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welcome Thanks a lot to all artists submitting their work! Issue1 is a statement of colour and creation We hope you enjoy every word and every image. Thank you and see you in Fabric-a Issue2 online! Edyta & Kasia

contributors issue 1

Antony Sendall Gina Pusnovaite Heba Prieto Kim Taehyung Leanne Dixon Linda Scuizzato Lore Sabu Nassia Kapa Peter Stefaniak Silvena Toncheva Yinsey Wang Zaire Sheppard

Christina Yuditski Edyta Wilim John Bucknall Hilda Sackey Iryna Kryńska Iza Woszek Jacopo Rodighiero Lawson Adebayo Michael Hodges Zara Zaltsar Alice Kutsok Amy Louise Ola Katala

editor-in-chief E. Michalska editor@fabricamagazine.com art director Kasia Piechota artdirector@fabricamagazine.com cover photographer: E. Michalska model/make up: Jade Elliot

content

4 SARMITE OSTANEVICA 16 KASIA PIECHOTA 24 GITA 32 LAWSON 46 IZZY WOSZEK 60 MUSIC PEOPLE & SHADES 68 VICTORIA 72 THE LONELY RAIN 80 SILVENA 92 THE GODESS 98 ZARA 106 VOLVER 114 TWISTED FAIRY TALES 124 PETER STEFANIAK 128 CHRISTINA RETOUCHER 137 NASSIA 148 LORE 165 LEANNE 176 JOHN 188 FALLEN FROM MEMORY 196 CAMERALESS 204 MICHAEL 214 WHEN WE ALL LIVE TO 150 222 STONE SOUL 233 FABRIC-a WORKSHOP 268 FABRIC-a PRO


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SARMITE OSTANEVICA

PHOTOGRAPHER Antony Sendall


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SCULPTURE WEDDING AW13

was a presentation of contemporary catwalk in the streets of Central London during London Fashion Week that took place on 17th February. This unique walk was a fashion collection presentation to the general public and had never been done before. 18 professional models circulated the West End area for several hours through Trafalgar square, Piccadilly Circus, Sommerset house, Covent Garden, Regent street, Oxford street and Selfridges. 
The whole event was finely choreographed over the preceding months and as a result received considerable acclaim and positive feedback. This adventurous presentation involved many independent professionals in fashion took a part on the day including stylists, make-up and hair professionals and photographers and support from several sponsored locations on the way. Drawing inspiration from the classical forms of various sculptures, fabric movement, and the elegant silhouette of a bride, Sarmite uses her love of tailoring and fascination with surrealism to merge the classical form with contemporary style. Š Sarmite Ostanevica 2013

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Kasia Piechota is an artist originally from Poland, who currently lives and works in London. Trained as an interior designer at London College of Communication recently has discovered a passion for photography which ‘has become my life changing project’ she says.


rediscovering my roots


‘I like to think that I can look at the world as it was the first time I have seen it. Some people tell more when not aware that being looked at. Some places when photographed take you inside.#insta_story is a sample of my personal journey represented through a series of square pictures taken by iphone only, often unexpected and spontaneously. They are continuously building a story that automatically becomes a part of my life’.


as the river flow UK 2013


Gita

photographer My name is Gita Pusnovaite, originally from Lithuania . I came to London chasing the passion for photography. Camera has probably been the only material thing that still excites me from the day I got it into my hands. It’s a tool that allows me to create. I believe in bringing out the best of everyone and everything, freezing true and unposed moments. Exploring it all before I can focus on one specific field. Please be welcome to check my work at www.gphotographic.co.uk , just to see a taste of few images from recent projects and assignments.


Woman Who Run With The Wolves a series of photographs about an extraordinary, brave, smart, natural, wild woman. In this project I wanted to bring out and show this crucial wilderness that lies within every woman. The wild spirit - something you can’t fake or pose - something we have forgotten about or even haven’t discovered yet, but it’s there and it lies within all of us. Inspired by the book by Clarissa Pinkola Estés - Women Who Run With The Wolves and by woman in general - I would like to capture, just for a moment, the wild side of each of you


agne Lithuania 2010


winter winds uk 2012


Thousand Kisses Deep Italy 2012 This is a pictures of my sister - one of the closiest people on earth. She is a beautiful person and one of my favorite models so it’s very easy to express myself through her. We share a very special connection


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P H O T O G R A P H E R & FILM MAKER

I come From Nigeria And I plan To Go Round The World To Photograph The Amazing Wonder Of God I Enjoy Most Type Of Photography, But I Specialize In Portraits, Fashion And Lifestyle. When I’m Not Shooting, I’m Planning The Next Block Buster Movie I Love God And Would Love The World To Know The Peace And Joy That Is In Jesus Christ I’m A Big Fan Of Little Kids (They Are Simply Awesome) That’s It.. I’m A Pretty Easy Book To Read. lol


MODEL: Josie Soden MUA: Biebie Makeovers


MODEL: Damilola Adekoye


MODEL: Roman Blomme


MODEL: Jasmine Cleo MUA: Georgia Caney


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Georgia Bliss


MODEL : Yetunde Adedipe


Izabela Woszek singer/songwriter/artist


photography by Sam Bevitt


Izabela ‘Izka’ Woszek is primarily a rock singer/songwriter, specializing in lyric writing. She has recorded ‘Rat Race’ and ‘Strange Ways’ since 2012, with more material coming out this year. Pursuing writing and illustration drawing alongside music has given her “an excuse to not let go of any one dream”


Look, the puppets play On an empty stage Filled with smoke Hiding strings Pulled by another String attached To every choice Every move Of little puppets All apart All attached In a web of Consequences,


Never knowing what’s to be But somehow certain That what has comes Was meant to be Little puppets Blind to string Numb to their pull Lost in the smoke Of every day’s Pretence. Izka


make up : MAVRA photographer E Michalska


People, music and shades. Piotr Krzeczewski withwith Piotr Krzeczewski

The music we like to listen to and in which we find the best tune has always probably had the strongest influence in the way we tend define ourselves ever since we were just adolescents looking for attention.

photography E Michalska text Jacopo Rodighiero


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rom the way we dress up till our hair-style, friendships created on the dance floor, loves born singing to your favourite song in one of the best gigs of your life, everything we are surrounded is actually there because of our preferences, feelings, gazes and sounds.

Bit*h up, or that elderly lady who stopped by the record store to listen to some Rolling Stones. sometimes, it’s nothing but the opposite. Take for example that guy which sat next to you on the tube

isn’t this one of the most amazing things in the world? i mean the actual fact that you will never be able to label someone just by the way he looks like, the prove that you can’t judge a book by his cover?! well… not all the times.

spend our times. Just imagine to walk around Shoreditch on a Sunday morning, you might think to be able to recognize many people’s styles just by the coffee shop where they are sitting in, or from the shopping bag they are carrying.

Despite this sometimes we also find our selves in places and events where every kind of style get in How many times you’ve felt as if touch with each other. If you just you were out of place just because think to one of the many summer where you were the music wasn’t festivals around the Europe where exactly what you liked, or the you can find every single kind of people just too far away from the music possible, reggae, metal, hip ones you liked to be in touch with? hop, techno and so on. Everything But, can you define with your eyes in those places gets in touch closed, which colours you see when with the opposite and vice versa, you listen to the best song you have creating what in my opinion is the on your iPod? Would you be able widest scenario of our generation. to associate it with your favourite People from different countries, bands-DJs-rappers? backgrounds and passions, families Is it a dark brown lather jacket or with kids, groups of friends or a psychedelic rainbow tank-top? even a lonely adventure game, in Maybe a shining gold and icy the same place with the only goal chain? Whatever it is now, it’s just to have some fun and spend some in your mind… or maybe not? One of the things that you learn times with what really makes them living in London is that you will We’ve all stereotyped someone by never know what’s inside somebody happy and comfortable, learning something they didn’t know, the way he dresses at least once in until you go and find it out, but at our lives, but what it looks like, the same time we are the ones who drinking with someone they’ve yesterday, impeccable suit and tie, try to stand for our lifestyles just by never met before, watching to a new landscape, surrounded by actually listening to Wiz Khalifa feeling comfortable with the way colourful shapes and never ending or Gucci Mane, the little kid we look like, with the clothes that innocently dancing to Smack my we wear, at the places we decide to music.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Hilda Sackey MODEL: Victoria Emslie MAKE UP: Nissim International DESIGNER: Ashley Swift


THE LONELY RAIN photography by: MARTIN L.A. hair: ELENA TRASHKILLON stylist & make-up: HEBA PRIETO model: ISABEL TEJERO


Silvena Toncheva Photographer www.siseyphotography.co.uk


My name is Silvena, I identify myself as a professional soul-catcher. In my photography I aim to show what lies beneath, to reveal the unique psychological make-up of the models. This happens in just an instant, a natural moment when the personality shines and synchronises with the movements of the body. That’s my idea of beauty and art. I am originally from Bulgaria but I live in England.

Model: Andra Colcerv


Model: Mridutrisha Choudhury


Model : Antonia Voinska


Model:

Tina Christina (Christina Barbu )

MUA: Natalia Marszalek


Model: Savina Ivanova


Model: Mila Spasova


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The Goddess Zaire Sheppard

by Artist, Illustrator & Designer


Zaire Sheppard Artist, Illustrator & Designer. Twitter @zaire_sheppard Website: www.zairesheppard.co.uk Blog: www.zairesheppard.tumblr.com


Since an early age I have always loved drawing people and designing dresses, which I would do in most of my free time growing up. I had no doubts about studying for a degree course in Fashion Design where I was available to develop my love and passion for Illustration and design. As part of this course I was able to design and create evening dresses, which were modelled at a graduation fashion show in my home country of Peru. After graduating, I began to design and make samples of my own lingerie Collection (Scarlet Collection) that gained coverage on a local Television program. I also spent a year helping to promote and organise fashion shows across a number of local venues in Lima-Peru. My love of design drew me to England in 2001, where I studied Fashion Promotion with CAD.

During this course I was able to develop a professional portfolio combining my skills in Illustration and Photoshop techniques. During the last number of years I have lived in London and I have pursued my passion for lingerie design and Illustration. Last year I studied a Fashion Illustration course at Chelsea Art College. Upon completion I developed my own website to present both my designs and my art work, where I paint portraits, models and fashion illustrations. The techniques that I use in my work are watercolour, pen-brush, collage and Photoshop. I take great satisfaction in being able to provide Illustrations and designs for Clients as well as helping other designers and students with their Illustrations in order to help showcase their vision.

www.zarasalazar.com


volver PHOTOGRAPHER & ART DIRECTOR: Bartosz Och ASSISTSNT: Ashton Elli DESIGNER & STYLIST: Ekaterina Gerasimova HAIR & MAKE UP: Raluca Bordianu MODEL: Edyta Wilim


TWISTED

fairy tales

photography by: LINDA SCUIZZATO models: EMMA SALSBURY & KAMILA RUZICKOVA make up: CORNELIA & ‘IN YOUR DREAMS’ ARTIST MADELEINE GRIFFITHS styling by: FELICITY DOUBLEDAY designer and stylist ‘Sherbet Lashes’ collection by: FELICITY DOUBLEDAY


Born in Gdansk, Poland. Young, fresh and vibrant model / actor. It began with singing and dancing, when he was a child. It was a way to entertain his entire family. Thereafter, he became interested in theater, during his time in Primary school and decided to join the School Drama Club. He enjoyed performing and took part in a number of school plays. He also signed up to the School Film Club, where he had a chance to learn about film theory. Following his move to London, Peter took his passion further and worked on a number of sets across Music Videos, Commercials, Plays and Films.


Photography by: Diana Daraselia


Photography by: Diana Daraselia


Photography by: Diana Daraselia


Christina Yuditski r e t o u c h e r

A pile of Vogue is placed near a graphic tablet at my room. My name is Christina Yuditski, 27 from Israel. About 3 years ago I began finding out what I really want to do in my life, starting with passion to learn Photoshop I enrolled into the world of photography and fashion. I started to learn from tutorials by myself and get inspired from high end photo retouchers such as Natalia Taffarel and Amy Dresser that I think are really great! Step by step I started to make short term projects of beauty and fashion retouch. I have a goal to turn it into my major career .I would like to summarize my introduction with statement of one of my favorite writers: “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.� Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


Model: Liran Koren MUA: Sophie -”Beauty to the home” brand Hair:”Heads”- hairstyle network Styling:Kati Nikole Photography: Marina Moshkovich Dress:Mango Jewelry:Kukula


Model: Vlada Cox MUA: Sophie -”Beauty to the home” brand Hair:”Heads”- hairstyle network Styling:Kati Nikole Photography: Marina Moshkovich Retoucher: Christina Yuditski Dress:Zara Jewelry:Kukula


Model: Vlada Cox MUA: Sophie -”Beauty to the home” brand Hair:”Heads”- hairstyle network Styling:Kati Nikole Photography: Marina Moshkovich Retoucher: Christina Yuditski Jewelry:Kukula


MUA: Imogene Dent Photography: Omarphotos Retoucher: Christina Yuditski


Nassia Kapa is a self taught passionate photographer from Greece, currently living in London. Her work has been published on various e-magazines such as Fluster Magazine, The Unexposed, and has participated in Exhibitions in Athens and on the web. Her photography is her way to communicate with people in a way free from stereotypes and to express her mind through her portraits. Below photographs are included in Coal Series, an ongoing project based on Black and White, grainy and intense images, influenced by her love for drawing using charcoal.


nassia kapa photographer


Lore Sabau photographer


Solange Moffi(singer-Madame So)


Colour, smile, emotion, attention, details, craziness, simplicity, naturalness and in the end, but not the last one, perfection. These are just a few words that would describe our work relationship as a team for your event. I started photography in late 2008, at first it was just a passion, but once I started studying at the Faculty of Journalism, I knew that photography is more than a passion for me. Few months later I started working in media as a television reporter in a small town in Romania. The camera was almost always with me ready to capture a moment. After almost three years, I gave up to my job as a TV reporter and I moved to the capital, where I began a Master in Brand Management and Corporate Communication. After 8 months in Bucharest, I moved to London. A totally new and different world and I love it! I started with capturing timidly new places, people and moments. After few months, I started to work with different make-up artists for fashion photo shoots, events such as weddings, parties, portraits and recently I started a new project as a photographer for a short movie. And this is just the beginning of my own story, here in London.


Model: Liliana Stefan


Being a photographer what I want to do is beyond traditional frames where a person is too serious and forced to smile. I want to create something different, something new and fresh. Something which would reflect that you are not feeling intimidated or awkward when you are in front of my camera. This is why I prefer and hope that the relationship between me and you is not strictly professional. There must be a close connection between us. First of all I propose to be your friend, then your photographer! Do you accept?

www.loresabau.com


L e ann e D i xon

photographer


make up & hair: Rebecca Allen @ On the Brush model:Renny Chivunga @ Priscillas Model management


model: Stephanie June Ellis


make up & hair: Rebecca Allen @ On the Brush model: Renny Chivunga @ Priscillas Model management


make up & hair: Rebecca Allen @ On the Brush

model:Renny Chivunga @ Priscillas Model management


model: Kirri Flutter


Frank Lookbook designer: Jo Turner make up & hair : Tenille Fletcher model: Antoinette Ataro @ The Fashion Model Directory


FW John Bucknall

STYLIST MAKE UP AND HAIR: Shooting Beauty


Wasn’t it the photographer Rankin who said something like to be a great fashion photographer you have to love fashion more than you love photography? That definitely describes me as I feel I’m more an artist than a photographer. I come from a drawing and painting background and have done film work too. I’m influenced by art, fashion photography and films but I’m also determined to be influenced by by the need to stay fresh and go somewhere that I’ve never been before. John Bucknall


Fallen From Memory Photographer: Andrew Natawirja MUA: Glynis Fediuk Model: Ying W


Photographer: Hannah Mia Model: Ying


Photographer: Hannah Mia Model: Ying


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Iryna Ilnytska cameraless photography


Iryna is a Ukrainian born, Londonbased artist whose work varies in themes and subjects. For the past two years she has been very eager to work with “photograms” and to produce unique and interesting works. She first encountered the process of camera-less photography a few years before joining London Metropolitan University. Being fascinated by Nature she has developed a body of work concentrating on some everyday natural forms that we take for granted or we just no longer notice it, and exploring its detailed beauty. (Using natural forms such as flowers, leaves and insects etc). 
Currently she is working on a series of different Fruits (using thin slices of fruit), exposing them onto a photographic paper to see the texture and detail that our eye fails to see. She always works hard to capture something unique, beautiful and original in each of her chosen subjects.


MICHAEL HODGES p h o t o g r a p h e r


when we all live to 150 photography by: TaeHyung Kim creative director: Jaemin Paik art director & stylist: Heo Sohn make-up: Seula Kim Models: Moyra, Ted, Elsie, Simon King, Angie Chace, Edson Chace Fashion Designer: Elly Cheng, Heo Sohn, Yeshin Kim Assistant: Anastasia Vikhornova


TaeHyung Kim photographer

He is a creative and adaptable photographer that can produce high quality images in many different areas - fashion, portraiture, editorial and product work. He has worked on numerous projects that include advertising material, fashion magazine, photo documentary and studio production. Having an extensive experience in photography he would love to work on new and creative projects. Also he has a strong foundation in fine art photography and computer applications complemented with customer-focused service.


Stone Soul photography by: ALBERT JODAR ILLESCAS stylist: NURA CATALAN hair: ELENA TRASHKILLON make up: HEBA PRIETO


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Pasquali photography : E Michalska


make up: ADRIANO COELHO using Giorgio Armani


make up: LAUREN ALICE model: GIACOMO DE MELLOW


with Pia Rauhalinna (& Teddy )


adriano coelho make up artist


model: DANIEL PASQUALI make up: ADRIANO COELHO using Giorgio Armani


model/make up: ADRIANO COELHO using Giorgio Armani 2nd Model: Ayoola make up: Princess Amayo


model: DANIEL PASQUALI make up: ADRIANO COELHO


model: DANI DIVINE make up: ADRIANO COELHO using Giorgio Armani


model: YAASMIN make up: ADRIANO COELHO using Giorgio Armani


Sofie

photography E Michalska

I’m Sofie Day. In a single paragraph nutshell: I am a professional, trained, registered, licensed, and experienced however, most of all passionate body piercer, who loves doing temporary tattoos as a hobby. I am constantly going on seminars/ workshops to keep my piercing skills up to date with modern methods. I absolutely refuse to pierce with piercing guns and do not take up positions with piercing cowboys = studio owners who go for the cheap (but absolutely not cheerful) method of gun piercings. I am also a trained addiction recovery auricular acupuncturist constantly training to increase my knowledge/ in the field of addiction recovery I love working with bodies & minds and I love the idea that I make people beautiful on the outside (with piercing) and inside (with acupuncture) and keep them sane, simply by listening, chatting lots. My heroes are any-one who is anything of any value within the professional world I’m in - to put it in simple terms: I love all those people who are already true masters in the field of addiction recovery, body modification, tattoo artistry, piercing... & any other related areas of expertise - I admire any-one who has become truly great at the field they’ve decided to be passionate about, whatever that is. I could name a few people here, but there are always new heroes emerging. If you would like to know more about who or what I am & where I come from. I was born May 1974 in Belgium. I moved here in 1995. I have a tattoo on me which reads ‘Born in good Belgium, found life, love & laughter in Great Britain’ that sums me up in a tight nutshell. Until 2005 I worked in the media industry, mostly as an advertising co-ordinator (=scheduling ads to appear on television, it may sound quite glamorous, however is boring as hell). On the 18th of March 2005 I became a mum to a beautiful little boy named Tobias. I wanted to be a hands-on type of mum so I did not return to my employment (I was often expected to work until 10pm and go for heaving drinking sessions with the colleagues). I decided to combine motherhood with jobs which allowed me to be a mum as well as generate some income, like childminding & doing temporary tattoo art at weekend fairs (= things which either allowed me to have my child with me or which were at times when my hubby could look after our Tobias) etc… Once Tobias started full-time education in 2008 I became a full-time manager of a tattoo studio while also being a body piercing apprentice. I soon focussed solely on body piercing however I kept doing temporary tattoos ad-hoc, often for TV commercials/ films. I love the creative flair of the people working in the tattoo industry, I like working with people who’re a bit different in general… Since 2011, alongside my body piercing career, I have embarked on gaining experience in the field of addiction recovery.


I have a lot of personal experience, through family & friends, with addiction issues. I am not continually changing career, I am transferring my skills set and changing direction corresponding with my personal growth. I see myself ending my career path within the field of addiction recovery. To aid my quest of transferring my skills into a career in the field of addiction recovery I’ve completed a 4 day auricular acupuncture for addictions workshop at Belmarsh prison and so getting certified/ registered with Smart UK - the UK’s leading organisation for addiction ear acupuncture. I have also trained with Smart Recovery UK in facilitating recovery groups for any addictive behaviour. Since August 2012 I’ve been working on for one of London’s leading addiction recovery charities. I’ve gone on every single course they’ve given me the opportunity to do & now obtain an entire folder full of certificates for courses I have attended, all counting towards DANOS units. I am still piercing (I am not on any benefits, the piercing funds my career transition). I don’t see an abrupt end to my successful career in the body modification industry. I do like piercing still, I just feel the opportunity for growth is limited & the wage structure does not reflect childcare needs.


To put it in simple terms: a lot of piercers claim income benefits to support their income (a lot totally hide the piercing income!). I am not, nor wish to be, in such a position. Creating temporary tattoos (they look just like real tattoos but only last 5 days) is something I will do forever whenever someone asks me to do it for them if my schedule allows it. Regarding the piercing I would also like to state that I

pierce with a responsible frame of mind, much to the despair of some studio owners who just want to make lots of money and do whatever on whoever as long as it’s legal. I’ll advise clients to consider jobs before doing any dramatic facial piercing. This is because I want to make people more beautiful, creating an edge, however I desire to do this without creating a negative impact on the way my client is perceived.


People judge on looks. That is unfair and should not be so, but it is. (I know, I had my hand tattooed in an impulsive moment = not always but sometimes such an obvious body modification is a hinder when it comes to making first impressions). Therefore esp. if you seem young and at the start of your career ladder: expect me to ask a few questions. It’s not being nosy, it’s being concerned. I believe life is tough, and I don’t believe in making it even harder. Appreciate my concern. This plays a small part in why I am changing career: I feel the body mod industry is often irresponsible. An 18 year old is able to do whatever he/she wants to his/ her body, but I believe that very -in your face - & permanent body modifications (= like tattoos) should be done only when someone is very secure in their career. But that’s just me. Life is difficult, I don’t want to feel responsible for making it even harder for someone. Anyhow, at present I work 2-3 days a week in a tattoo & piercing studio on an appointment only basis and I work an equal number of days in the field of addiction recovery. And often I’ll be painting bodies with temporary tattoos at the weekend. If you consider I’m also a mum to a gorgeous 8 year old boy, you can see I’m quite a busy bee. www.facebook.com/needleboutique www.twitter.com/needleboutique w w w. n e e d l e b o u t i q u e . c o . u k


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