Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli

Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker


"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford


Model : Bradley Soileau (part 2)

Interview :
Lestat : Who is Bradley Soileau ?
Bradley : I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, raised in New Orleans. Now I live in the Upper West Side of Manhattan temporarily. I'm French, German, and Spanish. I'm 25, I turn 26 very soon, kind of excited. I went to a lot of different schools and decided to drop out and get my GED because school was nothing I wanted to do. Throughout my short life, I've installed security alarms, built roofs and cabinets, and did trim carpentry. I was also the maintenance supervisor at a floor stripping/waxing/cleaning company. My modeling career started when my agent Dave Fothergill scouted me in the East Village on 1st ave and 7th st.
Lestat : How do you feel about modeling ?
Bradley : I don't necessarily care about modeling at all. I think shooting is cool and playing a character, and I like that I'll get to travel the world and meet new people, but this is just a stepping stone for something real.
Lestat : What’s a working day like ?
Bradley : A working day is cool, usually wake up early, take a shower and go to my shoot. During a shoot there's a lot of downtime so you get to talk to other models and crew and it's usually a lot of fun. On other days, I have castings and then I like to stay at home and work on my music.
Lestat : Who / what inspires you most in life in general ?
Bradley : No one inspires me but myself. I have a few friends that are doing big things and they motivate me, but inspiration is found inside myself. I like music and clothing.
Lestat : What was your latest assignment ?
Bradley : The latest shoot I did was for Interview magazine. It was cool, the concept was that we were a gang, it was a lot of fun, we shot on the roof of a hotel by Time Square.
Lestat : Is your inked skin an advantage or not ?
Bradley : I think my inked skin is an advantage and disadvantage. I get a lot of work, but I don't get catalogue work. My forehead tattoo says "war inside my head". It's a song by a band called Suicidal Tendencies. I got my first tattoo when I was 16. I got it covered up cause I got the same tattoo but bigger elsewhere. I have a plan for my back piece, but I don't have any other plans really. Most of my tattoos are just stupid ideas, none have any meaning. I have things like flying vaginas with fists punching out of them to Jeminy Cricket getting struck by lightning. they're just fun.
Lestat : What would be the perfect next assignment like ?
Bradley : Something that paid huge. Givenchy or something that I really like.
Lestat : What will be the next step ?
Bradley : I'm a dj, and I plan to travel djing clubs all over the world and then producing and releasing an album of dance music. I'd also like to have a clothing brand come out in the next few years. I've been working on it, but it's been hard work.
Lestat : Is love important to you ?
Bradley : Love is everything. Without it, what do we have ? We work and make money to buy fancy things to attract the opposite sex because we want love. If there wasn't love, the world would be a very violent cold place.
Lestat : What do you wear to bed ?
Bradley : To bed I wear boxers, unless I'm sleeping with a partner, then I wear nothing.
Lestat : Do you spend much time on the Internet ?
Bradley : I spend too much time on the Internet. I'm always on Twitter or Tumblr or scouring the Internet for new music.
Lestat : Answer the question you’d like to be asked.
Bradley : Where do I want to be in five years ?...Everywhere in the whole fucking world.

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