“Nobody is perfect. Even if someone thinks they’re perfect, they always have something.”
The first time we were here there was talk of family, pets and the joyful stains of youth. This time, there is talk of family, pets, and beautiful imperfections. Bradley Phillips at Milk Model Management radiates an ever-welcoming warmth that we have come to adore. Our previous time spent with Bradley was exciting. Bountiful exchanges of blissful tales, and this time we delved deeper into his make up. We first encountered Bradley as a new face, fresh on the fashion scene, but he has since caused quite a stir. Experienced and seasoned in the industry, every day to him is now painted entirely new. Strokes of each aspect of his life come together to mould his charming and authentic charisma, and we are welcomed to capture a beautiful second of vulnerability.
Family is at the very essence of Bradley’s being. It was clear before and it is clear now. Summer, his pug, is practically his child, and the family bond and ties Bradley holds are so precious and delicate to behold. There’s just one question on all their lips; when’s dinner? Fashioned by David Nolan, Boys by Girls' Fashion Editor, Editor-in-Chief Cecilie Harris captures visceral feelings in a trip to Bradley’s home, his journey laid before us in a collage of his year and a half growing so accustomed to the exquisite modelling world.
Bradley reminds us that our imperfections are beautiful, a unique marker defining you in a world of people within the same strain. Cradle close what sets you apart from the rest and envelop it within your very core. Stitch up that swelling pride that overspills with self doubt and nurture your heart. The solution, if you weren’t already aware, is to live for the moment, while you're young.
Take in the the full cover story, beyond these few teasers, in our brand new Spring Summer print issue, "Young Hearts", which is available in stores and via our website now.
Photography and Words by Cecilie Harris.
Fashion by David Nolan.
Grooming by Mike O'Gorman for Taylor Taylor London using Mac Cosmetics
Model Bradley Phillips at Milk Model Management.