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Photography: LaQuann Dawson Name: M.L. Thompson Age: 24 Occupation: Poet, Editor, and Graduate Student at The New School Neighborhood: Bushwick M.L. Thompson’s Instagram handle is @dreamyuncle, and that is a pretty accurate description of his style. “I sort of have an old man aesthetic,” M.L. told me as we sat across the coffee table at our photographer’s (and M.L’s boyfriend’s), apartment and studio. Look at his outfits and you can see for yourself: M.L. artfully mixes old man essentials...
PHOTOGRAPHY: DP Jolly MAKEUP: Tahira NAME: Shelly Samuel AKA Shoegal4ever AGE: 41 NEIGHBORHOOD: Kensington, Brooklyn There is something to be said about the power of playing dress up in your parent’s closet. For Kensington resident, Shelly Samuel, that power came in the form of a pair of red strap sandals her mother owned. “They were so pretty and sophisticated,” Shelly recalls while showing me the first two looks of our shoot. “I felt as though they were speaking to me.” Her mother...

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