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Talking Heads – Raphael Cousin

Shot by Leonardo Bornati – Fashion Editor Gioele Panedda at Production Link – Model Raphael Cousin at Next Model Milano – Grooming by Erisson Musella at Blend Management using Label.M – Video Maker Rosamaria Montalbano at Fisheye Artist Mgmt – Fashion Assistant Sofia Roma – Interview by Marco Martello // Shirt Magliano – Top Andreadamo

How do you get ready for a photo shoot?
I try to get a good night’s sleep the night before, in order to wake up on time and look fresh the next day. On the day of the photo shoot, I take a cold shower, as it makes me feel awake. Then I put on a comfortable outfit, and I’m ready to go.
Do you have a motto?
Probably, ‘Go with the flow’. When I was younger, I used to overthink, creating problems that didn’t exist in the first place. So, I learned to just go with the flow and chill: there’s situations where you can’t do anything, so there’s no need to loose time stressing over it.
Last time you cried?
Good question, I cried about a month ago. I think it helps sometimes. So, if you’re happy and want to cry, just do it, it’s a good thing. Most of the time, I don’t feel like keeping my emotions inside. People are now talking more about men showing emotions, and I think it’s a good thing. We’ve all suffered, more or less, for the old-fashioned motto ‘men are strong, they don’t express emotions’, and it’s nice that as a society we’re starting to question this.

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Cardigan DeNobiliaryParticle – Shirt and Underwear Andreadamo – Trousers Acne Studios // Suit Fendi – Chocker Inan Studio – Boxers Intimissimi

Flirting technique?
I don’t really have a technique, I just try to be funny and self-confident.
How do you like your pizza?
I think ‘Napoli’ pizza is the perfect representation of what I like in a pizza. It has to be balanced, and the dough plays a big part in it. I don’t like it to be too cheesy nor oily.
What’s your least favourite body part? Which is the one you like most?
My least favourite body part is probably my feet: I don’t really like to show this part of my body, but I don’t know what’s the reason for this. On the contrary, my favourite one is my eyes: people usually compliment me on them a lot, and I kind of like it.

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Shirt Magliano – Top Andreadamo – Trousers Fila // Cardigan DeNobiliaryParticle – Shirt Andreadamo

What do you think about when walking down the catwalk?
Catwalks are sort of stressful, but in a good way. Most of the time, I try to be very focused on how I walk, how I look, and just go with the flow.
What’s your favourite song?
I like a lot of different genres, so I can’t pick just one favourite song. I’d say: ‘Can’t get enough of your love, babe’ by Barry White, ‘Humanoïde’ by Nekfeu and ‘Ghost’ by Machine Girl.

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Suit Fendi – Chocker Inan Studio – Boxers Intimissimi // Suit and Earrings Alexander McQueen – Shirt Andrea Pompilio – Necklace Valentino – Boxers Intimissimi – Sandals Birkenstock 1774