w october 2012

This is the light of autumn, not the light of spring.
The light of autumn: you will not be spared.

This is the light of autumn, not the light that says
I am reborn.

Not the spring dawn: I strained, I suffered, I was delivered.
This is the present, an allegory of waste.

So much has changed. And still, you are fortunate:
the ideal burns in you like a fever.
Or not like a fever, like a second heart.

—  Louise Glück, from Poems 1962-2012

Violet Visions: Karlie Kloss’ dress wraps around her in a pale blue wave of glistening chiffon and features a crystal dusted corset from the collection Versace Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2012 in an otherworldly shot for the editorial ‘Sweet Escape’ photographed by Nick Knight and styled by Edward Enninful for W magazine October 2012.