Founding editor Sarah Nicole Prickett, who bills herself as a “reactionary socialite who writes a lot,” moved to New York from Canada in 2012. Her partner in Adult crime and fellow Canuck, creative director Berkeley Poole, is by-day a designer for Visionaire and V magazine.
The pair recently held an official launch party for the first issue of Adult, due at select newsstands in mid-November, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine‘s Alainna Lexie Beddie was there. Thinking of Adult as “magazine” is perhaps a bit of an insult; it’s put together like an art book, with a retail price tag to match ($20):
Despite the “Not for sale to minors” disclaimer on its cover, Prickett isn’t shy about hoping the young and curious find it, even if they have to steal it. “I want to go on the record as being very pro-minors,” she said. “I love teen girls.”
“I wish I could have been one — I was awful at it. The best I can hope for is the feeling I had as a teen, which is that I couldn’t wait to get older. I want people to feel like that until they’re 70.”
Fall issue contents include an oyster omelet recipe, a profile of David Cronenberg and a photo spread of two female models frolicking towards nudity in LA. There’s also a long read by Joe Coscarelli about the Sunshine State.