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I ’ M P R O U D TO P R E S E N T C O N N EX I O N , T H E T E N T H I S S U E O F T H E WA L L F L OW E R , A N D C O L L A B O R AT I O N B E T W E E N WA L L F L OW E R M A N AG E M E N T A N D B L AC K B O O K I N K . T H I S I S S U E C E L E B R AT E S T H E S Y M B I OT I C R E L AT I O N S H I P B E T W E E N A RT A N D FA S H I O N . D U R I N G M Y T I M E A S A FA S H I O N W R I T E R F O R T H E D A L L A S MORNING NEWS, I INTERVIEWED THE DESIGNER RALPH R U C C I , A N I M PA S S I O N E D A RT L OV E R A N D C O L L E C TO R . H E C I T E D A N TO N I TA P I E S , J O S E P H B E U Y S , C Y T WO M B LY A N D R O B E RT M OT H E RW E L L , A M O N G OT H E R S , A S A RT I S T S H E F O U N D M O S T I N S P I R I N G . H E WA S N ’ T T H E O N LY D E S I G N E R I I N T E R V I E W E D OV E R T H E Y EA R S W H O M E N T I O N E D A RT I S T S A S I N S P I R AT I O N . I ’ V E A L WAY S L OV E D D I S C OV E R I N G T H E C O N N E C T I O N S I N VA R I O U S A RT F O R M S — E S P E C I A L LY P H OTO G R A P H Y , FA S H I O N A N D F I L M . I R E M E M B E R S E E I N G BA D L A N D S , A F I L M BY M Y FAVO R I T E D I R E C TO R , T E R R E N C E M A L I C K , AND RECOGNIZING THE INFLUENCE OF ONE OF MY FAVO R I T E A RT P H OTO G R A P H E R S , W I L L I A M E G G L E S TO N , I N T H E PA L E TT E A N D L I G H T I N G O F T H E F I L M . C O N N EX I O N F EAT U R E S T H E WO R K O F S O M E O F D A L L A S ’ M O S T C R EAT I V E FA S H I O N F O L KS -P H OTO G R A P H E R S , S T Y L I S T S , H A I R A N D M A K E U P A RT I S T S , I L L U S T R ATO R S , A N D M O D E LS , W H O A L L H AV E C O M E TO G E T H E R TO C R EAT E S O M E WO N D E R F U L I M AG E S I N S P I R E D BY A RT A N D A RT I S T S . I H O P E YO U F I N D I N S P I R AT I O N I N T H E S E I M AG E S L I K E I D I D . - TA M M Y T H E I S


TA M M Y T H E I S C R EAT I V E D I R E C TO R / WA L L F L OW E R M A N AG E M E N T E D I TO R / T H E WA L L F L OW E R BRENDA GOMEZ AG E N C Y D I R E C TO R TA M A R M I N A S S I A N & L AY N E W Y M A N BOOKERS H I L L A RY H O LS O N BAC K S O C I A L M E D I A M A N AG E R C O U RT N E Y L A D D I M O R E C R EAT I V E A S S I S TA N T REBECCA LOPEZ AC C O U N T I N G DIANA MANSOUR T V / F I L M A S S I S TA N T


SABRINA DEE FOUNDER​ & CO-EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR​ JASON HADFIELD FOUNDER​ & CO-EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR​ COLLABORATORS PAUL LEVATINO MEL FUTSCHER MEGHAN GORDON SARAH BLASNIK VANESSA GARTON MORGAN BILLINGS MIMI VAN AMERONGEN JMEL BURGOS RACHEL WEST AMANDA KEEL COURTNEY PFEIFFER KEN CAO RICHARD “PICNICTYME” ESCOBEDO SHADOW THE FRENCHIE


BE THE REBEL. PHOTOGRAPHERS, MODELS, STYLISTS, HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, ALONG WITH VISIONARY RETAILERS PROVE THAT “CREATIVITY IS THE GREATEST FORM OF REBELLION.” INTERFACING WITH THE MOST REBELLIOUS INDIVIDUALS, FROM EMERGING TALENT TO THE SEASONED PROFESSIONALS, FEEDS MY COMPULSIVE ADDICTION TO THE ART OF CREATIVITY. I HAVE NO ADDICTIONS OUTSIDE OF WORK; MY ADDICTION IS, IN FACT, THE WORK ITSELF. MY PARTNER, JASON HADFIELD, AND I FOUNDED BLACK BOOK INK SO WE COULD COLLABORATE WITH VISIONARIES, HELPING THE DREAMERS MANIFEST THE STORIES THEY ARE TRYING TO TELL. CONNECTING THE CHARACTER OF THE PAST WITH THE GENERATION OF THE FUTURE IS FASHION’S PRESENT. IT HAS BEEN OUR PLEASURE TO COLLABORATE WITH WALLFLOWER MANAGEMENT ON CONNEXION. THE ART OF FASHION IS A TEAM SPORT, AND THESE CONTRIBUTORS BROUGHT THEIR “A GAME”. THERE IS A SERIOUS ART TO THE “EFFORTLESS” AND A TRUE FINESSE TO THE “FLAWLESS.” WE RISE IN APPLAUSE TO THESE DISPLAYS OF COLLABORATIVE VISION. CONNECT. REBEL. CREATE. - SABRINA DEE


C O N T R I B U TO R S ABDIEL HERNANDEZ, BRET MCKINNEY, CARLOS A L O N S O PA R A D A , C A R M E N W I L L I A M S O N , C O U R T N E Y L A D D I M O R E , E R I N WA L S H , F R E D R I K B R O D E N , H U N T E R CORDELL, JAMIE GORDEN, JASON ACTON, JENNIFER BIGHAM, JENN KARSNER, JUSTIN LEVERITT, MARI H I D A L G O K I N G , M AT T H E W B R I N S T O N , M I C H A E L T H O M A S , NICK PRENDERGAST, NICOLLETTE MOLLET, KRISTI & SCOT REDMAN, RICHARD KRALL, SHANE MONDEN, STEVE& CHRISTINE VISNEAU, TRACI MOORE, TRAMAINE TOW N S E N D , T R E VO R PA U L H U S , T Y PA U L H U S , U E L W H I T E .



GIVENCHY T-SHIRT ZARA BUTTON DOWN

“ELYSIAN NIGHT” PHOTOGRAPHY ABDIEL HERNANDEZ STYLING JAMIE GORDEN HAIR & MAKEUP SHANE MONDEN & NISA TOBIAS MODELS JAKE & BRIDGET


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NEUE LOOK PHOTOGRAPHY STEVEN VISNEAU (SISTERBROTHER MGMT) ILLUSTRATOR ERIN WALSH (SISTERBROTHER MGMT) STYLING CHRISTINE VISNEAU (SEAMINX) ASSISTANT STYLIST OLIVIA TODARO HAIR & MAKE UP SHANE MONDEN MODEL DREA


RICHILENE DRESS FROM ARCHIVE VINTAGE STYLIST’S OWN GLOVES


PAULINE TRIGERE DRESS FROM ARCHIVE VINTAGE STYLIST’S OWN BELT

UNGARO TOP FROM ARCHIVE VINTAGE STYLIST’S OWN HAT & EARRINGS


H&M JACKET, PANTS, NECKLACE & BRACELET KRIZIA TOP FROM ARCHIVE VINTAGE


GODDESS COMPLEX PHOTOGRAPHY COURTNEY LADDIMORE HAIR & MAKEUP SHANE MONDEN MODELS TY, OLIVIA , ARGUS, KOURTNEY





THE BEAT GOES ON PHOTOGRAPHY KRISTI & SCOT REDMAN HAIR & MAKEUP CARMEN WILLIAMSON STYLING CARLOS ALONSO-PARADA (ON SET MANAGEMENT) ASSISTANT STYLIST MARY SZE (ON SET MANAGEMENT) MODEL NORMANDY


MARCO DE VINCENZO TOP & SKIRT FROM FORTY FIVE TEN ALLISON MITCHELL BAG LINDA FARROW SUNGLASSES MAHA EARRINGS FROM ELEMENTS


BALMAIN JACKET FROM CANARY DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY DRESS FROM ELEMENTS LANVIN EARRINGS FROM FORTY FIVE TEN BRANDY PHAM BRACELET


SASS & BIDE BODY SUIT REECE HUDSON BAG FROM ELEMENTS LANVIN EARRINGS FROM FORTY FIVE TEN


BARRE CLASS PHOTOGRAPHY RICHARD KRALL (SISTERBROTHER MGMT) STYLING BRET MCKINNEY (CAMPBELL AGENCY) HAIR & MAKEUP TRACI MOORE MODELS CAROLINE, CHANEY, HEATHER FLORAL COURTESY OF AVANT GARDEN JEWELRY COURTESY OF STANLEY KORSHAK COSTUMES COURTESY OF TEXAS BALLET THEATER GOWN COURTESY OF VERA WANG BRIDE

LOREE RODKIN EARRINGS & RING WARDROBE COURTESY OFTEXAS BALLET THEATER


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THE EXES PHOTOGRAPHY TRAMAINE TOWNSEND CREATIVE/ART DIRECTION TRAMAINE TOWNSEND, HARIS FAZLANI STYLING JENNIFER BIGHAM ASSISTANT STYLING KATE LEGAKO HAIR & MAKEUP SHANE MONDEN ASSISTANT HAIR & MAKEUP HATTIE LIGENFELTER MODELS LEXI, BRIDGET, LOEVA





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TOP: GOTI DI GOTI RICCARDO STERLING SILVER CHAIN MAIL & LEATHER NECKLACE FROM GRANGE HALL BOTTOM: SZOR COLLECTIONS SPECTROLITE DISC NECKLACE IN 24 KARAT GOLD & STERLING SILVER WITH DIAMONDS

BE A REALIST PHOTOGRAPHY FREDRIK BRODEN (RENEE RHYNER & CO) STYLING TAMMY THEIS ASSISTANT STYLING UEL WHITE HAIR & MAKEUP SHANE MONDEN LOCATION KIP LOT STUDIOS MODELS NORMANDY, MCKENZIE, MURPHY, HEATHER


TOP: JAYSHREE DALAL STARBURST EAR CUFF FROM GRANGE HALL BOTTOM: MARTIN BERNSTEIN ROSE, WHITE & YELLOW GOLD CHAIN NECKLACE FROM GRANGE HALL


LYNN BAN SERPENTINE EARRING FROM GRANGE HALL


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NITE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY JUSTIN LEVERITT STYLING JAMIE GORDEN (SEAMINX) PHOTO ASSISTANTS NICK SHERMAN & BROCKE LYONS MODEL SAVANNAH


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“WE SEE IT, TOO” PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLLETTE MOLLET PAINT ILLUSTRATION MATTHEW BRINSTON STYLING UEL WHITE HAIR & MAKE UP JENN KARSNER MODELS NORMANDY & MAXWELL


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JUUN. J NEOPRENE SWEATER FROM TRAFFIC STYLIST’S OWN HAT


NEXT: TOP LEFT KENZO WHITE POLO SHIRT FROM TRAFFIC CLYDE BLACK HAT FROM TENOVERSIX | TOP RIGHT DSQUARED2 WHITE BUTTON UP FROM TRAFFIC | BOTTOM LEFT D.GNAK WHITE BUTTON UP STYLIST’S OWN BLACK TIE APC DENIM JACKET FROM TRAFFIC DENIM REFINERY STONE WASHED DENIM FROM TENOVERSIX | BOTTOM RIGHT TOME OVERSIZED STRIPE SHIRT FROM TENOVERSIX APIECE APART WHITE PLEATED PANT FROM TENOVERSIX RACHEL COMEY BLACK & WHITE SLIPPER FROM TENOVERSIX KAREN MABON SILK SCARF FROM TENOVERSIX ARIELLE DE PINTO EMBELLISHED HAT FROM TENOVERSIX

LEFT: TNBP BLACK MOTORCYCLE JACKET FROM TRAFFIC COMME DES GARÇONS NET JACKET FROM TRAFFIC TOME METALLIC OVERSIZED COAT FROM TENOVERSIX KTZ ORANGE EMBROIDERED SHORTS FROM TRAFFIC PAUL SMITH TIE SHOWN AS SCARF FROM TRAFFIC STYLIST’S OWN SHOES




LEFT NANCY STELLA SOTO LINEN CROP TOP FROM TENOVERSIX | RIGHT H&M BLACK MESH TANK D. GNAK BLACK BLAZER FROM TRAFFIC


TOME BLACK JACQUARD JACKET FROM TENOVERSIX WOOD WOOD BLACK RIBBED TANK FROM TENOVERSIX TOME BLACK WIDE LEGGED PANT FROM TENOVERSIX CLYDE BLACK HAT FROM TENOVERSIX PAUL ROMAN STERLING SILVER CROSS NECKLACE FROM TRAFFIC


LEFT TOME BLACK JACQUARD JACKET FROM TENOVERSIX WOOD WOOD BLACK RIBBED TANK PAUL ROMAN ROSARY NECKLACE FROM TRAFFIC | RIGHT H&M BLACK LEATHER JACKET DSQUARED2 WHITE BUTTON UP FROM TRAFFIC EVERLAST BLACK WAIST TRAINER STYLIST’S OWN BLACK CAP


STRANGE SYMMETRY PHOTOGRAPHY NICK PRENDERGAST STYLING HUNTER CORDELL HAIR & MAKEUP SHANE MONDEN MODEL CAROLINE


T E D BA K E R D R E S S Z A R A D R E S S G I V E N C H Y B O M B E R J AC K E T O S C A R D E L A R E N TA D R E S S


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POSTMODERN BLUES PHOTOGRAPHY CLAUDIA GRASSL (THE PHOTO DIVISION) HAIR & MAKEUP JENN KARSNER STYLING TAMMY THEIS MODEL CAROLINE


GIAMBA DRESS FROM STANLEY KORSHAK




MSGM SKIRT SASS & BIDE BRA FROM ELEMENTS VINCE SANDALS FROM TOOTSIES


GIAMBA DRESS FROM STANLEY KORSHAK STYLIST’S OWN SANDALS











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