"The Most Beautiful Women in the World Wear Azzedine Alaia." RIP to an absolute master, a legendary lover of women, a champion for brown women in fashion, and creator of pure beauty. He is already so missed. @azzedinealaiaofficial
Sander Lak, Creative Director, Sies Marjan.
My first memory of New York must have been from movies; I remember seeing Taxi Driver as a kid and Luc Besson's Leon and a lot of Woody Allen movies. I think that's where the visuals of NY came in.
The Queen @palomija
Paloma Elsesser, Model.
"What has kept New York, New York for me is the work ethic and the level of independence. I grew up in LA where it’s fiercely different. New York is the first city I went to where your job and how you maintain your professional life is kind of like your prize, versus in LA it was always about your parents or how you looked. What’s cool about New York is that people really prioritize work here and there’s a lot of strength in that. It can be distracting and it's obviously hard because it's a lot of comparison but-- and I’m trying to dance around saying ‘hustle’ because that’s really corny-- I think the work ethic and the drive to be here is what has kept it NY. It’s such a phenomenal city that people come all the way around the world to live in so in order to be here, for reasons of finance or whatever it may be, you have to work really, really hard."
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Richie Shazam, Model
As a native New Yorker, this city is all I know and it's essentially everything about me. We are literally a dying breed. There is a magical/diabolical allure of the constant change, disfunction, and chaos of this city. It has transformed right before my eyes leaving a transitory, impermanent feeling that radiates in my soul. NYC is my DNA—it's what makes me who I am today. The strength and vitality that beats within me is because of this astronomically powerful city. The frequency of the streets always leaves me in awe of the human condition—you can get mugged, stabbed, receive a hug, get cat-called, exchange words with a angry psycho, receive a free ice cream cone from a Mister Softee truck, run into a friend in a bodega you haven't seen in ages though you feel like you know everything about their lives because of social media, and lastly exchange glances with your future baby daddy all in a hour on a casual afternoon stroll. The colorful characters that strut down the city's streets, they inspire and challenge every notion of what identity is. NYC is a live case study of authenticity and what it means to truly be free to express yourself and by being free, I mean in every sense of the word. I miss the sex shops on Sixth Avenue.
Happy Birthday to the best twin sister in town. What can I say, kid, you've got that special spark. It could be from the time you electrocuted yourself by putting my diary key in a wall outlet but I think it's probably more to do with your kind, sincere, sweet, supportive, badass, and brilliant soul. Thanks for teaching me all the lessons worth learning in life. Wouldn't spend the next 26 years with anyone else. I love you, Christon! @donormaal
Not pictured: me swooning.
LeBron & Savannah James at home, Vogue, September 2017.
Photographer: Norman Jean Roy
Editor: Your Girl
Talent: Jill Demling
Hair: Nikki Nelms
Makeup: Courtney Perkins #vogue125#theakronhammer#kingjames