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AUGUST 2010

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COLEMAN MEDIA GROUP

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

DELINA C. editor@myscoutmagazine.com

ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE MELISSA LEE myscoutmagazine@gmail.com

CONTRIBUTING TALENT MARIE-FLEUR | PHOTOGRAPHER WWW.MARIE-FLEUR.COM LASONIC SIVONGXAY | PHOTOGRAPHER WWW.INKBLOTCH.COM ALAN CHAN | PHOTOGRAPHER WWW.ALANCHANSTUDIO.COM INGELA FUR | PHOTOGRAPHER WWW.INGELA.4ORMAT.COM KATIE RODGERS | ILLUSTRATOR WWW.PAPERFASHION.WORDPRESS.COM KILLY & OLIVER | INTERIOR DESIGNERS WWW.FRISSON-DESIGN.COM SHAN SHAN | STYLE CRUSH WWW. LOOKBOOK.NU/USER/38927-SHAN-S SANDEE | JEWELRY DESIGNER WWW.ARMORJEWELRY .COM DENNISON BETRAM | PHOTOGRAPHER WWW.DENNISONBERTRAM.COM cover photo: alan chan

WHAT'S INSIDE 12 POOL TRADE SHOW 14 PAPER FASHION ILLUSTRATOR | KATIE RODGERS 24 DIY HEADBOARD FRISSON | KILLY & OLIVER 40 WHAT DREAMS MAY COME DU WOP | KNOCK KNOCK 50 ARMOR JEWELRY SANDEE SHIN

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Editor-In-Chief editor@myscoutmagazine.com

FLASHING LIGHTS photographer| lasonic Sivongxay model | Jenna prescott make up & hair | alexandria storm

M A R K E T P L A C E >>>

POOL TRADE SHOW

POOLTRADESHOW is the original independent tradeshow, established in 2001 for the boutique market and leading retailers world-wide. It is hosted bi-annually every February and August in Las Vegas in conjunction with MAGIC Marketplace The show offers a distinct intimate environment that is conducive to doing business, with a nonintimidating ambiance allowing POOL exhibitors the opportunity to stand out and develop their brand. The POOLTRADESHOW carefully curates each show, balancing fresh talent with established brands.

August 17-19 MANDALAY BAY | LAS VEGAS

Each POOL brand is pre-screened to provide a wellrounded representation of items that will keep the boutique and lifestyle market at the pulse of emerging trends.

CONNECTING BUYERS TO EMERGING ART& DESIGN DRIVEN BRANDS SINCE 2001

“We are a community of art and design driven brands creating industry connections for creative visionaries.”

Name Kathryn Elyse Rodgers (Katie)   My first sketch Probably of a horse back in first grade... :)   What’s next Keep going with PaperFashion... lots of exciting projects coming up!   Big dream To do Paperfashion fulltime/ or open my own store- but mainly just to be happy doing what I do!   Personal style SIMPLE. Jeans/ leggings and a tank with a drapey vest and funky shoes/jewelry.  Jewelry Funky is my jewelry style. I like steampunk type things... and big watches.   Fashion tip Stay simple... but add something unique to make it all your own.   Favorite dress Not a huge dress person...   Favorite city Might not have been there yet... :) but for now it’s still NYC. Big surprise..   On my Ipod Sia, Daft Punk, The Killers, Basement Jaxx, Flying Lotus,Keane, Phoenix, Radiohead, Telepopmusik, Alicia Keys   Favorite food I LOVE almost all food!! Drink of choice  Alcoholic:  Margarita or a good beer NonAlcoholic: Apple Juice  

Favorite Flix Up, A Beautiful Mind, The Pursuit of Happyness, Amelie, The Notebook (of course), Knocked Up, Zoolander, and the list goes on and on... I love dramas and romantic movies.. and of course, a good comedy!   A must read Moschino Made in Italy (more of a visual read :) )   Motto I have a few: “Never give up on something you can’t go a day without thinking about.” “I am a great believer in luck, the harder you work, the more you get.” - Thomas Jefferson “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” - Fortune Cookie “Happiness is only real when it’s shared.” - Tolstoy “If all you ever do is all you’ve ever doneThen all you’ll ever get is all you’ve ever got.” -Unknown   Style icon Edie Sedgwick   First thing in the morning COFFEE   Last thing before bed A good tv show! Current obsession Waking up early to walk and get coffee.

www.paperfashion.wordpress.com

MARGARET HOWELL

Une Promenade en Parc

PHOTOGRAPHER | Marie-Fleur Charlesworth - www.marie-fleur.com MODEL | Helen @ ELITE Models

STYLIST | Holly Roberts MAKE UP ARTIST | Holly Watts HAIR | Yann Beyrie

INTERIORS>>>

the Tufted Burlap Headboard By Killy & Oliver of Frisson

This is what our bedroom looked like when we moved in.

Put cleats on the back of the board.

We pulled the batting over the foam and staple-gunned it on.

Burlap time!

Here’s what it looked like recently, when we were planning out the headboard sitch.

We marked where the buttons would go and pre-drilled holes.

We bought 2� thick foam and two yards of quilt batting from Daytona Trimming.

After the quilt batting was secured, we stapled on a piece of heavy-starched cotton lining.

We used four pieces of upholstery thread, pulled the buttons as tight as we could and secured them to the back of the board by tying them around finish nails.

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risson is a husband and wife team offering a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to interior and graphic design projects.  Killy Scheer and Oliver Paradis met while living in San Francisco, CA in 2002. With hum-drum jobs in industries that weren’t the right fit, they enrolled in various art and design courses to keep their creative chops up and quickly realized that career changes were in order. Shortly thereafter, they moved to New York to attend Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Killy graduated with an MS in Interior Design and Oliver earned a BFA in Communications Design with a minor in Art History. 

In 2008, while working for design firms in their respective fields, the pair founded Frisson in order to take on small side projects. The business has slowly grown into a full-time endeavor. Gravitating toward projects for small businesses and individuals to keep the creative process intimate and personal, the pair strives to deliver timeless yet striking designs for those with smaller budgets. Their fine arts-based approach and shared creative vision ensures each project is completed with comprehensive rigor and inventiveness.  In 2009 they started a blog, The Studiolo, which is primarily devoted to design, but occasionally goes off track with personal observations and musings about the world around them.   www.frisson-design.com

BROW

LIFT

PHOTOGRAPHER | ALAN CHAN MODEL | BRITT

COVER STORY >>>

alan chan photography As a pilot, Alan Chan gained a different photographic perspective. Alan combines his panoramic perceptions of exotic natural landscapes with his deft eye for photography. He perpetually explores alternative angles and finds glimmers of beauty in common spaces that seem to escape attention from the vigor of everyday life. His passion was further refined through his extensive travels across the Orient and the Americas. In 2009, Alan participated in the Illuminate Yellowtown photo contest, which he won the 'Best in Show' award and was nominated for 'Best Exposure' award. Today, Alan spends his time in Vancou ver, British Columbia where he continues freelance work.

www.alanchanstudio.com

VEDA

The

TALENTED Mr.Ripley

PHOTOGRAPHER DENNISON BERTRAM

Model | Tim Stein | Elite Milano Stylist | Veronica Mazziota Assistant Stylist | Emanuele Sangaletti Make Up | Elena Tagliapietra Location | Emanuele Gallo Perozzi

PANTS: Frav WHITE SHIRT: Zara GRAY THIN JUMPER: Kajakhman GRAY THIK JUMPER: Giancarlo Rossi

JACKET: Zara WHITE SHIRT: Frav

BAG: Giancarlo Rossi BLU JUMPER: Reverso SHIRT: Frav

PANTS: Giancarlo Rossi SHIRT: Etro SKARF: Frav GREEN JUMPER: Reverso

SHIRT: Etro TAY: Etro GILETTE: Giancarlo Rossi

photo: aaron adcock model: zoe crowley hair: chop chop beauty shop

STAYING SHARP >>>

( Dreams May Come ( What

A Beautiful Business | This entrepreneurial pair were inspired by celebs, and now they

sell their specialty makeup to them. By Nichole L. Torres     Company:Duwop Company description: Manufacturer of specialty makeup and body creams Founders: Christina Bartolucci, 44, and Laura DeLuisa, 42 Location: Glendale, California Behind the Scenes: Cristina Bartolucci and Laura DeLuisa met and found their inspiration in the trenches, doing makeup and hair on movie sets. “An actress would come in [with puffy eyes] in the morning and have to look perfect at 7 a.m.,” says Bartolucci. “We would pack [her] eyes with gauze soaked with ice water, which was uncomfortable and messy.” To solve the problem, the pair invented their first product, I gels, in 1999. Today, signature products like Lip Venom lip gloss and Revolotion body makeup are popular with fans including Jennifer Aniston and Kelly Ripa. Loose Lips: “When [we] first started the company, I was doing graphics in a copy store, and this kid came up to me and said, ‘DuWop? What a great name. Is it registered?’ I said, ‘I don’t think so,’ and he said, ‘Let me register it for you,’” says Bartolucci. “In front of me, in the store, he went online and registered, and stole our name. It took us three years and a lawsuit to get it back. So now, no matter how excited I am, I take a deep breath and think ‘Is silence the best response here?’”

Rein It In: After distribution of DuWop products exploded thanks to a zealous sales rep, Bartolucci and DeLuisa realized they didn’t want to be a mass-market brand. They scaled back distribution and now offer their products in specialty boutiques, such as Henri Bendel and Fred Segal, as well as upscale retailers Nordstrom and Sephora. The pair hopes the new strategy, combined with a full line of products now in development, will take DuWop to more than $10 million in sales in the next three years.

( Dreams May Come ( What

Laugh Factory | The humor in everyday life inspired this witty entrepreneur to get down

to business. By April Y. Pennington  

Vital Stats: Jen Bilik, 41, of Knock Knock Company: Gift and stationery company in Venice, California

Projected Sales: $3.5 million Latecomer: Former book editor Bilik was a chronic

procrastinator. The idea for her business actually came

while putting off the creation of her illustrated memoir. After designing and sending belated holiday cards in January, her friends encouraged her to sell the cards.

“Humor is a great way to acknowledge and excuse your own shortcomings,” Bilik says. “January” is now her bestselling holiday card.

Homegrown: With the profits from a real estate sale,

Bilik launched Knock Knock in 2002 with 13 products. Buyers were hesitant until they saw prototypes, so a sales company came onboard to help her gain entry

into specialty gift stores. Despite difficulties keeping up with orders, sales shot to $650,000 the first year. “The

key is resiliency,” says Bilik, who learned quickly from her mistakes.

Culture Clash: Knock Knock acknowledges the

oft-unspoken hilarity of life, whether it’s in office politics or relationships. One card, for example,

tells the newly single: “Time wounds all heels,” and

“You’re better off.” “It’s observational humor,” Bilik

says. “Most greeting card companies are so idealized. They’re not funny about the actual occasion.” Knock

Knock products, including a dating kit and humorous

flashcards, are sold on www.knockknock.biz, in more than 3,000 stores nationwide, and in Canada and the UK. Bilik plans to create additional brands, such as

a line of contemporary office products called No. 2,

and rework the company’s signature products for mass

merchants. Says Bilik, “I’ve inadvertently tapped into a psychology zeitgeist.”

STYLE CRUSH >>>

SHAN SHAN

Dream Catcher

Photography by Ingela Furustig model | Lucy Tranter-Wissemann

What began as a small hobby for New York-based designer, Sandee Shin, exploded into an entire line of avant-garde jewelry. Armor Jewelry is an arsenal of high fashion jewelry that dances between understated minimalism and the highly conceptual edge of fashion. Launching in 2009, each piece of the collection is a unique sculpture for the body that reflects the lifestyles of those who aren’t afraid to push boundaries. Armor Jewelry is a hybrid of soft, subtle draping and a mix of sexy chain materials. Each metal chain texture is carefully chosen to reflect the concept and design of the final product. Materials are then deconstructed and reconfigured to create silhouettes that effortlessly add edge and elegance to any outfit. Each piece can hold it’s own with a simple white tee or be a crowning piece over a gown. Shin’s background in performance art and design influences her choices in texture and draping. Every jewelry design is a personal work of art for Shin, and every piece is made-to-order and hand crafted with attention to every detail. www.armorjewelry.com

Queen of Hearts

photographer Lasonic Sivongxay wardrobe BTFL People (www.btflpeople.com) model Michelle M. make up Valerie Vonprisk hair Reyna Soto

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