The gloss on the pages of Numéro has a luster that triggers an almost Pavlovian response. That gloss is especially lustrous for the November 2015 issue in a story featuring Anna Cleveland photographed by Greg Kadel. Titled “Romance,” this Katie Mossman-styled story has no difficulty whatsoever in idealizing the feelings of excitement and mystery that are associated with love, what with Anna as its sole subject and all. For her part, Anna imbues every frame of the 16-page story with a richness and honesty that are second nature to her. Photographed in Upstate New York, the pastoral setting in the late afternoon sun accentuates these very qualities of Anna’s. Case in point, the middle of the story opens to a page where on the left Anna is shown (pictured) sitting elegantly still and wearing a pleated tulle dress in black by Gucci. Time stops. Blowing grasses and buzzing bees can practically be heard, but that could well be either the gloss on the page or more likely its simply Anna Cleveland.

Credits include: Publication, Numéro N°168 November 2015; Photography, Greg Kadel; Styling, Katie Mossman; Hair, Peter Gray at Home Agency; Makeup, Mariel Barrera at Joe Management; Manicure, Holly Falcone for Tom Ford Beauty with Kate Ryan; Styling assistance, Chalyn Melendez; Digital, Ryan Due at Capture This; Retouch, Revolver NYC; Production, Ernesto Qualizza; Special thanks, Rockland Farm Alliance (www.rocklandfarm.org).

Anna Cleveland | Numéro N°168 November 2015 (Photography: Greg Kadel)

Anna Cleveland | Numéro N°168 November 2015 (Photography: Greg Kadel)