151 ISSUE ONE
SPRING FORWARD TO THE
BILLIE LEIGH HOGG MICHAEL MATHER JAY GIBSON CHRIS MAYO EMILY WARDHAUGH TWO’S COMPANY SUSIE TUESDAY GMC PHOTOGRAPHY + MANY MORE
Welcome to the very first issue of
151. Thank you to everyone for supporting me, it really does mean a lot. Being a freelance fashion photographer for 6 years has shown me that not only does rejection make you stronger, it also makes you work 100x harder. In 2011 I organised and directed my own runway event for charity, featuring 5 young designers, 20 models and 40 dancers from my dance classes. It was a huge success and since then I have been determined to take on another big project. 151 certainly is a giant step and hopefully in the right direction. This issue highlights just some of the wonderful new talent i’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with. They are all so inspiring and i really hope you enjoy reading about them as much as i have.
Love, Charlotte Summers (chasummers.wordpress.com)
CONTENTS ISSUE ONE FASHION
3. We Found Love in a Geordie Place 26. Mayfield Studios
MUSIC 11. Two’s Company
NEW FACES 20. Chris Mayo 22. Jay Gibson 23. Alex Redpath 24. Taylor Ferguson 25. Caroline Smith 31. Steven Humpherson
PHOTOGRAPHY 32. GMC Photography 33. Emily Wardhaugh
STYLING 10. Susie Tuesday 13. Trends 19. Karl Lagerfeld
THIS ISSUE WOULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT... All my models Chris Mayo Fantasy Prints (www.fpshop.co.uk) Holly Atkinson Laura Steven Lucinda Lawrie Matthew Robson Mayfield Studios (www.mayfieldstudio.co.uk) Rachel Cumming Sarah Brennan Susie Whiteley The Maltings Theatre (www.maltingsberwick.co.uk)
WE FOUND LOVE IN A GEORDIE PLACE PHJOTOGRAPHER: CHARLOTTE SUMMERS MAKE-UP: SARAH BRENNAN
“My inspiration for this shoot was a mixture of 1990’s fashion and locations from Rihanna’s incredible video for ‘We Found Love’. Lots of shiny spandex, triple denim, brick walls, illuminous ski jackets, barber shops and customizing”.
MODELS: BILLIE LEIGH HOGG & MICHAEL MATHER You can see the full shoot at chasummers.wordpress.com
SUSIE TUESDAY’S LOOKBOOK
Susie.Tuesday stocks vintage goodies and has new arrivals in every week, we stock vintage satchels, dresses, shirts, and knitwear. We sell on ASOS Marketplace, so search for Susie.Tuesday and store us in your favourites. We’ve just started to travel to Vintage fairs and markets, so keep an eye out for us! We always try and accommodate your fashion needs, if there is something you’ve always wanted but never laid your hands on, let us know, via twitter @susietuesdayUK and we will try to source it for you! Use your exclusive 151 discount ‘SUSIE15’ to get 15% off our hand-picked vintage finds! Have a look at our top trend picks for S/S 2012.
TREND FILE: OVERSIZED
TREND FILE: COLOUR POP
Samsonite Satchel, Vintage @ Susie Tuesday’s ASOS Marketplace boutique, priced at £27 Oversized Shirt, Vintage @ Susie Tuesday’s ASOS Marketplace Boutique, priced at £22. The ‘Boyfriend’ look has always been favoured by off duty models and celebrities. But now being regularly seen on the catwalk and in the blog fashion scene, it’s a wearable fashion conscious trend. To keep the trend flattering, style oversized shirts with belts and lots of jewellery, and in the summer wear with bare legs, or tights.
Bring a little summer joy to your look, with Spring’s Colour Pop trend, a welcome break from drab winter days. Colours must be bright and vibrant with candy hues being the key look. This trend can be tricky to pull off, so wear sparingly, team a bright bag or pair of shoes with a muted outfit, for a subtle nod to this loud trend.
TREND FILE: 1920’S
Flapper style dress, Vintage @ Susie Tuesday’s ASOS Marketplace boutique, priced at £21
The 1920’s trend is set to be a big hit for S/S 2012. With flapper style dresses, dropped waistlines and pleats taking the spotlight. This glamorous trend can be easy to wear, accessorise with strings of pearls and red lipstick. Vintage can be a little cheaper than the high street, and it’s great to have a beautifully made unique piece.
TWO’S COMPANY Oliver Payn and Katie Hindmarsh are an acoustic indie duo from Berwick-upon-Tweed. With influences from Newton Faulker, Bon Iver, Ray Lamontagne, Flight of the Conchords and harmonies to rival Mumford & Sons they surely are set to go far this year. As a band they have been together for just over a year and have performed at a variety of little festivals in Northumberland, not to mention achieving a busking spot on the Royal Mile during Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival in 2011. .
When speaking to 151 they told us of their aspirations for 2012, one of them being to get through to the live finals of Live and Unsigned which takes place in February all over the country and also to be offered a supporting slot for a touring band or artist. This quirky twosome not only sound good they write all of their own songs too, I51 asked them where the inspiration came from “a lot of our songs are related to nature and the surroundings we live in, sometimes we include a bit of fantasy and humour to create a diversity within our songs”. One things’ for sure this is only the beginning. Find more info and preview songs at Facebook: Two’s Company
WILD CHAINS Accessorize your old tops by sewing on a variety of necklaces
CHUNKY COLLARS Bigger is definitely better. Easy to make from scraps of material.
LEATHER SPIKES Transform a skirt into shorts and finish off with a few spikes
AMERICAN DENIM Charity shops are great for finding classic pieces that are bang on trend
Lip art is the new nail art. Experiment with tattoo transfers, crystals and coloured sugar
Models: Abbie McCann Bethany Grace Mulligan Megan Birkett Photographer: Charlotte Summers Make-up: Sarah Brennan
“I ONLY WEAR THE LATEST THING. IT’S MY JOB”
CULT FASHION ICON REVEALS HIS NEWEST COLLECTION AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. EACH PIECE EXUDES HIS SLEEK AND FASHION FORWARD ATTITUDE. CHANNELING A MIXTURE OF SPORTS LUXE AND MONOCROME, PRICES RANGE FROM £20-£980. ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE PIECES!
JERRY PVC-SLEEVE COTTON JERSEY LOGO SWEATER £135
BANSI LAYERED COTTON-POPLIN SIHRT £145
FAUX LEATHER COLLAR SACHI PLEATED FAUX £85 LEATHER SKIRT £135
SEQUINED LEGGINGSTYLE PANTS £245
METALLIC-BUCKLED LEATHER SANDALS £325
CHRIS MAYO By Laura Steven http://laurants.wordpress.com/
One of the toughest aspects of interviewing a comedian, as I soon discovered whilst chatting to up-and-coming cockney comic Chris Mayo, is their tendency to answer every question with a joke. Probes about childhood were not met with insightful sob stories about deceased pets and abusive imaginary friends, but with the line “this is just like therapy all over again!” It’s exactly the quickfire wit and amicable charm that Mayo uses to win over audiences show after show. This obvious gift presented itself early in adolescence, as Mayo reminisces. “In a drama lesson when I was thirteen, something went wrong in a short play. I ad-libbed, and it got a laugh…it was a great feeling.” So how did this natural charisma blossom into such a talent for stand-up? “My friends pestered me for ages to do some, so I put on a free gig at lunchtime. I was just performing twenty minutes of awful teenage comedy…thankfully, the audience consisted of awful teenagers, so it worked.” Fast-forward a decade, four Edinburgh Fringe appearances and plentiful praise from top comedians such as Russell Kane, Mayo is flawlessly maintaining the same level of humility as he did that day in the school theatre. He insists this is crucial in building a rapport with the audience. “I’ve always played on the fact that I am a likeable character, and I do that by being honest, and not taking myself too seriously. There’s nothing worse than a cocky performer who insults the audience.” Is that why your appearance (namely the skinny frame and uncanny resemblance to Scooby Doo’s loyal sidekick Shaggy) is so frequently the butt of your jokes? “Well, I’m not a threat to anyone – clearly! – so it tends to work in my favour. It also comes as a surprise when I deal with hecklers, and audience interaction. I have a dark side too.” In Chris’ opinion, this is the best part of live stand-up: the spontaneity, and the fact that things can go wrong. “I’ve had some amazing gigs, and then the next night, with the same material, they just don’t enjoy it at all. It keeps you on your toes.” He readily confesses to his anxious disposition and stressed nature, so does he ever worry that a disappointing gig would harm his chances of future bookings in such a competitive industry? “There are so many avenues for people to see comedy, we’re in constant demand. There is a lot of competition, but with the rise in number of clubs, things are pretty good.” What about the future of comedy in such a bleak economic climate? Is it a luxury in which many just can’t afford to indulge? “For me, the arts are essential. Whether it’s theatre, comedy, film, music, or art, everyone needs distracting from something. We have such a great wealth of performers and venues in this country and worldwide; it’s a massive part of popular culture, and always should be.
“However bad things are, people will always want to laugh.” TWITTER: Chrismayo BOOKINGS & FORTHCOMING GIGS: www.chrismayo.co.uk
A taste of the North-East’s newest talent, featuring three gorgeous models and one photographer who is definitely the ‘one to watch’ this year.
JAY GIBSON MODEL. 16. 5ft 8
ALEX REDPATH MODEL. 15. 5FT 8
TAYLOR FERGUSON MODEL. 15. 5FT 3 TWITTER: taylorf_97
CAROLINE SMITH PHOTOGRAPHER. 14
INSPIRATION: I’ve never had any specific inspiration for my photos, I see people with uniqueness and think they would look gorgeous in high fashion photos. EQUIPMENT: Nikon D3000 THE FUTURE: Photography takes me away from the stress of everyday life. I’ve been taking photos for a while now and my confidence has grown in both photography and in myself. My hope for the future is to become a professional photographer, I am yet to decide what type but I’m going to carry on experimenting until i can perfect my technique. FACEBOOK: Caroline Smith EMAIL: email@example.com
ELLISHA NICOLE ILEY
Steven is a professional actor and producer from Wolverhampton. He graduated from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 2007 and since then has worked extensively within Theatre, Film & TV and Commercials on a National and International scale. Steven was fortunate to attain two professional contracts prior to graduation. In summer 2007 he toured the UK with an open-air production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. International shores then beckoned and he headed to Valencia to perform for Forum Teatro in a ten month National Tour of Spain. Since returning to the UK Steven has gone from strength to strength and performed for audiences across the nation. He made his West End debut in 2010 with a production of ‘That’s Entertainment’ by Phil Preece, having premiered at The Garrick Theatre, Lichfield. Although unknown at the time, ‘That’s Entertainment’ was to become one of Steven Humpherson’s most successful productions. Alongside his co-performer Paul Findlay, Steven formed PS Productions - a UK based production company specialising in staging the new writing of Phil Preece. As Executive Producers, Steven and Paul went on to produce a sell-out Off-West End production of ‘That’s Entertainment’ at The Barons Court Theatre. They also performed a private viewing to an invited audience of Directors, Producers and Casting Directors including Tracey Gillham from The BBC and received a 5* review for their efforts. However, Steven hasn’t just lent his talents to PS Productions. In 2010 he became an Associate Producer of What Was That? Productions. Founded by Alan Mehdizadeh in 2004, WWT? Productions pride themselves on producing top quality plays and musicals in venues around the UK [Little Shop of Horrors, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Kebab Man Cometh. Table Manners]. Having trained together at The University of Aberystwyth, Alan Mehdizadeh and Steven Humpherson have a combined wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry and continue develop an outstanding reputation for the quality of their work. In May 2012 What Was That? Productions are staging a production of ‘Tick Tick...BOOM’ at The Aberystwyth Arts Centre with the intention of a transfer to London and The Edinburgh Fringe. Tickets are on sale now! (www.psproductions.co.uk) (www.wwtproductions.co.uk)
Steven is represented by ASH Productions Personal Management www.ashproductionsliveltd.com
Georgia May Cross is one of the most incredible young photographers iâ€™ve come across. She provides a wide range of photography services including individual photo shoots, event, band and wedding photography and is based in and around Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland. As you can see from the selection of photos below, each photo shoot is unique. Georgia has a talent that everyone needs to know about. Enquiries/bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/GMCPhotography
EMILY WARDHAUGH www.emilywardhaugh.com
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