December 7th, 2013 / 7:18 pm
Behind the Scenes & Haut or not & Massive People & Mean



Lindsey Wixson is primarily known in the fashion industry for her unique look: her dramatic lips, playful pout and her trademark gap between her two front teeth. The public narrative Wixson and her representatives have crafted for her is a rather detailed one, even providing information about the dreams and aspirations of the young woman had she followed a different path. During her childhood Wixson wanted to follow a culinary or legal career.

Her professional goals became exclusively fashion-oriented in the brief outpour of success that occurred after Steven Meisel chose her for the cover of Italian Vogue. After the cover, Wixson was booked for two luxury brands, Prada and Miu-Miu, both as exclusives. Ever since, she is a widely recognized face and prominent model.

In an interview with WWD, Wixson discussed how she understands her path and her ascend to success. She single-handedly cites reading a Reader’s Digest (RIP!) in a bathroom when she was 12 as the catalyst for her pursuit to become a model: “It was about how Bill Gates — the millionaires — got big. It was talking about how they took the chance and they took their opportunities and they took it to a whole other level.”



Do you ever look around at the world, noticing the people surrounding you? Wondering how they understand their existence, how their brain functions and to what degree their understanding of things is similar to yours?

I do. That is why this video-mosaic of the famous model Lindsey Wixson is possibly the most fascinating thing I have seen in the recent past. It bewilders me to see her and her responses to reporters asking her questions about her experience and opinions as she is preparing for fashion shows. Within about a minute, Wixson manages to fit these gems:

The colors today are gonna wake up. They’re going to be, like, ‘WAKE UP, GUYS!’

BEAAAAUUUTIFULLLL! Oh my god, look at this dress! It’s Roberto Cavalli, it’s crazy!

It’s over the top, glamour, period-retro

I would like to become a pilot.

I feel like a woman from Mars… Obviously, I am, like, taking over the world. Pedal to the medal!


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  1. Rauan Klassnik

      good stuff… really good stuff… (gems indeed)

  2. reynard seifert

      who are you, polly maggoo?

  3. elias tezapsidis

      dorothy is lost

  4. elias tezapsidis

      rauan, i think she s a poet. u shd get in touch

  5. Rauan Klassnik

      i know she’s a poet :)

  6. Tracy Dimond

      Oh, she’s a surrealist poet.

      Who would want an uncontrolled mash-up of their most absurd phrases on the internet? We would all look like psychos.

  7. deadgod

      Yes, Victoria Davis makes the same point well at ‘one month ago’ in the comment thread.

      There must be harder-to-hit insipidity targets than a model in the moment of performance fever.

  8. elias tezapsidis

      yo, i just find it funny and the video makes me happy.

      this isnt about attacking the model. it s about how happy she is.

  9. deadgod

      Then it’s my misinterpretation. I think the fashion industry is pretty terrible, but I’m uncomfortable–maybe you, too–ridiculing people encouraged to think they’re in control of their experiences in it. Maybe this gal is in modeling for financial independence and adventure, and, in these fragments, she’s wowed in a happy way. isuredk

  10. mimi

      deadgod goes soft on young fashion model

      (i think she’s adorable, btw)

  11. deadgod

      this inst a Roggenbuck trhead tho