4 November 2015

Far below the tree tops. Pathways lay, leading to forbidden places. Plains of mystery. Forbidden fruits line the deepest floors. Pacing through the forests carpets. Rushing through the cherry blossom. Overcoming the dark. To the corn fields where the young reside. Shelter from realities. To be forgotten forever - or at least for now.

Nicola Collins transports you to the enchanted surroundings of the Essex countryside. A favourite spot of Willis’ at Select Model Management - a personal haven, living in these untampered terrains. There is sanctuary and shelter in the safe woodland, refuge of realities and a sense of childhood adventures. The abandoned woodland hold stories of the young, faded tales and forgotten myths paintiently waiting to be re-discovered. Locked in the minds of those that imagine.

Nevertheless, Nicola helps aid your imagination, creating a wonderland of allurement. Shooting in black and white and keeping her images in high contrast, Nicola captures Willis’ fairytale locks, framing his angular features beautifully. Groomed is perfected by Kim Kiefer (Frank Agency) using Urban Decay and Bumble & Bumble.

Stylist David Hawkins (Frank Agency) plays with masculine leather jackets, kitsch patterned shirts and 90’s ribbed tank tops. Creating charming results as he mixes pieces from Kit Neale, BLK DNM, and John Varvaratos to add a modern edge to our sort of fairytale.

There is solitude awaiting in the fields.

Above Left: Shirt by BLK DNM.
Above Right: Coat by KIT NEALE, Jeans by BLK DNM.

Above: Jacket by KIT NEALE, Jeans by BLK DNM.

Above Left: As Before.

Above: Jacket by BERTHOLD, Shirt by JOHN VARVATOS, Scarf Stylist’s Own.

Above: Jacket by JOHN VARVATOS, Jeans by BLK DNM.

Above Left: As Before.
Above Right: Leather Jacket by BLK DNM, Vest by BEYOND RETRO.

Above: As Before.


Words by Rosie Williams.

Willis Select1
Willis Select2
Willis Select3
Willis Select4
Willis Select5
Willis Select6
Willis Select7
Willis Select8
Follow us on Instagram @boysbygirls
View Clarity of vision, sweeter than a caged smile. The Book of Happiness brings together @_farhaannnn_ and @timgnk_ in this colourful... View What would a smile be if we caged it? Sour. Sweetness quickly rots when it can’t dance and a tooth’s... View ‘Try to hold it in your hands and watch it slip away like water from your palms - too fast... View In collaboration with @aceandtate, photographer and editor @cecilieharris presents you with the key to unlock joy: The Book of Happiness... View Close your eyes and breathe it in. Closer to ‘glede’ with every new frame. The Book of Happiness: an exclusive... View Senses delight in a purple explosion as we transport you across fields of endless lavender with an exclusive @aceandtate collaboration... View Growing up as a female, @krowwithak walked a fine line between self-love and self-hate. Now, he embraces himself wholly and... View ‘One of my favourite moments was the first time I was able to use the men’s washroom. I was always... View In a homely studio in London, we are taken down @krowwithak ’s road to ‘glede’, and learn that beauty can... View For model @krowwithak , Cosplay and music are the guiding lights during times of darkness. Discover the beauty in both... View It’s a name I chose for myself when I was 12 years old. It came to me one day when... View @krowwithak found the confidence to transition after immersing himself in the Cosplay community. @cecilieharris talks to the model about his... View Running free amongst the open fields, sheep and stunning views, memories of childhood flood the senses as we find cover... View ‘Having previously told me about how he loved to roam freely in nature as a kid, letting him run free... View Closer to the ocean, yet not quite there. A secret hideout - that kind of hideout we all need sometimes... View Cecilie Harris captures cover boy Louis Baines for BBG Issue 15. A boy that pulls at the human strings in... View Allowing ourselves to escape sometimes is key to our happiness. In our fashion cover story with @louis.baines , we rediscover... View ‘I didn’t see the Dylan I see now or really come into myself until I was 23. I hid everything... View ‘I think you should put some pressure on yourself in leaving behind a good legacy. I think you owe it...