everyone's your friend in new york city

And everything looks beautiful when you're young and pretty! The best way to make friends is to be yourself and be nice to people. If that doesn’t work, make milkshakes! Whichever way you do it, you need friends around you, to offload secrets, pile on...

by Felicity Kinsella
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30 July 2014, 8:20pm

Zora Sicher, Luka Sabbat and Aya Brown

Aya Brown, 17, artist/student from Brooklyn 
Describe yourself...
#very #short #exclusive #rare.
If you could be friends with anyone in the fashion industry, who would you choose?
Whoever is in charge at Nike! #I #love #Nike. If I was besties with this guy/girl, I would forever be #fly #comfortable #cute. I would even be cuter than Sporty Spice and Missy Elliott (I love you Missy, no disrespect).
What's the strangest place you've struck up a friendship?
I was 10 years old, and I went skating at the park down the block from my house. I walked up to this girl who was around 16 at the time, and I said to her, "You look mean." She looked confused and said, "How so?" Long story short, she has been my best friend for the last seven years.
What's the nicest thing a friend has done for you?
Be there. 

@nandiloaf

Luka Sabbat, model
Describe yourself… I'm a young model who likes fashion, girls and money.

@lukasabbat

Lua Beaulieu, 17, photographer/student from Brooklyn
Describe yourself…
I love to snap nudes and portraits of my family and friends. I grew up in an artistic household, so music, photography, painting, drawing and dance have played a huge role in my life.
What's the strangest place you've struck up a friendship?
My grandma's courtyard. I asked this kid to buy me alcohol, or if he had some, and we just sat there on Halloween night, drinking raspberry vodka and smoking cigarettes till three in the morning. 

@Luabalua

"I'm very loyal and forgiving to my friends and family. I believe in second chances and forgiving others for mistakes they've made. We're human beings, we all slip up once in a while." Emma Waldo
 

Sophia, 18, student from Brooklyn
Describe yourself…
I like grilled cheese sandwiches.
If you could work with anyone in the world, who would you choose?
Françoise Hardy. We would write sad love songs.
What's the strangest place you've struck up a friendship?
The subway.
What's the nicest thing you've ever done for a friend?
I handmade a dollhouse for a birthday present.
What was the last text you sent your brother?
"No, there was no irony in that laser show." 

Lua Beaulieu, Sophia, Emma Waldo, Lee Armoogam, Zora Sicher and Roan Louch

Emma Waldo, 17, student/model from the Lower East Side, NYC
If you could be best friends with anyone in the fashion industry, who would you choose?
Karlie Kloss.  Not only is she an amazing model, but she also enjoys baking, just like me!
What's the strangest place you've struck up a friendship?
I once crashed my brother's date with a girl from his school. At first she was annoyed, but then we hit it off and she's become one of my best friends.
What's the nicest thing you've ever done for a friend?
I'm very loyal and forgiving to my friends and family. I believe in second chances and forgiving others for mistakes they've made. We're human beings, we all slip up once in a while.
What was the last text you sent your brother?
"Turn down the TV." 

@waldoemma

"I'm a young model who likes fashion, girls and money." Luka Sabbat
  

Lee Armoogam, 17,
Describe yourself…

Enchanted by the universe and infatuated with life. I grew up in the LES, and I have a cat named Jelly. I love to dance and share good energy and beauty within the world! A very happy spirit. A bit too bold at times, but I live with no regrets. It's all love.

Zora Sicher, 18, photographer/student from New York
If you could work with anyone in the world, who would you choose and what would you make?
I would bring Robert Mapplethorpe back to life, we would write poems together, then take nude photographs, and then MAKE sweet love, smoke a cigarette, and repeat the whole process. Patti could join in as well.
What's the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you?
I appreciate simple things and being thought of. Maybe a nice call, or being bought a record or some strawberries and Nutella without asking, just because they thought it'd make me happy.
What was the last text you sent your boyfriend?
A bunch of hearts and kissy faces. 

@zorasicher

Roan Louch, 16, student/model from New York
Describe yourself…

I'm a vegan, strong-willed and shy. Despite being a pretty serious person, I laugh a lot!
If you could work with anyone in the world, who would you choose?
I would like to create a manga story with Makoto Yukimura, the creator of Planetes and Vinland Saga.
What was the last text you sent your best friend?
"Okay, sounds good to me. I think I kind of want to actually do something rather than just aimlessly wander around. Or at least do something I haven't done."

Credits


Text Felicity Kinsella
Photography Tyrone Lebon

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