Rosalía by Cass Bird
+ Camille Rowe | Daniel Arnold | June Newton & Teddy Girls | Vintage street style
On a sunny spring day in Calabasas, California, Rosalía Vila Tobella was posing in the middle of an arid field in a black Lemair jacket and trousers, sports bra, high-yanked mesh knickers, and black Air Force 1s, bending so far backwards at the waist that she looked like all 5'5 inches of her might snap in half. All day she had held her body still for the camera, a series of serpentine curves dipping and arching and working all of the angles. But above, her hands were always in motion: fingers twirling her hair, snapping along to a Playboy Carti song, pulling at her bottom lip, her lapel, her waistband, up, up, up as she dipped back and down. And then the most exciting new talent in music fell down, catching herself with one hand and angling her face to the camera with a sultry pout. Photographer Case Bird announced that she had the shot, and Rosalía bounded up with an easy grin to high five and look at the results. "I love these," she said, surveying the screen. "I look strong."