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THE FREALITY ISSUE PRICE £3.50 Artwork Claire Hoyte


FREALITY IS WHEN REALTY BECOMES SO REALISTIC ITS ALMOST A FANTASY


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We have decided to launch our first issue as the freality issue. The freality issue explores beauty within the reality of today digging deep to find fantasy out of reality. As this is the first issue of Dirty Diamond we feel obliged to share with you what we are about. Dirty Diamond is about finding and introducing talent that is hidden beneath the surface. Not only that, we aim to expose and celebrate talents that we feel are not shown enough appreciation. The fashion we present to you will be from affordable sources weather it be the high street, market or charity shops, this is to show our readers that you can enjoy the high end looks at affordable prices that are more realistic to our readers. We give you this as well as sharing our love for the raw arts and culture. We have taken a look at street fashion and applied it to the “This is Me’ photo-shoot. The “Evolved Technology” photo shoot exposes the changes within technology, where 3D is applied for a more realistic vision also making it more fantasy. The “Evolved Technology” photo-shoot has also used inspiration from David Hockney who has taken a great interest to the future of technological art with the iPad. The “Bad Romance” photo shoot is highlighting the realistic feelings that love brings. It sends you crazy! We have teamed this up with a poem that expresses the controlling forces that is felt within. The fashion in this photo shoot is romantic and feminine it takes inspiration from the Moshino A/W 2012 collection.

EDITORS LETTER

Welcome to the first issue of Dirty Diamond, I hope you enjoy it as much as we have loved making it. Dirty Diamond’s mission sets out to give you all the fashion and culture you need for high street fashion.

The “Enchanted Wilderness” photo shoot is to support our fashion film, which you will find on our blog. Throughout the magazine we have included inspirational and informative reviews, in all our favourite areas; music, fashion and the arts etc. Hope you enjoy what this magazine has to offer and we hope to keep coming back with more talent and rawness.

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PHOTOGRAPHERS Charlene Lynch Claire Hoyte STYLISTS Charlene Lynch Cherelle Gayle Daniela DeMatteo Sian Jones MAKE UP Charlene Lynch Emma Mosley Sian Jones MODELS Daniel Kamolafe Dujon Fairweather Ida Hennius Jade Lapper Zara Maria

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EDITOR Charlene Lynch

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CONTRIBUTORS Ilona Valent (Media Production) Cherelle Gayle Pascal Matthias Southampton Solent University Suzie Norris ON THE COVER Art by Claire Hoyte PRINTED BY: Southampton Design Print Follow us on Twitter: @DirtyDiamondMag Visit our Blog: dirtydiamondmagazine.blogspot.co.uk Email any comments to: dirtydiamond@mail.com

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Dirty Diamond Magazine Charlene Louise Lynch Fashion and Promotion Department Southampton Solent University East Park Terrace Southampton SO14 0YN (+44) 79 6484 7680


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Trend Watch - Trainers PAGE 22 Ethnic Fashion and Culture - Africa PAGE 24 10 of the Best -T-shirts PAGE 28 Interview - VA-Garments PAGE 32 Evolved Technology PAGE 48 I Can Only Be Me PAGE 58 Bad Romance PAGE 64 Enchanted Wilderness PAGE 78

MUSIC

The Weeknd PAGE 44

ART

Protest Art PAGE 94 Claire Hoyte PAGE 102

POEMS

Who Knows? PAGE 42

TEN

Sometimes the Mind is Wrong PAGE 92

CONTENTS

FASHION

Who’s on the street? PAGE 14


THE STREET?

WHO’S ON PHOTOGRAPHY AND WORDS CHARLENE LYNCH

We have hit the streets to find out what everyone is wearing to give our readers some inspiration on personalised style. Behind every style lies an inner person, so we asked each contributer to write anything that came to their mind so that you can see a little deeper into the person behind the fashion.

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To the right shows Jono, who at 15 was our youngest fashionista on the street. The S/S 2012 showed bold, daring colours and prints for men’s shirts. His shirt brought from Topman has taken inspiration from collections such as Prada and Givenchy who have adopted the concept of turning guilty Hawaiian shirts in to fashion. So Jono is right on trend.

DR Martens the boot that has manage to step its way into every youth culture for the past five decades. Nearly a third of our street fashionista’s are wearing Vans, so if you don’t have a pair already go out and get some.

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She loves denim on denim and by the looks of it so does our hip-hop dancer.

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Since 2009 when punk was a big trend creepers have been slowly making their way to become a popular and quirky form of footwear. Finally this summer I think they may have made it. Both girls wear them different, but look good.


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VANS


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Gym style bags, trousers that are wrapped around the ankle, trainer type shoes, back packs, shorts, it all sounds like a PE lesson. That’s because the fashion trends this year are very much sport inspired. The Olympics hasve inspired every area of our present day culture including fashion.


PHOTOGRAPHY: CLAIRE HOYTE

Trainers

TREND WATCH

trends, the more popular these products will be. More and more fashionable women are stocking up on different trainer type footwear from Vans to Nikes. If you weren’t going to the gym very few women could get away with wearing trainers, but now the are the must have.

VANS They have always been well known as the skateboarding shoe, and now they are a big fashion trend, that everyone is adopting.

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This summer will see London hosting the 2012 Olympics, with many sports brands focusing their fashion products for and after the event. Sport brands have enhanced their field of regular performance wear into casual fashion trends, which can be seen in most high street stores. A perfect example of sport brands adopting fashion would be Nike’s, Nike Blazers trainer. Nike has cleverly taken on bored the popular vintage trend and has released their own, retro looking trainer in a variety of classic colours. Inspiration has been taken from past decades to inspire the sports trend in the wake of the 2012 Olympics. Sport brands are not the only market adopting to the fashion trends but also fashion designers, who have been introducing sporty styles to their collections. As sports brands continuously look to modify already existing products to suit certain fashion

CONVERSE Converse have always been a popular sneaker and has always been associated with the ‘cool’ kids so its one that never left, but the rise in sporty fashion has just made them that little bit more popular. CREEPERS Are they a trainer or a platform, who cares we love them anyway. Creepers are another one that’s always been around, but is being adopted by fashionista’s all over. Several high street stores have designed shoes that have been influenced by the Creeper. So if you can’t afford Creepers there is always plan B. HI-TOPS We predict the sport trend to carry us right though till next year. So investing in some high tops is a wise choice as they are the trainer to get you through those winter months whilst still being in trend.


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PHOTOGRAPHER: CHARLENE LYNCH MODEL: DANIEL KAMOLAFE


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ETHNIC FASHION

with her designs. All the fabric used for Sika garments are handmade and carefully sourced from Ghana and other West African countries. Using high standard seamstresses and tailors’ within Ghana produces all Sika clothes.

Taylor’s many uses of Ghana help her to give back to her country of origin. She and many other designers hope to raise the awareness of African fashion. Taylor uses Ghanaian fabrics to create fashionable styles that reflect London based trends. Giving her clothes a modern stylish attitude mixed with traditional print. Every issue we will take a look at fashion around the world. This issue we are bringing in Africa. African traditions are hitting the UK bigger then ever in both fashion and music.

African Fashion Week London shows a range of collections from African fashion inspired designers. The aim is to gain more of a global awareness towards African fashion. The beauty of African Fashions is that, although they have adopted

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Sika is a fashion brand set up by London based designer Phyllis Taylor. Sika is fashion that is heavily inspired by Ghanaian fabric and print. Designer Phyllis Taylor who graduated from London College of Fashion has proved to have a great quality

Skia creates an exceptional standard within her garments that she hopes will help reflect the level that Africa could be at in terms of fashion design.


DIRTY DIAMOND CULTURE not the only one. Not only has Africa begun to prove its standards in fashion, but the country has taken the UK music industry by storm. Afrobeats has become a popular music genre for many London nightclubs. Afrobeats has become the new sound of the UK underground. Thanks to DJ Abrantee who has helped to put Afrobeats on the scene, the contemporary Ghanaian and Nigerian pop music has had stormed its way onto the UK scene with songs such as D’Banj’s ‘Oliver’ and May7even’s ‘Ten Ten’. Afrobeats is a change to the traditional African music; it has influences from hip-hop and funky house.

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a western sense of style, they stay very true to their roots, helping to create a refreshing vision on ethnic fashion. Dirty Diamond set out to find UK based Africans that have been able to incorporate African fashions into the westernized way of dressing. Daniel Kamolafe shows how he loves to where his traditional clothing mixed with his everyday fashion. Daniel shows to be a very stylish individual and takes great pride in how he chooses to dress. He embraces his culture by adding little styling techniques to his traditional clothing so they fit in with the western street fashion. It has shown that he is

Many young non-Africans now enjoy the new western, African sound. African elders have noticed a change in their youngsters, as they are willing to embrace their culture and become more proud of it then they have shown in the past. Afrobeats mix volume 1 is avaliable to download at www. abrantee.com


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OF THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER AND WORDS CHARLENE LYNCH

Unexpected imagery is the way forward with T-shirts! Statement T-shirts have become a big part of fashion trends. Graphic T-shirts have and will always play a big part within fashion, but this season it has worked its way back up to the fashion must have. We have searched all the top high street stores and selected what we consider to be the best T-shirts out there at the moment and where to find them. *Hint* If there is a image you wish was on a T-shirt create your own. When it comes to T-shirts individuality is the way forward. Powerful images, Fear Nothing Men’s T-shirt from Zara £17.99 This T-shirt has a beautiful paragraph about capturing random images and finding the beauty within then and the small detailing that makes them powerful. A bit too passionate for a T-shirt, but that’s why we like it. Skull and Top Hat Men’s T-shirt from Anticulture £25

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Music Cleanses the Soul Women’s T-shirt from River Island £18 We at Dirty Diamond love music; this T-shirt loves music, so why not love the T-shirt? There is a soulful house feeling about this T-shirt and that is a vibe we cant get enough of.

Skulls are extreamly popular with graphic T-shirts at the moment. so instead of sticking with the typical, we like the different ways it can create a personality. On this occasion the skull is wearing a top hat. Thats pretty sharp.


We love this T-shirt because it is both casual and formal. The material gives the T-shirt a whole different edge. Not only that but we are loving photography on a T-shirt

T-SHIRTS

Female Photo Print Woman’s T-shirt from Zara £19.99

Love is Blind Men’s T-shirt from Topman £16

The imagery and the message work just classically together. Love is Blind! Ever had that feeling? 1000 Days of Darkness Women’s T-shirt from Bank £18

End of Tomorrow Men’s T-shirt Next £15 Symbolism has secretly made its way in to the world of fashion; we love the symbolic T-shirts, although it does very much fell like your lost in a world of triangles when you start to notice them.

The woodland background bordered by roses is very relaxing. But it’s the slogan we love. We love a slogan to get you thinking.

It’s More Than Music Mens T-shirt from Topman £22

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We agree it is more then music, in our interpretation of this T-shirt it’s a vibe and a lifestyle, that we all want to live do live or wish we had lived. Music just brings it together.


DIRTY DIAMOND T-SHIRTS Sin Star Analogue Men’s T-shirt from USC £35 When it comes to unexpected imagery this is perfect. This is an image that years ago would have been knocked down for promoting the use of drugs. This T-shirt was picked as a favourite as it shows how we have matured as a society and we can just enjoy the art behind this image. Well that and the hard-core raver concept behind the T-shirt of course.

Jazzy Fresh Prince Men’s T-shirt from River Island £20 Its the programme that will never die, the show we all love to love. No suprises if this T-shirt becomes a favourite of many.

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Its pretty self explainatary why this T-shirt is our favourite so nothing more needs to be said apart from . . . Now this is a story all about how My life got flipped-turned upside down And I liked to take a minute just sit right there And tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-Air . . . Cringe yes! But it made you smile.

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A T-SHIRT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW YOUR INNER BEING, WHETHER ITS LOUD AND CLEAR OR HIDDEN BEHIND GRAPHICS. SOMEWHERE IN THE PRINT CAN LAY YOUR PERSONALITY.


DIRTY DIAMOND INTERVIEW

VA-Garments: Two designers one brand. VA-G specialise in urban street wear for both men and women. The aim behind the brand is to separate itself from the stereotypical urban street wear and add more creativity to their designs. Vidal Bull JR and Alan Adewale are the co. designers of VA-Garments. They have produced a range of fashion of experimental construction with specific detailing since 2009.

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Vidal and Alan made a name for themselves at Bedfordshire University when they designed T-shirts for an end of year fashion show. They stood out from the other designers when they brought their models out dancing. Music artists such as Tinie Tempah, Chipmunck and Tyga and many other familiar names have worn VA-Garments. We decided to meet up with designer Vidal Bull to find out more about

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Visual Artistic Garments Interviewee Charlene Lynch Photographer Tom Webb

this up and coming fashion brand.

What made you decide to start a career in fashion?

When I started University, I was in to like fashion as in, dressing up and I was really in to buying random clothes, people used to say that I was really stylistic and different and stuff like that, so I thought to myself my style isn’t going to last forever, but if I make clothes then people can take that style home with them and then that can last forever. How did you come up with the concept Visual Artistic Garments? And what is I all about? Erm...well... Visual Artistic Garments started with the now known logo VA.G, V being for my name Vidal, A for my partner Alan and G for garments. It began when we was in Luton...


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DIRTY DIAMOND INTERVIEW ...University, when we started receiving a lot of attention we had to rethink it, because we thought that people wouldn’t want to buy Vidal Alan Garments (laughs). So it was a case of getting the dictionary out and finding words that started with the letters and was associated with fashion. I do love the concept of ‘Visual Artistic Garments’, because fashion is visual and it is also artistic. Our motto is “Don’t be scared to be different”, because when I started university I had mad hair cuts and wore clothes that others thought was crazy and people used to think “what’s this guy actually on”, if you see how I was dressed back then, it was in a time that people around me were scared to be different but now especially guys are being more daring. Even with their hairstyles and guys in TIGHT jeans fashion has changed and the people have changed with it.

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What inspires designing?

you

when

I go shopping a lot mainly down west end and brick lane and I just walk around and observe the society and note the changes, and try and get an idea of what people are really into, recently I did a collaboration with G-Shock, and sometimes I stand their store in brick lane I just watch people walk past. It’s the people that give me inspiration really, there are loads of random peculiar people, that all inspire me. A lot of Chinese and European people always have a different unique style to them I remember the patterns and try and incorporate all I see into my designs. What is in store for you in the future?

In the urban scene at the moment I think it is all really similar so our goal for this year is to be completely and totally different, or at least as different as we can get. We have started to bring out bags and dresses to broaden ourselves 12min We will soon be stocked on ASOS so watch this space (winks) Is there any advice you would give someone trying to make a career in the fashion industry or start up his or her own business? Be honest and realistic; make sure you believe in what you are doing. I believe you have to have money behind you so save!! Because if you haven’t got the money your ideas and not be able to afford, its harder to create the vision you have and if you have to bring it down to make it affordable it wont be your best work. I’ve talked to people like Jimmy Choo and I have sat down with Ozwald Boateng my mentor is Andrew Ramroop he is the managing director of Maurice Sedwell when you sit down and talk to them guys there they are not even bothered about what is in and what is not in, you can just see they have a passion for what they are doing, and they believe in what they are saying.

So just believe in what you’re doing really, believe yourself really.


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DIRTY DIAMOND POETRY

KNOWS?

WHO PHOTOGRAPHER AND POET CHARLENE LYNCH

Who knows what or why I am doing I don’t even know the paths I am going The wrong decisions, I seem to be making But still feels right, a needed awaking But I have forgot, real feelings I had And replaced them with something excitingly bad Who is in charge my heart or my mind Which is wanting the tale to un wind Lost in a state of serious confusion No longer know what I should be choosing Addiction can be an everlasting war I don’t even know what I am fighting for Confused at where the new path is leading No longer know what I should be needing Everything overlooked by strong chemistry That is shouting this is what it should be

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But the dreaming must relax to the realistic And there is only so far magic can keep it Realistic realities will bring all to a stop But all the heart knows, is for sure, it will not The mind is a terrible thing to waste And will eventually take charge and close the case!


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GET INTO THE ZONE

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For those of you who don’t know The Weeknd he is a recording artist that has worked closely with popular urban artist Drake. Most commonly known for his feature on Drakes ‘Take Care’ album released on November 2011. The Weekend helped write 5 of the tracks on the ‘Take Care’ album, including the well-liked track ‘Crew Love’. In an interview with Erika Ramirez at the OVO festival, Drake labels The Weeknd as “one of the greatest artists I have ever heard.” He goes on to say, “He inspired me to get out there and sing better on stage, he inspired me, like, just writing wise, erm, music wise just to better my product. You know, to hear someone

else with an incredible body of work, its like; you know it’s very rare, it’s very inspiring.” As The Weeknd currently has a no press policy he is unavailable for any interviews. However here at Dirty Diamond it is all about the music and we believe The Weeknd makes music worth talking about. Three mix-tapes, each containing 9 tracks, all released in one year and not one of them were sold to the public. They were free to download. All that hard work and The Weeknd still provides his fans with free tracks. Is it a marketing tool? If it is, it’s working! Not only is The Weeknd not selling his tracks as of yet, but he also refuses to speak to the press or attend any interviews, keeping him a mystery. After his first mix-tape ‘House of Balloons’ he was quickly offered record deals with major labels which he turned down alongside a 25000 dollar show. Could it be said that The Weeknd is finally an artist that is all about the music?

The Weeknd formally known as Abel Tesfaye was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. The Ethiopian descendant music artist first appeared on to the scene in 2010. He first released ‘House of Balloons’ in March 2011 and then by December he had released a further 2 mixtapes ‘Thursday’ and ‘Echo’s of Silence’.

By the time he had released his third mix-tape, he had gained such popular demand that the many downloads had caused the server to crash. To many of his fans, The Weeknd has shown that he is incredibly talented. He has created the ability to create a new sound in music. Although his music is frequently labelled as a new form of RnB, it is a lot more dark and mysterious then the RnB we are currently used to. Having said that, you can pinpoint hints of many different genres collaged throughout his music, such as heavy metal, reggae, dance, electronic and so on, he has cleverly and


THE WEEKEND


DIRTY DIAMOND MUSIC feeling the feel listening to him. The spooky, mysterious sounds, accompanied by his high pitch singing, create a fantasy, imaginative mood. He has taken a new route to RnB music, giving it a raw approach. For example, whereas RnB may tend to describe a sexy situation, The Weeknd has cleverly turned the same situation in to a more realistic failed attempt. His deep dark emotions excel through his music that takes its listeners on a journey with him.

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successfully formed music together to create a sound that is distinguishable. It may not be to everyone’s taste and people have often said that it is too random and irritating; you can’t deny it’s different. There is an unusual entrancing feel with each track, that would normally be associated with euphoric type music that people can just zone out to, commonly associated with drug taking, but listening to The Weeknd you don’t need to be on any drugs to zone out. His music creates sounds that his fans tend to get lost in. It creates a deep meaningful effect that you can either love or hate, those that dislike his music find it harder to understand why others do and feel they cannot relate. It is known that those that do love him tend to become addicted to the zoned out mysterious

Although ‘The Weeknd’ has turned down any offered publicity he has still managed to form over 400, 000 Twitter followers and gained over 6 million views on YouTube for his ‘Wicked Games’ track. The Weeknd is going to be the one to watch although he is very much still underground; it’s the way he has wanted it to stay making him more interesting. Yes, he has created music with technology, but he has creatively made it work. All we know of him is the music he gives us. If you love music you will appreciate The Weeknd even if you don’t like him.


AVALIABE TO DOWNLOAD AT WWW.THE-WEEKND.COM


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A 90S INSPIRED TREND THAT IS SIMPLE, BUT EFFECTIVE. WE AIM TO TAKE YOU ON A REMINISCING PATH ON THE EVOLVED TECHNOLOGEY, MERGING GRAYSCALE WITH 3D EFFECTS, WHILST TAKING INSPIRATION FROM DAVID HOCKNEY, AS WE EMBRACE HIS NEW LOVE FOR TECHNOLOGICAL ART.

PHOTOGRAPHER AND STYLIST: CHARLENE LYNCH - ASSISTANT STYLIST AND MAKE UP: SIAN JONES - MODEL: JADE LAPPER

EVOLVED

THIS PAGE BLAZER H&M DRESS NEXT BELT RED CROSS NECKLACE RIVER ISLAND. NEXT PAGE: BLAZER H&M TOP REPUBLIC TROUSERS H&M NECKLACE RIVERISLAND BANGELS WAREHOUSE PAGE ?? JUMPER WEST ONE SHORTS TOPSHOP SOCKS M&S EARRINGS WAREHOUSE PAGE ?? WAISTCOAT NEW LOOK TROUSERS NEW LOOK HAT MR SAMS VINTAGE NECKLACE MISS SELFRIDGES GLASSES SUN GLASS HUT SHOES MISS GUIDED PAGE ?? DRESS ZARA BELT REPUBLIC PAGE ?? TOP H&M JEANS H&M SHOES ASOS NECLACE AND RING VINTAGE SHOP DRESS AND NECKLAE RIVER ISLAND SHOES NEW LOOK

TECHNOLOGY

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THIS PAGE: SHIRT NEXT, COLLAR H&M. NEXT PAGE SHIRT TOPMAN, TROUSERS ZARA, NECKLACE H&M, NECKLACE RED CROSS, NECKLACE GEORGE. PAGE 58 T-SHIRT ARCHANGEL. PAGE 59 SOCKS PRIMARK. PAGE 60 SHIRT TOPMAN. PAGE 61 JUMPER MONEY, TROUSERS TOPMAN. PAGE 62 T-SHIRT MONEY PAGE 63 TROUSERS TOPMAN, POLO USC, CARDIGAN NEXT.

BE ME!

‘I CAN ONLY BE ME’ STREET STYLE AT ITS PLAINEST AND REALIST WITH IMAGINATIVE SKETCHES THAT GIVE US THE FREALITY (FANTASY REALITY) WE ARE LOOKING FOR. STATEMENT TOPS WITH STATEMENT JEWELLERY. BE YOURSELF!

PHOTOGRAPHER: CHARLENE LYNCH - STYLIST: DANIELA DEMATTEO - MODEL: DUJON FAIRWEATHER

I CAN ONLY


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NEXT PAGE: TOP MISSELFRIDGES, TROUSERS WAREHOUSE, SHOES NEW LOOK. PAGE 66: BLOUSE ADDITIONS, TOP NEW LOOK, SKIRT TOPSHOP, SHIRT WAREHOUSE, SHOES NEW LOOK. PAGE 68: SHIRT WAREHOUSE, SKIRT MISS SELFRIDGES, BROGUES ASOS. PAGE 69: SHIRT DORETHY PERKINS, FLARES ZARA, SHOES NEW LOOK, BAG WAREHOUSE. PAGE 70: TOP TOPSHOP, UNDERSKIRT MISS SELFRIDGES, BANGLES H&M. PAGE 72: DRESS PEACOCKS, BROGUES ASOS, COLLAR H&M. PAGE 73: DRESS ASOS, SCARF NEW LOOK, SHOES NEW LOOK. PAGE 74: SHIRT WAREHOUSE, SKIRT H&M, SHOES ASOS. PAGE 75: DRESS TOPSHOP, SHOES OFFICE. PAGE 76: DRESS WAREHOUSE

ROMANCE

THE REALISTIC FEELINGS THAT LOVE SENDS YOU CRAZY! THE POEM ‘LOVE WILL DESTROY” BEAUTIFULLY SUPPORTS THE IMAGES. EXPRESSING THE CONTROLLING FORCES THAT ARE FELT WITHIN. THE FASHION IN THIS PHOTO SHOOT IS ROMANTIC AND FEMININE IT TAKES INSPIRATION FROM THE MOSHINO A/W 2012 COLLECTION. THE COLOURS REPRESENT TWO SIDES OF ROMANCE THE LIGHT SHADES OF PINKS AND PURPLES TO SHOW THE HAPPINESS AND ROMANTIC SIDE OF LOVE. THEN THE DARK REDS AND PURPLES TO SHOW THE PASSION, TEAMED WITH OUR MODEL WHO SHOWS THAT LOVE IS NOT THE PRETTY PICTURE IT IS MADE OUT TO BE.

PHOTOGRAPHER AND STYLIST: CHARLENE LYNCH - CO STYLIST: DANIELA DEMATTEO - MAKE UP EMMA MOSLEY - MODEL: IDA HENNIUS

BAD


I LOST MYSELF I LOST MY

WAY

I LOST MORALITY I LOST MY MIND


I LOST THE MOON

MANIPULATIVE MOON


IS IT GLOOM? IS IT GLEE?

I TRULEY GOT SCARED WHERES LOVE TAKING ME


CRYPTIC DREAMS I CAN’T SEE WHAT IS DESTINED ITS TOO MUCH MIND CONFUSED I LOST MY MIND


BUT WAIT . . .

LOVE WILL SET YOU FREE


WARRIOR EMOTION IS IT A CURSE IS IT A CURE WILL IT BE HELL WILL IT HELP SECURE IT FIGHT WITH

NOT AGAINST


WE ARE TWO WE ARE ONE

LOVE WILL DESTROY


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PAGE 82: CARDIGAN WAREHOUSE, SKIRT WEST ONE, SHOES PEACOCKS, BELT NEW LOOK. PAGE 84: WAISTCOAT PRIMARK, TOP NEW LOOK, SKIRT RIVER ISLAND, ACCESORIES H&M, SHOES TRUFFLE. PAGE 85: SKIRT CHARLOUISE, BELT RIVER ISLAND, TOP WAREHOUSE. PAGE 86: TOP WAREHOUSE, SKIRT RIVER ISLAND, BELT ZARA. PAGE 87: SCARF PRIMARK, SKIRT H&M, TOP PEACOCKS, BELT MISS SELFRIDGES. PAGE 88: TOP MISS SELFRIDGES, DRESS CHARLOUISE, BELT NEW LOOK, NECKLACE H&M, BANGLES WAREHOUSE, BOOTS NEW LOOK. PAGE 90: COAT WAREHOUSE.

WILDERNESS

INSPIRED BY THE A/W MULBERRY COLLECTION. ENCHANTED WILDERNESS IS A MIX BETWEEN PRINT FUR AND LACE. THE FUR IS TO REPRESENT THE WILDERNESS WHILST THE PRINT AND PSYCHEDELIC COLOURS GIVE THE MAGICAL FEEL. THE LACE IS TO BRING IN THE FEMININITY. THE TREND IS TO SHOW THE MAGIC HIDING WITHIN THE WILD.

PHOTOGRAPHER AND STYLIST: CHARLENE LYNCH - ASSISTANT STYLIST: CHERELLE GAYLE - MAKE UP EMMA MOSLEY - MODEL: ZARA MARIE

ENCHANTED


Broke down in an open place Like a scene from without a trace I'm used to broken, so its ok Just sit back and let it play Rain pours down heavily The image is almost heavenly An image stored for another day Just sit back and let it play Sounds floating, creeping threw

The knowing

An image flashes! Who are you?

The knowing

Rain pouring what a sight Heat beats images fright Just sit back and let it play It can't be real, its ok

The image

Heart skips the beat of the song

Stop! The image, something is wrong Stop! its not ok I can't sit back and let it play What was that? Sounds of cries I feel scared! Head of why's Broken down in an open space I said I'm used to being in this place The rain saved me from the end Nature saved me, will it again?


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PHOTOGRAPHER AND POET CHARLENE LYNCH

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Walk! I’m scared. walk! Turn back? no! walk! Tears! I can’t talk Sit back. Listen. Hear! The time is very near But wait! Its still not clear The music is clouding my thoughts Music? It’s helping me through No Wrong! it getting through Words sound too true Turn back? No! walk Tears! I can’t Talk Like an angel she comforts me But why is she not saving me Hidden! But Can’t you see? I needing you to save me Turn back? No! Just walk Tears! I can’t talk Tears! I can scream Am I Alone! I can scream They see, but they don’t hear Why can’t u hear my scream Turn back? No! Too late Tears! Can’t you see? Sleep flows through my veins Screaming! But its easing pains I feel better! Where am I? Its all over! But do I? My angel is there waiting The real hurt is awakening

MIND IS WRONG...

SOMETIMES THE


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giving life on this earth, if we have the opportunity to choose how we should live it, why should we not try and get it. A wise man once said that we are controlled under a system because if human beings were allowed to run free the world would be in one big riot. This is true, but how far should we be controlled.

The beliefs and morals of the public often find faults in the decisions made by the higher authority. These disagreements then lead members of the public to team together and take a stand in what they believe is right. Which leads to protesting. When looking beyond the initial cause of a protest; the excitement, the annoyance, the statement; should it not make us step back and think, why should we stand for everything the government choose to enforce upon us?

Everybody tends to take a view on political changes that affect our lives; the beauty of protesting is that they make their views heard. Because George Orwell famously pointed out that “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely”

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Although protesting can become inconvenient and we don’t always agree. If protesters are not standing for changes they feel right who will? We will all

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We live in a world that is under the control of our government. Laws are enforced to allegedly better us as a society. Sometimes it is hard to see the benefit in some political changes, sometimes changes are just simply outrageous and sometimes a change ‘needs’ to be made, but hasn’t.

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There has always been something artistic about protesting, the crowds of people, the banners, the chanting, the passion and most of all, the united feeling that travels throughout the crowd.


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OCCUPY WE ARE THE 99 PER CENT ‘We are the 99%’ is a political slogan used to point out that the one per cent of the population are a lot wealthier and control the wealth of the nighty nine per cent of people that live in society. It was a political slant that started in America, as the ‘Occupy Wall Street Movement’. ‘Occupy Wall Street’ is a movement that started on September 17, 2011, 2000 protesters filled Wall Street, NY, America. With tents and sleeping bags protesters

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then started to set up camp nearby in Zuccotti Park. This movement then spread to nearly 100 countries across the world. The one per cent of the population is said to live easy lives with little money worries, whilst ninety nine per cent of us struggle to make ends meet, due to the mistakes made by the one per cent. This portrays a classic case of, keeping the rich, rich and the poor, poor.

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Reaching London on the October 15, 2011, protesters set up camp outside St Pauls, in order to support the Occupy LSX (London Stock Exchange). Banners spread St Pauls with slogans such as “We are the 99%” “Capitalism is crisis” “Now is the winter of our Discount Tents” and “What would Jesus do?”

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The aim in the Occupy Movement is to make changes to the economic arrangement and the government regulations in order for a more equal society. The beauty of this type of protest is that they are not only taking a stand for what they believe, but they are not moving until a change is made, thousands of dedicated people are devoting their lives in to not only making a change for themselves, but for the ’99%’. It hasn’t been easy for these protesters and as we recently saw in the news protesters were forced to leave the St Pauls site where they had been camping since October. Authorities are doing what they can to control this extreme protesting. Relevantly during protest a girl holds up a banner saying “Sorry for the Inconvenience,

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We are trying to Change the World”.


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The photos taken are by Photographer Claire Hoyte aged 22. She visited the LSX protest at St Pauls cathedral where most people supported the 99 percent; “I had witnessed hundreds of people uniting together, living, sharing and communicating as one. The word stranger did no longer have much existence at St Pauls.� Claire took an interest into Protest Art while studying Fine Art at Southampton Solent University. Being a very revolutionary character her work not only speaks out in protest but it represents her personality and beliefs. Her photography beautifully combines meaningful art with a


Here is her photography in which she created as her voice towards “We Are The 99%” Her latest work entitled ‘A Captured Dream’ is a book creatively set out like a diary that shows her personal memories, feelings, beliefs and views throughout life. But whilst reading the book you can’t help but get lost in her body of work. In previous work done by Claire Hoyte she allows her reader to get lost with their own feelings and thoughts towards her art, but in ‘A Captured Dream’ she has chose to restrict the viewer into seeing the world in through her eyes. It is completely fascinating!

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voice that speaks out with views.

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I’ve had some of my favourite conversations with you here, i know i can always find you within the light between the trees...

I wish the world could view colour the way my camera does...

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One day you will wish you didn’t sleep so much...

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Sometimes we hide behind our own shadows..

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