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ISSUE 1

co-founder//editor-in-chief AMANDA NGUYEN

Awakening

co-founder//creative director ANDREW PHILIP NGUYEN

art director HIEN PHAN featured story tellers TINA CHIOU DARRYL GARCIA ANDREW LE CARLO NAVARRO TRANG NGHIEM PATRICK YANDOC

beauty editors CASIE CONWAY CHRISTINA DELFINO SHAWNA HENRIE JULIA KIM EGLE MICIENE SHAHIDA TAHIR

contact www.alphaomegamag.com alphaomegamag@gmail.com IG: @alphaomegamagazine // FB: Alpha Omega Magazine TWITTER: @alphaomegamag


AWAKENING The word “Awakening” commands your attention. The definition itself means to become suddenly aware of your surroundings, or a feeling. Through the conception of our first issue, something from inside us awoke in which we could not ignore. It commanded our attention and it burned so deeply that we had to answer its call. With this new publication, located in the heart of Orange County, California, our focus is to shine a new light on the creative talent that resides here. Throughout the first issue, there is an underlying biblical theme. Call it a spiritual awakening if you will. From “La Femme Garconne” our female lead takes on more of an androgynous façade. She dons men's clothing, something that would have been completely sacrilegious in biblical times. In our beauty story “Beauty Baptism” we see our stunning forest nymphs float down a river covered in rich hues and vibrant colors. Next “In Transit” follows our girl throughout her day and we peek into the way she dresses from morning, noon to night. Mythological sequined goddesses “Aphrodite” emerges from the sea to lure unsuspecting men to their inevitable doom with their siren call in our next story. Finally, we end our first issue with “The Temptation of Adam”, man’s original sin. Our Eve follows the traditional narrative of the apple but we have to put our own distinctive twist on things. She is cleaned and polished in the nude, but as soon as she starts to wear her couture garments to hide her shame behind the clothes, she becomes more and more wild and disheveled. In the book of revelation, in the New Testament of the Bible, God declares “I am Alpha and Omega. The first and last”. Alpha and Omega are also the first and last letters of the Greek Alphabet. We are now proud to present our inaugural issue-Awakening. With humble hearts, we give you ALPHA OMEGA MAGAZINE, the first and last word in fashion. Love, A&A


T A B L E of C O N T E N T S

La Femme Garconne

Beauty Baptism

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p. 19

In Transit

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Aphrodite

p. 43

Temptation of Adam

p. 53


Awakening: [uh-wey-kuh-ning] adjective 1. rousing noun 2. the act of awaking from sleep. 3. a revival of interest or attention.

For a while now, it has been a dream of mine to launch a fashion

magazine based in the heart of my hometown - Orange County. I never thought I would get around to it or even how to get it off the ground let alone actually start one. I figured it was just going to be one of those fantasies I had, content with dreaming and constantly talking about it but it never coming into fruition. But what I’ve quickly learned in my life that whatever I put my mind too slowly but surely becomes reality, with a little help of course. Luckily for me I had the help of my partner, Amanda Nguyen. Where I am the definition of a day-dreamer/head-in-the-clouds type, my counterpart Amanda is a ferocious go-getter with a plan. With our Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington like dynamic, we’ve been unstoppable. I am so proud of the work we’ve produced for this inaugural issue in which we’ve titled “Awakening”. A passion of the fashion industry has been burning inside the both of us and we’ve finally harnessed that fire and focused it into this outlet. So in a literal sense we’ve been awaken by this desire to create and finally share our voice and vision. The outpour of support has truly been so meaningful to the both of us and I could not be happier to present you with our first issue. Enjoy all our hard work and in the end, I hope this publication will be something you keep around to reference. Our end goal is to create something that will leave a lasting legacy even after we’re long gone. I want the images that we publish and produce to be as iconic as the images that came before us. I hope what you see in this issue inspires you to do what you love as it has inspired me. xx, Andrew Philip Nguyen Co-Founder // Creative Director


Growing up I always enjoyed doing art projects in school, I

had a knack for being creative through various mediums and art forms. While studying dance at a performing arts high school, I became heavily involved in my yearbook class. I enjoyed taking photos, interviewing students, editing the photos and laying out the yearbook pages. The most rewarding and exciting part of being on staff and eventually in the role of co Editor in Chief was to receive the published hard copies at the end of the year which was that tangible object representing all the hard work that went into making it. Fast forward to present time and I've created a brand through my style blog which has led me to meet Alpha/Omega Magazine co-editor Andrew, as well as explore multiple facets of fashion such as editorial writing, fashion reporting, wardrobe styling, and modeling. When Andrew approached me about forming a fashion magazine together, I knew I had to explore this venture; both he and I have worked with and collaborated with many talented artists (models, hair/make up artists, photographer, and designers) and it was the perfect opportunity to mix my business savvy nature with my passion for fashion. Andrew feeds this publication with countless, innovative and exciting editorial concepts, and I help him execute it. This is the inaugural issue, which Andrew and I had only been discussing a little over a year ago, we are excited to share our 'baby' and artistic vision through this magazine. Thank you to the A/O team as well as all of our friends and family that have supported us unconditionally, this is dedicated to you.

Amanda T. Nguyen Co-Founder // Editor-In-Chief


CONTRIBUTORS

To be completely honest, I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to graphic design. I took a semester of Photoshop back in college, but even then I considered my skills at a basic level. After finishing the course, I took on an internship opportunity for a blogger in Los Angeles. Ironically enough, the position required me to work on Photoshop majority of the time. There were times when I wanted to claw my eyes out from staring at my laptop for 8 hours, but in the end it was worth it. The internship really shaped my interest in layouts and typography; since my role was to create collages for the blog. My strength is in visuals, and figuring out what catches the eye. I like my layouts to be clean and simple, but at the same time I'm always trying to figure out what can I add or change so that it catches someone's attention. Even if the reader pauses for an extra second to look at the picture, I've successfully done my job. When Andrew and Amanda asked me to come on board as the Art Director for Alpha Omega Magazine, I didn't have a doubt in my mind since I admired the vision and direction the magazine was going towards. I'm very lucky to work with such amazing people who are all so talented in what they do. Seeing all of their hard work in the final photos really inspires me to do my best in making sure that these images are best represented. -Hien Phan

“Beauty Baptism was one of my favorite shoots to work on so far in my career!!! The energy and positive creativity that the magazine is about is contagious!!! As a hair stylist and makeup artist I could it have asked for a better team to work with or a better project.” -Casie Conway “Alpha Omega and the crew were a pleasure to work with. It was a fun and exciting project and I'm glad to be a part of it. My favorite part of the experience was that it was a group collaboration with one vision and to see such creative individuals come together and work towards one vision was amazing.” -Shahida Tahir

“Vision. Plan. Execute. It is truly satisfying to work with like-minded creative professionals. Things go really smoothly when you work with such passionate and dedicated individuals.” -Andrew Le “Working with Alpha Omega Magazine was a great experience. They were extremely organized and knew exactly what type of images they wanted. The crew was really nice and gave off a great vibe. I loved the images that we produced together am looking forward to working with them many more times in the future! Great experience overall.” -Darryl Garcia “Working with AO Magazine on their first issue “AWAKENING” was an exciting and energizing experience. Andrew and Amanda bring a fresh perspective and new energy to art and fashion. While their team maintains a very professional ethic, they also bring a sense of youth and innovation that only a start-up magazine can achieve. As a fashion photographer, I found the synergy between my studio and AO’s directions to be exhilarating. I look forward to working with AO again in the near and far future.” -Trang Nghiem


LA It’s no longer a BOYS ONLY club. Structured lines and sharp tailoring make any outfit one not to mess with. Hard and soft fabrics along with masculine yet feminine lines create the perfect balance for a working wardrobe. She’s androgynous with just the right amount of sex appeal. She’s one of the boys now…

Photographer: PATRICK YANDOC Model: SYDNEY STEINAKER Hair & Mua: CHRISTINA DELFINO Assistant: HIEN PHAN Clothes: PORTER SOUTH

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BEAUTY


Photographer: TINA CHIOU Models: Caitlyn Calhoun & Talia Williamson Hair & Makeup: Casie Conway Floral Arrangement: Shawna Henrie

Bathe yourself in the brightest colors this season. Don’t be afraid to make a statement in saturated hues of hot pinks and electric blues. Let the colors wash over and help you let your beauty shine through.

BAPTISM


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From morning, noon to night. Sunrise to sunset. Beginning to end. The world is her runway, and she will dress as she see fits.

Photographer: ANDREW LE Model: ALISON BANKS Assistant: HIEN PHAN

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From morning, noon to night. Sunrise to sunset. Beginning to end. The world is her runway, and she will dress as she see fits.

Photographer: ANDREW LE Model: ALISON BANKS Assistant: HIEN PHAN


She is risen from the waters, a mermaid goddess of sorts dripping in sequins. A temptress of man, hear her siren call. Photographer: DARRYL GARCIA Models: THU NGUYEN & MONICA MUNGUIA Hair & Makeup: SHAHIDA TAHIR Videographer: CARLO NAVARRO

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She is the original sin, taste the forbidden fruit of man. Photographer: TRANG NGHIEM Model: KIERA SMITH Hair: EGLE MICIENE Makeup Artist: JULIA KIM

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Alpha Omega Magazine Issue 1: Awakening  

A year in the making, we are proud and humble to present to you our collective vision. We invite you to take a peek in to our world of fashi...

Alpha Omega Magazine Issue 1: Awakening  

A year in the making, we are proud and humble to present to you our collective vision. We invite you to take a peek in to our world of fashi...