“That’s how people live, by telling stories. What’s the first thing a kid says when he learns how to talk? ‘Tell me a story.’ That’s how we understand who we are, where we come from. Stories are everything.” – Jeffrey Eugenides

Our editorial THE THIEF is our ode to story tellers. The location: Montreal’s Westmount greenhouse. The subjects of our tall tale: a beloved star and an outsider.

Our favourite pixie starlet, Radina (A.K.A. miniature Michelle Williams, as we like to call her) is trapped in a seemingly perfect fairy tale world, with only her regal-looking pup as company.  Sophia, the diabolical trouble-maker with a master plan and a glorious mane (on or off-set), plays our thief. As Radina contemplates her fame and existence, Sophia tip toes around her garden, stealing flowers, gems, and secrets. In our version of the story, the thief has a blast taking part in the Bling Ring-style heist, and she probably sells everthing on Ebay once she escapes.

Our motive? Well, we can never look at a Richard Avedon photograph without seeing an idea behind it. Whether it’s the eyes, the contrast, the vision… there’s always something more than a pretty face and a lovely backdrop. There’s a story. Here we’ve crafted our own, through sheer experimentation and the simple motto than you must always take pleasure in what you’re doing, but you can never take yourself too seriously.

Click on the first photo to begin the slideshow.

Photos by Sophia Loffreda 

Featuring Radina Papukchieva and Sophia Trozzo



About Sophia Loffreda

Sophia Loffreda is a Concordia Journalism graduate, based in Montreal. When she’s not writing or editing for TCP, she works at a Media company, and as a fitness trainer and freelance documentary filmmaker. A self-diagnosed television junkie, Sophia enjoys camera work, photography, layout design, and scriptwriting. She's also working on writing a sitcom with two of her closest and most sarcastic friends. One day they hope to be something like Shonda Rhimes or Tina Fey. Realistic, we know. For now, she’ll settle for reading her bible (Vanity Fair) and admiring genius (Woody Allen). Her other interests include art, pop culture, travel, cooking, reading, soccer, yoga, and running with her four-year-old dog, Charlie.

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