In Plain Words

In Plain Words

Photography by Mattias Björklund
Fashion by Espe De La Fuente


in_plain_words-1Necklace: Models own
Body: Murmur
Bra and knickers: Base Range
Shoes: Models own

Sofía, 22, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Two favourite designers: Marcelo Burlon and Hedi Slimane — Favourite pair of shoes: My black leather vintage boots — Two favourite books: ‘Seduction of the Minotaur’ and ‘Delta of Venus’ by Anais Nin — Last two cities visited: Romantic Paris and exciting NYC.


in_plain_words-3Bra: Base range

Isobella, 19, Nottingham/Nevs
Two favourite designers: Marques Almeida and KTZ — Favourite pair of shoes: My scruffy, dirty converse or a good old chunky shoe — Two favourite books: ‘The Hobbit’ by JRR Tolkien and ‘Scar Tissue’ by Anthony Kiedis — Last two cities visited: Berlin and London.


in_plain_words-4Bra: Pray
Trousers: Atea Oceanie
Trainers: Adidas

Grace, 17, Bromley, Kent
Two favourite designers: Alexander Wang and Burberry — Favourite pair of shoes: My beloved converse! — Two favourite books: ‘Fault in our stars’ (cliché!) and ‘The help’ — Last two cities visited: London and Guildford (to visit my grandparents, not too glamorous).


in_plain_words-5Top: Brown Splendid
Kinckers: Base Range

Cheyenne, 18, London (half Jamaican, half Mauritian)
Two favourite designers: Alexander wang & ashish — Favourite pair of shoes: my black Timberlands — Two favourite books: ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘The Secret’ — Last two cities visited: NYC & London.


in_plain_words-6Bra: Oysho
Striped bra: Base Range
Trousers: Raguel Allegra
Shoes: Carven
Necklace: Stylists own

Kim, 20, The Netherlands
Two favourite designers: Alexander Wang and Isabel Marant — Favourite pair of shoes: My Givenchy boots — Favourite books: ‘Millennium Trilogy’ by Stieg Larsson and ‘Haar naam was Sarah’ by Tatiana de Rosnay — Last two cities visited: Paris and London.


Fay, 16, Rainham, Essex,
Two favourite designers: Huishan Zhang and Marques Almeida — Favourite pair of shoes: Original converse. — Two favourite books: And I’m not a great reader, but my favourite films are ‘Fern Gully’ and ‘Step Brothers’ — Last two towns visited: Ashford and London.


in_plain_words-8Suit: Raquel Allegra

Robbie, 23, London 
Two favourite designers: Ashish and McQueen — Favourite pair of shoes: Reebok Classics and my DCs — Two favourite books: ‘Life of Pi’, and ‘The Beach’ — Last two cities visited: Kyoto, Japan 
and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


in_plain_words-9Top: Carven

Xannie, 18, Salisbury 
Two favourite designers: Dolce & Gabbana for the luxury and extravagance and Calvin Klein for the simplicity and coolness — Favourite pair of shoes: Trainers, probably my white Nike Air Force 1s, although they’re not very white anymore! — Two favourite books: ‘We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves’ by Karen Joy Fowler – I love a book with a good twist – and ‘Perfume’ by Patrick Suskind. It’s a bit dark but amaaaazing! — Last two cities visited: New York and Paris!! I’ve been to all of the fashion cities now. New York is iconic and feels like being in the centre of a huge film set, but London’s still my fave for the diversity it has.


in_plain_words-10 Bra: Oysho
Straped bra: Base Range
Body: Murmur
Skirt: American Apparel

Kiran, 19, Gravesend, Kent
Two favourite designers: Alexander McQueen and Balmain — Favourite pair of shoes: Vagabond ankle boots — Two favourite books: Any of the Harry Potter books, and the ‘Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini — Last two cities visited: London and Paris.


Top: Carven
Trousers: Sandro
Trainers: Nike

Bra: Pray
Trousers: Atea Oceanie
Sneakers: Adidas

Hair: Sarah Jo Palmer using Aveda
Make-up: Sofia Bermudez using Charlotte Tilbury
Models: Isobella and Robbie at Nevs, Fay at Elite, Xannie and Grace at Select, Sofia and Kim at Supa