LAS DESPERADAS

the desert turns chastity
into vigilante

 

 

photography by MEG WEBSTER
director DALE JOHNSON
cinematography by IAN CONGDON
styling by ATHANASIA NICHOLS
hair & make up by DALE JOHNSON
stylist assistant EDITH RAW
video assistant DILLON SCHEPS
video editor BENJAMIN OLIVER
model AJ at TWO MANAGEMENT
models KENDALL HARRIS at NOUS MODEL MANAGEMENT

special thanks to CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS,
BODIE STATE HISTORIC PARK

MUGLER jacket
JW ANDERSON
dress
TOV HOLY
blouse
PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI
skirt
vintage cross
GIOVANNI ROSSI
boots
WING & WEFT gloves
vintage hat
HAIDER ACKERMANN
jacket
PRADA
blouse
vintage pocket watch
HOGAN MCLAUGHLIN
dress PEOPLE’S REVOLUTION
NEIL J. RODGERS
bootie
LANVIN
skirt
UNCUFFED
arm cuff PEOPLE’S REVOLUTION

left:
MUGLER jacket
JW ANDERSON dress
TOV HOLY blouse
PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI skirt
vintage cross
GIOVANNI ROSSI boots
WING & WEFT gloves
vintage hat
right:
TOV HOLY blouse
PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI skirt
GIOVANNI ROSSI boot

left:
VALENTINO shrug
vintage vest
TOM FORD belt
WING & WEFT gloves
vintage cameo
STUART WEITZMAN bootie
TAMUNA INGOROKVA dress
right:
MARIA LUCIA HOHAN dress
FIRST STREET LEATHER jacket
BELLE FARE stole FIRST STREET LEATHER
MUGLER
corset
RAG & BONE
boots
vintage belt

left:
TOM FORD dress
YSL bootie
vintage ring
right:
MUGLER trouser
LANVIN collar
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN belt
vintage
cameo
YSL boot

left:
YSL fedora
LANVIN harness
KARINA FIENN bustier
MOSCHINO hot pants
vintage hoop skirt
DKNY tights
right:
MIMI PROBER corset PEOPLE’S REVOLUTION
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN belt
FIRST STREET LEATHER cross
JASON WU skirt

left:
FENTY pants
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN harness
WING & WEFT gloves
CHLOE bootie
right:
MUGLER top
FIRST STREET LEATHER hat
MIMI PROBER skirt PEOPLE’S REVOLUTION
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE gloves
YSL boot
vintage pouch with horn
DKNY tights

left:
MUGLER top
BAILEY hat FIRST STREET LEATHER
MIMI PROBER skirt PEOPLE’S REVOLUTION
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE gloves
vintage pouch with horn
right:
UNRAVEL pants
ALAIA belt
CHLOE boot
WING & WEFT gloves
TOM FORD dress
LANVIN collar
GARETH PUGH belt
SERGIO ROSSI boots

***
You won’t find a hiding place in the desert.
Heartless things you’ve done will be laid plain.
Swirling dust storm judgments.
Ghost town reckonings.
The desert makes its own laws.
Cactus flowers bloom
Out of ruthless stone.  

Sun stares back cruel in a forgiving sky.
Tired grasses scream of change coming.
The desert keeps track.
Holds you responsible.
Starts a blaze with a magnifying glass.
Driving ash from dry rot.
All that is said about necessity.
Turns chastity into vigilante.
***
poem by EDITH RAW