Students of cinema will no doubt recognize the title of this inviting story appearing in the Autumn / Winter 2015 issue of 10 featuring Briley Jones because it is borrowed from a 1966 anti-drug film. Without diving too deep into the dusty plot from decades ago, Danger Grows Wild as it was called in the United Kingdom (The Poppy Is also a Flower in the U.S.) focuses on a pair of American undercover agents sent to Tehran to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and to stop a ruthless drug ring’s smuggling activity. Cloak and dagger stuff to be sure and the very sort of high-stakes action that is at most lurking at the margins of this high fashion story by photographer Tierney Gearon and fashion editor Sophia Neophitou. “Danger Grows Wild” the editorial is more about the overwhelming natural beauty of California as well as the fiery red head who only a few months ago was just beginning her modeling career. Briley has come a long way since making her runway debut for Bottega Veneta and later Miu Miu and over the course of more than a dozen pages makes good on the promise she has all along shown. The poppy might also be a flower, but Briley Jones ought to have readers fiending something awful.

Credits include: Publication, 10 N°55 Autumn / Winter 2015; Title, “Danger Grows Wild”; Photography, Tierney Gearon; Styling, Sophia Neophitou; Hair, Pierpaolo Lai; Makeup, John McKay; Casting, Shaun Beyen.

Briley Jones | 10 Autumn / Winter 2015 (Photography: Tierney Gearon)

Briley Jones | 10 Autumn / Winter 2015 (Photography: Tierney Gearon)