – our abiding goal is always to defy the odds somehow, to walk a straight line between the terror of hermetic anonymity and the horror of total exposure.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then
I contradict myself,
coat EUDON CHOI, blazer and trousers MILÓ MARIA, shirt JOSEPH, hat LOCK & CO HATTERS, gloves RHANDERS
(…) I am large, I contain
Song of Myself, 1855
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OPPOSITE blazer and trousers BY MALENE BIRGER, shirt JOSEPH, hat STEPHEN JONES MILLINERY,
sunglasses BONNIE CLYDE
coat MARGOT92, blazer and trousers ALBERTA FERRETTI, shirt DIOR
Idly, she wonders if the solution might be to take on different personas – to be someone new every time the camera is pointed at you. Give free rein to both your masculine and feminine energies, the camp and the vamp. Declare yourself to the world, but at one remove. Play the parts of yourself as a celebration of the multitudes inside of you, but also a mask.
Declare yourself to the world, but at one remove.
blazer and trousers THE DECK, shirt JOSEPH, shoes MALONE SOULIERS, sunglasses GIGI STUDIOS
OPPOSITE IMAGE jacket PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI, beret STEPHEN JONES MILLINERY
photography SHINI PARK
art direction CAMILO GONZÁLEZ
styling MARIAN NACHMIA
hair & makeup KATE TIGHE
fashion assistance NATALIE GALAGAN
production NATALIA KOWALCZUK via CUBE COLLECTIVE
retouch ALE JIMENEZ
Such a beautifully written story. Fashion, styling, hair and makeup a work of art.