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Notes on heartbreak with Alexandra Agoston

JADE SWIM bikini briefs.

“Real love feels like your own planet.” This issue’s muse grew up on Sydney’s beaches and now calls an old artist loft in NY’s SoHo home. She’s a runway favourite to Gaultier and Comme des Garçons, and since being scouted in Paris at age 14 she’s posed for the likes of  Steven Klein and Inez and Vinoodh.

A self-proclaimed lover, Alexandra Agoston tells us she’ll tear up at Nick Cave then dance it off to Talking Heads. In her eyes, modern romance is “too commercialised”, so for an issue centred on the heart it was her partner, photographer Chris Colls, who captured her as only a lover could: raw, real, unguarded. Heartbreaker, you got the best of me.

PRADA suit.
CHRISTIAN DIOR hat.

“Love has taught me to see beauty and strength in vulnerability.”

What’s the first thing we should know about you? I can’t lie. My nickname is … AA. My star sign is … Cancer. It suits me because … I’m a lover. My friends would describe me as … Happy. Heartbreak is … Personal. When it came to love, I used to think … That I wanted to feel complete total love and nothing in between. But now I know … That I found it.

SAINT LAURENT bodysuit.
CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC harness; SOLID & STRIPED bikini briefs.

“My greatest passion is creating.”

My favourite song to dance it off to is … Anything Talking Heads. It’s better to have … Strength / point of view. Than never to … Be heard. Ex lovers are … Ex lovers. Not many people know that … I draw and paint. Healing is … Very important. Listen to your body. The upside of a broken heart is … Open to fall in love again.

Stylist’s own TOM FORD shirt.

“I always trust my instincts, my heart.”

PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Colls @ Serlin Associates
FASHION Sarajane Hoare
MODEL Alexandra Agoston @ IMG
HAIR Ward Stegerhoek @ The Wall Group
MAKEUP Frank B. @ The Wall Group
PRODUCER Carly Louison
DIGITAL OPERATOR Jeanine Robinson @ Serlin Associates
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT Daniil Zaikin @ Serlin Associates
STYLIST’S ASSISTANT Taryn Bensky

SEE THE FULL SHOOT INSIDE THE HEARTBREAK ISSUE.