On a mild October morning I stepped hungry into a trailer on Elizabeth Street, near New York's Chinatown. It was warm enough that I could stand outside in the dappled morning sunlight while I waited for the crew to set up the catered breakfast—I’d been up since dawn, commuting down from my Rockland County home, and the fruits and cereal being spread out on a sliver of counter in the motor home looked inviting. That day I was shooting my first ever story for Elle, a mainstream American fashion magazine that I grew up with a subscription to. Having received it each month in my mail box on my street in my world in Rockland County, and coveted the diversion its pages offered, it was surreal and delightful to be creating the pages, embodying the visions, of this magazine myself. Photography by the great David Bellemere, Styling by Samira Nasr, Hair by Brian Buenaventura, Makeup by Serge Hodonou, Art direction by Charlotte Deffe. Thank you so so so much to all!