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442 McAdam DISPLAY UNTIL AUGUST 25, 2013
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SUMMER 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS
4 FASHION DESIGNER Denis Gagnon
6 BAG DESIGNER Sarah Shell - 442 McAdam
14 P.Y.T. Photographed by Marie H. Rainville
22 SUMMER COLOURS Photographed by Carlyle Routh
28 IN THE MIX Photographed by Anna Scetinina
COVER Photographed by Marie H. Rainville Stylist Catherine Simard Makeup and Hair Amelie Bruneau Longpre Model Miyanda - Dulcedo Models
38 IMPOSSIBLE BLOSSOMS Photographed by Javier Lovera 44 EXAGGERATION Photographed by Corina Marie Howell 48 POOL GORGEOUS Photographed by Stephan Glathe 54 SEND FLOWERS Photographed by Mike Lewis 60 JULIA LESCOVA Photographed by Sylvie Blum 64 THE EDGE Photographed by Kira Bucca
72 MUSICIAN Mike Ayley - Marianas Trench
75 ARTIST Pietro Adamo
JEWELRY DESIGNER Aldo Orta
78 FASHION ILLUSTRATOR Sarah Hankinson 80
INTERVIEW - FASHION DESIGNER
enis Gagnon is unmistakable; you won’t catch him without his signature standout bold-frame black glasses. But what truly makes this Montreal designer unique are his exquisitely cool, modern designs that provocatively blur the line of gender, and his adoration for leather, which he works in ways you wouldn’t believe possible. He honed his talent by creating theatre costumes, and in 1993 he moved to Casablanca, Morocco to teach moulding. Back in Montreal, Gagnon to this day continues to create unique theatre costumes, but also makes pieces that unique women and men with their fingers on the fashion pulse all over Canada crave. www.denisgagnon.ca
What is it about the theatre that keeps you in the costume vein? It all depends on the producer, but it is generally very creative. It brings a lot of excitement. Who is the Denis Gagnon woman/man? It’s me, as a man or a woman: Denis or Denise. What is the biggest difference in designing for men and women? Is there one? Designing for women means much more freedom than for men. Basically, there are almost no limits for women, contrary to men, because you always have to think that it has to be sold, so it tends to be more conformist. What was your “ah-hah” moment when you realized you wanted to be a designer? Since my childhood. I didn’t have a precise moment when I realized that, but I guess it has always been there. How did you begin designing costumes for theatre? Right after I graduated from Collège Lasalle, I had a small company with friends, and we got a contract to design for theatre.
You often blur the line between genders in your pieces; how do you feel our idea of gender roles has changed in Canada? In how people dress? I feel that the roles haven’t changed that much. It’s still very conformist. If a man wears a pink tie, it doesn’t necessarily mean there has been a big evolution. What is it about leather that inspires you so much? Because it’s like a second skin, and I like the idea that, just like skin, it evolves with the ages.
You had a very successful collection with Lancome; what do you enjoy most about collaborations? I enjoyed it a lot as it was like discovering a different area of fashion: beauty. And it made me think of having my own beauty line, like most big designers. Can we expect more collaborations from you in the future? I hope so! How would you describe the culture of fashion in Montreal? It’s very open, although there is still a lot to do; but we feel people are being more and more ready to explore fashion and designers, and want to wear more designer pieces; and thanks to Internet, fashion tends to be more accessible. If you could show anywhere in the world, where would it be? Paris, of course. How do you feel about fashion’s increasing role in technology and social media? How has technology changed fashion from your perspective? I think it brought a lot of positive things. Now you can live in Alaska and still be popular around the world with your designs, thanks to a good website and Internet. If you weren’t a designer, what would you be? I don’t exactly know, but I would still be in arts, I think.
You are well-known for your signature glasses; how did those come about? A friend of mine had them. I liked them, so I told her that they didn’t look good on her and would be better on me, and she gave them to me. What song is currently paused on your music player? Mazzy Star. Even if it’s old, I feel it’s always contemporary, just like Portishead; relaxing tunes. Although I can also listen to Blondie, The Cure or Billy Idol, when I’m in the mood for it. Any advice for aspiring designers? To try their luck abroad before it’s too late, as here the market is way too small. Photos by Mathieu Fortin
INTERVIEW - BAG DESIGNER
ow many bags do you own that you can say were designed by a biology grad? Sarah Shell graduated from McGill University with a biology degree, but has since become one of the most coveted bag designers to come out of Canada. Post-biology degree, Shell changed direction and graduated from Parsons School of Design in NYC, and spent several years there, designing for Club Monaco and then working in buying/merchandizing at Gucci North America. While in NYC, Shell also worked with designers like Catherine Malandrino, Yigal Azrouel, and BCBG Max Azria. Now she’s back in Canada where her bags are engineered into covetable pieces seen on the arms of celebrities from Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, to Jeanne Beker, Leighton Meester, Mena Suvari, and Fefe Dobson. www.442McAdam.com
What made you choose the field of handbag design? An internship in the merchandizing department of Gucci Int’l made me realize the luxury and allure of a well-made timeless handbag. Prior to that I wasn’t interested in purses in the least; following that, all I wanted to do was craft the perfect bag for myself made of luscious textured leather, with a design inspired by vintage and equestrian lines. What was it like to move from biology to fashion? Refreshing. I believe everyone should challenge both sides of their brain: be it a hobby, a mere interest, or a career dedication; science and design are two incredibly intriguing, and surprisingly intertwining, aspects of life. I realized I needed to have both elements in my life, and coming to that realization has allowed me to feel much more fulfilled. I am currently studying dentistry while maintaining an active role in 442 McAdam Handbags. Has your knowledge in biology helped you at all in the world of handbags? Perhaps not biology specifically, but the ability to conceptualize three dimensional objects, imperative in chemistry, physics, and genetics, all parts of my degree, have been quite useful. Science is not a finite area; new models and theories are continuously circulating as old theories are dismissed or modified. This is also the case with fashion – there is no right or wrong, there is only what makes the most sense given the information provided. New facts emerge to modify what is scientifically accepted as often as hemlines shift and colours fall in and out of trend. Maybe biology did prepare me in way of thinking that has helped with the constant modifications of design and colours as it applies to handbags.
When did you realize you wanted to be a designer? The idea came to me when I was 12 years old. My mom bought a bathing-suit wrap, and I spent the next few days coming up with different ways to wear and style it. I started sketching designs back then. When I was in pre-med I was still considering it. I spent a summer in Florence in my first design course, getting a feel for whether I had a skill for it, and if so, whether I even enjoyed the process. I did. I loved it.
Where did the idea for your metal logo plate come from? When I first started to design handbags, I immersed myself in vintage hardware. I sourced all different types of hardware, from vintage stores and eBay, even to hardware stores. I loved the substance and durability of the hardware and its interplay with the delicate lines on vintage furnishings and door handles. The metal logo is the silhouette of a cabinet pull I found from the 1940s. I just loved it, and it ended up becoming a signature feature on 442 McAdam handbags. How would you describe your style? My style shifts with the weather and my mood, although during the week you can pretty much always find me running
needs to feel confident with her bag and not have to worry about what touches it. Do you have a favourite piece amongst what you have designed so far? If you saw me once each week for the next 6 weeks, I will likely be wearing a different bag each time. I can’t choose a favourite. I just love them all, each for different purposes, and absolutely depending on my shoes or my mood. I have a lot of shoes… and perhaps an equal amount of moods. Bowler Camel
around in scrubs these days. In the last few years I’ve noticed my shift from bohemian prints and oversized flowing outfits, to bold colour-blocking with fits that are more complimentary to my figure. It is so important to understand what works for your shape, and how to bring out your best features. I still get caught up in what’s pretty and need to remind myself to take a step back and assess whether it’s right for my features and skin tone. I am always excited for summer though, mostly to get into my flowing summer dresses and floral prints… nothing makes me feel prettier. My thoughts on matching: as long as your shoes and purse match, despite what you wear in between, you will look put together! What is your favourite material to work with? I only use cowhide leather. These days they can do amazing things with cowhide to replicate the texture of even the most endangered species. I love the thickness and texture of faux buffalo made from Italian cowhide. Any other materials you want to explore? I am stuck on the endless possibilities of cowhide. I am, however, interested in eventually looking at a canvas collection for the summer.
Can you describe the first moment you heard of a celebrity carrying one of your bags? It is a little embarrassing. I heard Lady Gaga had sported our black Hobo bag… I did a high-pitched scream followed by Google image searches. I loved seeing Fefe Dobson with the same bag. The style is just so rock n’ roll, so to see an actual rocker with the bag was to see a design come to fruition. Who is the ideal 442 McAdam woman? The ideal 442 McAdam woman is really my mom. She was the first person I designed and made a handbag for. She is hard to please, and very open with what she does not like. She is elegant, travels the world, loves to walk around anywhere interesting, from Toronto to Shanghai, with everything she could possibly need, and still maintains a professional appearance for meetings. She is the most consistently put-together person I know, and the ultimate woman I want 442 McAdam to appeal to. So the fact that so many designs within the line, from the bohemian to the more modern styles, appeal to her and fulfill her needs, and have people stopping her on the street to find out where she got her bag, is quite an accomplishment for me.
Do your final designs reflect your original idea? Absolutely. I question myself a lot, making sure I don’t stray too far from the vintage and equestrian roots of my brand. Far too often I see brands with unique designs quickly blend in with the vast pool of handbags. It is important to regroup and ensure that the origins of 442 McAdam are incorporated into all the designs. A brand needs to infuse each season with fresh options while maintaining a consistent voice. For that reason, I try not to focus on what other brands are doing; I focus more on working with what 442 stands for and incorporating that into what my customer wants and needs. What do you look for in a good handbag design? Strong seams, a timeless silhouette, practical features, and fabric and hardware that are made to be abused. A woman has too many important things to worry about. She therefore
Who would you most like to see wearing one of your designs? Jeanne Beker. She was one of my fashion inspirations. Fashion Television was my earliest education in fashion, and her attitude towards it really drew me in. After speaking with her a few times at New York Fashion Week, back when I was beginning my career in fashion, her enthusiasm and modesty made me appreciate her that much more. She is busy, worldly, dynamic, and all the while maintains her elegance. Do you travel? If you do, do you get inspiration from traveling? I love to travel. Florence, Italy is one of my favourite travel destinations. Its history, architecture, and galleries bring out the artist in me. Eastern Europe infuses me with a fresh perspective on design. Finland may be the ultimate place to be inspired. It breaks down the definition of design and gives it new and amazing possibilities. Creatively, it may be the antithesis of Florence, but the combination of the old and the new is what 442 McAdam designs are built upon. Why do you feel it is important to keep the company Canada-based? The Canadian fashion industry is small enough to be a part of it and connect with other players in the fashion scene, but large enough to be of significance worldwide. From a business perspective, this gives us greater access to our customers and the forces within the industry. Having a louder voice in a smaller community, as the Canadian fashion industry is compared to the states and Europe, is useful in building a brand and having a finger on exactly who the brand’s customer is. Moving the company to Toronto from Calgary was a shift from an even louder voice in a much smaller community, and that was a hard decision to make as it was. We love Toronto and are very happy that the Canadian fashion industry has embraced us as they have. Marsha Camel
Do you have any plans to expand the 442 McAdam line? From our intricate little Chappy evening purse to the laptop-friendly Pencil Skirt bag, 442 McAdam bags take our customer from day to night. Our men’s briefcases have also grown quite the following. An exciting recent spotting was in L.A. with Vincent Gallo sporting a 442 Men’s bag! Working within the handbag desires of our customers is what we are good at, and we are going to stay on that course. Are there any handbags from history that have grabbed your heart? The Hobo bag is one of the first styles I made, and I believe it is the essence of what 442 McAdam bags are. Bohemian yet elegant, practical, comfortable, luscious texture, fun lining, and will absolutely get you stopped on the street. It’s where we began and you will be sure to see it make appearances throughout the 442 McAdam seasons to come.
INTERVIEW - JEWELRY DESIGNER
ecadence is a word jewelry designer Aldo Orta knows well. His designs are bursting with opulence, fine workmanship, and intrigue, and have gained him a legion of fans over the years including Calvin Klein, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Jones, Cindy Lauper, the Bacardi Family, and many more. Just as his clients are cultural symbols in their own right, Orta’s pieces themselves convey the mystery and fascination surrounding the art of symbols and mythology. Aside from crafting fine jewelry, he has been an active member in promoting AIDS awareness and in donating works to fundraise for cystic fibrosis charities. Orta has been a favourite of the royal and famous for years, but it’s clear that his pieces won’t be their secret for much longer. www.aojewelry.com
You are trained in fine art, especially sculpture, at the University of Fine Arts in your hometown of Mexico; did you ever want a career in the fine arts? I worked for many years as the Art Director for Marriott Hotels worldwide. The money and experience were great, but I find working for a corporation somewhat limiting, whereas working for myself has no boundaries, allowing me to express myself more freely as an artist. Why did you decide to leave Mexico and move to the US? I was working as an actor on Mexican soap operas (Televisa). Then the Mexico City earthquake (1985) changed my life: it destroyed my home and the studios. Friends in Los Angeles invited me to stay with them temporarily, however I fell in love with the United States and have been here ever since. A lot of hard work and talent, which I’m grateful for, led me to where I’m at today. Does your Mexican heritage inspire your work? My greatest pride is my Mexican heritage. I think Mexico has one of the richest cultures in the world; its history and colourful traditions in all the art forms leaves such a lasting impression on anyone exposed to it. I lived several blocks from Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s home in Mexico City. I saw so much passion and dedication in their work, and that dedication to art as a form of expression has always stayed with me.
When did you know you wanted to be a jewelry designer? In 1990 I was living in New York and began designing jewelry for myself. At a party in the Hamptons one weekend I was wearing some of my pieces. A member of the Royal family of Kuwait saw my work and invited me the next day to their home to discuss doing a line of jewelry for the family. I got my first order that day for $1 million. I have never stopped designing since. One of the pieces I designed for them was in a prayer bead style; I loved the spiritual aspect of that piece and have been using spirituality as an inspiring aspect of my work ever since.
How does your skill in sculpture translate to the scale of jewelry design? My jewelry is all three-dimensional; I rarely design a piece that is flat or two-dimensional. I also like to incorporate movement into my pieces. If a client requests a piece flat in nature, I will deliver it. My collection for QVC is very multidimensional and full of movement. I think of creating a new piece as sculpting the silver into shape. What is your favourite material to work with? I love silver: the beauty of the “white” quality in silver and the way it reflects light. It’s also affordable for most people and is very durable and will last a lifetime. Is there a new, emerging technique in metalworking that’s caught your interest? The metalworking techniques haven’t changed much in recent years, however the computer programs and designing
Do you have a favourite jewelry designer you find inspiration in? Yes, I’m inspired by Harry Winston. I can relate to him because he started a small business and grew it too. He also started with royalty and the rich and famous. These connections helped him to build his empire. Also, he left the legacy of the Hope Diamond to the American people by donating it to the Smithsonian Institute. It’s a gesture that has inspired me to be involved with charity organizations for many years now, to whom I have donated many pieces for good causes; charities like Care Resource in Florida, the Glaads, The Eagle and Badge Foundation in Los Angeles, and many more.
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tools available today are amazing. I can design a lifelike three-dimensional piece on a computer screen, experimenting with different design elements and stones, before even starting production. It helps a client tremendously, allowing them input into the design process as well. What is your source of inspiration? I am very inspired by history and mythology. I find beauty from all cultures, from all time periods. When I have a special commission piece, such as one I did for Prince Albert of Monaco, I do special research into that culture/country to help inspire my design. Having done several pieces now for royalty, and the research that’s gone into the symbols and their meanings, I find myself incorporating more of these symbols into all my creations. Being that many of your pieces are inspired by your love of mythology, do you have a favorite myth/groups of myths from a culture? I find myself more drawn to Greek mythology. The romantic aspect of their myths and stories, as well as how complete the stories are, makes them seem so real, yet still so magical. They put so much passion into the characters. Also, because of my heritage, I am fascinated with the Mayan and Aztec cultures; the architecture they created is so powerful and haunting. I also love the ancient Egyptian culture and the legacy and knowledge they left for us. Can you tell us about your creative process when you design? I need to be alone to concentrate and focus on details and messages. I can’t be rushed; I take whatever time is needed to deliver my vision and I never underestimate a detail. I always start with pencil on paper. I keep my mind calm, and classical music helps too, Bach being my favourite. I’ve been practicing yoga my entire adult life, so small breaks during sketching help me re-focus.
Is there a message you wish to communicate with your designs? My message is spiritual knowledge; awareness and history. I try to bring mythology to life. We all know that a picture is worth more than a thousand words, but a symbol can tell more than a thousand pictures. And I want us to remember that we are spiritual beings having a human experience in the light or not. Wine Glass
Who do you most enjoy designing for? I love to design for myself. It gives me 100% freedom to express myself artistically, knowing I’m the only one who has to truly like the piece. You are developing Jewelry for the Home; what was your motivation? I believe your home is your sanctuary. You should surround yourself with beauty and treasures to better enjoy life. I’m also working with a new item, accessories for men’s neckties. They’re available exclusively on www.themagnetie.com.
Can you tell us about your experience on Shark Tank? I waited a year before I received a call after submitting my application. It was very exciting to be selected out of 40,000 applicants. ABC’s Shark Tank was my stage to perform on and introduce myself as a designer to the masses. The power of TV is amazing, opening doors like QVC. The producers of the show are so supportive and really want their entrepreneurs to succeed. Can you tell us about the piece you have been requested to design for Queen Elizabeth? I am so honoured and proud about this commission. The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) was founded in August 1914 at the onset of World War One. An all-volunteer regiment, the PPCLI was named after Princess Patricia of Connaught, granddaughter of Queen Victoria and daughter of Lord Connaught, the then Governor General of Canada. The Regiment fought throughout the 1st World War, also serving in World War II in Italy and Western Europe. The Regiment still continues to serve Canada in Afghanistan. The commemorative brooch was commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of the PPCLI in honour of the wives and next of kin of the Regiment. A truly unique piece, it embodies the Regimental pride and honour placed in the strength behind the serving men and women of the PPCLI. What is your favourite thing about creating custom pieces? I love doing the research into the history that the client provides me. It helps me to expand my knowledge of the world and to learn new things. My best reward, however, is to see their faces when they see the piece for the first time and the joy and happiness it brings them. Most of these pieces become family heirlooms, and I feel very proud and privileged to be allowed into their family history.
After all of your long success, where do you see yourself in five years? I’ll tell you what I said to the interviewer right before I went on Shark Tank: “Expectations can lead to disappointment.” I am so grateful for the doors that have opened since I went public on Shark Tank and the amazing contracts I’ve received, changing my life. I’ll be busy building my brand and name globally for many years to come. Photos by Marcin Cymmer. Tie Jewellery
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IN THIS ISSUE...
Montréal designer Denis Gagnon has made quite a name for himself over the years with his darkly minimalist designs. While he still dabbles in costume design, Gagnon has gained a legion (and growing) number of fashion-elite fans who crave what he creates, fueled by his own addiction to leather. A tour de force in both the Canadian and international fashion industry, Gagnon is a force to be reckoned with.(Page 4)
If one person can squash the “fashion is flakey” stereotype, it’s handbag designer Sarah Shell. A biology grad from McGill University in Montréal, Shell took a jump and turned her full attention to creating her vintage-inspired line of handbags, 442 McAdam. Today the company is still Canada based but has spread out far: 442 McAdam bags have been seen on such notable celebrities as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. (Page 6)
Marianas Trench, the Vancouver based band, has enjoyed mounting success in both the Canadian and U.S. music industry. Their first single “Cross My Heart” was played non-stop on radios across North America when it was released in 2008, and their latest offering, album “Ever After”, has led to both a platinum single and a gold single. Plus, they just won Group of the Year at the 2013 Juno Awards. (Page 72)
If you have seen any photos of royal families recently, from the Royal Family of Kuwait to Prince Albert of Monaco, chances are they were wearing pieces by jewelry designer Aldo Orta. Inspired by the myths and spirituality of life on this earth, Orta has designed countless custom pieces for royalty, as well as celebrities such as Jay Z, Colin Farrel, Giselle Bündchen, and P Diddy among many others. (Page 9)
It would be hard to calculate how many young artists painter Pietro Adamo has influenced over his career. Born and based in Toronto, Adamo taught fine art for over 20 years while continuing to pursue his own work. Today, his passion is still evident as he continues to garner inspiration from everywhere and his work is shown in galleries all over the world. (Page 75)
Not many people would be able to say that they came face-to-face with their own drawings on display when going to buy a major label lipstick; but Sarah Hankinson, the Melbourne, Australia based illustrator, is one of those few. Her work combines crisp, fluid pencil strokes with punchy bursts of juicy watercolour to create images that fans and clients such as Target and Maybelline adore. (Page 78)
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, set on the picturesque KonaKohala coast of Hawaii, first opened its doors for guests in 1996, and completed a $40-million enhancement in late 2009. (Page 80)
P.Y.T. Photographed by Marie H. Rainville Represented by Judy Inc www.mariehrainville.com Stylist: Catherine Simard Makeup and Hair: Amelie Bruneau Longpre, represented by GLOSS Artistes Inc Model: Miyanda - Dulcedo Models Stylist Assistant: Rick Patenaude
Top Dane Richards Hat Lacoste
Top and Skirt Marc Jacobs at HOLT RENFREW Necklace Topshop
Dress Hussein Chalayan at SSENSE Coat Yard666sale Shoes JS by Jessica Halona
Pants Versace at SSENSE Top Yard666sale Shoes Truth or Dare by Madonna at LITTLE BURGUNDY Necklace Aldo
Jacket, Top and Pants Tavan & Mitto Bag Everything at LITTLE BURGUNDY
Top yard666sale Skirt Milly at HOLT RENFREW Bag Aldo Shoes Aldo
Jacket Yard666sale Leggings Topshop Boots Yard666sale
Blazer and Pants Tavan & Mitto Belt Moschino Shoes Nine West Glasses Tom Ford at HOLT RENFREW
SUMMER COLOURS Photographed by Carlyle Routh
www.carlylecreative.com Stylist: Alicia Simpson, represented by Plutino Group Makeup and Hair: Vanessa Jarman, using Rimmel London and TRESemme Hair Care, represented by P1M Model: Leanne Proctor - Elmer Olsen Models
Blazer BY MALENE BIRGER Top PINK TARTAN Pants JOIE Shoes ALDO Earrings J.CREW
Blazer PINK TARTAN Shirt and blouse EQUIPMENT Shorts BROSE Bag BOTKIER
Blazer JOIE Blouse EQUIPMENT Sweater BY MALENE BIRGER Pants PINK TARTAN
Shirt LIBERTY ART FABRICS Skirt LUCIAN MATIS Bow-tie TOPMAN
Jacket and pants BROSE Top JOIE Shoes COLE HAAN
Jacket and shirt PINK TARTAN Pants H&M Boots ALDO
IN THE MIX Photography and Art Direction by Anna Scetinina
www.annascetinina.com Body Art Design: Anna Scetinina Stylist: Joanna Plisko Makeup and Hair: Delia Lupan, represented by Judy Inc - TRESemme Hair Care Manicurist: Delia Lupan, represented by Judy Inc - Broadway Nails Models: Kamila and Elena - Next Models Canada Location: Toronto, Canada
Dress ANU RAINA Necklace and Bracelet JEWELLERY BY KAREN Shoes SAM EDELMAN
Top and Skirt ANN TAYLOR Shoes FERGALICIOUS Bracelet and Pin JEWELLERY BY KAREN
Dress AVNAH Shoes SAM EDELMAN Stockings GIVENCHY Necklace and Earrings JEWELLERY BY KAREN
Dress LUX & LUSTER Shoes BCBGENERATION Necklace JEWELLERY BY KAREN
Dress LUX & LUSTER Necklace and Bracelet JEWELLERY BY KAREN Shoes SAM EDELMAN
Necklace JEWELLERY BY KAREN
Elena (left) Dress AVNAH Necklace and Bracelet JEWELLERY BY KAREN Pumps STEVE MADDEN Kamila (right) Top and Pants ANN TAYLOR Necklace and Bracelet JEWELLERY BY KAREN Shoes JESSICA SIMPSON
IMPOSSIBLE BLOSSOMS Photographed by Javier Lovera www.javierlovera.com Stylist: Jessica Albano Makeup Artist : Luisa Duran, represented by Plutino Group Hair Stylist: Dat Tran Model: Emily Fox - Next Models Photographer Assistant: Juan Angel
Suit PINK TARTAN Shirt EQUIPMENT
Jacket PINK TARTAN Cardigan DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Romper ALICE + OLIVIA
Top PINK TARTAN Jacket COMRAGS Skirt BY MALENE BIRGER Cuff SWAROVSKI
Top DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Jacket EVA FRANCO Bustier and pant PINK TARTAN
Top and pant BY MALENE BIRGER
exaggeration... Photographed by Corina Marie Howell
www.corinamarie.com Makeup Artist: Ash Mathews Hair Stylist: Monica Escalante for Regne Model: Claudia Cooper - LA Models and Models One UK Location: Los Angeles, USA
Face RCMA Shinto Palette and Face Atelier Ultra Foundation Pro Blush MAC Cremeblend blush in Brit Wit and Benefit Moon Beam Powder Palladio Natural Rice Powder Eyeshadow MAC Carbon at lash line and MAC Print over eyelid and up to crease Eyeliner Laura Geller Waterproof Eyeliner in Black Eyelashes Top and bottom lashes by Frends Beauty Supply Mascara Loreal Voluminous original in Blackest Black Lips MAC Myth
Face Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Powder Coty Airspun Face Powder in Translucent Blush Smashbox blush in Passion
Face RCMA Shinto Palette and Face Atelier Ultra Foundation Pro Blush MAC Cremeblend blush in Brit Wit Powder Palladio Natural Rice Powder Eyeshadow Make Up For Ever sculpting kit in deep neutral brown/ivory Eyebrows Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Brunette/Dark Brown Mascara Loreal Voluminous original in Blackest Black Lips Make Up For Ever Flash Palette and OCC Lip Tar in RX Nails Essie nail polish in Butler Please
POOL GORGEOUS Photographed by Stephan Glathe
www.stephanglathe.com Production: Ila Nazar - Ekaya Productions Stylist: Michael Cooper, represented by One League Makeup and Hair: Alba Frei Model: Emma Menteath - Outlaws Models Cape Town Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Kaftan top SEA FOLLY Gold bikini top H&M Pants AMERICAN APPAREL Shoes GUESS Jewelry H&M
Bikini ROBERTO CAVALLI Gold kimono top ZARA Earrings H&M
Swimsuit DAX MARTIN Shoes PRADA Gold necklace H&M
Bikini MICHAEL KORS
Scarf worn as turban VERSACE Kimono top MATTHEW WILLIAMSOM Bikini bottom Cia. Maritima Sunglasses TOM FORD Jewelry H&M
SEND FLOWERS Photographed by Mike Lewis
www.mikelewis.ca Stylist: Joanna Plisko Makeup and Hair: Blair Petty, represented by Judy Inc Model: Anna Stephenson - Sutherland Models
Top David Dixon Bracelet Belle Boutique
Left: Corset David Dixon Necklace Belle Boutique Headpiece Blair Nadeau Millinery
Dress David Dixon
Top David Dixon Necklace Belle Boutique
Top David Dixon
Dress David Dixon Necklace Belle Boutique
JULIA LESCOVA Photographed by Sylvie Blum www.sylvie-blum.com Stylist: Dr Dee Makeup and Hair: Jacqui Jordan Model: Julia Lescova
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INTERVIEW - Musician
MARIANAS TRENCH Mike Ayley - Musician-Bassist
y now you’ve probably heard of Juno Award-winning Vancouver band Marianas Trench, and if you haven’t, you’ve almost definitely heard their work. Their hit single “Cross My Heart” was blasted from radios all year when it was released in 2008, and was also featured in season one of the hit show “The Vampire Diaries”. Their latest album “Ever After”, released in 2011, has certainly had its fair share of success as well: the single “Haven’t Had Enough” reached the No. 1 spot on iTunes Canada and Pop Downloads. Oh, and we should mention that it also went platinum. Plus, they most recently won Group of the Year at the 2013 Juno Awards. Mike Ayley, bassist, took some time with 1968 Magazine to answer our questions on the band, horror stories about touring, and creating an album. www.marianastrench.net
In full glorious description, what was winning like? While I was in a state of pure fatigue, our first Juno category was announced. While they were introducing the category a couple of camera men perched on the floor and aimed in our direction. It appeared as though we were going to win. However, there were a lot of potential winners in the immediate vicinity. When they said our name it was very surreal. It seemed like it wasn’t actually happening. I had a huge smile on my face and couldn’t have stopped smiling if I had to. I remember high-fiving Matt and kissing my girlfriend. It was such a relief. I felt loose like I was melting into a puddle and had a super calm feeling of peace inside for the rest of the day. When did you know you wanted to be a musician? I always loved music. I used to sneak into my brother’s bedroom when nobody was home and play his keyboard and bass guitar. I thought I was doing something bad, but I just loved making songs. When I was 17 I would listen to live CDs of bands and, although I never thought it was unusual until now, I would always picture myself as the singer rather than somebody in the audience. How did you guys form Marianas Trench? Matt and Josh knew each other from high school. Ian and I worked together and were already in another band before. When that band broke up Ian tried out for MT, got the gig, and soon after I became the bass player.
What was the first thing you did when you found out you were nominated for a Juno Award? We have been nominated for a Juno award a couple times before. We didn’t win those times. So, other than booking the flights, hotels and weekend passes, nothing was different. Once we were at the Junos the whole weekend experience was different than before. We were performing this year and that involved multiple early morning rehearsals.
Where did the idea come from to name the band after the deep chasm in the Pacific Ocean? Is that what people think? Okay, we’ll give the chasm all the credit; but truth be told, that Chasm was pre-named after us. How would you describe your sound? We’re a pop rock band. Our songs have great melodies and LOTS of harmonies. There are many times in our live show
when we do four-part harmonies. I think that is one of the things that sets us apart from other bands in the same genre. Is there a message that you wish to communicate with your music? We like to let people interpret the music and lyrics for themselves. That way the songs are open to personal interpretation and will mean more to our fans than if we explicitly describe what they are about. I know this is a loaded question, but describe what the journey’s been like for you to gain the success that you’ve achieved? As I answer this I am in Saskatoon, Canada. I remember the first time we played here at a basement bar for 15 people. We met every one of those early supporters. They have been with us since the start and helped us along the path in so many ways! We have since played this town at least a dozen times and are headlining our own full-production arena rock show tomorrow night. It’s been seven years of steady and gradual growth. Our fan base has a very organic and “real” quality to it. There wasn’t any TV contest or crazy one-hit-wonder type of thing that propelled us to this point. It has just been hard work and persistence coupled with our incredible fan loyalty. You’ve toured with other accomplished bands such as Simple Plan back in 2011; what was that experience like, and what is it like touring with other bands? Simple Plan was a GREAT experience for us. We got to do our first national U.S. tour while playing with them, and in Canada got to do our first arena tour. We watched how well
they treated their crew, the local help, and all the bands on the tour. They are all very nice guys and we were very fortunate to work with them. Any upcoming tours we should know about? We are doing our first full U.S.A. headlining tour. It starts May 16th and runs for about 5 weeks. We also have our last shows in Canada for “Ever After” this summer at a few select festivals, including Bluesfest in Ottawa and one final show in Toronto (where we hadn’t been able to bring our “FACE THE MUSIC” show due to venue scheduling availability). Do you play any other instrument besides bass? I can play guitar and trumpet as well. If there was one instrument you wish you could learn to play, what would it be? I would love to be a very good piano player. It’s such a great instrument! Could you describe the process you guys take when creating an album? The songs come at whatever rate the music gods let them. Josh writes and re-writes until a song is complete and then we record it in the studio. We like to record the songs as they come instead of waiting and doing a whole album at once. It keeps the performances more inspired and the songs are still fresh when they are being tracked. We all know touring can be tough; any ‘horror stories’? Let me just put it this way: We nicknamed our first national tour “Flirting with Death”.
What is currently paused on your music playing device? Uhhh… well to be honest it’s Taylor Swift’s “Trouble”. That is one great pop song. Any advice for aspiring musicians/bands? Write your songs over and over until they are as good as they can be. Practice over and over until your great songs will translate with your live show. Promote yourself over and over until you get noticed and a foot in the door, and then do it all over again. How do you think/hope things will change now that you’ve won Group of the Year? I don’t know if things will change much. The Juno exposure will always help, and seems to increase our visibility to a new demographic, but I expect we will just keep working hard. Perhaps even harder than ever. We are starting to expand to international regions. Maybe the Juno will give us some “street cred!” in the new countries. Lol. Photos by Ivan Otis If you could pick the brain of any musician, dead or alive, who would it be and why? I would actually love to go back in time and watch the recording process of the Beatles doing “Sargent Pepper”. I would also love to watch the writing process for Max Martin. He’s a genius. How do you feel about the current music industry in Canada? I think Canada is a very supportive place for music. Canadian content regulations are great to help new bands get a chance at having their songs played on radio and TV. The people have been great to us and I really only have our own experience to judge from. What is something people may not realize about pursuing a career in music? Oh man, it is so much harder than you think it will be. Even three albums and hundreds of shows later we still have to grind for everything if we want to continue growing. You can never take anything for granted, and remember that your fans are THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. Without them, there is no career; only a hobby. Where do you want to be in five years? Hopefully we will be just finishing up our 5th album cycle and continuing our growth outside Canada as well. I would love to get to see more of the world through this job. It’s a heck of a bonus to the job.
INTERVIEW - ARTIST
eing well-known for its thriving art community, Toronto is not short of talented artists, and Pietro Adamo is no exception. Born in Ontario’s capital, he had an extensive education in Fine Art and Art History at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. He then reversed the role and began to teach. Over his 20 years of teaching at the Chaminade College School in Toronto, he saw a number of his students go on to become successful artists, from architects to illustrators, and yet continued to fulfill his own desire to paint. Since then, he has worked on multiple commissions, as well released a series of prints, posters, and bas-relief sculptures. Intrigued? You can find him in galleries all over the world. www.artistpietroadamo.com
When did you realize you wanted to be an artist? I still have vivid memories of finger painting in kindergarten at Essex Street Public School in the sixties, so the seeds were planted early on. I don’t know if one actually decides to become an artist, but I do know that a break from teaching art in order to paint for a year was a change I welcomed. I left teaching visual arts as a full-time profession in 1997. I have since pursued my passion for art, particularly painting as a full-time occupation.
Can you tell us a little about your background? I was born Pietro Michele Adamo in 1955 in Toronto. I am the eldest of four children of the late Ilio Adamo and our mother, Rosa (née Garisto), both Calabrese immigrants who came to Canada in the early 1950’s. I graduated from University of Toronto/Sheridan College Art & Art History program in the mid 1970’s and became a visual arts teacher until 1997. I have been painting independently and through agents and galleries since 1998. I have been happily married since 1978 and have two children who are now adults and are pursuing careers. How would you describe your art? I have a difficult time trying to categorize my work as I try to stay open to all kinds of influences and techniques. I can give you an idea through words used to describe my work over the years by critics and reviewers of my shows: tactile, moody, depth, riot of sensational colour, palpable textures, delicious impasto, sensual brushstrokes, sophisticated surfaces, structured chaos, unusual juxtaposition of forms, haunting imagery, mysterious elements, sublime, brooding… just to mention a few. I will simply state this: I have painted thousands of pieces in the last decade alone, and the blank canvas still stirs feelings of anxiety, excitement, anticipation. It never gets old. What are your favourite themes? Much of what I am painting now is inspired by my walks in and around the McMichael grounds here in Kleinburg. Visually, some of that is obvious in that I incorporate reeds into a series which loosely references impressionist painting and the work of Riopelle and Pollock. In the past, my work has centered around themes related to the emotions suggested by colours (Emozioni series) and alienation (Cellular and Cosmo series), as well as modern urban life (Vitae Urbanae series). Themes I choose to explore are always related to where I am in the here and now - that is to say, they reflect life at that moment. The pieces are always to do with my state of mind, what I am concerned with, whether on a personal or a global level. Is there a message that you wish to communicate with your art? The minute you make a mark, you are attempting to say something, the meaning of which can be taken as being intentional or unintentional. That’s a daunting issue. I do not
How important is it to you to draw inspiration from your Italian heritage? Well, how can I answer this one in a politically correct manner? I can’t. So then, the Canadian part of the equation is made from 100% Durham Semolina, and the sauce, well, the sauce is Piccante! Obviously, artists are who they are, both in terms of politics and DNA; and this, more often than not, is evident in their work. I laugh when we say ‘Canadian artist’, and at the same time there is no better term in this internet age. Canadian art has been celebrating and melding diverse influences for at least the last century. My art is no different. I may be in Taormina Sicily one week, and sketching out my memory of Giardini Naxos by the Humber River the following week. My heritage simply adds great flavour to the mix.
feel authorized or qualified or arrogant enough to suggest that I have a central message that must be heeded or at least sent out. Perhaps the message is in the process; maybe as inspiration for others to do whatever it is they do in their daily lives better. I am always in awe of the people who derive so much from my work. There’s an undeniable connection between artist and viewer, and therein probably lies the central message. That thought is humbling. How would you describe your creative process? Disciplined (unlike the artist himself). I am out of my comfort zone when I work, which is why it does work. I treat it like a job, and as such, I take two breaks and a lunch, and a daily walk which I feel is the R&D part of what I do. I work through days when it’s “just not there”, and as proof, there are many unresolved canvases I have considered inferior, only to find some clients aching for the “sophisticated unfinished ones”. Go figure. It takes discipline, even when it looks as if you’ve had fun. What does your art work mean to you? Art is life. Life is art - “ma please, gimme a break!” I have never completed a piece I would consider satisfactory in every aspect, and so art has always meant “the next one” to me in that the next piece offers a fresh start, a new beginning, a chance at redemption...hmmm…art is life…
While studying art history, did you fall in love with a particular stylistic period? I have to say that I am drawn to the roots of modernism that is, the pieces at the end of strict stylistic periods that indicated that yearning on the part of the artist for something; a departure, if you will. Michelangelo’s works at the end of his life were generally viewed as incomplete, or were they? Manet’s Dejeuner confounded the art lovers and scholars alike in its brazen artistry. Nude Descending a Staircase is often mistaken for a Picasso, but it is a piece that inspired many Cubists, including Pablo Picasso. My work plainly shows my keen interest in the modern movements, from Impressionism through Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism. New movements build on old ones, renewing, reviewing, reinventing. I often hear the term “it’s all been done before” by discouraged young art students. My answer is always: “The world awaits your contribution; that’ll be done when you muster up the courage.” Linea Verde
You often use concrete subjects and treat them with abstraction in your work; what draws you to the abstract? I feel the relevance of abstraction in our lives as it seems to reflect the fragmented, intense nature of modern life. It can be interference, a blur, a traffic jam, a crowded street, or an empty parking lot, an abandoned factory, a windowless corridor. I grew up in the sixties and seventies; the seemingly unfocused mess that was existence was a norm. Ironically, the internet seems to have brought some focus back, even though the pace of life has augmented. The familiarity of that which is deemed “real” is something I do not shy away from. It’s like a good hook in a song; I’ll use it when I want to, but how I want to. Something familiar (as in the Tragically Hip song) can serve as a great lead into a deeper, unfamiliar, but captivating voyage of discovery. It is strange that abstract painting, now a tradition of sorts, represents a challenge for so many. Being that you use mixed-media, do you have a favourite medium? I am partial to acrylic paint and water-based oils for patinas. I enjoy working with textural elements such as wood, glass beads, reeds, resin, silica, wire, and so on. What was it that drew you to teaching? I had completed my degree, and at that time there was a need for teachers with specialties such as visual arts. No doubt the career, sense of security, and thought of teaching art while having some time to continue to pursue my passion, entered into the decision. When I left, I did so knowing I would return some day; but art is a jealous mistress, and so I’ve been away from teaching for 15 years. What is your view on specialty arts schools in Toronto? It seems as if there are many different specialty schools now. I believe in a balanced education, but I can see where some students would certainly benefit from consistent concentration in art. I know some friends who are fortunate enough to teach in such schools. Although they claim the results speak for themselves, it is possible to achieve outstanding results in a normal secondary school with the support of staff and community. How do you feel about the current art community in Toronto? It is not as strong as it could be. Many artists feel that Toronto is not known as a city with a vibrant arts scene; although I feel that it is, but it is somewhat fragmented. Certainly, the city has few galleries when compared to cities with similar or smaller populations. Some feel the arts and crafts “fairs” have also contributed to fewer permanent galleries. If we judge by the amount of art in public spaces compared to other cities, we could conclude that there is little appetite
for art in this city despite Luminato and Nuit Blanche, which seem to reinforce that art is a once-a-year media event. If you could pick the brain of any artist, dead or alive, who would it be and why? It’s not easy to narrow it down to one, so I’ll stick to three Canadians: Michael Snow, Tom Thomson, and the late Guido Molinari (that’s right, Guido). Michael Snow’s figurative work continues to be a major influence in my art, and Molinari’s hard-edged paintings have been important in helping me open my mind to minimal painting and colour relationships. I visit the McMichael collection frequently and am drawn like so many others to the work of Tom Thomson. I’ve been fortunate enough to have seen the works of many of the world’s great painters, but the haunting quality of Thomson’s brushwork and sense of colour and space are unrivalled. I would ask him if we could discuss the variations in light on snow due to conditions inherent in the Canadian climate. We’d probably do this over a shore lunch and beers up in Algonquin with Mike and Guido. Then I know they’d ask about the funny coffee I’d poured into the cups. I would answer: “Gentlemen, it is called Caffe corretto. Just drink it. I promise you’ll see things differently.” What can we expect from you in the future? I will work as long as I am allowed to. I will push the boundaries of my expression with an eye towards upcoming major solo exhibitions in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. I will continue to work on corporate and private commissions in my Kleinburg studio. Photos by Jim Craigmyle
INTERVIEW - ILLUSTRATOR
Sarah Hankinson Illustrator
f you read magazines, chances are you’ve seen Melbourne illustrator Sarah Hankinson’s pieces livening up the page. Hankinson has captivated audiences with her use of minimalist line and juicy splashes of colour, using both traditional and mixed media. Hankinson is co-founder of The Windsor Workshop, a Melbourne-based studio, and Santiago Sunbird, a creative services agency. You can also find her in group and solo shows across Australia and, we predict, soon the world. www.sarahhankinson.com
Why fashion illustration? I feel like I never really made this choice, I just fell into it. I love fashion, so it was natural for me to draw this kind of imagery and direct my career on this path. What is your source of inspiration? I could spend hours on end looking on blogs and fashion and beauty sites; they really do inspire me! Beautiful fashion photography inspires me, but so do many other things more indirectly such as fabrics, exhibitions, colour combinations, different cultures, an amazing garment, movies, and music. How did you refine your signature style? My work is strongly fashion-oriented and generally made up from layered pencil and a hint of colour. I’d say my style is quite simplistic, usually focusing on one detail; some of the pieces are elegant and some of them are playful. I love capturing beauty in an illustration and work to create beautiful youthful imagery. I try to make each piece a balance of light and dark, thick and thin, clean and crisp lines, empty and full space. Three words to sum my illustrations up would be: feminine, pretty and youthful. You like to use mixed media, but do you have a favourite technique? I like to use crisp clean lines to draw my subject and then bring in an element of freedom in watercolours or ink to contrast the linework. I love watercolours; I feel the boundaries of using them are endless, and even though I have been using them for years, I’m only just beginning to explore what can be done with them. Do you have a one favourite illustration amongst your work? I love the piece entitled Hubba Bubba. It is based on a photograph by my friend. She is Frank and the composition is quite striking.
When was the moment that you realized you wanted to be an illustrator? I’ve always loved and felt very passionate about drawing. When I was studying I tossed between fine art and graphic design, none of them quite right for me. Illustration was the perfect combination of the two! It was so exciting to discover illustration, and that I could make a living doing something I love.
What has been your biggest achievement so far? Last year I was commissioned by USA Target to create an illustration as a profile picture for their Facebook page. Each month they have a different worldwide illustrator, and it was such an honour to be featured alongside such amazing illustrators as Kathryn Elyse Rodgers and Swedish illustrator Stina Persson, who has inspired me greatly, particularly when I was starting out.
If you could move anywhere in the world and work, where would you go? I have two quite different desires; one would be New York and the other Spain. I am going to New York for a few months later this year, and it has been somewhere I have always wanted to go, and somewhere I think I will love; the creative energy seems amazing. In contrast, I could also see myself living in the quiet countryside in Spain, drinking sangria, eating tapas and drawing the day away! If you could speak to any artist, dead or alive, who would it be? I love the work of Bernadette Pascua, and would love to meet and chat with her about her work. Any advice for aspiring illustrators? Work hard! Don’t be disheartened if it doesn’t happen straight away, it takes time and commitment. If you are passionate, you can make it happen.
Do you have a favourite artist? I love the freedom and confidence of Julie Verhoeven, Vita Yang and Kat Macleod’s illustrations. They are so simple yet so striking. Can you describe the art/fashion scene in Melbourne? The art/fashion scene in Melbourne is flourishing! So many people are doing such great things and everyone is very supportive of each other. It’s so inspiring to live in a city full of such illustration talent. The Australian fashion world has gained a lot of recognition over the last few years; have you seen changes in how Australians view fashion illustration through this? I think Australians are appreciating and becoming more aware of fashion illustration. Our fashion festivals always incorporate elements of illustration into their programs, which is nice. Some have said that illustration is a dying art form; how do you feel about the subject? I think there will always be a place for illustration, and it has made a resurgence in the last 10 years. I feel people will always appreciate the hand-touched uniqueness and feel of illustration as a visual luxury. Illustration can capture the spirit and essence of a brand or designer in an intimate way that cannot be matched by photography. What would you be doing if you weren’t an illustrator? I’m sure I would be doing something creative. I also run a studio, so perhaps more of that, or running a gallery!
What are your goals for the next 5 years in your career? I have just started working with my sister on a creative services agency: Santiago Sunbird. We are working on design with a more illustrative and handmade feel, and I am really enjoying stepping away from fashion and spreading my wings in more illustrative forms. I hope to expand this further in the future. I’d love to gain a few high-end fashion labels as clients, and perhaps work on something a little different like an animation or coffee table book.
TRAVEL - HAWAII
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1968 Magazine is a printed upscale fashion and art magazine, published four times a year, featuring high quality photography and dedicated t...
Published on Sep 8, 2013
1968 Magazine is a printed upscale fashion and art magazine, published four times a year, featuring high quality photography and dedicated t...