Deal with it. We all know the meme. The 8-bit sunglasses that come from the sky at the decisive moment to cover the eyes of the coolest of operators. The Interweb is awash with sort of thing, but the Summer 2017 issue of Dazed by photographer Roe Ethridge and creative director Robbie Spencer featuring Selena Forrest all but retires the meme. The cover broke today and it is a banger. The inside cover story is described by the magazine as celebrating “disco in excess.” The braids and beads call to mind the late disco era Stevie Wonder, but it is Selena and her signature mojo that bring the soul. Selena is pictured wearing a jersey top by Miu Miu and shades by Carrera. The June solstice was only yesterday, but already it is shaping up to be a cruel summer. Deal with it.

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Credits include: Publication, Dazed Summer 2017; Title, “Cruel Summer”; Photography, Roe Ethridge; Creative direction & styling, Robbie Spencer; Art direction, Jamie Andrew Reid; Hair, Cyndia Harvey; Makeup, Kanako Takase; Casting, Noah Shelley at AM Casting; Set design, Andy Harman.

Selena Forrest | Dazed Summer 2017 (Photography: Roe Ethridge)

Selena Forrest | Dazed Summer 2017 (Photography: Roe Ethridge)