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MADAME METHVEN

SS18 XXIX


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MASTHEAD

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF + CREATIVE DIRECTOR SENIOR EDITOR + DESIGNER JUNIOR EDITOR SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER JUNIOR PHOTOGRAPHER SENIOR FEATURES EDITOR JUNIOR FEATURES EDITOR EDITOR

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

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

tiara ma’rei toniepop april cormier abe bermudez stéfanie renoma madison wilds burger jake dennis nicola favaron ron hill aleksandr pershin riccardo torri shannon yen

CONTRIBUTING EDITORs

BYRON CORDERO leslie reid

COVER IMAGE 1 PHOTOGRAPHY NICK WARE MUse princess knowles dress runa ray COVER IMAGE 2 PHOTOGRAPHY tiara ma’rei MUSE sierra hill Bodysuit madame methven

SPECIAL THANKS TO reade norman, derek richmond, tash greizen, KElli j, Kristen lombard, madeleine almering, keela starr, Rachel walters

ISSN 2573-6272 Estela Magazine 2018

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EDITOR’S NOTE

Phenomenal

FASHION Real fashion lovers know that it’s about more than just clothing, it’s a form of expression, a way to convey a message, a route to accomplish a mission. In this issue, we honor three particularly stellar designers who have mastered all that and more. Like many of us, these designers pour their hearts and life purposes into their craft, going beyond just “making a dress” to creating collections that make a difference. Although they hail from different walks of life and create garments that serve different purposes, they all share the same vision of love, authenticity, and sustainability. As always, we’re so excited for all of the amazing submissions we have in store. It’s been a while since we’ve had all of our original favorite photographers in one place (shoutout to Faiyaz, Raphael, Ron, and Aleksandr) and I personally couldn’t be more happy. This is another beautiful one thanks to you and all of our new contributors as well. Thank you all so much again for your patience in this overly extended delay. It’s been a crazy road getting here but we did! Now please go enjoy.

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CON TENTS 08 15 22 30 36 44 56 64 72

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beauty: color in the light the lineup ss18 house of mirrors hot then cold hay fever madame methven amelia in between dreams let me dress up tonight

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runa ray the miracle of karishma pastel shades of sunlight from the windowsill death by dolls blue as you. little party double face ok, keenyah


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T H E

beauty editor leslie reid photographer tiara ma’rei fashion stylist blasina salam hairstylist nya rich muses eva shumakova (salt agency) & skylar deckert (k starr mgmt)

L I G H T

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g n i r e m t e sim s n su

SKYLAR WEARS ON EYES: Makeup Forever Artist Color Shadow in Matte Orange ON LIPS: Smashbox Matte Liquid Lip in Thrill Seeker, topped with Fenty Beauty Killawatt in Mean Money

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é s g o n r i n r o m

E VA WEARS

ON EYES: Makeup Forever: Artist Color Shadow in Neon Pink ON LIPS: MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Fuschia, topped with Fenty Beauty Killawatt in Fire Crystal

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TAORAY WANG

hakan akkaya

CONcept korea - greedlious

laurence & chico

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halpern Vivienne hu kwaidan editions

THE

POWER SUIT A new, youthful twist on a classic two-piece, played up with bright colors, patterns, and embellishments. CAUTION: This is no ordinary suit. malan breton

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COMMUTER‘S COMPANION

The PóAR NYC Commuter speaks to the cosmopolitan brand of consumers who are constantly on the go, providing a stylish and secure solution for its fashionable carrier. Its sleek, uncomplicated design boasts modern luxury with a hint of vintage, is crafted from high quality leather with steel finishing, and has a signature twist - the smaller compartments you’d normally find tucked inside of most bags are placed on the outside, which is a relief when reaching for the most common necessities (subway and business cards, sunglasses, pens, etc). The emerging brand’s founder, Rosa Oviedo, started PóAR on the basis of creating luxurious accessories that provided an innovative and unique way to make life just a little easier for gals on the go like herself. She started with a small line of chic anti-theft, anti-drop gloves for smartphones and branched off to handbags, starting with her original Commuter Backpack. It’s since been upgraded and is available in several colors, including this rich forest green. We imagine that Fashion Week is just one of many scenarios where this sleek backpack comes in perfectly handy. And, need we mention that it’s an eye catcher? 14 | ESTELA


THE

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Just a few of the bold SS18 looks on our radar, from some of our favorite trending designers. fashion editor blasina salam Photographer nick ware hairstylist leslie reid muses (in order of appearance) rachel walters, princess knowles, sarvani k ESTELA | 15


RACHEL WEARS

The so-and-so crop top and wide leg pant set (this page) The so-and-so top and slit wide pants 16 | ESTELA


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PRINCESS WEARS The Plaid Jacket and Wrap Skirt (this page) The Geo Jacket (opposite page) 18 | ESTELA


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SARVANI WEARS

The Rocks and Stones Bustier and Cha Cha Side Ruffle Pant (this page) The Chantilly Hook Up Top and Feather Lace Midi Skirt (opposite page) 20 | ESTELA


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Jacket MARAUDERS Boots JFLONDON Earrings ROZALIYA JEWELRY Bracelets STONE SYMBOL JEWELRY

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HOUSE OF

MIRRORS Photographer abe bermudez

fashion stylist bo roses

makeup artist griselda martinez

model christina sofina

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Dress FULANI FASHION Shoes JFLONDON Jewelry STONE SYMBOL

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Dress FULANI FASHION Jacket IVY PARK Earrings ROZALIYA JEWELRY

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Jacket IVY PARK Shoes JF LONDON

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HOT COLD THEN

creative director ariel thomas Photographer raphael baker fashion stylist Khasi mcdaniel hair & makeup artist ibadiah baker model tabitha wolf

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Top ASOS Trousers LAVISH ALICE

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HAY

Photographer nicola favaron

FEVER

fashion stylists patrischa humm, ANNA burakowska, allish collins, alexandra starr

hairstylist Sylwia Kozyczkpwska

makeup artist sabrina bachelor

model erin masson (linderstaub) Dress ConArtist

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Dress ConArtist

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Shirt TWIST X TURN Skirt ASOS WHITE

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Top ASOS Trousers LAVISH ALICE

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Dress ASOS WHITE

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Top STYLE MAFIA Trousers FOREVER NEW TRAILED Boots HARP

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Tell us about your SS18 collection; what’s the inspiration behind it? What is the mission statement?

I always keep an eye out for what’s trending for business purposes and my own personal style.

MM: My SS18 collection was inspired by the mythological and sexual history of Roman and Greek goddesses. The collection is called Greek Mythology Downtown LA. My brand identity is one that is timeless; heavily Baroque Renaissance and The Venice Carnival inspired.

For example, body suits are everywhere right now. They’re easy for women to throw on with jeans, skirts, cargo pants, and just about anything. You can dress them up or down for any occasion! I most definitely add extra cleavage in bodysuits. Ultimately, I would love for Madame Methven to start trends that all women follow!

In this collection, I added a modern twist of Downtown LA with the incredible love stories of Greek Mythology. My entire brand is about falling in love again. Most women fall in love and think to themselves, “It’s never going to happen again.” If we study the history of Greek goddesses and the correlation they have to the world and each other, we would know that love, art, and passion are inevitable emotions that a woman will feel often in her life. It brings me back to believing every person in this world can find love. That’s what my lingerie is all about; falling in love repeatedly. I really want to make a clear statement to all women out there that no matter what size, shape, or ethnicity you are, heartbroken or not, you are empowered by Madame Methven. My custom lingerie pieces are tailored to speak intensely through the heart. Each piece has a story for you to learn about and live through.

What was your creative process like? Were there any obstacles you were faced with while creating? MM: My creative process is amazing. Working in my Atelier with my team, I design the fabrics, I do the draping on the mannequins while listening to opera and drinking a glass of my favorite wine. My creativity is endless. I don’t usually get creators’ block and neither does my team. The only challenges I face is when people work slower than my liking. My main problem as a workaholic is waiting on others to produce quickly and efficiently. I face many challenges throughout my day from production, to technical, and personal matters. It’s nothing too major because at Madame Methven, things are 99.9 percent in control. I have structured my business this way to stay effective and efficient, while bringing the world’s most luxurious lingerie to life.

Have any of the current trends influenced this collection?

Which piece or look is your personal favorite?

MM: Yes, the brand name is Madame Methven of course! We never change the identity of the brand. We love for everything to be over the top; especially my Made to Adore collection.

MM: My favorite and most expensive product that I’ve created is The Adamantine (Adda-man-teen). The Adamantine, additionally referred to as Adamant, is a hard substance whether composed of 

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diamond, other gemstones, or unbreakable objects that reflects an ampleness of light. This design is a bespoke black venetian style hand beaded lace bra and pantie set consisting of luminous diamond silhouettes. The creations price ranges from $200,000 – $1.5 million depending of the qualities of stones, fabrics, etc. This masterpiece is perfect for special occasions and made for any woman who wants to shine bright in the bedroom and be the main attraction for that unbreakable experience. If you dare to fall in love again, experience the real pleasure of the Adamantine by Madame Methven. Describe the woman that wears Madame Methven. MM: Madame Methven is for all women. Women can live through each collection in which their sensual desires will never go unmet. With every piece, there is always a new beginning to unlimited experiences. This gives women the opportunity to determine their power and sensual persuasion due to the exquisite manipulation of artistic lingerie. Along with enchanting fashion shows and risqué’ photoshoots, Madame Methven is a brand that extrudes dreaming and the art of storytelling. The collections consistently set the mood for upcoming seasons. Our brand is visually penetrating with a unique identity and historical background of elegance. Madame Methven is eye catching and breathes Baroque Renaissance with a striking dominatrix twist, seizing everyone’s desires. Madame Methven is TIMELESS.

What’s next for you? MM: I am constantly creating new content for the brand. As previously stated, my creativity has no limits. From magazine spreads to runways, we will dominate the lingerie industry. While empowering women and playing on baroque renaissance, I will continue to embed the art of story telling through my intricate designs. Stay tuned for all that Madame Methven has to offer!

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photographer tiara ma’rei fashion editor blasina salam hairstylist leslie reid muse sierra hill Fashion by madame methven

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AM E LI A art director & fashion stylist Andrea Mendizábal Photographer TONIepop

retoucher Gio Geremia hair & makeup artist Carlos Valles

location Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Sierra Chincua; Michoacán México 56 | ESTELA

fashion Flor de Teresa Ss18 by Benito Santos

light assistant Hugo Medina concept LightWorx jewelry Allurina Manik / Elisheva&Constance

model Danielle van Randen (The Face Models Management México)


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Suit RIVER ISLAND

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IN BETWEEN

DREAMS Photographer shannon yen

fashion stylist Candace hynson

makeup artist josanna aguilar

model XIN yu (scout model agency) ESTELA | 65


Entire Look MONKI

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Sweater H&M

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Entire Look MISS SELFRIDGES

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LET ME

DRESS UP TONIGHT

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Photographer Madison Wilds Burger

makeup artist Sophia Jose

model Kristy Baez

assistant Victoria Tom


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Tell us about your SS18 collection; what’s the inspiration behind it? What is the mission statement? RAY: My SS18 collection was about how I as a designer could help the fashion industry reduce carbon footprint and infuse sustainability. I moved away from digital prints and used natural plant dyes to create a juxtaposition with handmade embroideries, leaf and petal prints. Some of the fabrics used were a mix of banana blends, organic cottons, organic silks and bamboo blends. Natural dyes such as onion peel extracts, Indian madder, basil, and turmeric were also used. As a designer I have always tried different methods to reduce carbon footprint. This being my third show at New York Fashion Week for spring, I decided to use the plant itself without killing it or endangering the environment around it.

Have any of the current trends influenced this collection? RAY: Botanical prints have been a huge [trend] for the past season, so I decided to take that across. The cross between minimalism and intricate embroidery too was something that I played with.

What was your creative process like? Were there any obstacles you were faced with while creating? RAY: The creative process was challenging. As we pressed the chlorophyll onto fabrics such as silks and cottons, the stain would react very differently with every fabric. On certain cottons, they would start aging and the color would change in a few days; on silks, the green would remain.

except for rose petals, which gave its natural color. So even yellow flowers that when pressed gave a blue hue. The trial and error was interesting, as it taught me how plant protein reacted on different fabrics and on animal protein such as silk. I am still learning a lot though. Next time I shall tie up with a botanist! Which piece or look is your personal favorite? RAY: I have a lot of pieces that are my favorites, as they have involved intricate handiwork. The aging of natural prints are a beauty to behold, from green turning to brown on cottons, while some were still vividly green on silks. The beauty of this was that the leaves gave an almost fossilized effect when pressed. There is a crop top and skirt which is of mixed media involving leaves and embroidery on banana cotton which still holds my fancy as the embroidery talks of the garden and the visits by bees and other birds. A world that we would love to have our children enjoy.

Describe the woman that wears Runa Ray. RAY: The woman who wears my brand is the authentic woman, who would like to know where her clothes come from. A woman who feels responsible for the world she will leave behind. She is sexy, confident and intelligent.

What’s next for you? RAY: To explore various unique methods for sustainability, to make sure that all my clothes are decomposable, and to have the ability to give them back to mother earth and create the circle of life once again.

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THE MIRACLE OF

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PASTEL

SHADES OF SUNLIGHT

Photographer April cormier fashion stylist Janelle Olynyk Makeup & hair artist Nada Govic model Bella Orman (Mode Models International)

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Coat TOP SHOP Dress ASOS Socks & Shoes ALDO

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Dress ZARA

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Dress & Socks ASOS Shoes IVANKA TRUMP Ring KATE HEWKO

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Dress ASOS Tights FOREVER 21 Shoes STEVE MADDEN Ring KATE HEWKO

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Coat ZARA Dress VINTAGE Socks FOREVER 21 Shoes ALDO

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Jumpsuit ZARA Jacket H&M Shoes ASOSÂ Ring KATE HEWKO

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Tell us about your SS18 collection; what’s the inspiration behind it? What is the mission statement? The inspiration behind my SS18 collection was wanting to create something fun, inspiring and colorful in these difficult and dark times that we are living in. Death by Dolls is about the empowerment of women, the encouragement to express oneself through fashion, to embrace being different instead of blending in. The chance to not just break the rules, but make them.

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What was your creative process like? Were there any obstacles you were faced with while creating? My creative process comes from a place of being able to connect with my surroundings. I sometimes get visions of what I want to create and I write or sketch it so the idea stays fresh in my memory. Other times they are more planned out. There are many obstacles in any creative process because it can be difficult translating your ideas into reality so it takes a lot of time and patience to get it right.

Which piece or look is your personal favorite? There are a couple but my personal favorites would have to be the denim jacket and jeans with crystal sleeves and pants as well as the beaded rainbow leather jacket. Denim has had a huge comeback in the past couple of years and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. So I do love darker denim with crystals it’s great because you can dress it up or down depending on the occasion and still look fabulous. The rainbow jacket is really another favorite of mine which is really an art piece because it is hand beaded and so beautiful in person.

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Describe the woman that wears Death by Dolls. The woman that wears Death By Dolls is a woman that is strong, confident, and daring. A woman that wants to stand out from the crowd instead of blending in. Someone that makes her own rules and not only breaks them.

What’s next for you? I’m currently working on expanding my brand in Europe and the Middle East. I’m looking forward to working on a few collaborations early next year and of course working on my next winter collection. 118 | ESTELA


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AS YOU.

Photographer STEFANIE renoma

art director raphael say

makeup artist french touch makeup (B AGENCY)

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Dress STEFANIE RENOMA Bag ON AURA TOUT VU

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Sunglasses FENDI Harness SAMANTHA NOIR X BRIGADE MONDAINE Underwear GIGI X BRIGADE MONDAINE Shoes & Gloves ON AURA TOUT VU

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Sunglasses RENOMA Jacket STEFANIE RENOMA Underwear MAISON CLOSE Belt ON AURA TOUT VU

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Harness MAISON CLOSE Pants & Belt ON AURA TOUT VU

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LIT TL E

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DOUBLE

FACE Creative director & makeup artist Mara Bottoni 136 | ESTELA

Photographer riccardo torri

retoucher Sara Mancini

retoucher Sara Mancini


fashion stylist Alessandro Borgia

Models Anastasiya Tumanova (Brave Models, Milan) & Marija Mikic (Fashion Model Management, Milan)

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OK, KEENYAH

Photographer Ron hill

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fashion stylist kayla dane (the leg glove)

makeup artist JOYUA GIBSON

model keenyaH hill


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