The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is don’t be weird.
Originally appeared in The Wise Up Issue, Winter 2012.
“Never get in the way of your own happiness; the good thing about a bad situation is what you learn; don’t be embarrassed as people are generally too self involved to remember your mistakes.” Kendra Spears, 24.
Photography: Greg Kadel
Styling: Havana Laffite
Hair: Ward Stegerhoek at Bryan Bantry using Living Proof
Make-up: Alice Lane at Jed Root Inc
Manicurist: Alicia Torello at The Wall Group using Dr. Hauschka
Prop stylingL Lou Asaro
Photography assistance: Brooke Coffey, Sam Crawford
Styling assistance: Beatriz Maues, Cecilia Byrne
Digital technician: Ryan Due at Capture This!
Production: Jonathan Zakus
Model: Kendra Spears at Next Models
From left. Look one: Kendra wears dress Limi Feu. Dress Miu Miu. Hat Ward Stegerhoek. Boots Rick Owens. Look two: Dress, hood and gloves Rick Owens. Collar The National Theatre Costume Department. Look three: Dress Yves Saint Laurent by Stefano Pilati. Look four: Dress boots and gloves Givenchy. Look five: Jacket and skirt Comme des Garçons.