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CELINE, SEQUIN TURTLENECK, SHOP NOW. FLEUR DU MAL, MESH BODYSUIT, SHOP NOW. HEATHER HUEY, HAT, SHOP NOW. STUART WEITZMAN, LEOPARD KNEE- HIGH BOOTS, SHOP NOW

LAMEKA FOX

CREATIVE DIRECTION: DANÉ STOJANOVIC
PHOTOGRAPHY: DANIELLA MIDENGE
STYLIST: CAT POPE
FASHION ASSISTANT: HANNAH KATZ
HAIR: OWEN GOULD
MAKEUP: TOBI HENNEY
WORDS: EMILY ALGAR

Lameka Fox makes us want to be excessive. Outrageously, shockingly, wildly excessive. Thigh-high boots the colour of forbidden fruit? Yes. Sequined turtlenecks? Yes. Slick PVC? Yes. Chanel? Obviously! It’s not shocking, then, to learn that Fox earns a living by wearing and selling beautiful clothes for beautiful brands. The model has worked with some of the best during her few short years in the industry: Victoria’s Secret, Marc Jacobs, Brandon Maxwell and Dior among others. But how does the girl from a horse farm in Maryland go from rural to runway? On Instagram, says the social media cultural zeitgeist of the 2000s. Fox was discovered by her now-agency using the #WLYG hashtag (short for IMG’s @WeLoveYourGenes digital scouting campaign) on one of her own make-up-free photos. (Indeed fellow models Alannah Walton and Gizele Oliveira were actually noticed in the exact same way.) Within a few days, Fox was in New York City, signed and gearing up for what would be her runway debut mere months later: Marc Jacobs Resort. That was back in 2016, and it’s been a whirlwind ever since with Fox clocking laps around the globe for an onslaught of shoots, campaigns, runways and covers. Even in the midst of chaos, Fox is chilled out on set. She’s big on holding herself accountable for the energy she brings to a room, so diva antics aren’t her thing (even in a pair of high-octane boots as pants). With legs that go forever and a face that could launch a thousand ships, she’s a sight to behold. It’s easy to get a little melty around her, but there are photos to take. And she certainly can’t get into the PVC alone, can she? Serendipitously, this shoot actually coincided with the onset of fashion month, where models amp themselves up for long days and even longer nights (Fittings! Call times! Champagne!). But Fox has a plan to make it through fashion month – and life in general – unscathed: a hearty consumption of southern food at the close of every runway show she walks in. Hopefully, in the boots? And the latex? Either way, sounds like heaven to us.

CELINE, SEQUIN TURTLENECK, SHOP NOW. FLEUR DU MAL, MESH BODYSUIT, SHOP NOW. HEATHER HUEY, HAT, SHOP NOW. CHANEL, PEARL CHANDELIER EARRINGS, SHOP NOW

COACH, SHEARLING JACKET, SHOP NOW. BRALETTE, SHOP SIMILAR, BRIEFS, SHOP SIMILAR, KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE. STUART WEITZMAN, BLUSH PATENT LEATHER OTK BOOTS, SHOP SIMILAR

BLAZER, SHOP SIMILAR, TROUSERS, SHOP NOW, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN. JENNIFER FISHER, SILVER RING, SHOP SIMILAR

ALEXANDER WANG, TOP, SHOP SIMILAR. ALTUZARRA, LEATHER PANTS, SHOP NOW. STUART WEITZMAN, HEELS, SHOP SIMILAR

STUART WEITZMAN, RED PATENT LEATHER OTK BOOTS, SHOP NOW

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI X H&M, RED GOWN, SHOP SOON

COAT, SHOP NOW, TROUSERS, SHOP NOW, NECKLACE, SHOP SIMILAR, CHANEL

TOP, SHOP SIMILAR, SKIRT, SHOP NOW, FENDI. JENNIFER FISHER, GOLD HUGGIE EARRINGS, SHOP NOW. CUFF, SHOP SIMILAR, GOLD RINGS, SHOP NOW, GOLD DIAMOND BAND, SHOP NOW, POMELLATO

COACH, SHEARLING JACKET, SHOP NOW. BRALETTE, SHOP SIMILAR, BRIEFS, SHOP SIMILAR, KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE. STUART WEITZMAN, BLUSH PATENT LEATHER OTK BOOTS, SHOP SIMILAR

COACH, SHEARLING JACKET, SHOP NOW. BRALETTE, SHOP SIMILAR, BRIEFS, SHOP SIMILAR, KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE. STUART WEITZMAN, BLUSH PATENT LEATHER OTK BOOTS, SHOP SIMILAR

DION LEE, DRESS, SHOP SIMILAR. HEATHER HUEY, HEADBAND, SHOP NOW. STUART WEITZMAN, PATENT LEATHER BOOTIES, SHOP SIMILAR

DRESS, SHOP NOW, HAT, SHOP NOW, LOUIS VUITTON

DRESS, SHOP NOW, HAT, SHOP NOW, LOUIS VUITTON. STUART WEITZMAN, BOOTS, SHOP NOW

COAT, SHOP NOW, TROUSERS, SHOP NOW, HAIDER ACKERMANN. KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE, JERSEY BRALETTE, SHOP SIMILAR. JENNIFER FISHER, GOLD HUGGIE EARRINGS, SHOP NOW. PATENT LEATHER OTK BOOTS, SHOP NOW

COAT, SHOP NOW, TROUSERS, SHOP NOW, HAIDER ACKERMANN. KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE, JERSEY BRALETTE, SHOP SIMILAR. JENNIFER FISHER, GOLD HUGGIE EARRINGS, SHOP NOW. ANDY WOLF, SUNGLASSES, SHOP NOW. PATENT LEATHER OTK BOOTS, SHOP NOW