By Laura Bailey
Photo by Mark Arrigo
Illustrations by Anneka Lange
In our current issue the London-based model, photographer, and writer, Laura Bailey, shared the items and objects that comprise her ever busier tennis life. The key, says Bailey, is that “athletic allure breeds positive vibes” on court. To that end, no aspect of her tennis life is left unexamined. Here, the artist and illustrator Anneka Lange interprets some of the objects in Laura’s tennis kit right now. Bailey had been a once-a-week player for a decade, but finally upped her tennis commitments, on a good week, to five days. “Some in my work life think I have so many ‘meetings’,” she says. Here, we present her “stuff”.
Bailey recently swapped out her decade-old racquet for a “rather more chic” Head Speed Lite, which she will likely keep for the next 10 years.
Carhartt socks, shared with her son, in Vibrant orange (above) or deep “Provence” purple.
The classic Lacoste polo—shown here in Bold Scarlet—always a useful addition.
Les Boys Les Girls graphic print cropped T-shirt.
Grace Wales Bonner x adidas “Lovers Rock” collab: “the ideal mix of nostalgia and the absolute now.”
adidas x Parley trainers, created in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans, made with high-performance recycled materials.
Big black cat-eye Chanel sunglasses always. Always. Even on court, and sometimes in the rain.
Andy Murray-adjacent Castore base layers.
In the current rotation: a vintage Nike sweatshirt.
Somewhat beaten-up bright red Specialized mountain bike to haul all this kit to Laura’s various “meetings”.
Laura Bailey is a London-based model, photographer, and writer. She is a contributing editor at British Vogue and a longtime ambassador for Save the Children.