Roads

05.15.2017

style by BETTINA BATI / photography by CHRISTOPHER COLLIE

story by LARA KONRAD

We didn’t care about departing or arriving; what we wanted most was to drive — that in-between state of being where everything else quiets down and our thoughts are no longer burdened with reason. Meanwhile, we continued leaving behind more cities and landscapes for new ones to come and new ones to be abandoned again. We watched every beginning and middle and end with our conscience soft and our minds nowhere else except elsewhere. There was value in everything, quiet and anonymous and mundane, and forgotten meanings somehow resurfaced here and there, patiently. And there was no reason to speak, as both of us sought relief in our silences, in all this sweet timeless isolation that gestured outside the familiar affair of loneliness. Perhaps it’s just a matter of time, mostly, that we lived so intensely, somehow unaware of history. And after a while, our bodies leisurely turned orange from the sky bidding us farewell. For a moment, it made us think about how we’re always leaving, and how even the sky becomes what it needs to become. And for a while after that, we wanted to keep on driving forever and say goodbye to all the beautiful things that right then continued to mean nothing and everything.

Girl looking off into the distance with car truck open. Photo of 70's style of model Emma Surmon.
Blue Silk Top by Kaelen, Plaid Cream Wool Dress by Ganni, Gold Metal Necklaces and Ring by 203 Jewelry

Photo of 70's style photography of model Emma Surmon. Color photo.

Red Silk Top by Lacausa, Black and White Crepe Pants by Kaelen, Vintage Silk Scarf by Christian Dior, Gold Metal Necklaces by 203 Jewelry


Photo of 70's style photography of model Emma Surmon. Black and White image

Maroon Cotton Top by A.P.C., Black Metallic Knit Scarf by Rosetta Getty, Blue Denim Jeans by Creatures of Comfort, Gold Metal Necklaces and Ring by 203 Jewelry, Tan Leather Boots by Tibi


70's style photography photo of model Emma Surmon looking at the camera.

Cream Knit Top by Ganni, Burgundy Corduroy Skirt by A.P.C., Tan Leather Shoes by Martiniano, Gold Metal Necklaces and Ring by 203 Jewelry

70's style photography photo of model Emma Surmon looking at the camera wearing dress by Creatures of Comfort

Red Print Crepe Jacket by Creatures of Comfort


70's style photography photo of model Emma Surmon looking away from camera.

Maroon Cotton Top by A.P.C.


Close up of model Emma Surmon. GIrl in sunglight, fashion shoot

Blue Silk Top by Kaelen, Plaid Cream Wool Dress by Ganni


Roads | MONROWE Magazine – Team Credits:

Photography / Christopher Collie (@christophcollie)

Story / Lara Konrad (@l.a.r.a.4.e.v.e.r)

Featuring / Emma Surmon, Elite NYC

Style / Bettina Bati (@bettina_bati)

Hair / Tsuyoshi Harada (tsuyoshiharada)

Makeup /Sophie Haig (@sophiehaig)

Fashion Asst / Akari Saito (@ak1__6)