While I don’t usually like to post editorials I haven’t had a hand in making (there are more than enough blogs out there run by much better curators than myself) I want to share one of my all-time favorite shoots of the past five years. ‘Scene on the Steet’ originally ran in W Magazine the summer before my senior year of high school.
I was coming back to North Carolina after having spent my first summer living alone in New York City, and naturally I thought I was, simply put, the shit. In my mind I was Daphne Groeneveld and Lindsey Wixon. I was meant to be strolling up fifth Avenue in Prada and occupying Lower East Side street corners in Marni mini dresses. It must have been some kind of awful mistake that I had landed back in the doldrums of Raleigh!
Thankfully I’ve made my way back to living (permanently!) in the city, but I still look at these images for inspiration. Edward Enninful, the mastermind behind the project, struck a key balance between Gossip Girl – tell me that is not Blair and Serena in front of the Guggenheim?- and the grungier, downtown set. He artfully matched every trend of the season to its corresponding Manhattan neighborhood all with a distinct ‘girl about town’ feel to it.
Stylist: Edward Enninful
Photographer: Alasdair McLellan
Hair: Anthony Turner
Makeup: Aaron de Mey
Models: Lindsey Wixon, Daphne Groeneveld, Cole Mohr, Ollie Edwards, Simon Nessman & Yuri Pleskun