People

Cat McNeil

She’s got a look like no one else, a renegade from another realm; our cover girl twice over. In the beginning she told us about her first kiss (it was “at school, a game of truth or dare”) and how she wished people would call her Katie with a K. These days, she’s a Lagerfeld favourite who calls Testino a colleague. All angular features and a fire-meets-ice stare – with a thing for ink, Stephen King and skydiving, it’s that fearless streak we love the best.

CÉLINE coat.
CÉLINE coat.
MAX MARA coat.
MAX MARA coat.

 I feel most womanly when … I swim in the ocean. First impressions are … Not everything. I was spotted at … The age of 13 in Australia. Growing up I used to think … I knew everything. But now I know … A little more than I used to. Women are … Beautiful, emotional creatures. I always wanted to … Skydive.

CÉLINE dress.
CÉLINE dress.

“When I was little I wanted to be all sorts of things, from a vet to a forensic pathologist.”

MULGER jacket and skirt.
MULGER jacket and skirt.
THEYSKENS' THEORY coat; HAIDER ACKERMANN pants.
THEYSKENS' THEORY coat; HAIDER ACKERMANN pants.
CARVEN coat.
CARVEN coat.

“If I had my time over, I would do a few things differently, but for the most part I’m happy with the way I’ve lived.”

STELLA MCCARTNEY coat.
STELLA MCCARTNEY coat.
ROCHAS coat.
ROCHAS coat.

My girlfriends think … I’m crazy. My style influences are … A little bit of everything and everyone. My style really depends on my mood. I would tell my younger self … Life isn’t easy. The last book I read wasCarrie by Stephen King. The last movie I watched was… Friday the 13th. I’m looking forward to … Turning 30. My wardrobe consists of… Black, black, and more black.

PHOTOGRAPHY Santiago & Mauricio Sierra @ Cadence NY
FASHION Gillian Wilkins
MODEL Catherine McNeil @ The Society Management NYC
HAIR Ward Stegerhoek @ Bryan Bantry for Living Proof Hair Care
MAKEUP Nikki Mnray @ArtList New York using Make Up For Ever
MANICURIST Dawn Sterling @ Melbourne Artists Management
SET DESIGNER Lizzie Lang
PRODUCERS Neil Cooper & Mark Day @ Cadence NY and Cesar Leon @ Sansierra Studio
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANTS Evan Browning, Daniel Jaramillo and Alessandro Zoppis
STYLIST’S ASSISTANT Ashlee Hill
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Sylvia M. Zakhary
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Ana Guillenea
DIGITAL TECHNICIANS Antonella Scarano and Ryan Shanley
RETOUCHING Blank Digital
SHOT AT Dune Studios NYC