Welcome to the Valley of the Dolls

Photographs by Harper Smith / Styling by Solange Franklin

Who better to recreate the iconic aura of Valley of the Dolls, than a pair of eerily similar, scary beautiful young models like Meredith Mickelson and Chase Carter? "They reminded me of each other and when I asked if Meredith knew Chase she squealed with delight," says stylist Solange Franklin about the shoot. Turns out the pair are real life friends who are moving in together. In this shoot they perfectly channelled the original 1967 film's pastel-tinged dreamworld of femininity and beauty, with a lurking darkness just beneath the surface.

Check out all the gauzy, dreamy shots below:


Location: Pietro Nolita

Models: Chase Carter of IMG and Meredith Mickelson of NYM

Hair styling by Sirsa Ponciano

Makeup by Ingeborg using Chanel Les Beiges at Opus Beauty

Manicure by Yuki Miwakawa at Kate Ryan

Lighting technician: Dean Dodos

Stylist assistant: Olivia Bannock

Special thanks: Pietro Quaglia and Mina Solomon


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