Everything that happened, happened before: Part 02

  • Photography and Video  Mara Palena
  • Styling and Creative Direction  Patricia Villirillo
  • Words and Poetry  Max Wallis
I believe that the majority of what we think and feel goes unspoken. All of us have thought of the moment when a relationship might veer off the well-thrashed track, and into the unknown. In fact, a lot of individuals in marriages apparently fantasize about the idea of their partners dying. Why? Because they want to be alone for a bit – the very act of being in love, being in a relationship, of giving 50% of yourself up to someone else, can be stifling. But it’s also the most rewarding feeling. My poems here look at the assemblage remains of relationships. Of what you remember, of strangers, of the secrets we keep. And it’s about that tiny moment, that intimate moment when everything hangs waiting.

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Pauline wears printed top from Rokit, asymmetric knit jumper by Junya Watanabe from Vintage Clothing Paris, flared trousers by Acne Studios, sunglasses from THE GENERAL EYEWEAR, and pendant and chain necklaces and banded ring by SLIM BARRETT
Pauline wears top by HELMUT LANG from Vintage Clothing Paris, printed jumper by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, tuxedo blazer by Brooks Brothers, ski trousers by Yearone-, mid heel slingbacks by Salvatore Ferragamo from Rokit, pendant necklace, short chain necklace and rings by SLIM BARRETT, and bangle from Pebble London

Pauline wears shirt by MAGLIANO, embroidered waistcoat by Acne Studios, single breasted jacket and wide leg trousers by PORTS 1961, chain necklace by SLIM BARRETT, and stone belt from Search & Destroy

Pauline wears embellished top from Vintage Clothing Paris, oversize jeans by KOCHÉ, boots by ADIEU, cord necklace by JI CHOI, round snake chain necklace and bracelet by SLIM BARRETT, and flat snake bracelet from Pebble London

Pauline wear shirt by HELMUT LANG from Vintage Clothing Paris, asymmetric overcoat by Yohji Yamamoto, jeans by Levi’s, pendant and chain necklaces by SLIM BARRETT, printed underwear by ELLISS and belt by MAGLIANO

This feature first appeared in The Do or Die Issue

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