lucycates People are strange when you're a stranger.
Faces look ugly when you're alone.
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted.
Streets are uneven, when you're down.
When you're strange,
Faces come out of the rain.
When you're strange,
No one remembers your name." Photo: @andrewotoolestudios
Hair: Brian Gallagher - BHA2014
Makeup: Maddie Austin
Styling : Clare Frith
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lucycates What platitudes then can we fling along with the listless, insufficient wreaths at the stillness that was once so animated and wired, the silence where the laughter was?
That fame and accolades are no defence against mental illness and addiction? That we live in a world that has become so negligent of human values that our brightest lights are extinguishing themselves?
That we must be more vigilant, more aware, more grateful, more mindful? That we can't tarnish this tiny slice of awareness that we share on this sphere amidst the infinite blackness with conflict and hate?
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lucycates You see everything, you see every part. You see all my light and you love my dark. You dig everything of which I'm ashamed. There's not anything to which you can't relate.
And you're still here.

What I resist, persists, and speaks louder than I know. What I resist, you love, no matter how low or high I go.

Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey.
2w

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lucycates Here in Turkish supermarkets the fresh fruit & vegetables are abundant. So brightly coloured, so raw and healthy. Did some mild activism in these stores along the meat sections & along restaurants that had fish tanks outside restaurants so customers so select and kill the fish. 2w

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lucycates Sister in a Turkish light shop. Thank you for my writing journal & tea light lamp. ️️ Beautiful place & spaces. 2w

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lucycates No Longer Gazing

As I gaze upon the sky
Vague
Unattributable
Unattached
There descends
A drowsy I impassioned sadness
Having no relief in word, or thought, or tear.
In this mood,heartless,
Without thought, thoughtless,
I must gaze no longer on the sky.

For hoping from outward forms to win
The passion and the life whose fountains are within,
I might gaze forever.

We win but what we give
And through our lives
Alone
We live
And learn
And might hope to gaze forever.
3w
  •   julie_the_obscure That's beautiful @lucycates who is it by? 3w
  •   aerynivy Really beautiful, Lucy ♡ Some darkness in there too though, hope you're okay, I haven't heard from you. Don't contact me for me, now or ever, do as your soul needs, always. I hope it's been lovely to be someplace new x 3w
  •   lucycates @julie_the_obscure - Terry Horne. X 2w
  •   lucycates @aerynivy - It's dark but you can't have light without dark baby. X 2w

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lucycates Me and my sis ! ️️️️ 3w

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lucycates Beautiful Benjamin @ Bistro Cabana in Istanbul, Turkey. Any Animal Rights groups in Turkey who can help? 3w

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lucycates The beauty in this world is unbelievable. The places that you can go in your mind and physically are so vast. Just a small moment to shift into a peaceful reflective state of being with no noise.
Freedom from the wings of a plane...going to Istanbul, Turkey.
3w

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lucycates Last weeks show SS15 @kitNeale #rainbowbrite by #kitneale womenswear - hair by @benjoneshair - make up by @adamdecruz - casting by @natmonroe - girls from@supamodelmanagement - stying by @wayperry - hats by @bernstockspeirs 1mon

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lucycates New Collection Editorial - London

Photographer : Alex Forderer
Designer: Nina Athanasiou
Models: Shaun Ross & Lucy Cates
2mon

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lucycates Rainbow Room Hair "My Colour" Collection

Photographer: Richard Miles
Makeup: Maddie Austin
Stylist: Clare Frith
2mon

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lucycates The days of freedom, the days of youth, the summer sun & it's dream like state. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona with - @ryolove 2mon
  •   aerynivy This is such a beautiful photo! So full of life, and you look so true and in the moment :) xxxx 2mon
  •   mr_hair_23 @lucycates you look amazing 2mon

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lucycates So many memories from America. Me & @ryolove cycling over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco. This bridge is over 1.7 miles long, we cycled 12 miles that day & by God it was splendid. I felt like I was travelling into a magical dimension. 3mon

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lucycates Memories from Las Vegas when I jumped off the Stratosphere. 900ft assisted free fall. What's next? Thanks @ryolove taking this pic, looking more self assured & cool than I actually was! 3mon

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lucycates Me & @ryolove on our sunset boat ride across the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara, California. We hold many beautiful & deep memories here, from where it all comes from the same place. We are part of the ocean & the ocean is a part of us. Look at it there seeming half solid, half eternally fluid. Like a blanket of darkness & light all at once, what a sexy little paradox it is. 3mon

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lucycates I AM NOT A SLAVE // We have the choice to say no, to refuse to cooperate. Sometimes we must die to be reborn, if it's broken break it in half.
Photo: @stephalcaino
3mon

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lucycates Thanks to @cherryslug for sending me his art from Kickstarter project. Talented artist! 3mon

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lucycates Thanks to @harvysantoshats for sending me the Lookbook for his new SS15 Millinery collection we did together. Very nice 3mon

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