These aren’t my words, they are Sasha Pivovarova’s, in an interview published in Vogue if my memories aren’t playing tricks tonight. Only bad soldiers don’t want to be general. I thought of this metaphor when I saw Kolfinna wearing this miltary-inspired jacket in her latest story for… Teen Vogue. I’ve never imagined her as the next teenie-queenie but her youthful style certainly appeals to the readers of the most famous magazine for fashionable lolitas. Lensed by one of the rising stars of fashion photography, Mr Boo George, and styled by Havana Lafitte, this small spread differs from the sweet and girly stuff you expect to find there. No pink, no bubbles and no ultrabrite smiles this time, an atmosphere filled with quietness and softened melancholy (the last peaceful moments before the next big storm?) and a main character that doesn’t channel a glamorized version of the girl next door. Back to the roots of my current inspiration, to that military metaphor I started with, my initial idea quickly grew bigger than planned and could depict the current status of Kolfinna among the new generation of rising stars. Not the general of Sasha’s story yet, but on the right track to the top, on the glossy paper above and under the spotlights of Haute Couture fashion week in Paris at the moment I’m writing; literally marching into the runways of Givenchy or Versace.