"You know, when I was younger there were certain designers who hadn’t used models of color in their shows, and Christy and Linda said to them, ‘If you don’t take Naomi, then you don’t get us.’ My friends and comrades stuck up for me—and that doesn’t happen in fashion. I will never forget that. I don’t forget what people do. No matter how many years go by, I always remember."
Zhenya Katava backstage at Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2015.
I swear if any of you guys actually did this I would love you forever. If you send me your number on anon I’ll message you like rn.
Daphne Groeneveld & Adriana Lima photographed by Inez & Vinoodh for Miu Miu F/W 2013
"I’m interested in the way in which the past affects the present and I think that if we understand a good deal more about history, we automatically understand a great more about contemporary life."
Poetry inspired by New York City’s subways:
There is a man
his chest muscles
in repeated jolts
for the entire journey.
I guess it’s an effective workout,
because his pectorals are enormous.
Maybe I’ll try it.
Photograph by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty
Agalinis Acuta, Phantom Flower
Nicola Twilley on experiencing the scent of an endangered flower that blooms for only a few hours, just after dawn, on one day every year:
“Bursts of flavor combined with short inhales of the scent to make the experience even more ephemeral than I had anticipated. It was there for a tiny, magical second, and then it was gone before I could really appreciate it—not unlike the flower it came from.”
Photograph courtesy Miriam Simun
"She is shy and witty, she is nobody’s fool, she is a brilliant actress, she is beautiful beyond the dreams of pornography, she can be arrogant and willful, she is clement and loving, Dulcis Imperatrix, she is Sunday’s child, she can tolerate my impossibilities and my drunkenness, she is an ache in the stomach when I am away from her, and she loves me!”