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My Friend Javi

I first met Javi in the burger joint where he works. After getting to know him I asked if I could take his photo, and he invited me into his home.
November 20, 2014, 2:45pm

Beata Ushe top, Hautnah skirt

PHOTOGRAPHY: ​NAAMA ALEX LEVY
​STYLING: JAVI

I met Javi at a burger joint where he works as a cook. After getting to know him a little I asked if I could take his photo, and he invited me to his home.

There, he told me about his training in the Spanish army, how he's traveled through 46 countries, and about his belief that most people have a "hidden closet." He wants to encourage people to wear whatever they want, and, most importantly, to feel good doing it.

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He's now both a great inspiration to me and a very dear friend. I hope these photos convey a sense of the character that I've come to know and love.

AMISU New Yorker top, vintage skirt

H&M bra, Humana top, skirt found in the street

Fishbone dress (top), AMISU New Yorker dress (bottom), Deichmann leggings

AMISU New Yorker top

Vintage coat, AMISU New Yorker top, H&M skirt, Deichmann shoes