Whatever happened to babyJane? Photography: ANTONIO GUZZARDO Stylist: VALERIA GAETANO Hair Stylist: VINCENZO PANICO MakeUp Artist: MADDALENA BRANDO Set designers: LUCIO DUCA & VALERIO VERDECCHIA Artwork: MARCO RÃ‰A Assistant Hair Stylist: ROBERTA BAFFI Models: MARYANA@INDEPENDENT & DZJAMILYA@NOLOGO
2 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
BUSTIER & TROUSERS: CECILIA SERTORI SWEATSHIRT: ADIDAS SHOES: FLAVIA CAVASINO MINI DRESS: PICCIONE.PICCIONE HAT: CECILIA SERTORI SANDAL: FLAVIA CAVASINO
CLOAK: ILARIA DE FELICE JEANS: MARCO BOLOGNA SHOES: FLAMINIA ROSSI SHIRT & EARRINGS: PICCIONE.PICCIONE TROUSERS: LUDOVICA SERRA SHOES: FLAMINIA ROSSI
BOMBER: FLAVIA CAVASINO MINI SKIRT: PICCIONE.PICCIONE LONG DRESS: LUDOVICA SERRA SANDALS: FLAVIA CAVASINO
FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 5
Room 610 Derek Reed, NY
Itâ€™s Bright and Heaven is Hot Ben C.K.
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Antonio GuzzardooNIO
Where Dreams Take You Darren Nana
The Wayfarer Glenn Varona
Bioluminencence Cheng Han
Sixth Element Tatyana Mertsalova
78-83 Spitfire Michelle Agurto
64-69 Donâ€™t Be Gel! Ruth Rose
COVER SHOT TEAM: Photography: Antonio Guzzardo Stylist: Valeria Gaetano Hair Stylist: Vincenzo Panico MakeUp Artist: Maddalena Brando Set designers: Lucio Duca & Valerio Verdecchia Artwork: Marco RĂŠa Assistant Hair Stylist: Roberta Baffi Models: Maryana @Independent & Dzjamilya@NoLogo
12-15 Magdalena Bieth: Publisher, Editor-in-Chief & Fashion Photographer | Carmen Obied: Features Editor, Professional Model & Creative Writer | Christina Rosso: Wellbeing Editor & Yoga Instructor & Nutritionist | Steven Lopez: Travel Editor & Archaeologist | Printed by GG Designs www.ggdesigns.co.uk | Facebook @fashionshiftmagazine Instagram @fshiftmagazine | Twitter @fshiftmagazine | Website www.fashionshiftmagazine.com Email: email@example.com | Advertise with us: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: United Kingdom
TOP: FLAMINIA ROSSI SKIRT: MARCO BOLOGNA SHOES: FRANCESCA NORI
8 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
BODY: FLAMINIA ROSSI SALOPETTE CECILIA SERTORI SANDALS: FLAVIA CAVASINO
MINI DRESS: LUDOVICA SERRA SHOES: VALERIA GRUSSU
DRESS: MARCO BOLOGNA PINK BOMBER: ILARIA DE FELICE SHOES: FLAVIA CAVASINO JACKET: VALERIA GRUSSU TROUSERS: ELLESSE SHOES: FLAVIA CAVASINO
WORDS | HANNA PUMFREY www.florandcesta.com
Zero Waste Kitchen: easy ways to reduce your food waste London has long been hailed as one of the most diverse and exciting cities in the world when it comes to food and us Londoners sure do love our nosh. But do we follow mother’s advice and clear everything on our plates, or rather our fridges? Or does a large percentage of our weekly shop end up in the bin? Yes, we’re all guilty for doing a shop and then being enticed into after work drinks and dinner, fully knowing we have a fridge full of food about to go out of date at home. Food waste has become a hot topic over the last few years, both for those trying to save money and those trying to save the planet. Instagram is now full of ‘zero wasters’ sharing their apparently zero waste lifestyle with us. Yet, despite this increase in awareness the amount of edible food we bin in the UK each year continues to rise; currently sitting at 7.3 million tonnes. When we waste food, it is not only the end product that goes to waste, so does everything it takes to get that food into our fridges; the water, the land, the money. Possibly the most astonishing fact of all; 24% of global agricultural freshwater is used to grow food that is never eaten. What’s more if global food waste was a country, it would have the largest carbon footprint after the US and China. Many respected sources now believe that, as our climate continues to change, the next world war will be fought over water. If that’s not motivation enough to cut down your food waste I don’t know what is. But we’re busy, and we don’t want to miss out on a spontaneous few wines and dinner with the pals at that great little pop-up in Soho. And why should we!
The clever people at Santa Barbara-based start-up Apeel Sciences say that they have invented edible coatings that can extend a fruit or vegetable’s shelf life by as much as five times. That means, if you spray it on a strawberry that’s starting to look past its best it will last about a week longer than normal. Made of leftover plant skins and stems from organic produce, the coatings act as barriers that slow down the decay process. To reap these miraculous results two different coatings must be applied to combat the factors that cause decay: 1. Edipeel - keeps water from leaving the produce and oxygen from entering 2. Invisipeel - keeps insects away Pretty amazing stuff! Unfortunately for us these wonder coatings are still being tested and not yet available for purchase, so, until they come to the masses I guess we’ll stick with some more traditional ways of reducing food waste. Our top 5 tips below: 1. SHOP MINDFULLY The weekly shop. Always seems like a good idea; plan your meals for the week, make resolutions to eat healthy and stay home every evening to save your hard earned cash. It never happens does it and that thinking can be unnecessarily wasteful. Shop for the food you need for the day; not only does this mean the food you eat is fresher, it saves food sitting around and spoiling. Shopping mindfully and in small quantities saves both money and the excessive paper and plastic of family-sized packaging.
2. USE AND RE-USE There are many parts of vegetables that we typically do not use; for example, those that grow in the ground have leafy shoots growing above ground that have great nutritional value. Purchase your veg with these shoots on and use them in other recipes such as smoothies and soups for a nutrient boost. You can also use inedible vegetable scraps, like stems, to make stocks. And if you’re a lucky city dweller with some green space, use your scraps to grow new plants. Pineapples, garlic, potatoes, and other plants can regenerate with little effort. 3. COMPOST We know it’s likely you don’t have a garden but we do know that often grocers, restaurants, city farms or community gardens accept your leftovers to create healthy soil for new food. Community composting is one of the most sustainable ways of managing food waste. Once you’ve found somewhere, store your waste vegetables and fruit in bags in the freezers and once you’ve accumulated a good stash take it down. 4. ADOPT A PLANT-BASED DIET We hear a lot of propaganda around the need for humans to eat meat a certain amount of times per week to get enough protein but, the truth is, humans are not biologically designed like carnivores. Humans who eat animal products don’t generally eat all parts of the animal and the remaining bits often get wasted. In fact, we can get all the nutrients we need from a balanced plant based diet and reduce our waste output significantly. 5. GET CREATIVE If leftovers remain then we say get creative and concoct an original recipe to use them in. It’s amazing the tasty meals that can be created from seemingly unusable ingredients. For more ideas on how to use waste produce check out nibs.etc; founded by 23 year old Chloe Stewart this blog will cover all of your food waste recipe inspiration needs.
Hanna Pumfrey is a digital marketing manager with a passion for sustainable living. She is a green- living city girl who practices yoga and minimalism daily. She loves to write and is the founder of www.florandcesta.com, sustainable lifestyle platform for the conscious city dweller. FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 11
Bikini: Tinned Bananas Jacket: Adidas Socks: Pringle of Scotland Sneakers: Lacoste
12 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Donâ€™t be Gel! PHOTOGRAPHY//RUTH ROSE MODEL//GEORGIA SALAMAT @NEVS STYLING//CAITLIN JONES HAIR & MAKEUP//EMILY JANE WILLIAMS
Opposite: Top: The Kooples Sport Denim shorts: Levis Jeans: Acne Studios Shoes: Jimmy Choo Bikini: Tinned Bananas Jacket: Adidas Socks: Pringle of Scotland Sneakers: Lacoste
FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 15
Magic Malas: Jewellery to Unleash your Inner Magic By Carmen Obied, Features Editor www.magicmalas.co.uk | IG: magic_malas | FB: @magicmalas
YOGA: An Antidote for Modern-Day Living Since she was 14 years old, Sarah has been spiritually aware, but it wasn’t until 10 years ago that she made a conscious decision to devote herself to spiritual practices, using yoga as “the perfect antidote to modern day living”. She shares her belief that by steering away from the pressures of external materials, relationships and status, instead “yoga asks us to redirect our awareness inside of ourselves. And this is radical – as I’ve progressed in my journey, I’ve come to experience a deeper guiding presence within me and a greater sense of peace and self-acceptance. It’s because of this that I’m doing what I’m doing; teaching yoga and creating tools of transformation”.
MAGIC MALAS: From Archaeology to Yoga In today’s way of life we are often caught in between life’s rush, struggling for direction and in need of inspiration to spark change. For many, yoga has been a fundamental element in this awakening. Fashion Shift Magazine had the pleasure of gaining a glimpse into Dr. Sarah Coxon’s intriguing life journey from an archaeologist turned yoga-teacher and jewellery-designer. After years of researching, digging and uncovering the ancient world, Sarah’s life reached a turning point. Veering into a road less travelled, she followed her intuition from what started as a whisper and then became her true calling. In many ways, archaeology helped shape the way she teaches yoga. Never losing sight of that initial sense of wonder towards life, learning from the stories of the past and being constantly driven by the thrill of facilitating people’s transformative journeys. Her approach shows that people can embody different things and still find a focus. As Sarah expresses, society’s expectations and labelling tendencies can be challenging throughout such journeys, where “it can be so hard to follow your heart’s calling... But there comes a time when you grow tired of letting fear dictate your life… when you believe wholeheartedly in what you’re doing, it’s infectious and people tend to also be on board”.
16 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Dr. Sarah Coxon
PHILIPPINES: Living without urgency It was while living and teaching yoga in the tropical islands of the Philippines for a year that the concept of Magic Malas first emerged - consciously-handcrafted natural gemstone jewellery, “sourced and created to empower you on your journey”. Through Sarah’s eyes the Philippines was a magical place that taught her the importance of community and being in nature. It was a place where you could escape life’s rush, “there was never any sense of urgency – such a beautiful way to live”. Her journey has since then transported her to Portugal, where she feels she is having that similar experience.
Lifestyle GEMSTONES: Empowering Transformation Yoga inspired jewellery merges traditional symbols and gemstones to form a deeper, empowering connection to the spiritual world and our inner self. But how can we draw a link between certain gemstones and the ‘magic mantra’ they are associated with? According to Sarah, “Gemstones are the embodiment of transformation – they are formed under intense conditions such as heat or pressure and show us that change is not only possible, but inevitable. Mystics have been working with crystals for centuries, and over time have decoded their energies and meanings”. With over 10 years of experience working with crystals, these magic mantras are informed by that acquired knowledge together with Sarah’s intuitive flow, unlocking her potential to grow and transform, “Gemstones and malas are empowering because they work as reminders of our true potential. Setting an intention is the first step towards transformation”.
PACHAMAMA: Re-connecting with Nature
ADVICE: It lies within you
Sometimes we just need to escape the pressures of life’s sense of urgency and expectations… to spark our creative imagination… or to simply seek some peace of mind. To re-connect with life’s balance, Sarah finds solace in Nature, “The forest. The ocean. Lakes. Rivers. It is so important to find that connection. You begin to realise that we are all part of something much greater than just our individual selves”. Both archaeology and yoga have taken Sarah around the world, further fueling her passion for travelling, experiencing cultures and being immersed in nature. Where to next? Currently she is living in Portugal, to which she adds that “for now, my heart is here. But I do feel an irresistible pull to go back to South America – I feel a strong connection with Pachamama [Mother Earth] and would like to explore that within Andean culture when the time is right”.
Yoga can be a guiding force for people going through life uncertainties and anxieties. Like an intuitive compass, it can drive them to move forward, pursue their passions and find balance in life’s ever-changing flow. Sarah’s message to other curious soul-searchers: “Surround yourself with the inspiring stories of others. Read biographies. Watch documentaries. Ride on their courage and every once in a while, take a few moments out of your day to go within and know that
everything you read is already within you”.
FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 17
Earrings: MANGO Necklace and bracelet: INMACULADA VERGARA Dress: BERSHKA Bag: STRADIVARIUS Opposite: Blouse, earrings, necklace and bag: MANGO Pants: RAFAEL URQUIZAR
Photography & Retouching: CHRISTIAN REY Stylist: ALEJANDRO NÚÑEZ Model: VASILISA PAPAYLO Makeup Artist: MIRELA BALGIU
18 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
20 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Swimsuit: TOMMY HILFIGER Earrings, bracelet and ring: INMACULADA VERGARA Pants: ZARA Shoes BERSHKA
FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 13
Turban and Dress: ZARA Earrings, necklace and bracelet: INMACULADA VERGARA Bikini: BANANA MOON Shoes: STRADIVARIUS Turban and belt: STRADIVARIUS Dress: JAVIER MOJARRO Swimsuit: BERSHKA Ring: INMACULADA VERGARA
Blouse, earrings, necklace and bag: MANGO Pants: RAFAEL URQUIZAR Dress and belts: MASSIMO DUTTI Earrings: INMACULADA VERGARA Bag: ZARA Shoes: STRADIVARIUS
Fashion Daryna Cherkasova @darynadash Bra and Suspender Belt: Loveday London Pants: Betsey Johnson Earrings: Camille Jewelry Rings: Bonheur Jewelry Colleen McCabe @mccabeco Black Sheer Chemise: Rya Collection Bracelet: Camille Jewelry
Room 610 Photographer // Derek Reed Stylist // Roselda Debora Hair Stylist // Christian Ulate Makeup Artist // Zuleika Viera Manicurists // Tee Hundley & Adriana Andaluz Assistant // Laura Thompson Model // Daryna Cherkasova from RED NYC Model // Colleen McCabe from RED NYC Shot on Location at The Smyth // A Thompson Hotel in New York City
FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 25
Bra: Colette & Sebastian Suspender Belt: Colette & Sebastian
Bra: Colette & Sebastian Thong: Colette & Sebastian Suspender Belt: Colette & Sebastian Bracelet: Camille Jewelry Necklace: Bonheur Jewelry FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 27
28 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Colleen McCabe @mccabeco Bra: Colette & Sebastian Harness Bodysuit: Colette & Sebastian Hosiery: Wolford
Daryna Cherkasova @darynadash Bra: Colette & Sebastian Body Suit: Hauty Hosiery: Wolford Choker: Bijoux Indiscreet
30 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Bra: Colette & Sebastian Bikini Bottom: Colette & Sebastian Hosiery: Wolford Kimono Wrap: Rya Collection Bracelet: Camille Jewelry Necklace: Bonheur Jewelry Rings: Bonheur Jewelry
Colleen McCabe @mccabeco Body Suit: Hauty Tights: Wade & Belle Belt: Vintage Dolls Earrings: Bonheur Jewelry Hat & Mask: New York Costumes
Daryna Cherkasova @darynadash Gown: Loveday London Rings: Bonheur Jewelry Shoes: Jimmy Choo
FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 51
34 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
36 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Photographer: Ceres (Diaja) www.Diaja.com Model: Naomi Van Makeup Artist: Daurisa Tessier Website: Daurisatessier.com Retoucher: Konstantin Georgoulis
38 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Swimsuit: Filles Ã papa Opposite: Swimsuit: Ledah Top: Ledah
40 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
It’s Bright and Heaven is Hot Photography & Art-Direction: BEN C.K. Stylist: LOLA ATTAH FOR LEDAH Makeup Artist: THRECIA JOY Hair Stylist: JOHANNE APPOLÉUS FOR MIIRAGE STUDIO & SPA Model: ELI @FOLIO MONTREAL
Top: MPG (Mondetta performance gear) Shorts: Reebok Visor: Forever 21
Visor: Forever 21 Swimsuit: Ledah
Swimsuit: Ledah Opposite: Top: Nike Shorts: Reebok Cap: Nike
44 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Jacket & Dress: ANDREW GN 56 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE www.andrewgn.com
Where Dreams Take You Photography & Set Design: Darren Nana www.darrennana.com Model: Rachel Lim @Upfront Models - Singapore Hair Stylist: Jesus Oliver www.jesusoliver.com Makeup: Ximena S.Erre Stylist: Amii McIntosh www.amiimcintosh.com Location: London, England
Dress: THURLEY www.thurley.com.au Shoes: GUISEPPE ZANOTTI www.giuseppezanottidesign.com/uk Necklace: BUTLER & WILSON www.butlerandwilson.co.uk Layered rings: Stylistâ€™s own Cage ring: GAELLE KHOURI www.gaellekhouri.com
48 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Dress: ANDREW GN www.andrewgn.com Bracelet: GILDED LAB www.gildedlab.com
Pink shirt: CARAMEL Embellished dress: ROCKY STAR www.rockystarworld.com Headpiece:Â BUTLER & WILSON www.butlerandwilson.co.uk
50 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Dress: ELISABETH FRANCHI www.elisabettafranchi.com/uk_en Necklace: HALO & CO www.haloandco.com Bracelet: EDGE OF EMBER www.edgeofember.com
FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 51
Dress: ANDREW GN www.andrewgn.com Bracelet: GILDED LAB www.gildedlab.com
Dress: ORLA KIELY Pink necklace and earrings: BUTLER & WILSON www.butlerandwilson.co.uk Chokers: EVRA THE ART OF EVE www.evratheartofeve.com Headpiece: HALO & CO www.haloandco.com FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 59
54 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Photography: Magdalena Bieth Model: Amy Burton
SkinCare 6 Easy Steps to Glowing Skin WORDS | TATIANA AYNBINDER www.innovativebeauty.co
Regular facials with steam are excellent skin care treatments that promote deep cleansing of pores. They increase circulation to the face while giving that overall glowing complexion. Clogged pores are one of the key contributing factors to acne breakouts, including blackheads, whiteheads, and other certain skin infections. Whether you suffer from acne or have blemish-free skin, one of the best ways to cleanse facial pores is to steam your face. The warm steam causes your face to sweat, which opens the pores and helps soften the surface layer of dead skin cells, releasing dirt and debris that could be trapped in pores and lead to breakouts. Our bodies naturally produce sebum, an oily substance which protects and lubricates the skin, but when it becomes stuck in our follicles, breakouts can occur. Your face softens when you steam it, loosening pores and allowing for extraction of blackheads, etc. from the surface of the skin by releasing them from follicular openings. While this process can help improve mild acne, those who suffer from severe acne or skin conditions like rosacea should consult a doctor before using an at home facial steam. Another benefit of steaming your face is that it triggers blood vessels in the skin to dilate so that more blood can flow into the skin, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the tissue and gives the dewy rosy look. But it’s important not to sabotage yourself by not maintaining a lifestyle that maintains glowing skin. Here are the steps for getting the best results for a clean face:
LEANSING: Cleansing your skin first is necessary to unclog pores. Start with a fresh, clean face. After steaming, it will be easier for you to remove comedones such as blackheads, whiteheads and small pimples. When you steam your face, you open up your pores. If you don’t cleanse first, makeup, sweat, dirt, debris, etc. is more likely to get into your pores, causing clogging which can lead to possible breakouts.
XFOLIATE: Gently exfoliate the skin with a light scrub in small circular motions. Make sure to focus on areas around the nose and forehead (basically the t-zone areas). If certain parts of your face are more oily than others, give those areas an extra bit of gentle scrubbing.
TEAM: After the cleansing process, steaming will cause the skin to soften and allow for pores to open more readily. This process makes it easier to extract impurities such as blackheads and whiteheads. Afterward, while pores are still open, any mask and serum you apply will be better absorbed into the skin, penetrating deeper and removing toxins. Steaming increases circulation in the skin while allowing your body to perspire and release toxins.
ASK: After steaming, a mask or any other topical solution will penetrate the skin deeper, allowing the mask to work more effectively. And if you suffer from acne, a charcoal mask can be a bonus in helping to extract impurities and excess oil from the skin.
OISTURIZE: Moisturizing with the right type of moisturizer as your last step will hydrate your skin. Always remember to apply a broad spectrum SPF (30 and above) sunscreen to protect from UV ray damage.
EALTHY NUTRITION: Healthy diet is a key component in a comprehensive program for maintaining beautiful, glowing skin. Let’s examine how sugar affects your skin. Sugar’s oxidative properties can provoke acne and breakouts. Sugar and foods high on the glycemic index (meaning foods that, once ingested, convert quickly into glucose and cause your body’s insulin levels to elevate) lead to a burst of inflammation that goes throughout your entire body. Foods high in sugar and saturated fats - like white bread, candy, fried foods, ice cream, sodas, and anything else with a main ingredient of sugar - cause spikes in your body’s insulin levels that further exacerbate inflammation. Steep insulin spikes increase the production of skin oils and contribute to the clogging of follicles, which can worsen skin complexion. Instead, choose foods with a lower glycemic index such as vegetables, or foods with natural sugars like fruit and whole grains. And don’t forget high fiber foods like whole grains; they help prevent acne by decreasing insulin spikes, which can lead to inflammation. These are just a few of the healthier foods that won’t cause those high spikes of insulin production in your body. And look at the Glycemic Index for different foods. You might be surprised at the positive effects of these healthy choices on your complexion.
TATIANA AYNBINDER has over 15 years experience working in high-end Beverly Hills and Los Angeles skin care and dermatology businesses alongside some of the most expert cosmetic dermatologists and plastic surgeons in the field. She has advised A-list celebrity clients in solving all manners of skin care needs. She is currently working in business development and consulting for physicians and medical start-ups in Los Angeles. Tatiana is also a contributing writer for Forbes, the Huffington Post, Medical Daily and Apple News. She is a graduate of UCLA, loves yoga, and believes in the mind-body connection. Through enhancing people’s natural physical beauty, it can empower them to feel their most beautiful and confident. Tatiana’s latest updates on health and beauty can be found on www.innovativebeauty.co
Blouse, skirt THE ROBE Moscow 56 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
P A S T E L D R E A M Photographer // Yana Lapkina www.yana-lapkina.com MUAH // Artist Damian Cheban Stylist // Anastasia Solonovich Hair Stylist // Anton Krasii Model // Alena Romanenko @Avant MA
58 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Corset dress THE ROBE Moscow
Bomber, skirt THE ROBE Moscow Silk Tshirt THE ROBE Moscow
Pink silk suit THE ROBE Moscow
Spitfire Photography and Retouching: Michelle Agurto Models: Amanda Trujillo & Tiffany Oñate MUA and Hair stylist: Rafaella De Campos Clothing: Ropa Gallardo Fashion Styling: Michelle Agurto Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador All clothing and accessories by Ropa Gallardo
65 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
66 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Dress: Ricky Lindsay Couture
68 76 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Secret Garden Photography & Retouching: GESCHE A. RINGER Hair&Make-Up: URNAA UUNII Model: BE NA LÃ–SCH Dresses: ESTHER HOFMANN Harnesses: GOOD NIGHT MEDUSA
70 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
74 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Wellbeing 10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Next Yoga Class Yoga is known to be one of the best ways to decrease stress while stimulating different areas of the body. Yoga is a delicate balance between strength and flexibility, meant to connect the mind, body and breath. It is important to master the basics and create a solid foundation in order to advance to the next level. Just as you wouldnâ€™t try to squat 300 lbs during your first session at the gym, or try to do the splits during your first time in a gymnastics class, yoga should be treated in a similar fashion.
Since becoming a Yoga Instructor, it has become clear to me that there is a lack of awareness regarding safe teaching and practices. With photos of beautiful backbends and inversions posted all over social media, the idea of yogaâ€™s purpose has been skewed. It is great to set high goals, but it is more important to have a strong and safe practice before attempting anything too advanced. Here are 10 ways how to help you get the most out of your next yoga practice: 1. WARM UP: Always start with a 10-15 minute warm up before beginning a yoga session. Choose dynamic stretches starting from the neck down through the back, shoulders, hips, wrists and ankles. Follow up these stretches with a few sun salutations and your body will be fully prepared to take on your session ahead. 2. CREATE BODY AWARENESS: Once the instructor has demonstrated a pose during class, focus on your own body and breath rather than looking at anyone else in the class. The more self-aware you become, the more you will feel and benefit from each pose. 3. USE A MIRROR: If you are practicing yoga at home or at the studio, checking yourself in the mirror is a great way to see how your body aligns in each asana. If the studio has a mirror, try to get a spot in front of the class. If you are too shy, choose an area where you can still see yourself clearly. This will allow you to make your own adjustments throughout the session. 4. TAKE SOME PHOTOS OR VIDEOS: To get a different perspective on your alignment, have a friend or family member snap photos or videos of you during your home practice. You can also set up a camera or phone and take a video of yourself to review when you are done. This is such a great way to see movements and habits that you may not be able to catch while using a mirror! 76 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
5. ALIGN YOURSELF: Many yoga poses align the body at 90 degree or 45 degree angles. Use the borders of your mat to help you visualize those angles so that you can better align yourself in each pose. You can also purchase a mat with printed lines and grids intended specifically to help with alignment and body placement. 6. GET FAMILIAR WITH PROPS: Props can be your best friends during a yoga practice if you know how you use them. Straps are great for forward folds or leg lifts. Blocks are great for forward bends, side bends, and arm balances. Cushions are great for support and edges are great for wrists and seated poses. Research how to use them or ask your instructor before class. I promise this will make a huge different in the way you practice yoga. 7. RESPECT YOUR LIMITS: Often times during a yoga class, the instructor will give options for more difficult variations of a pose. Although these variations are available, as a beginner, it is best to stay in the easier variation and maximize all of the benefits that it has to offer. If you are struggling during a class, never push yourself too far as it could lead to a potential injury. Once you can perform a posture with proper alignment, try a more difficult variation when you feel your body is prepared for the next step. 8. STUDY ALIGNMENT: If you are passionate about advancing your yoga practice, the best thing to do is research how each pose is supposed to be performed. If this is not attainable for you, research easier variations of the pose, or modifications for sensitive and inflexible areas. Instagram’s @yogaalignment is a great tool for learning more about alignment, modifications and variations. 9. GET A QUALIFIED SPOTTER: When attempting a balancing pose for the first time, have a yoga instructor direct you into and out of the pose while spotting you in case you fall. It’s great to have someone to help ensure your safety if you are putting yourself at risk- especially any poses involving the neck. Once you have succeeded a few times with a spotter, you can use a wall to help support you until you are ready to practice on your own. 10. ENJOY SHAVASANA: Even if you have to leave class early, always rest for a minimum of 3 minutes in Shavasana. This pose allows your body to take in all of the amazing benefits from the practice you have done. A yoga practice is never complete without Shavasana! Now that you know how to get the most out of your yoga practice, try to enjoy your yoga journey. Although it is easier said than done, try to enjoy wherever you are in your practice at this time. Anyone at any age, with any level of flexibility and strength can practice yoga! The more regularly you practice yoga, the more significant improvements you will notice in your body and mind.
For more yoga tutorials and instructionals visit Instagram’s @yogawithkalyani and @yogaalignment or check out www.alignmentforyoga.com
CHRISTINA ROSSO is a Yoga Instructor, Holistic Nutritionist and Bio-Energetic Practitioner currently traveling the world. She specializes in helping her clients creating a positive, healthy and harmonious lifestyle. As a Holistic Wellness Consultant, she understands that the foundation of health begins with homeostasis and energetic balance of mind, body and spirit. Christina believes that with the proper guidance we can all achieve optimal health.
78 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Bioluminescence PHOTOGRAPHER // Cheng Han www.cheng-han.com MODEL // Carmen Obied www.carmenobied.com MAKEUP ARTIST // Joanna Harley www.joannaharley.com CREATIVE DIRECTION // Eileen Lee UNDERWATER ASSISTANCE // Steven Lopez www.steven-lopez.com
80 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
82 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Photography & Editing: TATIANA MINELLI Model: MILANA VAKARCHUK Stylist/Art Director: MARINA VAKARCHUK Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: MARGHERITA CESARANO Assistant: MARCO BAZZUCCHI & OMAR PAVANELLI
84 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 89
92 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
The Wayfarer Photographer: Glenn Varona @glennvaronaphotographer Model: Shelby @Finesse Models Australia @finesse_models_australia Creative Director: Jayne Michellane @jaynemichellane Editorial Stylist: Amelie Verbeux @lapagerumeur_ Hairstylist: Anna Plumb @sugar_plumb_bowtique Make-Up Artist: Samara Colley @samaracolleymakeup Assistant: Michelle McEvoy Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Skirt: Spell Jewellery: Amelie
Bikini bottom: Tiger Lily Bikini top: Oâ€™Neill Vest: Spell Jewellery: Amelie
FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 95
Dress: Fever Opposite: Skirt: Review Bikini top: Tiger Lily Vest: Saba Jewellery, head piece and sandals: Amelie
96 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 93
Opposite: Bikini: Tiger Lily Tribal necklace: Spell and the Gypsy Collective This page: Skirt: Spell Jewellery: Amelie
98 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Sixth Element Photographer | Tatyana Mertsalova Model | Ksenia Gayvoronskaya @DNK Models Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist | Violetta Zueva Stylist | Arina Pavlikova
100 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
102 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Body: stylistâ€™s own Coat: YANAKISS Socks: YANAKISS
Dress: Sasha Kirilova Coat: YANAKISS Cap: MONKI Belt: Stylistâ€™s own Ribbon belt: Sasha Kirilova
Body: property stylist Socks: YANAKISS
106 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Hat: Arina Pavlikova
TheDragonfly Photography // Magdalena bieth www.magdalenabieth.co.uk Model // Carmen Obied www.carmenobied.com
FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 109
110 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 111
112 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE
Ride Photography: GAVIN CHAPMAN Hair Stylist &Makeup Artist: SARA FAGAN Models: BRIDGE MODELS & EVE AND ZUZANNA
Cap and jacket: Asos Jacket: Zara
FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 115
Cap: Asos Jacket: Zara
FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 117
Cap & Jacket: Asos
Cosmetic Brushes / Cozzette Skin / Embryolisse Color corrector / Marc Jacobs, Sephora Collection Foundation / Mehron, Kevyn Aucoin Setting powder / Kett Cosmetics Highlighter / Mac Cosmetics, Estee Edit by Estee Lauder Brows / Benefit Cosmetics, Senna Cosmetics Blush / Mehron Contour / Viseart Eyes / Cozzette Lips / Cozzette eyeshadows Finishing spray / Makeup For Ever Mist&Fix
NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY Words & Photography | Steven Lopez
“Oh Snap!Adventures” INTRO Whether you’re traveling or not, often times some of the most spectacular scenery you come across is at night. In this post, I’m going to share some insight into how I approach night photography and show you guys a few shots that I’ve taken throughout my travels. When you nail a nice night shot, it’s extremely rewarding and often makes for a much more vivid memory of the situation later on down the line. I would not dare to call myself an expert on this subject, but I would definitely say I’ve got enough experience to show you the ropes so you can start or maybe improve on yours.
CHILEAN STARS One of the coolest pictures I have ever taken of the stars was in the Atacama Desert in Chile. I went on a night tour in the middle of the desert where there was absolutely no light pollution. It was pitch black and freezing! However, the shots I got are pretty sweet, and the experience I had taking the shots was incredible! Check it out - to take long exposure shots like this you will need a tripod. Once I was set up on my tripod, these are the settings I used to capture my shot. I basically opened up the aperture and shutter as much as possible to capture all the light being projected by the stars. I set my ISO to where my photo would still come out decently. If you set it too high, depending on the camera you have, the photo can turn out really grainy. Not good for night shots. You can adjust the White Balance to whatever you want, but if you are shooting in RAW, it doesn’t matter too much as you can adjust that to your preference in photoshop! Here is my shot of the Milky Way, I hope you guys like it!
AUSTRALIA NIGHT I was in Perth, Australia a little while ago for a conference and visiting some family. One night, my wife and I were taken up to a beautiful park that overlooked the city. From this point the views were incredible and pretty colorful too! I had no choice but to whip out my camera and tripod and go for it! I think it worked out pretty well overall. I really like when I can capture moving cars in my shots, because it displays a really cool laser effect that I think is very interesting. Luckily for me, I was able to do that in this picture along with capturing the city! This is definitely one of my favorite city shots. I hope you guys like it.
Lens: 18-55mm Settings: Image Quality: RAW ISO: 1600 (ideally I think it would be better to be at 3400 or 3600, but my camera doesn’t shoot well at those settings) Aperture: 4.6 Shutter Speed: 30 sec (long exposure)
Below are the settings I used to capture this shot: Lens: 18-55mm (usually standard Issue when you buy a camera) Settings: Image Quality: RAW ISO: 800 Aperture: 5.6 Shutter Speed: 25 sec (long exposure) White balance: (it doesn’t matter when you shoot on RAW…it can always be edited.)
Whenever I have a free night, one of my favorite things to do is to find a cool view of multiple freeways that I haven’t seen before and try to capture it! I usually drag my wife along for company so she can pass me my different lenses when I want to switch them out. She’s a trooper. What makes Freeway shots really cool is the traffic. As mentioned above, moving cars under long exposure give off a laser effect that is really fun to play with. If you’ve got the time and the patience, I definitely recommend trying it out. Here is a shot I took of a major freeway crossing in LA not too long ago. Lens: 18-55mm Settings: Image Quality: RAW ISO: 800 Aperture: 5.6 Shutter Speed: 30 sec (long exposure) White balance: (doesn’t matter when you shoot on RAW…it can always be edited.)
Night photography can be really fun and rewarding if you have the patience for it. It can also make you understand and feel a lot more confident about how your camera works. When showing your photos to people I find that they are often most impressed with these kinds of shots because of the effects and colors they display. I highly recommend giving it a shot. Here are a couple more shots that I really like that I’ve taken over the years. Good luck guys.
FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 121
Mario F ioravanti
Mario is a second-year apprentice hairdresser at Blow! Itâ€™s a Hair Thing, Adelaide, South Australia. He has a passion and love for his job like no other and has achieved so much within his first year in the industry. Mario has not only created this collection and has placed as a finalist for Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards Apprentice of the Year 2017. This is one of the most prestigious competitions for the hair industry in Australia and he is greatly honored to be a part of it.
FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE 123
The Story of the Oho Harahe Collection Humility; a word which is greatly forgotten when the world needs it most, my collection was based upon a Japanese tradition called Oho Harahe which is one of the most important and sacred ceremonies of the Shinto religion. It occurs every 30 days of the sixth and 12th month of the year and its purpose is to purify and cleanse the body, mind and soul from pollution, sins and calamities. I believe that this is relevant to not only the world now but can be applied to both your personal and professional lives as well. I chose to use 4 figures representing all classes from histories social hierarchy which are the Geisha (Artesian), a Peasant (Lower Class Citizen), a Samurai (Government official [Middle Class Citizen]) and an Empress (Royalty [First Class Citizen]). I did this to show that no one is above faith and humanity, to reiterate that everyone sins at some point and that it is important to reflect on our past and to forgive ourselves for what we have done wrong.
124 FASHION SHIFT MAGAZINE