WHO RUN THE (ART) WORLD?
PHOTOS BY BROOKE GARDINER
STYLING BY ANGEL JHANG
MAKEUP BY ALANA WRIGHT
INTERVIEWS BY MADELINE MACARTNEY
I've just started a sort of film boot camp for myself. I am completely self taught so, I'm creating a series of films that I write, film, and produce in about two weeks time. This is helping me hone my skills and open up as a director and actor. It’s been kind of wild so far but my first film of the series, Bite, is now up on Vimeo.
My other most constant on-going project is my hair. I have been told so many times that my hair is outrageous, unkempt, and unprofessional. I took that so much to heart that for so long I would only wear my hair in traditionally acceptable hairstyles. Then I began to think about the way my mother would lovingly fix my hair in puff balls and barrettes in between our bi-weekly hair salon trips. I treasure that experience so much so I've decided to recreate that for myself as often as I can. Since I began this new relationship with my hair I have never felt more beautiful or sexy. I feel like I am finally fully coming into myself because I'm no longer scared of touching my own hair and somehow ruining it. It's a wonderful feeling.
What inspires you? And why?
I am inspired by any and everything I encounter. Right now though I have to shout out Edward Enninful for creating the culture. I am so so proud of him and the new era of British Vogue.