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TABLE OF CONTENTS 46
8 SCENTS OF COLOR Joseph Saraceno
SINGER/SONGWRITER Mia Martina
ARTIST Jen Mann
58 PHOTOGRAPHER Maude Arsenault
NAILED IT Joseph Saraceno
56 CHEF Carl Heinrich
ALAINA BLOCKING COLORS Bruce Soyez-Bernard
60 TRAVEL Maldives
66 OLIVIA COLORFUL Nicolaas de Bruin
70 THE THREE FACES OF EVE Alkan Emin 74 BRIGHTEN UP Richard Dubois 78 GLAMROCK`S Roger Weber
84 SUNRISE DOWN UNDER Andrew Fearman
ILLUSTRATOR Lucia Emanuela Curzi
22 COLOR FIXATION Malina Corpadean
26 FASHION DESIGNER Sarah Stevenson
30 BAG DESIGNER Amy Malcolm
32 JEWELRY DESIGNER Melissa De Luca
34 SWEPT AWAY Alvaro Goveia 40 ELODIE Christian Blanchard
COVER Photographed by Alvaro Goveia Stylist: Dana Goldenberg Makeup and Hair: Dee Daly Model: Alena Brook - Next Models
Jaeger-LeCoultre Diane Kruger
1968 MAGAZINE MARTIN VOLPE
Editor in Chief - Creative Director
Fashion and Art
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SCENTS OF COLOR Photographed by Joseph Saraceno www.josephsaraceno.com Represented by Judy Inc Creative Direction and Styling:Â Tricia Hall Represented by Judy Inc
Daisy Dream Marc Jacobs
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INTERVIEW - SINGER/SONGWRITER
ia Martina’s career is a testament to the fact that hard work pays off in spades. She was born in Saint-Ignace, New Brunswick, and moved to Ottawa to study at Carlton University at the age of 18. After a year of hard work at CP Records, Mia Martina was singing backup for other signed artists. Then, in November of 2010, she released her first single, her cover of Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina’s “Stereo Love” and shot up to number 10 in Billboard’s Canadian Hot 100; since then, the single has reached platinum sales and earned this talented Canadian a Juno Awards 2011 nomination for Dance Single of the Year, as well as a 2014 nomination in the same category. Along with this and her other incredibly catchy singles, like 2011’s “Burning”, “Latin Moon”, and 2013’s “Heartbreaker”, “La La… Danse” (which went Gold in Canada), it’s no doubt Mia Martina’s sweet voice be blasting through to your ears for a while to come. www.miamartina.com When did you realize that music would be your destiny? I always knew from a young age that music was going to be a big part of my life. Music is everything for me; it helps me express myself. As a child, I always went through my dad’s records and sang in local talent shows. I was always singing. I always dreamed of making music a reality when I grew up. What has motivated your career? When I see how my music positively affects people, it motivates me to strive higher and higher in my career. I have so many letters from fans who thank me for being an inspiration to them and who have watched me grow from day one to being the artist that I am today. That in itself motivates me to be a better person and business woman. Can you describe the feeling of releasing your first album, Devotion? Devotion was a dream come true for me. It was so exciting to finally put all of my songs to life and create visuals for it.
What was the process of creating your latest single “La La… Danse”, in comparison to your first album? Was it easier, harder, or different at all? La La... Danse was a fun record to create. When I wrote this song, I wanted to really show people that it’s okay to just live in the moment. I wanted to have fun while making this song and also create a product that when other people heard it, they too would feel that vibration. This new album is more Mia. I had more creative control on this album and it was important for me to get down to the nitty gritty of real life issues that I knew people of all backgrounds could relate to.
Why did you choose to collaborate with Dev for the single “La La… Danse”? I am a big fan of Dev and her work. I knew she could bring the sexiness to the record. Also, she is an awesome person, we totally clicked, so it was perfect.
Where do you get your inspiration from? My inspiration has always come from my experiences, my travel, family and friends.
Being that you’ve been nominated more than once for Dance Song of the Year, what was it like going into this year’s Juno awards with another nomination, as someone who’s now been there before? It’s an honour. When any organization nominates you for an award for your contribution to music, that’s huge. To be put in a category with other amazingly talented artists is a blessing.
Is there a message that you wish to communicate with your music? Yes! Live in the moment, have fun and spread love! What was the first thing you did when you heard one of your singles on national radio for the first time (or that your single “Stereo Love” went platinum)? I was actually picking up my dry cleaning when I heard the song for the first time on the radio. I was so excited I left my clothes there and called my mom right away.
If you could work with anyone you haven’t yet, who would it be and why? I would love to work with Bruno Mars. He is an amazing and talented songwriter, singer and performer. He expresses immense emotion through his music. You can just feel what he’s singing about!
What is it that you like most about your job (aside from the fact that it’s a pretty fantastic job)? I love to travel! I love meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. I love to eat, so trying different food is always a bonus.
If you could jet off to anywhere in the world to play a show, where would it be? Paris; it’s the most amazing city in the world and the most romantic. Who were and are your musical influences? Michael Jackson, Sade and Mariah Carey. 80’s music is also a big influence on my love for music. Similarly, if you could pick the brain of any singer/musician, dead or alive, who would it be and why? Michael Jackson. Can you imagine being taught the moon walk by Michael Jackson? It would be great to learn from one of the greatest artists of all time. That would be a dream come true! If you weren’t a recording artist, what would you be doing? I’d definitely be in the fashion industry. I love everything about fashion, trends and of course travel. I could see myself travelling the world being a stylist or a designer.
Besides your voice, do you play any instruments? Yes, I play the piano since the age of 5. What is currently paused on your music player? Right now I am listening to Disclosure and Indila. How do you feel about the current Canadian music scene? It’s a great time to be an artist from Canada. We’ve grown so much as a market and it’s proven by all the talent and amazing contributions by our artists to different genres of music worldwide. Where do you see yourself in the next five years? Still making music, travelling the world. Making new experiences! Photos by Nicole Vilela Photography
INTERVIEW - ILLUSTRATOR
Lucia Emanuela Curzi
lack ink rushes across the page in fluid swoops, met by splashes of colour to form leggy models in the latest prêt-àporter looks; illustrator Lucia Emanuela Curzi certainly has a way of bringing her drawings to life. Now based in London, Curzi graduated from art school in Milan in Film & Design to go onto a career in advertising. She moved to London where she focused on multi-media illustration, from advertising and live painting (painting things as they happen) to editorial and textile design. Since then she has been published worldwide in magazines and in advertising campaigns, has won multiple awards, and has an impressive client list that includes Kurt Geiger, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Selfridges, Estée Lauder, and many more. www.luandme.com Did you always know you wanted to be an illustrator? Having worked in many different creative areas I realized that illustration was the one that left me more freedom to create my own language and visuals. On top of that, since I was 6 years old I had already a particular style in drawing, although at that time I liked to think I would have been a dolphin trainer or a psychologist. What is it about illustration specifically that draws you in, as opposed to another art form? The pure and essential aesthetic of fashion illustration and the power to create a strong visual concept using just your own hands. It’s hard to find a commercial form of art that shows the same elegance and perfection. Fashion has always been a huge inspiration to me as I see it as a form of art and creative expression; an opportunity to create a dreamy and fantastic scenario. I love drawing women figures and represent models as fragile and beautiful creatures. What was it like moving from Italy to London? London is full of creative opportunities but incredibly challenging; it gave me a lot of energy to create my portfolio and sell my work in such a meritocratic market. It was a great school of how to promote myself, especially if you compare the scale of the industry here to the Italian one, which is definitely smaller. On the other end, it was tough to leave the Italian lifestyle, all my friends and my previous job, to follow a dream.
What is it about living in London that you enjoy most? London is full of extremely talented people and its cultural offer is simply huge; I love being able to visit for free the permanent collections of great museums like the V&A Museum or the Tate Gallery, and I feel privileged when I see the amount of interesting exhibitions all around the city. I also love the fact that even if Iâ€™m living in a big city I can still enjoy beautiful parks and live in a Victorian house with a garden. Has living and working in London influenced your style at all? I think my style is pretty much in the mark that I had since I was a child; really impulsive and natural. When I created my portfolio in London I just learnt how to control this natural gift taking off a lot of lines and experimenting with colours. Even so, I donâ€™ think places or cities really influence my work. I have to say that I am more inspired by colours, shapes and patterns of exotic nature; I definitely feel more fascinated by Spanish and Italian architecture and lifestyle. Where do you tend to get your inspiration (aside from fashion)? I never stop drawing inspiration from the unlimited source of art history: pop art, the Japanese ink masters as Hokusai, expressionism and surrealism, which are my favourite artistic movements of course. I also love designing inspired by the detailed shapes of nature; old botanical illustrations and photographs represent a great method of study. Cinema is my greatest passion, film directors like Luis BuĂąuel create surrealistic and elegant frames that are an incredible source of inspiration. How did you refine your signature style? Life drawing was the perfect way to study the human figure and starting to experiment with proportions and postures. Once I was really confident with it, I found my own way to express the woman body combining my style of drawing and colour techniques. Although I attended Art classes, I always refused to follow the exercises and standard step by step procedures for painting and colouring that were taught in these classes. In this sense I am a self-taught artist as I spent some time alone freely experimenting how to mix and balance colours. Part of my style was kind of a gift, as before studying I already had my own mark and I just learned how to control it by showing less lines and strokes.
What is it like doing live illustrations versus conceptual ones? Live illustration is much more about sketching and bringing immediate impressions and feelings on the paper. Conceptual illustration on the other hand is much more work; to research and to plan how to deliver something that hopefully has not been done before but is still contemporary and fashionable, just by using few lines and colours. It is like the pre-production of a shooting where you have to plan and choose the model, the styling, the make up, the posture, and then just communicate one strong statement on a piece of paper. Actually I use to research a lot and sketch for a few days before starting the final artwork. How did it feel when you got your first big client? I was very excited and proud, I couldn’t really believe it. I went to the Company Magazine Headquarters in London to meet a great art director with whom I have collaborated for 3 years after that meeting. Then, new big clients and magazines came and the feeling was almost the same; excitement and pride as this happened in an unbelievably short time since I decided to make a career out of my natural inclination for illustration. Looking back at this big client list, how does it feel knowing you have worked with so many esteemed brands? I never feel really accomplished, and I guess that’s my strength to keep doing bigger and better things. I am always eager to create new things and experiment with new media and digital tools. I’m happy to study and research in order to improve my knowledge and my skills so that new clients and brands will be always satisfied with the evolution of my work. What do you feel is your biggest achievement so far? I don’t feel one in particular, but having my work printed worldwide on nearly 20 fashion magazine issues in 3 years only, that is probably my biggest achievement, but also working with Mary Portas’ agency was a huge accomplishment. If I had to tell you about just one more particular achievement though, I would say that I was very proud to create my own label starting with a limited edition collection of scarves and t-shirts that I sold worldwide.
Do you have a favourite artist (illustrator or otherwise)? I am falling in love with a new artist every day, but here are some: Man Ray, Gustav Klimt, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Amedeo Modigliani, Egon Schiele, Francis Bacon, Henry Darger, Tamara De Lempicka, Dorothea Tanning, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Takashi Murakami, Roy Lichtenstein, Antonio Lopez. It has been said that illustration is a dying art form; what is your view on the subject? Lately there has been a big return of fashion illustration and London has been celebrating this art with a lot of exhibitions. We are witnessing an important return of hand drawn and handcraft feeling art which have the power to stand out and to be really different; this is happening in contraposition to the digital productions that are creating too many serial images both in illustration and photography. These days things change really fast so that itâ€™s difficult to predict the future of art; for sure we need to protect the quality of art from the mediocrity that unfortunately internet helps to spread. Fashion is all about unique luxury and I canâ€™t see anything more precious and exclusive than an image created by hand. Out of all your work, do you have a favourite piece? My favourite one is an illustration inspired by Marc Jacobsâ€™ show, I particularly love the way I was able to design the look of the eyes of the model inspired by Cara Delevingne. Do you have any advice for aspiring illustrators? A lot of students write to me asking for advice. I think the most helpful one is to try to do something different, not copy other illustrators and be focused and unique. Some tutors in universities push students to replicate the work of famous illustrators; I think you have to look at many illustrators just like a source of inspiration, but then you need to find your way practising a lot of different styles. Using social networks as free marketing tools is another good advice. At the beginning of your career it is also helpful to have your work printed in independent magazines.
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INTERVIEW - FASHION DESIGNER
he term “eco-conscious” is used loosely these days. When it comes to clothing, it can often conjure up images of dated, granola-munching articles worn by energy healers in a field. While this is not a bad thing, and may be a little exaggerated, the fact remains that many sustainably-minded designs which are incredibly chic and cutting-edge are rare. This is where Canadian designer Sarah Stevenson comes in. She monitors how her textiles and clothing are produced, uses mostly natural fibers, and prints with a waterless technique. Having founded her label in 2010, Stevenson focuses on original textile designs featuring her own artwork, coupling it with modern techniques such as laser cutting and impeccable tailoring. www.sarahstevensondesign.com
When did you realize you wanted to be a fashion designer? I wasn’t one of those people that always knew I wanted to be a designer. While I did learn to sew and make clothing at a young age, I didn’t even consider it as a career until much later in life. It was while training to be a psychotherapist when I realized that what I really wanted to do was to be a designer; so I left that profession and enrolled in George Brown’s Fashion program. After that, I received a full scholarship to study my Masters of Fashion and Textile design in Milan, Italy, at the Institute of European Design. Describe the feeling when you first started your own label in 2010. It was exhilarating and overwhelming starting my own label! I didn’t know where to begin so I turned to the Toronto Fashion Incubator for guidance, which was very helpful. They offer courses and you can purchase guides on starting your own business, producing a line, etc. You describe your work as “Wearable Art”; what is one special “art” piece you think every woman should have in her wardrobe? I think every woman should have a fantastic scarf with a bold print on it. A colourful scarf can instantly add drama to an otherwise dull outfit! Where do you find your inspiration? I find inspiration from many sources and I try to keep an open mind and let things move me. I always seem to come back to nature though, so whether my inspiration that season is Moroccan ceramics, or Hungarian Folk Art, I reinterpret it in my own way, which usually ends up involving florals in some capacity. Who is the Sarah Stevenson woman? The Sarah Stevenson woman is feminine and sophisticated. She is a curator of her own closet and collects clothing like pieces of artwork that she treasures because they are not only beautiful but are timeless and classic. Who would you like to see wearing one of your designs? Diane Kruger – I’m a big fan of hers and think she perfectly embodies the understated elegance of the Sarah Stevenson brand.
You have a Masters in Textile and Clothing Design from the Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan; what was it like studying in a fashion capital? It was incredible! To be immersed in a culture that has so much respect and passion for design is very inspiring. The Milanese really value design in every aspect of their lives, from architecture to home interior to clothing. They pay close attention to detail and I truly believe that being surrounded by beautifully designed things enriches their lives. In your opinion, what was the view on sustainable fashion in Italy compared to Canada? In Italy they are focused on value and handcrafted quality items; they build things to last. While I was living in Milan I learned that a lot of fabric and clothing manufacturers in Italy were closing because production was being switched overseas to save money. This made me very sad, especially after I had visited some of the manufacturers and saw how much care went into their work. Italians are used to having products made in Italy so, when production starts leaving there, the effects are very obvious. In Canada, we aren’t affected as much because our manufacturing in this industry is not comparable. I think there are conscious consumers in Canada, but we lack education in this area. You really need to do your research and I think there should be a lot more
transparency about where/how things are made so that consumers can make educated choices. I’m very proud to say that all of my fabrics and clothing are made in Italy and Canada. What made you look further into making Sarah Stevenson a sustainably-minded label? As a designer, I feel it is my responsibility to monitor how my fabrics and clothing are produced. The textile and clothing industry is a contributor to pollution so every designer should be aware of how their products are being made from an environmental as well as ethical standpoint. It is easy to become removed from production methods when products are being manufactured far away, but it is absolutely the responsibility of the designer to know how and where their items are being made. Do you feel it is important to give “eco-friendly” fashion a more cutting-edge spot in the minds of consumers? Yes, I think it’s important to highlight what is “eco-friendly” to help consumers make more educated decisions when they shop. There are beautiful eco-friendly pieces that aren’t being properly labeled as such, and there are definitely consumers that are willing to pay more for products that are produced both sustainably and locally.
How do you like to begin your design process? I always start by creating the art by hand first. This feels the most natural and it allows me to express myself freely. You design all of your own textiles; would you ever partner with another artist? My textiles are signature to my brand and it’s important to retain that brand recognition. I don’t think I would partner with another textile designer for that reason, but I have collaborated with jewelry designers and clothing designers on other projects. I enjoy working with other creative people and combining both of our areas of expertise always results in something interesting! Is there someone you dream of working with? I would love to work with Miuccia Prada! She always utilizes cutting edge technology to create interesting fabrics and her collections are always highly artistic. She is also very supportive of emerging designers so I’d love to collaborate with her on some prints! Do you have a favourite piece from your current collection? My favorite piece from my FW14 collection is a silk maxi dress with a Hungarian Folklore inspired print. I recently wore it to the TFI New Labels event.
What do you feel has been your biggest achievement so far? Collaborating with Target on a capsule collection was a major achievement and a dream come true! Also, winning the Canadian Arts & Fashion Award in the Emerging Designer category was a big deal! To be included amongst the other winners such as Dsquared2 & Coco Rocha was very thrilling! Do you plan on expanding your label? Yes, I am planning to expand my label into the US, Europe and Asia. I’m currently looking for investors/partners to aid with this expansion. What are your goals for the next five years? I would love to expand into the home interior market! I’m also looking for some opportunities for collaborations in this field. Photos by Allysandra Cervantes
cartier As the longest standing polo sponsor in history, “The King of Jewellers”, is proud to celebrate and honour its longstanding relationship with polo, the “King of Sports”.
The biggest names in the sport of polo were in action on Sunday 15th June, on the Queen’s Ground at Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park in a bid to win the Cartier Queen’s Cup 2014.
Before the match started the Band of the Grenadier Guards paraded on the field into the shape of the figure 30 to celebrate Cartier’s three decades of sponsorship of polo at Guards Polo Club. The summit of the day was the exhilarating play for the Queen’s Cup between Zacara and Talandracas. An impressive performance over the highly regarded Talandracas ensured that Zacara patron Lyndon Lea stepped forward to receive the trophy from HM The Queen.
With the best polo players in the world participating, this is one of the most prestigious and renowned events of the British sporting calendar, watched by HM The Queen.
Cartier and polo’s longstanding rapport has resulted in something truly iconic and it is a relationship that Cartier is honoured to uphold for years to come.
With the best polo players in the world participating, it is a highlight for the sport’s elite and spectators alike.
INTERVIEW - BAG DESIGNER
eauty and function don’t always go hand in hand, but when it comes to handbag brand Opelle, the two are inseparable. Designer Amy Malcolm worked with women’s wear, sculpture, industrial design and textiles before launching her label in 2010 with the mission to create pieces that moved away from mainstream fast fashion. She began with one bag, the Lotus, and since then has added many other designs, all working together to form a complete collection, while remaining unique in their own rights. Malcolm is there throughout the entire process, ensuring that each bag is made from hides of locally-sourced farm-raised animals, milled with minimal chemical processing, and are hand-selected and hand-cut to ensure minimal waste is left behind. What’s left is a beautiful piece that is as luxurious in its conception as it is in its finished form. www.opellecreative.com
When did you realize you wanted to be a handbag designer? I was working in private label and for the first time in my life, I had a need for a decent handbag, something leather, beautiful but functional. I could see it in my mind, but I realized that to have what I wanted, I would need to make it myself. I’d never worked with leather in any depth when I started Opelle so it was very exciting to have something totally new to sink my teeth into. What is it about handbags that made you choose to stay with this career? I love the evolution of a design over time; how new materials, production methods, a new technique, and shape, influence the design from season to season. Fashion changes so quickly it can be difficult to get deeply involved. Handbags let me stay connected to the process and develop an idea at my own pace. How would you describe your style as a designer? I like to design with a balanced mix of practicality and luxury elements. This partially comes from the way that we work, manufacturing in-house and partially from a dialogue with our customers and with what’s happening in fashion. I like to work very slowly and let things evolve naturally.
Describe the feeling when you first started Opelle. Excitement, drive. I started Opelle with literally $500, my last paycheck. Looking back I think I must have been very self assured at that moment. Who is the Opelle woman? The Opelle Woman is a little like me: with a busy lifestyle but finds a way to appreciate beauty. How do you like to start the design process? With a desire to make something new. Your bags are made from high-quality and ethically-sourced leather; have you always wanted it to be this way? Definitely. It is very important to me that our bags are authentic. Leather is an admirable material in so many ways and infinitely entertaining from a design perspective. It is both luxurious and practical at once. It is also sustainable despite the common perception. There is no comparable man-made alternative to leather. Why is sustainability so important to you as a designer? As a person, sustainability is very important to me on many levels; as a designer it is my raison d’etre. We can be sustainable and in my mind there is no reason not to. Do you feel fast fashion is winning the fashion game? No, I don’t. I think it has its place, and rises and falls in popularity. There are certainly areas in my life that are consumer driven. But there will always exist a customer who is looking for something different. There is an audience for everything. You have a very multi-disciplinary background; how have your many areas of study and passion helped you as a handbag designer? My job operating Opelle involves so much more than just designing handbags. My creative background has certainly given me a good foundation, but this type of business requires me to continuously keep on learning. Other than leather, do you have another material you’d love to work with? I am passionate about natural materials in general, but lately I’ve taken an interest in acrylic. I would love to incorporate some acrylic elements into some of my designs.
If you weren’t a handbag designer, what would you be doing? Lord. Relaxing. Rich. Smelling the flowers. Designing bags involves none of those things. Not yet anyways. Do you have a favourite piece from your current collection? I think the Sueded Little Liria is my current favourite. It’s a bit weird, but functional and very balanced. I love the contrast of the suede with the sheen of the leather and the proportions are perfect. Do you plan on expanding your label? Our first dedicated retail location will be opening this August on College Street in Toronto. This is something we’ve all long looked forward to and I anticipate it will open up new avenues for Opelle. We’re also working on a number of collaborations for 2015.
Photos by Luis Mora
INTERVIEW - JEWELRY DESIGNER
Melissa de Luca
esigned in Toronto, Fredrick Prince Jewelry has become synonymous with quality craftsmanship and unique style. It was started by Melissa De Luca, who fell in love with designing when a friend of hers showed her a few jewelry making techniques; after that, she began to source out local jewelry suppliers and Fredrick Prince Jewelry was born. Although each piece is original and unique, which might set a rather high price tag, Melissa De Luca is passionate about keeping everything affordable, making sure everyone has something beautiful and special in their wardrobe. www.fredrickprince.com
What is it like being a jewelry designer in Toronto? It’s competitive. We have a lot of creative minds in the city.
Why did you become so attracted to the world of jewelry design? I’ve always loved fashion, and at first went down the fashion design route. Around the same time I started to make jewelry, and found that I was just better at it and it came more naturally to me. Before I made jewelry, I barely wore any, so it was like I opened a door into a whole new world.
Which styles are the most popular right now? Short bib styles and very long styles.
Where did the name Fredrick Prince Jewelry come from? Prince Frederick of Wales originally settled Toronto, and it was named York, after him, The Duke of York. I wanted a brand that ties into the city where I’m from, even if people don’t know it. How would you describe the aesthetic of FPJ? I’d say that there is a lot of attention to detail. Each piece incorporates a lot of findings and stones and chain that brings everything together. The aesthetic is “everyday statement”. You’ll very rarely see a “plain” necklace or bracelet. When did you realize that this was something you could make your living from? I think I realized this when I was working in the industry. I worked at a sales agency and in a buying office; both were with very large companies. I saw the processes in place, how business was run, and the products that were available. I came into this with the mind set that I was already a huge company because I was trained in that kind of environment. Obviously, I knew that I was nothing, but that’s how my brain has always worked. Seeing the foundations of these companies, and learning their history is what made me say to myself, “Hey, this is something I can do”.
Do you have a favourite piece from a past collection, or the current one? But of course! My favourite is the Fairytale Necklace which was from 2012. From my current collection, my favourite is the Duchess Charm Bracelet. What is your favourite material and/or stone to work with? I like working brass because it’s solid and holds plating really well. For stones I can’t say that I have a favourite; they are all so colourful and beautiful.
Do you have a favourite era of design? I love medieval jewelry. Are there any jewelry trends you never want to see again? HA! Yes, dog collars, and unfortunately they are still around. What’s one piece of jewelry every woman should have in her collection? I can’t really say because everyone’s style is so different. Jewelry reflects personal style wardrobe and comfort. So what I would consider a staple in my jewelry box, to the next woman that might not even be an option. You also have a men’s collection; how has the reception been to that? When we launched it, it was really positive, but for now we’ve decided to focus on women’s. We’re very busy with that category so we want to stay focused on that. It’s important to be really good at something and be known for that first and then expand. Staying focused is key. Do you have any plans to expand outside of Toronto? Yes, we currently sell to 25+ stores in the US and we were just picked up by Anthropologie which select pieces are found across their stores in the US. Where do you see yourself and FPJ in the next five years? I see the company growing and selling in different markets like Britain, Europe and Australia.
FREDRICK PRINCE JEWELRY
Tribal Statement Dynasty
Duchess Charme Bracelet
Photos by Sabrina De Luca
SWEPT AWAY Photographed by Alvaro Goveia
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ELODIE Photographed by Christian Blanchard
www.christianblanchard.com Represented by DLM Stylist: Carlos Mangubat Represented by Unsigned Management Makeup and Hair: Deborah Brider Represented by Viviens Creative Model: Elodie - Chadwick Models
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Alaina Blocking Colors Photographed by Bruce Soyez-Bernard
www.brucesoyezbernard.com Makeup Artist: Stephanie Flor, using Giorgio Armani Makeup Represented by Cloutier Remix Manicurist: Julie Kandalec, represented by Timothy Priano Retoucher: Violaineb Model: Alaina Smith - APM Models
GRAPHIC (Oreo cookies prop) Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear nail in White On (300) Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear nail in Black Out (370)
Photographed by Joseph Saraceno
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SPARKLE FRENCH MANI (Jello prop) Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Go Gold (solid) Complete Salon Manicure in Twinkle Toes-ty
SPRINKLES (Chocolate bar prop) Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic (290) Fuzzy Coat textured nail colour in Tweedy (800)
RED GEL (Red jube jubes prop) Salon Gel Polish in Red Haute Salon Gel Polish in Gilt Trip mixed with Salon Gel Polish in Silver Shinnings
MATTE LEOPARD (Olive prop) Complete Salon Manicure in Loden Green Hard as Nails in Tough Taupe Salon Manicure in Pat on the Black (660) Big Matte top coat (41055)
INTERVIEW - ARTIST
f there is something magical inside of the everyday, isn’t that just... fantastic? These are the words of Jen Mann, the Torontobased artist who has made a name for herself with her painted portraiture. Her works, though saturated and candy-coloured, are glimpses into unfiltered moments frozen in time on a canvas. Mann attended OCADU and graduated with a BFA in 2009. Since then she has exhibited at multiple solo shows and countless group shows across Canada and the USA, as well as garnered awards and grants such as the Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artists Grant in 2014. Mann is currently represented in Toronto by Neubacher Shor Contemporary. www.jenmann.com
When was the moment you realized you wanted to be an artist? I think it was probably when I was very young, watching my dad draw; I thought he was magical. What is it about portraiture in particular that captivates you? I find people and our interactions very interesting. Relationships are so dynamic, and portraiture deals with that part of the body we tend to interact with. Faces, for me, are more of a medium to express an idea, than just a façade. What is your favourite part about painting another human? I’m not sure I know how to answer this question properly. Most of my paintings aren’t so much about who that person is, but instead it is a portrait of a moment, or a relationship or dynamic that exists between us. Why are artists important, or rather, why is being an artist important to you? I think artists are important to society because they expose the human elements, existential ponderings, and remind us, and probe us to look deeper. As an artist, I am always searching myself, asking questions, and thinking about what it means to exist now, today, in 2014. Sometimes we get lost in the everyday of things, and I think as artists we get the opportunity to remind people of themselves and their surroundings. In your collection Strange Beauties you chose to paint off-shots from photo shoots; how and why did this idea come about? It was in looking at photos that didn’t turn out that I became enamoured with the idea of the beauty in the odd or awkward or bad photo. I wondered why I had deemed these photos no good. I went back in to work with the photos, and using color, found this playful element already existing in the image waiting to be brought out. There is a fringe beauty to some of the images. They are not perfect, and I think that’s the point.
What did you major in at OCADU? I was a printmaking major. I wanted to take something in school that I couldn’t really learn outside of that environment. Has having gone to the oldest artistic education institution in Canada left any impression on you or your work? I’m not sure how it has affected me or my work. I suppose it has mostly affected the way I approach work, and the beginning planning phase that has structured my process. How did you come to define your style of painting? I don’t know really. I think that even if you try to change, your style always ends up poking through. It’s something unique that I think comes from a certain amount of confidence, which allows you to let your own style go a bit more. What is the most challenging part of being a painter? Painting. Haha, no… but really, probably painting. How would you describe the art culture in Toronto? I think that Toronto’s art scene is full of talent and has a great vibe going on right now. I think that Toronto is small enough that there is a feeling of community, but big enough that there is importance. Toronto is super saturated with talent right now. What are you currently working on? I am currently working on work for my solo show opening November 13, 2014 at Neubacher Shor Contemporary. The series is titled Q&A and deals with identity, relationships, love, life and death. I am very excited about this new work. I think it’s in the same vein as some of my other past work, but there is certainly a lot more of my personality incorporated in the new work. Cynical, sarcastic and playful. If you could exhibit in any city, where would it be? I have exhibited in a number of cities. I would love to show again in LA. Where do you see yourself in the next five years? Still slaving in the studio. Any advice for aspiring artists? Don’t be afraid to fail.
INTERVIEW - CHEF
amous chefs (celebrity chefs, if you will) come from all over the world, but Canadians can be proud to count Carl Heinrich, winner of Top Chef Canada, Season 2, as one of their own. Originally from Sooke, British Columbia, Heinrich began working in restaurants at the age of 13. After years dedicating himself to the culinary arts, including studies at the Stratford Chef School and a summer stage for Daniel Boulud in NYC, he returned to New York to work at Boulud’s bistro after graduation. However, his desire to move back to the motherland brought him back to Canada and he accepted a position working with Top Chef Canada, Season 1, winner Dale MacKay at db Bistro Moderne in Vancouver. Currently Heinrich lives in Toronto, where he is the executive chef at Toronto’s Marben restaurant. He also counts restaurants in France (Georges Blanc, La Regalade) and in Monaco (Le Louis XV) as stages on his impressive resume. www.richmondstation.ca
When did you realize you wanted to be a chef? I was 17 and I won a cooking competition. I really enjoyed cooking for my family and friends, and it just made sense. You’ve been working in kitchens since the age of 13; what was your first kitchen job? I was a dishwasher at my Uncle’s restaurant 4 St Rose in Calgary. I would go there from Vancouver Island for spring and summer breaks. At 15 I found a job in my home town of Sooke washing dishes and prep cook at Mom’s Café. When was the first time you got to help prepare a meal? Growing up, my mother was a single mother with 3 children. My older sister and I were put in charge of making meals to help out. The first meal I prepared was at the age of 12“porcupines”; ground beef and rice balls stewed in tomato sauce with peppers and onions, served over steamed potatoes.
Your food is inspired and driven by French technique; where did the passion for French cuisine come from? I learned a strong base in French technique working with Olivier Muller, the Alsatian chef of db Bistro Moderne in Manhattan. The man was full of passion and drive and was a fantastic chef. My food is very much inspired by him. Toronto has become more involved in the farm-to-table philosophy; when did this become a core part of your cooking? I worked all over Canada and in other countries around the world, but it wasn’t until I moved to Toronto and really learned how to butcher and use the whole animal that farm-to-table cooking became so important to me. I always understood that tomatoes were better when you picked them yourself, and corn fresh off the stalk was night and day better than anything a week old, but buying whole hogs and steer directly from the producer really changed the way that I thought about food. How would you describe Toronto’s food culture? Toronto’s current food culture is driven by independent restaurateurs and very diverse. Few countries in the world can offer the range of high-quality ethnic cuisine that Toronto does. What was it like going to NYC for the first time? NYC was a blast. The first time I went was for a month when I was 18. I would walk around every day with a Zagat guide in my pocket and try new things. It’s such a big city, you can walk for months and never see the same street twice. Are there any standout differences between the culinary culture in Toronto versus in New York City? Of course. Decades of differences. It’s like comparing Ontario wine culture to Napa Valley.
What inspired you to try for Top Chef Canada, Season 2? I had a few friends recommend it and I realized that I had nothing to lose. I was 26 years old and was unknown as a chef. As long as I did not get kicked off first, it was a win. What was the experience like? Top Chef was exactly what it looks like: high pressure, high stress and a lot of fun. What did it feel like when you realized you had won? It was a relief. TCC was a lot of work and it was nice that it was over. I was very surprised and overwhelmed, and very grateful. How has life changed now that you have this title under your belt? I feel like the same person but I am recognized as a celebrity. Would you have asked for this interview if I had not won? You’ve worked in kitchens in places like France and Monaco; is there anywhere else you would still like to work? There are a lot of places I would like to see. I cooked an event in Mexico earlier this year and really enjoyed it. Honestly, there isn’t a country in the world I wouldn’t visit or re-visit to see the cuisine. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Right where I am now! Any advice for aspiring chefs? Put your head down and cook. Work for the best chefs you can, and don’t give up!
Photos by Katie Cross
INTERVIEW - PHOTOGRAPHER
ontreal-based Maude Arsenault studied art and film before launching into a successful career as a photographer, during which she has lived in Sydney and Paris. Recently her role in the art world expanded, and in 2012 Arsenault launched an incredibly unique new platform for photography: The Print Atelier is an online gallery that strives to promote this art form by supporting both new and experienced art collectors and emerging art photographers. Through the digital gallery, Arsenault is redefining how visual art is purchased by offering collectors a simple yet intelligent interface, allowing them to take a private, comfortable tour on their own through a treasure trove of talent. Currently, The Print Atelier represents 18 artists with over 350 artworks on display. www.theprintatelier.com What made you fall in love with photography? Love, life, light and beauty, but mainly the power of a printed photograph on archive paper. Since my childhood I have been fascinated by the human behaviours and ways to express ourselves, the houses we live in and the way we carry ourselves and dress; I can’t remember how young I was when I started observing people in a very “voyeur” way. When I grabbed a camera for the first time around the age of 10 years old it became official that this was my way of looking at the world, of framing it, capturing it and documenting it. When and how did you come up with the concept for The Print Atelier? The Print Atelier came up because I was obsessed with collecting art photography and at the time (funnily not so long ago) such gallery did not exist much. I wanted to have a better access to art photography and the possibility of buying it. Also, people kept asking me about collecting some of my own work, so I put one and one together and started this by bringing photographers and artists I loved together in one place! The Gallery concept was created in my head 3 years ago, and after many adventures it finally went online end of 2012.
TPA is my very special baby project. Since day one I started working on this idea I have only put my heart forward into every aspect and decision; the work shown at the gallery is curated by me and it is done on a pure instinct and personal taste basis. I created this gallery because I deeply love and believe in art photography and have decided to dedicate myself to promoting the artists and the work I love. I feel art photography is under considered in the general public. With the democratization of photography in the mass media through the digital world I feel it’s an art that needs to re-appropriate its letters of respect, and the world needs to understand that it is not simply clicking a button, but that there is a whole creative process and life behind the one of an artist photographer. Do you have a mission statement? The mission of THE PRINT ATELIER is to put the public in contact with the universe of art photography and to provide access to new works, as well as to share the incredible impact of a printed art photograph. The limited edition works featured at theprintatelier.com gallery are by leading and emerging artists and are available for online purchase. Why do you feel something like this is important to have in the art world? The Print Atelier is different from other traditional galleries and web galleries because it is very “boutique”, which means small and very specific in its offer. It offers photography art works in very small limited editions, as opposed to how it is normally offered in much bigger edition in most online galleries. The photography art work proposed at The Print Atelier is also special because all artists and art works are selected very carefully and the curation of the work is what’s most important to me, not the commercial or decorative aspect of it. I also strongly believe that the art world is changing incredibly fast and that now a huge amount of art collecting is being done online (many articles are written about this everyday). This new way of buying art is revolutionizing this industry which has always been known for its very small audience. The online gallery is offering the chance to a whole new generation of collectors and artists to exist and develop themselves, that’s why I think it’s important.
THE PRINT ATELIER
How might having something like The Print Atelier have helped you when you were starting out? I started my career as a photographer a very long time before I even thought about creating TPA. I think it’s the opposite, my career as an established photographer helped me considerably in gaining respect and notoriety for the gallery. What has been the most rewarding, and the most challenging, thing about creating something as unique as the Print Atelier? The learning process on the business side of things, but also gaining knowledge of the art world with this project has been incredibly rewarding and challenging at the same time. I am not a business person and learning to play that game is not easy for me. On the other hand, being so involved in the branding, marketing and creative side of business has been very interesting. But for sure for me the most rewarding side is to feel proud of the selection of work we have, and to feel confident about the roster of artists and their enormous talent. You have taken the rapidly increasing growth of the digital world, something many visual artists are critical of, and integrated it into the art world; do you feel artists should be paying more attention to doing this as well? For me it is as simple as…it’s the only way, it’s the future of art collecting. The traditional galleries will always be the base of everything to develop an artist’s career because art works are made to be seen in the flesh and people need context and explications. But when it comes to diffusing and getting more knowledgeable about what’s happening in the market, online galleries are the easiest way to get what you’re looking for. What would you say is the main difference between The Print Atelier and a physical gallery? Diffusion and accessibility. You can reach more people, the world is your market. In a business where things can sometimes touch a very small amount of people, reaching more of them is good news. The downside of it is that art needs to be seen in real, and that’s why online galleries need fairs and galleries to partner with. You have worked and lived in Sydney and Paris; why the move back to Montreal? Only one reason…3 kids!
Would you ever consider running The Print Atelier from another city? Of course, I’d love to run it from L.A, London, Sydney or NY City. Maybe one day… who knows, that’s the beauty of this business…the world could be my office. What is the art culture like right now in Montreal? Growing for sure, but for art photography we have a long way to go. Canada is a very conservative market in general and when it comes to art even more. So buying art photography online is a big step! That’s why most of our sales are unfortunately coming from the US and Europe. For a new photographer, how might they go about getting their work in the gallery? Everyone should feel confident about submitting their work. If you don’t try, you won’t know. I am open to receiving submissions and love to look at new artists’ works. email@example.com guidelines are on the website in the submission section. What are you currently working on? Developing more projects with the gallery (new curators, new collection and special project), getting new amazing artists on board, and finding business partners. I am also finishing a very special exhibit portrait project I have been working on for 10 years, hoping to show in the US, looking for the right gallery just now! Where do you see yourself in the next five years? Creating and celebrating art photography through my gallery but also in my personal work. I also hope that our collector’s list and artist roster will be much larger and with even more important players, and that we will become a reference in the online art world when it comes to art photography. I would also like to publish special art edition books and be a part of important art fairs. Any advice for aspiring photographers? The business is harder than ever, photography has evolved in a way that it has become much more democratic and accessible. To make a career in art or commercial photography you have to make it special again and come up with a unique vision, a personal sensibility, and a signature style.
TRAVEL - MALDIVES
Four Seasons Resorts
ith three distinct ‘Resort’ experiences – two private islands and a luxury liveaboard – Four Seasons makes it easier for guests to discover more of the Maldives.
Four Seasons manages two resorts in the Maldives - one in the island of Kuda Huraa and the other in the island of Landaa Giraavaru. They also operate a luxury catamaran, Four Seasons Explorer - the smallest floating Four Seasons resort in the world with ten Staterooms and one Suite that sails the pristine waters of the Maldives.
Welcome Onboard Four Seasons Explorer
our Seasons Explorer is the world’s most intimate Four Seasons resort. Sailing between Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru, the 39m (128ft) three-deck luxury liveaboard takes a maximum of 22 guests on a marine odyssey into the undiscovered Maldives.
Onboard accommodation is spacious, bright and airy with large windows featuring 10 Staterooms and one Explorer Suite. An extensive dive deck, two sun decks, restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining, two bars, lounge and library, onboard spa therapist and extensive castaway programme ensure contemporary cruising in comfort and style. Four Seasons Explorer offers scuba divers effortless access to a large range of exceptional dive sites. All-inclusive 3-, 4- and 7-night itineraries feature a minimum of three dives a day in some of the Maldives’ most sought after locations.
But that’s not all... guests can: snorkel, water-ski, fish, kayak and sail in virtually untouched waters. Embark on daily snorkelling excursions or snorkel off the beach at any of the numerous island stop-offs along the way. Take to the waves with waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, fun tubes and kayaking. Venture out for a spot of bottom line fishing twice a week or fish off the back of the vessel each night. Charter Four Seasons Explorer for a private cruise of three or more nights… or combine a few days onboard with a stay at Kuda Huraa and/or Landaa Giraavaru.
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Four Seasons Resort Explorer
Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa
colourful garden ‘village’ bathed by crystal waters just 25 minutes from the airport of Malé. Engage in exhilarating activities from surfing to shark safaris, dolphinwatching to diving. Sail by dhoni to The Island Spa. Retreat to beach accommodations surrounded by tropical blooms or water bungalows with mesmerizing ocean views. The architectural design centres on giving the entire Resort the feeling of a Maldivian village. Ninety six traditionally styled land and sea-based accommodations flank the island. Architectural detailing is inspired by Maldivian forms and draws on the traditions of generations of craftsmen. The Resort offers: Beach Pavilions that have a spacious garden and plunge pool; Beach Bungalows set within lush tropical gardens with plunge pool and gazebo; Water Bungalows stilted over the lagoon with private outside deck with steps leading to the lagoon; Water Bungalows with Pool positioned directly over the water with wide-reaching lagoon views; Family Beach Bungalows with Pool; One-bedroom Water Suites that offer wrap-around sea views; Two-bedroom Water Suites; and a Two-bedroom Royal Beach Villa that has its own stretch of beach with sun loungers and a gazebo. Options for dining include four restaurants, with a variety of Western, Asian, Maldivian, Italian and Indian Cousine; two bars; beach dining and in-bungalow dining. The Island Spa – the only spa in the Maldives located on its own private isle – is just a minute’s sail by dhoni across Kuda Huraa’s lagoon. Lush gardens lead to seven over-water treatment pavilions featuring massage tables with seaviewing portals, separate bathing area and private garden courtyard with open air shower. Menu highlights include: multi-day spa programmes that focus on detoxification, rejuvenation and romantic pampering; artfully tailored rituals to rejuvenate and restore; and five specialty facials; intuitive, healing massages that draw on ancient techniques.
The Island Spa includes an ornately carved sea-facing Yoga pavilion, where the Resort’s Yogi guides beginners and experienced followers alike through early morning ‘Sun Salutations’, evening ‘Sunset Meditations’, awareness talks and private tuition. Guests can adopt an entire ocean lifestyle at the Resort’s Surf School, with courses from six years old and above. The Resort also operates its own PADI 5-Star IDC Centre with air and nitrox diving. A multilingual team offers courses for all abilities and daily dive trips. Complimentary activities include kayaking, snorkelling, windsurfing, single sail and catamaran sailing, along with water-skiing, parasailing, banana-boating and fun tube rides. A free-form, freshwater infinity pool incorporates a swim-up bar. Next to the pool is a separate children’s pool and a row of mini thatched pavilions for shade and seating. The Kuda Mas Kids Club offers a complimentary daily programme of sports, crafts and games for 4 to 12 year olds. Activities include junior yoga and spa sessions, snorkelling with a Marine Biologist, cooking classes, kite-making and palm-leaf folding. The Gym, in a large, ground floor flooded with natural light, features state-of-the-art machinery, ocean views across the treetops and separate male/female changing rooms. Nature walks, marine lectures, windsurfing, waterskiing (skis for six years and above), fishing, guided reef snorkelling, kayaking, cooking classes, table tennis and excursions are amongst the family activities offered by the Resort.
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Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru
natural 44-acre wilderness in the secluded Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, a scenic seaplane ride from Malé. Snorkel with turtles, dolphins, and lemon sharks in the two kilometre lagoon.
The vast natural wilderness incorporates 102 vast accommodation compounds, on the beach, over the water or hidden down dense jungle paths, all of contemporary Maldivian design: Beach Bungalows that have a spacious garden with plunge pool; Beach Villas with 12m-lap pool, extensive private garden and outdoor, sand-floor living pavilion; Family Beach Villas with Pool; Water Villas and Water Villas with Pool that are stilted over the lagoon with decked outdoor living space and sea-gazing loft; Two-Bedroom Family Beach Bungalows with Pool; Two-bedroom Water Suites; Two-bedroom Land and Ocean Suites; and a Two-bedroom Royal Beach Villa. Dining options include four restaurants offering Italian, Lebanese, Moroccan, Indian, Asian and International cuisine; four bars; in-villa and specialty dining.
With thila and channel diving, vibrant coral gardens, abundant fish life, great visibility and warm waters year-round, the Maldives is one of the world’s top diving destinations. The Resort counts with a 50m-infinity pool with swim-up bar and sundeck; a 20m ‘floating’ seawater pool; Blu sunset pool and kids pool. Complimentary non-motorised activities include catamaran sailing, single sails, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling. Motorised activities such as Seabobs (jet-driven water rockets), waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, jet-skiing, fun tubes, plus kite surfing, sailing and windsurfing lessons are available at a fee. The Kuda Velaa (‘Little Turtle’) Kids Club has its own pool and garden with play equipment and wooden pirate adventure ship. Way off the usual tourist route, excursions to islands like Kudarikilu and Dharavandhoo offer a glimpse into the cultural heart of the Maldives.
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OLIVIA COLORFUL Photographed by Nicolaas de Bruin www.ndbm-photo.com Stylist: MDB_Style Makeup and Hair: Makeup by Melita Retouching: Nam Productions Model: Olivia Frischer - LA Models
Bitchez Get Stichez swimsuit N.L.P. Resin cuff Tory Burch
One up bikini top in electric blue N.L.P. Watch 1:Face
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Sunglasses KANYE SHUTTER SHADES Watch 1:Face
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THE THREE FACES OF EVE Photographed by Alkan Emin www.alkanphotography.com Stylist: a&j Makeup and Hair: mason Model: Sophie - Chantale Nadeau
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Hooded sweatshirt Diesel Underwear Dolce & Gabbana Sleeveless shirt Vintage Chloe Bra Calvin Klein Denim shorts Diesel Fringe vest Forever 21
Brighten Up Photographed by Richard Dubois
www.richarddubois.com Stylist: Kirsten Reader Represented by Judy Inc Makeup and Hair: Tami El Sombati for TRESemmĂŠ Hair Care Represented by Judy Inc Stylist Assistant: Lesley Campbell Model: Gaby - Plutino Models / Chantale Nadeau Models
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Dress Pink Tartan Dress layered over Lacoste Collar Vintage Sonia Rykel, Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Stone ring Reese Silver and gold ring Pamela Lauz Glasses Reese Clutch Milly
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GLAMROCKâ€™S Photographed by Roger Weber www.rogerweber.com Stylist: Ja`Niya Walker Makeup and Hair: Prisca Wille Represented by Mainartists Management Model: Alicia Rountree - Ford Models Photographer Assistant: Patrick Viebranz
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Black snakeskin bra ANTHONY FRANCO Black blazer jacket ANTHONY FRANCO Yellow sequin trousers CLAES IVERSEN Metallic cuff bracelet GASOLINE GLAMOUR
Jumpsuit EZRA SANTOS Gold bracelet NICOLE MENG Gold ear cuffs NICOLE MENG Porcelain flower rings GASOLINE GLAMOUR
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Sunrise Down Under Photographed by Andrew Fearman www.fearmanphoto.com Stylist: Rohayu Draman Makeup Artist: Chereine Waddell Hair Stylist: Henriko Melki Model: Amy Charsley - Chadwick Models Photographer Assistant: Dave McKelvey
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This fall, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show crosses the pond to film in London for the first time. This was announced at the Victoria’s Secret Bond Street store by Angels Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel.
The show merges fashion, fantasy and entertainment into a runway spectacle and will include musical performances, pink carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-thescenes look at the making of the world’s most celebrated fashion show.
FOUR SEASONS RESORT Maldives at Kuda Huraa www.fourseasons.com/maldives
This issue features fashion editorial stories from recognized photographers Alvaro Goveia, Joseph Saraceno, Andrew Fearman, Alkan Emin, Bruc...
Published on Jul 14, 2014
This issue features fashion editorial stories from recognized photographers Alvaro Goveia, Joseph Saraceno, Andrew Fearman, Alkan Emin, Bruc...