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The Pescatarian Vintage Buyer Who Wears Fur

"I thought it was kind of gruesome at first, but then I thought, Well, if I’m going to wear an animal, I might as well wear its face."

By Alexis Swerdloff

The Professional Boxer Who Has 11 Titles

"I was the only girl on our high-school wrestling team — there was a petition from the other schools to have me taken off because I would beat the boys and make them cry."

By Alexis Swerdloff

The Attorney Who Almost Always Wears Bow Ties

“I found that people would remember me and be like, 'Oh, you’re the guy with the bow tie.' And I thought, Well, that’s not bad, that’ll be my little brand.”

By Alexis Swerdloff

The Ceramic Artist Who Has Lived in 6 Countries

"I was born in Saudi Arabia — we were actually airlifted out at the beginning of the Gulf War — and I grew up in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Scotland before settling in Houston."

By Alexis Swerdloff

The Art Student Who Dyes Her Hair Gray

“I want to show that even though my skin is tan, I’m gray, because my mother is white and my father is African-American.”

By Alexis Swerdloff

The Retired Modeling Agent Who Loves Empire

“I started my own agency — we represented Twiggy — but went off to be assistant to the actor Yul Brynner, who was dating my roommate at the time.”

By Alexis Swerdloff

The NYU Student Moonlighting as a DJ

“If you want to be a member of my squad, you have to be down for the cause; you can’t just be at home all the time, you have to be spur of the moment, because life is spur of the moment.”

By Alexis Swerdloff