In 2011, for the first time in nearly a century urban growth outpaced suburban growth. The notion that surburbia might not be the idyllic residential development it was once promised to be is nothing new. Dead Kennedys to David Lynch said as much decades ago, but when Time reads from the same script readers best pay attention. Suburban growth might not be what it once was, but by no means are the suburbs about to vanish. The September 2015 issue of ELLE revisits the idea of suburbia in its own way, one replete with mod styling and a dash of subversion, in a story featuring Pyper America photographed by Liz Collins. There are plenty of pastels and things powdery plush, which Pyper wears with aplomb, to make this story not only believably suburban, but delightfully so. The dash of subversion is most manifest in the cat-eye by makeup artist Ozzy Salvatierra and when worn with a hair by Maranda is positively beguiling. Let the cities grow, this America is Pyper’s and Pyper’s alone.

Credits include: Publication, ELLE September 2015; Title, “Beyond The Pale”; Photography, Liz Collins; Styling, Simon Robins; Hair, Maranda at the Wall Group; Makeup, Ozzy Salvatierra at Streeters for Valerie Beverly Hills; Manicure, Emi Kudo at Opus Beauty for Dior Vernis; Casting, Sisi Chonco at Zan Casting; Production, Brandon Zagha at Brachfeld LA; Styling assistance, Ahmad Francois, Erica Timm.

Pyper America | ELLE September 2015 (Photography: Liz Collins)

Pyper America | ELLE September 2015 (Photography: Liz Collins)