The rapper Angel Haze grew up in a religious community in Michigan that she’s since described as a "cult," and the first secular music she ever heard was on the radio at age 16 in Virginia. The song was Young Joc's "It's Goin' Down." And yet last week, the 22-year-old was sitting in an expansive conference room at her label's offices in midtown Manhattan, waiting for an intern to deliver two cheese Danishes and a venti hot chocolate with whipped cream and mocha drizzle from a Starbucks down the block. She signed her deal with Universal Music Group last year, and her first album (following six [...]
Elliott Sailors is a 31-year-old woman who recently cut off all her hair and started working as a male model.
How did you get started in modeling? How long have you been a model?
When I turned 10, my dad took me to a model search. I don’t remember which one it was. It was in the fall of 2001 that I really started full time and moved to New York City. In terms of the idea of working as a male model, I don’t have a distinct memory of the moment, but it was inspired by Andrej Pejic. It was 2010 when I first saw [...]
EDITH: Cathi, you're an artist who — among other things — tattoos renderings of nipples and areolas onto women who've lost parts of their breasts to cancer and surgery. The photos in your gallery, and in your photo book, might classify in some places as not safe for work, but we're including them throughout this interview.
You mentioned to me in an earlier email that you've been inspired, style-wise, by Michelangelo. How does that translate onto the human body?
CATHI: It isn’t so much that I'm inspired by Michaelangelo, but I use this analogy when I'm explaining what I do to new audiences of men and women who have [...]