When Emily Sandberg’s mother entered her into a modeling contest in Minnesota, the young high school student was quickly noticed by an agent in New York City, and the rest is history. Sandberg has graced the covers of major magazines, including Vogue Italia, and has starred in ad campaigns for luxury titans such as Marni and Fendi. Her ethereal beauty has been captured by some of the fashion industry’s top photographers like Steven Meisel and Paolo Roversi; she has walked the runway for Prada, Marc Jacobs, and Dolce & Gabbana—and the list of achievements goes on. Over two decades later, Sandberg is still working but is more selective with her projects.
For this issue of AS IF Magazine, the model flexed her writing skills by penning a diary for the character she created for this editorial: a captivating, elusive, and enigmatic fashion enthusiast who moved far away from the city under curious circumstances to live alone with a closet worthy of a Madison Avenue address.