“Wasn’t it nice?“ she said into the silence. “To feel wanted, even if it was only for a little while?“ "And if it wasn’t real?” came the voice critically, scrutinising her. She squeezed her eyes shut and thought for a moment. “It was nice,” she repeated, “even if it wasn’t real."

Photographer: Claudia Bird

Stylist: Hannah Louise Baxter

MUA: Flo Lee

Model: Lilian Franklin

Jewellery: Ruth Leslie

Men’s Tailoring: Catherine Bradeley