Loneliness is now a matter of public health. Prime Minister Theresa May in January appointed a Minister for Loneliness, following recently published study on the matter. In a world not wanting for electronic connection, camaraderie is increasingly rare. The September 2018 issue of Vogue Portugal takes up this phenomenon reportedly vexing 9 million people in Britain in a most fascinating editorial starring Agnes Åkerlund. The Swedish beauty is cast as today’s everywoman, she has over a million followers on Instagram, overnights in the world’s best hotels, sleeps on the finest Egyptian cotton, and yet does it all alone. If only she had someone, anyone! Anges for her part makes this story believable, she is ridiculously gorgeous, which makes the looming isolation seem all the more poignant.

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Credits include: Publication, Vogue Portugal September 2018; Title, “She’s So Lucky”; Photography, Max vom Hofe at Schierke Artists; Styling, Sophia Schwan at Klaus Stiegemeyer; Hair, Peter Lux at The Wall Group using Bumble and bumble; Makeup, Jana Kalgajeva; Casting, Paul Isaac.

Agnes Åkerlund | Vogue Portugal September 2018 (Photography: Max vom Hofe)

Agnes Åkerlund | Vogue Portugal September 2018 (Photography: Max vom Hofe)