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Issue 2

January 2014

Letter From The Editor Happy New Year Everyone!

Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and got some wicked presents. We have been busy here at Merciless Beauty preparing the first issue for 2014. We have been gathering so many submissions for this issue, our email inbox has been swamped, especially for our Cover Model Competition. Which attracted so much attention, and rightly went to the lovely Kyra Tomko who stood out so much we couldn't help but put her where she rightly deserves to be. We also have a feature on Kyra , an interesting lady and hope you enjoy reading about her. We have such a mixture of work in this magazine which is what we always aimed for, a fresh mix of everything going on in the creative industry right now. We have some fresh new talent and some old faces gracing the pages. So pop that kettle on, grab a biscuit and indulge yourself. Much Love


Kyra Tomko - Cover Girl All of my passion and hard work is put into fashion editorials. However, being a petite model, it's easier said than done. Standing at 5'4, I've had many people say my height is an issue when it comes to fashion. Recently I've taken matters into my own hands, just to find out how rewarding it is to strive for your dreams and beliefs. I'm proud to say these past 10months I've successfully landed 10 publications and still counting, while working alongside fashion models of requested height requirement. I will continue to fight for what I believe in and prove my doubters wrong. My goal is to make a difference in the fashion industry for petite models all over the world, abolish the minimum height rule, and help fight against height discrimination.

Nobody's dreams should be limited due to the way they are born. "A person's a person, no matter how small" - Dr.Seuss

Daniel Valverde Daniel Valverde is the owner of Green Valley Photography and resides in Charlotte, NC, USA. He is of Costa Rican decent and was able to spend time living and working there after he graduated from university. His last name means "green valley" when translated from Spanish. Daniel's fashion photos have been published in several magazines including Sheen Magazine, Elegant Magazine, and Australia's Freque Magazine. Also, Daniel has photographed over 20 runway shows and was the house photographer for two designers during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim. He was the recipient of Elevate Lifestyle Magazine's Top 30 Under 30 Award for his photography. The following shoot is titled ‘Daydreaming’. Daniel told us this: ‘The shoot was held in the woods of Huntersville, North Carolina, USA. Located in the south, it is quintessential small town America. A place where the girls dream of the big cities like New York and L.A. Hence the title for this shoot, "Daydreaming".

Catherine MarchĂŠ Jewellery Catherine Marche is a jewellery designer, based in London, who hand makes sumptuous fine jewellery characterised by its chic and glamorous French elegance. Catherine offers a large assortment of jewellery including limited editions and bespoke earrings, bracelets, cocktail rings and necklaces, made by hand in London using the finest materials. She works with sterling silver, high carat gold and precious gemstones. She has also designed stunning jewellery for celebrities. Her peculiarity is to offer a part of her profits to charity associations. Recently, Catherine has started to support Movember foundation. Catherine was short listed for Holts Academy Jewellery awards in 2008 and awarded a Getting Started bursary award by the worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in 2009.

Summer Crosley Summer is an International Supermodel and Actress who has starred in TV series Californication and Nip/Tuck

When she is not traveling the World of Fashion and TV, she devotes her life to make a difference in the world by supporting environmentally friendly causes such as Ocean life Conservation to help protect our beautiful ocean life and help keep our beaches clean. Summer has influenced the public to join the eco-friendly movement by doing our part to help decrease pollution and protect wildlife. She continues to dedicate her daily life to encourage others to clean up our beaches and reminding others to reduce, reuse, recycle to conserve the beautiful ocean life. She is really making a difference by educating others on the importance of protecting our environment. Most people fail to realize the importance of ocean life conservation to protect our planet. She reminds her peers and the youth community that littering puts our beautiful wildlife — dolphins, whales, sea turtles, tropical fish at risk of endangerment and extinction. Summer has travelled to the world’s top beach destinations to raise awareness throughout Fiji, Bali, Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica. She continues on her mission to influence thousands to join the eco-friendly movement and help protect our beautiful ocean life from extinction

John Wood John started modelling about 6 months ago when his girlfriend suggested he enter a competition on TV Show This Morning. The last time they ran the competition 12 years ago, they found David Gandy, so it was quite prestigious! John made the top 20 of 1800+ applicants and felt that it was something worth trying to pursue. Since then John have done a couple of advert pieces, and a couple of exhibition shots as well, John says ‘its a lot of fun and amazing to think I can make part of a living out of what I look like!’ John is an endurance sports person in his spare time, competing at International level as a triathlete, and at club level as a rower.

Photography: Jim Lewchuk Model: Mila Rushworth

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Want to be our next Cover Model? You can be right on the pages of Merciless Beauty! All you have to do is go to the Submissions page on our site for the details. Once you are ready to submit work to us just email us: Head to our website now .

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