Language is river not a frozen lake. The long of and short of this metaphor is that the creation of meaning never exists in isolation. The opposite of isolation can be found in a story by the neologistic title “Exploratious” starring who else but Leila Goldkuhl in the Winter 2016 / 2017 issue of Wonderland. As the title suggests, Leila shows great ability to explore and duly sets out into the world wearing the latest in high fashion. Leila cuts an incongruously elegant figure seated outside what could well be a laundromat in Queens wearing a dress by Simone Rocha. The portrait communicates volumes, not least of which is the suitability of Leila to lead an exploration worthy of the the designation exploratious.

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Credits include: Publication, Wonderland Winter 2016; Title, “Exploratious”; Photography, Ben Rayner; Styling, Zara Mirkin; Hair, Dennis Lanni at Art Department; Makeup, Sara Glick; Set design, Lauren Nikrooz at Magnet; Fashion assistance, Zoey Radford Scott, Tom Wright.

Leila Goldkuhl | Wonderland Winter 2016 / 2017 (Photography: Ben Rayner)

Leila Goldkuhl | Wonderland Winter 2016 / 2017 (Photography: Ben Rayner)