Ne Me Quitte Pas


photography by MARK ELZEY

“Am I in love? — yes, since I am waiting. The other one never waits. Sometimes I want to play the part of the one who doesn’t wait; I try to busy myself elsewhere, to arrive late; but I always lose at this game. Whatever I do, I find myself there, with nothing to do, punctual, even ahead of time. The lover’s fatal identity is precisely this: I am the one who waits.”

― Roland Barthes, “A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments”


Green silk dress by Zara 

Dress by Alice and Olivia

White and gold dress by DVF

Velvet suit and black top by Zara 

Top and Skirt stylists own, shoes by Badgely Mishka 

Red dress by Issue New York


Photographer: Mark Elzey @markelzey

Stylist: Keely Witkowski @bfetching

Makeup: Katelyn Cross @corporateglitter

Model: Helen Harley (Maggie Agency) @_helenharley