Surfacing at @ChristiesInc's Impressionist and Modern Art Works on Paper sale tomorrow is one of Salvador Dali's most enchanting pieces, a 1953 watercolor titled Femmes aux Papillons. At the link in our bio, take a closer look at the piece and the history behind it. Cover art by Salvador Dalí, Vogue April 1, 1944
@TiffanyYoungofficial shows us a behind-the-scenes look at her nighttime beauty routine while in the midst of her whirlwind Magnetic Moon Tour. Her routine includes a cup of instant udon mixed with kimchi, an impromptu dance session, eight of her favorite products, and (plenty) of sheet masks. Tap the link in our bio to watch Young's full pre-bed routine.
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When Representative @LucyMcBath decided to run for Congress, she was met with skepticism. McBath, 59, was a black woman running in a majority white suburb outside Atlanta—a Democrat trying to win a seat that Newt Gingrich had held for 20 years. She’d spent her professional life as a flight attendant and had never once campaigned for anything. But in a country where gun violence claims nearly 40,000 lives a year, voters—especially mothers—found themselves listening to her, particularly because her fight for gun control, common sense gun regulation laws, and background-checks is personal: Her story began when her son, Jordan, who was 17-years-old, was shot at a gas station while with friends because of their music. His death, only a few months after that of another unarmed 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin's, became known as "the loud-music killing."
During that time, McBath, a deeply religious woman, found herself questioning her faith. “After Jordan died,” she says, “I had to ask myself, ‘Am I going to die, too? Or am I going to go out there and make a difference?’ ” She chose the latter, working with @MomsDemand Action, and @Everytown for Gun Safety, full-time, before running for congress, and winning the election. At the link in our bio, read the full profile on McBath’s commitment to ending gun violence in America, and why she will never stop fighting.
Photographed above, Representative @lucymcbath (second from right) with members of Moms Demand Action: Julvonnia McDowell, Stephanie Pizzoferrato, Sharmaine Brown, and Margaret Binkley. Photographed by @AnnieLeibovitz, Vogue, December 2019
What does an English person do when confronted with raging success? According to Phoebe Waller-Bridge, everyone’s favorite truth-teller and our December cover star, “you probably have one too many gin-and-tonics and have all your friends take the piss out of you,” she says. Tap the link in our bio to read the full profile. Photographed by @ethanjamesgreen, styled by @tonnegood, written by @laurenzcollins, Vogue, December 2019.
“If you’ve been through [a] wildfire, you think you know what to expect,” says Michelle Camy, a photographer who lives in Chico with her husband, Brandon Squyres, a musician. She drives to her parents’ ranch near Butte College almost every day to take care of her horses. The ranch survived the Humboldt fires of 2008, and they had made some crucial changes, like installing solar paneling for the water pump, but early on the morning of November 8, there was a new urgency in her father’s voice. “We’re the last one in the canyon so it would have hit us first,” Michelle told me. She drove in as Paradise burned on the ridge above. “We’re like a buffer. We got trapped fast.” “Horses don’t like to be alone, so we tried to keep them together,” Michelle says. “Brandon got the idea to make a stencil with my phone number and spray-painted it on all the horses, just in case we had to let them loose.” They moved the animals close to the house for safety, creating a makeshift corral with electric tape. By 5:00 p.m., fallen trees in the road blocked their way out and fire surrounded the ranch. Brandon, who has a fire sprinkler business, walked the grounds in a pair of swimming goggles and a backpack water tank, tamping out grass fires. Coyotes and deer fled through the yard, and at one point, a terrified bear. “We saw him again a few days ago,” Michelle says. “So he survived okay too.” One year after the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, tap the link in our bio to read more about the #AmericanWomen who survived the deadliest blaze in the state’s history. Photographed by @justine4good