Time for a brief history lesson = meant to illuminate an expression that is frequently used by subeditors the land over to describe a woolen cloth that is mixed with flecks of color. Now for that lesson…William M. Tweed, popularly known as “Boss Tweed,” was an American politician who ran the 19th century Democratic Party political machine Tammany Hall. Fast forward to the early 21st century and Tweed’s nickname is deployed as the title of a story running in the September 2015 issue of Marie Claire featuring Erika Linder photographed by Beau Grealy. Stylist Alison Edmond flips the script on tweed to show a gritty side to the otherwise demure fabric. Erika enters the story and with her comes a requisite edginess, which is in full force as when she wears Balenciaga (pictured). Those leather gloves and deliberately exposed roots immediately set the tone for the story, which all things being equal could not go by any other name than “Boss Tweed.” Tammany Hall was ultimately shut down following the fall out from a political scandal, which all but ruined the one-time political boss. Fortune ultimately looked unfavorably on Tweed, but in this story is clearly smitten with the stylish Swede.

Credits include: Publication, Marie Claire September 2015; Title, “Boss Tweed”; Photography, Beau Grealy; Styling, Alison Edmond; Hair, Maranda; Makeup, Darlene Jacobs; Manicure, April Foreman.

Erika Linder | Marie Claire September 2015 (Photography: Beau Grealy)

Erika Linder | Marie Claire September 2015 (Photography: Beau Grealy)