“The light of love is always in us, no matter how cold the flame.” Who but Lily McMenamy underneath this great tent of fashion could quote eminent feminist, cultural critic, and public intellectual bell hooks? The answer is no one, that is, no one anyway who could possibly hold a candle to Lily for this positively delightful digital cover of the latest issue of LOVE by photographer Michael Bailey Gates. Katie Grand’s biannual glossy has been unveiling the various covers for the 23rd issue, but none have quite caught the eye like Lily’s insouciant contribution. The corresponding cover story styled by Ibrahim Kamara is bewitching to put it mildly. Lily as ever walks right into the cast and delivers a performance that is a credit to the magazine, its masthead, and frankly speaking the wider world of fashion.

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Credits include: Publication, LOVE Nº23 Spring / Summer 2020; Title, “The Chic”; Photography, Michael Bailey Gates; Styling, Ibrahim Kamara; Hair, Luke Hersheson; Makeup, Ammy Drammeh; Manicure, Sylvie Macmillan; Casting, Anita Bitton at The Establishment NY.

Lily McMenamy | LOVE Nº23 Spring / Summer 2020 (Photography: Michael Bailey Gates)

Lily McMenamy | LOVE Nº23 Spring / Summer 2020 (Photography: Michael Bailey Gates)