Summary: What else? More SasuSaku during their travels!! Except this time, maybe a misunderstanding? They have to have a period of becoming more attuned to just being around one another, no?
A/N: So, I think I’ll try to make this into two or three parts, mostly because I’m not 100% sure where I’ll take it or whether you guys will be into it. I’m still a novice writer so I haven’t had any grand ideas for a 30 chapter fic or anything. I’m sticking to shorter stories to maybe slowly strengthen my skills before I tackle anything crazy like that. Also, super busy with real life so I don’t wanna start something I can’t finish. Hope you guys like more of my versions of SasuSaku travel moments.
Sasuke begins to notice things soon after their travels begin together.
After unwarranted battles, his recovery time is cut down immensely. His weapons are often cleaned and organized by the next day, unbeknownst to him during his rest. He does not concern himself with staying up for days on end, as now he can take shifts for watch.
Torn clothing somehow mends itself. On days that she happens to be up before him, he’ll often find that those clothes have been laid out for him in accordance to the predicted weather for that day. Sometimes, she even helps him dress. He won’t have to worry over what to make or find for breakfast on his own because the scent of something being prepared has already found its way to him most mornings. In places where civilization is scarce, he won’t have to think constantly about replenishing fresh water. He finds himself to be more at ease, and this strangely makes him uncomfortable.
“All horror films, classic and new, need a gag reel. Partly because most people can’t handle so many scares and a good old fashioned gag reel would help in calming them down a bit, and partly because hell yes bloopers! Can you imagine if the Nightmare on Elm Street or Halloween DVDs came with gag reels? Shut up and take my money!”
“In part I made up the nickname. The rest was the photographer Mick Rock, who asked where I was from. I said, ‘My mother is from the Himalayas’ and he said 'We will call you Iggy the Eskimo.’”
“The way he played the guitar, the way he moved. He said, 'Do you think I look good?’, I said, 'You look amazing. Wow!’ He then said, 'Would you listen to this?’ and he bought out this big, old-fashioned reel-to-reel tape recorder, and said, 'Tell me what you think.’ Syd then played me the songs that would end up on The Madcap Laughs. One track, Terrapin, made an immediate impression. I said, 'That’s quite catchy’ and, of course, I don’t think Syd was really into catchy… It was a long tape, and he didn’t demand any opinion, but just asked if I thought it was OK. At the end he said 'Someone at EMI - I cannot remember the name - wants me to make a record. How would you feel about having a rock star boyfriend?” - about her relationship with Syd Barrett
“Syd was still in his underpants when he opened the door. He’d totally forgotten about the session and fell about laughing. Iggy the Eskimo was naked in the kitchen making coffee. She didn’t mind either. They both laughed a lot and it was a magical session.” - Mick Rock about The Madcap Laughs photosession
“When Mick turned up to take the photos I helped paint the floor boards for the shoot, I was covered in paint, I still remember the smell of it. In the pictures my hair looks quite funny, I remember hiding my face behind it because I did not want my mum and dad to see it.”
“I have just been living very quietly, I left London in the 70s and I got married in 1978. I met so many people in the 60s – the Beatles, the Who, the Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart. I was a free spirit. I have left that life behind me now.”
Karlie Kloss speaks: The supermodel on Topshop, learning to code and the sample size debate
At an Amazonian 6ft 1in, 23-year-old American-by-way-of -St-Louis-Missouri, Karlie Kloss folds herself into the backseat of the car that will take her from her London hotel residence of less than 24 hours to her fitting for the outfit she will wear to Topshop Unique’s London Fashion Week show the next day. “Oh, there I am,” she exclaims cheerily in her mellifluous Midwestern sing-song accent as we pull up outside Topshop HQ, where a giant floor-to-ceiling billboard of her is facing the street.
In an industry that is notoriously fickle, and careers shortlived, with the majority of models coming and going in an anonymous abyss, Kloss has weathered an impressive eight-year stint, and become one of the world’s most highly paid, recognisable and bookable faces.
That she can do both edgy and girl-next-door helps. She recalls a fashion show season where “it was all about bleached eyebrows. I’d have them bleached in the morning, then drawn back, then bleached off again later. I remember going back to school with no eyebrows, and my friends were like, ‘What parallel universe do you go to?’” Modelling, in some ways, requires a lack of vanity: “You have to be able to transform, let go a little bit, and be OK with that,” says Kloss.
She is quite mesmerising in person, all golden skin tones and soft, green eyes, as well as being endearingly polite, eloquent and charming. For someone who’s starred in her friend Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood music video (and is a key member of the world’s most fawned-over “girl squad” with Kendall Jenner, Lena Dunham, Gigi Hadid and Swift) and swept down a Victoria’s Secret catwalk, she does not appear to have starlet-syndrome or even much of an ego.
She’s sharp and clever. As much as she talks of “the effortless cool” of English girls and Kate Moss, she is clued-up on the business side of the industry, and has as keen an interest in that as in the creative elements. “I’ve always had a very professional approach” she says.
She is shrewd on the value of her star reach, saying of her four-million strong Instagram following: “It’s part of what you have to bring to a brand. It’s added layers to the job title and what it means to be a model.”
You don’t, however, get to be name-dropped as a supermodel without fostering a style-signature. For Kloss, this is her prowling, balletic (eight years of lessons as a child) runway walk. “There are people who really like my walk, and others who think I look absolutely ridiculous. In my mind I’m doing the same thing as the other girls: look focused, look at the end of the runway, put your shoulders back, stand up tall, be confident,” she laughs. “Sometimes it works for me, sometimes it works against me.”
As the star of its latest advertising campaign, her image is currently being beamed out of every Topshop store and bus stop near you, as well as online (naturally). She has now ascended to the status where she can watch a fashion show from the front row with her fellow A-listers, rather than doing the hard work of schlepping down the catwalk.
At Sunday’s Unique show, she giggled next to her British best friend and fellow mega-model, Jourdan Dunn, who she met, fittingly, on her first significant campaign shoot for the high street label at the start of her career. “I kind of watched what Jourdan was doing and thought, ‘OK, I’ll do the same’,” she says.
From this, her career sky-rocketed, and there is barely a brand whose show she hasn’t walked in: Calvin Klein, Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen… As well as having fronted coveted campaign slots for DVF, Oscar de la Renta, Versace and L’Oréal, to name but a few.
The fashion world is currently reeling from – and catching up with – the rampant demands of an online world. Does Kloss think that magazines, whose circulations are dwarfed by her and her friends’ number of Instagram followers, are still relevant? She nods her head. “Absolutely. When you work with magazines, you create images which aren’t for campaigns, you don’t have to hold a bag a certain way to sell it. It’s about an idea. It’s in the vein of creating art. I don’t think magazines or runway shows are going to disappear, but the way people absorb media and communicate has changed.”
What hasn’t changed, however, is the scrutiny that the women in her industry are under. “I’ve had to learn how to transition from being a 15-year-old girl who was super tall and slim and ate candy and pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner, to when my body started to change and I had to completely relearn how to think about food and exercise,” she says. “There’s pressure to be a certain shape or size because the clothing is a certain shape or size. As a model, you want to be booked in the show or in the campaign, so you have to fit the clothing. I’m always very supportive of the conversation around rethinking sample sizes. I’m taller than all of my peers, my body is just different from everybody else’s to start with, so the idea of having one-size-fits-all that everybody needs to shape themselves to fit is not realistic.”
Alongside modelling, Kloss has impressed with her extra-curricular activities: in 2012, she launched her Klossies cookies with hip New York City bakery Momofuko, which raises money for the Feed charity.
She is currently studying computer science and coding as an undergraduate at NYU. She has set up a related scholarship fund (Kode with Karlie) for underprivileged young women, and has her own YouTube channel (Klossy).
She’s impressively hard-working, and says – leaning over to give me a jar of Klossies – “I don’t like taking it easy. I aspire to build a business, and fill my days with lots of projects and philanthropy.” Will she always keep a hand in the modelling world? “I hope to have at least a foot in the door, for as long as they’ll have my big ol’ feet.” One can’t imagine Topshop is going to push her off the front row anytime soon. (x)