Jamie Bochert

From her to eternity. Jamie Bochert makes music because it is transportive, the way to a private universe.

Left: VETEMENTS coat and jumper; ERES briefs; customised FALKE stockings and socks; talent’s own ring.
Right: CÉLINE dress; vintage MANOLO BLAHNIK shoes from Albright Fashion Library; MARIA LA ROSA socks; WWAKE necklaces; VENICE JEWELLERY rings.

Tall, lithe, with that jet-black hair cut just so to frame those big brown eyes, Bochert’s spell is cast in an instant. A New Jersey native, she was discovered in 2002 and in a few months made her first overseas trip to Paris Fashion Week, debuting for Ann Demeulemeester. Yet, despite her sudden propulsion into the public eye, Bochert always managed to retain a degree of distance.

“I first started playing music at the age of 10 … My neighbour and best friend had a piano, and I would always go to her house and play. I remember never wanting to go home.”

Left: MIU MIU coat; MAISON CLOSE briefs; FALKE stockings and socks.
Right: ELLERY coat; ERES briefs; stylist’s own stockings.

Nowadays, you’ll find Bochert writing, singing and recording songs on a handheld tape recorder in her Brooklyn apartment. The recent culmination of her work is an EP, recorded under her stage name, Francis Wolf.

“I liked that [music] made me feel like I did not need anything else in the world and that and I could get lost in it.”

FALKE socks.

When performing, she plays chords that sound as though they should not work, but do, while her lo-fi vocals, soft and throaty, intersect with the sound of an electric guitar.

“Anything from Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Lou Reed or David Bowie … My greatest influences are artists who are not afraid to be different.”

Left: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN dress; stylist’s own necklace; VENICE JEWELLERY necklace and rings; JILL PLATNER bracelet.
Right: Robe from The 9th St Haberdashery; RE/DONE jeans; FALKE socks;
WOUTERS & HENDRIX necklace; JILL PLATNER necklace.

Left: CALVIN KLEIN collection jumper; NEGATIVE briefs;
JILL PLATNER necklace.
Right: GIVENCHY BY RICCARDO TISCI vest; shirt from The 9th St Haberdashery;
FALKE socks; JILL PLATNER necklace; WWAKE necklace; VENICE JEWELLERY necklace and ring.

PHOTOGRAPHY Drew Jarrett @ Society MGMT
TALENT Jamie Bochert @ The Lions
FASHION Bridie Gilbert
HAIR Cecilia Romero @ The Wall Group using René Furterer
MAKE UP Sil Bruinsma @ Streeters using Chanel
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANTS Jason Geering and Ricardo Fernandes
STYLIST’S ASSISTANTS Olivia Kozlowski, Raymond Gee and Jennifer Riviera

Photographed at Sunset Studios.