It was a dream come true. And because of where I lived, I was attracted to the illusions of fashion. Making someone else happy is always fun, and I loved how some people came wanting to totally transform into somebody else just by changing their hair. They let me pick out the kind of look that I wanted and the photographer Chris Love and I hit it off right away. To be in the city every day at fourteen was just so great. It was an escape that I needed from the reality of an otherwise drab life.