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20 PALE BLUE DOT by Martina Hoogland Ivanow
36 FLAILING, FAILING, FALLING Dancer and choreographer, Emma Portner, creates poignantly honest spaces for people to access themselves through dance. Her she talks about finding community,
creativity and communion. Photography by Devon Corman. Styling by Leith Clark and
Emma Portner. Interview by Stephanie LaCava
52 THE HOPE & THE REGENERATION
& THE ECSTASY
A filmmaker, who also acts in her own films, Isabel Sandoval holds a certain composure that fills a screen with such resolute softness that the sheer existence of the two in communion together is quite a marvel to take in. Photography by Karen Collins. Interview by Fariha Róisín
60 IT’S ALRIGHT MAMA Photography by Olivia Lifungula Styling by Ashlee Barrett-Bourmier
84 IN LOVE AND IN FURY Leila Sadeghee, a dynamic healer with a generous intellect and benevolent candour, spoke to poet Katie Ebbitt about legacy, grieving, and the comfort found in community. Photography by Sandra Freij. Styling by Tilly Wheating
Interview by Katie Ebbitt
100 THE ECHOING GREEN Photography by Lynette Garland
Styling by Cathy Kasterine
FA L L I N G
I L I N G
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F L A
116 OUR STEPS WILL ALWAYS RHYME There is no determined model for making a family.
Photography by Sam Copeland Styling by Ashlee Barrett-Bourmier
132 CITY OF EXILES Olivia Laing is one of those rare writers who exists in the in-between of spaces, who pens so accurately the absurdity of the human condition. Here, she talks about critical compassion and the mercurial nature of life and death.
Interview by Fariha Róisín
138 VALLEY OF THE DARK CASTLES
Photography by Liz Collins
Styling by Leith Clark
150 NOON DAY DREAMS Photography by Brian Daly Styling by Rachel Bakewell
160 AND THE SKY WAS MADE OF AMETHYST There’s a lot that people don’t lead with when they talk about Courtney Love. An American iconoclast, Love inhabits an old-world Hollywood charm, but with a counterculture edge; always pulling towards the darkness,
the rage, the challenge. Photography by Laura Bailey. Styling by Leith Clark
Interview by Stephanie LaCava
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188 WINTER’S GOING AND THE
LEAVES TURN GREEN When Simone Rocha launched in 2010, a renaissance of the kind of beauty we had been dreaming of all our lives, began.
Photography by Bex Day. Styling by Leith Clark
Interview by Greta Bellamacina
202 SISTER SHAPE Photography by Mafalda Silva
Styling by Cassie Walker
210 DREAM WORK
With the need for sustainable, low-impact consumption now undeniable, Bay Garnett talks with Violet about whether the fashion industry has caught up with their vision. Photography by Conor Bond. Interview by Olivia Gagan
216 PAVILION OF HEAVEN Photography by Clara Giaminardi
Beauty by Georgina Graham
Styling by Harriet Elton
224 THE FOURTH CHILD
by Jessica Winter
232 GIRLS by Justine Kurland
242 ALL IS CLEAR IN MY HEART
Photography by Carissa Gallo Styling by Leith Clark and Soko
254 A VIOLET EULOGY
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