I don’t know how to tell you how much I miss you.
Every day that passes since the world of beauty lost you, feels like an eternity.
A lasting flame still glows around your name, keeping my love for you alive.
I am going to be honest and say that in a world where external perfection is still valued more than anything, you were the one to teach me that it is our imperfections which make us beautiful; the cracks which allow light to shine from the soul. I love you because you made me see my inner beauty. You, you, you, Kevyn Aucoin. You dared to be different and your footsteps should be my generation’s guide since you were so ahead of your time. The world fell in love with you when you created their beauty, but you simply couldn’t see your own.
You are still my icon, you are a true artist, you carved a voice through your work; may your legend live on.
Photomontage: Simi Sahota. Artwork: Luke Walwyn