Estela Magazine: Issue XXII

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PUBLISHER + EDITOR-IN-CHIEF SENIOR EDITOR + DESIGNER JUNIOR EDITOR SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER JUNIOR PHOTOGRAPHER SENIOR FEATURES EDITOR JUNIOR FEATURES EDITOR STAFF WRITER

BLASINA SALAM NICHOLE JONES FAIYAZ KOLIA RAPHAEL BAKER NICHOLAS WARE M.A. SALAM MOONI S. FARAH AKBAR

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS VERENA MANDRAGORA ANNA HAJIYEV DAMELYS MENDOZA TREVOR KING BOGDAN TEODOROV

SPECIAL THANKS TO EN PARIS BOUTIQUE AVID SWIM HAUS OF RIMMY JESSICA LOMBANA

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EDITOR’S NOTE

This has to be my favorite Summer issue thus far. We really pulled it together, the team, the contributors, and I. In the midst of the frenzy that comes with updating one’s branding and website, we were still able to produce a spectacular issue; an eyeful of beautiful fashion stories a dream destination diary. Go team! And speaking of the website, you’ll notice that it has (once again) gone through an overhaul. When I’m not 100% satisfied with something, I feel as if you (our dear audience) won’t be either. So we’ve started again, from scratch, and I feel like we’re finally - FINALLY - getting there. I want to bring you nothing but excellence, all Summer 16 (and beyond). Enjoy this issue then send us your thoughts!

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ESTELA ON THE SCENE

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XOCHITL

ESTHETIKS SS16

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BLUE LAGOON

HAUS OF RIMMY

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SHADE, THROWN

THE OUTLAND

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URBAN ALIEN

CUT IN PASTEL

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FAREWELL BILL CUNNINGHAM


FASHION.BEAUTY.CULTURE.ART

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THE

FUTURE

OF FASHION COMES TO ATLANTA Editor Farah Akbar

Fashion’s latest trend comes to Atlanta this summer at the Museum of Design. The On You: Wearable Technology exhibition explores the ‘challenges along the road to making a consumer wearable computer’. Although wearable fashion has been in existence for some time, as technology continues to advance the purpose of our clothing is evolving with it.

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FAIYAZ, EN ROUTE NICE, FRANCE

Top & Jeans Zara Sliders Tod’s

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Promenade Des Anglais

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Vieille Ville (Old Town)

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MILAN, ITALY

Shirt & Other Stories Trousers Acne Studios Coat H&M x Marni Scarf Patent Oxford Shoes Givenchy Bag Moschino

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Duomo Di Milano

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Fondazione Prada

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Naviglio Grande

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

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Shirt Vintage Overalls Zara Shoes Bershka

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Tulips outside the Tulip Museum

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BARCELONA, SPAIN

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Sagrada Familia

Shirt & Other Stories Jeans Zara Shoes Bershka

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GRENADA, SPAIN

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Hat Gloria Ortiz Shirt Mango Trousers Acne Studios Shoes Bershka

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MADRID, SPAIN Palacio de Cristal

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Shirt & Jeans Zara Shoes Bershka

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SEVILLE, SPAIN Real Alcazรกr de Sevilla

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Shirt Darimeya Trousers Acne Studios Shoes Bershka

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TOLEDO, SPAIN Catedral Primada Santa María

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Shirt & Jeans Zara Shoes Bershka

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ESTHETIKS SS2016 Our Editors curated a selection of Shoedazzle’s latest shoes and paired them with accessories to inspire your summer wardrobe.

Photography Nick Ware

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Sandals LINYAH by Shoedazzle | Handbag GUESS | Necklace & Cuff Thalia Sodi | Shades & Pompom ALDO ESTELA | 35


Pumps Pearlette by Shoedazzle | Backpack & Choker ALDO | Earrings & Ring H&M 36 | ESTELA


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RIMMY Words by Mooni S.

Ramin Jaswal is a metaphorical infant in the world of fashion, but you would never know it by talking to her. Fresh off the heels of the launch of her first collection at Vancouver Fashion Week 2015, she is calculating her next move with a meticulous eye and perfectly-timed steps. The creator of the high fashion label Haus of RImmy has an innate savoir-faire that stems equally from a passion for the industry as well as a solid background in business management. Not unlike the seamless marriage between her Indian heritage and western upbringing that gives her Lotus collection a fresh and unique look, Jaswal is able to blend creativity and business together with what seems like no effort at all. Estela sat down with Jaswal to talk about her start, the Lotus collection, and what the designer has in store for Haus of Rimmy.

EM: How did you get your start in fashion? RJ: I didn’t start in fashion in the most traditional sense. I started out in the business world, I went to school for business. I’ve been creating on the back end for the past ten years, but fashion has always been my first passion. I grew up in a really small town so the closest mall was an hour away. My parents are both originally from India so when they immigrated here, we didn’t really have much. I was always taking clothes and seeing what I wanted to wear [from] TV and making my own clothes. Fashion has always been the backbone of my interests.

went into business trade and transportation. I wanted to learn how everything worked business-wise in case I wanted to do work overseas. I learned a lot about procurement, customs, and how you would run everything and see it unfold globally. EM: Is there a reason you started in such a nontraditional way?

EM: What kind of business were you in before you started in fashion and how did you make the transition?

RJ: It’s mostly because of my parents. They still wanted us to have something to fall back on. I could still pursue fashion, but I could have a business background so I could know both ends. I think going to school for fashion is a great way to enter the industry, but I think going on the business end helped me a lot. I find a lot of brands that don’t have that business [aspect] would have to partner with someone who understands that side of it. I got to see how all types of businesses work.

RJ: In school I went into business management and after that I

EM: Talk about the Lotus collection.

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RJ: Haus of Rimmy is [inspired by] my background. I grew up in western culture but I’ve always had a love for history and different eras such as the Victorian era and the Marie Antoinette era. I’ve also taken inspiration from different classics, like actress Brigitte Bardot. My parents are from India, and growing up we’ve always had Indian outfits. I found that I was always trying to take my Indian outfits and give them a more western feel. If I was taking a western outfit, I would try to give it an Indian feel, like with different jewelry and accents you’d normally find in Indian clothing. Haus of Rimmy is a perfect blend that makes it into a hybrid look. Some of the softer fabrics came from the Victorian era.

It’s been going quite well, considering it launched less than a year ago. It’s been quite the response.

EM: There is a an evident mix of cultures in the collection, especially in the two piece outfits.

RJ: I’m looking to get into stores as soon as possible. I’m just trying to decide [if I should go with] introducing it early and having it available later on down the road. I’m working with that right now and seeing if it will work timeline-wise. So you’ll just have to stay tuned to see the next collection!

RJ: It’s an inspiration from a traditional sari blouse. In Indian clothing, now we’re seeing a lot of langas with a crop top, and I’m seeing a lot of crop tops in western cultures as well. It’s nice to blend the two together and make it into something that can be worn in either side.

EM: Do you have a favorite piece in the line? RJ: I love them all but I have to say my baby was the closing piece, the Lotus, which is what I named the collection after. There was a lot of detail that went into it and it was a dream seeing it on the runway and seeing it come to life. There was a lot of love that went into that one. EM: What’s next in store for Haus of Rimmy?

EM: What is your creative process like? RJ: It really depends on where I am at the moment. It could be a movie. I’m constantly taking pictures from parts of the internet, like a painting. I usually like to print them out... and usually from there I’ll start sketching designs and I’ll go through different fabrics. It mainly starts with a mood board and then I’ll try to choose a color so that the collection fits together. EM: What’s an example of a movie you watched that gave you inspiration? RJ: Marie Antoinette. I love that movie. There’s a lot of older movies that I take a lot of costume design [ideas]. Sometimes it can be a simple picture even. Sometimes it’s even a hairstyle...or music. I was listening to a lot of Alina Baraz and FKA Twigs. I like to make the women look elegant, but still strong. I think a lot of women today think in order to look strong they have to dress hard. I find it’s really important to highlight your femininity; you don’t have to dress like a man in order to compete with men. In today’s age, a lot of women find their femininity is what sets them apart. EM: What has the reception been like for Haus of Rimmy since the Vancouver Fashion Week launch? RJ: I started working with the PR company that I’m with now. I’m just seeing how the industry feels with different competitors. Right now, I’m hoping to get into stores as soon as possible. 40 | ESTELA

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THE

OUTLAND Photographer Trevor King Hairstylist Garreth Lenagh (PreMa) Wardrobe Stylists Katinka & Jeremy Somers Makeup Artist Maria Whiting Location W Resort Maldives All Swimwear by WE ARE HANDSOME

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CUT IN

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Photographer Verena Mandragora Wardrobe Stylist Selina Pichler Makeup Artist Barbara Maria Hunter Hairstylist Nadie Models Vanessa & Hana (Exit Model Management)


Outfit Jürgen Christian Hoerl

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Blouse H&M Skirt Zara Shoes Stylist’s Own


Dress BikBok

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Pants H&M Blouse Zara Shoes Stylist’s Own


Dress Black Foxes Jewelry H&M

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Bodysuit Bach Hoch 2 Skirt Jürgen Christian Hörl Jewelry H&M


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X OC H I TL by RAPHAEL BAKER

Fashion Editor & Makeup Artist Blasina Salam Set Assistant Brandon Matthew Hairstylist Ibadiah Nelson Model Aarendy Gomez-Rafael Dress En Paris Boutique Cuff H&M Necklace Stylist’s Own Shoes Shoedazzle

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Swimsuit AVID Swim Choker ALDO

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Swimsuit AVID Swim Choker & Sunglasses ALDO


Dress En Paris Boutique Earrings & Cuff H&M Necklace Stephanie Bijoux

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Jumpsuit Haus of Rimmy Jewelry H&M Belt Windsor Store


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Top & Skirt En Paris Boutique Earrings H&M Necklace & Bracelet LOMBANA

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Top & Pants En Paris Boutique Earrings H&M Necklace & Bracelet LOMBANA

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Top & Skirt Haus of Rimmy Necklace & Earrings Stylist’s Own

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Top, Scarf & Pants En Paris Boutique Earrings & Bead Necklace Stylist’s Own Fringe Necklace & Bracelet LOMBANA Cuff H&M Shoes Shoedazzle

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Photographer Anna Hajiyev Hairstylist & Makeup Artist Isabelle Schreier Styling Anna Hajiyev & Isabelle Schreier Model Brynne Ridgewell 72 | ESTELA


FACE Armani Luminous Foundation BECCA Afterglow Palette EYES MAC Hi-Def Cyan Pigment LIPS MAC Yum Yum Candy Lipstick

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FACE Armani Luminous Foundation BECCA Afterglow Palette

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EYES Urban Decay NAKED Smoky Palette

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FACE Armani Luminous Foundation BECCA Afterglow Palette

EYES Urban Decay NAKED Smoky Palette

LIPS Lorac Dominatrix

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Photographer Bogdan Teodorov Makeup Artist Daniela Rotaru Hairstylist Farah Mukhtar Model Jasmine Shogren (Why Not Milano) Fashion by Roxana Nesfintu

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FAREWELL BILL CUNNINGHAM Words by Farah Akbar Photo by Philip Stein

Last week, the Fashion World lost one of its icons. A game changer. An innovator. A man whose incredible eye and dedication to taking photos of only what invigorated his senses inevitably changed the way we all see every day fashion. Bill Cunningham was that man. He bid the world adieu last week at the age of 87, after having a stroke. My introduction to him was from a friend who found a new documentary on Netflix, Bill Cunningham New York. Learning about his approach to photography and his incredible esteem in the Fashion World, yet making the decision to not get involved in the glam and glitz, made me an instant fan of his! Even the notorious, emotionless Anna Wintour light heartedly spoke of him in the documentary exclaiming: “We all dressed for Bill!” Five years later, at New York Fashion Week this February I saw Mr. Cunningham for the first time. It was hectic awaiting

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start time of the Xuly Bet show that morning. I stood in the photographer’s area and happen to look up and there he was, in a blue bubble coat with his camera looking for his next best well-dressed person to shoot. I touched his frail arm, trying to introduce myself and he jerked away. I was snubbed by Bill Cunningham and didn’t care. The impossible was happening. I was capturing fashion in the same room and same time as my Photography Icon. It was that moment that I will never forget. Bill Cunningham was the champ of Fashion Photography. Street fashion may have never been a thing without him. Cunningham would not just shoot anything he saw on those busy New York streets. He exclusively focused on the interesting, the stunning, the remarkable. But what really makes him the champ, is his deliberate attention to the individuality of his subjects and their own tenacity of bravely be themselves.


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