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PUBLISHER David Kidd EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jesca Alfano EXECUTIVE EDITOR Jenna Belt BEAUTY Clarissa Burt STYLE GURU Chris Garland OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Toby Bissells Laine Dakin Carsten of DOPAMIN John Hall Iris Hunter Ethan James Pascal Jesser Bjorn Kersten Ashley LeMieux Jamari Lior Matt Martian Gregory Moore Joe Pier Wade Lee Richards Macintosh Smith Kyra Tomko Steven Trujillo Niki Whoeler

ON THE COVER: Rachel Elbin PHOTOGRAPHED BY: Matt Martian

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STYLE STAGE fashion competition SECRET AGENT MAN photo editorial HAPPY BIRTHDAY KENZIE SALOMONSON RUNAWWAY DREAMS photo editorial

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ECEM UZGOR model feature ARCHAIC RECURRENCE photo editorial URBAN MASALA designer collection TRIPOD take me home COMPASSION FOR FASHION event recap

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PHILLY STREET STYLE collaborative COUTURE CUSTOMS/COSTELLO event recap WOMAN OF POWER feature editorial GARRB BLVD. event recap NATURAL BEAUTY photography feature

From the Publisher Now is the time for our contributors to make a decision. With new opportunities and multiple platforms for submission, ask yourself, “Do I submit to the magazine or enter the STYLE Stage fashion competition?” Our regular readers know by now that Fashion Faces is a trade magazine featuring the industry. We publish articles and editorials highlighting; designers, models, modeling agencies, hair design, photographers, wardrobe stylists and MUAs. We now present to you the opportunity to have your work evaluated in competition with other industry professionals in your field, as well as the possibility of being judged by celebrities in your trade. WIN a STYLE Stage prize package including trophy and be featured in our January issue of Fashion Faces magazine. This contest will be a six month event that gives prominence to monthly finalists. Get to know the celebrity judges and prize package info by following our publication. Those who enter and are not selected as a finalist are released to seek print exposure with us. Good luck! Revitalizing our acceptance criteria, the editors would like to encourage new talent to spring into fashion. We are welcoming submissions that cater to concept of different themes including; creative execution of lighting and color, innovative application of make up, editorials capitalizing on swim, street style, setting trends, and outdoor settings for our future month’s issues. Make your statement, share an invigorating project to editor@fashionfacesmag.com

PHOTOGRAPHER/STYLIST: Ethan James Photography http://ethanjamesphotography.com MODEL/STYLIST: Joshua Lee Knight of Vander Models http://vandermodels.com

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choose: ONE FASHION INDUSTRY CATEGORY

submit: UP TO FIVE IMAGES OF YOUR ARTISTICALLY EXECUTED CONCEPTS TO COMPETE MONTHLY FOR A FINALIST POSITION

enter: THE STYLE STAGE COMPETITION, BEGINNING MAY 1st, 2013 *SUBMISSION FEES APPLY ENTRIES TO LIVE SITE ACTIVE (5/01/2013): http://fashionfacesmag.com/stylestage HTTP://FASHIONFACESMAG.COM/STYLESTAGE

ACCEPTING JUNE SUBMISSIONS MAY 1st through MAY 31st An Artistic Talent Competition and Platform for up and coming pros in the Beauty and Fashion industry


During the months May through November, Fashion Faces magazine and STYLE Stage will be partnering to accept submissions for an annual competition, choosing the most outstanding work from each industry category. These Style Stage nominees will have a profile spotlight in the following month‘s issue of Fashion Faces magazine.

In December, category finalist’ premier work will face off for the final round on the Style Stage with Celebrity judges. The six winners will be spotlighted as Fashion Faces’ 2014 monthly covers and featured editorials. These individuals will also receive Style Stage division trophies and prize sponsored packages.


STYLE STAGE CELEBRITY JUDGES Clay Blackmore is one of the most passionate professional photographers in the country today and a true innovator in the world of wedding photography and portraiture. Clay’s style blends the beauty and timelessness of classical portraiture with spontaneity and the appeal of photojournalism. His photographic, business and educational credentials were meticulously developed during his 25-year association with the legendary Monte Zucker as assistant, business partner and co-educator. A celebrity and society favorite, Blackmore’s clients include such luminaries as Larry King, Forest Whitaker, and Jenna Elfman. http://clayblackmore.com

Diana Schmidtke is a Los Angeles-based freelance stylist who specializes in men’s grooming, style, and hair care. Her clients include A-list Hollywood stars such as George Clooney, Robert Pattinson, Alexander Skarsgard, Orlando Bloom, Chris and Liam Hemsworth, Viggo Mortensen, and Matt Damon to name a few. Diana has also collaborated with top hair care lines such as Paul Mitchell and is the author of Shortcuts to a Successful Career as a Hairstylist or Make-Up Artist for the Fashion and Entertainment Industry, a book offering tips and advice for artists interested in breaking into the business. http://dianaschmidtke.com

Clarissa Burt is an award winning media personality, television producer, actress, show host, and top international supermodel with more than 25 years of experience in the modeling and media industries. She was the “Face” worldwide for various cosmetic houses such as Orlane, Dior, Helena Rubenstein and Revlon. Her signature walk has been seen on most major runways, and she has appeared on more than 200 magazine covers including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Fashion Faces. A leading authority on beauty, image and self-esteem, Clarissa is a featured columnist for such international publications as The Huffington Post, Supermodels Unlimited, Runway Magazine, and The LA Fashion Magazine where she is currently an Editor. http://clarissaburt.com

COMPLETE ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM: http://fashionfacesmag.com/stylestage -SELECT INDUSTRY CATREGORY

• MP - MODEL PORTFOLIO • HD - HAIR DESIGN • MUA- MAKE-UP ARTIST

• PH - PHOTOGRAPHY • FD - FASHION DESIGN • WS - WARDROBE STYLING

-UPLOAD 3 TO 5 IMAGES OF YOUR BEST WORK ALONG WITH HEAD-SHOT PHOTO • FILE TYPE: JPEG • 300 DPI, HI-RESOLUTION • LABEL AS: CATEGORY-MONTH_YEAR-FIRST NAME-LAST NAME-IMAGE NUMBER IE: ìMUA-MAY_2013-JANE-DOE-IMAGE1î • DISTASTFUL OR INAPPROPRIATE IMAGES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED • CONTENT SUBMITTED CAN NOT BE PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED -COMPOSE A SHORT (500 WORDS OR LESS) DESCRIPTION OF YOUR INSPIRATION -ENTRY FEE: $50.00 (NON-REFUNDABLE) Each applicant is eligible to enter each industry category twice in one month. All entries must be received by the last day of each month for judging process. If your entry is selected, you will be contacted and announced as a Face-Off challenge winner in the next issue of Fashion Faces magazine. Each finalist can only place in their category once. The Face-Off challenge with other finalists from the same category will compete at the end of the 2013 year. This competition is judged by selected industry professionals and is completely confidential. Each entry will be judged on skill level, technical ability, artistic approach and overall concept. Once your images and payment are submitted you will be sent a confirmation email letting you know that we have received your required information and have officially been entered into the STYLE Stage competition. Thank you for participating, “Good Luck!”


http://shineproject.eventbrite.com theshineproject@gmail.com I believe that all of us possess talents, skills, and abilities that can be used to literally change the world. I believe that stepping out of your comfort zone to do hard things is what gives meaning and happiness to life.

This is what The Shine Project is all about: Going out of your comfort zone to bring light to those who need hope. The Shine Project emulates love, sacrifice, and CHANGE. The Shine Project’s purpose is to inspire you to live the highest quality of life obtainable, and to motivate you to join our efforts in making this world a better place. We have many events set up around the country, and would love for you to get involved! The Shine Scholarship Project is a non-profit that was created by TSP to put our beliefs in action. Its mission is to improve the lives of at-risk teens through service, education, and family involvement. We do service projects with inner city students every other week to teach them the leadership skills that are necessary for them to succeed. The money we raise goes to sending these leaders to college, so they can give back to society. You can read more about how to get involved here...

http://shineproject.com


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PHOTOGRAPHER/STYLIST: Ethan James Photography http://ethanjamesphotography.com MODEL/STYLIST: Joshua Lee Knight of Vander Models http://vandermodels.com

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PHOTOGRAPHER/STYLIST: Ethan James Photography http://ethanjamesphotography.com MODEL/STYLIST: Joshua Lee Knight of Vander Models http://vandermodels.com


by Laine Dakin-Salomonson Kenzie stepped onto the Arizona modeling scene last year (2102), signing with The Agency Arizona in mid summer. Within weeks she walked for the established designers at Phoenix Fashion Week including Mariska, Mabella Chic, Sylvia Bours and Furne One.  A dream come true for any little girl but a daunting debut especially for someone a little shy. Luckily her shyness was tempered by training from The Agency AZ, while the poise and balance gained from almost a decade of martial arts training (2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo) and 4 years of English riding, dressage and showjumping. She is turns Sweet Sixteen this April!   Kenzie is also good in academics equally good in English (AP) and Math, sheís in her 3rd year of French, (sheís been planning for that Paris Runway for a long time, but will learn Italian if it is Milan instead) and wants to be an Engineer, around her modeling career of course!   When asked what her favorite modeling job was, she says, ìIíve enoyed them all, but Iím looking forward to the next oneî (although she loves the Runway). ìEvery job has taught me something. I canít wait for the next challenge. Every person Iíve met... photographers, stylists, MUAís, hairdressers, and all the other models, has been wonderful.


HAIR/MUA: Karen Hall STYLIST: Linda Merisola | http://livingdollshoppe.com MODEL: Kenzie Salomonson | http://theagencyaz.com PHOTOGRAPHER: John Hall | http://johnhallphotography.com

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Matt Martian | http://mattmartian.com

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MUA: Megan Mayes STYLIST: Maya Vita MODEL: Bekkah Herman DRESS: Betsey Johnson (custom) PHOTOGRAPHER: Matt Martian | http://mattmartian.com

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MUA: Megan Mayes STYLIST: Maya Vita MODEL: Bekkah Herman DRESS: Betsey Johnson (custom) PHOTOGRAPHER: Matt Martian | http://mattmartian.com


Ecem Uzgor, a beauty representative of Turkey and internationally known model, has been residing in London while pursuing her fashion and teaching careers. Highly adorned with awards such as - Miss Asia Pacific World in 2012 and Miss Best Talent in the pagents, this well rounded woman works industriously at singing, playing violin, acting and modeling! Ecem comments, “My aims are to work with talented photographers on more fashion photo shoots, in addition to walking upon catwalks!� Her persistence and drive comprise expertise and technique, as Ecem continues to add to her already impressive resume.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Bartosz Och | http://bartoszochphotography.co,uk MODEL: Ecem Uzgor | http://starnow.co.uk/ejemofficial ASSISTANT: Ashton Elli LOCATION: Hyde Park / London


PHOTOGRAPHER: Samuel Quo Vadis | http://samquovadis.com MODEL: Kyra Tomko

HAIR/MUA: Alejandra Thomasson STYLIST: Kyra Tomko WARDROBE: Seductions

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Samuel Quo Vadis | http://samquovadis.com HAIR/MUA: Alejandra Thomasson MODEL/STYLIST: Kyra Tomko WARDROBE: Seductions


PHOTOGRAPHED BY: Macintosh Smith WEBSITE: http:rocthebloc.com

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Patricia Sehar Peerzada creates clothing influenced by traditional sources in Africa, Asia, Native America and Europe. She often uses natural fibers which she hand prints using the ancient art of block printing which she learned studying traditional arts in Pakistan. Controlling the placement, intensity and content of the prints in her limited edition separates and ensembles, makes each piece a wearable art treasure. Concentrating on the drape and fall of the fabric, Sehar flatters the figure of all types of women with her simple unique shapes. Peerzada’s work has been carried in Nordstrom, Toast and Strawberries, Origins, C’Est La Vie, Metamorphosis and many other boutiques. Her lines, Urban Masala and Saharah, have been featured in magazines, books and fashion blogs such as Ebony, Heart and Soul, Washington Post, Dubai Times, Pakistani Glamour, Today’s Black Woman, “Threads of Time: The Fabric of History”, Essence Online, Guyana Fete BHF Network, CIAA Africa and many more. Her work as been worn by Danny Glover, Sweet Honey In The Rock, T’Keyah Crystal Kemah, Aretha Franklin and others.


Urban Masala Offers Metropolitan Style New York Fashion Week represents a melting pot of conceptual fashion ideas shared not only in a country of mixed cultures, but the city itself has profoundly mixed cultural roots. This is why the fashion line Urban Masala is so apropos for metropolitan markets such as New York. Urban Masala, represents the mix of cultures and lifestyles in urban centers across America. There are many cultures that can identify with the eclectic mix of patterns applied to the garments. Much of the line features “one-of-a-kind� elements where the shape repeats but the content changes. The Designer, Sehar Peerzada creates clothing which are designed as ensembles but are sold as separates that can be mixed and matched to the wearer’s taste. This is a design feature that has significant economical benefits as well as aesthetic benefits to the customer.


The line makes for an ideal vacation wardrobe that offers separates which are versatile and easy to layer, mix and match. The Urban Masala collection incorporates handmade, non-seasonal fabrics from around the world; as well as unique shapes of pants, tops, jackets, shawls and dresses --which are easy to fit and comfortable to wear. The line was intentionally created using elastic waists; with few zippers or buttons for sized fitting to be less of a definitive issue. “Urban Masala is a cultural hybrid collection because it brings the ethnic mix to a level where it is wearable, not as costume but as everyday wear. Many people won’t wear ethnic clothing because it’s perceived as a costume. As a form of cultural expression you’re not obligated to wear the complete cultural dress anyway. Because we are in an era where corporate culture is not supportive of cultural dress as everyday wear, people tend to take a little dab of culture and apply it to contemporary dress. This is something I noticed when I sold full mud-cloth coats through Nordstrom some years ago. Mud-cloth was my entree into Nordstrom Department Stores. The coats sold well, so I know that there is a market for cultural hybrid fashions,” Perrzada states. Urban Masala offers women alluring dresses without women being sexually over exposed. Peerzada proudly defines her approach to aesthetic design as being “old school” because she likes ensembles that are matching, as does her customer base. Typically, the younger generation consciously purchase separates; and looks to mix different designer pieces. The Urban Masala fashion line is a new moniker for what Peerzada has always created using hand block printing on non-seasonal fabrics. The line is intended for a broad customer base that identifies with a cultural hybrid approach to achieve a modest metropolitan style.


The first thing you’ll notice about Tripod is that he’s missing a leg. But once you start playing with the 10- month-old Cairn terrier mix, you won’t give that missing leg a second though… Tripod certainly doesn’t.   This scruffy pooch is a combination of affection and frenzy and despite his condition; he can run, play and even go for hikes without a hitch. Not only is he enjoy carrying his favorite squeaky toy around the house and playing with other friendly dogs and cats but he is happy to cozy up close with small kids and is the ultimate family companion.

Tripod is available NOW at the CAMPUS FOR COMPASSION and his adoption fee is $160. This fee includes his neuter surgery and vaccines. For more information call: 602-997-7585 x 1045 and ask for animal ID number A433397. PHOTOGRAPHER: Steven Trujillo of Trudgephoto Photography http://trudgephoto.com WRITTEN BY MODEL: Ricky Watson of The Agency AZ (FAR RIGHT) http://rickyrwatson.com http://theagencyaz.com


Deep in a maze of frustratingly beautiful houses and crisply cut golf courses was myself, in an old Honda Accord, searching for my destination, while lost in the lore of the day. My destination was none other than a fashion show, nestled in the gorgeous labyrinth of the Biltmore residential plaza in Scottsdale, AZ. Once parked, I made my way to the main entrance, dragging along in the sauna of the Sonoran Desert. To refresh my eyes I was met with a front table of attendants from the Humane Society. They welcomed me and showed me the way backstage. Upon arrival I was reunited with many models I had worked with in the past but had not seen in a few moons. A great perspective to have as a model in this industry is that of an honest eye. I get to see how models act and behave backstage. I am able to share meaningful in depth conversations about who they are and experience their character first hand. A few models and I walked out to view the stage before the show began and were awestruck by the turnout. The fashion show, entitled “Compassion for Fashion,” couldn’t have complimented the beauty of its surrounding habitat any more than it did. Even with the 80 degree weather causing sweat outbreaks, and beautiful models glowing backstage I couldn’t have guessed that the show could get any hotter, until we were introduced to dozens of furry friends joining the show in heartwarming fashion. The concept of having beautifully bred dogs and fashion models showcasing sophisticated styles was a unique yet successful blend at first thought. These dogs were under the care of the Humane Society and were specifically chosen for the show to exemplify their peaceful and kind nature towards children and adults. Some of the dogs were overjoyed to be in the presence of so many different people and waited as anxious as the models to walk the stage. As the show began, recorded testimonials were shared by Humane Society staff about their fellow dogs, and there was an emotional surge that was fairly overwhelming, especially while looking into the faces of the dogs that were saved, their smiling, loving faces. I was eager to show my compassion for dogs as I have always been a dog owner and lover for all my young years. I was assigned a lad named Leo, a massive Newfoundland who was infatuated with the scent of women, apparent as he wouldn’t listen to me call him but walked excitedly around sniffing all nearby. I laughed as we already shared something in common. The audience began to erupt as a pair of twin male models striped down to their designer pants in synchronized fashion. Next a lovely lady walked up with her small Chihuahua, and the crowd gasped in adoration. Soon it was our turn to take the stage, and he finally gave me acknowledgement that I was attempting to hold him by sniffing and licking my hand. Just the smallest token of affection well received on my end.

Leo, standing about 3 and a half feet off the ground made his way up the staircase into the light revealing his brown spots on his white fur. I was pleased to see that we were color coordinated. As we were signaled to take the walkway Leo lead me with a strong pull. Once dead center the crowd clapped and cheered as Leo proudly made his way with his chest out more than I could. We stopped three times at the end of the runway for the camera and marveled children desiring to pet the tame giant. On our way back towards the exit Leo made one more quick stop to lick a fan near the stage, an old woman who rose from her table and made her way about ten feet to say hello. After exit we parted ways but Leo left a warm burn within. The collaboration coordinated between My Sisters Closet Boutique and The Humane Society was a wellreceived special event to partake in. I was honored to represent not only my agency but those dogs who were victims of an often crooked society. For me, the bond between dog and man is one that is sometimes stronger than ones shared by two people. Guests of the show were able to visually shop for fine dresses or men’s apparel while being entertained by music, and sentimentally touched by the furry fellows that graced the stage. The m a s t e r f u l bl e n d was a treat to be mixed in with, and ensuing my departure back into the sun kissed desert, I definitely t o o k a piece of sympathy and appreciation for all the people and dogs that were responsible for the show’s success.

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THE HOUSE OF WADE LEE’s first Philly Artist collaborative photo shoot Hair and Makeup Artist, Wade Lee’s passion for the world of beauty is evident in each picture in his portfolio. In November of 2012, pursuing his dream of becoming an editorial hair and makeup artist,  he moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Philadelphia, PA to be closer to New York City. Wade arrived in Phoenix in 2006, fresh out of beauty school. Within two years he had established himself as one of the top hair stylists in Phoenix and opened The House of Wade Lee Hair Salon. His resumé includes being the official hairstylist for the Arizona Broadway Theatre, Numerous published covers and editorials in national fashion magazines, including Fashion-Faces magazine as a regular contributor, Interviews with fashion industry icons such as, Richard Dalton (hairdresser to the late Princess Diana), supermodel Kelly Mittendorf (the face of Prada’s 2011 Fall campaign), and New York fashion icon Patrick McDonald, aka “The Dandy.”


PHOTOGRAPHER: Ryan Powell of R Powell Electography http://flickr.com/photos/electography DESIGNER: Seampoets | http://seampoets.etsy.com JEWELRY/STYLIST: Ivy Dupree Idartluv HAIR/MUA: Wade Lee Richards of The House of Wade Lee http://thehouseofwadelee.com MODELS: Jean Marc & Bran Don

“Moving to the east coast was not an option for me; I knew it was something I had to do to become an editorial hair and makeup artist. I’m no stranger to New York. I have had the pleasure of training at bumble and bumble academy located in the trendy meat packing district and attending Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for the last four seasons. As a teenager, I actually ran away from home in rural Wisconsin and went to New York City with $75 dollars in my pocket. I made it work then, and I’m making it work now. It was scary leaving my established salon business that I worked so hard in building to start fresh in a different city, but I believe my work ethic and portfolio speaks for themselves. I was born to be an artist and create beauty. Now, I’m challenging myself to showcase that on a larger platform.” Wade Lee

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With over 700,000 views on Youtube and thousands of followers on Instagram, Wade knows the importance of social media. Not only did he build his salon business, but also used it network with other artist in a way that promoted and encouraged growth in the fashion scene in Phoenix. He is now using the same skills to jump start his career in New York City.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Ryan Powell of R Powell Electography http://flickr.com/photos/electography DESIGNER: Seampoets | http://seampoets.etsy.com JEWELRY/STYLIST: Ivy Dupree Idartluv HAIR/MUA: Wade Lee Richards of The House of Wade Lee http://thehouseofwadelee.com MODELS: Jean Marc, Bran Don & Cristle Disla


PHOTOGRAPHER: Ryan Powell of R Powell Electography http://flickr.com/photos/electography DESIGNER: Seampoets | http://seampoets.etsy.com JEWELRY/STYLIST: Ivy Dupree Idartluv HAIR/MUA: Wade Lee Richards of The House of Wade Lee

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In celebration of their Grand Opening, Couture Customs hosted a night to remember in Scottsdale, Arizona. While guests sipped on cocktails and mingled with celebrities, pro-athletes and other well known faces from around the country, They were treated to a live performance by international recording artist Mya with a fashion show by Michael Costello, from Project Runway and Project Runway Allstars, featuring his new Couture Fall ’13 Collection titled, “The Socialite”. This high-end runway show benefited MaxLove, an organization dedicated to giving the gift of hope to kids fighting cancer. One of the highly anticipated auction items was a Michael Costello custom dress donated to help raise funds.

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LEAD HAIR: Megan De Haan LEAD MUA: Pooja Mehta JEWELRY: Isaac Jewelers & Cantamessa Jewels MODELS: (L>R) Kate Bland, Bronte Karne, Amy Blackburn & Kelcey Harris | http://janimodeling.com PHOTOGRAPHER: Joe Pier | http://joepier.com FASHION DESIGNERS: Michael & Stephanie Costello | http://michaelcostellocouture.com EVENT: COUTURE CUSTOMS - Showroom Grand Opening in Scottsdale, AZ | http://.ccbyluxor.com

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LEAD HAIR: Megan De Haan LEAD MUA: Pooja Mehta JEWELRY: Isaac Jewelers & Cantamessa Jewels MODELS: (L>R) Kyle Mazade & Aqua Parios | http://theagencyaz.com > Kelcey Harris & Abrianna Coons | http://janimodeling.com PHOTOGRAPHER: Joe Pier | http://joepier.com FASHION DESIGNERS: Michael & Stephanie Costello | http://michaelcostellocouture.com EVENT: COUTURE CUSTOMS - Showroom Grand Opening in Scottsdale, AZ | http://.ccbyluxor.com

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Matt Martian http://mattmartian.com STYLIST: Maya Vita MUA: Megan Mayes MODEL: Rachel Eblin


PHOTOGRAPHER: Matt Martian http://mattmartian.com STYLIST: Maya Vita MUA: Megan Mayes MODEL: Rachel Eblin

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Monarch Theatre Downtown Phoenix was the host location for... DAMAS: GARRB BLVD. A CLASSIC URBAN FASHION SHOW, Saturday, March 16th, 2013. Bringing together street culture and local talent this occasion includes, the city’s talented djs, a hip-hop dance performance, along with a fashion show featuring creative street-wear designers!


DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Abriana Perez PRODUCTION MENTOR: Jesca Alfano

DAMAS clothing brings attention to women’s expression through a confident, colorfully cool personality. This urban style is inspired by classic city street wear, while introducing edgy ready-to-wear apparel to the community. Women who wear this brand embrace femininity with empowerment and “don’t run with the boys, they challenge them!” BRAND: THE DAMAS http://thedamas.com HAIR: Amber Evans & Kim Dale http://acesbarbershop.com MUA: Sina Urias STYLIST: Abrianna Perez MODELS: Alexis Rodriguez, Whitney Nelson & Cristina Palomera

PHOTOGRAPHER: Steven Trujillo of Trudgephoto Photography http://trudgephoto.com


BRAND: ALTIUS WORLD WIDE http://altiusworldwide.com DESIGNER: Sam Levy STYLIST: Jamie Montenegro MODELS: Nico Mawning & Gregory Kuykendall

BRAND: THE FIERCE FEW http://thefiercefew.com DESIGNER: Katrina Garcia HAIR: Audrey Pekala MUA: Bianca Jara STYLIST: Irma Rosario MEDIA: Bobby Culture & Enrique Garcia MODELS: Monique Burney, Jessica Catinella & Chrystal Kral

PHOTOGRAPHER: Steven Trujillo of Trudgephoto Photography http://trudgephoto.com


BRAND: A WOMAN’S TOUCH http://womanstouchapparel.com DESIGNER: Jenesis Laforcarde ASST STYLIST: Andrea Rodriguez HAIR: Amber Evans & Kim Dale http://acesbarbershop.com MUA: Leslie Flores & Brittany Patton MODELS: Nicole Luciano, Tiffany Denise & Ashley Johnson

BOUTIQUE: NOSTRA STYLE HOUSE http://nostrastylehouse.com STYLIST: Angelica Gonzalez ASST STYLIST: Nicole Samaradellis ASST STYLIST: Liliana Gomez HAIR: Priscilla Urrutia MUA: Laura Suarez MODELS: Jacklyn Angel, Erika Hernandez & Cassie Brooks


PHOTOGRAPHER: Gregory Moore http://gregorymoorephotography.com MUA/HAIR/FLOWERS: CJ Jetphukthai MODEL: Sheena Ram


PHOTOGRAPHER: Gregory Moore | http://gregorymoorephotography.com MUA/HAIR/FLOWERS: CJ Jetphukthai MODEL: Amanda Cascella

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The essence of this shoot was the theme of spring time, rebirth, and coming alive. The flower styling is unusual and extreme but is meant to symbolize growth and development. We can see flowers and plants grow and blossom, but its not so easy to see a person develop and bloom. The flowers are meant to represent the potential every girl has to grow and develop into the beauty they were meant to be.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Gregory Moore http://gregorymoorephotography.com MUA/HAIR/FLOWERS: CJ Jetphukthai MODEL: Kelsey Akemi Hogan


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SUN AND ICE photo editorial, Germany BJORN KERSTEN designer feature, Netherlands CHRIS GARLAND style guru, United Kingdom CLEAN MOVES photo editorial, Germany

88 * TOBY BISSELS model feature, Netherlands 96 * JAMARI LIOR photography feature, Germany 30 * PASCAL JESSER photo editorial, Germany

PHOTOGRAPHER: Claudius Holzmann | http://claudius-holzmann.de POST-PRODUCTION: Cream Digital Pictures | http://creampictures.com STYLIST: Claudia Melzer | http://portfolio.com/claudia_melzer HAIR/MUA: Holger Weins at the 21 Agency | http://holgerweins.com MODELS: Dino & Julian of DOPAMIN | http://dopaminmodels.com Mike of Delphoss | http://delphoss.com LOCATION: Tuernich Castle


PHOTOGRAPHED BY: Claudius Holzmann | http://claudius-holzmann.de POST-PRODUCTION: Cream Digital Pictures | http://creampictures.com


STYLIST: Claudia Melzer | http://portfolio.com/claudia_melzer HAIR/MUA: Holger Weins at the 21 Agency | http://holgerweins.com MODELS: Dino & Julian of DOPAMIN | http://dopaminmodels.com and Mike of Delphoss | http://delphoss.com

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STYLIST: Claudia Melzer | http://portfolio.com/claudia_melzer HAIR/MUA: Holger Weins at the 21 Agency | http://holgerweins.com MODELS: Dino & Julian of DOPAMIN | http://dopaminmodels.com Mike of Delphoss | http://delphoss.com


Bjorn Kersten graduated his Fashion & Design training, June 2011. During his studies he participated in the Netherlands program “Xperience,� a talent contest with a grand prize internship at top couturier with Addy van den Krommenacker and was selected as the winner of the program, and did a half year internship. After his studies, Bjorn participated in the RTL Program, Project Catwalk, where he placed into the semi-finals. Once completed, he began his first Project Catwalk collection, inspired by the Eastern and Western culture. The opening of the show Dutch Fashion Meets Marrakech featured this collection. An impression of this collection can be found in his webpage portfolio http://bjornkersten.nl under the heading of Mystic Beauty. The Spring/Summer 2013 Collection is a very feminine, elegant collection in which extensive use is made of floral prints, animal prints and many different colors. The collection consists of evening dresses and cocktail dresses, ideal for Galas and all other special occasions.

WINDS OF COLOR Collection

FASHION DESIGNER: Bjorn Kersten | http://bjornkersten.nl PHOTOGRAPHER: Arrien van Vliet | http://avfoto.nl MUA/STYLIST: Nanette Magnet MODELS: Avalon Chanel Weyzig & Leida Sierevogel


WINDS OF COLOR Collection FASHION DESIGNER: Bjorn Kersten | http:/bjornkersten.nl PHOTOGRAPHER: Arrien van Vliet | http://avfoto.nl MUA/STYLIST: Nanette Magnet MODELS: Avalon Chanel Weyzig & Leida Sierevogel


WINDS OF COLOR Collection FASHION DESIGNER: Bjorn Kersten | http://bjornkersten.nl PHOTOGRAPHER: Arrien van Vliet | http://avfoto.nl MUA/STYLIST: Nanette Magnet MODEL: Avalon Chanel Weyzig


WINDS OF COLOR Collection FASHION DESIGNER: Bjorn Kersten | http:/bjornkersten.nl PHOTOGRAPHER: Arrien Van Vliet | http://avfoto.nl MUA/STYLIST: Nanette Magnet MODELS: Leida Sierevogel

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FASHION FORWARD FASHION DESIGNER: Bjorn Kersten | http:/bjornkersten.nl PHOTOGRAPHER: Christophe Vrankenne | http://christophevrankenne.be

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MUA/HAIR: Olivier Hairdressers & K Make Up MODEL: Danielle Hack


or perhaps constructivist I seem to find myself cast in the role of someone who so often can be relied upon to deliver a ‘zen-like’ spanking, to punish the malaise and mediocrity of the fashion industry! So it is indeed a pleasure to have stumbled across something that is certainly not mediocre, and of which I can find much to say that is good! Many assume, I am sure, that my ‘aesthetic values’ are represented by my own label ‘Pure Mind Clothing’! PM does indeed evoke the purest elements of these values! However, not being by nature a ‘fundamentalist’, I can also appreciate another ‘aesthetic’! Providing it is one! And not the generally shameful third rate ‘retro- centric’ over marketed branding tyranny and ‘emperor’s new clothes-ism’ that the fashion industry has for too long been peddling! Which bring me to an orchid in a sea of effluent, called ‘TSYNDYAMA KROUJILOV’! htttp://tsyndymaonline.com - Tsyndyama comes originally from the far flung reaches of ‘Asian/Russia’, after graduating in Mechanical Engineering from University in Moscow, she moved with her husband to the USA, and is now based in Washington DC. Tsydyama always had a talent for fashion/creating clothes, and had learnt excellent dressmaking skills (much to be recommended) at a very young age! She was therefore not only able to imagine and visualize her ideas, but also to actually make and realize them as a perfectly finished and beautifully cut garment! These early dressmaking, cutting and ‘craftsmanship’ skills, are now reflected totally in the excellence and professionalism of her current design package! A standard of excellence in fact which has now brought her to the attention of a leading Paris fashion house, who are currently finalizing arrangements to manufacture a number of her designs.


It is interesting to note that like the great Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons, Tsyndyama, did not study fashion, but comes from a more ‘scientific engineering’ background, this is perhaps why her work has such an powerfully seductive craftsman like simplicity purity and elegance, when measured against the dogs breakfast of the current fashion industry. It is also extremely commercial and manages to be so, without sacrificing aesthetic values, elegance or good taste! Nor is it in any sense ‘retro-centric’, rather is timeless in both realization and spirit! It is hardly surprising that that Europe, and most certainly Paris, has reacted so enthusiastically to her work, for Her designs have the elegance precision deceptive simplicity and attention to detail, combined with the most beautiful and exclusive materials, that will, I am sure, bring her great success amongst those many elegant European ladies who value beautiful design, style quality and timeless elegance! Indeed just as they have amongst so many of the residents of Washington DC in the Diplomatic Corps, Corporate Execs and soon to be high flying young gunslinger college graduates! It has been an absolute pleasure to discover Tsyndyama’s work, particularly so, for it does not shout at you, or demand, it is not loud flashy or vulgar! It is again, simple beautiful elegant feminine timeless, sensual and sexually enhancing in an entirely none sexist way! For those all those company’s both in retail and manufacturing who are feeling increasingly desperate and lacking in both sales and direction, Tysndyama is someone you should be talking to right away! Having put my ‘zen-spanking stick’ down for a moment, I am feeling slightly flushed with the delicate bloom of ‘far- out- ness’! However! Fear not! For there are enormous numbers of fashion industry buttocks in desperate need of spanking! We know where you are! And we are coming to get ya!

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY: Iris Huber of Anisichtsweiae http://anisichtsweiae.de


PHOTOGRAPHER: Iris Huber of Anisichtsweiae | http://anisichtsweiae.de MODEL: Miriam Moellers of Together Models | http://together-models.de MUA: Necla Vamin | http://neclavamin-visagistin.de


PHOTOGRAPHER: Iris Huber of Anisichtsweiae | http://anisichtsweiae.de MODEL: Miriam Moellers of Together Models | http://together-models.de MUA: Necla Vamin | http://neclavamin-visagistin.de


OBY PHOTOGRAPHER: Jaiwey Nuij | http://jaiweynuij.com

Toby Bissels began his modeling career three years ago after a friend had introduced him to the profession. He contacted an Agency in Holland where he began a dress man course to prepare and educate him as a catwalk model. A native to the Netherlands, Toby has since been signed to other agencies and participated in some astonishing projects. Some assignments include, modeling commercially for Boroqco Haute Couture Jewelry, among other print and advertisement photo shoots, international runway shows, website cameo for Heineken, commercials, and billboards. “It’s really high energy - it’s over before you know it!” says Toby. The end is not near for this model, with many opportunities for publication and exposure already provided, he strives to work on as many projects as possible! With goals to achieve more features internationally, Toby works diligently on his craft, exudes tremendous charm, and remains passionate about the fashion industry. Darling and determined, there is no stopping him!


PHOTOGRAPHER: Jaiwey Nuij | http://jaiweynuij.com


PHOTOGRAPHER: Gunter Broodcoorens | http://studio4.be

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Edo Landwehr | http://edoland.nl

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Jamari Lior | http://jamari-lior.de MODEL: Amelia Sobanska STYLING: Punthip Schramm ASSISTANT: Helmut Willmann


PHOTOGRAPHER: Jamari Lior http://jamari-lior.de MODEL: Sonja Saur ASSISTANT: Udo Strickrodt


PHOTOGRAPHER: Jamari Lior http://jamari-lior.de MODEL: Myra Snรถflinga STYLING: Punthip Schramm


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PHOTOGRAPHER: Pascal Jesser | http://kreativpixel.de MODEL: Gesha M端 MUA: Jacqueline De Leo


PHOTOGRAPHER: Pascal Jesser http://kreativpixel.de MODEL: Gesha M端 & Vania Filipa Melo MUA: Jacqueline De Leo


PHOTOGRAPHER: Pascal Jesser http://kreativpixel.de WORKSHOP: Jamari Lior MODEL: Vania Filipa Melo & Gesha M端 MUA: Isabelle Radtke

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