My school days were tricky. After an adolescence of puppy fat, acne and general growing pains, I began to discover my female powers. At eighteen I wanted to seduce the “unseducible” just to see how much girl power I really had. One significant male in a position of authority once told me to stop provoking him and that was like the girl in the Nabakov classic.
Coincidentally a few days later I was at a friend’s flat and I saw a classic Nabakov novel on his bookshelf and I asked if I could borrow it. I wanted to understand exactly what the significant male had meant and pick up a few extra weapons of seduction on the way.
This is a tribute to the schoolgirl fetish.
Photography by Andrew O’Hara