Tilda Swinton’s Surreal ‘W’ Photo Shoot is Straight Out of the ‘Not Tilda Swinton’ Twitter Account

Credit: Tim Walker for W

For her photo shoot for W magazine’s May issue, majestic being Tilda Swinton ventured outside her glass box to return to the natural environment in which she was spawned. Clad in such organic materials as centipedes, grasshoppers, and flowers, Swinton looks less at one with nature than she does in utter control of it. 

Which made us think of one of our all-time favorite parody Twitter accounts, @NotTildaSwinton. Created by Eli Yudin and Carey O’Donnell (follow them on Twitter at @eliyudin and @ecareyo), the account presents Swinton as an otherworldly being, “A collection of universal energy. Mother of a bat, Theremiah Swinton,” if you will. It’s awesome.

We enlisted Yudin and O’Donnell, who stopped tweeting 140 character masterpieces from the account on November 1 after Swinton made a dramatic exit from Earth, to write brand new captions in the voice of @NotTildaSwinton to correspond with W‘s sublime images. Enjoy. 

Credit: Tim Walker for W

“A rare chance for you to see Gerrero, the caterpillar that lives in my skull! He has emerged, frenzied, for a glimpse of the world of fashion.”

Credit: Tim Walker for W

“This is my impression of the playful trumpet. Though to say impression would be inaccurate, for the trumpet was based on the structure of my throat.”

Credit: Tim Walker for W

“Do not mistake this for a snarl-my opened mouth wanders where it wishes. Although this could very well change when my second mouth comes in.”

Find more photos of Swinton in the May issue of W. 

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Celebrity Editor Abbey Stone hails from the fair isle of Martha's Vineyard, a lovely, vaguely dinosaur-shaped spot of land located off the coast of Cape Cod, MA, that is best known for exporting preppy salmon-colored pants. But the bright lights of New York City beckoned, and Abbey was lured away from her coastal haven to attend Barnard College. She graduated in 2010 with a degree in English and a much less useful minor in Dance. Abbey has been published in Dance Magazine, The Huffington Post, Time Out New York, and Popstar! magazine (where she learned more than she ever wanted to know about Justin Bieber). Abbey now lives in Brooklyn, where she spends her days watching stupid Internet videos and reading pretentious books.

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